Publication: Cassel & Company Ltd, 1955, London
First edition. Author's first book. Introduces Chief Inspector George Gently. Fine, bright copy in dust jacket, lightly soiled on the rear cover panel, a few spots to top edges, and with light wear to the spine ends and corners. A timber merchant is found stabbed to death. Gently interrupts his holiday to prove his suspicions correct, much to the annoyance of the local police, who are convinced they have an air-tight case and resist Gently at every turn until his suspicions are proven. Then they will act to apprehend the suspect. A splendid debut and a favorite with PBS-TV Mystery fans.
Inventory Number: 44110