Murder in the Maze - J. J. Connington 1927 - Ernest Benn Limited, London - First Edition First edition of Connington’s third crime novel.

Featuring Chief Constable Sir Clinton Driffield.
  J. J. Connington (1880-1947) was the pseudonym of the eminent British chemist Professor Alfred Walter Stewart, whose detective novels attain a high degree of technical ingenuity.

First edition, title page date ‘1927’, with mention of further printings on copyright page. Published in the same year as ‘
The Ha-Ha Case’ by Hodder and Stoughton, London.

References: Reilly, ’
Twentieth-Century Crime and Mystery Writers’ (1980), 346. Cooper & Pike, ‘Detective Fiction’, 94.

Octavo (book size 19x13.1cm), pp. 287 [1]. In publisher’s red cloth spine and front panel lettered and ruled in black, all edges trimmed.
  Condition: Very good to near fine, foxing to foredge and early pages, minor toning to spine, some wear to spine ends and corners, offsetting to endpapers.   Ref: 110631   Price: HK$ 1,100