The Neat Little Corpse - Max Murray 1950 - Farrar, New York - First Edition A fine first edition in fine dust jacket.

‘”You have to admit he makes a neat little corpse,” Patrick Fairlie said.
He was leaning over the rail of a comfortable, workman-like looking yacht that was anchored in the bue waters of Comeback Bay, off the West Indian island of Jamaica....’
  First Edition, most recent title listed opposite title page ‘The Queen and the Corpse’ (1949), verso of title page states ‘Copyright, 1950’ with no further printings listed. Published a year later in London by Joseph.

References: Reilly,
Twentieth-Century Crime and Mystery Writers (1980), 1102.

Octavo (book size 19.3x13.5cm), pp. 240. In publisher’s red patterned cloth, spine lettered in white. Dust jacket priced ‘$2.50’ to upper corner of front flap, and with a thin line of colour touch-up along vertical spine crease and front flap fold.
  Condition: Fine with the exception of rubbing to corners to which these titles are prone, in fine dust jacket with the exception of a thin line of colour touch-up along vertical spine crease and front flap fold.   Ref: 110484   Price: HK$ 1,200