THE SCREAMING MIMI. New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc., Publishers, 1949. Octavo, boards. First edition. One of Brown's three major suspense novels. "MIMI is the story of an alcoholic Chicago reporter named Sweeney and his search for a beautiful woman and a Ripper-style killer; it is also an allegorical retelling of 'Beauty and the Beast.'" - Pronzini and Muller, 1001 Midnights, p. 93. Basis for the 1958 film noir of the same name with Anita Ekberg. Previous owner's address label affixed to front paste-down. A near fine copy in near fine price clipped dust jacket with age-darkening to spine panel, some light rubbing to corners and spine ends, and clipped price. (#125530).