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The Vanishing Shadow; The Haunted Attic; The Invisible Chimes, Sutton, Margaret
61 The Vanishing Shadow; The Haunted Attic; The Invisible Chimes
Sutton, Margaret
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1932 early printing Hardcover Very Good+ to Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Books 1, 2 and 3 (3 books) from the Judy Bolton Mystery Series in original illustrated jackets. All are early printings, with clean illustrated endpapers (pink with image of Judy on staircase with flashlight). No names, writing or marks. Pages and edges are clean, with clean deep pink top-stained upper page edges. All have green cloth boards with crisp dark brown lettering and illustration on cover, brown lettering on spine. All have very clean bright cloth boards with exception of "The Haunted Attic" which has a faint damp-mark to rear board. No bumping or wear, all bindings tight & square, no cracking. All dust jackets are bright, unchipped, have white spines with small image of Judy's head on spine and number (1, 2, and 3). Each is enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar covers. Attractive and bright set of three books in lovely jackets. 022144

Price: 120.00 USD
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62 The Harness of Death
Sykes, W. Stanley
New York Dodd Mead 1932 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Jacket 
First Edition. Green cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. Lettering is crisp, with fading to background on spine, board edges. No fraying, binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with green endpapers. No previous owner markings. 290 pages. Author's second novel featuring Inspector Drury of Scotland Yard. An excellent vintage detective novel which has become quite scarce. 023393

Price: 75.00 USD
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Recall, Thomas Page
63 Recall
Thomas Page
New York Seaview Books 1979 0872235424 / 9780872235427 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in clean unclipped jacket. Mustard yellow boards with red cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Previous owner name neatly penned on front free endpaper. 361 pages. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (9.95 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A murderous husband plots to kill his wife in an auto accident by messing with her Gremlin's brakes and suspension, making the gas tank better exposed to a rear hit. 022041

Price: 20.00 USD
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Kilo Forty, Tripp, Miles
64 Kilo Forty
Tripp, Miles
New York Holt Rinehart Winston 1963 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean yellow boards with dark gray title box on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 201 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, no tears, shallow chipping at top spine edge (under 1/4"). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A murder mystery set near the Gulf of Suez. 8vo. Mystery. 017361

Price: 20.00 USD
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A Procession of the Damned, Tucker, Wilson
65 A Procession of the Damned
Tucker, Wilson
Garden City Crime Club/Doubleday 1965 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean unfaded black cloth boards with gold 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 bookplates. 192 pgs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, with mere hint of age-toning to lighter portions of jacket, slightest hint of edge wear at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. An elderly woman pays the main character $1500 to use his boat for a scheme that would bring him more money than he has ever seen, but the plan evolves into a cross-country caper with settings in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Illinois. 8vo. Mystery. 016577

Price: 35.00 USD
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The Bishop Murder Case, Van Dine, S. S.
66 The Bishop Murder Case
Van Dine, S. S.
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1929 Photoplay edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap photoplay edition in clean illustrated dust jacket. Very clean black cloth boards with green lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with small neatly penned previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper. Illustrated with scenes from the MGM motion picture. Complete with clean fold-out illustrations in excellent condition. 349 pages. Dust jacket is clean and bright, has edge wear and small corner chips; scenes from the film on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023313

Price: 40.00 USD
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The Canary Murder Case, Van Dine, S. S.
67 The Canary Murder Case
Van Dine, S. S.
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1927 Photoplay Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Photoplay edition in original jacket. Clean black cloth boards with green lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Frontispiece is black and white still from the Paramount motion picture, a scene with William Powell standing by an open closet with clothing strewn on the floor. Illustrated with additional film scenes and drawings (floor plans). 343 pages. Clean dustjacket, with gorgeous portrait of William Powell as Philo Vance on rear panel. A little wear and very tiny chips at top and bottom spine edges, slight wear to corners. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A Broadway singer is strangled and her jewelry is stolen, her apartment ransacked. Philo Vance is invited to aid his friend Markham, the district attorney, and Sgt. Heath of the Homicide bureau in their efforts to discover the murderer. 021969

Price: 65.00 USD
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The Dragon Murder Case, Van Dine, S. S.
68 The Dragon Murder Case
Van Dine, S. S.
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1933 Reprint Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap edition in clean bright original dust jacket. Clean unfaded black cloth boards with red lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with red top-stained upper page edges, clean illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 311 pages + 6 pages of publisher's advertising for Van Dine books at rear of book. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, one tiny closed edge tear (1/3") at top corner spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A lovely, well-preserved copy of this Philo Vance mystery novel which was made into a film (1934) starring Warren Williams and Margeret Lindsay. 022181

Price: 75.00 USD
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The Greene Murder Case, Van Dine, S. S.
69 The Greene Murder Case
Van Dine, S. S.
New York Charles Scribner 1928 First Hardcover Very Good+ fair Jacket 
First Edition, second issue, in original jacket. Clean black cloth boards with crisp white lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Brief and neatly penned previous owner inscription dated 1928 on front free endpaper. 388 pages + two pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book marketing two of Van Dine's books (The Canary Murder Case and The Benson Murder Case). Jacket is not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap), has large piece missing at top and bottom of spine, corner wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 022001

