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Gunn, James - Deadlier Than The Male

New York, Duell, Sloan, & Pearce, 1942. Second printing.  How could anyone not read, and love, a book that begins, 'Helen Brent had the best-looking legs at the inquest.'?  The basis for the noir classic 'Born To Kill' (1947).  Discoloration to front board, slight dampstaining to front endpaper.  Dust jacket shows very dark spine & rear panel with chipping and small open tears throughout.  $15.00.