New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1943. First Edition. First Printing, one of 6,000 copies. Octavo (19.75cm); sage green cloth, with titles stamped in dark green on spine and front cover; [vi],216,pp. Light wear and dust-soil to cloth, spine gently sunned, with some offsetting to endpapers, and a dampstain along left edge of rear cover; rear pastedown has some faint adhesive remnants along lower half; Very Good only, lacking the dustjacket. Chandler's fourth novel, basis for a 1946 film noir, starring Robert Montgomery, Audrey Totter, and Lloyd Nolan. BRUCCOLI A4.1.a.; HUBIN, p.75; The Dark Page, Vol.1, pp.64-65.