LOVE'S LOVELY COUNTERFEIT. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1942. Octavo, [1-8] [1-2] 3-218 [219-220: blank], original red cloth, front, spine and rear panels stamped in black, top edge stained red. First edition. The novel is "a brutal picture of a corrupt, crime-ridden town in the manner of Hammett's RED HARVEST and McCoy's NO POCKETS IN A SHROUD ..." - Pederson (ed), St. James Guide to Crime and Mystery Writers, (4th ed.), p. 144. A 1956 film noir, "Slightly Scarlet," directed by Allan Dwan, starring John Payne, Rhonda Fleming and Arlene Dahl, was based on the novel. Silver and Ward (eds), Film Noir: An Encyclopedic Reference to the American Style (3rd edition), pp. 259-60. Keaney, Film Noir Guide, p. 390. Johnson, The Dark Page II, p. 30. Top edge of text block a bit dusty, a fine copy in a very good dust jacket with wear at corner tips and spine ends, rubbing along folds, two short closed tears at upper edge of front panel, closed tear with associated creases at upper spine end, small chip from upper edge of rear panel near spine fold, and mild tanning to spine panel. (#156688).