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ADAMS, JANE
FADE TO GREY
London, MacMillan Company 1998, 1st edition, Hb. Nf/nf (faint shelf wear, light crease to dj). 8vo, 261 pp. The third D.I. Mike Croft novel.
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Book number: 019945
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Catalogue: Mystery
Keywords: Crime fiction

 
ADAMS ROUND TABLE, THE
MISSING IN MANHATTAN
New York City, Longmeadow Press 1992, 1st edition, HB. A little bumped; else vg in chipped, sl. soiled, still g/vg dj. 8vo pp. 297. "Ten great mystery writers are back, but something is..."
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Book number: 013700
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ALLEN, GRANT
HILDA WADE A Woman with Tenacity of Purpose
New York City, G. P. Putnam's Sons 1900, 1st edition, hb. Ill.: Gordon Browne illustrations. Bound in original olive green cloth. 8vo, pp. x, 383. With 98 b&w illustrations by Gordon Browne and five pages of publisher's ads at the end of the book. No dust jacket.
¶ Charles Grant Blairfindie Allen (1848-1899) was born in Kingston, Ontario. At age 13, Allen and his parents moved to the United States. He won a scholarship to Merton College, Oxford (1867-1871), from which he was graduated with a B.A. During 1873-1876, he was professor of mental and moral philosophy in a new college at Spanish Town, Jamaica, which had been established for the education of negroes. After this institution failed, he returned to England, where he pursued writing as a profession. He was perhaps better known as an author of scientific and philosophical books, although he produced over 30 works of fiction, from which most of his income was generated. "Hilda Wade" is Allen's final work, and all but the last chapter had been completed by the time of his death. His close friend, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, gathered up Allen's notes and completed the final chapter, which effort the publisher acknowledged in a prefatory note. This book is a very early example of a mystery novel with a woman detective as the central character. This copy is the first American edition. It was also published in London by Grant Richards. Our copy has had the inner hinges taped with masking tape by a prior owner. The text block is still tightly stitched, and nothing is loose. The contents are clean. The boards show very light rubbing at the edges and light soiling. There is a very small red stain towards the bottom of the front board. The book is slightly off-set, or cocked. Very well-illustrated by the noted artist Gordon Browne, showing the heroine in the fashions of the day.
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Book number: 033843
USD 250.00 [Appr.: EURO 212.75 | £UK 187.75 | JP¥ 28352]
Catalogue: Mystery
Keywords: CanLit Woman detective CCMF

 
ALLINGHAM, MARGERY
BLACKKERCHIEF DICK A Tale of Mersea Island
London, Hodder and Stoughton ND (1923), 1st edition, hb. Small 8vo, pp. 320. Bound in original red cloth with lettering to front board blocked in black and ruled in blind.
¶ A "red-blooded adventure tale" of eastern England during the Restoration. The famous mystery author's first book, written when she was 17 and published when she was 19. Introduction by William McFee. Rubber stamp on front free endpaper and top of first page stating: "Donated to the Grace-Anne Library by Mr. & Mrs. Frank Shea" - no other markings. Front hinge cracked between front free endpaper and half-title page. Rear hinge a bit dry, but intact. Cloth a bit soiled, with slight rubbing to tips of boards; else good plus condition. No dust jacket.
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Book number: 033849
USD 200.00 [Appr.: EURO 170.25 | £UK 150.25 | JP¥ 22681]
Catalogue: Mystery
Keywords: BritLit Albert Campion Mystery CCMF

 
ARMSTRONG, MARGARET
THE MAN WITH NO FACE
New York City, Random House 1940, 1st edition, hb. Bound in original red cloth with black lettering & designs. 8vo, pp. 279. Light wear to boards, bumped at top edge, slight spine slant; very good-. No dust jacket.
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Book number: 031653
USD 12.50 [Appr.: EURO 10.75 | £UK 9.5 | JP¥ 1418]
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ASHLEY, MIKE (ED.) / ILLUSTRATIONS BY LYNDA DYDE.
Phantom Perfumes and Other Shades / Memories of Ghost Stories Magazine.
Ashcroft, BC, Ash-tree Press 2000, 1st edition, hb. Near fine condition. 8vo, pp. xxxvi,244. Contains stories from the pulp magazine "Ghost Stories" which was published between 1926 and 1931.
¶ In very slightly shelf-worn,else vg/nf dust jacket. Only 600 copies of this book were produced for sale.
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Book number: 044205
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 34.25 | £UK 30.25 | JP¥ 4536]
Keywords: short stories

