First U.K. edition. Signed by the author. Fine in price-clipped dust jacket. Apparently all dust jackets were price-clipped by the publisher in order to affix a revised price. Edgar nominee for best novel. Set in Victorian London, the body of a Whitechapel prostitute is found in a decrepit bedroom on Pentecost Alley, with her stockings tied around her neck. The son of a wealthy and powerful banker is the prime suspect, even though the evidence against him is circumstantial. Through Thomas Pitt's diligence, the case is eventually closed ... or so it seems until another very similar murder occurs! Whitechapel residents are terrified, and police incompetence and corruption become evident.
Inventory Number: 9975