Box, Edgar (pseudonym of Gore Vidal).
Title Death in the Fifth Position.
Binding Hardcover in red-brown tweed cloth boards.
Book Condition Very good in very good dust jacket. Light foxing to top edge. Toning to endpapers & middle signature. Jacket bright with foxing to top & fore edge of rear flap. Price ($2.50) intact on front flap. Jacket design by Lester Kohs
Edition First Edition.
Size 12mo. 221 pp.
Publisher New York. E. P. Dutton & Co. 1952.
Seller ID 18940
Vidal's first mystery written under the pseudonym Edgar Box. Introduces New York publicity man Peter Cutler Sargeant, III. Peter is covering the St. Petersburg Ballet at the beginning of their season in N.Y. Ballerina Ella Sutton dies on opening night. Can Peter beat Inspector Gleason to the solution of the crime?