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The Mayor's Wife, Green, Anna Katharine
181 The Mayor's Wife
Green, Anna Katharine
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1907 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Alice Barber Stephens, Illustrator 
Grosset & Dunlap edition in scarce dust jacket. Very clean black cloth boards with red lettering on cover and spine. No fading, bumping or fraying. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with blank endpapers (very slightly browned) - no names, writing or marks. 389 pages. Clean bright illustrated dust jacket (art by Alice Barber Stephens) is unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A detective story by the first female detective story author, Anna Katharine Green. 024940

Price: 40.00 USD
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The Magician, Green, F. L.
182 The Magician
Green, F. L.
New York Coward-McCann 1951 First edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition. Clean unfaded black cloth boards with green lettering on spine. Slight surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Tasteful previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper; no other marks. 255 pgs. Clean unfaded dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped (2.75 on front inside flap), has very slight edge wear, with a few tiny closed edge tears at top and bottom spine edges. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A novel of thievery, murder, and the borders of reality. 017667

Price: 30.00 USD
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183 The Missing Mr. Mosley
Greenwood, John
New York Walker & Co. 1985 0-8027-5618-2 / 9780802756183 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition. Very clean black boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping, no wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 156 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket has not been price clipped, is unchipped and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Mystery. 006971

Price: 10.00 USD
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The Five Bells and Bladebone, Grimes, Martha
184 The Five Bells and Bladebone
Grimes, Martha
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1992 0316328898 / 9780316328890 Stated First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page in clean unchipped dustjacket. Clean green boards with rust brown cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 299 pp. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, price clip at upper corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A murder mystery set in England begins when a dismembered corpse is found in the compartments of a precious antique desk. 020201

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Client, Grisham, John
185 The Client
Grisham, John
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1993 0-385-42471-X / 9780385424714 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean charcoal gray boards with clean black cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping, slightest hint of surface wear to spine cloth corners, no fraying, no tears. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Old price in ink on upper corner of front free endpaper. 422 pgs. Dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, has slight wear and short closed at top spine corners, small 1/4" scratch to rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Early Grisham novel about an eleven-year-old boy who witnesses the bizarre suicide of a New orleans attorney. Just before he dies, the lawyer tells Mark a deadly secret concerning the recent murder of a Louisiana Senator. Made into a film (1994) starring Susan Sarandon and Tom Lee Jones. 6-1/2" x 9-1/2". Mystery. 017228

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The Bus That Vanished, Groc, Leon
186 The Bus That Vanished
Groc, Leon
New York Macaulay 1928 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
First Edition. Unfaded orange cloth boards with stamped black lettering on cover and spine. Light surface wear to spine corners, no fraying. Very small spot of front board to left of lettering, very faint stain at rear outside edge of rear board. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Text pages and page edges are clean and bright; light foxing to first few pages and last few pages. Endpapers intact with no names, writing or marks. 282 pgs. 8vo. Mystery. 016327

Price: 30.00 USD
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The Woman with No Past, Groussard, Serge
187 The Woman with No Past
Groussard, Serge
New York E. P. Dutton 1954 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean unfaded rose colored cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. Hint of slightest wear to spine corners, no fraying, no bumping. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 283 pgs. Translated from the French by Daphne Woodward. Clean unfaded dustjacket is not price clipped, has tiny spine corner chips, very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Winner of the Prix Femina in france, this is a haunting novel of character, atmosphere and suspense laid against a background of the canals of Northern France. 8vo. Mystery. 015840

Price: 45.00 USD
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The Adventure of the Stalwart Companions, H. Paul Jeffers
188 The Adventure of the Stalwart Companions
H. Paul Jeffers
New York Harper & Row 1978 006012248X / 9780060122485 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unchipped dust jacket. Clean pale grayboards with black cloth spine, bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean gray endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 190 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024479

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Redbird's Cry, Hager, Jean
189 The Redbird's Cry
Hager, Jean
New York Mysterious Press 1994 0-89296-494-4 / 9780892964949 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean red boards with blue spine, black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean red endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 274 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, no wear, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The tale of the redbird explains the origin of death in Cherokee myth, and it is a story intricately woven into the rich fabric of this Molly Bearpaw mystery. Second book in the Molly Bearpaw series. 8vo. Mystery. 012268

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190 Murder and the Wanton Bride
Halliday, Brett
New York Dodd Mead (Torquil) 1958 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in original unclipped jacket. Clean orange cloth boards with black lettering on spine. Hint of surface wear to edges, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 186 pgs. Dustjacket is not price clipped (2.95 on front inside flap), unchipped, no tears, hint of edge wear, faintest trace of soiling at upper rear panel edge. Photo of author and his daughter on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Murder in Miami is the center of Michael Shayne's 31st case in this Brett Halliday mystery. 018774

