THE NIGHT MAYOR. London, Sydney, New York, Tokyo, Toronto: Simon & Schuster, . Octavo, boards. First edition. Signed by Newman. "The brilliant but psychopathic criminal Truro Daine, incarcerated for life on 8,921 counts of first-degree murder, has used advanced dream technology to escape into virtual reality, and the government sends two agents in after him. They discover a run-down city like something out of Cornell Woolrich or American film noir, populated exclusively by characters from classic gangster films, where it is always 2:30 in the morning, where it's always raining, and where Daine is the all-powerful title character. Newman is an expert on horror movies and film noir and it shows in this brilliant tour de force of a first novel." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-801. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#84178).