Publication: Holt,Rinehart and Winston, 1976, New York
First edition. Author's first mystery. Introduces English professor turned investigator, Thomas Theron. "Jesus Saves," murmurs a drunk who is sprawled on the bathroom floor at the racetrack to Thomas. After returning to his seat, Thomas notes that a horse by that name is running and, against all odds he bets $250 --- and wins big! After winning big on that daring gamble, Professor Theron finds himself in the middle of a complex race fixing scheme and murder mystery.
Inventory Number: 21352