Homes, Geoffrey THE MAN WHO MURDERED GOLIATH
Cleveland and New York: The World Publishing Company, (1943). First edition thus. Hardcover. Toning to wartime paper stock, insect flecking to covers, thus very good only; maroon binding with yellow lettering, publisher's emblem; lacking dust jacket.
Smalltown California setting, clever plotting, and vivid descriptive passages distinguish this Robin Bishop puzzler by the underappreciated Homes, whose BUILD MY GALLOWS HIGH was filmed as OUT OF THE PAST and is widely considered a film noir cornerstone.