249 pages. A farce about the South African police and security services and their attempts to resolve the murder of a Zulu cook by his white mistress. The author's first book. First edition (first printing). A near fine hardcover copy in a very good dust jacket, a bit faded at the spine, a few edge tears, and faint dampstaining to back panel (mostly visible on the verso or back of the jacket). Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: When Miss Hazelstone of Jacaranda Park kills her Zulu cook in a sensational crime of passion, the gallant members of the South African police force are soon upon the scene: Kommandant van Heerden, whose secret longing for the heart of an English gentleman leads to the most memorable transplant operation yet recorded: Luitenant Verkramp of the Security Branch, ever active in the pursuit of Communist cells; Konstabel Els, with his propensity for shooting first and not thinking later - and also for forcing himself upon African women in a manner legally reserved for male members of their own race. In the course of the strange events which follow, we encounter some very esoteric perversions and some even more amazing perversions of justice when Miss Hazelstone's brother, the Bishop of Barotseland, is sentenced to be hanged on the ancient gallows in the local prison.
From the Back Cover:
"A murderously funny farce." - Daily Telegraph
"Savagely hilarious." - Sunday Mirror
"Explosively funny, fiendishly inventive." - Sunday Times
Title: Riotous Assembly
Publisher: Secker & Warburg (1971)
Publication Date: 1971
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description David & Charles. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 0436458004 British reissued edition, fourth printing. Published in 1984. Jacket is in Very Good + condition. Minor wear to spine ends and edges of jacket. Jacket is neatly price clipped. Jacket is in a Mylar cover. Covers are clean and bright. Edges are sharp. No tears or creases. The book itself is in Near Fine condition. The binding is straight and tight. Remainder mark. Bookseller Inventory # SKU1009480
Book Description Secker & Warburg, 1990. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Black boards with gilt titles to the spine. Firm binding. Bookseller Inventory # 5050
Book Description Secker & Warburg, London, 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First edition of the author's first book ! Much nicer condition than usually encountered ! Save for a small penny sized spot of soil to the verso of the last free endpaper, the book is FINE. The jacket is sun faded and has a penny sized spot of soil to the top right hand corner of the rear flap; a couple of 1/8" closed tears rate this jacket VERY GOOD+. Price of is still present! VERY SCARCE in this condition.** See our new cheaper postal rates to the USA and abroad.**. Bookseller Inventory # B001