 
ATKEY, RON
THE CHANCELLOR'S FOOT
Boston, Little, Brown 1995, 1st edition, Hb. Vg+ in vg+ dj (only minor wear). 8vo, 303 pp. A thriller by a Canadian lawyer, bureaucrat, and former Memner of Parliament.
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Book number: 021057
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BALDACCI, DAVID
THE SIMPLE TRUTH
New York, Warner Books 1998, ARC, Pict. wraps. Nf (no visible wear). 8vo, 470 pp. A legal thriller, examining the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Book number: 021293
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BALLINGER, BILL S.
THE HEIR HUNTERS
New York, Harper & Row 1966, 1st, Hb. fine in vg dj (dj is nf except for a 1" tear to bottom fr cvr). 8vo vg/nf dj 204
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Book number: 001216
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BARNES, LINDA
FLASHPOINT
New York, Hyperion 1999, Plain wraps. Vg+, minor soiling to white card covers, sl bump to top rear. Trade pb, 8vo, 380 pp. Uncorrected manuscript. A Carlotta Carlyle mystery.
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Book number: 021294
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BAXTER, GLEN
THE BILLIARD TABLE MURDERS
London, Picador 1990, 1st pb edition, Wrappers. Ill.: Black-and-white drawings. Larger format pb - frt cvr creased, some edge wear; else good+. 4to pp. 246. A Gladys babbington Morton mystery, with drawings by the author and an introduction by Salman Rushdie
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Book number: 015913
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Catalogue: Mystery
Keywords: Murder Mystery BritLit

 
BEARE, GERALDINE (SELECTED BY) / INTRODUCTION BY H. R. F. KEATING / ILLUSTRATIONS BY DAVID ECCLES
CRIME STORIES FROM THE 'STRAND'
London, The Folio Society 1991, hb. Ill.: black-&-white illustrations. Near fine condition in slightly worn, else vg/nf slipcase. Royal 8vo, pp. xviii, 350 Twenty short stories by Conan Doyle, G. H. Chesterton, 'Sapper', Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham, and others.
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Book number: 016867
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Keywords: Suspense Folio Society Thriller

 
BEATON, M. C.
DEATH OF A MACHO MAN
New York, Mysterious Press 1996, ARC, Pict. wraps. Nf, no visible wear. Trade pb, 8vo, 216 pp. A Hamish Macbeth mystery.
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Book number: 021257
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Keywords: Uncorrected Proofs Crime fiction

 
BEEDING, FRANCIS
THE HOUSE OF DR. EDWARDES
Toronto, McClelland and Stewart 1928, hb. Bound in original black cloth with blocked red lettering. Small 8vo, pp. 312.
¶ Published in the U.S. by Little, Brown, this is the first Canadian edition, bound from the American sheets but with a cancel title leaf. The boards are spotted, as from long-dried moisture drops, and the corners are a bit rounded. The endpapers are clean and tight, but the hinges are cracked - nothing is loose, however. Contents clean. Overall, good, to good plus, condition. No dust jacket.
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Book number: 021065
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BENTON, JOHN L.
THE ART TREASURE MURDERS
New York City, Gateway Books 1940, 1st edition, hb. Bound in original red cloth, lettered in black. 8vo, pp. 256. "John L. Benton" is the pseudonym of Thomas Albert Curry (1900-1976).
¶ The book shows slight shelf wear, but is otherwise clean, tight, and in very good condition. The original dust jacket has a small piece missing near the top left of the front panel. There are several closed tears, chipping to the edges, and some wear at the folds. Overall, it is in fairly good condition.
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Book number: 033410
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 42.75 | £UK 37.75 | JP¥ 5670]
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Keywords: AmerLit CCMF

 
BILLS, GREG
FEARFUL SYMMETRY
New York, Dutton 1996, Uncorr. proof, Pb. Covers faintly soiled, slight crease on front cover, else nf. 8vo pp. 325 Bills' second novel
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Book number: 005463
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BROWN, FREDRIC
THE SCREAMING MIMI
New York City, E.P. Dutton & Co. 1949, hb. 8vo, pp. 248.
¶ Bound in yellow buckram with blue-stamped spine. This is the book club edition (so stated on bottom right corner of front dj flap), but the dust jacket is otherwise identical with the first trade edition dust jacket. The book is in very good cond., with sl. shelf wear, and the dj is in fair cond., with extensive chipping to the edges, esp. at the top and bottom of the spine, and some browning to edges. The front panel is in decent shape, though, with no missing pieces, or noticeable stains or wear.
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Book number: 028599
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 21.5 | £UK 19 | JP¥ 2835]
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Keywords: Anita Ekberg Movie tie-in Chicago Jack the Ripper

