New York: Doubleday, (1993). First Edition. Hardcover. First printing of this edition, octavo size, 256 pp., signed by Robert Crais. Fine / near fine. Item #20112801
Award-winning author Robert Crais (b. 1953) began his career as a screenwriter for Hollywood, earning a nomination for an Emmy Award for his work on shows such as "Hill Street Blues", "Cagney & Lacey", and "Miami Vice".
This work, "The Monkey's Raincoat", was his first novel, originally published in paperback form in 1987; it earned him the 1988 Anthony Award for "Best Paperback Original" among other awards. It was later published in hardback in Britain in 1989; this is the first printing of the first US publication in hardback, signed by Robert Crais on the title page.
___DESCRIPTION: Half purple cloth over turquoise paper boards, silver lettering and decorations on the spine, blue endpapers, signed by Robert Crais in black ink on the title page (no dates, no inscription), copyright page with full number line, stylized cityscape as chapter headpieces; octavo size (8.5" by 5.75"), pagination: [i-x] 1-245 [246, author bio]. Dust jacket has the original price of $17.00, design on the front and spine of sunglasses on a blue background, purple and black lettering, back panel with black-and-white photograph of Robert Crais and eight review blurbs, front flap with a summary of the book, back flap with very short author bio and code of "0693".
___CONDITION: Fine, with clean boards, perfectly straight corners without rubbing, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; clean, crisp, as new. The unclipped dust jacket just a shade below fine, clean, the colours bright, no sunning; a modicum of very light wear, else fine.
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