UNDER THE BRIGHT LIGHTS.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Henry Holt, (1986.). Hardcover first edition - The author's first mystery, a "startlingly gritty" novel, set in the bayou country of Louisiana. The first book in the Bayou Trilogy, this introduces police detective Rene Shade, who finds the murder of a black city councilman just too neat and takes on City Hall to follow the twisty trail through the Cajun quarter and the black ghetto of St. Bruno. 182 pp. ISBN: 0-030085144.
Condition: Very near fine in fine dust jacket (spot on top edge of textblock, a tight copy whcih appears unread).