THE BIG STEAL. Earle Basinsky.


New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc., 1955. Octavo, boards. First edition. "The $400,000 ransom on a kidnapping case leaves Steve Conway, a copper, holding the bag- the empty suitcase in which the money was once hidden. Bounced off the force, deserted by his wife, Conway alone has to prove his innocence to his enemies as well as the police, while narcotics needlemark the solution through which he redeems himself and his new girl... Under the spell of ""Spillane who insisted"" there is the familiar contusion of flesh and violence." - Kirkus review, 6/1/55. Basinsky was a wartime friend of Mickey Spillane's who encouraged his writing. This is the first of his two novels. A nearly fine copy in a very good dust jacket with mild rubbing to edges and folds. (19719). Item #19719

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