London: Methuen, 1960. First Edition. Hardcover. First Printing of this thriller set in a Spanish village. Crown 8vo (200 x 132mm): 200pp. Publisher's forest green finely woven cloth, spine lettered in silver, striking dust jacket illustrated by David Watson and priced 15s. A handsome example, tightly bound and clean throughout; about Fine jacket (back panel gently toned and dust-soiled). Fine / Fine-. Item #BB1767
The first of Ames's late series Juan Llorca stories, featuring a Spanish civil guard who, in this installment, falls for the prime suspect in a murder mystery. Followed by The Man with Three Jaguars (1961) and The Man with Three Chins (1965). N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).