DEAN, Spencer. WINCHELL, Prentice, pseud.].
Title: Murder After a Fashion. A Crime Club Selection. First American Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher:  Doubleday, New York, 1960,
Seller ID: 103978
DEAN, Spencer. [pseudonym of Prentice WINCHELL]. Murder After a Fashion. A Crime Club Selection. Garden City, NY: published for the Crime Club the Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1960. First US Printing. Pp. (12),13-192. 8vo, olive cloth with green lettering to spine, top edge dyed green. Spencer Dean was one of the many pseudonyms used by prolific American novelist Prentice Winchell (b. January 4, 1895; d. February 1976). "As Protection Chief for Amblets -- the Store Superlative -- Don Cadee wasn't blind to the fact that pirating of style fashions could be an even more costly form of larceny than shoplifting. So when the store's high-fashion dress buyer summoned him to her office, he suspected Mrs. Enid Amesbury wanted to work out some pirate-proof protection for the French gowns she was putting on display. But beforehe could plan anything an overplump brunette, armed with camera, razor, an d a great deal of hatred, was discovered hiding among the yet-to-be-shown gowns -- and Cadee had a body to proe there was nothing casual about murder after a fashion." - from the dustjacket. Very good in nicked, price-clipped, lightly spine-spotted dustjacket. 20.00