THE LIGHT OF DAY.
Edition: First printing.
London: Heinemann, (1962) dj. Hardcover first edition - First novel featuring Arthur Abdul Simpson, "British to the core" (although he was born in Egypt and is half-Egyption) but without a passport to prove it. He "lives by his rather inadequate wits" as a guide, tout, chaffeur and journalist - but he stumbles into a situationof increasing danger in Turkey. Winner of the Edgar Award for best novel and basis for the 1964 Academy award winning film "Topaki" featuring Peter Ustinov and Melina Mercouri. 247 pp. Map endpapers, dust jacket by Leslie Needham.
Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.