First Edition. Chicago newspaper man's first book. Lait would become best known for his 'Confidential' thriller series in the early 1950's. This copy nicely inscribed and signed by Lait to Broadway and Hollywood actress Edna Goodrich. Goodrich was a media sensation during the early 1900's for her love life and involvement in the Harry Kendall Thaw murder trial. At one point, she was known as one of America's wealthiest and best dressed performers. Very Good, some mild cloth discoloration, lacking dustjacket.