First edition. Signed by the author on the title page. Author's second novel. Fine in lightly rubbed dust jacket, with light wear to the extremities. An historical novel set in late Victorian England where bare-fist pugilism is outlawed, but manages to survive in secret. Insp. Cribb believes a house under the watchful eye of the police, is a center for this evil sport. Cribb believes the losing fighters have been disposed of by decapitation so that the corpses cannot be identified.
Inventory Number: 9616