Publication: Popular Library, 1947, New York
12mo. in color pictorial wrappers with vivid Art Deco cover art of keys and house on cliff. 190 pp., plus 2 pp. publisher’s advertisements. First Popular Library movie tie-in edition, No. 132. Writer Kenneth Magee has bet that he can finish a story at rural resort Baldpate Inn, now closed for the winter. The owner has given him the "only" key to the front door. But there are six other keys, and peculiar characters, some of them up to no good, keep turning up as the mystery deepens. Published in conjunction with the 1947 film directed by Lew Landers and starring Phillip Terry. Neat ownership label of Hiro Wakabayashi (1930-2017), Japanese-American and Korean War veteran on front pastedown, minor wear to spine ends and top edge of rear cover, tiny closed tear to fore-edge of title page, else near fine, bright copy.
Inventory Number: 44863