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. This is copy # 14. With a new introduction by McBain. As new in decorated cloth without dust jacket as issued and housed in a matching cloth slipcase.. 87th Precinct novel. Detective Hawes scrutinizes a letter that says, I will kill the lady tonight at 8." That gives the precinct nine hours to find the victim and the killer in a city of eight million people.
Inventory Number: 47270