Indianapolis, New York, Kansas City: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., [1966]. Octavo, cloth. First edition. The first Joe Bain mystery novel. "This first in the series has its flaws; notably a little fuzziness in the characterization and a couple of slips in California law; but San Rodrigo County is wonderfully real, and so it Bain-as, in a fresh kind of procedural story, he tries to cope at once with a murder and a county election." - Anthony Boucher, from NY Times book review, July 3, 1966. Hewett and Mallett, The Work of Jack Vance, A24. A fine copy in a fine price clipped dust jacket with a touch of rubbing. (1045). Item #1045

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