Publication: Alfred A Knopf, 1949, New York
First edition. 8vo. Fine in price-clipped dust jacket that is very lightly sunned on the spine and has been professionally restored at the spine ends, corners, and extremities by a paper conservator. The first Lew Archer novel, later made into the hit movie "Harper" with Paul Newman as Lew Archer. California millionaire Ralph Sampson keeps odd company ... a sun-worshiping holy man to whom Sampson once gave his very own mountain; a fading actress with sidelines in astrology and S&M; etc. Now one of Sampson's friends may have arranged his kidnapping. Lew Archer investigates, leading him into a blend of sex, greed and family hatred. A Haycraft/Queen Cornerstone title housed in a cloth slipcase.
Inventory Number: 40672