signedfirst editionblack leatherette pictorially stamped and lettered in silver, pale gray endpapers
by LUPOFF Richard A
Martinez, California: Offspring Press, 1992. First edition. black leatherette pictorially stamped and lettered in silver, pale gray endpapers. As new/pictorial dust jacket (pristine in brodart). Quarto. Dust jacket art by Michael McLaughlin No. 278 of 300 deluxe copies, signed by the author, Michael McLaughlin and Donald Westlake. In addition with a large inscription to Rik Thompson "indispensable editor", signed and dated by the author, on title page. With a printed invitation to "... the New California Smart Set requests the honour of your presence their Annual Gala ..." laid in "The unlikely detective team of insurance adjuster Hobart Lindsey and Berkeley police officer Marvia Plum made their debut in Richard A. Lupoff' "The Comic Book Killer." ... Now Hobart Lindsey and Marvia Plum are back. Once more Lindsay is called upon to settle an insurance claim. Somebody made off with an automobile insured by Lindsay's company, a 1928 Duesenberg Phaeton. It's a classic. A car to love. A car to kill for. And somebody does kill for it. ..." -from the dust jacket.
(Inventory #: 33577)
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