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The Light of Day, Ambler, Eric
1 The Light of Day
Ambler, Eric
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1963 First Hardcover Near Fine Good Jacket 
Stated "First American Edition" in dust jacket. Clean turquoise cloth boards with gold author initials on cover, gold lettering and green decoration on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean map-decorated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 243 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (3.95 on front inside flap), clean but has some insect damage (scattered small holes ); rear panel has nice photo of Ambler standing on a balcony smoking a cigarette. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Page-turning suspense novel by a master craftsman of the genre. Set in Istanbul, this is a swift-moving, sophisticated novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the last page. 023414

Price: 20.00 USD
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Mrs. Raffles - Being the Adventures of An Amateur Crackswoman, Bangs, John Kendrick
2 Mrs. Raffles - Being the Adventures of An Amateur Crackswoman
Bangs, John Kendrick
New York Harper & Brothers 1905 First Hardcover Good+ no dust jacket Jacket 
First Edition, Published October, 1905. Decorated American trade binding. Gray cloth boards with decorated cover (woman with two pistols aimed at man with arms up). Black lettering and single rule line border. Gold lettering on spine. Light soiling and fading. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers (previous owner name in erasable pencil on front free endpaper). Frontispiece illustration by Albert Levering with tissue guard, 15 illustrations throughout - should be 16 - missing one illustration (opposite page 66). 180 pages. 024280

Price: 25.00 USD
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Elephant's Work, Bentley, E. C.
3 Elephant's Work
Bentley, E. C.
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1950 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First American Edition. Clean red and pink patterned boards with small black decoration on cover, black lettering in pink title box on spine. Hint of light wear at top and bottom spine edge. No bumping. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages, edges and endpapers are clean -- no names, writing or bookplates. Dustjacket is not price clipped ($2.75 on front inside flap), no chips, very light edge wear and slight age toning. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A story dedicated by the author to the memory of John Buchan (because he advised him to write it). 015613

Price: 40.00 USD
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From This Death Forward, Bloomfield, Robert
4 From This Death Forward
Bloomfield, Robert
New York Crime Club 1952 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page in original unclipped jacket. Clean gray cloth textured boards with unchipped red lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean (tanning to edges). Small return address label at top edge of front free endpaper; no other marks. 190 pp. Illustrated dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), 1" closed tear at top of rear panel, shorter closed tear at top rear spine corner. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A waitress marries a drunken millionaire to gain security for her young son. Murder follows the ill-matched couple on their strange honeymoon. 019980

Price: 25.00 USD
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An Eye for An Eye, Brackett, Leigh
5 An Eye for An Eye
Brackett, Leigh
New York Crime Club 1957 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good minus Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in clean unclipped original jacket. Black boards with red lettering on spine. No bumping or wear; mere hint of faint splotchy fading to rear board. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 186 pages. Dust jacket designed by Alice Smith is not price clipped (2.95 on front inside flap), has shallow edge chipping, short closed edge tears, still clean and bright. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A mystery novel of nightmarish revenge. 021197

Price: 45.00 USD
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Dine and be Dead, Butler, Gwendoline
6 Dine and be Dead
Butler, Gwendoline
New York MacMillan 1960 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean black cloth boards with red lettering on spine, small red "Cock Robin Mystery" logo on front board corner. Very light surface wear to corners, no fading, no fraying. Binding is tight, no cracking, with slight lean. Pages are clean but slightly tanned; clean endpapers, with tasteful bookplate on front free endpaper. 192 pgs. Dustjacket with corner clipping to front flap but price intact, very small chips at top and bottom spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A missing wife and a dead husband create a fascinating suspense mystery where the solution is as horrifying as it is unexpected. 8vo. Mystery. 015202

Price: 10.00 USD
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The Man Without A Shadow, Cabot, Oliver
7 The Man Without A Shadow
Cabot, Oliver
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1909 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Very clean gray/green cloth boards with black title box on cover, black lettering on spine. Light surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Small previous owner name name ink stamped on front free endpaper. 340 pgs. 009292

Price: 12.00 USD
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Panther's Moon, Canning, Victor
8 Panther's Moon
Canning, Victor
New York M.S. Mill Co. / William Morrow 1938 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Second Printing, stated on copyright page, in clean unclipped jacket. Clean unfaded deep red cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No fraying or fading. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers;small owner's initials in pen in corner of front free endpaper near binding edge. 246 pp. Clean illustrated jacket is not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), unchipped, mere hint of corner wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A mystery resolving the tracking of two black panthers loose in the Alps. 019939

Price: 10.00 USD
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The Danger Mark, Chambers, Robert W.
9 The Danger Mark
Chambers, Robert W.
New York D. Appleton & Co. 1909 First Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean unfaded red cloth boards with ivory decorative title box on spine, ivory lettering on spine. Light fraying at spine corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 496 pgs. (1) on last page indicating first printing. 009779

Price: 15.00 USD
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Catch The Saint, Charteris, Leslie
10 Catch The Saint
Charteris, Leslie
New York Doubleday & Co. For Crime Club 1975 0-385-09936-3 / 9780385099363 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition. Clean white boards with blue lettering on spine. No wear to boards. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Stated First American Edition. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper. 153 pgs. Dustjacket is not price clipped ($5.95), unchipped, with slight age-toning to edges and one small closed tear at top edge of spine fold (under 1"). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 007032

