Mr. Guelpa

By: Thompson, Vance

Price: $125.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[moderately shelfworn, dust-soiling to page edges, spine slightly turned, one-time owner's signature on ffep; jacket edgeworn, with various tiny tears and nicks, minor paper loss at top of spine, one-inch tear and associated creasing along rear hinge (but folded back into place with no paper loss)]. The second (and final) "Mr. Guelpa" mystery, published a few months after the author's death in June of 1925. In this one, the brilliant French detective comes to America, intending "to meet various authorities in the many different branches of criminology," but (you just knew this) is also dragooned into helping solve a case of insurance fraud which turns out to involve (you knew this, too) some murder as well. Thompson was a literary critic and poet who turned his attention to mystery fiction for the first time with the first Mr. Guelpa book, "The Pointed Tower," published in 1923. (He turned out a couple of additional non-Guelpa novels between that one and this one.) (As of this writing, we also have a copy of "The Pointed Tower" in stock, possibly making ReadInk the only bookseller in the world to offer the entire "Mr. Guelpa" series!)

Title: Mr. Guelpa

Author: Thompson, Vance

Categories: Fiction: Mystery/Detective,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Indianapolis, The Bobbs-Merrill Company: (c.1925)

ISBN Number: NO

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj

Seller ID: 20338

Keywords: Detective Fiction