New York: E.P. Dutton, 1961. First Edition. In the black variant dust jacket (no priority).
Spillane took a hiatus from writing, in the late 1950s, during which he devoted his time to writing for film. "The Deep" is Spillane's return to mainstream crime fiction, in the same vein as his earlier novels. A very presentable copy. Rear jacket photo by Galati.
Very Good plus in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Spine lean, light foxing, spine ends lightly bumped, and a tiny stain at the page fore-edges. Jacket has the slightest fading to the spine, some rubbing and brief chipping at the spine ends, and faint dampstaining at the crown on the verso.
Mystery and Crime