New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940.
Hardcover. First edition. Lightly rubbed, near fine in very good dustwrapper with a chip on the front panel, some rubbing and short tears, and a faint, barely visible stain, but which is completely devoid of the restoration, repair, and sophistications usually visited upon copies of this title. The author's second book, basis for the 1944 film *Murder, My Sweet* directed by Edward Dmytryk, with Dick Powell as Philip Marlowe. Remade in 1975 by Dick Richards with Robert Mitchum.