Criminal Conversations - F. M. StockdaleDoubleday, 1994, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Leans. Text complete, clean and tight.
From the cover: “Assault, fraud, embezzlement and rape -the daily fare of Tim Bryce, a partner in the successful law firm Ruggles, Cavendish and Bryce. The firm’s income comes from two main sources: the enormously wealthy Ingram family, whose Trust they administer; and the Chesterfield Estate. Tim is defending the roguish Colonel Chesterfield, in court for beating his mistress, Flora Knox, so hard that she requires sixteen stitches. Tim gets the Colonel acquitted, although his sympathies lie with the beautiful Flora. Tim is admired from a distance by one of the youngest members of the Ingram family, Laura, whose father, Max Ingram, is squandering his income on his expensive new mistress, the rich and glamorous Perky Metternich. One of Tim’s less successful clients is Dapper Gumby, verging on bankruptcy. Dapper’s solution is to find himself a rich wife — and who else but Laura Ingram? But Tim’s partner, odious Robin Ruggles, also has his eye on Laura, whom he sees as the perfect wife for a rising young solicitor. Criminal Conversations maliciously entertains with the cut and thrust of the world of law courts, underpinned by the sexual and financial imbroglios of those who find themselves in the dock.”
Jacket designed by Sue McCartney-Snape. Size: 8¾" x 5½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 254 pages.