MORE BITTER THAN DEATH. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1963. Octavo, boards. First edition. The author's first book, a mystery novel. Mild age-darkening to text pages, a fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with two tiny closed tears at upper and lower edges of front panel and some mild rubbing to spine ends and along front flap fold. A bright copy of a book which is seldom found in superior condition. (#140508).