Trouble in West Two (Signed copy)
Signed by Kevin Fitzgerald, a superb London spy thriller of the 1950s
First edition, first printing hardback in dustwrapper. 19 × 12.5cm, 256pp.
Signed and dedicated by Kevin Fitzgerald to the ffep, "To my friend of many years, W S Martin, with every good wish from the author. Kevin Fitzgerald, February 24th 1958".
A rare (but forgotten) London spy thriller. The main character Harrison, and his friend Feston, inhabit the two worlds of Bayswater W2, one a respectable world of shopkeepers, landladies and half-pay majors, the other of under the counter trade, bogus majors and madames... Trouble starts when a man called Fintan is found dead in his bed one morning.
The book is in good condition, with some tanning to the page margins. There is also a previous owner's name under the author's signature. The dustwrapper is creased and chipped to the edges but has not been price-clipped and remains attractive.