London: Picador, 1998. First U.K. Edition. Sharp copy of Ellis's third novel, first published as a Vintage trade paperback original in 1991. A controversial book - a chilling, first-person narrative of wealthy investment banker and serial killer Patrick Bates, basis for Mary Harron's well-received film adaptation starring Christian Bale (2000). First Impression. Octavo (20.5cm); black cloth, with titles stamped in silver on spine; dustjacket; [x],399,pp. Base of spine gently nudged, else a fresh, Fine copy, with none of the usual tanning to the text edges. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced £10.00), with corresponding trivial wear to base of spine, else Fine.