THE MYSTERY OF JAMAICA TERRACE. By Dick Donovan [pseudonym]. London: Chatto & Windus, 1896. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-iii] iv  2-308, late nineteenth-century three-quarter red leather and marbled boards, spine panel lettered and tooled in gold. First edition. A detective story featuring private detective Howel Walter who investigates the murder by poison of Hester Wilding at number 13 Jamaica Terrace, Hackney. "A mainstream thriller with some macabre touches." - Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 193. Glover and Greene, Victorian Detective Fiction 118. Hubin (1994), p. 240. Armorial bookplate affixed to front paste-down. Text complete, but the two terminal leaves of advertisements are missing. A very good copy. (#148932).
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