First U.S. edition. 8vo. Originally published in the U.K. in 1933. This book is the basis for the 1946 RKO suspense movie, THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE, with Mel Dinelli as screenwriter and Robert Siodmak as director. This classic suspense film starred Dorothy McGuire, George Brent, Ethel Barrymore, Elsa Lanchester, Rhonda Fleming, Kent Smith, and Rhy Williams. A thriller about a mute servant girl threatened by a killer who has a penchant for murdering the handicapped. The young girl, who has not been able to speak since childhood, must somehow call for help before becoming the killer's next victim. Light offsetting to front and rear endpapers, else fine in dust jacket, with light, internal, professional restoration to spine ends and corners. A scarce title and an exceptional copy.
Inventory Number: 36768