New York: Frank-Maurice, 1926.
Illustrated by Robert Joyce dj art. First US Edition. Hardcover. Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket. Item #14096
Light tone with random foxing, otherwise light wear; Dust Jacket spine darkened, 1/2" spine chip, chipping to spine head and tail, rub, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover. ; First mystery from English religious writer and headmaster Conrad Arthur Skinner. Allen J Hubin; Crime Fiction IV 1749-2000: A Comprehensive Bibliography; page 1043. English title: The Long Way Around. "On a certain Tuesday in April, Henry Stafford caught, as usual, the 10.05 express from Cambridge to Liverpool Street en route for his Town office. Thereafter his familiar presence vanished without trace and was finally lost to this world of men and affairs. Like Enoch, he was not; though where he walked in Paradise, or how he escaped this sphre of tile and chimneys, his fellows never learned. Yet the effect of his disappearance was long felt in the shattered credit of Victor Castellan, investigator, shattered partly on account of his failure to corner a baffling quarry, partly - but this is to anticipate. Castellan, indeed, admitted it the most intriguing business he had ever tackled, and openly doubted discovering a solution likely to satisfy the open-mouthed curiousity of the community." Uncommon in dust jacket. ; 285 pages.