THE MURDER AT CASTLE DEEPING
by W.E. Johns
Published by Latimer House Limited. 1st thus. 1951
Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper. Revised and reset. Blue boards, black title to spine. 152 pages.
Very small amount of fading/browning to edges of covers/spine. Two tiny black marks to spine edge of rear cover. A couple of hinges just starting to crack. Light foxing and an odd mark to contents. Price-cut dustwrapper is edge worn, torn and chipped, 2" tear to base of front fold, some loss of surface to fold above. Rear panel slightly grubby.
Stock no. 1505590
- Worried by the activities of a gang of smugglers of dope and of cosmopolitan crooks, Scotland Yard enlist 'Steeley' Delaroy and 'Tubby' Wilde as special investigators. Their search leads to Castle Deeping, a old moated ruin in Hampshire and the scene of a recent unsolved murder mystery where they are ambushed in the cellars. They escape when the crooks flood the moat but not before they discover the identity of the leader. Steely poses as a crook and is accepted into the gang but he and Tubby must escape again when they are recognised by the Boss. More clashes ensue before the death of the Boss and capture of the remaining members finally breaks up the gang.