Publication: Pantheon Books, 1977, New York
First U.S. edition. Author's first mystery. Light soiling to page edges along with a 3/4" closed tear to front free endpaper else fine in lightly tanned dust jacket and minimal wear to the extremities. First in a series of police thrillers centered on Det. Insp. Jack Laidlaw, set in Glasgow, Scotland. A young woman is found brutally raped and murdered, her body then dumped in Kelvingrove Park in Glasgow. Laidlaw must decipher a confusing set of clues that he's obtained from the victim's friends and family in order to find the killer. Edgar award nominee for Best First Mystery novel and Silver Dagger Award winner.
Inventory Number: 29237