Edition: First printing.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday Crime Club, 1954. dj. Hardcover first edition - True first edition of this mystery set in the outback of Australia, featuring Upfield's unusual detective: a half aborigine police inspector named Napoleon Bonaparte. Published in the UK a year later under the title "The Cake in the Hatbox." 187 pp. Dust jacket art by Franklyn Webber.
Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (usual toning to the pages)