The mysterious murder of an elderly widow and a missing rare coin draw septuagenarian Margaret Binton into her third adventure as amateur sleuth on Manhattan's Upper West Side. This time the wily widow centers the fashionable world of numismatics. With the help of the colorful group of friends and neighbors, who have abetted her other investigations--Rose. the bag lady: Sid, the racetrack dandy: Jerry, the precocious pool-hall hustler; and the long suffering Lieutenant Morley and Sergeant Schaeffer of the Eighty-first Precinct--she sets out to trap the man who stabbed a friend of hers at Sotheby's, where she had gone to have a coin appraised. In the process she is nearly murdered herself and , moreover, becomes a prime suspect in the crime she's determined to solve.
Used availability for Richard Barth's One Dollar Death
March 1985 : UK Hardback
August 1982 : USA Hardback
June 1991 : USA Mass Market Paperback