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Death Has a Past Written By Anita Boutell
1939 UK hardback first edition, first impression published inLondon by Michael Joseph
A VG indeed book in 1st issue 7/6 unclipped dust jacket
Tight square binding, clean cloth, some occasional scattered spotting to text block
No names or stamps etc
The jacket is superb with artwork by Youngman Carter !
No real loss, very light edge rubs and one short closed barely noticeable tear, clean and bright

Foreword - The Confession
It was eleven o'clock, I had had all that I could stand. I got up and went out of the room. I took the revolver from the drawer of the table in the hall. The table with the bowl of flowers for Emily's Week. I went back to the library. She was laughing. . . . I shot her as she sat there in the big chair.

Author Reviews
MILWARD KENNEDY (Sunday Times) wrote:
"An exciting story admirably written ... a brilliant first performance."
DENNIS WHEATLEY (Current Literature) wrote:
"A new mystery writer of enormous promise."
TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT wrote:
"Written with beautiful lucidity—contains a real quality which is too often missing from crime stories."
TORQUEMADA (Observer) wrote :
"She is a most interesting writer and exceptionally of to-day."
RAYMOND POSTGATE (Time and Tide) wrote:
'Most admirably written."

The authors second book, very scarce and a wonderful Youngman carter jacket
A nice example at a bargain price !

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