First Edition. Martinot dustjacket art. Hollywood set murder mystery listed in Anthony Slide's 'The Hollywood Novel'. "A smart antique shop is but a cover for notorious but elegant gambling rooms in the rear. Martinique, cold-blooded and ruthless, is the owner; his manager and his fish-eyed secretary are as unsavory as he. But Martinique makes a mistake when he draws into a diabolical plot a lovely young girl and her fiancé". Near Fine, some foxing to page edges in Very Good dustjacket, modest wear.