London New York Toronto Melbourne Sydney Cape Town: Hurst & Blackett Ltd, 1954. First Edition. Cloth. Small 8vo, blue cloth with silver lettering and hangman's noose on spine, archival mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) of a frightened woman's red face, 215,  pages. Very Good + / Very Good. Item #3736
Sydney "Marten" Cumberland (1892 – 1972) was a British journalist, editor, and prolific novelist. He also wrote under the pseudonym, Kevin O'Hara. He specialised in the detective/mystery genre and created the character of Inspector Saturnin Dax, a French policeman.
Very Good Condition overall: tight, unmarked, with slight age-toning to pages. The dust jacket is bright with slight soil and edge wear. Hints of foxing to some pages.