Beat the Devil

Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1951. First Edition. Copy belonging to mystery and crime writer Dorothy B. Hughes, with her ownership signature on the front endpaper.

Hughes wrote 14 crime and detective novels, primarily in the hard-boiled and noir styles. She is best remembered for the novels "Ride the Pink Horse" (1946) and "In a Lonely Place" (1947).

Basis for one of the strangest movies ever made, the 1953 film noir "Beat the Devil," written for the screen by Truman Capote and John Huston, directed by Huston, and starring Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones, and Peter Lorre.

Very Good plus in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Binding slightly cocked, with an ink annotation on the rear pastedown. Jacket lightly faded and worn on the spine panel and flap folds, with a few nicks at the corners.

[Book #158471]