New York: Phoenix Press. . First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. First Edition. Octavo, original gray cloth titled in black on spine panel. 256 pp. Slight spine lean, a few small marks to the cloth, a very good clean copy with no bookplates or previous ownership markings, in a very good original publisher's pictorial dust jacket, slightly rubbed, one strip of brown paper running the length on the jacket on the verso (about 1-inch wide, at the top edge), small snag on rear panel. Quite a decent copy, overall. Very Good in Dust Jacket. Item #309563
¶ Hard-boiled mystery novel - a stolen painting & a murdered painter. Reprinted several times in paperback (Bart House, Newstand Library and Ace Books); the first edition is very uncommon.