Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1969. First Edition, First Impression. Hardcover. Octavo, original two-tone cloth. 236 pp. Inscribed by the author on the title page: "Always best wishes to Carmen - Elmore Leonard Sept. 1969". A very good copy. Slight corner bumps, cloth with rubbing / wear at the corner tips, no ink names, no inscriptions (other than the author's); no bookplates, etc. Text and binding clean throughout. In a slightly worn dust jacket which has tiny stains, slight chips and wear at head & heel of spine panel, a 1-inch closed tear to top edge of front panel ; price corner intact. Uncommon signed, much more so signed & inscribed in the year of publication. Very Good in dust jacket. Item #310988
¶ A very early title by Leonard, his second crime novel. The book was filmed in 1970 and released under the same title, starring Patrick McGoohan, Richard Widmark, Alan Alda, and Will Geer.