Publication: W W Norton & Company, 1981, New York
First edition. Fine, bright, square copy in a flawless price-clipped dust jacket. Edgar Award Winner for Best First Novel of 1981. The novel takes place in the fictional town of Delano, Georgia, over three generations, as three different police chiefs attempt to identify a serial killer operating in the area. It is Woods' first published novel. As the author explains in a note, it was inspired by the story of his grandfather's death while serving as a police chief. An exceptional copy and a read we highly recommend.
Inventory Number: 45668