THE THING AT THEIR HEELS by Harrington Hext [pseudonym]. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1923. Octavo, pp. [1-10] 1-334, original blue cloth, front panel ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in gold. First U.S. edition. Published in September 1923 and may precede the British edition. Detective novel. "Unorthodox in form, but powerful in effect ... A masterpiece..." - Barzun and Taylor, A Catalogue of Crime 1129. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 409. Bleiler (1948), p. 148. Hubin (1994), p. 398. A fine copy. (#148020).
"Published September, 1923" on copyright page.