BLUE CITY. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1947. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Millar's third novel, published under his own name, before his creation of Lew Archer and adoption of the Ross Macdonald pen name. "The texture of the world in this novel is reminiscent of Dashiell Hammett's fiction, though its sensibility and imagery show the influence of Raymond Chandler as well ... The mixture of Hammett's harsh world of political corruption and Chandler's sensual decadence are both apparent here." - Pederson (ed), The St. James Guide to Crime and Mystery Writers (4th edition). Filmed in 1986 with Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy and David Caruso. Hubin (1994), p. 573. Previous owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down. A near fine copy in about near fine dust jacket with tiny closed tear at bottom edge of front panel, touch of shelf wear to corners and spine ends and mild tanning to spine and rear panels. (#129326).
First edition so stated on copyright page.