The Mysterious Bookshop

James M. Cain - The Moth

New York, Knopf, 1948.  Stated first edition.  Date inked to front endpaper (6/24/48).  DJ shows some slight chipping to spine ends.  Not a detective story and slightly less noirish than usual, Cain tells the story of John Dillon, the ups and downs of his singing career and his trials in Depression-era America.  $100.00.


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