A DEATH IN THE LIFE.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1976) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery introducing 25 year old Julie Hayes - Adrift in New York, she opens a store on a dare as "Friend Julie, Advisor" & finds herself helping an odd assortment of neighborhood and street people. An association copy SIGNED on the title page, and also INSCRIBED to mystery author Dorothy B. Hughes "with a long and abiding affinity." In addition Dorothy Hughes has SIGNED her name on the front endpaper. A very special copy commemorating the friendship between these two "Dorothys", both trailblazing female suspense writers in the 1950s-1970s and both recipients of the the Mystery Writers of America grandmaster award (in 1985 for Davis, in 1978 for Hughes) . Review copy with publisher's slips laid in. 246 pp. ISBN: 0-684146606.