Dance Hall of the Dead [Avon Books, paperback, 1975]

Dance Hall of the Dead [Avon Books, paperback, 1975]

Language: 

English

Date Published: 
Publication Details: 

New York: Avon 1975.

ISBN Number: 

0-380-00217-5

Edition Notes: 

This is the second of two paperback editions of Dance Hall of the Dead printed in Cananda. Avon released three other paperback covers for this novel the same year, 1975. This cover shows an illustration of nightfall over the desert, including a misplaced saguaro, an imaginatively blooming prickly pear cactus, and a tarantula spider. None of these elements are evocative of the novel's storyline, but the bicycle and the running cleats that also made it onto the cover are. Additional text announces "The Edgar Award-Winning Mystery by the author of The Dark Wind." The jacket designer is not attributed.

  • Title Page Transcription:
    TONY HILLERMAN | DANCE HALL | OF THE | DEAD | [publisher’s device] | AVON | PUBLISHERS OF BARD, CAMELOT, DISCUS, EQUINOX AND FLARE BOOKS
  • Contents:
    [i] reviews, [ii] other Avon books by Hillerman, [iii] title page, [iv] copyright and publisher's imprint UNV 15 14 13 12 11 10 9, [v] dedication, [vi] author’s note, 7-159 text, [160] advertisement for Avon books by Hillerman
  • Physical Attributes:
    • Format: Paperback, 17.5 x 10.5 cm.
    • Binding: Paperback with full color illustration on front and back covers.
    • Collation: [i-vi] 7-159 [160]
Bibliography: 
Hieb, 1990: A4c2