Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1976. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. 5 5/8 X 8 1/2 Inches. 256 PP. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #3862
Stated "First Printing" with proper letter code [T 03/76] on copyright page. Original price of $7.95 intact on front flap. Very early Patterson signature on title-page. We have only seen a few examples of this full (very early) autograph over the years. Winner of the 1977 Edgar Award for BEST FIRST NOVEL. Slightest hint of rubbing to lower edge of DJ spine, else a fine copy. An almost incomparable beauty. Accompanied by a laid-in bookplate with the more modern James Patterson autograph.