A Thief of Time [First UK Edition, paperback, 1989]

This is the full and detailed views of the British paperback edition of Tony Hillerman's A Thief of Time, which was published in by Michael Joseph LTD in London, England. This is the first British version of this novel published.

Design and Photography Credits: The cover was illustrated by Neil Breedon. This cover mimics the Sphere Books Ltd covers and follows the same format: a multimedia collage, over a rough canvas base, that incorporates folk art elements and and items that indicate plot elements in A Thief of Time. In this case, there is a scene of model grass with small model trees on which feathers, obsidian projectile points (arrow heads), a small plastic skull, and small piles of stones lie. These elements are framed by blue and white course string embroidery, with a secondary framing device of a differently colored geometric diamond, rectangle, line, and circle pattern. A smattering of blood and feathers, neither of which manifest in the novel, provide the finishing touches.