Publication: William Morrow & Company, 1949, New York
First edition. Inscribed in ink on the front fly leaf to a "Mr. Snyder with lots of the best from yours Erle Stanley Gardner, July 1949." Near fine, tight copy in dust jacket with light professional restoration to the head of spine and top edge of the front cover. A Perry Mason mystery. Elaine is being threatened and blackmailed by her husband, Harry Pitkin, so she consults Perry. In a complex series of moves, Perry is sent on a wild goose chase to Elaine's apartment, Harry ends up dead, and Elaine is charged with murder.
Inventory Number: 40833