The Night of the Good Children
Marjorie Carleton's thriller, winner of the scroll award of the Mystery Writers of America.
First UK edition, first printing hardback in dustwrapper. 19 × 12.5cm, 206pp
A kidnap thriller in which a criminal, Fingal, wants to abduct a two-year old who is being cared for by sixteen year old Sally Gould. As he watches them, a broken gas main forces Sally and her charge out of the house and into Fingel's hands and there is a frenzied alert and pursuit before the long night ends... This book won Marjorie Carleton the scroll award of the Mystery Writers of America.
A good copy. The pages are lightly foxed and tanned to the edges, margins and endpapers. The dustwrapper is complete but a little creased to the edges.