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THE SHAPE OF SNAKES - SIGNED FIRST HARD COVER.
by Minette Walters.
Flat signed by the author on the title page.
OVERVIEW: November 1978. The winter of discontent. Britain is on strike. The dead lie unburied, garbage piles in the streets - and somewhere in West London a black woman dies in a rain-filled gutter. Known as "Mad Annie," she was despised by her neighbors. Her passing would have gone unmourned and unnoticed but for the young woman who finds her and who believes - apparently against reason - that Annie was murdered. Something passed between Annie and Mrs. Ranelagh in the moment of death that binds this one woman to her cause for the next twenty years. But why is Mrs. Ranelagh so convinced it was murder when Annie died without speaking? Why does the subject make her husband so angry that he refuses to talk about what happened that night? And why would any woman spend twenty painstaking years uncovering the truth - unless her reasons are personal?
First Printing, ARCHIVED and SEALED in an acid-free protective book cover upon receipt here and then sealed in plastic for complete archival protection.
NY: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2001. First Edition. 6 1/2 X 9 1/2. Hard Cover. Remainder. Signed by Author. Fine / Fine. ISBN: 0399147330.