In the Absence of Mrs Petersen by Nigel Balchin, 1st / 1st, 1966

In the Absence of Mrs Petersen by Nigel Balchin, 1st / 1st, 1966

£30.00Price

London: Collins, (1966).

First edition. This is a near fine copy. The Brian Russell dust wrapper is bright and highly presentable. It has not been price clipped. Overall, this is a near fine copy of a fine title.  Jim Petersen is a film scriptwriter working in Hollywood. Behind with an assignment, he puts his wife Sarah on a plane to New York so that he can concentrate on his work. The plane bursts into flames before it can leave the runway and Sarah is killed. In Paris a short while later, Jim meets a woman called Katherina, a Yugoslav who bears a striking resemblance to Sarah.