First edition. Inscribed by the author on the front fly leaf, "For John, All the best, Jonathan Latimer." Light offsetting to the front and rear endpapers, endpapers lightly soiled, small number "207" stamped on upper portion of front fly leaf, else very good, tight copy in a bright, unfaded, price-clipped dust jacket with some minor, internal professional restoration. Detective Bill Crane and his gang of sleuths are sent to a Chicago suburb to investigate a murder and death threats made to the family of an industrial magnate. Crane solves the murder case and at the same time learns the secret of the gardenia perfume, the lipstick marks on the dead man's face, the crimson cat, the three shelves, and a hairpin. Attractive Crime Club title.
Inventory Number: 37523