1st U.S. Edition.
Series continued by her husband, Youngman Carter, after Margery Allingham's death.
Bears the signature of Dorothy B. Hughes on F.F.E.P., the U.S. crime writer - author of In a Lonely Place & Ride the Pink Horse etc.
Believed to be a copy from her personal library? (See photos for details.)
"Inglewood Turrets in the leafy outskirts of North London, a cross between St Pancreas Station and Holloway Gaol, is where the formidable Miss Charlotte Cambric recreates Victorian elegance for foreign culture-vultures. Vassily Kopeck, the half-Russian, half-Polish physicist and an 'attache of sorts', disappears after a visit to The Turrets and becomes a much-wanted man. Leading the hunt on one side is Russian 'diplomat' Moryak, on the other, L.C. Corkran of British Security, very ably assisted by Mr Albert Campion and - making his debut - Campion's son Rupert, determined to support his father in proving that knight errantry is not yet out-of-date..."
CONDITION: Dust Jacket intact with minor sunning to spine and back. has been protected with clear plastic cover which can be removed with harm to book. Green boards clean and bright. Previous owners 'Dinotopia' bookplate on inside board. Pages clean and bright throughout with no other inscriptions or notations bar Signature. (See photos for details)