London: Heinemann, 1970. [Crime fiction] FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO HER PUBLISHER. Octavo (21 x 14cm), pp.194. Publisher's maroon cloth in typographic dust-jacket. Author's inscription reads "For Otto Penzler | with thanks for the | party twenty-second | of October 1981 | Pat Highsmith". Internally clean. Binding is tight, minor bumps to lower corners. The sensitive red on the dust-jacket has faded somewhat, a little grubby to the foot of the spine, unclipped. Very Good. A short story collection, which Graham Greene in the introduction suggests features pieces that evoke 'moving horror', and which he compares in effect to Saki. The importance of this copy lies in the fact that it has been signed by the reclusive Miss Highsmith to the half-title, with a gift note for her publisher Otto Penzler. Item #50703
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