The Indigo Necklace - Frances Crane 1945 - Random House, New York - First Edition A fine example of the rubbing-prone dust jacket with a very good book which appears to have been matched to the dust jacket, would benefit from a better book.

Featuring crime solving couple Lieutenant Pat and Jean Abbot, the locationn isis New Orleans and the famous French quarter.
  References: Reilly, ’Twentieth-Century Crime and Mystery Writers’ (1980), 372.

Octavo (book size 18.8x12.8cm), pp. [12] 238 [6]. In publisher’s black cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt with red coloured panels and rules, small round vignette stamped in red to front board, top edge stained light blue, fore-edge untrimmed, with grey endpapers illustrated with maps in black and white. Dust jacket priced ‘$2.00’ to upper corner of front panel.
  Condition: Very good, spine rubbed lettering faded, wear to spine ends and corners, abrasion to name on front free endpaper, two spots to title page, in a fine dust jacket.   Ref: 110386   Price: HK$ 1,600