London: Routledge and Kegan Paul 1955. FIRST UKH EDITION. Crown octavo, pp.279. Publisher's hardcover in original dust-wrapper. No inscriptions or price-clipping. Quite simply a crisp, fresh, fine copy. Outstanding. 'A story of murder and scandal by a master of criminal psychology' (from the blurb of the Pan paperback edition). Item #42010
Haining; The Classic Era of Crime Fiction p167 (2002), Steinbrunner & Penzler; Ency.of Mystery & Detection, p363-5 (1976). Eric Quayle; The Collectors Book of Detective Fiction p.99, 115. (1972).
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