Reading copy. Ex-library, with usual markings plus front FEP torn out when retired. Red boards with significant edge wear and chipping to corners. Spine is shelf-cocked and seems to have been repaired with title written on spine in white ink. Covers show some creasing and rippling. FEP have been taped, first signature starting to separate from spine.
The Colonel had lived for years on his wife's highly successful novels. But now his wife is accidentally dead; can the Colonel conceal her death, fake the novels himself and continue in the lifestyle to which he has become accustomed?; Ex-Library; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall