Bristol: Scorpion Press, (1993). First edition. Hardcover. #39/75 numbered copies in a special binding, leather and boards, and signed by the author. One night up in Montana, C.W. Sughrue sets his seedy bar’s pricey jukebox in front of an oncoming freight train. When predictable results ensue, he needs to find a way to make some money and pay back the jukebox company. So even though Sughrue’s officially retired from P.I. work, he picks up one small-time case involving some kidnapped fish. That fishy trail leads to a much bigger case involving a Texas politician’s kidnapped wife, a valuable piece of pre-Columbian pottery, and a single mother who packs guns and stolen goods in her infant son’s diaper bag. Winner of the Dashiell Hammett Award (The Hammett Prize is awarded annually by the International Association of Crime Writers, North American Branch to a Canadian or US citizen or permanent resident for a book in English in the field of crime writing. It is named after crime-writer Dashiell Hammett and was established in 1991). A fine copy in a fancy leather and marbled boards, issued without dust jacket. Item #14337
A fine copy in a fancy leather and marbled boards binding, issued without dust jacket.