New York: Coward-McCann, Inc., 1950. First Edition. The Edgar Award-winning author's sixth novel, basis for Roy Ward Baker's 1952 film noir Don't Bother To Knock, starring Richard Widmark, Anne Bancroft in her film debut, and Marilyn Monroe in her first leading dramatic role. Hubin, p.14; The Dark Page, Vol.II, pp.4-5. Item #2536
First Printing. Octavo (21cm); black cloth, with titles stamped in yellow on spine and front cover; illustrated endpapers; dustjacket; ,182pp. Pinpoint wear to spine ends and corner tips, else fresh and Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.50), showing light wear to extremities, hint of sunning to yellow portions on spine, two closed tears, and a tiny tape mend on verso; Near Fine.