1995 1st edition "First printing: July 1995" stated on copyright page; SIGNED BY K.K. BECK on title page; The Mysterious Press publishers, New York; hardbound in eggplant and black boards with red foil lettering along spine; very good condition with unmarked pages, except for a very small faint stain spot; dust jacket very good.
Under the terms of eccentric Uncle Harold's will, Jane da Silva can only access her trust fund if she investigates "hopeless cases" for the Bureau for Righting Wrongs. Low on cash and waiting for a hopeless case, Jane is singing the blues in a Seattle hotel lounge during a seafood convention. When a young woman is shot to death, Jane agrees to help the woman's family find the murderer.