Oh dear. Here we are again, always crashing in the same bar…but then books and cocktails have a lot in common. Attractive, stylish, infinitely varied – and no matter how many you have you always want more. They’re both full of stories too. This slim pulp is actually a first edition, a paperback original from the prolific Peter Cheyney. He was immensely popular in the mid 20th century, serving up a constant diet of American-style tough guy thrillers to a public desperate for escapism.
Bantam Books, 1948. First edition.