First edition. Author's only mystery novel. Cloth spine imperceptibly darkened, else a fine, fresh copy in dust jacket lightly sunned at the spine and with one tiny closed tear to bottom edge of rear panel. A difficult title and quite scarce in this condition. In addition to being a bibliomystery, it is historically significant as it appears to be the first historical mystery (at least we can find no earlier one). The hard-boiled mystery transported into 50 B. C. ancient Rome. Written in the style of Dashiell Hammett, P.Manlius Scribo, the star reporter on the first tabloid newspaper, the Evening Tiber, finds out who really killed Julius Caesar and then framed Brutus.
Inventory Number: 44747