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An Eye for An Eye, Brackett, Leigh
41 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

Price: 45.00 USD
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42 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

Price: 20.00 USD
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43 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

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Da Vinci Code, Brown, Dan
44 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

Price: 50.00 USD
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See You Later, Alligator: Blackford Oakes in Havana, Buckley, William F
45 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

Price: 12.00 USD
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Dine and be Dead, Butler, Gwendoline
46 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

Price: 10.00 USD
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The Man Without A Shadow, Cabot, Oliver
47 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

Price: 12.00 USD
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Which Doctor?, Candy, Edward
48 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
49 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
50 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
51 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

Price: 30.00 USD
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52 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

Price: 10.00 USD
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The Demoniacs, Carr, John Dickson
53 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

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Carr, John Dickson
54 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.
55 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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56 The Danger Mark
Chambers, Robert W.
New York D. Appleton 1909 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket Jacket 
Clean first printing with (1) on last page of text indicating first printing. Unfaded red cloth boards with ivory decorative title box on spine, ivory lettering on spine. One tiny pinhead size spot of wear to lower board edge. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean; beautifully penned previous owner name on front fixed endpaper, no other marks. 496 pgs. 026865

Price: 15.00 USD
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57 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

Price: 10.00 USD
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The Big Sleep & Farewell, My Lovely, Chandler, Raymond
58 The Big Sleep & Farewell, My Lovely
Chandler, Raymond
New York Modern Library 1995 0679601406 / 9780679601401 Later printing Hardback Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean book and dust jacket - later Modern Library printing. Very clean gray cloth boards with blind-stamped torchbearer logo on cover, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright, with Bernhard decorated endpapers (clean - no names, writing or marks). Toledano binding no. 17. 524 pages. Clean unfaded dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (18.95 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The two classic novels featuring private eye Philip Marlowe that made Raymond Chandler's name synonymous with America's hard-boiled school of crime fiction. 025169

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Saint to the Rescue, Charteris, Leslie
59 The Saint to the Rescue
Charteris, Leslie
Garden City Doubleday & Co./Crime Club 1959 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean gray cloth boards with red lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 190 pgs. Clean dustjacket has corner price clip, two small closed edge tears and one tiny (match head size) edge chip. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Mystery. 010587

Price: 35.00 USD
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The Porcelain Mask, Chichester, John Jay
60 The Porcelain Mask
Chichester, John Jay
New York Chelsea House 1924 First Hard Cover Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
First Edition. Clean maroon ribbed cloth boards with gilt lettering and decorative title box on cover, gilt lettering on spine. All lettering is clear and unchipped. Slight wear to corners but no fraying. Tiny pin-point puncture in center spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. No names or bookplates. Small piece of rear fixed endpaper peeled away at lower edge (smaller than a nickel). 320 pgs. 8vo. Mystery. 008983

Price: 30.00 USD
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