Publication: Saint Enterprises Inc, 1946, Hollywood
First edition. Digest size PBO. Reader's crease and small diagonal crease to rear panel, else very good in pictorial wrappers. Seven hardboiled short stories from Cain's best Black Mask work. Against the backgrounds of the underworlds, detectives, cops, con men, racketeers, taxi-dancers, ladies of virtue and laides of easy morals, newpapermen, dope runners and others move in and out of. The collection opens with "Black," an account of a mysterious stranger who winds up playing both sides following his macabre discovery in a nameless time. Also in the collection is "Parlor Trick," about beautiful Bella's fast-talking following the discovery of a corpse in her kitchen.
Inventory Number: 17847