Publication: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc, 1929, Garden City
First edition. Cloth lightly sunned on the spine, a few faint scuffs on the spine, else very good in dust jacket with minor wear to foot of spine and corners, and a few short closed tears discreetly tape mended on the verso. Second novel by the Chicago author and screenwriter, first serialized to great fanfare in Liberty Magazine. "Here's murder in a night-club on the roof of a Times Square skyscraper --- a once famous but now down-and-out criminal lawyer accused and conducting his own dramatic criminal defense in court -- his lovely daughter coming incognito from Wisconsin and getting a job as a singer in the night-club to secure evidence of his innocence -- bootleggers, thugs, chorus girls, detectives, and reporters all in a whirl of mystery, action, and romance" -- from front dust jacket flap. A terrific New York City novel and early Crime Club mystery title. Quite scarce in the elusive dust jacket.
Inventory Number: 45480