The murder of middle-aged furniture salesman Rory Hornsly leads Mississippi sheriff Grover Bramlett to the unsolved killing of a local woman, Naresse Clouse, a crime that takes him on a dangerous trail involving a decades-old forbidden love and a killer out to strike again. 15,000 first printing. $15,000 ad/promo.
Used availability for John Armistead's Cruel As the Grave
July 1996 : USA Hardback
May 1998 : USA Mass Market Paperback