London: Crime Club, (1941). First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine / Very Good. Original publishers orange cloth, lettered in black to the spine. 8vo - 252 pp. The book is bright and very solid. The complete original dust jacket is also present with 7s 6d present at the bottom corner of the front flap. Nicholas Blake was the pseudonym of Cecil Day Lewis, the Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1968-1972. The jacket is bright with only minor edge-wear, short closed tears, and light rubbing. There is a small tape repair on the verso of the jacket at the top of the spine. Cover art signed "Thompson."