London, John Long/Crime Book Society, n.d., circa 1946. Dawlish and his wife Felicity are en route to visit friend Barney, good-natured fence and erstwhile jeweler, who is opening a gallery. When they are delayed by a blizzard, Barney frantically entreats them to come immediately but doesn't say why. The couple finally arrives only to find the house empty--except for the body of a policeman! Spine very slightly cocked, light wear to extremities. $7.50.