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] Blue cloth with silver lettering on the spine and front board. Blue textured endpapers. Very good. The rear cover is very minimally warped. In a near fine dust jacket. Item #45308
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. Recipient of the 1974 Best Mystery Edgar Award. Hillerman's most violent and bloody mystery novel. Signed by Hillerman, Franklin and Coel on the title page. Facsimile signature of Tony Hillerman stamped on the title page as well.