Publication: G P Putnam's Sons, 1938, New York
First edition. Spine lightly faded, else very good copy without the dust jacket. The first Great Merlini novel in which the detective character "solves a series of New York City murders that occur in surroundings where magicians proliferate, bookish references to the occult accumulate on every hand, and the detective novel form is gently mocked." A Haycraft/Queen mystery selection.
Inventory Number: 30176