Albuquerque, NM: Sidewinder Publishing, LLC, 2007. Ernest Franklin. First Sidewinder edition, with a new introduction by Margaret Coel. Hardcover. SIGNED. 288pp. Octavo [23.5 cm] Turquoise blue cloth with silver lettering on the spine and front board. Produced with silver stamped, marble patterned charcoal colored endpapers. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Item #42399
Features a new informative introduction, "The Amazing Art of Tony Hillerman," written by Margaret Coel, especially for this edition. Navajo artist Ernest Franklin has contributed chapter decorations and full page illustrations. Dance Hall of the Dead was the recipient of the 1974 best mystery Edgar award, and Hillerman's most violent and bloody mystery novel. Signed by Tony Hillerman on the title page, below a stamp of his facsimile signature.