He Wouldn’t Kill Patience - Carter Dickson (John Dickson Carr) 1944 - The Hampton Publishing Company distributed by William Morrow & Company, New York - First Edition A fine first edition of this adventure featuring Sir Henry Merrivale and the Royal Albert Zoological Gardens...   References: Reilly, ’Twentieth-Century Crime and Mystery Writers’ (1980), 269.

‘The master of the ‘Locked Room’ murder mystery, prolific American author John Dickson Carr (1906-77), who also wrote under the names ‘Carter Dickson’, ‘Carr Dickson’, and ‘Roger Fairbairn’, was a highly regarded member of the ‘Golden Age’ sect, his complex, plot-driven stories concentrated on the puzzle of the story rather than the fast-paced tough-guy violence purveyed by his contemporary pulp hacks.’ [BMC]

References: Reilly, ’
Twentieth-Century Crime and Mystery Writers’ (1980), 269. ‘Book and Magazine Collector’, issue 272. Herbert, ‘Whodunnit?’, 68.

Octavo (book size 19.5x13.5cm), pp. [6] 217 [1]. In publisher’s terracotta cloth, spine with brown lettering and small vignette of a hand. Dust jacket priced ‘$2.00’ to upper corner of front panel, and with colour touch-up to spine folds and around the panel edges.
  Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket with light rubbing to front panel and colour touch-up to spine folds and around the panel edges.   Ref: 110384   Price: HK$ 2,500