Reading copy. Ex-library with usual markings plus end papers torn out. Corners bumped, slight edge wear. Spine cracked in two spots, pp 87-158 detached as a unit. Jacket in protective wraps taped to boards, with some edge wear and darkening.
"It's been a rainy week in LA, and among the tasks Mendoza and company face are tracing a couple who may have murdered their unwanted newborn infant, and investigating a possible case of husband-beating. There's a string of hit-and-run accidents in which the offending vehicle is a Model A Ford, and the peculiar case of a mugger who's as greedy for his victims' shoes as for their cash. The most puzzling crime of all is the murder of a respectable middle-aged woman from Indianapolis, because no one seems to know why she was in LA or who she was with when she died. Could the killer have been an old college flame? He's the best available candidate, but Mendoza's not so sure."; Ex-Library; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall