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The Trail of the Comet, Allen, Gladys
1 The Trail of the Comet
Allen, Gladys
Garden City, New York Doubleday Doran & Company 1929 Stated First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket Constance Whittemore, Illustrator 
Scarce copy of this stated First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Very clean yellow cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or fading. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright with small neatly penned previous owner inscription on front free endpaper, very tasteful small bookplate on front fixed endpaper. Illustrated by Constance Whittemore. 212 pages. Wonderful illustrated dust jacket is clean, unchipped, not price clipped (1.75 on front inside flap); enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A mystery novel for young girls about two young girls who take jobs waiting tables at a little summer hotel in the White Mountains of New England to earn money for college. There is a grim housekeeper, a strange knocking and ghostly happenings at the Old Galt House and one of the young boarders at the Inn disappears. Mystery is piled upon mystery until "The Comet", a speedy yellow car driven by a reckless boy, precipitates an unexpected climax. 024731

Price: 100.00 USD
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The Light of Day, Ambler, Eric
2 The Light of Day
Ambler, Eric
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1963 Stated First American Edition 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
3 Mrs. Raffles - Being the Adventures of An Amateur Crackswoman
Bangs, John Kendrick
New York Harper & Brothers 1905 First Edition, First Printing 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.
4 Elephant's Work
Bentley, E. C.
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1950 Stated First American Edition 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
5 From This Death Forward
Bloomfield, Robert
New York Crime Club 1952 Stated First Edition 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
6 An Eye for An Eye
Brackett, Leigh
New York Crime Club 1957 Stated First Edition 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
7 Dine and be Dead
Butler, Gwendoline
New York MacMillan 1960 Stated First Printing 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
8 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
9 Panther's Moon
Canning, Victor
New York M.S. Mill Co. / William Morrow 1938 First Edition, Second Printing 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.
10 The Danger Mark
Chambers, Robert W.
New York D. Appleton & Co. 1909 First Edition, First Printing 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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The Saint in Trouble, Charteris Leslie
11 The Saint in Trouble
Charteris Leslie
Garden City Doubleday & Co./Crime Club 1978 0-385-14612-4 / 9780385146128 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Clean mustard yellow boards with red lettering on spine. Slight rubbing to spine corners, no bumping or wear to tips. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean and bright. Clean endpapers. Small initials and number at top of title page. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has shallow edge chipping. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 009608

Price: 15.00 USD
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Catch The Saint, Charteris, Leslie
12 Catch The Saint
Charteris, Leslie
New York Doubleday & Co. For Crime Club 1975 0-385-09936-3 / 9780385099363 First Edition 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
13 The Saint to the Rescue
Charteris, Leslie
Garden City Doubleday & Co./Crime Club 1959 Stated First Edition 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
14 Vendetta for the Saint
Charteris, Leslie
Garden City Crime Club/Doubleday 1964 Stated First Edition 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
15 The Porcelain Mask
Chichester, John Jay
New York Chelsea House 1924 First Edition 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
16 Elephants Can Remember
Christie, Agatha
New York Dodd Mead 1972 0396067425 / 9780396067429 First American Edition 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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4-50 From Paddington, Christie, Agatha
17 4-50 From Paddington
Christie, Agatha
London Collins / Crime Club 1958 First Edition, Third Printing Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Third Impression (stated) in clean bright unclipped dust jacket. Very clean red cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 256 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023569

Price: 25.00 USD
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Hallowe'en, Christie, Agatha
18 Hallowe'en
Christie, Agatha
New York Dodd Mead 1969 First American Edition, First printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in original unclipped jacket. Clean bright orange boards with clean unfaded black cloth spine, orange and white lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with orange top-stained upper page edges. Clean orange endpapers (two small initials in upper corner of front free endpaper). 248 pages. Clean dustjacket has some surface rubbing, several short closed edge tears, not price clipped (5.95 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 021835

Price: 15.00 USD
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The A.B.C. Murders, Christie, Agatha
19 The A.B.C. Murders
Christie, Agatha
Cleveland / New York World Publishing (Tower Books Edition) 1945 First Thus Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
First Tower Books Printing, May 1945 on copyright page, in original dust jacket. Clean dark blue cloth boards with small pink bat (tower mystery logo) on cover, pink lettering on spine. No chipping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, but lightly tanned, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 306 pages. Dust jacket has piece missing at top of spine (approx. 1" in depth), corner wear, a few tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A brilliant Hercule Poirot mystery that begins with an anonymous letter, which casts a peculiar light on the brutal murder of a shopkeeper. 024293

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side, Christie, Agatha
20 The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side
Christie, Agatha
London Collins / Crime Club 1962 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good - Jacket 
First Edition in unclipped dust jacket. Very clean red cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 256 pages. Dust jacket has some soiling, small corner chips at base of spine, closed tear at top spine corner. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023570

Price: 35.00 USD
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