First UK edition, first printing. Publisher's original orange cloth with black titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the cloth bright and fresh. The contents with a little dustiness to the closed text block edge are otherwise clean throughout and without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the lightly rubbed and nicked dustwrapper that is darkened to the rear panel and otherwise bright and without fading, loss or tears. Not price-clipped (8s 6d net to the lower front flap).
The sixteenth crime novel by the sisters Constance and Gwyneth Little. Although unmarked as such, this example is one of the publisher's 'editorial department' file copies. (Hubin; Curran, John: The Hooded Gunman).
Stock code: 24430