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    Queena Mario. Group of Three Opera Murder Mysteries. New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1942-1944. One is signed and inscribed. Murder Meets Mephisto. New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1942. First edition. Presentation copy, signed and inscribed by the author to front free endpaper recto, "To my pals, - Ruth and Dick - / with so much love - / Queena Mario." Octavo. 244 pages. Publisher's black-stamped red cloth; original illustrated dust jacket. Minor edgewear. Endpapers slightly toned. Internally generally clean; top edge slightly darkened, fore edge untrimmed. Dust jacket unclipped (price $2.00); moderate edgewear, some chipping to head and foot of spine panel and corners, some soiling overall, rubbed, pencil sketch of floorplan on verso. Very good book with good dust jacket.

    [Together with]: Murder in the Opera House. New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., [1934]. First Edition. Octavo. 286 pages. Publisher's purple-stamped yellow cloth; original illustrated dust jacket; original illustrated dust jacket. Minor edgewear. Internally clean; top edge slightly darkened, fore edge untrimmed. Dust jacket unclipped (price $2.00); minor edgewear, minor chipping to head of spine panel, spine sunned, some wear reinforced with tape on verso, somewhat rubbed. Near fine book with very good dust jacket.

    [And]: Death Drops Delilah. New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1944. First edition. Octavo. 206 pages. Illustrated with one map. Publisher's red-stamped beige cloth; original illustrated dust jacket. Minor edgewear. Internally clean; minor edgewear. Dust jacket unclipped ($2.00); minor edgewear, spine panel sunned, some soiling on back panel, rubbed. Near fine book with very good dust jacket.

    Queena Mario was an American soprano opera singer with the Metropolitan Opera, as well as an author. (1896-1951).


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