Dance Hall of the Dead.

New York: Harper & Row, 1973.

First edition / First printing. Octavo. Hardcover. A near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. Item #2934

Hillerman's third novel, and second mystery featuring Navajo tribal detective Joe Leaphorn. Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Mystery Novel of the Year. Hillerman's success reinvigorated the detective form and opened it to a new generation of writers featuring detectives who not only plied their trades in different locations but brought to their jobs a much wider variety of qualifications than the tough-but-sensitive he-man types of earlier years.

Owner name to front flyleaf; erasure to half-title; thin spotting to lower page edges; thus near fine in a near fine dust jacket with trace wear to the spine. A nice copy overall.

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