By Robert Traver. Traver was the pen name of John D. Voelker, who based the story on a real case (read more here!).
This paperback looks its age -- edgewear, toned pages with foxing at the top edge, cover creases and a cracked spine -- but that has its good side (dig that font, hep cats), and while the front hinge is a bit loose, this vintage tome is perfectly readable. A fun pick-up for a film fan.