128 pp. A vintage mystery originally published by Doubleday & Co, this complete and unabridged edition is part of the Bestseller Mysteries series (# B 142) published during and shortly after World War II. Covers show some edgewear and a little scuffing; back cover has some tiny chipping along top edge. Text has dampstain in lower corner, but is clean and unmarked. Cover price is 35 cents.
"The lean little dead man on the rubbing table was still warm when I got there. I took one look and refused to sign a medical certificate - my friend Johnny Mallo, the greatest jockey of them all, would never have sweated his life away in his own reducing cabinet. I called the police. If Johnny Mallo had died of measles that night I would have called the police. It was only yesterday that Johnny had told me a very smelly fix was on. . . ."; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall