THE TORCHING. New York, London, Toronto, Sydney, Tokyo, Singapore: Simon & Schuster, . Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First edition. "Its web of plot involves parallel mysteries of gratifying complexity: one, set in the late eighteenth century, entails accusations of witchcraft, and a grisly murder; the other, in the late twentieth, accusations of plagiarism, and several murders. The strand that binds the tale is Alice Grey’s attempt to write a historical horror novel called THE TORCHING … This evocative and atmospheric novel is subtly self-reflexive, being as much about the power of stories as the power of the supernatural. It is, quite simply, one of the best of 1992." - Michael A. Morrison, Necrofile: The Review of Horror Literature #7 (1993), p. 25. Publisher's review slip and publicity sheet laid in. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#164469).
First printing has code "1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page.