Barre & Rockliff, 1960, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First, Illustrated By: Marina Hoffer -- Dustwrapper
581 pages, colour illustrated dustwrapper. General handling marks to the page edges, rubbing of the edges of the dustwrapper. "A murder was committed at the end of the century in Paris. The Surete, under their dogged Chief Goron are baffled until Gabrielle Bompard, a fascinating beauty of deceptive innocence accuses her lover of the crime. From then on a battle of wits develops between Goron and Gabrielle, culminating in the sensational trial and it's better outcome for Goron.". "But no summary can do justice to the author's range of style and mood -- least of all to his portrayal of Gabrielle, the embodiment of ravishing beauty, unbridled sensuality and the innocence of evil, which raises her to a place among the great feminine characters of all literature." Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Marina Hoffer -- Dustwrapper. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Crime Fiction; France; Inventory No: 0243383.