A UK first edition, first impression.
WRAPPER: The wrapper on this copy (artwork by John Rose) is bright, unfaded and complete. It is unclipped. It shows a trace of soiling to the white back panel. The spine is unfaded. Looks sharp in protective plastic.
BOOK: The book is square and tight. The boards are clean and bright. The corners are sharp. The spine ends are gently bruised. The pages are clean - there is a trace of offsetting to the endpapers. The closed page edges are sound - they are a little dusty and show occasional faint flecking. The binding is solid and without cracked hinges. There are no loose or dog-eared pages. There are no previous ownership inscriptions. A nice copy in a protected wrapper.
Publisher: Collins (Crime Club), 1962
Condition: Very Good ++. Wrapper: Near Fine