New York: Green Circle Books, 1937. First Edition. 8vo. 255 pp. Red cloth with black lettering in color illustrated dustjacket. Item #21116
Robert Leitfred (1891–1968) American author of pulp fiction. A prolific writer, here is the story of a San Francisco playboy, Ned Anderson, swindled out of his fortune while on a round the world cruise. In his attempt to recover his fortune, and to find his lawyer's secretary who has been kidnapped, Anderson hires Simon Crole, private detective. What follows is a most perplexing mystery in which there is a victim who suffers the same fate — twice! Simon Crole and his small agency pull out all stops to beat the police to the solution of the mystery. A well-knit mystery in hardboiled, staccato style. (Not in Baird and Greenwood).