Edition: First printing.
Boston: Little Brown, (1989) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery novel set In the small college town of Hillston, North Carolina, and featuring Lt. Justin Savile and Police Chief Cuddy R. Mangum. Hours before his scheduled execution, a young Black man on death row gets a brief stay - the following day, his brother a controversial activist is found murdered. INSCRIBED on the title page to the late noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens. In addition to being gripping and literate mysteries, Malone's crime novels are also a picture of the changing politics and culture in the South. 537 pp. ISBN: 0-316544809.
Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.