Edition: First paperback printing.
New York: Perma Books / Pocket Books, (1959). First edition - Perma M-4150. An 87th Precinct novel, a locked room mystery featuring Steve Carella. 168 pp. Cover illustration by Darcy. This was the first 87th Precinct book to be originally issued in hardcover.
Condition: Near fine (some toning to the pages, small nick to lower edge of back cover, but otherwise a straight and tight copy) Note: All vintage paperbacks are very fragile and need to be handled with care.