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21 A Ragged Plot
Barth, Richard
New York Dial Press 1981 0-8037-0053-9 / 9780803700536 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Very clean beige boards with black cloth spine, bright green metallic lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Slight manufacturer's crease at lower front board. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. 217 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has tiny closed tear at top front flap fold (1/4"), very slight wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A murder mystery involving stolen diamond on Manhattan's upper West Side. 8 vo.. Mystery. 010287

Price: 10.00 USD
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Lindbergh: The Crime, Behn, Noel
22 Lindbergh: The Crime
Behn, Noel
New York Atlantic Monthly Press 1994 0871135442 / 9780871135445 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Printing in clean original dust jacket. Clean beige boards with black spine, bright gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean blank endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs. 464 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, small price clip at upper corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024789

Price: 15.00 USD
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Elephant's Work, Bentley, E. C.
23 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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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Berendt, John
24 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Berendt, John
New York Random House 1994 0679429220 / 9780679429227 Later printing Hardback Very Good+ Fine Jacket Signed
Later printing, SIGNED by the author, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Black boards with black cloth spine, metallic lettering on spine. No fraying or wear, narrow line of fading to base of cloth. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers. Signed "John Berendt" on half-title page. 388 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024472

Price: 18.00 USD
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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Berendt, John
25 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Berendt, John
New York Random House 1994 0-679-42922-0 / 9780679429227 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
A scarce true First Edition, First Printing. Dustjacket Condition: Fine. Clean original first edition dustjacket with price of $23.00 on front inside flap is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped no fading to orange lettering. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Book Condition; Fine. Clean unfaded dark green boards with clean black cloth spine, metallic lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 388 pgs. To assist in determining the first edition, first printing these are the identifying points: Dustjacket price of $23.00 on front inside flap. On page eleven, line thirty-two contains the spelling error "fmr" instead of "for." The Random House correct number line of (2 4 6 8 9 7 5 3) above first edition statement on copyright page. On rear of dustjacket - Ann Beattie is listed first. On later printings each letter of the alphabet represents an additional ten thousand printing and appears only on later printings. The first printing of this book will not contain letters or the number "1" in the number line. On later printings, the rear of dustjacket Edmund White is listed first. This is one of the most misrepresented first edition, first printing books of the 21st century. 6" x 9-1/2". Books into Film. 017242

Price: 200.00 USD
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Foamers, Berson, Jon
26 Foamers
Berson, Jon
New York Scribner 1997 0-684-83586-X / 9780684835860 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with full number line on copyright page. Clean red boards with clean gray spine, bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 383 pgs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, with one very short closed edge tear at top of rear flap fold. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A novel of suspense about a train fanatic who masterminds high-profile train accidents. Approx 8" x 6". Mystery. 016860

Price: 15.00 USD
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Behind That Curtain, Biggers, Earl Derr
27 Behind That Curtain
Biggers, Earl Derr
Indianapolis Bobbs-Merrill 1928 Hardcover Very Good Fair Jacket 
Solid book, lightly soiled, in tattered dust jacket. Yellow cloth boards with maroon stamped lettering. Light overall soiling. No fraying or wear-through. Binding is tight with slight lean, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. 337 pages. Dust jacket is clean, has large piece missing at base of spineand lower left corner of front panel, other smaller edge chips and closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023945

Price: 20.00 USD
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The House Without A Key, Biggers, Earl Derr
28 The House Without A Key
Biggers, Earl Derr
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1925 Reprint Hardcover Very Good poor Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap edition, with partial dust jacket. Clean orange cloth boards with green lettering on cover and spine. No fraying. Binding is tight, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner first name neatly penned on front free endpaper. 316 pages. Front panel and flap and 3/4 spine is present; rear panel and flap is missing. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 023964

Price: 20.00 USD
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Highway Robbery, BIllheimer, John
29 Highway Robbery
BIllheimer, John
New York St. Martin's 2000 0-312-25247-1 / 9780312252472 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket Signed
Very clean black boards with 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 bookplates. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. No previous owner names, writing or bookplates. 290 pgs. Clean, bright and crisp dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Mystery. 015612

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Midnight Band of Mercy, Blaine, Michael
30 The Midnight Band of Mercy
Blaine, Michael
New York Soho Press 2004 1-56947-371-4 / 9781569473719 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean pale blue boards with dark blue cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 372 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Fiction. 013704

Price: 14.00 USD
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A Ticket to the Boneyard, Block, Lawrence
31 A Ticket to the Boneyard
Block, Lawrence
New York Morrow 1990 0688090702 / 9780688090708 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition (stated) with full number line on copyright page, in clean unclipped jacket. Clean dark brown boards with brown cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean red endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 302 pp. Clean jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped ( 18.95 on front inside flap); enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 019546

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Burglar on the Prowl, Block, Lawrence
32 The Burglar on the Prowl
Block, Lawrence
New York William Morrow 2004 0060198303 / 9780060198305 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean green boards with blue spine, red lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. No previous owner names, writing or marks. 320 pp. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A rollicking good bibliomystery as Bernie Rhodenbarr, bookseller by day and burglar by night, goes on the prowl and lands in a tangled mess of murders. 023380

Price: 20.00 USD
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From This Death Forward, Bloomfield, Robert
33 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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The Poison Trail, Boos, William F., M.D.
34 The Poison Trail
Boos, William F., M.D.
Boston / New York Hale, Cushman & Flint 1939 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (stated "First Printing, April 1939" on copyright page. Clean unfaded brown cloth boards with dark brown lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Very faint browning to front free endpaper from enclosed newspaper clipping; no names, writing or bookplates. 380 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few very tiny edge chips. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. In this unique book a well known toxicologist tells the story of man's constant struggle against his most insidious enemy. He draws fully from his own experiences as a physician in his special field; as consultant in the use of poison for industrial purposes and foods; and as an expert witness in many of the famous civil and criminal cases of the last twenty years. 023483

Price: 30.00 USD
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Frozen Fire, Bowler, Tim
35 Frozen Fire
Bowler, Tim
New York Philomel Books 2008 0399250530 / 9780399250538 Stated First American Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
Clean blue boards with silver lettering on spine. Very slight bumping to spine corners, very tiny bump to lower front board edge. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 328 pp. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A gripping, hair-raising mystery about a boy not of this world, and a girl determined to protect him. Carnegie Award-winning author. 018425

Price: 15.00 USD
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An Eye for An Eye, Brackett, Leigh
36 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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37 Swing Shift
Brier, Howard M.
New York Random House 1943 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Good Very Good Jacket S. Levenson, Illustrator 
Light blue cloth boards with red lettering on cover, red title box, blue lettering on spine. Some discoloration to front board. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. No names, writing or bookplates. 265 pgs. Dustjacket is clean and bright with some browning at lower edge of inside front flap. Not price clipped. A few small edge and corner chips. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A mystery novel written for young people. Scarce book. 008275

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Da Vinci Code, Brown, Dan
38 The Da Vinci Code
Brown, Dan
New York Doubleday 2003 0385504209 / 9780385504201 First Edition, First Printing Hardback Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (with full number line on copyright page and stated "First Edition"), in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean unfaded black boards with gold lettering on spine. Tiny closed tear to cloth at base of spine (1/8"). Sharp, unworn corners. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright. Tiny previous owner name neatly printed at top corner of front free endpaper. No other marks. 454 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024697

Price: 50.00 USD
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Dine and be Dead, Butler, Gwendoline
39 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
40 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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