First Edition. Rare Hubin listed mystery of "a set of rogues as colorful as the crooks and swindlers of the Beggar's Opera. Lou Kiser, impresario of the 'Social Arbiter', New York's swankiest and most murderous scandal sheet, a man born without a conscience; Ed Ragan, adept in the arts of love and blackmail; Tracy Mull, the man with the editorial face; Harrison Chumley, the drunken brain-trust of the outfit; Flo, the pushover, who knows how and where to fall; and on the other side, the suckers who cannot sin in secret, and dupes of their own vanity; Dick Ellington, the careless playboy; Reginald Libaire, the professional husband... The racket plunges on its dizzy course like a reaping machine in a field of dollar bills, until it meets with a nervy Tammany politician, a stock broker with a punch, and an Irish debutante with morals". Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, small chips at spine ends and flap corners with small pieces of scotch tape.