THE MYSTERY OF JAMAICA TERRACE. By Dick Donovan [pseudonym]. London: Chatto & Windus, 1896. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-iii] iv  2-308 -4: ads + 32-page publisher's catalogue dated "March, 1895" inserted at rear, original decorated blue green cloth, front panel stamped in gold and blind, spine panel stamped in gold, white endpapers with floral pattern printed in green, all edges untrimmed. 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. Some foxing to edges of the text block, a very good copy with brighter the usual cover stamping. (#164821).
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