Dark red boards with title in beige and design in black and beige, two spots near top corner. Spine faded, foxing along edges, corners bumped, cracking at pastedowns and p. 332. Ex-library with mnimal markings. A few pages have small spots, but overall text is in very nice condition. Eight full-page glossy illustrations by Malcolm A. Strauss.
When Sir Michael Pentreath dies, is it natural causes from a bad heart, a medication error by Dr. Learoyd mixed while in a drunken stupor, or a poisoned sleeping draught cleverly planted by the devious Sergius Varndyke. If the truth cannot be ascertained, Sir Michael's heir Harold and Dr. Learoyd's daughter Helen's love is doomed and perhaps their lives.; Ex-Library; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall