New York: Smith and Durrell, . Hardcover. Small 8vo. Green cloth with black spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 197pp. Very good/very good. Faintest of binding edgewear, with pastedown leaves age toned as usual; jacket slightly edgeworn, with expert archival mends on verso. Item #45807
A tight and quite attractive first edition of this title featuring Gilbert's popular London attorney Arthur Crook, basis for the 1945 film noir "My Name Is Julia Ross." Gilbert was the pseudonym of prolific English crime writer Lucy Beatrice Malleson (1899-1973).