London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2000. First British Edition, First Printing. Cloth. SIGNED by the Author on the title page, tall 8vo, black cloth with gold lettering on spine, archival mylar-protected photographic dust jacket (unclipped: L10.00) depicting flagstones with pools of dripping water, 314 pages. Weight: 1 lb. 6 oz. Fine / Near Fine. Item #8830
First printing of the first British edition, which precedes the U.S. Edition. Fine Copy: Tight, bright, clean in a NF slightly rubbed, unclipped dust jacket. No previous owner or remainder marks.
J[ulia] Wallis Martin (born 1945) is a mystery writer. She was an Edgar Allan Poe Award shortlist nominee for A Likeness in Stone and The Bird Yard.
In The Long Close Call, Robbie McLaughlan, a Flying Squad officer with London's Metro Police, kills a robber during a bank robbery. When the family of the dead thief discovers McLaughlan's identity, they abduct his young son with the intention of luring McLaughlan to his death.