SIGNED by the author on a tipped in bookplate to the ffep. First edition with number line to one. Appears unread and not remaindered. Bright gilt titles to spine. Corners are sharp and square. Small, faint stain to the bottom and fore- edges. Interior is crisp, clean and unmarked. Unclipped dustjacket is lightly bumped and rubbed to extremities with small areas of wear to the head and tail of the spine, some shelfwear to show. Now protected in archival brodart jacket. First appearance of detective Luke Davenport and still going strong.