A UK first edition, first impression.
Wrapper : The wrapper on this copy is bright, clean and complete. It has been clipped. The front panel is bright, fresh and unfaded. The spine is bright and unfaded. It is lightly nicked, rubbed and scuffed at the ends. The white back panel is sound. It is very gently worn at the top and bottom edges. Looks sharp in protective plastic.
Book : The book is square and very tight. The boards are clean and bright. The corners are sharp. There is a touch of gentle bruising to the spine ends. The pages are clean. No foxing. The closed page edges are unmarked. No dog-eared pages. The binding is solid - no cracked hinges. There is an outline of an ownership inscription on the ffep. A nice copy in a protected wrapper.
Publisher: Collins ( Collins Crime Club )