First edition, first printing. Publisher's original black cloth with green and silver titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the lightly rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which is a little creased at the spine tips and with two pieces of tape to the underside at the spine tips. Not price-clipped (9/6 net to the front flap). Very scarce.
The author's highly regarded debut, the first of four comic mystery novels. Adapted by Mark Gatiss for BBC Radio 4 in 2009, starring David Tennant.
Stock code: 17572
London: Robert Hale.