FINDER'S KEEPERS. New York: William Morrow & Company, 1940. pp. [1-6] [1-2] 3-279 [280-282: blank], original yellow cloth, spine panel stamped in brown, top edge stained red. First edition. The author's seventh mystery novel. Features Humphrey Campbell. "Between 1936 and 1946, Homes published 12 detective and suspense novels set primarily in the valleys and foothills of north-central California. Each is distinguished by clever plotting, semi-hard-boiled realism, fast-paced action, witty and remarkably good dialogue, and some of the finest and most vivid descriptive passages in mystery fiction." - Pederson (ed), St. James Guide To Crime and Mystery Writers (4th ed.), p. 533. A near fine copy, previous owner's name and date in ink on front free endpaper. A near fine copy in very good dust jacket with rubbing to front flap fold, light shelf wear and rubbing to spine ends and corners, and vertical crease to spine. (#127407).