New York: The M.S. Mill Co. and William Morrow & Company. Very Good in Fair dj. 1951. First Edition. Hardcover. [some shelfwear to bottom edge and base of spine, spine slightly turned, light dust-soiling to top of text block; jacket edgeworn, spine faded, some paper loss at both ends of spine, small scrape on front panel, various small nicks at edges of rear panel]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page: "To Al Meddock / Frank Presnell." Hard-boiled mystery that "rips its way through big-time crime and corruption in Los Angeles County." The author had published two mystery novels back-to-back in 1939/1940; this was his third, and apparently last. Signed by Author . (Inventory #: 22834)
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