THE LAST OF PHILIP BANTER. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1947. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Author's second mystery novel. "Bardin's three novels have close affinities with the Hollywood 'film noir' of the 1940s, combining eerily mysterious occurrences with an interest in abnormal psychology and dreams ..." Pederson (ed), The St. James Guide to Crime & Mystery Writers, p. 47. A very good copy in good dust jacket with heavy rubbing to folds, loss to corners, chip from upper portion of spine panel affecting title lettering, and general shelf wear. (#126006).