New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1948.
1st Edition. Hardcover. First Edition of this well-received mystery by Ross Macdonald, considered by critics as one of the 'holy trinity of American crime writers' with Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler. 8vo. 223 pp. A near fine copy in brown cloth, black titles to the spine in a very good pictorial dustwrapper with light overall use and some unfortunate staining primarily to the back panel. Very uncommon. Adapted into film as, Deadly Companion with Michael Sarrazin and Anthony Perkins.
Item #30089 Price: US$425.00