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The Croaker, Creasey, John
81 The Croaker
Creasey, John
New York Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1973 0030013615 / 9780030013614 Reissue Book Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Clean red boards with blind-stamped author initials on front board, clean black spine with white lettering. No bumping or wear. binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 200 pp. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A reissue of the first Patrick Dawlish suspense novel, which provides an introduction that desribes the development of the Patrick Dawlish books and a retrospective assessment of the vitality and other qualities necessary to sustain a successful detective series over more than three decades. 018613

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82 A Life for a Death
Creasey, John (as Gordon Ashe)
Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1973 0-03-007556-4 / 9780030075568 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean pale yellow boards with brown cloth spine, darker brown lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 185 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Mystery. 009782

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83 Murder with Mushrooms
Creasey, John (as Gordon Ashe)
Holt Rinehart Winston 1974 0-03-011156-0 / 9780030111563 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean bright green boards with pale gray cloth spine, green lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or bookplates; faint shadow on front fixed endpaper where bookstore label was affixed (size of postage stamp). 154 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Mystery. 010291

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The Big Call, Creasey, John (as Gordon Ashe)
84 The Big Call
Creasey, John (as Gordon Ashe)
New York Holt Rinehart Winston 1975 First American Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean blue boards with white cloth spine, black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. 184 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, no tears, hint of slightest edgewear at top corner of front panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Mystery. 011770

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85 The Croaker
Creasey, John (as Gordon Ashe)
Holt Rinehart Winston 1973 0-03-001361-5 / 9780030013614 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Clean red boards with black spine, white lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 200 pgs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, with small crease to upper front flap corner. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8 vo.. Mystery. 011185

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As Merry as Hell, Creasey, John (as Kyle Hunt)
86 As Merry as Hell
Creasey, John (as Kyle Hunt)
New York Stein and Day 1974 0-8128-1662-5 / 9780812816624 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean red boards with olive green cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Very small previous owner last name at top edge of front free endpaper; no other marks. 190 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, no tears, with hint of slight edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Mystery. 013251

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The Strange Case of Eleanor Cuyler, Crosby, Kingsland
87 The Strange Case of Eleanor Cuyler
Crosby, Kingsland
New York Dodd Mead 1910 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Good No Dust jacket Harrison Fisher, Illustrator 
First Edition, published September, 1910 - Decorated American Trade Binding, with color frontispiece by Harrison Fisher. Black cloth boards with oval portrait of young woman in upper front corner, stamped cream decoration depicting streetcar, street lights, and lights of background city buildings at night. Stamped red lettering on cover and spine. Light soiling to rear panel. Small spots of wear-through at all four spine corners and board corner tips. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Red top-stained text block edges all around. Previous owner name neatly penned on front fixed endpaper - some browning to endpapers. 339 pages. 025274

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Silver Scream A Bed-And-Breakfast Mystery, Daheim, Mary
88 Silver Scream A Bed-And-Breakfast Mystery
Daheim, Mary
New York William Morrow 2002 0380978679 / 9780380978670 Stated First edition Hardcover Fine fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition, with full number line on copyright page. Very clean white boards with unfaded red spine, silver 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. 306 pp. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. In this hilarious bed-and-breakfast mystery, filmdom's most sparkling glitterati have brought their limos and their egos to Judith McMonigle Flynn's Hillside Manor for a gala preview of the latest epic movie from genius superproducer Bruno Zepf. Bruno hopes his new film is to die for--unfortunately for him, it is. 017749

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Perfect Murder: A Study in Detection, David Lehman
89 Perfect Murder: A Study in Detection
David Lehman
New York Free Press 1989 0029197708 / 9780029197707 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (with full number line on copyright page) in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean unfaded black cloth boards with bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean, with clean; previous owner name written on front fixed endpaper, along with small return address label. Old price in back corner of rear free endpaper. 242 pages with author notes and indexes. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no wear, no tears, very slight fading to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A wonderful guide to the best mysteries ever written. 026009

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Lost Rights - The Misadventures of a Stolen American Relic, David, Howard
90 Lost Rights - The Misadventures of a Stolen American Relic
David, Howard
New York Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009 0618826076 / 9780618826070 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing. Clean mustard yellow boards with deep orange 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. 344 pages. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (26.00 on front inside flap). True Crime - The epic story of a stolen American Document, one of the fourteen original copies of the Bill of Rights. Lost Rights follows that document's passage over the course of 138 years , from the Indiana businessman who purcheses the looted parchment for five dollars, to a folk art expert who stows the iconic document under his bed, to a little-known historian who divines the parchment's most important secret from a feded, barely legible notation. The journey ends with a dramatic FBI sting after the document was put up for sale for five million dollars. 022037

