New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1967. First American Edition. Sharp copy of the third novel in James's long-running series featuring detective Adam Dalgliesh. "Dalgliesh is called in when the body of a mystery writer is found in a floating dinghy. What gives this story a touch of color is that someone has chopped off the deceased's hands" (Bourgeau, p.160). Hubin, p.216. Item #3531
First Printing. Octavo (21cm); royal blue cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in white on spine and front cover; dustjacket; ,11-236,pp. Signed by the author on the title page. Fine in a very Near Fine dsutjacket, unclipped (priced $3.95), with a single tiny tear along rear joint, discreetly tape mended on verso.