New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1966. First American Edition. Sharp copy of the author's first novel, and the first to feature her recurring character detective Adam Dalgliesh. "Dalgliesh investigates the murder of a beautiful young woman who was many things to many people - all of them bad" (Bourgeau, p.160). Hubin, p.216. Item #3530
First Printing. Octavo (20.75cm); rust-colored cloth, with titles stamped in black on spine; dustjacket; ,7-254,pp. Faint sprinkle of foxing to upper edge of textblock, else Fine in a Near Fine, price-clipped dustjacket, with two faint, shallow damp marks along lower edge (noticeable only on verso).