Publication: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1985, London
First edition. Author's first book. Fine in dust jacket. When a rare, misprinted edition of the 16th-century Bible is stolen from a cathedral, Augustus Maltravers sees the theft as an ideal time to show his skills as a detective. That is until his close friend, Diana Porter, goes missing. When her severed hand is found nailed to the Canon's door, the search escalates to a murder hunt. Who would want to kill such a beautiful girl? Winner of the John Creasey Memorial Award for best first crime novel of 1985.
Inventory Number: 45389