Publication: A Gast & Co, n d (ca 1920), St Louis & N Y
First edition. Limited edition of 150 numbered copies signed by the author with an appreciation by Jonathan Gash. This is copy 113. Light rubbing to head and toe of spine else fine in quarter leather and marbled boards in transparent dust jacket. Gold Dagger Award winner. A beautiful young tourist disappears in North Oxford. Twelve months later the case remains unsolved. While on holiday Chief Inspector Morse is startled to read a tantalizing article in The Times about the missing woman . . . an anonymous letter containing a cryptic poem had been sent to the police and they, in turn, had the poem publicized in the newspaper. This poem provides a bizarre clue . . a clue that leads Morse to Wytham Woods and straight into the most extraordinary murder investigation of Morse's career.
Inventory Number: 36249