First UK edition, first printing. Publisher's original orange cloth with black titles and illustration to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and tight, the contents clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Top edge of text block slightly dusty and spotted. Complete with the lightly rubbed and creased pictorial dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (12s 6d net to the front flap). A nice copy.
In the American Mystery Series number 488.
Stock code: 12969