New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 1996. First edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. 294pp. Large octavo [24 cm] 1/4 black paper with light brown paper covered boards, a silver stamped title on the spine, and a red ink stamped design on the front cover. Very good. The spine ends are bumped, and there is a small chip in the paper at the foot of the spine. The rear cover is just a tiny bit warped. In a near fine dust jacket. The top edge of the rear panel is lightly creased. Item #34825
Signed by Tony Hillerman on the title page. From the dust jacket- "The fallen man lay sprawled on a ledge under the peak of Ship Rock mountain for eleven years- visited only by the ravens that had picked his bones clean and scattered his rock-climbing gear. That peaceful period ended, appropriately, on Halloween, when a climbing party stumbled upon his bones and began a chain of events that would ultimately link Leaphorn and Chee."