New York: William Morrow & Company, 1957. First Edition. Item #5266
First Printing. Octavo (19.5cm); red cloth, with titles stamped in black on spine and front cover; dustjacket; viii,9-281,pp. Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket, unclipped (priced $2.95), with light wear and a few tiny tears, and a tiny bruise to lower rear flap fold. The 54th Perry Mason novel, originally serialized as The Proxy Murder in the Chicago Tribue-New York News syndicate between September 8-October 19, 1957. Mason defends a man embroiled in a stock battle, accused of murdering his business rival's secretary. Mundell, p.53; Hubin, p.158.