New York: Crown Publishers, Inc.. Very Good+ in Very Good dj. (c.1955). First Edition. Hardcover. NOISBN . [top corners slightly bumped, no other significant wear; jacket edgeworn, rubbing and wrinkling at spine ends, a couple of closed tears at top of front panel, light soiling to rear panel]. "A novel about the Private Detective racket," with a protagonist, Duke Romero, whose motto is: "Dough, women and action are what I want." It's a pretty good racket, too, until he runs afoul of "Noodles the Hood" -- also a character in Grey's more famous book, "The Hoods" (which was the basis, some years later, for Sergio Leone's film ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA). [This item is featured in ReadInk's E-Catalog 3.1, which can be perused in full at our website. (Not everything in that catalog is listed on whatever site you're seeing this.)] . (Inventory #: 18299)
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