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The Brotherhood of Fear, Ardrey, Robert
1 The Brotherhood of Fear
Ardrey, Robert
New York Random House 1952 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Printing in unclipped original dust jacket. Lilght gray cloth boards with white and black lettering on spine. Slightest hint of foxing from paper jacket (now in mylar). No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean; blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 342 pages. Dust jacket is quite clean, not price clipped, has a little light rubbing and some wear at folds, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Suspense and romance ensue in this tale of the pursuit by a political police officer of a youth under sentence who escapes and tries to fight his way to freedom. Circumstance leads pursuer and pursued to an island where dwell simple folk whose way of life is governed by primitive laws adequate to a society untouched by the mainland's chaos and revolution. The bizarre nature of the pursuit provides countless momnts of excitement, underscored by a love affair of mingled ecstacy and terror. 028445

Price: 30.00 USD
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2 China Run
Ball, David
New York Simon & Schuster 2002 0-7432-2743-3 / 9780743227438 First Hard Cover Near FIne Fine Jacket 
Very clean bright yellow boards, black cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. Tiny hint of a bump to one corner. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 384 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, no tears, and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. When the Chinese government wants to take back the baby that an American woman has just adopted, she goes on the run with no knowledge of Chinese andthe full power of a police state against her. 8vo. Fiction. 008393

Price: 12.00 USD
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3 Cop Cade
Ball, John
Doubleday & Co. For Crime Club 1978 0-385-14374-5 / 9780385143745 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Clean blue-black boards with blue lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, two very small chips to rear bottom panel edge (match head size), light corner wear and rubbing. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Mystery. 007416

Price: 10.00 USD
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Protecting Niagara, Christopher J. Carlin
4 Protecting Niagara
Christopher J. Carlin
Ransomville, NY Aegis Press 1995 0964519518 / 9780964519510 First Hardcover Near Fine no dust jacket Jacket 
First Edition, Limited printing of 750 books, of which this is number 013, also inscribed and SIGNED by the author. Nice clean hardcover book - gray cloth boards with black spine, black lettering on cover. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean blue endpapers. Inscribed and signed by author on blank flyleaf: "To Nick - Best wishes. I hope you enjoy the book. - Chris - Christopher J. Carlin - May 23, 1995". Illustrated with black and white photographs, maps. 242 pages. A history of the Niagara County Sheriff's Office in Western New York State. 027374

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Alaska Challenge, Clarke, Tom E.
5 Alaska Challenge
Clarke, Tom E.
New York Lothrop, Lee and Shepard 1959 Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean book in illustrated dust jacket designed by Kurt Werth. Clean green cloth boards with stamped black lettering on cover and spine. No fading, bumping 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. 222 pages. Clean bright illustrated jacket has a few tiny chips at top spine edge, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An action and adventure novel for young people, set in Alaska during the summertime. It had started out to be a miserable summer for Jerry Nelson--with his father in the hospital recovering from an auto accident and his mother so worried about him--and about finances, too. And Jerry only adding to her worries! At least that was the way it looked the night he was picked up in a car driven by a hot-rodding friend and escorted home by the police. And then the embarrassment of finding his Uncle Ed there in the living room with his mother - well, that was the end! Humiliated and resentful, Jerry doesn't even realize that his luck has turned. And when his uncle offers to take him along to Alaska with the promise of a job for the summer working his gold claim, he accepts reluctantly, and though he is the one doing the favor! 026347

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Steele of the Royal Mounted, Curwood, James Oliver
6 Steele of the Royal Mounted
Curwood, James Oliver
New York A. L. Burt Photoplay Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Photoplay edition in clean bright original jacket. Clean unfaded blue cloth boards with unchipped gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 397 pp. Illustrated with scenes from the motion picture. Clean unchipped dustjacket has slight surface wear to two corner tips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A beautiful copy. 019388

Price: 40.00 USD
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Mr. Littlejohn, Flavin, Martin
7 Mr. Littlejohn
Flavin, Martin
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1940 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap edition in lovely old illustrated dust jacket. Clean orange cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear; binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Tasteful previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper. 306 pages. Jacket has shallow chipping at top spine edge, thumbnail size chip at top rear panel edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Fairly scarce novel, originally published by Harper. The story of a millionaire manufacturer who mysteriously disappears. While police of forty-eight states search high and low for him (presuming he has been kidnapped), he enjoys leaving behind the stresses of business, family, and labor leaders while he rents a car and takes a solo cross-country road trip, leaving a string of aliases behind him. 022725

