First Edition. California author's first book. Photographer who takes pictures of corpses for the police discovers vital clue to murder. Uncommon title. Would be Very Good but for remnants of archaic jacket protector which has left tape shadow strips at front and rear endpapers and pastedowns, thin tape marks at covers, coin sized stain to page fore-edge, in Very Good dustjacket, nicking and edge wear, partial splitting at front flap edge.