MALICE AFORETHOUGHT: THE STORY OF A COMMONPLACE CRIME. [London]: Mundanus Ltd/Victor Gollancz Publisher, . Octavo, printed wrappers. First edition. Berkeley's masterpiece which takes the reader into the mind of the murderer. "Iles was the innovator, the father of those techniques so evident in much of today's crime fiction." - Pederson, ed., St. James Guide to Crime & Mystery Writers (4th edition). Light tanning to edges of text block, slight lean, some soiling to covers, crease to front cover, some light rubs, a good to very good copy. (#126489).