Three Down Vulnerable. A Beau and Pogy Murder Mystery - Z. H. Ross 1946 - The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis - First Edition A fine example of the first murder mystery by Zola Helen Ross.

Featuring Beau and Porgy in ‘the dark mountains of Nevada’ and ‘Lost Canyon Camp, a collection of thirteen shacks that a philanthropist has turned over for the use of actors out of work’.
  Zola Helen Ross (1912-89) (née Girdey), was an associate professor of Creative Writing at the University of Washington and co-founder the Pacific Northwest Writers Association with Lucile Saunders McDonald of The Seattle Times. Ross also used the pseudonyms Helen Arre and Bert Iles.

First edition, with first edition statement to copyright page.

Octavo (book size 19.6x13.6cm), pp. 234 [6]. In publisher’s red cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt. Dust jacket priced ‘$2.000’ to lower corner of front flap.
  Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket with the exception of light rubbing to spine ends, corners and thin vertical crease to spine.   Ref: 110557   Price: HK$ 2,400