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Harlequin of Death, Horler, Sydney
201 Harlequin of Death
Horler, Sydney
Boston Little Brown 1933 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean black cloth boards with red lettering on cover and spine. Slight wear to corners and bottom edge of rear board. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean and bright. Front free endpaper has some small remnants of old card which has been removed. No other markings except for small number ink-stamped on front and rear free endpaper. 8vo. Mystery. 009293

Price: 15.00 USD
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Peril, Horler, Sydney
202 Peril
Horler, Sydney
New York Mystery League, Inc. 1930 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean green cloth with black lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear; tiny bump to one corner tip, soft vertical crease to spine cloth. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 288 pgs. 8vo. Mystery. 016676

Price: 14.00 USD
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The False Purple, Horler, Sydney
203 The False Purple
Horler, Sydney
New York Mystery League, Inc. 1932 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Unfaded black cloth boards with green lettering on cover and spine. Hint of light soiling. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight, with slightest lean; no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean decorated endpapers; very small neatly penned previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper. 287 pgs. 8vo. Mystery. 015322

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Secret Service Man, Horler, Sydney
204 The Secret Service Man
Horler, Sydney
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1930 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Pink cloth boards with black diamond on front cover, black lettering on spine. Slight sunning to spine, no bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 295 pgs. 006456

Price: 12.00 USD
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Mr. Justice Raffles, Hornung, E. W.
205 Mr. Justice Raffles
Hornung, E. W.
New York Charles Scribner 1909 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
First Edition, published September, 1909. Clean dark green cloth boards with orange and black decoration on cover, orange lettering on cover, gold lettering on spine with small black mask. Tiny spots of wear at top and bottom spine edges and at one corner tip. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 313 pages plus four pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book. 023988

Price: 65.00 USD
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Raffles, Hornung, E. W.
206 Raffles
Hornung, E. W.
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1907 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket F. C. Yohn, Illustrator 
Grosset & Dunlap edition published 1907. Very clean red ribbed cloth boards with stamped white lettering on cover and spine. Very small spot of slight wear to one spine corner. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated by F. C. Yohn. 301 pages. 025372

Price: 22.00 USD
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The Crime Doctor, Hornung, E. W.
207 The Crime Doctor
Hornung, E. W.
Indianapolis Bobbs Merrill 1914 Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket Frederic Dorr Steele, Illust. 
Published by Bobbs Merrill, 1914, no additional printings listed. Clean dark green ribbed cloth boards with blind-stamped decoration on cover, gold stamped lettering on cover and spine. Light surface wear to corners and a few tiny spots of light wear to front board, no fraying. Binding is tight, no cracking. Clean page edges, pages have a few instances of light marginal soiling. Previous owner name neatly penned on front free endpaper. Frontis illustration with tissue guard, additional black & white plates by Frederic Dorr Steele. 315 pgs. Approx. 5" x 8". Mystery. 016892

Price: 30.00 USD
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Raffles - Further Adventures of the Amateur Cracksman, Hornung, E.W.
208 Raffles - Further Adventures of the Amateur Cracksman
Hornung, E.W.
New York Scribners 1901 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ no dustjacket Jacket F. C. Yohn, Illustrator 
First Edition, decorated American trade binding (signed binding - AR - Amy Richards). Olive green cloth boards with gold lettering and grapevine / mask / swords decoration on cover, gold lettering and decoration on spine. Light soiling (scattering of small faint spots). Slight fraying at base of spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt upper page edges. Small previous owner name and date on front free endpaper. 16 illustrations by F.C. Yohn, including frontispiece with clean tissue guard. 301 pages. 022685

Price: 95.00 USD
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Lake of Fire, Houser, Lionel
209 Lake of Fire
Houser, Lionel
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1933 Reprint Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean bright orange pebbled cloth boards with stamped black lettering and face portrait of a woman on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers, no names, writing or marks (very small original book store label on front fixed endpaper). 295 pgs. Clean dustjacket is beautifully illustrated, bright with some fading to red background on spine (lettering and illustration on spine still crisp), tiny bit of wear and nicking at top and bottom spine edges. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Thrilling story of a dead man's search for his own murderer in the fierce heat of Burma. Author's first book. 017852

Price: 75.00 USD
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210 Adventures at Friendly Farm
How, R. W.
New York Coward McCann 1952 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket John Moment, Illustrator 
Clean solid ex-library with clean pages and edges, library markings on endpapers. 218 pgs. with illustrations by John Moment. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Slight wear to board edges. Clean bright dustjacket has very small chip at top corner of spine, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Brian and his sister Patsy spend a long summer vacation with a special horse named Jim, who disappears mysteriously. 012517

