The Dead Survivors by K. J. Erickson
Publisher: "New York, New York, U.S.A.: Minotaur Books", 2002
"Hardcover with jacket in Mylar cover, not price clipped, signed by author on custom designed bookplate, 1st ed./1st printing, complete numberline with #1, trade (retail) edition, not bookclub or ex-library. CONDITION: BOOK Fine - tiny, faint brown spot on mid text block, otherwise tight square, white pages, no markings of any kind. JACKET: Fine - minimal scuffing and edge wear. Comes with Certificate of Authenticity for Author's Signature."
Price in US $ 39.95
Summary: Frank Beck, a man with terminal colon cancer, a new divorce, and a stack of debts, hangs himself.It's an open-and-shut suicide-except for a string of numbers inscribed on Beck's right arm.Minneapolis Homicide Detective Marshall Bahr can't make sense of the numbers or the fact that a guy everyone describes as sloppy tied a perfect hangman's noose for himself.But then he uncovers an obscure fact in the dead man's ancestry-a connection to the Battle of Gettysburg-and to make sense of its bearing on this homicide, he needs to understand ninety seconds of action at the end of this historical battle. Mars and his partner Nettie Frisch begin to theorize based on the idea that this death-by-hanging just might be related to the Civil War.Then, another body turns up and before Mars can even believe it's true, they're are on the trail of a serial killer whose motive seems to be related to a contemporary controversy about Gettysburg and the descendents of the First Minnesota Volunteers, the legendary northern regiment who turned the tide against the Confederacy on that fateful day.In this enormously compelling follow-up to Third Person Singular, KJ Erickson delivers a top-notch police procedural full of twists and turns, pitting a relentless cop against an equally determined killer.AUTHORBIO: KJ Erickson was raised in Chicago and Watertown, South Dakota, and now lives in Minneapolis.This is her second novel.
The Last Witness by K. J. Erickson
Publisher: "New York, New York, U.S.A.: Minotaur Books", 2003
Signed! Hardcover first edition / first printing. Fine book in fine jacket, not price clipped, Signed on a custom designed bookplate and is author's signature only. Minimum scuffing and edge wear. No writing or marks. Comes with Certificate of Authenticity for author's signature.
Price in US $ 29.95
Summary: Sixty years after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor and FDR's Order 9066 incarcerating over 110,000 Americans of Japanese descent (two thirds of them American citizens) one question remains unresolved: Could it happen again? To the writers in this book--novelists, memoirists, activists, scholars, students, professionals--the WWII internment of Japanese Americans in the detention camps of the West is an unfinished chapter of American history. Former internees and their children join with others in challenging readers to construct a better future by confronting the past. A fresh look at a compelling story, told by some of the people who lived it, that continues to tarnish the American dream.