Reprint Edition, first published by Vanguard. Murder mystery involving "Alan Miller, that oddity among detectives, a Chief of Police in a suburban town whose wholesomeness and normalcy are a refreshing contrast to the prevalent crop of supersensitive sleuths". This copy nicely inscribed and signed by the author at front endpaper: "My love - & book / to Louise / Peter / Mar. 1944". Uncommon signed. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, some shallow edge chips.