New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1958. First Edition. The seventh book in the Lew Archer series. Generally considered the turning point in Macdonald's writing, where the author eclipsed the influence of Hammett and Chandler and found a distinctive voice as one of the greatest writers in hardboiled fiction.
Near Fine in a bright, Near Fine dust jacket. An extremely bright, fresh copy of this Macdonald high spot, with only a small bump at the heel, minute rubbing to a couple of jacket corners, and just a touch of the usual fading to the red and blue coloring at the lower end of the spine panel.