Publication: Univ of NM Press, Albuquerque, 1955
First U.S. edition. Author's first mystery. Fine in price-clipped dust jacket with light wear to the head of spine. 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: 36165