London: Peter Davies, 1951. Hardcover. Item #30640
Second printing from July 1951 (1 month after the first edition was published). 221pp. Red cloth stamped in black on the front and on the spine. A mystery featuring Inspector Alan Grant. #1 in the Crime Writers' Association Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time. #4 in the Mystery Writers of America Top 100 Mystery Novels. A few small discolored spots on the cloth, small bruise to upper corner. A very good copy in good+ dustjacket with edge wear, several chips along the edges, and a long, closed tear to the spine panel. In Hubin, 1994, p. 792. ; Octavo.