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Book Condition: Good+
This book is in Good+ to Very Good- condition and is lacking the dust jacket. Part of the Mystery League series. The book covers have some edge wear, rubbing and beginning fraying to the spine ends and corners. The spine of the book has a noticeable slant. The text pages are generally clean and bright. The previous owner used an ink stamp with purple ink to mark the words "Gray's Camp on the front endpaper, rear endpaper and several places throughout the text. The rear inner hinge has been repaired. "Sydney Horler (18 July 1888 27 October 1954) was a prolific British novelist specialising in thrillers. Born in Leytonstone, Essex, and was educated at Redcliffe School and Colston School in Bristol. His first job was with Western Daily Press and Allied Newspapers in Bristol started in 1905. This lasted until 1911 when he left to become a special writer on the staff of Edward Hulton and Co. In Manchester. He moved to London to work on the Daily Mail and Daily Citizen in Fleet Street, although he also worked in the propaganda section of Air Intelligence towards the end of the First World War. When it ended he joined the editorial staff of George Newnes as a sub editor of the John O'London's Weekly. He didn't see eye to eye with the editor and after a big row in 1919 his employment was terminated."