Title: Death Rides Tandem. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher:  Crime Club; Doubleday, Doran & Company, New York, 1942,
Seller ID: 104859
McCULLY, Walbridge. Death Rides Tandem. [Dj adds: "A mystery novel which demonstrates that a murderer can fool all of the people some of the time"]. New York: published for The Crime Club by Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1942. First Printing. Pp. (10),-270. 8vo, black cloth with green lettering and decoration to spine. "When Kathleen King undertook the job of being Dr. Tremaine's secretary she also became a member of the Tremaine household, where she had a box seat at the silent warfare between Vicky Tremaine, the doctor's daughter, and Marcia, his glamorous second wife. The bone of contention betewen the two ladies was Larry English, a smooth gentleman of uncertain income and large leisure. Marcia's mother, Mrs. Lake, lived close by, so that she too was aware of the combustible situation and was apprehensive lest the doctor himself should realize it. The arrival of Dr. Tremaine'sbrother, who demanded money for an enterprise, brought matters to a head a nd resulted in murder. Kathleen King's observations of the characters and the incidents which led up to violence were valuable to the police and dangerous to the murderer, so that it was only by chance and good fortune that she did not become the second victim." - from the dustjacket. Acquisition note inked discretely to flyleaf, else very good in spine-chipped, corner-trimmed (but not price-clipped) dustjacket. 45.00