First U.K. edition. The book is tightly bound in clean black cloth lettered in bright silver, the extremities are a little bumped and rubbed. The text block is a trifle toned and foxed. The dust jacket with the striking Eileen Walton artwork is the original and not price clipped, it is slightly rubbed and nicked to the edges and a little grubby. A very uncommon crime novel set around a murder of a star player in a college basketball team.