First U. S. edition. Author's third book. Author's original autograph signature written in vintage fountain pen ink on a 4" x 3" piece of paper and laid-in. Near fine in dust jacket with light internal, professional restoration to spine ends and extremities. Dr. Eustace Hailey must solve a murder mystery at an estate known as "The Ashes." Dust jacket blurb says, "Malevolence and passions more evil than the acts they motivate fill the crime at "The Ashes" with terror and dread." An exceptional copy.
Inventory Number: 24552