New York: Dutton, 1952. First. hardcover. 8vo, brick colored tweed boards, d.w. New York: Dutton, 1952. First Edition. fine / very good.
His seventh novel, and the basis for a film noir. Inscribed by the author, "Ruth, from Mike and me, a long range hello, Love, Mickey Spillane". Minimal rub mark at foot of d.w. spine, light wear to corner points and a tiny closed tear to the bottom edge of rear panel, otherwise a bright well preserved copy. Housed in a clamshell cloth slipcase with a leather spine label.