Place Published: Philadelphia
Publisher: J.B. Lippincott Company
Date Published: 1932
Edition: First Edition
Book Id: 703
First Printing. Octavo; red cloth, with titles stamped in black on spine and front cover; dustjacket; 317, pp. Fine in a Near Fine, unclipped dustjacket, with a single short tear at lower edge of the rear panel.
A superb copy of the second Detective Stephen Harper mystery, a "yellow peril" novel set in New York City. The novel has everything going for it: death, dope, detection, and torture, all set in the streets of Chinatown. And for the record (we'll spare you the gory details), there's not a damned thing funny about dying 'the laughing death.' A terrific novel by a highly underrated Black Mask author.