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Smashing Detective March 1955
1 Smashing Detective March 1955
Holyoke, MA Columbia Publications 1955 Magazine Good+ 
Newsprint paper is tanned, many small chips and tears on the edges, cover rubbed, corners rounded and chipped. ; Vol. 3, #5; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 98 pages; This issue features stories by Francis Battle, Daniel Gilgannon, Marc Miller, James Hines, and Betty Brooks. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Moon in the Gutter, Goodis, David
2 Goodis, David The Moon in the Gutter
New York Gold Medal Books / Fawcett 1953 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing Softcover Very Good- 
Pictorial wraps with some edge, corner and surface wear, including rear, top left corner missing (see scan). The spine is neither cracked nor crease and the binding is tight. Some interior toning. , mainly on edges. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 144 pages; The Moon in the Gutter is one of five novels by David Goodis recently published as one volume in the Library of America series. This novel was also made into a French Noir movie in 1983 starring Gerard Depardieu and Natassja Kinski. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The Guilded Hearse, Gorham, Charles O.
3 Gorham, Charles O. The Guilded Hearse
New York Signet Books 1949 First Edition Thus Softcover Very Good 
Light edge and corner wear. Slight bend along top edge, not a crease. This bend shows as a lighter color on scan; it could be flattened with a press or weights. Spine is not creased or cracked and book is square. ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 158 pages; First softcover edition. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Glass Key, Hammett, Dashiell
4 Hammett, Dashiell The Glass Key
New York Dell 1966 First Edition Thus Softcover Very Good 
Light wear. Book is square and spine not creased but vertical crease on front border of spine (see scan). ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 190 pages; 1st Dell Printing. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Silence of the Lambs, Harris, Thomas
5 Harris, Thomas The Silence of the Lambs
New York City St. Martin's Press 1988 First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Book and jacket have only light wear. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 338 pages; Thomas Harris's finest novel, made into one of the greatest movie thrillers of all time. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Original Sin, James, P. D.
6 James, P. D. Original Sin
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1994 First American Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket Signed by Author
Book has been read so there is light wear to both book and jacket. Very slight bowing to front boards. Still an attractive copy with a nice signature. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 416 pages; Signed, without inscription, by P. D. James on the title page. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Monocled Monster, Keeler, Harry Stephen
7 Keeler, Harry Stephen The Monocled Monster
London Ward, Lock & Company , Limited 1947 First British Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
Book is square and securely bound. It has light, general wear along with some interior aging/toning. Jacket has some edge and corner wear, including creasing and small tears. There is some loss at spine ends. Jacket still presents nicely. In Mylar. Another of Keeler's weird but entertaining mysteries. This is the First British Edition. I think the American edition was also by Ward, Lock and that the two publications were issued at the same time. I do not usually offer mysteries, but I have become something of a fan of Harry Stephen Keeler. ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 239 pages 
Price: 285.00 USD
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X. Jones of Scotland Yard, Keeler, Harry Stephen
8 Keeler, Harry Stephen X. Jones of Scotland Yard
New York City E. F. Dutton 1936 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good 
The book has only light wear and aging. There is some toning on the endpapers. Book is square and securely bound. The dustjacket has wear and some chips along the top edge. There is a two inch slit on the top fold of the front flap. Jacket is G to G+. ; Drawings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 448 pages; This is one of Keeler's entertaining, and unusual detective novels. It is written as a series of case files with the intircate plot structure emerging only as the book progresses. 
Price: 235.00 USD
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The Case of the Transposed Legs, Keeler, Harry Stephen and Hazel Goodwin
9 Keeler, Harry Stephen and Hazel Goodwin The Case of the Transposed Legs
New York Phoenix Press 1948 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover 
Black cloth over boards with silver titles on spine. Very light wear with some light aging or soiling. Book is square and securely bound. VG to VG-. Jacket has some edge, corner and surface wear with slight loss at top of spine and minor loss on corners. Still an attractive jacket. G+. ; Thick Small 8vo 7" - 8" tall; 255 pages; Hazel Goodwin was Keeler's wife who was a fairly well-known writer herself. This novel is one of several collaborations between the two. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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Blind Man's Bluff A MacLain Mystery Novel, Kendrick, Baynard
10 Kendrick, Baynard Blind Man's Bluff A MacLain Mystery Novel
Philadelphia Triangle Books / Blakiston Company 1946 Reprint Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
Red cloth with black titles on spine and silhouette of man and dog on front. Jacket shows Det. Maclain with his seeing-eye dog examining a body. Book has only general aging with toning especially on endpapers but on edges throughout. Jacket has some edge and corner wear but is still attractive. A trifle offset. Very nice condition for both book and jacket. ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 282 pages; Triangle Books edition of this novel from this series about a blind police detective. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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A Poor Wise Man, Rinehart, Mary Roberts
11 Rinehart, Mary Roberts A Poor Wise Man
New York George H. Doran Company 1920 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good- 
Grayish-green cloth over boards with black titles. Book has some edge, corner and surface wear but is square and securely bound. ; Small 8vo 7" - 8" tall; 399 pages; One of Rinehart's mysteries. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Other Side of the Night, Schiddel, Edmund
12 Schiddel, Edmund The Other Side of the Night
New York Avon Publications 1954 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Very Good 
Some edge and corner wear. A few stray marks in ink on back along with creasing near bottomleft corner. Spine is not creased or cracked. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 190 pages; Paperback original. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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