London: Headline, 1997, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.
From the cover: From the cover: Agnes Bourdillon isnt the kind of woman you expect to be a nun. Shes attractive, stylish, and not naturally saintly. And the expensive girls boarding school in West Yorkshire, where shes sent to teach by her order, is hardly a place in which one would expect to find an art mistress quite as obviously disturbed as Joanna Baines. Private, self-effacing but popular with her pupils, Joanna is found in the art room by Agnes, surrounded by black paint and desecrated paintings; next day she has disappeared from the school building. And the day after that a twenty-two-year-old gardener, Mark Snaith, is murdered on the moors nearby, his face horribly mutilated.
The man Snaith worked for was William Baines, owner of Allbrights mill, still one of the main employers in the area. A man who, when Agnes visits his office, denies knowing Joanna Baines with vehemence that astonishes Agnes. Especially since she is almost certain he is lying
In the Sister Agnes Mystery series.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Pages lightly age-tanned, more heavily so at the margins.
Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 312 pages. 9½” x 6¼”.