Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1964. First American Edition. Collection of eight stories which first appeared in the pages of pulp magazines like Black Mask, Dime Detective, and Detective Story Magazine. First Printing. Octavo; blue cloth, with titles stamped in white on spine and front cover; dustjacket; 394pp. A few faint spots to top edge and front endpaper, else a tight, Near Fine copy. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $5.50), edgeworn, with a few closed tears and some foxing to verso; Very Good+.