Publication: Orion, 2007, London
First edition. 8vo. Illustrated by E. M. Ashe. Lettering on front cover is bright and clean, spine lettering lightly used, else near fine, bright, tight copy in decorated red cloth. Queen's Quorum 36 says, "... the author of the celebrated Wolfville stories introduced Inspector Val, a 'hickory knot' of a man. The five tales are mostly in the romantic pattern of the day; but underlying the romance is a tough realism far ahead of its time. The first story in the book, told in real-life style, can be interpreted as a precursor of the hardboiled school minus the present-day preoccupation with sex." A handsome copy of a desirable book.
Inventory Number: 37510