New York: Dell Publishing Company, Circa 1940. Paperback. 240pp. Sextodecimo [16 cm] Illustrated wraps. Publisher's blue stain on the text block edges. Very good. The covers are lightly creased. There is a previous owner's faint ink stamp on the front cover, and again on the first blank page. Abraded along the inside margins of the free endsheets and the internal sides of the covers. Browned pages. Item #36457
A Dell Book. Dell 116. Map Back. The intricately rendered scene-of-the-crime/action 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.