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The Wheel is Fixed, Fox, James M.
1 The Wheel is Fixed
Fox, James M.
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1951 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing (published January, 1951) SIGNED by the author, in unclipped original dust jacket. Clean light blue cloth boards with crisp red lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers; inscribed and signed on front free endpaper by the author: "For Jim Pepper - All the best, James A. Fox - 12/26/78". 216 pages. Illustrated jacket is clean (slight age-toning to upper edge of front panel), unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Author photo and biography on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A crime novel of brutal murder and vengeance. With his customary deftness and feeling for drama the author has created an absorbing group of beautiful, tough, sometimes cruel and often desperate characters caught in a vicious web of violence. 027847

Price: 42.00 USD
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Dreemz of the Night, Harrington, Joyce
2 Dreemz of the Night
Harrington, Joyce
New York St. Martin's Press 1987 0312005903 / 9780312005900 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Signed
Stated First Edition (first printing, with full number line), SIGNED by author, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean black boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fraying or fading. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Inscribed and signed by author on half-title page as follows: "June 25, 1987 - Dear Pat & Ed, Come ride the subway with me - the best is yet to be - Maybe not in this one, but just wait until Alex and Edie go honky-tonking across Texas! - Love, Joyce." 295 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Into the dark and bewildering world of New York City's subway graffiti artists goes young Alex Carlson in search of his brother's killer. By Edgar Award-winning author. 027819

Price: 25.00 USD
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Robak's Firm - A Collection of Short Stories, Hensley, Joe L.
3 Robak's Firm - A Collection of Short Stories
Hensley, Joe L.
Garden City, New York Doubleday / Crime Club 1987 0385238290 / 9780385238298 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Stated First Edition, SIGNED by author, in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Clean charcoal gray boards with red lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and signed on front free endpaper by the author: "For Pat Hoch and for Ed Hoch, who does this better than I do, but isn't pushy about it. From an old fan. ' Joe L. Hensley. 182 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped (12.95 on front inside flap), on two small closed tears to rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Association copy, inscribed by author to mystery author Edward D. Hoch (writer of over 900 mystery stories in periodicals like Argosy, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, and The Saint Mystery Magazine.) Fifteen page-turning crime stories by a seasoned crime novelist, who also was a real-life circuit court judge. A veritable rogue's gallery of murderously colorful scamps thieves, liars, lunatics, and naturally, killers. 027849

Price: 25.00 USD
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They Called Him Death, Hume, David
4 They Called Him Death
Hume, David
New York D. Appleton Century Company 1935 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Beautiful first edition in original unclipped dust jacket. First printing with (1) on last page. Very clean purple ribbed cloth boards with gold skull on cover and spine, gold lettering on spine (gold is bright and unchipped). No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages are clean, with clean blank light green endpapers; lots of dust-speckling to top text block edges. No names, writing or bookplates. 280 pages. Really nice illustrated dust jacket (by Ferdinand Warren) is bright, not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap), no chips, slight edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A new detective firm (Cardby & Son Detective Agency) is introduced in this mystery thriller. Cardby Senior has retired from Scotland Yard and with his son has opened a private detective agency. Their first client is a peer whose daughter, a drug addict, has disappeared. He offers them a thousand pounds if they bring her back within seven days, together with the man who supplied the drugs. 027812

Price: 125.00 USD
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The Polferry Mystery (The Choice), MacDonald, Philip
5 The Polferry Mystery (The Choice)
MacDonald, Philip
London W. Collins & Son, Ltd. (Crime Club) 1932 Fifth Printing Hardcover Good Very Good Jacket 
Scarce hardcover book in wonderful color illustrated dust jacket. Blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine and rear board have some mottled fading to both boards and spine. No fraying or wear. No mustiness. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. Originally published as "The Choice." 249 pages. Clean color illustrated dust jacket with price on spine has vertical crease to spine, a few tiny edge chips, advertisement for Kolynos Dental Cream on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. There were seven people in the Watch House, Polferry, on the night of Eve Hale-Storfor's discovery on their way to bed after an hour together in the smoking room. It was either all three or none of them. Then there was the housekeeper and her sister. All possible murderers! Then some of these suspects begin to die - the victims of extraordinary accidents. 027713

