New York: William Morrow / HarperCollinsPublishers, 1974. First Edition. Cloth and boards. 8vo, lavender 1/8th cloth with gold lettering on spine over beige boards, protective clear archival film sleeve over pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) by Charles Geer, green endpapers, 159,  pages. Fine / Near Fine. Item #3988
SUPERIOR CONDITION: tight, bright, clean. A few chips to the dust jacket's edges and foot of its spine.
Edith Mary Pargeter, OBE, BEM (1913 – 1995), better known by her nom de plume "ELLIS PETERS," was an English author of works in many categories, especially history and historical fiction. She was also honoured for her translations of Czech classics. She is probably best known for her murder mysteries, both historical and modern--especially her medieval-detective series The Cadfael Chronicles. In THE HOUND OF ROLAND, the daughter of a famous composer turns detective to solve a murder.