First Edition. Boris Artzybasheff dustjacket art. Nautical murder mystery in which "James Brainerd, New York newspaper publisher known to be ruthless and enormously wealthy, is murdered as he sits in his deck chair of the S.S. Atalanta... This is the story of the strangest mystery ever solved on the high seas". Near Fine, in Very Good dustjacket, chipped at spine ends, modest wear.