New York: St. Martin's Press, 1984. First Edition. INSCRIBED by Willeford on the front endpaper: "To John Melville / Sincerely / Charles Willeford."
The first Hoke Mosley mystery, basis for the superb 1990 film starring Fred Ward, Alec Baldwin and Jennifer Jason Leigh, and arguably the best of the author's many fine novels.
Fine and unread in an about Fine dust jacket. A touch of pinpoint rubbing at the corners of the jacket, else as nice a copy as one could imagine, an uncommon title to find signed.