First Edition. Politzer dustjacket art. Author's first novel and one of the first crime noir titles. Classic gangster novel and basis for the 1931 film starring Edward G. Robinson, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., and Glenda Farrell. An uncommon title to be found in the first edition format. Almost Near Fine, mild cocking, in Very Good dustjacket, shallow chipping at spine ends and flap corners.