THE AMULET. [New York]: Avon, . Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Avon 40584. The author's first book, a horror novel set in a small town in Alabama. "Michael McDowell was an Alabama native whom Stephen King once called 'the finest writer of paperback originals in America,' and his BLACKWATER series is the ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE of the genre. He'd be considered one of the great lights of Southern literature if his books dealt with things other than woman-eating hogs, men marrying amphibians, and vengeance-seeking lesbian wrestlers wearing opium-laced golden fingernails." - Grady Hendrix, Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of '70s and '80s Horror Fiction, p. 162. Cover edges rubbed, a nearly fine, unread copy. (#160931).
"First Avon Printing, April, 1979" on copyright page.