• Unsigned
  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
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Released October 12, 1989
ISBN 9780712634915

£200.00

Introducing the New Orleans detective Dave Robicheaux.


Johnny Massina, a convicted murderer bound for the electric chair, has warned Dave Robicheaux that he's on somebody's hit list, and now the homicide detective is trying to discover just who that is before he ends up dead.


Meanwhile he has taken on the murder investigation of a young black girl found dead in the Bayou Swamp - a case no one seems keen for him to investigate. But Robicheaux persists and uncovers a web of corruption that some would kill to protect, leading him to a terrifying confrontation with the one horror he fears most of all.

Book Condition & Notes

A very good first edition of the author's first novel, with a bump to the top of the back board. In a very good priceclipped dust jacket, with surface markings to front cover and a spot of wear to the top front corner.


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James Lee Burke

James Lee Burke is an American author, best known for his Dave Robicheaux series. He has won Edgar Awards for Black Cherry Blues and Cimarron Rose, and has also been presented with the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of america. The Robicheaux character has been portrayed twice on screen, first by Alex Baldwin (Heaven's Prisoners) and then Tommy Lee Jones (In the Electric Mist).

Burke has also written five miscellaneous novels, (including Two for Texas), two short story collections, four books starring protagonist Texas attorney Billy Bob Holland, four books starring Billy Bob's cousin Texas sheriff Hackberry Holland, and two books starring Weldon Avery Holland, grandson of legendary Texas lawman Hackberry Holland.

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Book Condition & Notes

A very good first edition of the author's first novel, with a bump to the top of the back board. In a very good priceclipped dust jacket, with surface markings to front cover and a spot of wear to the top front corner.


Professionally Packed

All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.