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The Benson Murder Case - SS Van Dine
194 English hardcover later edition published by Ernest Benn in London
A good book without dust jacket
Neat name but no inscriptions or stamps
A bit of wear and page tanning but solid and clean
A Philo Vance mystery
A reading copy
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The Scarab Murder Case - SS Van Dine
c1930 American hardcover later edition, Grosset and Dunlap, new York
A good indeed book sadly minus dust jacket
Small neat name but no inscriptions or stamps
Tight and square, light tan to pages and a few marks to cloth
A Philo Vance story

A solid period readers copys
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The Bishop Murder Case - SS Van Dine
1941 English hardcover later edition, Cassell, London
A VG book tragically missing its dustwrapper
No names, inscriptions or stamps
Tight and square with clean pages and cloth
A Philo Vance mystery, along with Ernest Heath Sergeant of the Homicide Bureau
A tidy example and a fat format book, as the first
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Synopsis
Of all the criminal cases in which Philo Vance participated as an unofficial investigator, the most sinister, the most bizarre, the seemingly most incomprehensible, and certainly the most terrifying, was the one that followed the famous Greene murders.1 The orgy of horror at the old Greene mansion had been brought to its astounding close in December; and after the Christmas holidays Vance had gone to Switzerland for the winter sports. Returning to New York at the end of February he had thrown himself into some literary work he had long had in mind—the uniform translation of the principal fragments of Menander found in the Egyptian papyri during the early years of the present century; and for over a month he had devoted himself sedulously to this thankless task. Whether or not he would have completed the translations, even had his labours not been interrupted,

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