Lady Killer

1957, first edition of this murder thriller


William M Hardy


Hamish Hamilton, London, 1957
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Printing Details

First edition, first printing. Hardback in dustwrapper. 19 × 12.5cm, 191pp.

Earl Borstleman, Professor of Mathematics at State University, was a medium sort of man--medium height and weight, medium-colored hair, medium-sized features. Altogether quiet, conservative and mild, his sole (and wholly innocent) idiosyncrasy was a gentle craving for neatness and order. Hardly the sort of man whom you would expect to murder his faithful loving wife. But, quite suddenly on the morning of fortieth birthday, Earl Borstleman decided to do just that.


The book itself is in very good condition, with some dusting to the pages' top edge but otherwise with clean pages and secure binding. The dustwrapper is spotted and rubbed, with a small V-shape area of loss from the top of the front panel but is nevertheless quite scarce.

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