New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1990). First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Octavo. 15 x 21.5 cm. 293 pp. Top rear corner slightly bumped, otherwise fine in original black cloth-backed red boards, lettered in silver on the spine, and fine pictorial dust jacket. Signed by Cornwell on the title page employing her early, legible hand. Item #24510
Author's first mystery, introducing her recurring protagonist Dr. Kay Scarpetta.