Gunn, James -- Deadlier Than The Male [Book]
New York: Dell, Sloan and Pearce, 1942. First Edition. 277pp. Hardcover: NEAR FINE. Dust Wrapper: NEAR FINE. Book has a square spine; the red boards have some slight splotches and there is a pencil mark on front paste-down. The unclipped wrapper is bright, with some expected toning, but virtually unworn. This is a Review copy, with a promotional letter laid in. Gunn's first book, when he was just 21, a terrific classic that was the basis for the 1947 Robert Wise Film Noir "Born to Kill," starring Claire Trevor and Lawrence Tierney.