Notes: The first book by the author of the Travis McGee novels, one of the most popular mystery series of the second half of the 20th century.
The Brass Cupcake is a hardboiled novel published in 1950 about a disillusioned ex-cop who works for an insurance company buying back stolen jewelry. He gets mixed up in a murder case and involved with the victim's beautiful niece. The US edition was a paperback original; this is the first hardcover, published in the UK in the 1970s.
The book is particularly provocative for its sexual dust jacket art.
Edition + Condition: First hardcover edition. A near fine copy in a near fine, price-clipped dust jacket. An attractive copy of a scarce book.
Publication: London: Robert Hale, 1974.
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