New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth and boards. SIGNED by the Author on a front endpaper, 8vo, black quarter cloth with red lettering on spine over black boards, Mylar-protected pictorial red-black dust jacket (unclipped), 304 pages. Very Fine / Very Fine. Item #2729
Alan Russell (born June 4, 1956) is an American novelist. In 1990 Walker & Company published No Sign of Murder, which received positive reviews, including a standalone rave from The New York Times. The work was followed up by The Forest Prime Evil and comedic mysteries The Hotel Detective and The Fat Innkeeper which won him The Lefty award, given to the best comedic mystery of the year, and a Critics’ Choice Award . His novel Multiple Wounds, a psychological thriller earned him a nomination for both an Anthony Award and the Macavity Award for best novel of the year. Russell then published SHAME, a novel of psychological suspense. His next books, Exposure, Political Suicide, and Burning Man, have been categorized as suspense novels.