Somerville-Large, Peter A Living Dog
London Victor Gollancz Ltd. 1981 0575029196 / 9780575029194 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
Library of Congress surplus with stamp on front end paper and copyright page. Red cloth with gilt lettering, 204 pp. Slight spine slant, corners bumped, slight edge wear, light dampstain to front board with it bowing out a bit. Jacket in new Brodart, slight edge wear. A nice copy.
"Peter Somerville-Large turns to the more relaxed world of black comedy. In particular to the world on the fringe of the antiques trade, where, he suggests, the antiques may just possibly be genuine but everything else is faked, and murder is as casually regarded by his characters as is short-changing a client. . . . which leads to a crazy conjunction of midnight raids, murder attempted and achieved, blackmail bungled, and much else. Drury's murder plans can be highly bizarre: murder by catapult, murder by champagne. The fun is wry, sharp and precisely realised. "; Ex-Library; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall