FAST ONE. Paul Cain, pseudonym for Peter Ruric.

FAST ONE.

Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press, [1978]. Octavo, boards. New edition. Photo-offset from the Doubleday first edition. New afterward by Irwin Faust. "The hardest of the hard-boiled writers for Black Mask in the 1930s was unquestionably Paul Cain..." "It is unrelentingly grim and stark and brutal, to such an extent that it become uncomfortable to read..." - Pronzini and Muller, 1001 Midnights, The Aficionado's Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction, pp. 109-110. Basis for the 1933 Cary Grant film "Gambling Ship". Pederson (ed.), St. James Guide to Crime and Mystery Writers, (4th ed.), pp. 144-145. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. (15918). Item #15918

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