New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1957.
First edition. [vi], 175,  pp. Original gray cloth backstrip and red paper-covered boards, spine lettered in black and red. Near Fine with light wear, small bookplate remnant to front free endpaper faint tidemark to rear paste down. In Very Good unclipped dust jacket with dampstaining visible on back panel, otherwise only on verso, spine sunned. A hard-boiled Edgar-winning crime novel that features a protagonist who has been called "the first credible African-American private eye," Toussaint Moore. Rare in hardcover, especially with jacket. Item #140938444