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Deep Lay the Dead, Davis, Frederick C.
91 Deep Lay the Dead
Davis, Frederick C.
Garden City Crime Club/Doubleday 1942 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Fair to Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean unfaded blue cloth boards with blood red lettering on cover and spine. Light bump to one corner tip. No fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Tasteful previous owner bookplate on front free endpaper; no other marks. 304 pgs. Clean unfaded dustjacket is price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap, missing 1/3 of lower spine, very shallow chipping at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 6" x 8". Mystery. 017066

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In the Fog, Davis, Richard Harding
92 In the Fog
Davis, Richard Harding
New York R. H. Russell 1901 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Thomas Mitchell Peirce and F. D. Steele 
First Edition. Dark blue cloth boards with clean unworn illustrated title label with gold border on cover. Gold lettering and decorative street lamp on spine. Spots of wear-through to cloth at spine corners. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Beautifully illustrated by Thomas Mitchell Peirce and F. D. Steele. 155 pages. Three connected stories - among the best in the detective genre. 026215

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Deadly Contact, Dean, Amber
93 Deadly Contact
Dean, Amber
Garden City Crime Club/Doubleday 1963 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Stated First Edition, signed by author. Red cloth boards with black lettering on spine. Small water marks to two edges of back board. No fraying or wear, front board very slightly bowed. Binding is tight, no cracking; page and edges are clean. Inscribed and signed by author: "Paul Dolan - with affection from Amber Dean - No author ever had as much cooperation as you have given me on this story--I'll never be this lucky again - Thank you." 190 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has slight wear at top and bottom spine edge, two very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A suspenseful murder mystery set in Rochester, New York. 8vo. Mystery. 016647

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Snipe Hunt, Dean, Amber
94 Snipe Hunt
Dean, Amber
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1949 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Stated First Edition in original jacket, SIGNED by the author. Clean unfaded red cloth boards with unchipped white lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, but tanned. Tasteful custom-printed previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper. Inscribed and signed by author on front free endpaper: "Vi Thompson - All My Love, Amber Dean." 219 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, with a few tiny edge nicks and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A hunt for counterfeiters leads from New York City to Upstate New York as murder marks the trail of bad money. 018629

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Agent Nine Solves His First Case, Dean, Graham M.
95 Agent Nine Solves His First Case
Dean, Graham M.
Chicago Goldsmith 1935 Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean book in original illustrated dustjacket. Clean yellow-gold decorated paper covered boards with green cloth spine, black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean decorated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 251 pages. Copyright MCMXXXV (1935) on copyright page, no additional printings listed. Clean bright dustjacket is in exceptionally good condition, a few tiny edge nicks, inside flaps are blank. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A story of the Daring Exploits of the "G" Men for young readers. 021214

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Between Good and Evil: A Master Profiler's Hunt for Society's Most Violent Predators, DePue, Roger L. With Susan Schindehette
96 Between Good and Evil: A Master Profiler's Hunt for Society's Most Violent Predators
DePue, Roger L. With Susan Schindehette
New York/Boston Warner Books 2005 0-446-53264-9 / 9780446532648 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean black boards with red spine, 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. 308 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Author was a pioneer in modern law enforcement, a trailblazing leader in the hunt for serial killers. 8vo. True Crime. 013246

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Element of Risk, Derby, Mark
97 Element of Risk
Derby, Mark
New York Viking Press 1952 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean red cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight, no cracking, with very slight lean. Pages and edges are clean, with yellow top-stained page edges (hint of dust speckling to top page edges). Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Unfaded dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with very slight edge wear and two very short closed tears at top of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A novel of danger and intrigue by the author of "Afraid of the Dark." 8vo. Mystery. 014068

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Hue and Cry, Dewey, Thomas B.
98 Hue and Cry
Dewey, Thomas B.
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1944 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap edition in clean illustrated original dust jacket. Clean blue boards with yellow lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with yellow top-stained upper page edges, clean endpapers (tasteful previous owner bookplate on front free endpaper). 184 pages. Very tiny "discard" marking on rear pastedown. Clean dust jacket has slight edge wear, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024231

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The D. Case or the Truth About the Mystery of Edwin Drood, Dickens, Charles; Carlo Fruttero & Franco Lucentini
99 The D. Case or the Truth About the Mystery of Edwin Drood
Dickens, Charles; Carlo Fruttero & Franco Lucentini
New York Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1992 0-15-113732-3 / 9780151137329 Stated First American Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Clean red boards with clean red cloth spine, black 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. 587 pgs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, one very short closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Mystery. 015081

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The French Quarter Killers: The True Story of the Protected Witness Murders, Dillman, John
100 The French Quarter Killers: The True Story of the Protected Witness Murders
Dillman, John
New York MacMillan 1987 0-02-531590-0 / 9780025315907 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Near FIne Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean charcoal gray boards with red cloth spine, bright silver lettering on spine. No fraying or wear, nice sharp corners tips. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 228 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 48 hours before the start of the trial of heroin czar David Sylvester, two key witnesses under the state witness protection program were executed gangland style in their New Orleans motel room, their heads covered with pillows and shot through the temple. True crime that rivals the best fiction. 8vo. True Crime. 012725

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