• Unsigned
  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
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Released January 1, 1962

£175.00

One has to admit that the timing was peculiar. No one could doubt that Mr. Percival Pyke Period was genuinely distraught to hear that his neighbor, Harry Cartell, had turned up dead in a ditch. But how is it that Mr. Percival Pyke came to write the letter of condolence before the body was found? And how is it that Mr. Cartell came to inspire such violence? Yes he was boring, yes he was stuffy, but who would kill a man for the crime of being a bad conversationalist? If tediousness has become grounds for murder, Inspector Alleyn shudders to think of the body-count to come.

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Near-fine first edition with light push-in to spine. In a near-fine unclipped dust jacket with light bruising to top of spine.


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Book Condition & Notes

Near-fine first edition with light push-in to spine. In a near-fine unclipped dust jacket with light bruising to top of spine.


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.