SIGNED and dated, with an interesting inscription that refers to the title characters, which reads, "To____, With thanks for braving the cold for Joanne and Alex. Thanks, too, for the advice. Best wishes Gail Bowen, September 20, 1998", to the title page. First edition with number line to one. Like new, appears unread, unclipped and not remaindered. The interior is solid, crisp and clean. Corners are sharp and square. Bright clean, gilt titles over purple boards. The dust jacket is lightly bumped to extremities with mild shelf wear to show. Another Joanne Kilbourn detective mystery.