London: Cassell and Co. Ltd., A Crime Connoisseur Book, 1958. [Detective Fiction] FIRST UK EDITION. Octavo, pp.[vi]; 225; , blank. Publisher's hardback cloth binding in pictorial dust-jacket priced 12/6. A crisp, fine example in like jacket with one creased tear to upper. Near fine- appears unread. Another case for the Los Angeles Private Investigator Lew Archer, created by Ross MacDonald- one of the "Big Three" (along with Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett) in the American hard-boiled detective fiction genre. Item #53730
Steinbrunner and Penzler p.12; pp.262-3.
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