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The Inconvenient Corpse - E P Fenwick
1943 USA hardcover first edition, Farrar & Rinehart, New York
A VG+ book in VG indeed unclipped dustwrapper
Small neat previous owner bookplate to pastedown, no other names etc
The jacket light minor edgewear, some tanning to rear panel
A nice overall copy with attractive period artwork, not published in the UK
A seemingly innocent reunion of five old friends for a winter vacation in the country turns into a setting for murder in E. P. Fenwick's first mystery, THE INCONVENIENT CORPSE. The crime is preciptated by three unexpected additions to the party— Anna Rose, a beautiful young New York actress, Maggy, who is Girl Friday to the columnist Sebastian, and Sammy, her dog,

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Excerpt
SEBASTIAN was back by noon. She heard the front door close behind him, and his quick step on the stairs, and got up from the bed to open her door. "Any luck?" He shook his head, but said nothing until they were shut up together in her room, where he stood restlessly by the one window, pulling off his outdoor wraps. "I found out what she might have done, but nobody saw her do it. There was a late train last night and another one this morning; if she got a ride to town she might have taken either of them." "How could she have got a ride? That late at night, and in a storm—there wouldn't have been much traffic. Unless she caught a bus out on the highway; there was one at four and one at eight this morning." He looked at her sharply. "Thought I told you to stay up here, Maggy? You might have known I'd cover everything." "I just couldn't. Guilty conscience, I guess." He sat down then, and patted the edge of the bed beside him. "Come here, Maggy. We've got to get this straight

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