POISON CASE NUMBER 10: A DETECTIVE NOVEL FROM THE FILES OF THE MICHAEL JOYCE AGENCY. New York: Brentano's Publishers, 1931. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-v] vi [vii-viii] 1-304 [305-306: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], original light blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in green, fore-edge rough trimmed. First edition. The author's first mystery novel. The story, set in New York city, features a private detective and a voodoo background. Hubin (1994), p. 190. A clean, tight, very good copy in very good pictorial dust jacket with shelf wear at edges, soiling and darkening to rear panel, and several internal tape mends. Uncommon, especially in jacket. Stunning jacket art. (#80326).