London: Published for the Crime Club by Collins, 1957. [Crime Thriller] FIRST EDITION WITH ORIGINAL JACKET ARTWORK. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.256. Publisher's orange cloth with black titles to spine. With the dust-jacket illustrated by Randell, priced at 10/6. Together with the original artwork hand-painted by Randell (31 x 25cm), with original notes in ink and pencil to backing board. Presented in a custom-made fleece-lined red quarter morocco clamshell box, with gilt titles to spine and red cloth over sides. Total dimensions 35 x 28cm. Jacket a little toned to spine, with some wear and chipping to edges. Artwork in lovely bright condition, with some wear due to its original use. Near fine. A unique presentation of this classic crime mystery concerning a murder and a burnt-out church in a close-knit rural community. Item #60733
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