Murder in the Walls

New York: Scribner's, 1971. Internally reproduced Agency Draft manuscript for the 1971 mystery novel. Laid in with the text is a short typed note dated October 18, 1971, from casting agent Paul Kohner to actor Charles Bronson, requesting that Kohner have Bronson read the manuscript.

Richard Martin Stern's first novel in the Johnny Ortiz series, wherein a prostitute is found dead in a locked room, leading gritty detective Johnny Ortiz to seek out the killer among the inhabitants of the seedy underbelly of the fictional town of Santo Cristo.

Set in New Mexico.

Blue titled wrappers, rubber-stamped copy No. 2. Title page present, dated '71, with credits for author Richard Martin Stern. Approximately 241 leaves. Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Very Good, with a partially detached front wrapper, bound with two gold brads.

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