New York: Dodd, Mead, 1957. First Edition. SIGNED by the author(s) on the front endpaper in the year of publication: "May 1957 / To P. M. -- / With best regards / Whit Masterson (Wade Miller) [sic]."
Bill Miller and Robert Wade wrote as Will Daemer, Dale Wilmer, and more prolifically as Wade Miller and Whit Masterson. They collaborated on several novels, many appearing first as paperback originals (Gold Medal Books, as Wade Miller), until Miller's death in 1961. The duo's first two novels were published to critical acclaim and eventually adapted to film: first in 1956 with "A Cry in the Night," from the novel, "All Through the Night," and then in 1958 with "Touch of Evil," from the novel,
Badge of Evil." Their final collaboration, "Evil Come, Evil Go" made its way to celluloid in 1963, directed by Buzz Kulik, as "The Yellow Canary."
Near Fine and unread in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Light rubbing to the extremities, else Fine. Jacket extremities show light shelfwear, with a nickel-sized chip at the top of the rear panel, and slight fading to the spine, else easily Near Fine.
An early hardcover title from the pair of writers, scarce signed, especially so under both pseudonyms.