Price: 60.00 USD
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Contact Mercury (A Novel of Espionage), Nason, Leonard H.
6 Contact Mercury (A Novel of Espionage)
Nason, Leonard H.
Garden City, NY Doubleday 1946 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean and tight stated First Edition in clean bright unclipped original dust jacket. Clean burgundy cloth boards with green lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 247 pages. Clean bright dust jacket has 1/4" shallow chipping at base of spine, one very small chip at top of front panel edge (size of a match head). Not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A thrilling espionage story of post-occupation Paris concerning an O.S.S. officer, a glamorous secret agent, and the atomic bomb. 027805

Price: 25.00 USD
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Mystery of the Secret Drawer, Orton, Helen Fuller
7 Mystery of the Secret Drawer
Orton, Helen Fuller
Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott 1945 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Printing in unclipped original dust jacket. Red Cloth boards are quite clean with gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with drawings by Sandra James. 105 pages. Dust jacket is clean, not price clipped (1.50 on front inside flap), very shallow chipping at top and bottom spine edges, very tiny chip at top edge of rear panel. Author photo and bio on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Scarce first printing of this title by a well-known children's author. A mystery for children set on a wheat farm. When the money from the wheat harvest disappears from the secret drawer of the old desk, the mystery ensues. 027753

Price: 100.00 USD
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The Widow from Spain, Pendower, Jacques
8 The Widow from Spain
Pendower, Jacques
London Robert Hale 1961 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Clean first edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Unfaded black cloth boards with green lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. 189 pages. Clean illustrated dust jacket with lusty lady on cover is bright, unchipped, with two tiny closed edge tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A fast-action story of crime and espionage. 027715

Price: 50.00 USD
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Mind Wreckers Limited, and Other Adventures of Barrow - Ace Insurance Detective, Price, Frank J., Jr.
9 Mind Wreckers Limited, and Other Adventures of Barrow - Ace Insurance Detective
Price, Frank J., Jr.
Philadelphia Spectator Co. 1933 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in original dust jacket. Clean unfaded black cloth boards with clean unchipped bright orange paper title label on cover, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean orange top stained upper page edges. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 314 pages. Dustjacket has a few very shallow edge chips, slight fading. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A collection of mystery and adventure stories by a well traveled author who was a newspaperman, in the war service with the U.S. Marines, publicity expert with the Republican National Committee in several presidential campaigns, public relations and advertising man, and author of more than 100 published short stories. 022100

Price: 75.00 USD
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Murder on the Salem Road, Roof, Katharine Metcalf
10 Murder on the Salem Road
Roof, Katharine Metcalf
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1931 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First edition, first printing in clean original illustrated dust jacket. Clean green cloth boards with beige lettering on cover and spine, small scissors decoration on cover. Light surface wear at base of spine. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 244 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap), has one very small (1/4") v-shaped chip at top edge of front panel, shallow (1/4") chipping at base of spine; slight age-toning. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A fast-paced murder mystery and romance set in the 1830's in an Inn on the Salem Post Road. 027806

Price: 25.00 USD
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Death Never Weeps, Ryan, Stella
11 Death Never Weeps
Ryan, Stella
New York Coward McCann 1946 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Very clean deep red cloth boards with gray lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Previous owner name and date ink-stamped on front free endpaper. Slight browning to endpapers from dust jacket flaps. 245 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap), has a few small edge chips and short closed edge tears, very light soiling. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A suspenseful and well-written murder mystery with a viscious and beautiful woman at the heart of the story. 027831

Price: 24.00 USD
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To Hell With Dying, Walker, Alice
12 To Hell With Dying
Walker, Alice
New York Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1988 0152890750 / 9780152890759 First Hardcover Very Good+ Fine Jacket Catherine Deeter, Illustrator Signed
First Edition, First Printing (stated first edition with complete letter line), SIGNED by author, in clean original unclipped dust jacket. Clean burgundy paper-covered boards with burgundy cloth spine, gold lettering on cover and spine. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean. No previous owner markings. Signed "Alice Walker" in blue pen next to her printed name on title page. Color illustrations by Catherine Deeter. Book size is approx. 10" x 11-1/4". Clean color-illustrated dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price-clipped; enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A beautiful book written for children about the power of love, tolerance and charity. 027835

Price: 75.00 USD
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