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Saint to the Rescue, Charteris, Leslie
11 The Saint to the Rescue
Charteris, Leslie
Garden City Doubleday & Co./Crime Club 1959 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean gray cloth boards with red lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 190 pgs. Clean dustjacket has corner price clip, two small closed edge tears and one tiny (match head size) edge chip. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Mystery. 010587

Price: 35.00 USD
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Vendetta for the Saint, Charteris, Leslie
12 Vendetta for the Saint
Charteris, Leslie
Garden City Crime Club/Doubleday 1964 First Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Very clean red cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No fraying, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean bright endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 208 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, tiny spot of surface wear to top rear corner of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Crime Fiction. 013299

Price: 35.00 USD
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The Porcelain Mask, Chichester, John Jay
13 The Porcelain Mask
Chichester, John Jay
New York Chelsea House 1924 First Hard Cover Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
First Edition. Clean maroon ribbed cloth boards with gilt lettering and decorative title box on cover, gilt lettering on spine. All lettering is clear and unchipped. Slight wear to corners but no fraying. Tiny pin-point puncture in center spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. No names or bookplates. Small piece of rear fixed endpaper peeled away at lower edge (smaller than a nickel). 320 pgs. 8vo. Mystery. 008983

Price: 30.00 USD
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Elephants Can Remember, Christie,  Agatha
14 Elephants Can Remember
Christie, Agatha
New York Dodd Mead 1972 0396067425 / 9780396067429 First Hardcover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
First American Edition in unclipped dust jacket. Clean gray and pink striped paper-covered boards with clean pink cloth spine, gold and black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with deep pink top-stained page edges. Bright pink endpapers; small previous owner name and date neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper. 243 pages. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped (6.95 on front inside flap), unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Very nice collectible copy. 021834

Price: 35.00 USD
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Loaded Dice, Clark, Ellery H.
15 Loaded Dice
Clark, Ellery H.
Indianapolis Bobbs Merrill 1909 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Jacket F. Graham Cootes, Illustrator 
First Edition, with "Copyright 1909" and "March" on copyright page. Clean burgundy red cloth boards with cream lettering on cover, blind stamped lettering on spine. Slight surface wear at spine corners. Binding is tight, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrations by F. Graham Cootes, including frontispiece with clean tissue guard. 375 pages. 023487

Price: 24.00 USD
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Confidential, Clarke, Donald Henderson
16 Confidential
Clarke, Donald Henderson
Philadelphia Blakiston (Triangle Books) 1944 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Triangle Books edition in marvelous dust jacket. Gray cloth boards with yellow and black decoration and lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with very slight tanning; clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 317 pages. Clean dust jacket has a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality remvoable mylar cover. 024338

Price: 15.00 USD
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Louis Beretti, Clarke, Donald Henderson
17 Louis Beretti
Clarke, Donald Henderson
New York Triangle Books 1929 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Triangle edition in sharp illustrated dustjacket illustrated by Vincentini. Clean red cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. Tiny bump to one corner tip, no fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean (tanning to pages). Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 285 pages. Clean bright dustjacket has hint of edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Hard-boiled story of a tough guy from the toughest part of New York City's East Side, who became a success, despite a run through the gamut of crime including juvenile delinquency and murder. 022082

Price: 25.00 USD
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About 2 A.M., Coe, Charles Francis
18 About 2 A.M.
Coe, Charles Francis
New York Cosmopolitan 1931 First Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
First Edition of a scarce old mystery. Yellow cloth boards with blue-black clock dial with no hands on cover as title box, blue-black lettering on spine. Hint of light dust soiling. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Black top-stained upper page edges. 308 pages. 022407

Price: 30.00 USD
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Deep Lay the Dead, Davis, Frederick C.
19 Deep Lay the Dead
Davis, Frederick C.
Garden City Crime Club/Doubleday 1942 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Fair to Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean unfaded blue cloth boards with blood red lettering on cover and spine. Light bump to one corner tip. No fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Tasteful previous owner bookplate on front free endpaper; no other marks. 304 pgs. Clean unfaded dustjacket is price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap, missing 1/3 of lower spine, very shallow chipping at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 6" x 8". Mystery. 017066

Price: 45.00 USD
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Deadly Contact, Dean, Amber
20 Deadly Contact
Dean, Amber
Garden City Crime Club/Doubleday 1963 First Hard Cover Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Stated First Edition, signed by author. Red cloth boards with black lettering on spine. Small water marks to two edges of back board. No fraying or wear, front board very slightly bowed. Binding is tight, no cracking; page and edges are clean. Inscribed and signed by author: "Paul Dolan - with affection from Amber Dean - No author ever had as much cooperation as you have given me on this story--I'll never be this lucky again - Thank you." 190 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has slight wear at top and bottom spine edge, two very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A suspenseful murder mystery set in Rochester, New York. 8vo. Mystery. 016647

Price: 30.00 USD
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