London: Hodder and Stoughton, . First Edition. First Impression. Octavo (19cm); grayish-green cloth, with titles stamped in black on spine and front cover; xii,304pp. Light wear to extremities, sublte offsetting to endpapers, else a clean, Near Fine copy, lacking the rare dustjacket.
"An early Thorndyke: Jervis is in New York, and Anstey replaces him, A. being a lawyer and no medicus, and highly susceptible to feminine charm. The plot itself is interesting, though it contains many twists that Freeman uses in other tales: X rays, identification of a bone mascot as Australian because it is a vertebra of a porcupine anteater, identification of a corpse via an old fracture, etc." (BARZUN & TAYLOR 888). HUBIN, p.157.