Michael Joseph, 1962, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First Edition
Mrs. Verney was the attractive wife of the tenant of the flat above Brian Culsworth, Q.C.'s chambers in the Temple, but when she came to ask his advice he did not expect to become involved in her affairs. People often ask barristers informally for their help, and, if you happen to be living above the place where he works, what more natural than that you should go to the nearest barrister available? I t looked as though the matter which was worrying Mrs. Verney was serious. Was Mr. Sampson, who had recently called on her, a blackmailer? What did he know? What could he do? What could she do? Mr. Culsworth was anxious to help and it never occurred to him that her visit would indirectly become linked with a case which he had just been conducting. While there was certainly something sinister about Mr. Sarnpson, there was nothing whatever sinister about Mr. Culsworth's client, Mr. Baker. Mr. Baker was simply bringing an action to recover his share of a win on the pools and his only slightly abnormal quality was his difficulty in expressing respect when he felt none. Most people in court will cheerfully lick the boots of the judge, whatever they may say about him in private. Mr. Baker's eccentricity landed him in prison. Then Mr. Culsworth found himself in difficulties. And all the time Mr. Sampson was wandering round the Temple causing alarm and despondency. As usual with this author's books the story goes in and out of the Courts and, although blackmail is a serious crime, it is gay entertainment with more than a hint of suspense. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 182 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Dust Jacket has small closed tears & fading to spine colour, but otherwise complete and overall sound.. Dust Jacket un-clipped. Gilt titles spine with white decoration (judge's wig). black cloth. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Fiction; Law & Criminal Studies; Humour. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3170.