VGC plus.Berkley Prime Crime,2006.First US edition-first printing(10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1).Red hardback with white borders(gilt lettering to the spine) with Dj(a couple of creases and small nicks on the Dj cover),both in VGC.Nice and clean pages but with a black marker mark on the outer edges,two pencil marks impressions on the edge of the first blank page of the book.Nice and clean book except for the marker mark on the outer edges of the pages.298pp.Price un-clipped.A collectable first edition. This is another paragraph From Publishers Weekly: In Albert's engrossing 15th mystery to star China Bayles, herbalist, erstwhile lawyer and occasional gumshoe (after 2005's Dead Man's Bones), everyone in China's charming hometown of Pecan Springs, Tex., is stunned when the high school football coach, Tim Duffy, is murdered. The good coach, it turns out, had a nasty habit of getting sexually involved with teenage girls, and that criminal predilection led to his death. One of Duffy's victims had died recently, too, supposedly a suicide. Her case is reopened after the coach's predatory ways are discovered. Meanwhile, China stumbles onto a packet of letters written by her father years before, letters that reveal more about his past than she really wants to know. Albert's characterization is strong--China delights as ever, as does her wacky friend, Ruby Wilcox.