New York: The Mysterious Press, 1984. 1st.
BECAUSE THE NIGHT
[SIGNED] New York: The Mysterious Press, 1984. First edition. A botched liquor store heist leaves three grisly dead. A hero cop is missing. Nobody could see a pattern in these two stray bits of information–no one except Detective Sergeant Lloyd Hopkins, a brilliant and disturbed L.A. cop with an obsessive desire to protect the innocent. From the master of L.A. noir comes this beautiful and brutal tale. Hardcover with dust jacket. 280 pages. Author's signature and inscription dated 4/9/84: "The L.A. night descends!"
Octavo 280pp. hardcover with dust jacket in VG/VG condition. Author signed and inscribed "The L.A. night descends!" on front free endpaper. DJ wrapped in brodart, foxing on flap fold only, all else very good. Green clothette covered boards, gilt title on spine. Boards and DJ show light shelf wear. Text block shows foxing. Text clean, binding tight. shelve hardcover mystery.