1945 · Los Angeles
Based on the 1945 story, serialized in "Good Housekeeping" magazine, by Leo Rosten, about a private detective, just released from prison after being framed by his ex-partner, and now finding himself framed for murder, with only the help of his quick-witted secretary to clear his name.
Set in and shot on location in New York City.
Beige titled wrappers, noted as SHOOTING FINAL on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 72, dated Oct. 31, 1945. Distribution page present, with receipt removed. Title page present, dated October 31, 1945, noted as Shooting Final, with credits for screenwriter Jay Dratler. 151 leaves, with last page of text numbered 10. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only, with blue and pink revision pages throughout, dated variously between 11/29/45 and February 12, 1946. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus with some edgewear and small closed tears, bound internally with two gold brads.
Grant US. Selby Canon US. Selby Masterwork US. Silver and Ward US. Spicer US. (Inventory #: 151322)