Title: The Iron Virgin
Author: James M. Fox
Description: Light blue cloth boards with burgundy lettering on spine. Light toning to edges of boards. Missing ffep. Previous owner's name at top of title page and on rear paste-down, else pages clean. Dust jacket shows some wear along the bottom edge of the front panel; 1.7cm tear at bottom of spine; not price clipped ($2.50). DJ in archival sleeve. 200 pp. 7.75 x 5.5 inches.
A John and Suzy Marshall Mystery. Johnny Marshall learns that his dentist's attractive redhead assistant is missing. The chase for the missing redhead leads to a swank cocktail party at a famous artist's, thence to the Las Vegas airport, to a shady movie producer's hide-out in Mexico, and back to L.A. to find the celebrated artist murdered, to a marijuana den in the slums, and finally on to a violent denouement in a freight yard.
James M. Fox (1908-1989), born Johannes Knipscheer, was a Dutch-American author of mystery fiction. Prior to the Second World War he worked as a commercial lawyer in Europe and New York and after the war settled in Los Angeles. In addition to his other works, he wrote about a dozen John and Suzy Marshall detective novels throughout the 1940s and 50s.
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Keywords: mystery, detective, fiction, novel, John and Suzy Marshall, Johnny and Suzy Marshall,
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