"The invitation would commit him to nothing more crucial than seeing that she had a pleasant evening and paying the bill. And a man was surely entitled to call his own publishers": First Edition of A Mind To Murder; Lengthily Inscribed by P.D. James

  • A Mind To Murder.
  • A Mind To Murder.

A Mind To Murder.

$11,500.00

Item Number: 96896

London: Faber and Faber, 1963.

First edition of the author’s second book. Octavo, original green cloth. Signed by the author on the title page with a transcription from the novel as follows, “The invitation would commit him to nothing more crucial than seeing that she had a pleasant evening and paying the bill. And a man was surely entitled to call his own publishers P.D. James.” The inscription is from the final sentence of this novel. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Charles Mozley. Rare and desirable, especially with such a lengthy inscription and in this condition.

The second book to feature Scotland Yard investigator Adam Dalgliesh, A Mind To Murder is a "superbly satisfying mystery" (Chicago Daily News). "P.D. James is one of the national treasures of British fiction. As James takes us from one life to another, her near-Dickensian scale becomes apparent" (Malcolm Bradbury).

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