THE SINS OF THE FATHERS.
New York: Dell, (1976). SIGNED first edition - First mystery featuring Matt Scudder - "New York's answer to Lew Archer." "The hooker was young, pretty . . . and dead, butchered in a Greenwich village apartment. The prime suspect, a minister's son, was also dead, the victim of a jailhouse suicide. The case is closed, as far as the NYPD is concerned. Now the murdered prostitute's father wants it opened again - and that's where Matthew Scudder comes in. But this assignment carries the unmistakable stench of sleaze and perversion, luring ex-cop-turned-investigator Scudder into a sordid world of phony religion and murderous lust where children must die for their parents most secret, unspeakable sins." SIGNED on the title page. DELL 7991. 189 pp plus 3 pp publisher's ads.