London: Collins, 1945. First Edition. Basis for the 1947 British film noir, starring Burgess Meredith.
Very Good plus in a Very Good dust jacket. Contemporary owner signature to the front endpapers, with light soil and a few small bumps to the extremities. Jacket is lightly toned and edgeworn, with chipping to the crown, heel, and flap folds, and light dampstains to the front and spine panels.