First Edition in red variant dustjacket with blurbs at front flap. New York City set murder mystery involving "a half mad father, a lying lecherous mother, a bewildered daughter, and a neurotic son." Basis for the classic 1934 black and white 'film noir' directed by W. S. Van Dyke and starring William Powell, Myrna Loy, and Maureen O'Sullivan. Very Good, cloth exhibiting modest soiling, spine noticeably darkened, few turn page corners, in Very Good dustjacket, spine ends and flap corners chipped, horizontal closed tear at mid spine, modest wear to edges.
Jazz Age and Depression Era Literature & Non-Fiction