First edition. Author's first and only mystery novel. Fine, tight, bright copy in dust jacket with light professional restoration to spine ends and corners. The disappearance of a volume of essays from the close-packed shelves of the library in Mr. Tomlinson's suburban villa, is the first link in a chain of events that lead to suicide and murder. Penzler p. 125 says "A retired gentleman notices a book missing from his library and he returns to the second-hand bookstore where he originally bought it hoping for a way to recover it and he gets more than he bargained for."
Inventory Number: 39975