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Monsieur Pamplemousse and the Secret Mission, Bond, Michael
41 Monsieur Pamplemousse and the Secret Mission
Bond, Michael
New York Beaufort Books 1984 082530301X / 9780825303012 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First American Edition (first printing, with full number line) in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean white boards with blue spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 208 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025902

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The Poison Trail, Boos, William F., M.D.
42 The Poison Trail
Boos, William F., M.D.
Boston / New York Hale, Cushman & Flint 1939 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (stated "First Printing, April 1939" on copyright page. Clean unfaded brown cloth boards with dark brown lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Very faint browning to front free endpaper from enclosed newspaper clipping; no names, writing or bookplates. 380 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few very tiny edge chips. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. In this unique book a well known toxicologist tells the story of man's constant struggle against his most insidious enemy. He draws fully from his own experiences as a physician in his special field; as consultant in the use of poison for industrial purposes and foods; and as an expert witness in many of the famous civil and criminal cases of the last twenty years. 023483

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Frozen Fire, Bowler, Tim
43 Frozen Fire
Bowler, Tim
New York Philomel Books 2008 0399250530 / 9780399250538 First Hardcover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
Clean blue boards with silver lettering on spine. Very slight bumping to spine corners, very tiny bump to lower front board edge. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 328 pp. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A gripping, hair-raising mystery about a boy not of this world, and a girl determined to protect him. Carnegie Award-winning author. 018425

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An Eye for An Eye, Brackett, Leigh
44 An Eye for An Eye
Brackett, Leigh
New York Crime Club 1957 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good minus Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in clean unclipped original jacket. Black boards with red lettering on spine. No bumping or wear; mere hint of faint splotchy fading to rear board. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 186 pages. Dust jacket designed by Alice Smith is not price clipped (2.95 on front inside flap), has shallow edge chipping, short closed edge tears, still clean and bright. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A mystery novel of nightmarish revenge. 021197

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Gretel and the Case of the Missing Frog Prints - A Brothers Grimm Mystery, Brackston, P. J.
45 Gretel and the Case of the Missing Frog Prints - A Brothers Grimm Mystery
Brackston, P. J.
New York Pegasus 2015 1605986720 / 9781605986722 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. As new condition, gift quality. Clean green boards with black spine, stamped silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 235 pages. Clean, crisp dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026833

Price: 12.00 USD
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46 Swing Shift
Brier, Howard M.
New York Random House 1943 First Hard Cover Good Very Good Jacket S. Levenson, Illustrator 
Light blue cloth boards with red lettering on cover, red title box, blue lettering on spine. Some discoloration to front board. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. No names, writing or bookplates. 265 pgs. Dustjacket is clean and bright with some browning at lower edge of inside front flap. Not price clipped. A few small edge and corner chips. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A mystery novel written for young people. Scarce book. 008275

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47 New Life of Mr. Martin
Briffault, Robert
New York Charles Scribner 1947 First Hardcover Near Fine good Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (with "A" on copyright page), in unclipped original dust jacket. Clean beige cloth boards with brown 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. 436 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), has large chip at upper right front panel corner, smaller edge chips and short closed edge tears. Story begins in a Limehouse hotel in the 1930's with the discovery of the body of one Anthony Whitford, a suicide. The Coroner's jury sits on the case. Anthony Whitford is declared dead by his own hand and buried. Then a few days later, the real Anthony Whitford turns up. NOTE: It was difficult for me to get this book properly catalogued -- I kept getting pulled into the story whenever I opened the book! 026629

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The Da Vinci Code, Brown, Dan
48 The Da Vinci Code
Brown, Dan
New York Doubleday 2003 0385504209 / 9780385504201 First Hardback Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (with full number line on copyright page and stated "First Edition"), in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean unfaded black boards with gold lettering on spine. Tiny closed tear to cloth at base of spine (1/8"). Sharp, unworn corners. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright. Tiny previous owner name neatly printed at top corner of front free endpaper. No other marks. 454 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024697

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See You Later, Alligator: Blackford Oakes in Havana, Buckley, William F
49 See You Later, Alligator: Blackford Oakes in Havana
Buckley, William F
Garden City, NY Doubleday 1985 0385194420 / 9780385194426 First Hardcover Fine fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean black boards with unfaded red cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages are clean and bright with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 351 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Buckley's biggest, best novel. 025978

