• Unsigned
  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
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Released January 1, 1970

£75.00

May Forbes, forty plus and single, came four nights a week to feed the wild cats on Broomstick Common. That was how she happened to glimpse a masked man with a spade. Fearful for her own life, she lands up at the Mettlesome Horse, where that remarkable lawyer, Arthur Crook, is drinking at the bar.


So when the body of pretty eighteen-year-old Linda Myers is found buried on the Common, Crook discovers a number of people who might want the girl dead.Then May Forbes leaves for work one lunchtime and does not reappear . . .

Book Condition & Notes

Some minor splitting to spine at front cover, and some minor staining to the inside of the back cover. Slight bruising to bottom of spine. In a very good priceclipped dust jacket with a small tear to the rear top corner, and a watermark to the rear bottom corner.


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All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.

Anthony Gilbert

Anthony Gilbert, the pen name of Lucy Beatrice Malleson (15 February 1899 – 9 December 1973), was an English crime writer who was a cousin of actor-screenwriter Miles Malleson. She also wrote fiction as Anne Meredith and the autobiography Three-a-Penny (1940) under the Meredith name.

Lucy Malleson was born in London. When her stockbroker father lost his job the family suffered financial hardship, and she took up shorthand typing to earn a living. She began writing poetry, and then, inspired by the play The Cat and the Canary by John Wollard (1922), she tried her hand at detective novels.

While Malleson's books sold well enough to keep publishers asking for more, she was never a best-seller. However, in 2017 interest in her was revived through the reissue of the Anne Meredith crime novel Portrait of a Murderer under the British Library's Crime Classics imprint.

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Book Condition & Notes

Some minor splitting to spine at front cover, and some minor staining to the inside of the back cover. Slight bruising to bottom of spine. In a very good priceclipped dust jacket with a small tear to the rear top corner, and a watermark to the rear bottom corner.


Professionally Packed

All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.