Minute for Murder by Nicholas Blake 1st / 1st 1947
First edition and first printing published by The Collins Crime Club in 1947. A very good ++ copy. The wrapper has some minor wear and rubbing to the top of th spine and to one of the corner tips. There is a gentle crease to the bottom of the front panel. The jacket is very complete with no tears or chips. It has been price clipped. The book is very nice with bright red boards and black lettering to the spine. The contents are clean throughout without any ink or foxing marks. A really smart very good ++ example overall.
Nigel Strangeways is seeing out the end of the Second World War at the Ministry for Morale. Surrounded by stories of victory and success, Nigel is itching to return to his life as a private investigator. But he may need to return to that role sooner than he suspects… Nita Prince from his office is rumoured to be having an affair with the married Director, tensions in the office rise when war hero, former co-worker, and beau of Nita, Charles Kennington returns. Long missing and presumed dead, Charles’ return sets the office buzzing with gossip and anxious anticipation. But when Nita is poisoned in plain sight at the celebratory gathering, the excitement quickly turns to suspicion: anyone in that room could be Nita’s killer. Nigel will need to navigate more than just office politics to solve the case.