New York: J.B. Lippincott, 1939. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper: "To George and Sally / Who were so good as the Inspector and Mrs. Simmons when we did the play in Fairfield / June 1942 / James Ronald."
An important historical inscription. The book was published in 1939, and was apparently produced as a local play in Fairfield, CT prior to its adaptation to the screen in 1944. Ronald lived in Fairfield from 1938-1955.
Basis for the 1944 Robert Siodmak film noir, "The Suspect," starring Charles Laughton and Ella Raines.
Very Good in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Spine lean, some fray to the spine ends, and light soil to the boards. Jacket similarly frayed at the crown, otherwise quite bright, approaching Near Fine.