H.C. McNeile was one of the most popular writers in the UK in the interwar period. Most well known for his Bulldog Drummond novels (a jovial pre-cursor to James Bond), McNeile also wrote numerous collections of mystery stories, such as “The Finger of Fate.”
This edition is a fine Grosset & Dunlap c.1929. The title story is one of the best in the collection.
A fantastic book cover. Lee Child did a similar thing with his first Jack Reacher novel “Killing Floor.”