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New York: Dodd Mead, 1948. Octavo, boards. First edition. Author's first mystery. Writing of William P. McGivern, Anthony Boucher said, "Someday McGivern will, like [Graham] Greene, be recognized as a novelist of stature and spiritual complexity; and meanwhile he will be enjoyed as one of today's ablest storytellers." - Pronzini and Muller: 1001 Midnights: The Aficionado's Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction, pp. 533. "McGivern's work generally took another direction. His novels on crime are particularly notable for their depth and sensitivity in the portrayal of the central character and for their trenchant analysis of the moral and psychological effects of the corruption that surrounds him in the netherworld of big-city politics and public service." - Magill: Critical Survey of Mystery and Detective Fiction, Vol. 3, pp. 1154-59.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, . Octavo, boards. First edition. Mystery and suspense novel involving a retired criminal who gets involved in one last caper. Made into a feature film in 1967.
New York: Dodd, Mead, 1949. Octavo, boards. First edition. Author's second novel. Hard boiled.