Book Condition: Very Good
Publisher: Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1920.
Illustrator: Illustrated by Nana French Bickford
An edition in very good condition with a pencil signature on the front flyleaf. There is minor staining on the front pages that ends on page 36.
When a young woman is found dead on a London train, Inspector Charles Sand and his assistant, Detective Sergeant Arthur Griffiths, are called to investigate. The woman, who has apparently been murdered, is wearing a wig and a dress that are identical to those worn by a famous opera singer. The singer, whose real name is Christina Rossetti, is in Italy at the time of the woman's death, and her manager, Mr. Wilfred Greatorex, is sure that she is the victim. However, when Sand and Griffiths try to question Rossetti, she claims to have no idea who the woman is. The detectives are forced to look for a second victim, and soon they find one. A woman named Miss Marion Gray is found dead in a similar way, and it is clear that she was murdered to make it look like Rossetti had been the victim. However, the detectives are not able to find any connection between Rossetti and the two women. Finally, they; B & W Drawings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 322 pages.