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The Dragon Murder Case (A Philo Vance Story) by  S.S Van Dine - First edition. "A" and Scribner icon on copyright page - 1933 - from Hedgehog's Whimsey Books (SKU: Alibris.Mys1520009742)

The Dragon Murder Case (A Philo Vance Story)

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The Dragon Murder Case (A Philo Vance Story)

by Van Dine, S.S

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  • hardcover
  • First
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Very good in good dust jacket. Jacket has edge tears. Some repaired inside w/ clear tape. Light book volume surface blemishing.
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New York.: Charles Scribner's Sons., 1933. First edition. "A" and Scribner icon on copyright page.. Hard cover. Very good in good dust jacket. Jacket has edge tears. Some repaired inside w/ clear tape. Light book volume surface blemishing.. Ophein, Clark (spelling? Cover art).. 1 311 p. Black cloth over boards. Red bold titles w/ borders: spine, front. Colorful jacket art; back cover fascimile crime index card. Six pages Vance series detailed at back. 19 cm. End paper crime map. Fiction death mystery, 7th in series. A man dives into a private swimming pool, and does not rise to the surface. The Dragon Pool was long regarded as home of the "Amangemokdom", devil monster of the Lenape Indians. Its draining the next day is blood-chilling. Detective Philo Vance, dragon lore expert, consults. The tale's ending is thrilling and unexpected w/ the writing tools of action, suspense, atmosphere, characterization, clear-cut development. Bonus background info for this story includes tropical fish, deep sea monsters, mythological lore.

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Bookseller
Hedgehog's Whimsey Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
Alibris.Mys1520009742
Title
The Dragon Murder Case (A Philo Vance Story)
Author
Van Dine, S.S
Illustrator
Ophein, Clark (spelling? Cover art).
Format/binding
Hard cover
Book condition
Used - Very good in good dust jacket. Jacket has edge tears. Some repaired inside w/ clear tape. Light book volume surface blemishing.
Quantity available
1
Edition
First edition. "A" and Scribner icon on copyright page
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Charles Scribner's Sons.
Place of Publication
New York.
Date published
1933
Keywords
tropical fish, deep sea monsters, mythological lore|Fiction death mystery|"Amangemokdom", devil monster of the Lenape Indians|action, suspense, atmosphere, characterization, clear-cut development
Bookseller catalogs
Mysteries;

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About Hedgehog's Whimsey Books

Hedgehog's Whimsey Books was born in a random moment when I decided to become a used books seller. Beginning in 2001, I apprenticed myself with a longtime pro in the next town, hoping to learn her secrets. She encouraged my free help but was wary of sharing all those secrets. Nonetheless, she turned me loose when she felt I would not embarrass her; she was impressed, finding I actually knew something about books and authors and styles. I am still learning, and I am having a good time with the random avalanches of books to be recycled into good homes, one by one. Inventory has mounted: my mother downsized her 7,000-plus library, and we (my Geezer and I) went to library book sales, yard emporiums on weekends, estate dispersals, and added the books my kids left behind, wanting to stock their own shelves anew. Some folks simply tooled down our dirt road and left boxes on our porch. Myself? Well, I am also a photographer, journalist, curious stuff collector, avid reader, writer, editor, small-time publisher, and online pontificator. At Hedgehog Enterprises, I do "Words & Pictures by & for Folks with Prickly Backs, Soft Bellies, & Small Brains", established in 1991. Since I have the smallest brain (by unpopular vote), I am the Head Hedgehog. Do I specialize in particular genres? I thought I did, but my barn has lots of Geezer-built shelves, and we have many interests, so topics vary, as do book conditions and editions. I try to describe such, and sometimes have too much fun as I poke along. There is no charge for the therapy of browsing, folks, so find my sites and stay awhile. If a purchase results, know that the tax collector in Newport, New Hampshire, may get a pleasant surprise. Or, I may buy a few more apple cider donuts or sweet potatoes. No pressure. Hedgehogs do have yearnings. If you should visit by chance or by appointment, enjoy our old New Hampshire farmhouse location alongside the Sugar River and its companion recreation Rail Trail, nearby two historic railroad covered bridges just off Chandlers Mill Road. Feel welcome. -- Lucy G Wells, proprietor.

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