After graduating from Harvard Norman Mailer served in the South Pacific during World War II. He published his first book in 1948 and won the Pulitzer Price twice for THE ARMIES OF THE NIGHT and THE EXECUTIONER'S SONG.
'Hypnotic...thrilling.' MAIL ON SUNDAY 'Mailer writes like an angel- a master of small surprises that may be precursors of seismic shocks.' LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS 'A First-rate murder mystery... the suspense is as finely tuned as in any of the best films of Hitchcock.' CHICAGO TRIBUNE 'Think of it as a novel by Dashiell Hammett and transpose it into Mailer's style.' NEW YORK TIMES