MMP has light shelfwear to edges. Pages tight and clean, but yellowed due to age. Spine has small creases. pages. MMP Binding. Year: 1986. ISBN: 0553261002. On this gorgeous spring afternoon, you can find talented and sexy actress Celia Blandings at a Greenwich Village used book shop. If you follow her back to her apartment, you can watch her indulge in one of her favorite passions--curl up with an old mystery she's bought. But then a strange thing happens. A piece of paper slides out of the book. It's not a loose page, not fiction at all--but a cryptic note from Z to MM, beginning: In re the murder of the Director.