Author: Chambers, Dana [PSEUD Albert Fear Leffingwell] (1895-1946)
The Last Secret
Publisher: Dial Press
Place: New York
289 pages. Octavo (8" x 5 1/2") in original publisher's brown cloth with yellow lettering to spine in original pictorial jacket. First edition.
The telephone woke Steele an hour before dawn. The old friend arrived fifteen minutes later...with a tale which sounded like an opium dream. The Law (at least it said it was the Law) came battering at the door before the tale was told...and the time bomb blew the whole Steele penthouse sky-high a few minutes after that.... This, James Steele decided, was an extremely annoying way to start the day. But it proved a relatively mild curtain raiser to the next seventy two hours, as Steele (now working with Military Intelligence) set out on a mission which stood even his hair on end. He knew that Erica's blonde beauty was a snare, and he felt that the French girl's pale Madonna-face might be the same: there was only one thing he was sure of, he was marked for death.
Albert Leffingwell was a pulp novelist who wrote mystery thrillers under the pen name Dana Chambers. Chambers wrote for many of the crime pulps of the time, and also wrote thrillers as Giles Jackson.
Corners bumped, previous owner's name on front end paper, some soiling to cover. Jacket edges chipped with tears and creases, spine ends chipped with tears and creases, hinges and fold over edges rubbed else about a very good copy in a good to very good jacket.