Publication: Delacorte Press, 1985, New York
First edition. Author's first book. Fine in dust jacket. Set off the coast of Washington, ex-concert pianist Paul Whiteman is hired by wealthy islander Ben Murdoch to repair and restore mysteriously damaged pianos. Immediately Paul realizes that something is amok on the island ... all the strings from the battered pianos are mssing, and there is the discovery of murdered victims .... all strangled with piano strings!. Winner of the first Malice Domestic contest.
Inventory Number: 10098