by Joan Butler
Jarrolds Publishers, 1958, [First Edition], hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, minor crease to introductory pages, a little dusty to top fore edge, price-clipped dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing, bumping, creasing, chipping and small tears (see photographs)
“Two sinister thugs were busily packing an elderly gentleman into a large black car obviously against his will when Bill Goodman, an earnest young stockbroker, came to his rescue.
Bill soon realised that the old gentleman was none other than the famous Dr. Percy Culpepper, renowned for the invention of an atomic bomb of world-shaking power and diminutive size – fashioned in the shape of a whiskey flask and no larger.
the good doctor sees in Bill a way to evade capture of the bomb by the foreign agents who were pursuing him and in no time at all the unfortunate Bill is involved in a series of adventures both farcical and thrilling, and sometimes risqué. Involved in the plot is Dr. Culpepper’s daughter, June, whose curvaceous loveliness adds heady romance to a thoroughly entertaining story.”