Place Published: Greenwich
Publisher: Gold Medal / Fawcett Publications Inc.
Date Published: 1964
Edition: First Edition
Book Id: 786
First Printing, a paperback original novel. Octavo (18cm); illustrated wrappers; yellow edge-staining; 143, pp. Faint stress crease at center of front joint, else Fine and unread. Superb cover art by Robert McGinnis - one of his finest.
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.402.