Ness, Tom T.
Title SHORT OF MURDER
Book Condition Brownish dampstain to the upper margin of a few pages, fraying to the spine ends, some shelfwear, mild staining and soiling to the covers, small patch of bubbling to the cloth on the front cover, else an about very good copy; lacking the dust jacket.
Edition First edition.
Publisher New York: Phoenix Press, (1948).
Seller ID 40980.00
Pseudonym of Thomas L. Thienes. "The gilded pianola in Tony's Neapolitan Café shrieked a crotchety tune that antedated the juke-box era."--first line. Set in Boston, this scarce novel appears to be one Pronzini missed in his "Gun in Cheek" series.