New York: The Mystery League, Inc., 1931. First American Edition. Attractive copy of this Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone title and early serial killer novel that author Vincent Starrett magnanimously cited as "one of the ten greatest detective novels ever written." Hubin, p.28; Pronzini & Muller, p.52. Item #4906
First Printing. Octavo (19.25cm); black cloth, with titling and publisher's logo stamped in green on spine and front cover; patterned endpapers; dustjacket; ,9-284,pp. Light dust-soil to text edges, else Near Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket, with light wear to spine ends, and a few spots of rubbing to rear panel.