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Murder in the Dispensary
CARR, Jolyon (psued. Ellis Peters/ Edith Pargeter)

Sussex, UK: Post Mortem Books, 1999. Limited One of 350 numbered copies only, foreword signed by publisher Ralph Spurrier. Royal blue cloth stamped in gilt. The grande dame of the historical mystery Edith Pargeter, better known to her legion fans as Ellis Peters, creator of medieval herbalist/sleuth monk Brother Cadfael, wrote four mystery novels (of which "Murder In The Dispensary" was the first in 1938) in the years preceeding World War Two under the pen name Joylon Carr. They were wholly forgotten, never appearing in any Pargeter bibliography, until the publisher of this limited edition discovered them on the author's shelves during a visit in the mid-1980s. Seeing these unfamiliar books in her library, Spurrier asker her about them. "Oh. Joylon Carr'' Yes, well, that was me! I had forgotten all about them..." Offered here is a fine, fresh copy (issued without dust jacket). The cover decoration of a hand pouring a few drops of liquid from a medicine bottle incorporates the design of the original dust jacket of the 1938 edition. Fine Cloth (Item ID: F102)


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