Ex-library with usual markings and stamps plus back fep torn out. Spine slanted, corners bumped, some edge wear/chipping. Front board is separated from end papers exposing the webbing. Jacket is enclosed in protective wraps and taped to boards, showing some edge wear/darkening.
"Victorian Brighton in 1882 is the setting of this novel of crime and tangled emotions. Albert Moscrop, a visitor whose holiday is dedicated to peering through a telescope at the seaside scene, marches down the Queen's Road to the beach and draws us through a sequence of disarmingly trivial observations into a compelling drama, played in the fashionable haunts of the 19th century resort: beach, piers, promenade, swimming bath, aquarium and Devil's Dyke. A keen student of human nature, Moscrop concentrates his interest on one particular family of holiday-makers-the Protheros, and especially the beautiful Zena Prothero, whose husband appears to take her excessively for granted. Gradually Moscrop moves into the circle of the Prothero family, only to become involved in a sensational murder."; Ex-Library; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall