Publication: Michael Joseph, 1962, London
First edition. Author's first mystery. Signed by the author on the title page. A fine, bright copy in dust jacket with light wear to the spine ends, a tiny closed tear and crease to the bottom edge of the rear cover, and a small closed tear at the top edge of the rear flap fold. Alan York, an amateur jockey, finds himself tangling dangerously with a ruthless gang of crooks. A pretty girl, an intelligent child, a fuel on a horseback and a manhunt across the Sussex countryside are some of the ingredients in this gripping thriller about the shady side of the racing world. The author died on February 14, 2010.
Inventory Number: 47413