Subterranean Press rendered us all a big favor by reprinting these Jack Vance mysteries in one handsome hardcover edition. Desperate Days includes The Fox Valley Murders, The Pleasant Grove Murders, and The Dark Ocean . All three books were written in the 1960s (The Dark Ocean was finally published in 1985) when Jack Vance was at height of his powers. Sheriff Joe Bain of Central California’s San Rodrigo County figures in The Fox Valley Murders, The Pleasant Grove Murders. The Dark Ocean tells the story of a young woman and her dangerous stalker. For more information on Desperate Days just click here.