New York: Howell Soskin, 1942. First American Edition. Basis for two films: the first a notoriously violent (but faithful) British adaptation in 1948 starring Linden Travers and Jack La Rue; the second version, "The Grissom Gang," was made in 1971, directed by Robert Aldrich and starring Kim Darby, Scott Wilson and Tony Musante. Chase's second book and first hardcover, a high spot of hard-boiled crime fiction.
Near Fine in a strong Very Good plus dust jacket. Jacket is quite bright and colorful, with none of the usual fading to the red portion of the spine, only a couple of nicks and rubbing to extremities.