First Edition. Kuerner dustjacket art. An Inspector French mystery. "The marriage of convenience between Richard and Julia Elton of Chalfornt, Surrey, was successful until Julia fell in love with Frank Cox. They arranged to meet to settle their plans, but though this was absolutely secret, Cox found Richard's murdered body at the place when he went to keep the rendezvous". Very Good, remnants of bookplate at front endpaper, small old bookstore stamp at rear pastedown, small light stain to top page edge, in nearly Very Good dustjacket, light stain at top front panel and front flap edge, shallow chips at spine ends.