THE BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES OF THE CENTURY.
Edition: Signed, limited first edition.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2000. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of 46 mystery stories from O. Henry in 1903 and Willa Cather in 1905 to Tom Franklin in 1998 and Dennis Lehane in 1999. Includes selections from Dashiell Hammet, James M. Cain, Raymond Chandler, John Steinbeck, William Faulkner, Joyce Carol Oates, Shirley Jackson, Flannery O'Connor, Stephen King, James Crumley Brendan DuBois, Steven Greenleaf and more. One of only 100 copies SIGNED on the limitation page by the editor, Tony Hillerman. Although not called for, this is also signed by contributor Sara Paretsky. Preface by series editor Otto Penzler and introduction by Tony Hillerman. Biographical notes. xviii, 813 pp. ISBN: 0-618-012672.
Condition: Fine in red cloth with gilt lettering on the spine in a fine black slipcase (no dust jacket, as issued).