Publication: Putnam, 1971, New York
First edition. Author's first mystery. Signed by the author. Fine, bright, unread copy in dust jacket. Indianapolis PI Albert Samson is asked by a sixteen-year-old girl, Eloise Crystal, to find her biological father. After briefly checking into the matter, he's convinced that her father's background is far from crystal clear. There's the questionable stipulation in the will of Eloise's grandfather, the sudden trips her parents made to France where she was conceived and to New York where she was born. Samson soon finds himself in the middle of the family closet, rattling too many skeletons for his own good. Edgar Award nominee. Sharp copy.
Inventory Number: 8049