THE LINGALA CODE. New York: Random House, . Octavo, boards. First edition. 1973 Edgar award winner for best novel (1972). Adventure/Mystery novel set in the Congo in the early 1960s. Few mystery novels feature such a strong and realistic background ..." - Pronzini and Muller, 1001 Midnights, p. 439. Some staining to upper right corner of last few pages and top edge, a near fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with some mild dust soiling, mainly to folds and rear panel. (#126232).