Publication: Santa Fe New Mexican Publishing Corporation, 1925, Santa Fe
First edition. One of 90 numbered copies signed by the author with an appreciation by Simon Kernick. This is copy 29. As new, unread copy in quarter leather and marbled boards. Five years ago someone raped and killed three little children. All the evidence pointed to Preston Applewhite, who was convicted and sentenced to execution by lethal injection even though he adamantly denies his guilt. Not long afterward, Preston is killed by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Meanwhile in New York, Matt Scudder agrees to look into the suspicious on-line lover of an acquaintance. Surprisingly, his simple inquiries lead back to the Applewhite case, finding evidence of a serial killer who loves to kill when the moment is right. This killer is now targeting the Scudders as his next victims!
Inventory Number: 36244