New York: Harper and Row, 1972. First Edition. Nicely INSCRIBED by the author to fellow crime fiction author John Ball, on the front endpaper: "For Pat and John Ball / From a grateful recipient of their aid, hospitality, and friendship / Tony Hillerman."
John Ball is best remembered as being the author of the seminal novel and film source, "In the Heat of the Night" in 1965. Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. A terrific association between two crime fiction authors of the same generation.