Spicer, Bart THE DARK LIGHT
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, (1949). B0006AS114 First edition, first printing. A Red Badge Mystery. Hardcover. Very very minor bruising to upper corner tips, else fine, in grey boards with purple lettering and devices; in a fair price-clipped dust jacket: worn, scratched, rubbed, stained, edge-torn, nicked, with horizontal tear to spine panel, separation at folds.
Spicer's debut and first appearance of Philadelphia PI Carney Wilde, a vet who opens a small detective agency after he is discharged from the service. "A hard-boiled series of great distinction...among the very best private eye novels."--Art Scott.