 
BROWNE, GERALD A.
HOT SIBERIAN
New York, William Morrow and Co. 1989, 2nd printing, Hb. Minor shelf wear, else vg in vg dj. 8vo, 424 pp. A thriller/mystery of diamonds and the underground traffic in gemstones.
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Book number: 019325
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BUCHANAN, EDNA
CONTENTS UNDER PRESSURE
New York, Hyperion 1992, ARC, Pict. wraps. Top front corner sl creased, covers a bit rubbed, else vg. Trade pb, 8vo, 277 pp.
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Book number: 021676
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BUCKLEY, WILLIAM F., JR
TUCKER'S LAST STAND
New York, Random House 1990, 1st edition, hb. VG+/nf cond. 8vo, VG+ dj 259
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Book number: 002779
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CAMPBELL, ROBERT
NIBBLED TO DEATH BY DUCKS
New York, Pocket Books 1989, 1st edition, HB. Nf in lightly scuffed but o/w vg dj. 8vo, 220 pp.
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Book number: 007972
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Keywords: Fiction Crime Fiction

 
CARLING, JOHN R.
THE WEIRD PICTURE
London, Ward Lock & Co Limited 1905, 1st edition, hb. Ill.: Cyrus Cuneo illustrations. Bound in original black cloth blocked in blind, red and gilt. 8vo, pp. 308, ads.
¶ The front board is "weirdly" decorated by a border of stamped squares, alternately in blind and red, with the title and author's name stamped in gilt and the top. The binding appears to be designed by the Boston book designer, Amy Sacker (1872-1965). This is the first British edition. This title was also published in the U.S., in the same year, by Little, Brown, and apparently wih the same binding (although the Ward, Lock edition was printed in England). Carling, a now long-forgotten writer of historical romances and mysteries, is the author of about seven other books. Hubin lists three, including this title, as mysteries. The boards are bumped and show some rubbing to the extremities, especially at the board tips, which are also bumped. There is a bit of soiling to the rear board. The front free endpaper has been removed, and the front hinge is now tender. The binding is a bit dry. Overall, still in good condition. No dust jacket.
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Book number: 033874
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 30 | £UK 26.5 | JP¥ 3969]
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Keywords: BritLit CCMF

 
CARR, JOHN DICKINSON
IT WALKS BY NIGHT
New York City and London, Harper & Brothers 1930, 1st edition, hb. Bound in original dark blue cloth with light blue lettering. Small 8vo, pp. 328.
¶ A Harper's "Sealed Mystery" book. Publication code "A-E" (January, 1930) on copyright page. The first book by the master of the locked-room mystery, the principles of which are described in this book: the room in which the murder was committed "had no secret entrances; the murderer was not hiding anywhere in the room; he did not go out by the window; he did not go out by the door .. Yet a murderer had beheaded his victim there." Carr (1905-1977) wrote over seventy mysteries. Our copy has a small goudge to the lower right of the front board, near the board edge. There is some very light spotting to the front board, noticeable when the book is held to the light and tilted back and forth. There is some slight general scuffing and soiling to the cloth. The endpapers are clean and tight. The contents are clean, and free of former owner's markings. Altogether, a nice copy in good plus, to very good, condition. No dust jacket.
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Book number: 033875
USD 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 127.75 | £UK 112.75 | JP¥ 17011]
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Keywords: AmerLit CCMF

 
CAUNITZ, WILLIAM J.
BLACK SAND
New York, Crown Publishers 1989, 1st, Hb. Nf in sl scuffed but vg dj. 8vo pp. 339.
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Book number: 005941
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Keywords: Thriller Suspense Fiction

 
CHANDLER, RAYMOND ET AL
THE SIMPLE ART OF MURDER and seven other articles in the REX STOUT MYSTERY QUARTERLY Issue Number 2, May, 1946
New York City, Avon Detective-Mysteries Inc 1946, wrappers. Small 8vo, pp. 131.
¶ The essay is considered a seminal piece of literary criticism. Although Chandler's primary topic is the art (and failings) of detective fiction, he touches on general literature and modern society as well (Wikipedia). Other short stories include: "He Cometh and He Passeth By", by H. R. Wakefield; "Trial by Jury", by James M. Cain (a brief one-act play); "The Border Line Case", by Margery Allingham; " Assistant Murderer", by Dashiell Hammett; "Haircut", by Ring Lardner; "Hot Money", by Carter Dickson; and "Papa I'm Sorry", by Robert D. Abrahams. Card covers creased. Small loss to base of spine. Pencilled date to rear cover. Contents age-toned but unmarked. A good, to good plus, copy.
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Book number: 043558
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Keywords: Crime

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