Place Published: New York
Publisher: Dell Publishing Company
Date Published: Circa 1946
Book Id: 36456
190pp. Sextodecimo [16 cm] Illustrated wraps. Publisher's blue stain on the text block edges. Good. The covers are mildly rubbed and creased. The spine and covers were laminated, and the majority of the lamination on the front cover has peeled away. The lamination on the rear cover is a bit rippled. The first blank page has a fair amount of insect nibbling. Browned pages.
A Dell Book. Dell 263. Map Back. The intricately rendered scene-of-the-crime representations on the back of the Dell Map Backs made them popular and collectible. Numerous well-known authors had their books reprinted as Dell Map Backs such as Rex Stout, David Dodge, Agatha Christie and Dashiell Hammett.