By Thomas Thompson. This author photo is so quintessentially mid-seventies that I wrote it up on my blog about a decade ago. This story is also classic true crime: a black widower (possibly); a vengeful father (allegedly?); a legal precedent (Texas's first "murder by omission" indictment...basically, the inverse of Good Samaritan statutes as I understand it? not a lawyer!); and a story so complex and twisty that ID producers and podcasters can't resist it.
The book might seem pretty resistible based on the dust jacket, which is barely holding on; the front foldover in particular is very frail. There's rubbing to the actual hardcover's corners and spine as well, and a previous owner's name in the flyleaf. A couple of pages are folded, and the spine leans a bit (and is a bit loose in spots, as shown, though the pages are holding fine).
But at this price, you can marvel at Mr. Thompson's seventies style; chuck the jacket; enjoy a vintage hardback about a legendary case; and get on with your day!