Miss Hogg and the Dead Dean - Austin Lee (pseud. John Austwick) 1958 - Jonathan Cape, London - First Edition Featuring Miss Hogg, schoolmistress turned private detective.   Austin Lee is the pseudonym of John Austwick (1904-65) an English vicar and author.

Provenance: Former gift inscription to Ethel M. Smith, dated Xmas 1958.

First Edition, with most recent title listed opposite title page ‘
Miss Hogg and the Squash Club Murder’ (1957), verso of title page states ‘First Published 1958’ with no further printings listed.

References: Reilly,
Twentieth-Century Crime and Mystery Writers (1980), 58.

Octavo (book size 19.3x13cm), pp. 191 [1]. In publishers blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, all edges trimmed. Dust jacket priced ‘13s. 6d. net’ to lower corner of front flap, rear flap detached with archival repair.
  Condition: Near fine, light spotting to first and last few pages, which are also affected by a light 3mm line of browning along the top edge of these pages, in very good dust jacket, toning to rear panel, rear flap detached with archival repair and some loss to lower edge.   Ref: 110527   Price: HK$ 600