A good first edition, in the original cloth binding. A previous owner's gift inscription is written inside the front cover. There is staining to both covers, and a small indents on both top and bottom edge of the front cover. In a fair unclipped dust jacet, with chipping to spine and back covers, a large red stain to back cover, wear to corners and several folds.
Told through the eyes of a watchmaker, Dr Thorndyke is once again faced with a nettly mystery involving a mysterious fire in a Soho house filled with supposedly inflammable objects. What transpires is an entertaining and amazing twist thanks to the eagle eyes of the Doctor and his friend the watchmaker, Mr Polton.