RAY ELLIS IN THE GREEN MANDARIN MYSTERY by Grant Malcom [pseudonym]. London: Printed in Great Britain and Published by Curtis Warren Ltd., n.d. . Octavo, cover by Ray Theobald, pictorial wrappers. First edition. The Green Mandarin plans to take over the world and breed a more perfect human race. "Unlike the hackneyed space operas which comprised most of Hughes's work in 1950-1951, THE GREEN MANDARIN MYSTERY is a scientific detective story ... A somewhat clichéd but fast-moving story, superior to anything else that Hughes wrote during this period." - Harbottle and Holland. Reginald 09585. Harbottle and Holland A266. Title leaf stuck to cover near gutter margin by a dribble of errant binder's glue, else a fine copy. Scarce. (#151328).
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