London: Hamish Hamilton, 1978. Nigel Snell (jacket design). First U.K. Edition. Hardcover. Rare. Used - Very Good. Red cloth boards with silver lettering to spine. Some fading to tail of spin. Corners sharp. Binding tight and square. Bookshop sticker on front pastedown. Prior owner's name on FFE. Some check mark annotations to title listing. Some foxing/discoloration to endpapers. Edges have some foxing as well. 13 x 20.5 cm. 233 pp. / Good/Very Good. Some scuffing. Spine has some mottling. Not price clipped. Brodart protective cover applied. Item #10615
When a mother and her two little girls are brutally murdered on Florida's steamy west coast, soft-hearted attorney Matthew Hope decides to defend the only person confessing to the crime, the only person without a motive.