First edition. Advance readers copy. Pseudonym of Lawrence Arthur Goldstone. First book as Lawrence Treat. Publication date of May 17, 1940 by the publisher stamped on front fly leaf. Spine slightly cocked, else very good in dust jacket light wear to lightly sunned spine else very good in dust jacket with light wear to head and tail of spine and to the extremities. Introduces Deputy Sheriff Carl Wayward. During a Fourth of July celebration, what seemed to be a giant Roman candle proved to be a man ... a man many of the townspeople wanted to see dead. Waynard investigates.
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