New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1947.
1st Edition. Hardcover. First Edition of this highly-regarded third mystery by Ross Macdonald, considered by critics as one of the 'holy trinity of American crime writers' with Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler. 8vo. 276 pp. A near fine or better copy in red cloth, black topstain, navy titles to the spine in a bright, near fine pictorial dustwrapper showing some light use. Adapted into the 1986 film with Judd Nelson and David Caruso of CSI Miami fame.
Item #30088 Price: US$775.00