New York: Ives, Washburn, Inc. [1954]. Octavo, boards. First edition. Inscribed presentation copy by the author to friends, dated in March of 1954. A Johnny Liddel mystery, hard boiled detective fiction. "...the books are classic examples of the hard-boiled private eye formula..." "...the books are often distinguished by a gritty, authentic portrayal of New York cops and their methods..." - Pederson (ed.): St. James Guide to Crime and Mystery Writers (4th ed.), pp. 582-83. A very good plus copy, some rubbing to board edges, slight spine fade in a very good dust jacket, some creases to front panel, small closed tear base of front panel, rubbing to corners and spine ends, some loss to head of spine panel. (9815). Item #9815

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