The Blooding by Joseph Wambaugh SIGNED! [FIRST EDITION • FIRST PRINTING] 1989
The Blooding by Joseph Wambaugh
FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING  WILLIAM MORROW & CO.
*Half-title page signed and inscribed by author Joseph Wambaugh
Hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition.
Some shelf and rub wear to an overall attractive dust jacket; small blemish on back.
Book itself has some foxing across upper text block [see last photo] otherwise very good. Inside looks and reads beautifully.
1989 Edgar Nominee for Best Fact Crime. The True Story of the Narborough Village Murders...
Fifteen-year-old Lynda Mann's savagely raped and strangled body is found along a shady footpath near the English village of Narborough. Though a massive 150-man dragnet is launched, the case remains unsolved. Three years later the killer strikes again, raping and strangling teenager Dawn Ashforth only a stone's throw from where Lynda was so brutally murdered. But it will take four years, a scientific breakthrough, the largest manhunt in British crime annals, and the blooding of more than four thousand men before the real killer is found.
"Wambaughs darkest nonfiction since "The Onion Field." . . . A meticulous and suspenseful reconstruction . . . . A powerful and elegant police procedural."-- "Kirkus Reviews."