Book Condition: As New in As New dust jacket
Edition: First US Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo; [x], 433,  pages
Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990.
A handsome first US Trade edition/first printing, preceded by a privately published Franklin Library edition in unread As New condition in alike dust-jacket, SIGNED by author Phyllis Dorothy James directly on the title page.
Commander Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard has just published a new book of poems and has taken a brief respite from publicity in a converted windmill but he cannot so easily escape murder. When Dalgliesh discovers the murdered body of the Acting Administrative Officer on the beach, he gets caught up in the passions and secrets of the headland community; An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery.