First edition. Near fine in dust jacket with light professional restoration to the spine ends and corners. The author's fourth and final novel, a suspenseful tale set in rural North Carolina where the body of a beautiful woman is found at the bottom of a swimming pool. A most unhappy place ruled by old Gran Colton, who uses a black-thorn cudgel to aid her in walking and to impose her matriarchal will on her neurotic relatives.
Inventory Number: 38476