THE BECKET FACTOR.
Edition: First printing.
London: Colllins Crime Club, (1990) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, and the first in a short series of novels centered around Canterbury Cathedral. A blend of murder, espionage and politics, this features "Colonel Richard Harrison, retired from government service, acts as secretary to the Diocesan Dilapidations Board at Canterbury Cathedral and lives on the grounds with his crippled wife. Shortly after the mysterious death of Canon Cratchley, an old cohort asks Harrison to nose around: Cratchley's book-in-progress seems to blacken the character of the favored candidate for the new Archbishop of Canterbury. Crypt renovations, meanwhile, have uncovered a medieval coffin possibly containing the remains of Thomas Becket." (Library Journal) 254 pp. ISBN: 0-002323206.
Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.