THE BIG CLOCK. New York: Harcourt Brace and Company, . Octavo, cloth. First edition. A classic crime novel. "This quintessential tale of psychological suspense is so good, in fact, that labeling it a small masterpiece would not be unjustified." - Pronzini and Muller, 1001 Midnights, The Aficionado's Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction, pp. 242-243. Basis for two films, The Big Clock (1948) and No Way Out (1987). The 1948 film is one of the best noir films of the 1940s. Johnson, The Dark Page, p. 94. Early owner name in ink on the front free endpaper. A touch of rubbing to cloth at edges, a nearly fine copy in very good dust jacket with 10 mm closed tear with associated creases at upper edge of front panel and a 6 mm closed tear with mild associated crease at lower edge of front panel, orange ink on spine panel is mostly faded (a fault common to the jacket for copies of this book), some wear to spine ends with minor loss at upper edge, and some moderate general dust soiling. (#156702).