'Vera Caspary is an expert at suspense and suspicion' New York Times
Published for the first time in print.
Agnes receives few compliments, and Henry Preble is not so bad-looking even if he does have a reputation for cornering girls at work. In the eyes of the world, knowing that you're on the shelf at twenty-four can do strange things to a girl. So strange that you might wake up one morning with almost no recollection of the previous night's events . . . Published for the first time in the UK, The Gardenia, the basis for Fritz Lang's 1953 classic Hollywood noir film The Blue Gardenia, is a gripping story of suspense and a brilliant expose of the press sensationalism of 1950s America.
This volume also contains Out of the Blue, which was made into a comedy film in 1947 starring George Brent and Carole Landis.