The Dragon Murder Case: A Philo Vance Story

By: Van Dine, S.S.

Price: $60.00

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Book Condition: Very Good

First edition (Scribner emblem and 'A' on copyright page, $2.00 jacket price). Very good in fair jacket. Boards lightly rubbed with corners slightly exposed, ink stamps on endpapers, front hinge repaired, chips from top jacket corners, jacket edges rubbed with split along front flap fold. 1933 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xii, 311 pp. The Dragon Murder Case is a novel in a series by S. S. Van Dine about fictional detective Philo Vance. It was also adapted to a film version in 1934, starring Warren William as Vance. A guest at an estate in northern Manhattan (Inwood Hill Park) dives into the swimming pool and disappears. His murder brings up references to a mythological dragon which is said to prey on the imprudent, but Philo Vance uses his knowledge of both dragons and criminals to demonstrate whodunit. The estate in the novel was based on Tryon Hall, built in 1907 by C. K. G. Billings, a retired president of the Chicago Coke and Gas Company. In 1917 he sold the mansion to John D. Rockefeller Jr.. The mansion burned down in 1926, and Rockefeller developed the property, and others, into Fort Tryon Park, which he then donated to New York City. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: S. S. Van Dine was the pseudonym of Willard Huntington Wright (October 15, 1888 - April 11, 1939), a U.S art critic and author. He created the once immensely popular fictional detective Philo Vance, who first appeared in books in the 1920s, then in movies and on the radio.

Title: The Dragon Murder Case: A Philo Vance Story

Author: Van Dine, S.S.

Categories: Detective, Modern First Editions,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Charles Scriber's Sons: 1933

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Fair

Seller ID: 2305384