Edition: First printing.
London: Orion, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The true first edition of the author's first novel, set in the late 1940s, in postwar Los Angeles, and introducing former B Western movie idol and now ex-convict John Ray Horn, who is making ends meet by collecting debts for a gambler when an old friend calls asking for help with his father's estate, where Horn finds an obscene photograph of his young stepdaughter. SIGNED on the title page. Winner of the Debut Dagger Award from the Crime Writers' Association of Great Britain (the first American author to win this award). 282 pp. ISBN: 0-752852892.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.