Chase, James Hadley THE FLESH OF THE ORCHID
London/New York/Melbourne/Sydney/Cape Town: Jarrolds Publishers Ltd, . First edition. In bright yellow cloth, lettered in black to the spine; dust jacket. Hardcover. Hint of a spine slant, previous owner's discreet signature to front free endsheet, else a nearly fine copy; jacket is rubbed and edgeworn, with nicking and creases at spine end and upper front panel, reinforced from within by cello-tape.
Sequel to Chase's blockbuster debut tells the story of Carol Blandish, daughter to "the" Miss Blandish by homicidal maniac, Slim Grisson. Committed to an asylum for the criminally insane, Carol inherits a fortune, escapes and becomes a target for hitmen.