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The Woman with No Past, Groussard, Serge
201 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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The Adventure of the Stalwart Companions, H. Paul Jeffers
202 The Adventure of the Stalwart Companions
H. Paul Jeffers
New York Harper & Row 1978 006012248X / 9780060122485 First Hardcover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unchipped dust jacket. Clean pale grayboards with black cloth spine, bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean gray endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 190 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024479

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Redbird's Cry, Hager, Jean
203 The Redbird's Cry
Hager, Jean
New York Mysterious Press 1994 0-89296-494-4 / 9780892964949 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean red boards with blue spine, black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean red endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 274 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, no wear, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The tale of the redbird explains the origin of death in Cherokee myth, and it is a story intricately woven into the rich fabric of this Molly Bearpaw mystery. Second book in the Molly Bearpaw series. 8vo. Mystery. 012268

Price: 20.00 USD
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A Taste for Violence, Halliday, Brett
204 A Taste for Violence
Halliday, Brett
New York Dodd Mead (Red Badge Detective) 1949 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean black book in unclipped illustrated dust jacket. Published 1949, no additional printings listed. Clean black boards with Red Badge logo on cover, red lettering on spine. Very slight surface wear to corners, no fraying or fading. Binding is tight, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Very slight tanning to pages. 178 pages. Dust jacket is trimmed (slightly shorter than height of book), not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), has browning to vertical edges of inside flaps from old glue. Unchipped, with a couple of very short edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A Michael Shayne mystery set in a small mining town in Kentucky, where the detective finds the town trollop more helpful than the sadistic police chief. 026907

Price: 12.00 USD
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205 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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Woman in the Dark: A Novel of Dangerous Romance, Hammett, Dashiell
206 Woman in the Dark: A Novel of Dangerous Romance
Hammett, Dashiell
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1988 0-394-57269-6 / 9780394572697 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Clean gray boards with clean red cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 76 pgs. Clean unfaded dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Photo of Dashiell Hammett on rear panel in his "Thin Man" pose. First published in Liberty magazine in 1933, "Woman in the Dark" disappeared, resurfacing in the 1950s in a pulp paperback edition. Here it appears in hardover for the first time, with an appreciation by Robert B. Parker, the author of the celebrated Spenser series of novels. 6" x 8-1/2". Mystery. 017222

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Dreemz of the Night, Harrington, Joyce
207 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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Going Local, Harrison, Jamie
208 Going Local
Harrison, Jamie
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Hyperion Books 1996 0-7868-6108-8 / 9780786861088 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with first edition stated and full number line on copyright page. Very clean orange boards with clean green cloth spine, bright metallic lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 323 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A murder occurs as a Montana town is gearing up for their 4th of July rodeo, and Jules Clement investigates. Author's second book. 6-1/2" x 9-1/2". Mystery. 016984

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209 The World of Sherlock Holmes
Harrison, Michael
New York E. P. Dutton 1975 0-525-23810-7 / 9780525238102 First Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good Jacket 
Very clean black boards with red cloth spine, black lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 227 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with 2" closed cut at rear flap fold. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. "Offers a wealth of unsuspected facts about the master sleuth. Michael Harrison knows more about Sherlock Holmes than any man alive." 8vo. Mystery. 009448

Price: 14.00 USD
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Phantom, Hauptmann, Gerhart
210 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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211 Death of a God
Haymon, S. T.
New York St. Martin's Press 1987 0-312-00119-3 / 9780312001193 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good Jacket 
Very clean black boards with lavender metallic lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 223 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has slight edge wear, no chips, one 1/2" closed tear at base of rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Mystery. 009861

Price: 10.00 USD
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Cache of Corpses, Henry Kisor
212 Cache of Corpses
Henry Kisor
New York Tim Doherty Associates 2007 076531780X / 9780765317803 First Hardcover Very Good+ Fine Jacket 
First Edition in clean unclipped jacket. Clean light beige boards with metallic lettering on spine. Small bump at upper spine edge, otherwise as new. Binding is tight, pages are clean and bright with tiny "n" at bottom text block edge close to spine. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 300 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (24.95 on front inside flap), unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A riveting murder mystery set on Michagan's upper peninsula. 021709

Price: 12.00 USD
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Robak's Firm - A Collection of Short Stories, Hensley, Joe L.
213 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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The Adventures of Conan Doyle: The Life of the Creator of Sherlock Holmes, Higham, Charles
214 The Adventures of Conan Doyle: The Life of the Creator of Sherlock Holmes
Higham, Charles
New York W W Norton & Co Inc 1976 0393075079 / 9780393075076 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in clean jacket. Clean orange boards with clean brown cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 368 pages with index. Clean dustjacket with price intact (9.95 on front inside flap), short closed tears and slight wear at upper spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 021877

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Hate of Man, Hill, Headon
215 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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The Standoff, Hogan, Chuck
216 The Standoff
Hogan, Chuck
New York Doubleday & Co. 1995 0-385-47716-3 / 9780385477161 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean dark blue boards with dark blue cloth spine, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 306 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Author's first novel, a high-stakes face-off between a lawbreaker and the law, which takes place over nine agonizing days in Montana. 8vo. Fiction. 014050

Price: 20.00 USD
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Harlequin of Death, Horler, Sydney
217 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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Peril, Horler, Sydney
218 Peril
Horler, Sydney
New York Mystery League, Inc. 1930 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean green cloth with black lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear; tiny bump to one corner tip, soft vertical crease to spine cloth. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 288 pgs. 8vo. Mystery. 016676

Price: 14.00 USD
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The False Purple, Horler, Sydney
219 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
220 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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