New York, Harper & Brothers, 1957. Stated first edition. DS John Cheviot climbs into a taxi in the fog-bound London of the 1950s and disembarks from a hackney carriage in the fog-bound London of 1829! Naturally he finds himself investigating a mystery with the brand-new London police force under Robert Peel, but can he solve a murder when the techniques he knows won't be invented for over a century? Previous owner's name to front endpaper, small bookseller's sticker to rear endpaper, and apparent tape residue to both endpapers. DJ shows browning and there is a small open tear to the top of the spine. $20.00.