G.P. Putnam's Sons publishers; Book and dustcover in excellent condition (see pics).
Alex Grecian (August 6, 1969) is an American author of short fiction, novels, comic books, and graphic novels. His notable works include the comic book series Proof and the novels in the Scotland Yard's Murder Squad series: The Yard, The Black Country, The Devil's Workshop, The Harvest Man, Lost and Gone Forever, and The Blue Girl. He has been nominated for the Strand Award for Best Debut Novel for The Yard, The Dilys Award for The Black Country, and the Barry Award for Best First Novel for The Yard. He was also the recipient of the Kansas Notable Book Award from the State Library of Kansas for The Yard, The Black Country, and The Devil's Workshop.
The Black Country: "The British Midlands. It's called the Black Country for a reason. Bad things happen there. When members of a prominent family disappear from a coal-mining village and an eyeball is discovered in a bird's nest, the local constable sends for help from Scotland Yard..."