Rhode Island Red
(London), Serpent's Tail, (1997). The first book by this African American writer, a mystery novel. This British edition is the true first, preceding the American. Warmly inscribed by the author to a well-known poet with "much love, as ever" and signed "Charlotte." Carter has gone on to write a series of well-received mystery novels. Tiny ink dot to foredge; still fine without dust jacket, as issued. [#028402] $70
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