Publication: Headline, (1997), London
First edition. Signed. Fine in dust jacket. Buying coffee for down-and-out 'Alkie' Albie at Marylebone Train Station is Fran Varady's good deed for the day. But then the grateful Albie takes her into his confidence, explaining to Fran that he'd been the only witness to the violent abduction of a young girl. Although the police dismiss Albie's story as alcoholic hallucinations, Fran is determined to follow it up. As her investigation begins, she is approached by a boyhood friend of her late father's, distraught over the kidnaping of his daughter. And then, days later, Albie is found dead!
Inventory Number: 9295