London: T.V. Boardman, (1949).
Hardcover. First edition. One corner a trifle bumped, else fine in near fine dustwrapper with a few tiny tears and touch of soiling. The author's first book, a novel about the body of a man found in the woods implicating everyone in sight. Basis for the 1955 Alfred Hitchcock black comedy featuring Edmund Gwenn, John Forsythe, and Shirley MacLaine in her feature film debut. Exceptionally uncommon in this condition.