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The Porcelain Mask, Chichester, John Jay
61 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
62 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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63 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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64 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

Price: 10.00 USD
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65 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

Price: 15.00 USD
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Third Girl, Christie, Agatha
66 Third Girl
Christie, Agatha
New York Dodd Mead 1967 First American Edition, First printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First American Edition in original unclipped jacket. Clean charcoal gray cloth boards with blue cloth spine, black and red lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Tasteful previous owner bookplate on front free endpaper; slight browning to front and rear free endpapers. 248 pages. Clean jacket is not price clipped (4.50 on front inside flap), hint of edge wear, one short (1/3") closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A Hercule Poirot mystery novel involving a "third girl" and a murder mystery. (Two friends advertise for a third girl to help with the rent. And it is the "third girl" who is the subject of the baffling mystery that engages Poirot.) 022176

Price: 25.00 USD
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67 The Unexpected Guest
Christie, Agatha (adapted as a novel By Charles Osborne)
New York St. Martin's Press 1999 0-312-24262-X / 9780312242626 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean pale gray boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are bright and clean. No names, marks or bookplates. 210 pgs. Clean, crisp and bright dustjacket has not been price clipped, is unchipped and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Mystery. 005171

Price: 10.00 USD
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Laced, Clark, Carol Higgins
68 Laced
Clark, Carol Higgins
New York Scribner 2007 0743289439 / 9780743289436 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean blue boards with stamped silver lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 260 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A Regan Reilly Mystery. 024696

Price: 10.00 USD
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Wrecked, Clark, Carol Higgins
69 Wrecked
Clark, Carol Higgins
New York Scribner 2010 1439170258 / 9781439170250 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unchipped dust jacket. Clean unfaded blue boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. No names,writing or marks. 261 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A Regan Reilly Mystery. 024694

Price: 10.00 USD
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Loaded Dice, Clark, Ellery H.
70 Loaded Dice
Clark, Ellery H.
Indianapolis Bobbs Merrill 1909 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Jacket F. Graham Cootes, Illustrator 
First Edition, with "Copyright 1909" and "March" on copyright page. Clean burgundy red cloth boards with cream lettering on cover, blind stamped lettering on spine. Slight surface wear at spine corners. Binding is tight, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrations by F. Graham Cootes, including frontispiece with clean tissue guard. 375 pages. 023487

Price: 24.00 USD
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Weep No More, My Lady, Clark, Mary Higgins
71 Weep No More, My Lady
Clark, Mary Higgins
New York Simon & Schuster 1987 0-671-55664-9 / 9780671556648 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean black boards with black cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. Hint of wear to one corner. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 315 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Mystery. 012281

Price: 10.00 USD
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Confidential, Clarke, Donald Henderson
72 Confidential
Clarke, Donald Henderson
Philadelphia Blakiston (Triangle Books) 1944 First Thus Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Triangle Books edition in marvelous dust jacket. Gray cloth boards with yellow and black decoration and lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with very slight tanning; clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 317 pages. Clean dust jacket has a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality remvoable mylar cover. 024338

Price: 15.00 USD
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Louis Beretti, Clarke, Donald Henderson
73 Louis Beretti
Clarke, Donald Henderson
New York Triangle Books 1929 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Triangle edition in sharp illustrated dustjacket illustrated by Vincentini. Clean red cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. Tiny bump to one corner tip, no fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean (tanning to pages). Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 285 pages. Clean bright dustjacket has hint of edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Hard-boiled story of a tough guy from the toughest part of New York City's East Side, who became a success, despite a run through the gamut of crime including juvenile delinquency and murder. 022082

Price: 25.00 USD
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74 The Most Wanted Man in America
Clouser, John William (with Dave Fisher)
New York Stein and Day 1975 0-8128-`77`-0 First Edition Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good Jacket 
Clean red boards with gray cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. No names or bookplates. 191 pgs. Illustrated with photographs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has several short closed edge tears, slight edgewear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. True Crime. 008789

Price: 15.00 USD
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About 2 A.M., Coe, Charles Francis
75 About 2 A.M.
Coe, Charles Francis
New York Cosmopolitan 1931 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
First Edition of a scarce old mystery. Yellow cloth boards with blue-black clock dial with no hands on cover as title box, blue-black lettering on spine. Hint of light dust soiling. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Black top-stained upper page edges. 308 pages. 022407

Price: 30.00 USD
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The Murder of Helen Jewett, Cohen, Patricia Cline
76 The Murder of Helen Jewett
Cohen, Patricia Cline
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1998 0-679-41291-3 / 9780679412915 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean charcoal gray boards with black cloth spine, bright silver 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. 432 pgs. with index. Illustrated. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. As new condition. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. True crime story of the life and death of a prostitute in nineteenth-century New York. Large 8vo. True Crime. 013353

Price: 20.00 USD
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Dusted To Death - A Charlotte LaRue Mystery, Colley, Barbara
77 Dusted To Death - A Charlotte LaRue Mystery
Colley, Barbara
New York Kensington Books 2010 075822253X / 9780758222534 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. As new condition. Very clean blue cloth boards with stamped gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean blank endpapers. 276 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 025667

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Cadillac Cowboy, Collins, Michael
78 The Cadillac Cowboy
Collins, Michael
New York Donald I. Fine, Inc. 1995 1-55611-461-3 / 9781556114618 First Edition, First Printing Hardbound Near Fine Near Fine Jacket Signed
First Edition, signed by author. Clean black boards with clean red spine, black lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no previous owner names or bookplates. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears; enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Crime. 003079

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Bat that Flits, Collins, Norman
79 The Bat that Flits
Collins, Norman
New York / Boston Duell, Sloan, & Pierce / Little Brown 1952 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First U.S. Edition. Clean unfaded red cloth boards with black lettering and small illustration on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 246 pgs. Clean unfaded dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with a few tiny closed edge tears and mere hint of edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A thriller involving bacteriological warfare at a government station for research in the West Country of Cornwall. 018654

Price: 30.00 USD
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The Moonstone, Collins, Wilkie
80 The Moonstone
Collins, Wilkie
New York Heritage Press 1959 Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine Slipcase Jacket Dignimont, Illustrator 
Very clean blue cloth boards with blind-stamped lettering on cover, red title box with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear; a few tiny surface scratches to title box on spine, hint of very light fading to spine. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Tasteful previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper. Illustrations by Dignimont. 464 pgs. Original Heritage Club Sandglass pamphlet laid in. Clean and sturdy original slipcase is unchipped, no cracking, very slight superficial rubbing to gold paper.Mystery. 012608

Price: 20.00 USD
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