BLACK AURA. London: Jonathan Cape, . Octavo, boards. First edition. Ingenious weird detective thriller, the first of the two Thackeray Phin novels. "... one of finest (and funniest 'impossible crime' novels to be published since the halcyon days of John Dickson Carr." - Pronzini and Muller, 1001 Midnights, pp. 736-37. A near fine copy in near fine dust jacket with some mild rubbing to edges and corners. (#126818).
"FIRST PUBLISHED 1974" on copyright page.