The Perfect Murder [HarperPaperbacks, 1991]

This is the full and detailed view of The Perfect Murder in which Tony Hillerman participated. The book's editor asked five well-known mystery authors to contribute advice for a hypothetical "perfect murder" scenario. The book also contains contributions by Lawrence Block, Sarah Caudwell, Peter Lovesey, and Donald E. Westlake, in addition to Tony Hillerman.

The front cover of this edition displays a central rectangle with the book title, contributor names, and editor name printed inside. The title and contributor names are separated by a small line drawing of a human skull. A wide black border is separated into sections by silver chain drawings, and each section contains a neon-colored murder weapon.

The back cover is formatted similarly, with the same central rectangle and border. The text describes the idea of the book, and quotes The Los Angeles Times Book Review calling it "A nifty caper." The bar code, price, and skull drawing are along the bottom of the back cover text area.

Along the spine, the publisher's imprint, book title, small skull drawing, editor's name, book ISBN and price are printed.

The inside front cover contains the bar code, publisher's imprint, and book price. The inside back cover is blank.