STANDING IN THE SHADOWS.
Edition: First printing.
London: Orion, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Canadian-born author's third mystery, featuring Laura Principal who left an academic life at Cambridge University for a career as an investigator. Ian Rankin called Prinicpal "one of contemporary crime fiction's most intriguing and satisfying sleuths." Like her protaganist, Spring lived and worked as an academic in Cambridge, so she knows the area well. In this novel she investigates the case of an eleven yerar old boy who was convicted of murdering his foster mother. SIGNED on the title page. 261 pp. ISBN: 0-752804499.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.