by Basil Copper
Dust jacket by Stephen E. Fabian
Limited Edition Hardcover - $75.00
OUT OF PRINT FROM THE PUBLISHER
Arkham House, 1980; 352 pp.; limited to 4,050 copies. First Edition.
Necropolis is a British Gothic novel by author Basil Copper. It was Copper's third book published by Arkham House.
The novel is set in Victorian England. Clyde Beatty, a private investigator, is hired by Angela Meredith to investigate her father's death. His investigations lead him to a nursing home in Surrey, directed by the sinister Dr. Horace Couchman. After an autopsy reveals the murder of Miss Meredith's father, Dr. Couchman flees to London leading Beatty eventually to the eerie Brockwood Cemetery and a criminal conspiracy involving millions of pounds worth of gold bullion.
Book is solid and clean; black binding cloth is clean and shiny; boards are unbumped and corners sharp; gilt lettering on spine is bright; pages are clean and bright.
Dust jacket front is clean, bright, unblemished and unchipped; flaps are clean and bright with original price ($12.95) unclipped; rear cover is clean and bright.
Overall, this is a fine copy of the book in a fine dust jacket.