First Edition, Second Printing (with '2' at last page of text). Frederic Dorr Steele frontis. "Hollings Harland, successful copper broker, and his partner, have a lively interview in their office and almost immediately afterward Harland is found dead on the sidewalk, and Barker disappears. The papers all announce the suicide, but a lawyer and two detective friends call it murder and in their search for the criminal strike a clue that seems to lead direct to a young and beautiful woman. Not until little Molly Babbitts, the lively telephone operator attempts to solve the mystery that the real clue is discovered." Uncommon female protagonist. Very Good, dampstain to front panel, in nearly Very Good dustjacket, some chips at spine ends and flap corners, light stain at lower front panel.