First Edition hardcover is firm and hinges are not cracked or damaged. Pages are tight and clean. Boards have light shelfwear and rubbing to edges. DJ protected with mylar and not clipped. Retired library edition with usual marks and attachments. Pocket removed. 225 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1974. ISBN: 0394490312. Albert Samson is possibly the seediest (and is certainly the neediest) private detective in Indianapolis, which is why he lets himself get hooked into a case that carries him to Chicago, to Kokomo and to big trouble. Hired by an antique dealer to fend off an out-of-town shamus, Samson is plunged deeper and deeper into a weird and convoluted situation whose more prominent features are incest and homicidal madness.