New York: Random House, 1941. First Edition. SIGNED and dated in the year of publication by author on the first blank.
The author's first book, basis for the 1946 film noir, directed by Leonide Moguy, and starring George Raft and Ava Gardner.
Very Good in a Very Good, publisher's price-clipped dust jacket. Slight lean, with a faint dampstain to the top page edge. Jacket is lightly soiled and rubbed, with chipping to the front panel and crown.