THE DOCTOR DIED AT DUSK. New York: William Morrow & Co., 1936. Octavo, pp. [1-6] [1-2] 3-303 [304-306: blank], original black cloth, front and spine stamped in light green, top edge stained green. First edition. The author's second mystery novel. Features newspaperman Robin Bishop. "Between 1936 and 1946, Homes published 12 detective and suspense novels set primarily in the valleys and foothills of north-central California. Each is distinguished by clever plotting, semi-hard-boiled realism, fast-paced action, witty and remarkably good dialogue, and some of the finest and most vivid descriptive passages in mystery fiction."- Pederson (ed), St. James Guide To Crime and Mystery Writers (4th ed.), p. 533. A near fine copy in about very good dust jacket with chipping along lower edge and to corners, and rubbing to folds and spine ends. (#127405).