London: Chatto and Windus, 1937. [Thriller] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (22 x 15cm), pp.452. Publisher's beige cloth lettered in red and blue, illustrated dust-jacket priced at 8/6. Some spotting, light-coloured covers darkened to spine and extremities, jacket professionally restored. An attractive copy of a scarce book. The author's first mystery, listed in Hubin, and a major influence upon novelist Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond. Item #53431
GILBERT, Jon. Ian Fleming: The Bibliography [L9], p.616-7.
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