Doubled in Diamonds - Victor CanningLondon: Heinemann, 1966, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper sunned at the spine and onto the margins of the panels with previous owners name to the front flap. A little age-toning to the edges of the text block. Text complete, clean and tight.
From the cover: “What stops Finch from collecting his six-thousand-pound legacy? Rex Carver finds the question has a dangerous answer when he agrees to track down the missing businessman for a firm of London solicitors. The search for Finch takes him to a mountain chateau in southern France where a gang of diamond thieves have stacked away a million-pound haul: and involves Carver with Suma and Lian Tung, lovely and delicate twin sisters, whose soft voices and expertise on the Chinese moon guitar give no hint of their real purposes. But can they be responsible for the murderous attack on Carver at a golf course? Or for leaving him to die in a sinking barge on a French canal?
Victor Canning’s new thriller is brilliantly plotted, has some splendid oddball characterisation and shows once again that he is one of the cleverest and most exciting writers in the genre today.”