THE BABY BLUE RIP-OFF.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Walker, (1983) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery introducing wise-cracking, ex-cop, Vietnam veteran Mallory - not just the first in this series, but the first book by Collins to be issued in hardcover (Collins is also known for writing the Dick Tracy comic series for many years). INSCRIBED on the front endpaper "Hope you enjoy meeting Mallory, Mary! All the best" and dated April 27, '83, in the year of publication. Set in a small town in Iowa . 160 pp. ISBN: 0-802754759.
Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.