London: The Crime Club Collins, 1971. [Detective Fiction] FIRST UK EDITION. Octavo (19 x 12cm), pp.255; , blank. Publisher's red hardback cloth binding in illustrated dust-jacket, priced £1.50. A near fine copy in slightly rubbed jacket. Another case for the Los Angeles Private Investigator Lew Archer, created by Ross MacDonald- one of the "Big Three" (along with Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett) in the American hard-boiled detective fiction genre. Item #55018
Steinbrunner and Penzler p.12; pp.262-3.
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