"He made it as far as the porch steps before they killed him."
THE LOLLY-MADONNA WAR
By Sue Grafton
Signed first printing of the second and scarcer of Grafton's two mainstream literary novels.
Fine in near-fine jacket.
THE LOLLY-MADONNA WAR
"Daddy's mean but he'd never kill if he could help it. That's one thing I know."
Grafton's second published novel, preceding her Kinsey Millhone mysteries by more than a decade. THE LOLLY-MADONNA WAR is a gritty tale of violent Tennessee hill-country family feuding that ends in a shower of gunfire and blood: powerfully attractive themes and imagery for 1970s Hollywood, and the novel was consequently adapted into the film LOLLY-MADONNA XXX in 1973 by director Richard Sarafian, starring Rod Steiger, Jeff Bridges, and Gary Busey, among others. Only published in the U.K; rare, particularly signed.
London: Peter Owen, (1969). 7.25'' x 4.75''. Original bright orange cloth with gilt-titled spine. In original unclipped (£1.75) dust jacket, designed by Keith Cunningham. 189,  pages. Signed by Grafton on title page. Very minor scuffing to jacket.
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