First U.S. edition. The author's third book, and the third Colonel Anthony Gethryn mystery. Fine, bright copy in striking dust jacket with one small closed tear to top edge of front panel. with minor wear to spine ends and corners. 20th Century Crime & Mystery Writers says, "A Gethryn mystery set in a country village with a veterinary surgeon as the principal character, and undoubtedly one of the most ingeniously contrived crimes in detective fiction." When the body of Lord Grenville was found on the doorstep of the Moon public house with a bullet through his head, it seemed quite obvious that the inn-keeper was the murderer. After all, he'd been overheard arguing with Lord Grenville shortly before his dead body was found. But Colonel Anthony Gethryn thinks that it's a bit too obvious and wonders what the silver sand was doing on the back of the murdered man's coat??? Beautiful copy. Crime Club title.
Inventory Number: 46962