THE SNARL OF THE BEAST.
Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.
New York: HarperPerennial, (1992). A novel originally published in serial form in Black Mask Magazine in 1927, and then in hardcover by Clode, this is considered to be the first hard-boiled detective novel, preceding Chandler and Hammett. Introduced private detective Race Williams. 228 pp. ISBN: 0-060974354.
Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (usual light toning to the pages).