Title: Necessary Evil
Author: Kelley Roos
Publisher: The Thriller Book Club
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Description: From the inside flap: "'Lie down on your bed, Mrs. Deane,' Alden Peg stretched out on her bed. 'A nicely located apartment,' Harry remarked appreciatively. 'All the windows face the river. No-one can look in and see anything.' He opened the top drawer of a chest. Alden, sitting on the bed beside Peg, asked him what he was looking for. 'Three stockings,' Harry said. 'One of her hands, one one for her feet…' 'And one for her mouth,' Alden said. 'That's right,' Harry said. 'Now let's not do any more talking, son. We don't want to miss hearing him open the front door.' For it was Mark Deane, Peg's husband, they were really after. Drunk as he had been, he must have recognised Harry and Alden, surely? And when he heard the news of Porter Erskine's death, he was bound to realise…"
Meadow green cloth boards with black text on spine. Latter has turned to a shade of yellow-green. Spine and corners relatively straight. Unclipped (18s. 0d.) jacket tanned and rubbed where the spine meets the rear board. Minor foxing on rear. Negligible scuffing along upper edge of front board. Otherwise jacket is complete. Apart from some foxing to the tips, all pages are in excellent, unmarked condition, and very tightly bound.
Measures 19 cm × 12.5 cm (7.6″ × 5″). Oversize 12mo. 208 pp.