First Edition. U. M. dustjacket art. The first Joshua Clunk mystery. The great steel firm of Garston's was one of the largest in the world, but somewhere at the base of its success was robbery. Ruthless, powerful, Lord Garston, its owner, stopped at nothing to achieve his ends. So when Anthony Wisberry went to Joshua Clunk and told a strange tale of lost formulas and his father's disappearance many years ago, Clunk laughed at him." Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, nicks at top front panel, extremely light dampstain to part of rear panel.