Thanks to all who replied. I really liked this book and I'm looking forward to reading other Ellison books.
After writing down each name on a slip of paper and having my wife draw a name, the winner of a copy of So Close the Hand of Death is Kathy.
Kathy, please send me your snail mail address and I'll get a copy of the book out to you. If you want to, you can send me your information via email. My address is linked to my profile.
Thanks to all who commented. Today, I finished the book that I'll likely review for Barrie's club in May. Hint: it combines historical fiction as well as contemporary fiction...and two mysteries.