A bright UK first edition, first impression.
Wrapper : The wrapper on this copy is very bright, is unfaded, and is complete. It is unclipped. The spine is lightly sunned. It shows a trace of wear to the spine ends and top edge of the front panel. Looks very sharp.
Book : The book is square and very tight. There are no previous ownership inscriptions. The boards are clean and unfaded, the corners sharp. It shows a touch of light bruising at the spine ends. The pages are clean and unmarked. The closed page edges are bright. The binding is tight - no cracked hinges. No remainder marks. A very nice copy in a protected wrapper.
Publisher: Collins ( Collins Crime Club ), 1980
Condition: Near Fine. Wrapper: Near Fine