KING'S RANSOM. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1959. Octavo, boards. First edition. An 87th Precinct novel. Filmed in Japan 1963 by Akira Kurosawa as "High and Low" (Tengoku to Jigoku). Some tanning to text paper, some light rubbing to edges, a near fine copy in very good dust jacket with mild shelf wear to edges, some stress creasing, small tape ghosts to flap corners from a previous dust jacket protector. One of the more difficult early McBain titles. (#126554).