New York: Coward-McCann, Inc., [1944]. Octavo, pp. [1-6] [1-2] 3-202, original gray cloth, spine stamped in green. First edition. The author's first mystery novel. A hard-boiled novel which some call "...the best traditional private eye novel written by a woman." - Pronzini and Muller, 1001 Midnights, The Aficionado's Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction, pp. 80-81. Set in Los Angeles, a private detective seeks vengeance for his murdered girlfriend. Brackett is also well known for her work in the screenplay for the film "The Big Sleep." Hubin, p. 93. A nearly fine copy in a very good dust jacket with mild shelf wear to corner tips and head of spine panel, thin 9 mm sliver chip and crease to upper left front panel, long closed tear to interior front flap, tiny chip to left rear corner at flap fold. (23564). Item #23564

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