Price: 65.00 USD
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The Dead Ride Hard, Vance, Louis Joseph
70 The Dead Ride Hard
Vance, Louis Joseph
New York A. L. Burt 1926 third impression Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
A. L. Burt edition in clean illustrated original dust jacket. Yellow cloth boards with gold lettering and decoration on spine. No fraying or wear, very light soiling. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 304 pages. Dust jacket has one tiny edge chip, several short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A tale of adventure in Budapest in the days before the Red Terror was forced to give way to the White. 024296

Price: 20.00 USD
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Murder in Haiti, Vandercook, John W.
71 Murder in Haiti
Vandercook, John W.
New York MacMillan 1956 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Very clean beige cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. Slight surface wear to one corner at base of spine. Sharp corners, no bumping. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 193 pgs. Clean dustjacket with publisher's price intact (some clipping to corners of front flap, but price remains. Slight edge wear at top and bottom spine edge with short closed edge tears, one chip at front lower spine corner (1" deep but narrow). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Mystery. 015104

Price: 20.00 USD
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17 and Black, Waer, Jack
72 17 and Black
Waer, Jack
New York Viking Press 1954 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
"First Published by the Viking Press in September 1954" on copyright page, in original unclipped jacket. Clean green boards with red cloth spine, black roulette wheel decoration on cover, black lettering on spine. 1" of slight fading at base of spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 241 pages. Dustjacket is not price clipped (2.75 on front inside flap), slight edgewear, short closed edge tears, faint water stain at lower corner of rear panel near spine, old label at base of rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Murder mystery set in a gambling casino in Mexico City. 021635

Price: 20.00 USD
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Blindfolded, Walcott, Earle Ashley
73 Blindfolded
Walcott, Earle Ashley
Indianapolis Bobbs Merrill 1906 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket Alice Barber Stephens, Illustrator 
First Edition, with "September" below date of publication on copyright page. Signed binding (DD - Decorative Designers). Clean decorated brown cloth boards with illustration of two wolf heads and blind-folded man on cover, stamped white lettering on cover and spine. Light surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers except for small Christmas stamp on rear fixed endpaper, extremely faint previous owner name on front fixed endpaper. Frontis illustration with clean tissue guard; additional illustrations by Alice Barber Stephens. 400 pages. 021023

Price: 20.00 USD
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Blindfolded, Walcott, Earle Ashley
74 Blindfolded
Walcott, Earle Ashley
Indianapolis Bobbs Merill 1906 First Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket Alice Barber Stephens, Illustrator 
Signed binding (DD - Decorative Designers). First Edition, with "September" below date of publication on copyright page. Clean decorated brown cloth boards with illustration of two wolf heads and blind-folded man on cover, stamped white lettering on cover and spine. Light surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, some cracking to paper at rear hinge. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Frontis illustration with clean tissue guard; additional illustrations by Alice Barber Stephens. 019379

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Silver Key, Wallace, Edgar
75 The Silver Key
Wallace, Edgar
Garden City The Crime Club, Inc./Doubleday Doran 1930 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Stated first edition. Clean unfaded black cloth boards with red lettering on cover and spine. Tiny bump to one corner tip, no fraying or wear. Binding is tight, no cracking, with just a hint of lean. Pages and edges are clean. Clean bright endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 319 pgs. The silver key was the clue to the deadliest killer in England. 8vo. Mystery. 015954

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Eighth Mrs. Bluebeard, Waugh, Hillary
76 The Eighth Mrs. Bluebeard
Waugh, Hillary
New York Crime Club/Doubleday 1958 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean blue boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping, mere hint of slightest wear at spine edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Green topstained page edges. No names, writing or bookplates. 192 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with one short closed edge tear at bottom front panel (under 1/2"). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Mystery. 008493

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Gazebo: A Miss Silver Mystery, Wentworth, Patricia
77 The Gazebo: A Miss Silver Mystery
Wentworth, Patricia
Philadelphia/New York J. B. Lippincott 1956 Later Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Very clean yellow cloth boards with black lettering on spine. Hint of surface wear at base of spine, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 281 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has shallow edge chipping at spine edges and corners. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Mystery. 013011

Price: 30.00 USD
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The Mystery of the Four Fingers, White, Fred M.
78 The Mystery of the Four Fingers
White, Fred M.
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1908 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket Jacket Will Grefe, Illustrator 
Grosset & Dunlap edition. Signed decorated American trade binding (WWF?) . Clean orange ribbed cloth boards with blind-stamped branch decoration, small horse and carriage decoration on cover with black stamped lettering, black lettering and small hand decoration on spine. Very light wear, no bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated by Will Grefe. 345 pages + six pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book. A mystery involving a fabulously rich gold mine in Mexico. 021821

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Thing In The Road, White, Trentwell M.
79 The Thing In The Road
White, Trentwell M.
Boston Marshall Jones Company 1930 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Clean tan cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. Hint of slightest surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers, with small previous owner (return address) label on front fixed endpaper, same name & address also neatly penned on front fixed endpaper. No other marks. 178 pgs. Clean dustjacket has some edge & corner chipping. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A thrilling mystery-detective story for boys. 8vo. Children's. 014159

Price: 50.00 USD
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The Opera Murders, Williams, Kirby
80 The Opera Murders
Williams, Kirby
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1933 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with "A" on copyright page. Very clean green buckram cloth boards with crisp stamped black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight, no cracking. Pages are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Red top stained upper page edges (small stain to top page edges - approx. size of dime). 259 pages. Scarce murder mystery featuring Dr. Thackeray Place, a gentleman investigator of crime in Chicago. 021555

Price: 75.00 USD
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