New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1982. Paul Bacon (jacket design). First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Signed. Used - Good/Very Good. Black cloth spine with red lettering to spine. Light toning. Clean, unmarked, tight. Signed by author in black ink on front free endpaper. 14.5 x 21.5 cm. 328 pp. / Very Good. Light scuffing and light shelfwear. Item #13945
Private detective Cordelia Gray is invited to the sunlit island of Courcy to protect the vainly beautiful actress Clarissa Lisle from veiled threats on her life. Within the rose red walls of a fairy-tale castle, she finds the stage is set for death.
"Richly intricate and literate," James's second Cordelia Gray mystery "shows James at the height of her storytelling powers" (San Francisco Chronicle).