"A selection from the works of William Roughead with an introduction by Julian Symons." The author was "a Scottish lawyer and criminologist...famous throughout the 1920s and 30s for his meticulous and spell-binding reconstructions of famous murders." Cases include Madeleine Smith, Dr. Pritchard, and others.
A worn and toned paperback, with edgewear and some nicks and creases to the covers; there's some "spread," and some foxing as well. But a compendium with a Gorey cover is always good value.