MURDER, CHOP CHOP, by James Norman - 1942 [1st Ed]
Murder, Chop Chop
by James Norman
Very scarce! Presumed First Edition. New York: William Morrow, 1942.
Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition.
- No gift inscription or any other ownership marks
- Interior is free of any writing, underlining, highlighting or other intentional marks
- Binding is secure
- There is staining to an inch of the outside of each board
- Front top and bottom right corners are bumped
- .5" dark line at back spine edge
267 pages. 5.5" by 7.75"
The characters range from a gigantic Mexican to an American cowpuncher; from a seductive Eurasian girl to an irresponsible express train, there are mysterious deaths, there are kidnappers and fighting, scheming and diplomacy, all set against the background of the Sino-Japanese War in 1938.
The first of a trilogy featuring Captain Gimiendo Hernandez Quinto, who runs a guerrilla training school for the Nationalist Chinese government. Other titles: An Inch of Time (1945) and The Nightwalkers (1947).
James Norman (1912-1983) a journalist, member of the 1932 US Olympics Polo team, a combatant in the Spanish Civil War, a sculptor in Paris, an army combat correspondent in WW2 and even a Hollywood script writer in the 1950s, until the communist activities of his youth were unearthed and he was blacklisted. [Cross Examining Crime com]
EDITION POINTS: Same year and publisher as first edition publication. A condensed version appeared serially in Adventure, under the title "Viva China!"
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