Murder Begins at Home - Delano Ames 1949 - Hodder & Stoughton, London - First Edition First edition of Ames’ second Dagobert and Jane Brown mystery, scarce in the bright sharp dust jacket illustrated by Nicolson.

The second case of Dagobert Brown and his wife Jane who travel to America, from New York to Detroit ending up in New Mexico...
  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 19.1x13.28cm), pp. 253 [2 (publisher’s ads)] [1]. In publisher’s red cloth, spine and front panel lettered in black. Dust jacket priced ‘8/6 net’ to lower corner of front flap.
  Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket with small band of colour touch up to spine just above publisher's name, also small patch of rubbing and hole to upper portion of spine affecting title lettering.   Ref: 110371   Price: HK$ 1,400