The Perfect Murder [First Edition, hardcover, 1991]

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The Perfect Murder [First Edition, hardcover, 1991]



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New York: HarperCollins, 1991.

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This is the hardcover first edition of The Perfect Murder, a "literary experiment" in which Tony Hillerman participated. The book's editor, Jack Hitt, asked five well-known mystery authors to contribute advice for a hypothetical "perfect murder" scenario. Published in 1991 by HarperCollins, the book also contains contributions by Lawrence Block, Sarah Caudwell, Peter Lovesey, and Donald E. Westlake, in addition to Tony Hillerman.

This is a hardcover book with dust jacket; jacket design and illustration are by Jon Weiman. The front fold-out contains a description of the book and the price in the upper right corner. The back fold-out contains a brief biography of the editor.

  • Title Page Transcription: The | PERFECT | MURDER | FIVE GREAT MYSTERY WRITERS | CREATE THE PERFECT CRIME... | Jack Hitt | with |Lawrence Block [bullet] Sarah Caudwell | Tony Hillerman [bullet] Peter Lovesey | Donald E. Westlake | [logo] | HarperCollinsPublishers
  • Contents: [i] half title The | PERFECT | MURDER, [ii] blank, [iii] title page, [iv] copyright 91 92 93 94 95 NK/HC 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1, v-[vi] Preface, [vii] second half title, [viii] blank, 1-195 text, [196-200] blank
  • Physical Attributes:
    • Format: Hardcover with jacket, 24 x 16 cm
    • Binding: Quarter-bound, red paper-covered boards with white cloth tape. The publisher's logo is embossed on the lower right corner of the front cover. On the spine, the editor's name, book title, and publisher name are embossed in metallic red.
    • Collation: [i]-[viii] 1-195 [196-200]
    • Price: $18.95 USD, $24.95 CAN