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New York: Reynal and Hitchcock, . Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-284, jacket illustration by Arthur Hawkins, Jr., original light gray cloth, spine stamped in black, fore edge uncut. First edition. Private eye novel set in Arizona involving corrupt cops, gangsters and shady mine operators. "...in his own style Adams captured the gray and gritty feel of the time as powerfully as Chandler, and created as enduring an image of the private detective." - Pederson (ed.), St. James Guide to Crime and Mystery Writers, (4th ed.), p. 3. Some readers consider this one of Adams best books. Hubin, p. 3.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1950. Octavo, boards. First edition. Posthumous published novel. This fix-up novel used several pulp stories which was tied together and fleshed out by Robert Leslie Bellem. Hubin, p. 2.