People of Darkness [Avon Paperback, second Canadian paperback edition, 1982]

This is the full and detailed views of the second Canadian Avon paperback edition of Tony Hillerman's People of Darkness (1980), the fourth novel on his Navajo Mystery series. People of Darkness introduces Sergeant Jim Chee of the Navajo Tribal Police, a younger and in some ways more traditional Navajo than Joe Leaphorn.

Avon printed two Canadian editions of People of Darkness. The covers of the Canadian editions are different from the American edition, and even though they share the same graphics, each Canadian edition is slightly different from the other. This second Canadian printing displays a string of text in the upper left corner that lists both the Canadian and U.S. prices, as does the spine. The first Canadian edition does not.

Cover design and artwork are unattributed. The cover design features a desert scene with an oil pumpjack, lizard, cacti, and a skeletal hand reaching towards an open box with a Purple Heart medal inside.