THE SCREAMING MIMI. New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc., Publishers, 1949. 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. A very good copy, light foxing to end papers, covers show some dust soiling in a very good dust jacket, small chip to base of front panel, some mild soiling. One of Brown's more elusive mystery novels. (#127386).