First Edition. Rare Hubin listed mystery novel of a professional boxer in London and all the seamy underbelly of city life. "A large collection of local thugs, bullies, loafers, and ordinary working people are all vividly portrayed against a background of tenements, saloons, and boxing clubs." Basis for the 1939 United Kingdom produced film directed by Pen Tennyson and starring Jimmy Hanley and Edward Rigby. Very Good, top spine end modestly bumped, bookplate of Steinbeck's bibliographer Adrian Homer Goldstone at front pastedown, in nearly Very Good price-clipped and soiled dustjacket, shallow loss at spine ends and flap corners, wear at flap folds.