First edition, first printing. Limited edition, one of 15 copies for private distribution, signed by Ruth Rendell and Val McDermid. Publisher's original marbled boards, green morocco spine with five raised bands and titles in gilt. Top edge green. In the original acetate dustwrapper. A fine copy. Scarce.
Issued on first publication by arrangement with Hutchinson who published the trade edition, in a limited edition of only 114 copies, 99 of which were numbered and signed by Ruth Rendell, and 15 lettered de-luxe copies signed by both Ruth Rendell and Val McDermid (who contributes an appreciation of the author), reserved for private distribution.
Stock code: 17732