1993 "First Edition" stated on copyright page; Alfred A. Knopf publishers, New York; hardbound in black and wheat boards with gilt stamp lettering on cover and black lettering along spine; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket very good.
"Intricate and entertaining . . . A delicious puzzle."
- The Boston Globe
The murder is in America, but the call goes out to Scotland Yard superintendent Richard Jury. Accompanied by his aristocratic friend Melrose Plant and by Sergeant Wiggins, Jury arrives in Baltimore, Maryland, home of zealous Orioles fans, mouth-watering crabs, and Edgar Allan Poe.
In his efforts to solve the case, Jury rubs elbows with a delicious and suspicious cast of characters, embarking on a trail that leads to a unique tavern called 'The Horse You Came In On' . . .