New York: E.P. Dutton, 1950. First Edition. Late novel by the West Virginia mystery author featuring Kentucky sheriff Jess Roden, who goes undercover to search for a moonshiner who killed a U.S. Deputy Marshal.
Teal cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine and Dutton logo embossed on front cover; dustjacket; 223, pp. Mild wear to base of spine, with a shallow bump to lower edge of front board; internally fresh; Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.50), with a faint vertical crease along spine panel and a single, tiny tear; bright, very Near Fine.