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Dine and be Dead, Butler, Gwendoline
50 Dine and be Dead
Butler, Gwendoline
New York MacMillan 1960 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean black cloth boards with red lettering on spine, small red "Cock Robin Mystery" logo on front board corner. Very light surface wear to corners, no fading, no fraying. Binding is tight, no cracking, with slight lean. Pages are clean but slightly tanned; clean endpapers, with tasteful bookplate on front free endpaper. 192 pgs. Dustjacket with corner clipping to front flap but price intact, very small chips at top and bottom spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A missing wife and a dead husband create a fascinating suspense mystery where the solution is as horrifying as it is unexpected. 8vo. Mystery. 015202

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The Man Without A Shadow, Cabot, Oliver
51 The Man Without A Shadow
Cabot, Oliver
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1909 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Very clean gray/green cloth boards with black title box on cover, black lettering on spine. Light surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Small previous owner name name ink stamped on front free endpaper. 340 pgs. 009292

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Which Doctor?, Candy, Edward
52 Which Doctor?
Candy, Edward
New York Rinehart & Co. 1954 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Clean mint green cloth boards with black and white lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 250 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, no chips or tears, hint of slightest edgewear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover.Mystery. 014089

Price: 15.00 USD
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Panther's Moon, Canning, Victor
53 Panther's Moon
Canning, Victor
New York M.S. Mill Co. / William Morrow 1938 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Second Printing, stated on copyright page, in clean unclipped jacket. Clean unfaded deep red cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No fraying or fading. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers;small owner's initials in pen in corner of front free endpaper near binding edge. 246 pp. Clean illustrated jacket is not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), unchipped, mere hint of corner wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A mystery resolving the tracking of two black panthers loose in the Alps. 019939

Price: 10.00 USD
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Queen's Pawn, Canning, Victor
54 Queen's Pawn
Canning, Victor
New York William Morrow 1970 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition in original unclipped jacket. Clean rust red boards with clean black cloth spine, red and white lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean bright yellow endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 270 pgs. Dustjacket is unchipped, unclipped (5.95 on front inside flap), no tears, hint of age-toning. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. High suspense on the Queen Elizabeth 2 with a shock ending. 018970

Price: 20.00 USD
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A Policeman At The Door, Carnac, Carol
55 A Policeman At The Door
Carnac, Carol
New York Crime Club (Doubleday) 1954 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in unclipped original dust jacket. Clean blue tweed boards with yellow lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Very slight fading to bottom board edges. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean but yellowed, two small black dots of in at top corner of front free endpaper. No names, writing or bookplates. 192 pages. Dust jacket is clean, not price clipped (2.75 on front inside flap), has slight edge wear, a few tiny chips and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026358

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56 Missing Beauty: A True Story of Murder and Obsession
Carpenter, Teresa
New York/London W. W. Norton 1988 0-393-02569-1 / 9780393025699 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean black boards with red cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 478 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. True Crime. 009847

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The Demoniacs, Carr, John Dickson
57 The Demoniacs
Carr, John Dickson
New York Harper & Row 1962 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean blue marbled paper-covered boards with dark blue cloth spine,silver lettering and decoration on spine. Tiny spot of wear to one corner tip. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No previous owner markings. 238 pages. Dust jacket designed by Frederick E. Banbery is not price clipped (3.95 on front inside flap), clean spine and front panel, light soiling to rear panel; no chips, a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Historical mystery set in 1757, full of romance, suspense and interesting characters. Young Jeffrey Wynne gallantly rescues his true love (at her Uncle's command) from a house of ill repute in Paris and returns her to London. There mystery ensues over the body of an old woman, mysteriously dead, and a host of suspects. 026260

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The Life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Carr, John Dickson
58 The Life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Carr, John Dickson
New York Harper & Brothers 1949 First Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page. Clean red cloth boards with gold lettering on spine, hint of fading to spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers (very slight browning); no names, writing or marks. 304 pp. with index. 019128

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Danger Mark, Chambers, Robert W.
59 The Danger Mark
Chambers, Robert W.
New York D. Appleton & Co. 1909 First Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean unfaded red cloth boards with ivory decorative title box on spine, ivory lettering on spine. Light fraying at spine corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 496 pgs. (1) on last page indicating first printing. 009779

Price: 15.00 USD
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60 Manhandled
Chambers, Whitman
Derby, CT Monarch Books 1964 First Mass Market Paperback Near Fine 
Clean bright mass market paperback with no creasing curling or chipping. Clean red topstained edges. Pages are clean, no writing or marks. "First Publication Anywhere" on cover; "Published April, 1964" on copyright page. 157 pgs. Monarch book no. 434.Crime. 014630

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