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First Edition, late issue. Undated . Original red cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Spine and board edges sunned, light rubbing to hinges, undated signature on front free endpaper, good. Lavie, a plucky American heiress, is in London to be introduced to English Society by Lady Loamington. However, her new life turns out to be one of adventure: the episodic novel follows her "activities" which include crime and detective work. Publisher's catalogue for October 1912 bound in at end. Listed in Hubin's Crime Fiction. Armiger Barclay was of Polish descent: his wife (born Marguerite Jarvis) went through a list of pseudonyms including Olive Sandys and Countess Barcynska, and wrote around 150 novels.