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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.”
  • criminous:

    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.”

    Oct 9, 2012

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