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Escape the Night, Eberhart, Mignon G.
21 Escape the Night
Eberhart, Mignon G.
New York Random House 1944 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean beige cloth boards with slight soiling to outside edges. Small bump to one corner tip and top spine edge. No fraying or wear. Circular Random House logo decoration on cover, dark blue lettering and decoration on spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean. Light soiling to endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Clean bright illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped, has tiny chips at spine corners. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A suspenseful murder novel set on the coast of California. 5-1/2" x 8". Mystery. 017115

Price: 25.00 USD
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Old Lover's Ghost, Ford, Leslie
22 Old Lover's Ghost
Ford, Leslie
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1940 First Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Beige cloth boards with purple lettering and and purple strips on cover and spine. Boards are clean, very slight darkening to gutters. No fraying; light surface wear to corners. Binding is tight, no cracking; slight lean. Pages and edges are clean. Small tape mark on front and rear fixed endpaper. Previous owner name and address penned on front free endpaper. "A" on copyright page indicating first edition. 240 pgs. 8vo. Mystery. 012859

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Philadelphia Murder Story, Ford, Leslie
23 The Philadelphia Murder Story
Ford, Leslie
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1945 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, with "A" on copyright page. Clean endpapers (slight browning to fixed endpaper edges from manufacturer's glue); no names, writing or bookplates. 250 pgs. Unchipped dustjacket has small price clip at top corner of front inside flap, very slight edge wear, small faint water stain to two top dustjacket corners. A Colonel Primrose Mystery set in the publishing world and Philadelphia society. 12mo. Mystery. 015496

Price: 100.00 USD
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Blood and Judgment, Gilbert, Michael
24 Blood and Judgment
Gilbert, Michael
New York Harper & Brothers 1959 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean unfaded green cloth boards with beige cloth spine, white and green lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Small previous owner name on front free endpaper; no other marks. 182 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with a few tiny nicks and tiny closed edge tears at top and bottom spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. One of the author's best with clever plotting and moving finale. A woman's partially buried body is found near a reservoir, and she has been murdered. She turns out to be the wife of a criminal who has escaped from prison. 5-3/4" x 8-1/2". Mystery. 016950

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The Bus That Vanished, Groc, Leon
25 The Bus That Vanished
Groc, Leon
New York Macaulay 1928 First Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
First Edition. Unfaded orange cloth boards with stamped black lettering on cover and spine. Light surface wear to spine corners, no fraying. Very small spot of front board to left of lettering, very faint stain at rear outside edge of rear board. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Text pages and page edges are clean and bright; light foxing to first few pages and last few pages. Endpapers intact with no names, writing or marks. 282 pgs. 8vo. Mystery. 016327

Price: 30.00 USD
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The Woman with No Past, Groussard, Serge
26 The Woman with No Past
Groussard, Serge
New York E. P. Dutton 1954 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean unfaded rose colored cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. Hint of slightest wear to spine corners, no fraying, no bumping. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 283 pgs. Translated from the French by Daphne Woodward. Clean unfaded dustjacket is not price clipped, has tiny spine corner chips, very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Winner of the Prix Femina in france, this is a haunting novel of character, atmosphere and suspense laid against a background of the canals of Northern France. 8vo. Mystery. 015840

Price: 45.00 USD
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Phantom, Hauptmann, Gerhart
27 Phantom
Hauptmann, Gerhart
New York B. W. Huebsch 1922 First Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
First American Edition. Clean unfaded brown cloth boards with blindstamped wavy line decoration and stamped gray lettering on cover and spine. Fraying to top spine edge, lighter wear to bottom spine edge. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (slight tanning). Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 224 pgs. Scarce book. Translated by Bayard Quincy Morgan. 8vo. Mystery. 016311

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Hate of Man, Hill, Headon
28 The Hate of Man
Hill, Headon
Cassell & Company, Ltd. 1909 First Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket Cyrus Cuneo, Illustrator 
Blue cloth boards with red and green floral decoration on cover and spine, stamped white lettering on cover and spine (spine lettering mostly worn away). Very light soiling. Wear to spine corners, slight wear to corner tips. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 344 pgs. Scarce book. 8vo. Fiction. 016434

Price: 40.00 USD
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Harlequin of Death, Horler, Sydney
29 Harlequin of Death
Horler, Sydney
Boston Little Brown 1933 First Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean black cloth boards with red lettering on cover and spine. Slight wear to corners and bottom edge of rear board. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean and bright. Front free endpaper has some small remnants of old card which has been removed. No other markings except for small number ink-stamped on front and rear free endpaper. 8vo. Mystery. 009293

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Secret Service Man, Horler, Sydney
30 The Secret Service Man
Horler, Sydney
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1930 First Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Pink cloth boards with black diamond on front cover, black lettering on spine. Slight sunning to spine, no bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 295 pgs. 006456

Price: 12.00 USD
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Murder at St. Dennis, Hubbard, Margaret Ann
31 Murder at St. Dennis
Hubbard, Margaret Ann
Milwaukee Bruce Publishing 1952 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in clean original unclipped jacket. Very clean beige cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping, one tiny spot of wear (barely visible) at upper board edge. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 200 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped (2.95 on front inside flap), has small edge chips at top and bottom spine edge, slight vertical crease at front panel near spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A cunning killer prowls the winding corridors of an old hospital. 018901

