Signed first edition of Patterson's first book, following an investigative reporter on the trail of a genius killer.
Fine in like dust jacket.
THE THOMAS BERRYMAN NUMBER
"After reading THE THOMAS BERRYMAN NUMBER, there'll be no mistaking James Patterson for any other thriller writer now working." – original dust jacket front flap
THE THOMAS BERRYMAN NUMBER netted Patterson the 1976 Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best First Mystery, and set him on the path to being one of the most successful authors in history.
Boston and Toronto: Little, Brown and Company, (1976). 8.25'' x 5.5''. Original blue and black boards with silver lettering. Original color pictorial dust jacket, unclipped ($7.95), designed by Jean Goldsmith and illustrated by Mike Nakai. Black endpapers. 256 pages. Signed by Patterson to title page. Only very light bumping to spine ends. A sharp, bright copy.
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