A UK first edition, first impression.
Wrapper : The wrapper on this copy is bright and complete. It is unclipped. The front panel is bright and unfaded, showing a small, unobtrusive closed tear at the lower spine corner. The spine is unfaded and clean. It shows a trivial touch of rubbing at the head. The back panel is sound, if just a tiny touch dusty. Looks sharp in protective plastic.
Book : The book is square and very tight. The boards are clean, the corners are sharp. The pages are clean. There is a trace of flecking to the endpapers. The closed page edges are sound, if insignificantly dulled - the top edge is flecked. No dog-eared pages. The binding is solid - no cracked hinges. There are no previous ownership inscriptions. A nice copy in a protected wrapper.
Publisher: Collins ( Collins Crime Club )