First edition, first printing. Black cloth with gilt lettering to the spine, in dustwrapper. A near fine copy, tight and square, without marks or inscriptions but with a small bookseller's label affixed to the bottom right of the front fixed endpaper, and minor bumping to the top and heel of the spine. The very good Freda Nichols dust wrapper shows minor rubbing, most notably at the head of the spine, and minimal toning to the back panel. Not price-clipped; correctly priced (12s 6d net) to the front flap. A nice copy.
The final Inspector Cockrill novel.
Stock code: 17059