HALLIDAY, Brett. Red Badge Mystery).
Title: Michael Shayne's Long Chance. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher:  Dodd, Mead & Company, New York, 1944,
Seller ID: 108391
HALLIDAY, Brett. Michael Shayne's Long Chance. [Dj adds: "A mystery of the New Orleans French Quarter"]. New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1944. FirstPrinting. Wartime Book, printed in full compliance with the government's r egulations... Pp. (6),1-218. 8vo, blue cloth with black device to front board, black lettering to spine. This is a Red Badge Mystery. "Good news for Mike Shayne's countless friends! He's back in New Orleans again! Back to renew old associations with the police, to make new contacts in the Latin Quarter underworld. This time his quarry is the brutal killer of the beautiful and talented Barbara, whom Shayne has been sent all the way from Miami to protect! Here is one of the toughest assignments in Mike's long and tough career as private detective. And before he is finished with it, the Shamus has taken more bruising than two ordinary men could survive -- and has playedhis own hunch against all comers in the longest of all long chances. Don't miss this latest story of how Mike Shayne got his man in spite of all odds against him -- and, at the same time, succeeded in finding for himself one of the smartest and smoothest of secretaries." - from the dustjacket. Ex-p rivate library (Donaldson Library, Quinpool Road, [Halifax, NS] stamp inside rear board), inked number inside front board and to front flap of jacket), flyleaf removed, light spotting to spine, slightly cocked, else good in edgeworn, price-clipped dustjacket. 35.00