New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1949. First Edition. The author's fifth mystery novel, basis for Gerd Oswald's 1958 film noir starring Anita Ekberg, Philip Carey, Gypsy Rose Lee, and Harry Townes. The Dark Page, Vol.II, p.16-17. Item #2186
First Printing. Octavo (19.5cm); yellow textured paper-overed boards, with titling and publisher's logo stamped in violet on spine and front cover; dustjacket; 248, pp. Light wear to heel, some faint foxing to pastedowns and text edges, with a gentle bump at crown; Very Good+ or better. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.50), with corresponding wrinkle at crown and a few foxed spots on verso; a bright, Near Fine example, virtually unrubbed, and without the usual spine toning that affects even the best copies of this title.