Indianapolis and New York: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1942. First Edition. 8vo., 282pp.; VG/VG-; spine red and green with white and black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price ripped; sun-fading to spine, minor wear to edges, hinges, head and tail of spine; top edge of text block stained green, faded; pages have some age-toning; stated first edition on copyright page; INSCRIBED by Brant on ffep using her pseudonym Lange Lewis; The first of her Lieutenant Richard "The Moose" Tuck series, as well as her debut novel, this was followed by Juliet Dies Twice (1943), Meat for Murder (1943), The Birthday Murder (1945), and The Passionate Victim (1952). An oft forgotten Los Angeles based mystery writer, she was married to Mal Bissell, a writer of weird tales. She also wrote as Jane Beynon (Cypress Man, 1944), and under her own name produced a historical novel about Mexico, La Chingada; scarce in any condition, let alone with a dust jacket; shelved case 6. Dupont. (Inventory #: 9-140-1273140)
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