New York: The Crime Club, Inc., 1930. First American edition. Hardcover. Near Fine / Near Fine. Bound in original black cloth, lettered in red. In a complete and very compelling period dust jacket. A book much praised by Barzun and Taylor (1538). Gordon is the pseudonym of Archibald Gordon MacDonnell. Listed in Hubin. Previous owner book-plate on front paste-down. The UK edition was issued a year earlier. A lovely copy of this Scotland Yard procedural. Very scarce in jacket.