New York: Dell Publishing, 1946. Paperback. 4-3/16 x 6-5/16", pictorial wrappers, 160pp. Item #900652
Collected and Edited by Ellery Queen. Dell mapback #223
Six stories by the master of hard-boiled detective fiction, Dashiell Hammett. What are they about? A HOUSE in Turk Street which is the scene of a hair-raising adventure...PALE FRECKLES that turn green against a sallow face...A tan bag of LOOT over which four persons die...LETTERS written to a poet by a beautiful girl...$100,000 worth of BONDS in a pillowcase...A BULLET shot at a pretty young nurse by a seemingly invisible hand...A face-sized GRAY HOLE in the Gungen's hedge...A red-covered COUCH...A CHECK for $20,000...A ROADHOUSE on Halfmoon Bay...A WIG of soft brown hair...A woman's scented HANDKERCHIEF...SECRETS told in delirium...A gold TIARA...Four POSTAGE STAMPS...A PHOTOGRAPH on a circular...A BLACKJACK wrapped in a towel...A PEARL CONCESSION in La Paz...The ODOR of magnolias...A pair of EARRINGS.
Small dark bottom-edge of first endpapers and preliminary leaves, moderate edge-wear, good+.