A near-fine first edition in the original binding. A previous owner's name is written to the first flyleaf, and there is a small stain to both front and back flyleaves. Also a minor stain to the side of the pageblock - stain is only to the edges, and does not creep onto the page. In a very good unclipped dust jacket, with a tear to the top back corner and another small tear to the top of the spine. Some wear/wrinkling to jacket edges.
The basis for Alfred Hitchcock's film 'Frenzy'
With the last of his money disappearing, Dick Ramey sets out to borrow some from his ex-wife. What happens in the following few hours makes him the only possible suspect in a sex-murder he did not commit.
This relentlessly readable novel carries you from one memorable scene to another: a matrimonial agency where Ramey fills out an application form with amazing crudity; an overnight stay in a flophouse--and, on another night, a seedy hotel room to which Ramey has taken an amorous barmaid; a meeting in a London park that leads to a cover-up flight to Paris; a second murder, which is discovered through a sack of potatoes that has legs.