SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. The fifth mystery featuring dedicated bird-watcher George Palmer-Jones, retired from the Home Office who has become, in partnership with his wife Molly, a sort of a private eye in his retirement. Set on a small remote island in the far North. INSCRIBED on the title page. 220 pp. Near fine in a fine dust jacket (rather significant toning to the pages.). Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Ever since the death of her husband, Ursula Ottway has lived alone in Back Rigg Cottage, high up on the fells overlooking the beautiful Crow Water reservoir. She has always been popular in the local community, but Ursula's life is far from secure. Her landlord, the ambitious politician Marcus Grenville, wants his property back, as the cottage would provide a perfect holiday residence for the tourists who come up to shoot on the estate. After months of petty harassment, Ursula discovers that the illegal use of poisoned bait on Grenville's land has killed not only a rare bird of prey but her two beloved cats. And she realises that she can bear no more.
Outraged by this act of cruelty, Ursula storms up to the Grenvilles' house and - to the amazement and horror of the guests gathered for dinner - she denounces Marcus Grenville and threatens revenge. It would hardly look good, after all, for a future government minister to be caught flouting the law on his own land.
But when her niece, Molly Palmer-Jones, arrives at Ursula's house the next morning, it is to find her body slumped lifeless on a sofa.
Shocked and saddened, Molly and her husband George decide to piece together a picture of Ursula's last days. And it soon becomes clear that, for many people on the estate, hers was a very convenient death. The Palmer-Joneses embark on a murder investigation . . . but even their professional expertise doesn't prepare them for what is to follow. Because a lifetime's worth of secrets must surface before a killer can finally be brought to justice . . .
From the Inside Flap: ds her beloved cats and some protected wildfowl dead of illegal poison, elderly Ursula Ottway threatens to expose her landlord, politician Marcus Grenville, as an anti-preservationist. Within hours, Ursula is dead . . . by the same illegal poison. Now, as George and Molly Palmer-Jones reconstruct Ursula's last days, it becomes clear that her sharp eyes and long memory had posed a deadly threat not only to Marcus, but to his chilly wife, his alienated offspring, and others. To bring a killer to justice, Molly and George must uproot a lifetime's worth of secrets and expose a nest of vicious human vultures.
Title: ANOTHER MAN'S POISON.
Publisher: London: Macmillan, (1992) dj
Book Description Macmillan, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Yellow boards with gilt titles to the spine. Clean pages. Jacket is not price clipped. Book has a bit of lean. 1st edition. Seller Inventory # 2566
Book Description Macmillan, London, 1992. Hardback. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. The Book is very good, square and tight. It is unmarked, with clean pages free of inscriptions or marks and has been signed by the author directly on to the title page. It has very small bumps to the bottom corners of both the front and back boards and curl to the top and bottom of the spine. The pages show the normal yellowing due to ageing and paper quality. The Dust Jacket is very good, unfaded, unclipped (£13.99) and is free of any rips, tears & marks. First Edition - Signed by the Author. All our books are covered with a clear, removable, chemically inert, protective wrapper before being securely bubble wrapped and dispatched in strong corrugated cardboard boxes. Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 17245
Book Description Macmillan, London, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 1st edition hardcover in near fine condition in near fine dust jacket - signed by the author on the title page - George and Molly Palmer-Jones novel - fading to spine of dj with just the slightest of page toning o/w very nice copy, tight, square and clean. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # msh5390
Book Description Macmillan, 1992. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0333582586-2-4