THE DEADLY PERCHERON. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1946. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Author's first 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, and an almost Gothic sense of the ways in which the past interpenetrates the present." - St. James Guide to Crime & Mystery Writers, p. 47. A fine copy in near fine dust jacket with mild rubbing to corners and spine ends, tiny chip from upper right corner, and mild age-darkening to white lettering on spine panel. Scarce in this condition. (#126947).