Publication: Hamish Hamilton, 1994, London
First edition. Author's first book. Tiny bump to lower rear corner, else fine in price-clipped dust jacket. The death of one of three elderly sisters doesn't look quite right, but why would anyone want to kill her? Meredith Winterbottom lived in an undeveloped section of London surrounded by her collection of old books, and her long standing neighbors--mainly refugees from the horrors of Central Europe in the thirties. What possible motive could there be? Could elderly Meredith Winterbottom really have been killed for the politics of another age? A closing bookshop, unpublished letters of Karl Marx, inscribed first editions of Marx's books, and the possible existence of an unsuspected fourth volume of Das Kapital are all elements surrounding the deaths of the great granddaughters of Karl Marx. Introduces Det. Sgt. Kathy Kolla and Det. C.I. David Brock to investigate the reasons. Recommended. John Creasey Award nominee.
Inventory Number: 36141