New York: Macaulay Company, (1931). First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine / Very Good. Original black cloth lettered in green to the front panel and spine. The book is solid with true corners and strong hinges. The scarce complete jacket is bright and very compelling, with jacket art by C. Schneider. There has been some minor restoration done to the spine ends visible only on the verso. The rear panel of the jacket has a diagonal closed tear with archival tape to the verso. A serial killer / police procedural with an added focus of forensic science. A relatively scarce title, the first from this author, with the extremely scarce bright, price-clipped dust jacket.