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The Balcony (Le Balcon) - A Play in Nine Scenes, Genet, Jean
8 The Balcony (Le Balcon) - A Play in Nine Scenes
Genet, Jean
New York Grove Press 1958 First Hardcover Fine Very Good Jacket 
Very clean hardcover book in original unclipped dust jacket. Gray cloth boards with stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. No fading, bumping 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. Translated by Bernard Frechtman. 118 pages. Dust jacket has slight age-toning, very small edge chip at bottom of front panel (size of a match head), not price clipped (3.50 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Setting is a brothel in the midst of a revolution that has wiped out all the real holders of power except the Chief of Police, who now enlists the regular customers to play out the fantasy roles that destiny has denied them. In a series of macabre, climactic scenes, the playwright develops his mocking view of man and society. 027322

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Q is for Quarry, Grafton, Sue
9 Q is for Quarry
Grafton, Sue
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 2002 0399149155 / 9780399149153 First Hardcover Very Good+ Fine Jacket Signed
First Edition, first printing, SIGNED by author in clean unclipped dust jacket. Gray boards with silver "Q' on cover, dark gray cloth spine, silver lettering on spine. Binding is tight, hinges are sound - no cracking. Very slight lean to text block. Clean orange endpapers - no previous owner markings. Signed "Sue Grafton" on blank fly leaf. 387 Pages, with one page of illustration at end of book (forensic reconstruction of "Jane Doe" from police records. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, has publisher's "signed copy" circular sticker on front panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026896

Price: 25.00 USD
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10 Praying for Sheetrock: A Work of Nonfiction
Greene, Melissa Faye
Addison Wesley Publishing Co. 1991 0-201-55048-2 / 9780201550481 First Hard Cover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing. Clean blue-gray boards with white cloth spine, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 337 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A true account of the political realities of race relations in the south, particularly in McIntosh County, Georgia, in the 1970's. 008846

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11 Signal Thirty-two
Kantor, MacKinlay
New York Random House 1950 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Beige cloth boards with red and black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Hint of faintest soiling to boards. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Red top-stained page edges. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 370 pgs. A novel about the New York City police. 013259

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Death Cries in the Street, Krasney, Samuel A.
12 Death Cries in the Street
Krasney, Samuel A.
New York Rinehart 1955 First Hardcover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket Signed
First Edition, with publisher's device on copyright page, SIGNED by the author, in original unclipped jacket. Clean unfaded black cloth boards with white and tan unchipped lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with some tanning. Inscribed and signed by author on front free endpaper: "To Anna Starr - Who knows so much more about these things than I do - Sam Krasney." 247 pp. Clean jacket is not price clipped (2.75 on front inside flap), unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A top-notch police novel with all the authenticity of "Dragnet", giving an inside look into the workings of the Homicide Division of the New York City Police Department. 019039

Price: 35.00 USD
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The Prince of Thieves, Lynx, J. J.
13 The Prince of Thieves
Lynx, J. J.
New York Atheneum 1964 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Stated First American Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean charcoal gray boards with blind-stamped lettering on cover, purple cloth spine with gold lettering. No fraying or wear-through. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean red endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 237 pages. Dust jacket is unchipped, has several short closed edge tears and slight edge wear, small piece of clear reinforcement tape at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. True story of a gentleman thief who stole nearly ten million dollars (most of it in jewels), lived in outrageous luxury in the world's watering places, consorted with royalty and masqueraded for years as a prince, was the lover of scores of wealthy and highborn women (and husband to two of them), consantly outmaneuvered the police, lost several fortunes at the gaming tables, and never committed a mean or cruel act in his life. Reputed to be the inspiration for such literary rascals as Raffles, Arsene Lupin and Felix Krull, Monolesco in the flesh was more dashing, bizarre and incredible than any of his fictional descendants. 028163

