London: Published for the Crime Club by Collins, 1962. [Historical Crime Thriller] FIRST UK EDITION WITH ORIGINAL ARTWORK. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.256. Publisher's orange cloth with black titles to spine. With the dust-jacket illustrated by Rose, priced at 12/6. Together with the original artwork hand-painted by Rose (32 x 24cm), with original notes in ink and pencil to backing board. Presented in a custom-made fleece-lined black quarter morocco clamshell box, with gilt titles to spine and black cloth over sides. Total dimensions 35 x 27cm. Very light handling. Artwork in lovely bright condition, with some wear due to its original use. Fine. A unique presentation of this Civil War era crime adventure, beginning with a young wife's bold trek from New Orleans to Honotassa with illicit goods, and evolving into a murder mystery amongst her hostile in-laws. First published in the US in 1961. Item #60735
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