Publication: G P Putnam's Sons, 1971, New York
First edition. Fine in dust jacket. Edgar Award Winner for Best First Mystery Novel of 1971. An intriguing mystery where a brilliant black police chief, Xavier Brooke, on the Caribbean island of St. Caro must look for David Maubee. Maubee is a minor criminal, but he is suspected of the murder of a wealthy white tourist, and even though Brooke is convinced of Maubee's innocence, he is still faced with the fears and hatreds of the whites and the secrecy and silence of the blacks. He is forced to find Maubee to prove, ironically enough, that he is not guilty. A fast-moving tale filled with exotic settings and fascinating characters.
Inventory Number: 35896