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 fine copy in near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelf wear to head and tail of spine panel and corners. (#83003).
"FIRST PUBLISHED 1974" on copyright page.