Publication: Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc, 1943, Garden City
First edition. Fine in dust jacket, with some minor professional restoration to spine ends and corners. The basis for the 1946 film noir starring Dan Duryea, June Vincent, and Peter Lorre. When beautiful singer Mavis Marlowe is found murdered in her apartment, her ex-lover and latest blackmail victim, Kirk Bennett is arrested and tried for her murder. When Bennett is found guilty and is sentenced to death, his long-suffering wife, Katherine, starts looking for answers of her own. Katherine seeks out Martin Blair (Dan Duryea), the husband of the victim, and together they try to solve the crime. The sharpest copy we have encountered in sometime.
Inventory Number: 29809