DIRK GENTLY'S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY. New York: Simon and Schuster, . Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First U.S. edition. "A second sequence comprising DIRK GENTLY'S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY (1987) and THE LONG DARK TEA-TIME OF THE SOUL (1988) confirmed the dark bent of Adams's talent; the first derived plot elements from 'City of Death' and 'Shada,' [Doctor Who episodes] and may be his most satisfying and complex novel. Though the tales inventively carry the eponymous detective through a wide range of SF experiences, this second series did not gain the extraordinary response of the [Hitchhiker sequence] ..." - John Clute and Graham Sleight, SFE (online). A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#145989).
First printing has code "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on copyright page.