Publication: Atheneum, 1982, New York
First edition. Author's first book. Fine in dust jacket. Edgar award nominee for best first novel. The only thing worse than a dead teen is a dead teen with a note in her pocket reading, "Number One." Worse yet, Malcolm Anderson receives a call from the "Numbers Killer," who torments him with an account of his tormented childhood and violent Vietnam experiences. Malcolm desperately tries to deduce the killer's motives and prevent the next murder. An exciting story! Adapted for the movie screen in 1985 as The Mean Season, which was a far cry from attaining the suspense and thrill of the book.
Inventory Number: 2395