London: Michael Joseph, 1965. 256 pp. Approximately 6 1/4 x 9 1/4". 1st Edition, first printing. Illustrated dust jacket in very good condition with some chipping and subtle pen mark on cover, not price-clipped; Green cloth over boards, gilt title on spine very crisp, minor foxing and darkening to the fore-edges, dark shadow on page prior to half-title due to old bookmark, otherwise in near fine condition.
Born Richard Stanley Francis (1920 - 2010), Dick Francis was a British crime writer whose novels were mostly centered on horse racing in England (he was a fomer steeplechase jockey himself). This book is Dick Francis' 3rd novel, with Daniel Roke, Australian horse breeder temporarily turned UK investigator.