First edition. Author's first mystery novel. Inscribed on the title page: "For Otto Penzler, uncutely yours, Charlotte MacLeod." Review copy with the review slip laid-in. Fine, bright copy in dust jacket. Introduces Professor Peter Shandy, who returns to the campus after the "Grand Illumination" Christmas decorations have been lit, to find a corpse in his house. The murder is linked to a collection of books and papers donated to the college library. Crime Club mystery and an exceptional copy of a difficult title, especially in collector's condition.
Inventory Number: 45259