Lockridge, Frances; Lockridge, Richard First Come, First Kill (A Captain Heimrick Mystery)
Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott Company 1962 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hardcover Good in Very Good- dust jacket
Illustrated by Lambert, Saul [cover]
Spine somewhat slanted, edgewear/chipping along bottom, ex-library with usual stamps. DJ in protective wrap taped to boards, some edgewear along bottom. Text has spots on a few pages.
"It was the middle of a sunny May morning when the old man, thin and shabby, made his way up the Heimrichs' driveway...and suddenly collapsed on the gravel. He was Old Tom, self-appointed handyman for the community of Van Brunt, New York, and someone had shot him. The question was, why would anyone care enough about this harmless eccentric, the roving gardener, to want to kill him? Is there more to Old Tom than a look at his unkempt person and ramshackle living quarters would indicate? Why would a murderer choose to shoot him in broad daylight in, of all places, the driveway of Captain Merton Heimrich of the New York State police?"; Ex-Library; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall