New York, William Morrow, 1940. Stated second printing. Near fine in DJ, which shows chipping to spine ends and very slight staining to front panel. Perry Mason and Della Street are shipboard out of Honolulu when the inimitable attorney is approached by a distraught woman with a strange story to tell...........INSCRIBED by Gardner to one of his secretaries:To/Noni/who had the/job of typing/the damn thing/Yours/Erle Stanley Gardner.' to front free endpaper. Nice signature, great content, lovely copy of this second printing. $3500.00.