Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc. / The Crime Club, 1929. First Edition. First of the author's two pseudonymously-written mystery novels. "A beautiful New York society girl, a European adventuress, a nobleman seeking to win back his honor, a hard-boiled detective, a suave British Secret Service man, and "The Scorpion" a super-criminal as grim as Dr. Fu Manchu, engage in a furious chase for a priceless pearl necklace" through East Side, West Side, Park Avenue, and gangsterland. OCLC locates 12 copies, of these, 9 in the U.S. Hubin, p.128. Item #3528
First Printing. Octavo (19.5cm); black cloth, with titles stamped in red on spine and front cover; dustjacket; ,285,pp. Spine ends gently nudged, pinpoint wear to corners, with some faint hand-soil to covers; Very Good+ to Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.00), with a single tiny tear to upper front panel, else a bright, Fine example.