Price: 15.00 USD
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Murder at St. Dennis, Hubbard, Margaret Ann
211 Murder at St. Dennis
Hubbard, Margaret Ann
Milwaukee Bruce Publishing 1952 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in clean original unclipped jacket. Very clean beige cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping, one tiny spot of wear (barely visible) at upper board edge. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 200 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped (2.95 on front inside flap), has small edge chips at top and bottom spine edge, slight vertical crease at front panel near spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A cunning killer prowls the winding corridors of an old hospital. 018901

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Deruga Trial, Huch, Ricarda
212 The Deruga Trial
Huch, Ricarda
New York Macaulay 1929 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in original unclipped jacket. Clean black cloth boards with red lettering and decoration on cover (trial scene), red lettering on spine. Small spots of wear to base of boards near corner tips. Binding is tight, no cracking (slight lean). Clean decorated endpapers, with very tiny previous owner name near top edge of front free endpaper. Small corner clip at upper corner of blank fly leaf. Pages and edges are clean, with clean red top stained page edges. 311 pages. Dustjacket is not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap) has slight soiling from handling, hint of edgewear. Author's photo and biography on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. All that can impel a man to murder for love, that can lead a woman all willing to her murderer, that can show the pure passion that can make even murder blameless, are given here. Made into a German film (1958) ...und nichts als die Wahrheit. Ricarda Huch was then regarded as Germany's foremost woman novelist. 022079

Price: 200.00 USD
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The African Poison Murders, Huxley, Elspeth
213 The African Poison Murders
Huxley, Elspeth
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1939 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap edition in original jacket. Bright orange cloth boards with black lettering on spine. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean, with clean black top stained upper page edges. Previous owner name and city neatly penned at top edge of front fixed endpaper. 279 pages. Dust jacket is clean, has corner chip at rear spine base, slight edge wear and tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 022081

Price: 20.00 USD
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214 A Shot of Murder
Iams, Jack
William Morrow 1950 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Clean beige boards with brown lettering on spine. No bumping or wear to boards. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. P/O name on front free endpaper. Clean dustjacket with wonderful illustration on cover of man and woman in train compartment. Two 1" closed tears at rear bottom edge (a piece of cellophane tape on one of these), two 1/4" closed tears at top rear edge. A little light wear at top & bottom of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Mystery. 004747

Price: 10.00 USD
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Three Month Fever: The Andrew Cunanan Story, Indiana, Gary
215 Three Month Fever: The Andrew Cunanan Story
Indiana, Gary
New York Harper Collins 1999 0-06-019145-7 / 9780060191450 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean glossy illustrated boards. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, has one tiny closed tear at base spine corner. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 254 pgs. True crime story of the 1997 killing spree of Andrew Cunanan, a charismatic and intelligent misfit. 8vo. True Crime. 013717

Price: 10.00 USD
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One-Man Show, Innes, Michael
216 One-Man Show
Innes, Michael
New York Dodd Mead 1952 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Good Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Moss green boards with black "Red Badge Detective" logo on cover, black lettering on spine. Small tape marks and one small abrasion to edge from tape removal. Some browning and tape shadow to front and rear free endpapers, and lending library stamp in corner of front free endpaper. 192 pages. Dust jacket is clean, not price clipped, very slight edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023963

Price: 12.00 USD
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217 Device & Desires
James, P. D.
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1989 0-394-58070-2 / 9780394580708 Stated First American Trade Edition Hard Cover Very Good Near Fine Jacket 
Clean blue boards with gold lettering, purple cloth spine with gold lettering. Light wear to corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. 433 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket has not been price clipped, is unchipped and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Mystery. 006784

Price: 10.00 USD
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218 The Maul and the Pear Tree: The Ratcliffe Highway Murders 1811
James, P. D. & T. A. Critchley
New York Mysterious Press 0-89296-152-X / 9780892961528 First Printing Hard Cover Near FIne Near Fine Jacket 
Clean red boards with clean blue cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. Maps on endpapers. 284 pgs. Clean unchipped dustjacket is not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Mystery. 010071

Price: 18.00 USD
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The Tragedies of Mr. Pip, Jepson, Edgar
219 The Tragedies of Mr. Pip
Jepson, Edgar
London Herbert Jenkins [no date] First Edition, Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean, unfaded orange cloth boards with black stamped lettering and illustration on cover and spine. No fraying or wear, one corner lightly bumped. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright, slight browning to endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 312 pgs. 008421

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Lonely Silver Rain, John D MacDonald
220 The Lonely Silver Rain
John D MacDonald
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1985 0394538994 / 9780394538990 Stated First Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean white boards with red cloth spine, silver lettering on cover and spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks except for a tiny "P" at top corner of front free endpaper. 232 pages. Clean bright original dust jacket is unclipped (15.95 on front inside flap), no chips or tears. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023281

Price: 95.00 USD
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