First edition. Author's first novel. Signed by the author. Page edges uniformly tanned, else fine in price-clipped dust jacket with light professional restoration to front corners. Introduces Insp. Cribb to solve the crimes which take place during a six-day walking race, or "wobbles" as the event was known in the late 19th Century. Great story and a first-class mystery set against a sordid but authentic historical background. This story was re-enacted on PBS Mystery in April, 1980, with Alan Dobie in the role of Sergeant Cribb.
Inventory Number: 30619