New York: Harper & Brothers, 1927. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo, 387 pages, 4 pages ads; VG; bound in blue cloth, white lettering to spine and front board; mild rubbing to boards; slight age-toning to interior; presumed first printing, with 'C-B' code on copyright page, standing for March, 1927; small ownership name to ffep; shelved case 6. William Hooker Gillette (1853-1937) was an American actor-manager, playwright, and stage-manager in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He is best remembered for portraying Sherlock Holmes on stage and in a 1916 silent film thought to be lost until it was rediscovered in 2014. 1927, The Astounding Crime on Torrington Road was his only mystery novel. [wikipedia];. Dupont.
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