A very good first edition, in the original binding. Slight push in to top and bottom of spine, and top of spine has some light discoloration. Previous owner's name written inside front cover. Several small impressions to side of page block, as if something has been pressed against it. In a fair unclipped dust jacket. Wear to all corners and edges, and large chips missing from the top and bottom of the spine. A long split runs up the fold between spine and front cover, and a smaller split runs down from the top.
Evidence that clears the name of a boy sentenced for killing his adopted mother arrives too late to save his life – so who did kill her?
Dr. Arthur Calgary takes a ferry across the Rubicon River to Sunny Point, the home of the Argyle family.
A year before, the matriarch of the family was murdered and a son, Jack, was convicted and sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison.
Throughout the trial Jack had maintained his innocence, claiming he was hitchhiking on the night of the murder and he had been picked up by a middle-aged man in a dark car. Unable to locate this mystery man the police viewed Jack’s as a lie. Calgary was the stranger in question, but he arrives to late for Jack – who succumbs to pneumonia after serving just six months of his sentence.
Feeling a sense of duty to the Argyles, Calgary is surprised when his revelation has a disturbing effect on the family – it means one of the family is a murderer…