First edition. Some offsetting to the front and rear endpapers, former owner's neat, small name stamp at bottom of the copyright page, binder's flaw to the bottom of title page and two other pages, else 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. Crime Club mystery.
Inventory Number: 36816