London: Abelard-Schuman, 1965. First edition. Hardcover. pp. 160. 8vo. Silver decoration and lettering to spine. Light edgewear, tide marks to bottom of rear board causing slight bow. Ink name and stamp to front endpapers and half-title page, contents remain clean and unmarked with tight, sound binding; good+ in good+ rubbed dustjacket, tide marks to verso rear panel, a few short closed tears and chipping along edges. Item #045802
Written under the psuedonym Martin Fallon, "The Keys of Hell" is the third Paul Chavasse detective novel by now famous English author Jack Higgins (aka Henry Patterson). An increasingly scarce example of English espionage literature and culture in the 1960's.