THE SCREAMING MIMI. New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc., Publishers, 1949. Octavo, 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 fine copy in fine dust jacket with just a bit age-darkening to the spine panel, much less than usually encountered, tiny nick to head of spine panel, and tiny closed tear to lower rear panel. A lovely bright, clean copy. (#137083).