First Edition. An Inner Sanctum Mystery of a special investigator who awakes in a room with a dead body and the smell of gunpowder. Basis for the 1942 film 'Night in New Orleans' directed by William Clemens and starring Preston Foster, Patricia Morison, and Albert Dekker. [Johnson. 'The Dark Page' pp. 178-9]. Very Good, about a dozen pages with small stain to fore-edge margin in Very Good price-clipped dustjacket.