Hardcover, black cloth with silver block lettering on cover and spine, no dust-jacket as issued. 357pp., Bibliography, Index. Illustrated. First edition, First printing. No previous ownership marks. A square, tightly bound copy with no writing, underlining or highlighting present. Arranged by chapter, the first seventeen profiling one celluloid sleuth each, the eighteenth containing seven minor film detectives. Minor wear from use but overall a very good copy.