Sarasota: Pineapple Press, Inc. 1995. Hardcover; 8vo, red spine and boards, silver lettering to spine, dogs paw print in silver front cover. Original pictorial $19.95 priced unclipped dust jacket.
First Edition | First Printing full number line 10 – 1.
Signed and dated by Virginia Lanier (Oct 25, 1996) on the title page in black ink.
BOOK CONDITION: NEAR FINE; nearly like new | JACKET CONDITION: VERY GOOD++; two 2mm closed tears top of spine, minor shelf/ edge/ and tiny bit of the top coat on 3 corners missing, clean bright and unmarked.
NOTES: First state dust jacket with "Athony" being misspelled for "Anthony". Full number line. Virginia Rudd Lanier (October 28, 1930 - October 27, 2003). **Information gathered from places such as Wikipedia and GoodReads.**
About the book:
The author's first mystery with bloodhound breeder and trainer, Jo Beth Sidden first appearance, set in South Georgia. Lanier's debut novel, Death in Bloodhound Red, the first of six books in the Bloodhound Series, won the 1996 Anthony Award for "Best First Novel" and was also nominated for the same honor at the 1995 Agatha Awards.
About the author:
Virginia Rudd Lanier (October 28, 1930 - October 27, 2003) was an American mystery fiction writer, author of a series featuring bloodhound trainer Jo Beth Siddon. Lanier was born in Madison County, Florida in 1930. She was an orphan and was adopted by Ira and Mary Holt Rudd. Lanier published her first book in 1995 at age 65 after having thrown a book across the room in disgust and attempting to write something better herself.
Death in Bloodhound Red (1995) The House on Bloodhound Lane (1996) A Brace of Bloodhounds (1997) Blind Bloodhound Justice (1998) Ten Little Bloodhounds (1998) A Bloodhound to Die For (2003)
"Bark M for Murder" (2006) (with J. A. Jance, Lee Charles Kelley and Chassie West)
Laniers début novel Death in Bloodhound Red won the 1996 Anthony Award for "Best First Novel" and was also nominated for the same honour at the Agatha Awards the previous year. Her fourth novel, Blind Bloodhound Justice, was nominated for the 1998 Agatha Award in the "Best Novel" category. Laniers last novel, A Bloodhound to Die For, was nominated for the Mary Higgins Clark Award at the 2004 Edgar Awards.
NOTES: First state dust jacket with "Athony" being misspelled for "Anthony". Full number line. Virginia Rudd Lanier (October 28, 1930 - October 27, 2003).
**Information gathered from places such as Wikipedia and GoodReads.**.