Publication: Hamish Hamilton, 1975, London
First edition. Author's first book. Edgar award nominee. Fine in dust jacket. A novel of psychological suspense set in a world of art and money where nothing is as it appears. Francis Griffin commissions Faith Crowell, a 39-year-old trompe l'oeil artist, to paint the interior of a ballroom, built 20 years earlier for the debutante cotillion of Griffin's now-deceased daughter, Cassandra. During this assignment, Faith learns that Cassandra's brutal murder remains unsolved, and Mrs. Griffin seems to know more about it than she is telling. Faith digs beneath the surface and uncovers the extraordinary, evil truth dividing appearance from reality. Great read!
Inventory Number: 20663