The Steam Pig by James McClure 1st / 1st 1971
First edition and first print published by Gollancz in 1971. This is a near fine copy. The bright and distinctive Gollancz wrapper is very complete. It hasn't been price clipped. The book has very little wear. There is a small strip of fading to the bottom of the spine. No previous owner's handling marks either. It is a near fine copy.
This is the author's debut mystery. It features Lieutenant Kramer and Detective Sergeant Mickey Zondi set in South Africa. A beautiful blonde has been killed by a bicycle spoke to the heart and it is left for them to investigate.