Publication: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1971, New York
First edition. Author's first book. Fine in dust jacket. The townspeople decided that John Smith was an odd one. Although young and educated, he chose to live alone in a falling-down cottage, and he'd see noone ... except his dog. This just wasn't normal. When Meyrick, a tractor driver, found the dead body of a young girl in a field, he immediately contacted Inspector Finch. And then Meyrick remembered that the day before he'd seen a man and his dog walking across the fields, near where the girl's body was found! The girl was a local girl, and Smith, the outsider and odd one, was a suspect.
Inventory Number: 13220