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Six Against Scotland Yard, Margery Allingham; Anthony Berkeley; Freeman Wills Crofts; Father Ronald Knox; Dorothy L. Sayers; Russell Thorndike
14 Six Against Scotland Yard
Margery Allingham; Anthony Berkeley; Freeman Wills Crofts; Father Ronald Knox; Dorothy L. Sayers; Russell Thorndike
Garden City, New York The Sun Dial Press 1937 Reprint Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
1937 reprint edition of this unique book of mysteries, in original dust jacket. Clean red cloth boards with stamped black lettering and small decoration on spine. Very slight wear at spine ends. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with red top-stained upper page edges. Tasteful custom bookplate on front fixed endpaper. 302 pages. Dust jacket has very light soiling and edge wear, a few tiny edge chips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Each of six famous mystery writers in turn writes a long short story displaying what he/she believes to be the perfect method of murder. In each instance not only the mechanics of the crime are given but the motivation and the personal relationships of the people involved are clearly brought out. Then Ex-Superintendent Cornish, C.I.D. is called upon to solve each crime and explain how he believes the police would have gone about solving this so-called perfect murders. As a result the book is not only fascinating reading but a clever battle of wits between six experts in fictional murder and one man who has spent his life in the actual pursuit and apprehension of criminals. 026060

Price: 125.00 USD
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Tygers of Wrath A Novel, Rosenberg, Philip
15 Tygers of Wrath A Novel
Rosenberg, Philip
New York St. Martin's Press 1991 0312055285 / 9780312055288 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition, with full number line on copyright page. Clean black cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. Very light surface wear to top and bottom spine edge, no fraying, no fading. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 391 pgs. Clean dustjackeet is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. At the center of this powerful novel is a cruel, senseless incident that spreads out its ripples like a pebble in the water...ever wider. The death of two students in a junior high school in the Bronx revererates through the "blackboard jungle", through the police department and on to the shake up city hall. 017748

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The Writer's Complete Crime Reference Book, Roth, Martin
16 The Writer's Complete Crime Reference Book
Roth, Martin
Cincinnati, Ohio Writer's Digest Books 1990 0-89879-397-1 / 9780898793970 Later Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Clean unfaded blue boards with bright metallic 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 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, small red mark through publisher's price on rear panel of dustjacket. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A comprehensive reference book on the fundamentals of investigation, policies and procedures of law-enforcemtn; criminal motives; escape methods; weapons; rules of evidence; current "slanguage" used by criminals and police. 8vo. Mystery. 017332

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Police-State Methods in the Soviet Union, Rousset, David
17 Police-State Methods in the Soviet Union
Rousset, David
Boston Beacon Press 1953 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition in original glassine wrapper. CLean light gray boards with red illustration and lettering on cover, unfaded black cloth spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Prepared by The International Commission Against Concentrationist Regimes under the direction of David Rousset. Translated by Charles R. Joy. Edited by Jerzy G. Gliksman. 64 pages. Clean glassine wrapper. 026981

Price: 18.00 USD
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Line of Duty, Tidyman, Ernest
18 Line of Duty
Tidyman, Ernest
Boston Little, Brown 1974 0316845116 / 9780316845113 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean red cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound. Pages and edges are clean with blank dark brown endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. 292 pages. Clean jacket is not price clipped (6.95 on front inside flap), has one tiny v-shaped chip at top rear panel edge, a few tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Line of Duty follows Cleveland's police force through a city on the verge of explosion. Scared ethnic neighborhoods cry for law and order while a sprawling ghetto smolders. A sniper play God by murdering the wicked. The mob hijacks trucks with an efficiency that baffles detectives as City Hall clamors for results. A terrific crime story from the author of SHAFT. 028382

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Golden Orange, Wambaugh, Joseph
19 The Golden Orange
Wambaugh, Joseph
New York William Morrow/Perigord Press 1990 0-688-09408-2 / 9780688094089 First Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Clean dark blue boards with dark blue cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean orange endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 317 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Photo of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Death and chicanery amidst yachts, mansions and millionaires in southern California. 8vo. Mystery. 013715

Price: 10.00 USD
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The New Centurions, Wambaugh, Joseph
20 The New Centurions
Wambaugh, Joseph
Boston/Toronto Little Brown 1970 Book of the Month Club (BOMC) Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Book of the Month Club Edition. To identify: A small square impression on the lower rear of the cover near the spine indicates a BCE. Although the dustjacket has a price of $6.95 on the jacket and states First Edition, it is a book club copy ... Clean dark blue boards with blue cloth spine, bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean bright endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 376 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few tiny closed edge tears; enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. This book was made into a film in 1972 starring George C. Scott and Stacey Keach. 8vo. Fiction. 013373

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