Edition: First US printing.
New York: Carroll & Graf, (1999.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first novel by this young Scots writer, one of the strongest and best new voices in crime fiction - one review described this novel, set in "the grimmest of Glasgow's hilltop neighborhoods" as "the humor's black as coal and the action bright as a switchblade." John Creasey Award Winner for Best First Crime Novel. SIGNED on the title page. Mina is not yet nearly as well-known as she should be - 349 pp. ISBN: 0-786706120.
Condition: Very good in near fine dust jacket (prev owner's name, tape ghosts on boards, small date on top edge of textblock, but otherwise straight, tight and clean)