Publication: The Armchair Detective Library, 1994, New York
First U.S. hardcover edition after the PBO published by Simon & Schuster in 1958. One of 100 copies that has been numbered and signed by the author and with a new introduction by McBain. This is copy # 78. As new in decorated cloth without dust jacket as issued and housed in matching cloth slipcase. 87th Precinct novel. Years ago Lucy Mencken was a model, and her beauty was captured for all time in a series of photographs. Now Lucy is paying a blackmailer to keep those photos unpublished. When the blackmailer is found brutally murdered, Lucy thought that her troubles were over. Then a telephone call came telling her that he was taking over and that there would be a new price!
Inventory Number: 47277