Price: 22.00 USD
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191 The Celtic Riddle: An Archaeological Mystery
Hamilton, Lyn
New York Berkley Prime Crime 2000 0-425-17235-X / 9780425172353 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Clean beige boards with black spine, bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. 296 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8 vo.. Mystery. 011200

Price: 15.00 USD
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Dashiell Hammett 5 Complete Novels, Hammett, Dashiell
192 Dashiell Hammett 5 Complete Novels
Hammett, Dashiell
New York Avenel Books 1980 0517338416 / 9780517338414 Reprint Hardcover Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Reprint edition containing five complete novels by Dashiell Hammett: Red Harvest, The Dain Curse, The Maltese Falcon, The Glass Key, and The Thin Man. In clean unclipped jacket. Clean brown boards with gold lettering on spine. Wear and short closed tears at top spine edge. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 726 pp. Clean dustjacket has some shallow chipping. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 020954

Price: 15.00 USD
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Woman in the Dark: A Novel of Dangerous Romance, Hammett, Dashiell
193 Woman in the Dark: A Novel of Dangerous Romance
Hammett, Dashiell
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1988 0-394-57269-6 / 9780394572697 First Hardcover Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Clean gray boards with clean red cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 76 pgs. Clean unfaded dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Photo of Dashiell Hammett on rear panel in his "Thin Man" pose. First published in Liberty magazine in 1933, "Woman in the Dark" disappeared, resurfacing in the 1950s in a pulp paperback edition. Here it appears in hardover for the first time, with an appreciation by Robert B. Parker, the author of the celebrated Spenser series of novels. 6" x 8-1/2". Mystery. 017222

Price: 20.00 USD
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Going Local, Harrison, Jamie
194 Going Local
Harrison, Jamie
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Hyperion Books 1996 0-7868-6108-8 / 9780786861088 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with first edition stated and full number line on copyright page. Very clean orange boards with clean green cloth spine, bright metallic lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 323 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A murder occurs as a Montana town is gearing up for their 4th of July rodeo, and Jules Clement investigates. Author's second book. 6-1/2" x 9-1/2". Mystery. 016984

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195 The World of Sherlock Holmes
Harrison, Michael
New York E. P. Dutton 1975 0-525-23810-7 / 9780525238102 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good Jacket 
Very clean black boards with red cloth spine, black lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 227 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with 2" closed cut at rear flap fold. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. "Offers a wealth of unsuspected facts about the master sleuth. Michael Harrison knows more about Sherlock Holmes than any man alive." 8vo. Mystery. 009448

Price: 14.00 USD
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Cork in the Doghouse, Hastings, Macdonald
196 Cork in the Doghouse
Hastings, Macdonald
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1958 Stated First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Clean blue decorated boards with black design on cover, white title box on spine. No bumping, hint of slight wear to spine corners. Binding is tight, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 249 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has two tiny chips at base of front panel, one thumb-nail size chip at rear panel (outside corner). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A Mr. Cork mystery, involving dogs! 013691

Price: 18.00 USD
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Phantom, Hauptmann, Gerhart
197 Phantom
Hauptmann, Gerhart
New York B. W. Huebsch 1922 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
First American Edition. Clean unfaded brown cloth boards with blindstamped wavy line decoration and stamped gray lettering on cover and spine. Fraying to top spine edge, lighter wear to bottom spine edge. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (slight tanning). Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 224 pgs. Scarce book. Translated by Bayard Quincy Morgan. 8vo. Mystery. 016311

Price: 25.00 USD
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198 Death of a God
Haymon, S. T.
New York St. Martin's Press 1987 0-312-00119-3 / 9780312001193 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good Jacket 
Very clean black boards with lavender metallic lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 223 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has slight edge wear, no chips, one 1/2" closed tear at base of rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Mystery. 009861

Price: 10.00 USD
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Cache of Corpses, Henry Kisor
199 Cache of Corpses
Henry Kisor
New York Tim Doherty Associates 2007 076531780X / 9780765317803 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Fine Jacket 
First Edition in clean unclipped jacket. Clean light beige boards with metallic lettering on spine. Small bump at upper spine edge, otherwise as new. Binding is tight, pages are clean and bright with tiny "n" at bottom text block edge close to spine. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 300 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (24.95 on front inside flap), unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A riveting murder mystery set on Michagan's upper peninsula. 021709

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Adventures of Conan Doyle: The Life of the Creator of Sherlock Holmes, Higham, Charles
200 The Adventures of Conan Doyle: The Life of the Creator of Sherlock Holmes
Higham, Charles
New York W W Norton & Co Inc 1976 0393075079 / 9780393075076 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in clean jacket. Clean orange boards with clean brown cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 368 pages with index. Clean dustjacket with price intact (9.95 on front inside flap), short closed tears and slight wear at upper spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 021877

Price: 12.00 USD
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