Crime out of Mind - Delano Ames 1956 - Hodder &, London - First Edition A fine first edition of Ames’ tenth Dagobert and Jane Brown mystery in the bright sharp dust jacket designed by Jarvis.

The sixth adventure for Dagobert (
She Shall Have Murder) Brown and his wife Jane (née Hamish). This time the travelling duo head off for a “holiday” in the Austrian Tyrol...
  Provenance: Publisher’s copy with their ‘Publisher’s File Copy No. 7999&A.’ stamped to front free endpaper.

Delano Ames (1906-1987) was an American writer of some 20 detective stories, many featuring overseas locations and a husband and wife detective team of amateurs named 'Dagobert and Jane Brown', a later series of Spanish based novels involved a character named Juan Lorca, of the Spanish Civil Guard. Ames moved to England in 1937 and was assigned as a British intelligence officer during World War II. He also worked on anthologies on mythology and as a translator for Larousse in France. His last book was an introduction for a book of photography of Spain in 1971.
He died in Madrid, Spain, in January 1987.

Octavo (book size 19x12.6cm), pp. 190 [1 (publisher’s ad)] [1]. In publisher’s burgundy cloth, spine with black lettering and small vignette of smoking gun. Dust jacket priced ‘10s 6d net’ to lower corner of front flap.
  Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket with light wear along spine ends and upper edge of front panel.   Ref: 110378   Price: HK$ 1,200