Matthiessen, Peter. KILLING MISTER WATSON. Random House, New York, 1990, First American Edition. 372 pp, endpaper maps. First book of Matthiessen's important and readable Watson Trilogy, the multifaceted story of Florida Pioneer E.L. Watson, infamous for killing Belle Starr. Early Florida tale based on historical events, explores the gripping story of Watson from a different point of view. One of Matthiessen's most valued works and destined to become a literary classic. Signed on the Title Page by Peter Matthiessen. DJ, Near Fine.