Nightmare Town (Dell "map back"). Dashiell Hammett.

Nightmare Town (Dell "map back")

New York: Dell, 1948. First edition thus. Softcover. First papeback edition, a Dell "map back" in color illustrated softcovers and rear cover map of Izzard-in-the-Desert", scene of the mystery. Introduction to this edition by Ellery Queen. Good, crease to the fornt cover, ususal embrowing ot the pages and the upper tips of the first several pages clipped but not affecting the text; some scraping to the rear cover. "Nightmare Town" first appeared in short story form in the December, 1924 issue of "Argosy All Story Weekly" pulp magazine. Set in a Depression Era desert town established by violence and criminality, a theme Hammett carried forward in his 1926 novel "Red Harvest" Good. Item #E26628

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