Edition: First printing.
New York: St Martin's, (1998.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Fourth suspense novel featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes - Twenty years after he solved the case of the hound of the Baskervilles, Holmes returns to Dartmoor to investigate a murder and another sighting of the hound, this time accompanied by his wife, Mary Russell. The Washington Post managed to sum up the appeal of this series in their review: 'The great marvel of King's series is that she's managed to preserve the integrity of Holmes's character and yet somehow conjure up a woman astute, edgy and compelling enough to be the partner of his mind as well as his heart.' Frontispiece of Baring-Gould. SIGNED on the title page. 306 pp. ISBN: 0-312-169345.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.