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Dine and be Dead, Butler, Gwendoline
41 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

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The Man Without A Shadow, Cabot, Oliver
42 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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Which Doctor?, Candy, Edward
43 Which Doctor?
Candy, Edward
New York Rinehart & Co. 1954 First American Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Clean mint green cloth boards with black and white lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 250 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, no chips or tears, hint of slightest edgewear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover.Mystery. 014089

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Panther's Moon, Canning, Victor
44 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

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Queen's Pawn, Canning, Victor
45 Queen's Pawn
Canning, Victor
New York William Morrow 1970 First American Edition, First printing Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition in original unclipped jacket. Clean rust red boards with clean black cloth spine, red and white lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean bright yellow endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 270 pgs. Dustjacket is unchipped, unclipped (5.95 on front inside flap), no tears, hint of age-toning. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. High suspense on the Queen Elizabeth 2 with a shock ending. 018970

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46 Missing Beauty: A True Story of Murder and Obsession
Carpenter, Teresa
New York/London W. W. Norton 1988 0-393-02569-1 / 9780393025699 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean black boards with red cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 478 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. True Crime. 009847

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The Life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Carr, John Dickson
47 The Life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Carr, John Dickson
New York Harper & Brothers 1949 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page. Clean red cloth boards with gold lettering on spine, hint of fading to spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers (very slight browning); no names, writing or marks. 304 pp. with index. 019128

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The Danger Mark, Chambers, Robert W.
48 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

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49 Manhandled
Chambers, Whitman
Derby, CT Monarch Books 1964 First Printing Mass Market Paperback Near Fine 
Clean bright mass market paperback with no creasing curling or chipping. Clean red topstained edges. Pages are clean, no writing or marks. "First Publication Anywhere" on cover; "Published April, 1964" on copyright page. 157 pgs. Monarch book no. 434.Crime. 014630

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The Big Sleep & Farewell, My Lovely, Chandler, Raymond
50 The Big Sleep & Farewell, My Lovely
Chandler, Raymond
New York Modern Library 1995 0679601406 / 9780679601401 Later printing Hardback Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean book and dust jacket - later Modern Library printing. Very clean gray cloth boards with blind-stamped torchbearer logo on cover, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright, with Bernhard decorated endpapers (clean - no names, writing or marks). Toledano binding no. 17. 524 pages. Clean unfaded dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (18.95 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The two classic novels featuring private eye Philip Marlowe that made Raymond Chandler's name synonymous with America's hard-boiled school of crime fiction. 025169

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51 Poodle Springs
Chandler, Raymond and Robert B. Parker
New York G.P. Putnam's Sons 1989 0-399-13482-4 / 9780399134821 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean pink boards with dark blue spine, silver lettering on spine. No bumping, no wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 268 pgs. Clean, crisp dustjacket has not been price clipped, is unchipped and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A beautiful first edtion, very clean & tight. 8vo. Mystery. 006184

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The Saint in Trouble, Charteris Leslie
52 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

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Catch The Saint, Charteris, Leslie
53 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

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The Saint to the Rescue, Charteris, Leslie
54 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
55 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
56 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
57 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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58 Agatha Christie's Detectives - Five Complete Novels
Christie, Agatha
New York Avenel Books 1982 Reprint Hardcover Very Good Near Fine Jacket 
Hardcover book in clean original dust jacket. Five novels - complete and unabridged. Novels include: The Murder at the Vicarage; Dead Man's Folly; Sad Cypress; Towards Zero; N or M? Book has clean maroon cloth covers with bright gold lettering on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages are clean, but tanned. 698 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025876

Price: 12.00 USD
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59 Murder International
Christie, Agatha
New York Dodd Mead & Co. 1965 Bk Club ed. Hardbound Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Very clean red boards with black lettering on spine. Small bump to one corner tip. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper. 478 pgs. Clean dustjacket (a few faint water spots to spine), unchipped, enclosed in new mylar cover. Stories include: "So Many Steps to Death"; "Death Comes as the End"; Evil Under the Sun." 8vo. Mystery. 003988

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60 Postern of Fate
Christie, Agatha
New York Dodd Mead & Co. 1973 0-396-06881-2 / 9780396068815 First Edition, Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Clean red decorated boards with red cloth spine, silver title box on spine. Very little wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean. Black endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 310 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with some fading to spine, one very short closed edge tear, some vertical creasing to front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Mystery. 006498

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