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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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The Hangman's Whip, Eberhart, Mignon G.
22 The Hangman's Whip
Eberhart, Mignon G.
New York Triangle Books 1942 Reprint Hardcover Very Good very good Jacket 
First thus of reprint edition, with "Triangle Books Edition Published September 1942" on copyright page. Red cloth boards with black lettering on spine, skeleton with whip on spine, whip tail extending onto cover. Llight soiling, hint of light surface wear to corners, no bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean but tanned, with clean red top-stained page edges. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 275 pgs. Clean illustrated dustjacket has very small corner chips and edge wear, long closed tear at front flap fold line. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A woman changes her mind about divorcing her husband--and death steps in. 018102

Price: 15.00 USD
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Old Lover's Ghost, Ford, Leslie
23 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
24 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
25 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

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Bus That Vanished, Groc, Leon
26 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
27 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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28 Murder and the Wanton Bride
Halliday, Brett
New York Dodd Mead (Torquil) 1958 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in original unclipped jacket. Clean orange cloth boards with black lettering on spine. Hint of surface wear to edges, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 186 pgs. Dustjacket is not price clipped (2.95 on front inside flap), unchipped, no tears, hint of edge wear, faintest trace of soiling at upper rear panel edge. Photo of author and his daughter on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Murder in Miami is the center of Michael Shayne's 31st case in this Brett Halliday mystery. 018774

Price: 22.00 USD
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Cork in the Doghouse, Hastings, Macdonald
29 Cork in the Doghouse
Hastings, Macdonald
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1958 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Clean blue decorated boards with black design on cover, white title box on spine. No bumping, hint of slight wear to spine corners. Binding is tight, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 249 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has two tiny chips at base of front panel, one thumb-nail size chip at rear panel (outside corner). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A Mr. Cork mystery, involving dogs! 013691

Price: 18.00 USD
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Phantom, Hauptmann, Gerhart
30 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
31 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
32 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 False Purple, Horler, Sydney
33 The False Purple
Horler, Sydney
New York Mystery League, Inc. 1932 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Unfaded black cloth boards with green lettering on cover and spine. Hint of light soiling. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight, with slightest lean; no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean decorated endpapers; very small neatly penned previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper. 287 pgs. 8vo. Mystery. 015322

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Secret Service Man, Horler, Sydney
34 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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Mr. Justice Raffles, Hornung, E. W.
35 Mr. Justice Raffles
Hornung, E. W.
New York Charles Scribner 1909 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
First Edition, published September, 1909. Clean dark green cloth boards with orange and black decoration on cover, orange lettering on cover, gold lettering on spine with small black mask. Tiny spots of wear at top and bottom spine edges and at one corner tip. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 313 pages plus four pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book. 023988

Price: 65.00 USD
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Murder at St. Dennis, Hubbard, Margaret Ann
36 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
37 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
38 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
39 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
40 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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