Poison in the Garden Suburb.

  • Cole, G.D.H and M.
  • London: Published for The Crime Club Ltd. by W. Collins & Co Ltd 1932


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8vo, pp. 128. Original colour-printed card wrappers. Poor-quality paper somewhat toned. Wrappers a little creased and soiled, spine covering partially defective, rear wrapper almost detached with one corner torn away. Ownership inscription of Buchan to title-page.


A scarce and fragile early issue, probably the first in paperback, of G.D.H. and Margaret Cole's 1929 mystery novel. In Collins' distinctive green sixpenny paperback wrappers, it reuses part of the artwork of the jacket of the first edition. This series design was used until 1935, but the title-page credits the Coles as only authors of 'Burglars in Bucks' and 'Dead Man's Watch' from 1930 and 1931 respectively, likely placing it before 1932's 'Death of A Star'.

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