Greenwich, CT: Gold Medal / Fawcett Publications Inc., 1964. First Edition. Basis for Bertrand Tavernier's French language adaptation Coup de Torchon, starring Philippe Noiret, Isabelle Huppert, and Stéphane Audran - an interesting adaptation which transports the novel's corrupt sheriff in the American South of 1910 to 1930's French West Africa. Criterion 106; Hubin, p.393. Item #4616
First Printing, a paperback original novel. Octavo (18cm); illustrated wrappers; yellow edge-staining; ,7-143,pp. Light wear to wrappers, a few faint creases along spine, with faint forward lean, and a tiny loss to lower right corner of front wrapper; Very Good+.