||The Modern Publishing Company, London [193?]
||Macy-Masius (N.Y.), 1928; Brentano's (London), 1928
|Dust Jacket by:
An Inspector Thomas Conroy story.
“The Tick of the Clock” is a conventional police procedural,
as calmly paced and logical as the title device. Conroy is brought in to investigate the murder of a man named
Walton, who was apparently killed with a pistol while reading letters in the library of his home, on West Sixty-eighth
Street. Walton was wealthy and high-living but not much liked; there are numerous suspects. Asbury walks the reader
through the investigation, allowing us to see the evidence as Conroy does. Eventually, Conroy gathers all of the suspects
in a room, and interrogates them one at a time. In the course of the interrogation, Conroy sets up a trap that prompts
the murderer to reveal himself. (Source)
Red boards with black lettering on spine.
Endpapers are advertisments for Dr. J. Collis Browne's Chlorodyne (FEP) and M.P. Malcolm Ross (REP).