This is a vintage paperback book titled "Crime is of the Essence" by Joe Csida.
This is a full length never before published book. It has a copyright date of 1946 by the author and is from Five-Star Mysteries in New York.
It is 157 pages long. The book itself is in good vintage condition. The front cover has a tear at the binding and the spine is weak but pages are still in tact, the back cover has a water stain.