New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1945. First Edition. Hardcover. Mystery set aboard a train on a trip from Los Angeles to Chicago. Otto Penzler was the proprietor of The Mysterious Bookshop in New York City. He was the publisher of The Armchair Detective, founder of The Mysterious Press, founder of the publishing firm of Otto Penzler Books, and founder of The Armchair Detective Library. Very Good+ in Fair DJ. Item #1879 Light shelf wear, touch of toning and fraying at head and heel, else tight, bright and unmarred. DJ separated at flaps and spine, but all portions present and in Brodart, light edge wear, light chipping, else bright and clean. Red cloth boards, yellow ink lettering and decorative elements. 8vo. 180pp. Laid in note by noted author, pubisher and bookdealer, Otto Penzler.