The Dark Wind [Avon Books, paperback, 1983]

The Dark Wind [Avon Books, paperback, 1983]



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Publication Details: 

New York: Avon Books, 1983.

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Edition Notes: 

This is the first paperback edition of The Dark Wind published by Avon Books. The cover art by Susan Hull depicts a plane crash in the background and a prickly pear cactus, a pair of cowboy boots, a scorpion, and a filled suitcase in the foreground. All of these elements, save the scorpion, are key plot elements.

  • Title Page Transcription: TONY | HILLERMAN | THE DARK WIND | [publisher's device] | AVON | PUBLISHERS OF BARD, CAMELOT, DISCUS AND FLARE BOOKS
  • Contents: [i] brief description, [ii] Other Avon Books by Tony Hillerman, [iii] title, [iv] imprint and copyright, [v] dedication, [vi] blank, [vii] AUTHOR'S NOTES, [viii] blank, 1-214 text, [215-216], advertisements.
  • Physical Attributes:
    • Format: Paperback; 17.4 x10.7 cm.
    • Binding: Paper covers with full color illustration, author, and title on front cover; back cover includes brief novel synopsis and detailed inset from front cover.
    • Collation: [i-viii] 1-214 [1-216]
    • Price: $2.50 USD
Hieb, 1990: A7e