Publication: Albatros, 1946, Mexico City
First edition. Fine in pictorial wrappers. Queen Quorum 102 says, "---Antonio Helu was founding a south-of-the-border school of detection, developing the first great Mexican manhunter, Maximo Roldan. In the earliest tale to appear in the United States, Roldan solved an intricate and baffling murder to prove that crime does pay: for by solving the murder Roldan was able to pocket 10,000 pesos in jewels, thus combining (bloodhound) business with (pilfering) pleasure. The wages of sin, in Roldan's lexicon of larceny, is---detection." Very scarce. QUEEN'S QUORUM 102.
Inventory Number: 9587