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Smashing Detective March 1955

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Holyoke, MA, Columbia Publications: 1955

Seller ID: 7557


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. View more info

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Man With a Passion! (Sure Fire Detective Stories, July, 1958)

By: Block, Lawrence

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Holyoke, MA, Pontiac Publishing: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15747


Some waviness from moisture, wear to edges, paper toned, but binding secure. Lawrence is prolific crime writer, best known for two long-running New York–set series about the recovering alcoholic P.I. Matthew Scudder and the gentleman burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr. He also has written under a variety of pen names. But before Scudder and Rodenbarr, who appeared in the late 1970's, Block has short stories such as this one published in a number of detective story magazine,... View more info

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Bride of Violence! (Two-Fisted Detective Stories, November, 1959)

By: Block, Lawrence

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Reese Publishing: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15749


Paper is toned, minor slit on spine but otherwise VG+. Lawrence is a prolific crime writer, best known for two long-running New York–set series about the recovering alcoholic P.I. Matthew Scudder and the gentleman burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr. He also has written under a variety of pen names. But before Scudder and Rodenbarr, who appeared in the late 1970's, Block has short stories such as this one published in a number of detective story magazine, most with beautiful... View more info

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The Moon in the Gutter

By: Goodis, David

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Gold Medal Books / Fawcett: 1953

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 11321


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 Na... View more info

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The Guilded Hearse

By: Gorham, Charles O.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Signet Books: 1949

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 7225


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" - 7½" tall; 158 pages; First softcover edition. View more info

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The Glass Key

By: Hammett, Dashiell

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Dell: 1966

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 7626


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. View more info

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The Silence of the Lambs

By: Harris, Thomas

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York City, St. Martin's Press: 1988

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 7635


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. View more info

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Original Sin

By: James, P. D.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1994

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 11435


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 View more info

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X. Jones of Scotland Yard

By: Keeler, Harry Stephen

Price: $235.00

Publisher: New York City, E. F. Dutton: 1936

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 6887


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 progr... View more info

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The Monocled Monster

By: Keeler, Harry Stephen

Price: $285.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Company , Limited: 1947

Edition: First British Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14002


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 my... View more info

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The Case of the Transposed Legs

By: Keeler, Harry Stephen and Hazel Goodwin

Price: $250.00

Publisher: New York, Phoenix Press: 1948

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 11396


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 7½" - 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 tw... View more info

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The Songcatcher

By: McCrumb, Sharon

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Dutton: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 15306


Book appears to be as new and unread. Signed, without inscription, by McCrumb on title page. This book is a somewhat different McCrumb novel that deals with Appalachian music but with mystery.; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 321 pages View more info

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A Poor Wise Man

By: Rinehart, Mary Roberts

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, George H. Doran Company: 1920

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 11419


Grayish-green cloth over boards with black titles. Book has some edge, corner and surface wear but is square and securely bound. ; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 399 pages; One of Rinehart's mysteries. View more info

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Sudden Prey

By: Sandford, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1996

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15209


We are listing a grop of 10 different John Sandford mystery novels, all signed first editions. The books apear to be unread, mostly near fine. The dust jackets are VG+ to NF. Any defects are noted in the specific listing. Included are 9 Lucas Davenport novels: Sudden Prey, 1996; Certain Prey, 1999; Easy Prey, 2000; Mortal Prey, 2002, Naked Prey, 2003; Broken Prey,2005; Invisible Prey, 2007; Phantom Prey 2008; and Wicked Prey 2009. There is one Virgil Flowers novel, Hea... View more info

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Certain Prey

By: Sandford, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1999

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15214


We are listing a grop of 10 different John Sandford mystery novels, all signed first editions. The books apear to be unread, mostly near fine. The dust jackets are VG+ to NF. Any defects are noted in the specific listing. Included are 9 Lucas Davenport novels: Sudden Prey, 1996; Certain Prey, 1999; Easy Prey, 2000; Mortal Prey, 2002, Naked Prey, 2003; Broken Prey,2005; Invisible Prey, 2007; Phantom Prey 2008; and Wicked Prey 2009. There is one Virgil Flowers novel, Hea... View more info

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Easy Prey

By: Sandford, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 2000

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15215


We are listing a grop of 10 different John Sandford mystery novels, all signed first editions. The books apear to be unread, mostly near fine. The dust jackets are VG+ to NF. Any defects are noted in the specific listing. Included are 9 Lucas Davenport novels: Sudden Prey, 1996; Certain Prey, 1999; Easy Prey, 2000; Mortal Prey, 2002, Naked Prey, 2003; Broken Prey,2005; Invisible Prey, 2007; Phantom Prey 2008; and Wicked Prey 2009. There is one Virgil Flowers novel, Hea... View more info

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Mortal Prey

By: Sandford, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 2002

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15216


We are listing a grop of 10 different John Sandford mystery novels, all signed first editions. The books apear to be unread, mostly near fine. The dust jackets are VG+ to NF. Any defects are noted in the specific listing. Included are 9 Lucas Davenport novels: Sudden Prey, 1996; Certain Prey, 1999; Easy Prey, 2000; Mortal Prey, 2002, Naked Prey, 2003; Broken Prey,2005; Invisible Prey, 2007; Phantom Prey 2008; and Wicked Prey 2009. There is one Virgil Flowers novel, Hea... View more info

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Naked Prey

By: Sandford, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 2003

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15217


We are listing a grop of 10 different John Sandford mystery novels, all signed first editions. The books apear to be unread, mostly near fine. The dust jackets are VG+ to NF. Any defects are noted in the specific listing. Included are 9 Lucas Davenport novels: Sudden Prey, 1996; Certain Prey, 1999; Easy Prey, 2000; Mortal Prey, 2002, Naked Prey, 2003; Broken Prey,2005; Invisible Prey, 2007; Phantom Prey 2008; and Wicked Prey 2009. There is one Virgil Flowers novel, Hea... View more info

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Broken Prey

By: Sandford, John

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 2005

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15218


We are listing a grop of 10 different John Sandford mystery novels, all signed first editions. The books apear to be unread, mostly near fine. The dust jackets are VG+ to NF. Any defects are noted in the specific listing. Included are 9 Lucas Davenport novels: Sudden Prey, 1996; Certain Prey, 1999; Easy Prey, 2000; Mortal Prey, 2002, Naked Prey, 2003; Broken Prey,2005; Invisible Prey, 2007; Phantom Prey 2008; and Wicked Prey 2009. There is one Virgil Flowers novel, Hea... View more info

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Invisible Prey

By: Sandford, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 2007

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15219


We are listing a grop of 10 different John Sandford mystery novels, all signed first editions. The books apear to be unread, mostly near fine. The dust jackets are VG+ to NF. Any defects are noted in the specific listing. Included are 9 Lucas Davenport novels: Sudden Prey, 1996; Certain Prey, 1999; Easy Prey, 2000; Mortal Prey, 2002, Naked Prey, 2003; Broken Prey,2005; Invisible Prey, 2007; Phantom Prey 2008; and Wicked Prey 2009. There is one Virgil Flowers novel, Hea... View more info