New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1942. First Edition. First Printing, one of 6,500 copies. Octavo (19.75cm); light brown cloth, with titling stamped in maroon on spine and front cover; [x],240,pp. Forward lean, light wear to spine ends, with some offsetting to pastedowns from binders glue; contents clean; Very Good, lacking the dustjacket. Chandler's third novel, basis for the 1942 film adaptation Time to Kill, and John Brahm's 1947 film noir The Brasher Doubloon, starring George Montgomery and Nancy Guild. BRUCCOLI A3.1.a; HUBIN, p.75; The Dark Page, Vol.1, pp.66-67;.