First edition. Signed twice by the author. Page edges uniformly tanned, else fine in dust jacket with light professional restoration to spine ends and corners. The second sorrowful mystery of Brother Athelstan and the most elusive title using the Harding name. Sir Ralph Whitton, constable of the Tower of London, is discovered in his double-locked, heavily guarded chamber with his throat slit. This is a case for coroner Sir John Cranston and his faithful clerk, Brother Athelstan, who quickly discover that the cause of the murder may lie buried in the constable's adventure-filled soldiering past.
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