Murder For A Wanton (Crime Club, Books into Film). Whitman Chambers.

Murder For A Wanton (Crime Club, Books into Film)

Toronto, ON: Doubleday, Doran and Company (Canada) / The Crime Club Inc., (1934). Dan Sweeny. Canadian Edition. Hardcover. From the US plates and likely a 1936 printing, as the DJ rear panel has code "92-36" printed at the foot and Hugh Wapoles's "A Prayer for my Son" [pub. 1936] printed at the top of the publishers list. Beige cloth over boards with pictorial spine having both the title and a young woman in a revealing night gown printed in red, 12mo (7-3/8 inches tall), pp. 289, (290 - a sample page from "Dead Men Leave No Fingerprints"), cream colored endpapers, top edge stained bright red. Volume with three tiny holes near foot of upper joint (possibly from thinly-sized cloth), bottom of 2nd fep with a two inch closed tear. DJ with some rubbing and light soil. She's a real beauty. "A dead man phoned - then murder struck again in a moldy mansion and a vice-ridden roadhouse" from blurb at foot of front panel. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #2509

Ref. Hubin, p. 151 ; Nehr, p. 74, wherein this uncommon (esp. in nice jacket) Canadian printing is not noted in either. First published serially under the title "The Affair at the Green Lantern", "Murder For A Wanton" was again released in the UK by Melrose in 1936, reprinted by Caxton House (NY) in 1939 and as Detective Novel Classic #22 (NY) in 1943. It was also filmed by MGM in 1936 as "Sinner Take All" directed by Errol Taggart and starring Bruce Cabot and Margaret Lindsay. Credited DJ artwork by "Dan Sweeny '34" (?).

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