First edition, first printing. Publisher's original brown cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A lovely fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the fine original dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (£11.95 printed to the front flap). Seemingly the majority of first edition copies were issued with no price on the front flap or a publisher's price sticker, copies as here with the printed price are quite scarce.
The eighth Inspector Morse novel and winner of the Crime Writer's Association Golden Dagger Award.
Stock code: 16262