First Edition. Very Good / Very Good. Item #5348
New York: Crown Publishers, 1957. First Edition. Signed by both authors on front free endpaper with brief inscription from Danforth to writer and columnist William Safire: "For Bill, One of my most successful students in the art of investigation."
Octavo; 361pp. Illustrated dust jacket with original $4.95 price; book in half black paper- and red cloth-covered boards with black lettering. Jacket shows a few clean tears and some creasing along edges, with chipping to head and tail of spine and some general light smudging. Spine a bit rolled, with some rubbing at head and tail, else boards are sturdy with a couple small inkspots to cloth. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.
Autobiographical account of Danforth's career as an investigator with the New York District Attorney's office. The book won an Edgar Award in 1958 for "Best Fact Crime" book, and was basis for the 1959 NBC crime series of the same name produced by Jack Webb.