Edition: First US printing.
New York: Scribner, (1987) dj. Hardcover first edition - Another unusal thriller by this award-winning author. Zanny Moncrief is only six when she drowns little Willie, who with his sister Dolly was evacuated during World War II from heavily shelled Birmingham to sanctuary with the Moncriefs in Wales. The police don't suspect her, but her parents know - as does Dolly, who manages to survive other attempts. "All is well until Zanny, 15, falls for the school's gardener, Murphy, and sends his lover, Bridget, over a cliff to her death. For this crime, Murphy is doomed to hang, and here the author reveals the greatest ingenuity. There is no hint at the stunner ending of this wickedly witty, stylish story." (Publishers Weekly) 194 pp. ISBN: 0-684-188007.
Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket.