NY: Soho Crime, 2007-01-03. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. Signed. SIGNED first edition/first printing of author's first novel. Book is fine but there is a 1/4 inch closed tear in the back panel of the dust wrapper at the fold. When a key figure of the Palestinian Martyrs Brigade is murdered, a Palestinian Christian is arrested for collaborating with the Israelis. Enter Omar Yussef, a history teacher who taught the accused, and knows he is incapable of the crime. This is a remarkable first mystery, followed in 2008 by A GRAVE IN GAZA. Balanced, atmospheric and thought-provoking, The Collaborator of Bethlehem is a landmark portrait of life in the time of anarchy that is today's Middle East. Signed on the title page. All of our first editions are first printings unless otherwise noted. Dustwrappers are protected with clear archival wraps and we pack each book like it's a Tiffany egg.
Bookseller: Partners & Crime Mystery Booksellers
New York, United States