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Deruga Trial, Huch, Ricarda
32 The Deruga Trial
Huch, Ricarda
New York Macaulay 1929 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in original unclipped jacket. Clean black cloth boards with red lettering and decoration on cover (trial scene), red lettering on spine. Small spots of wear to base of boards near corner tips. Binding is tight, no cracking (slight lean). Clean decorated endpapers, with very tiny previous owner name near top edge of front free endpaper. Small corner clip at upper corner of blank fly leaf. Pages and edges are clean, with clean red top stained page edges. 311 pages. Dustjacket is not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap) has slight soiling from handling, hint of edgewear. Author's photo and biography on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. All that can impel a man to murder for love, that can lead a woman all willing to her murderer, that can show the pure passion that can make even murder blameless, are given here. Made into a German film (1958) ...und nichts als die Wahrheit. Ricarda Huch was then regarded as Germany's foremost woman novelist. 022079

Price: 200.00 USD
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The Tragedies of Mr. Pip, Jepson, Edgar
33 The Tragedies of Mr. Pip
Jepson, Edgar
London Herbert Jenkins [no date] First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean, unfaded orange cloth boards with black stamped lettering and illustration on cover and spine. No fraying or wear, one corner lightly bumped. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright, slight browning to endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 312 pgs. 008421

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Golden Bowl, Joscelyn, Archie
34 The Golden Bowl
Joscelyn, Archie
Cleveland / New York International Fiction Library 1931 Reprint Hardcover Good Very Good+ Jacket 
Blue decorated cloth boards with black decoration and lettering on cover, black lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight, no cracking. Previous owner name and address on front and rear pastedown and free endpapers, stray pen mark to fore edge of text block. 246 pages. Black and gold dust jacket is very clean, has shallow chipping at top spine corners. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A tale of ingeniously planned murders -- eight of them -- and then revenge. 022499

Price: 15.00 USD
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Blind Man's Bluff, Kendrick, Baynard
35 Blind Man's Bluff
Kendrick, Baynard
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1943 Reprint Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap edition in clean illustrated original jacket. A Maclain mystery novel. Clean unfaded blue cloth boards with bright orange decoration (man with guide dog) on cover, crisp orange lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 282 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, has mere hint of edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024153

Price: 30.00 USD
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The Methods of Dr. Scarlett, Laing, Alexander
36 The Methods of Dr. Scarlett
Laing, Alexander
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1937 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Grosset and Dunlap edition (issued using original Farrar & Rinehart plates) in attractive illustrated jacket. Clean gray cloth boards with red lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. "Copyright 1937" with publisher's FR device printed on copyright page, but this is a re-issue by Grosset & Dunlap. 436 pages. Clean illustrated jacket has shallow edge chipping at top and bottom spine edges, slight fading to spine, small chip (size of very small bean) at rear panel. A few additional small edge rubs. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Aboard the Bakong Ayer as she is clearing from Shanghai for England, Dr. Scarlett finds himself in charge, medically at least, of a group of people whose passions and emotions are as full of potential lightning as a thunderhead. 021343

Price: 45.00 USD
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Death on the Aisle, Lockridge, Frances and Richard
37 Death on the Aisle
Lockridge, Frances and Richard
Philadelphia/New York J. B. Lippincott 1942 First Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean gray cloth boards with maroon lettering on spine. Nice sharp corners, small spot of fraying at base of spine, very slight wear at top spine edge. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Small previous owner name neatly penned on half-title page. Clean endpapers with printed advertising for the West Forty-fifth Street Theatre and a comedy (Two In the Bush). 288 pgs. 8vo. Mystery. 015053

Price: 35.00 USD
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The Curious Case of Marie Dupont, Luehrmann, Adele
38 The Curious Case of Marie Dupont
Luehrmann, Adele
New York The Century Co. 1916 First Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket Frank Snapp, Illustrator 
First Edition, with 1916 on title page, "Published August, 1916" on copyright page. Decorated American trade binding (signed binding - monogram DD - Decorative Designers). Turquoise cloth boards with dagger illustration and black stamped lettering on cover, black lettering and dagger illustration on spine (spine lettering has dimmed considerably -- barely legible). No fading (except to spine lettering), very light soiling. Light wear to spine corners. Binding is tight, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers (light foxing to rear endpapers); no names, writing or bookplates. 324 pgs. Eight illustrations by Frank Snapp. 8vo. Mystery. 016421

Price: 20.00 USD
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Game for Three Losers, Lustgarten, Edgar
39 Game for Three Losers
Lustgarten, Edgar
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1952 First Hardcover Near Fine very good minus Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with "A" on copyright page. Clean unfaded maroon cloth boards with unchipped silver lettering on spine. NO fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 211 pgs. Dustjacket is not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), has light soiling, a few tiny edge chips, some wear/rubbing to back panel, small piece of clear tape at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 017901

Price: 30.00 USD
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The Blue Rajah Murder, MacGrath, Harold
40 The Blue Rajah Murder
MacGrath, Harold
Garden City, NY The Crime Club, Inc. 1930 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
First Edition (stated). Black cloth boards with red Crime Club logo and title lettering on cover, red lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with red top-stained upper page edges. Clean and bright red decorative endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 304 pages. Dead, in front of his rifled safe, and the great Blue Rajah missing...the fabulous diamond that had behind it seven known murders! 023391

Price: 15.00 USD
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