LADY, DROP DEAd.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Abelard-Schuman, (1960) dj. Hardcover first edition - Rather uncommon vintage mystery by this Edgar award-winning writer who is credited as being the first to write police procedurals. This novel features a private investigator and a patrolman trying to get back onto the homicide squad, both of whom are convinced that the other one is guilty of the murder of the former movie queen Vivian Vixen. 191 pp.
Condition: Ex-library with somel markings, spine slant, tape ghosts and missing front endpaper in a good only copy of the rather fragile dust jacket (spine label)