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The Methods of Dr. Scarlett, Laing, Alexander
41 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
42 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
43 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
44 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 Link, MacDonald, Philip
45 The Link
MacDonald, Philip
Garden City Crime Club, Inc. 1930 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page. Black cloth boards with red lettering and small decoration on cover, red lettering on spine. Very slight fading to spine, small spot to rear cover. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers (small previous owner name neatly stamped at lower edge of front fixed endpaper). 307 pages. Only Colonel Anthony Gethryn is strong enough to smash the link that binds the innocent to the strange murder of Lord Grenville. 021580

Price: 40.00 USD
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The Blue Rajah Murder, MacGrath, Harold
46 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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Death of a Portrait, Mack, Evalina
47 Death of a Portrait
Mack, Evalina
Arcadia House 1952 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean green cloth boards with small black decoration on cover, black lettering on spine. No fraying. Hint of light surface wear only to corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Small previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper. No other marks. 221 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has small surface abrasion to front panel, tiny chip at top of rear panel, a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Mystery. 011759

Price: 50.00 USD
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Murder in Miniatures, Merwin, Sam Jr.
48 Murder in Miniatures
Merwin, Sam Jr.
New York The Crime Club, Inc./Doubleday Doran 1940 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean blue-green cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Tasteful previous owner bookplate on front free endpaper. 265 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has slight edge wear, no chips, a few very short closed edge tears, small piece of clear tape reinforcement placed at corner of front panel fold (top and bottom) by previous owner. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 012440

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The Sturgis Wager, Morette, Edgar
49 The Sturgis Wager
Morette, Edgar
New York Frederick A Stokes Company 1899 First Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket 
Beige decorated boards with red lettering and red and black daggers on cover and spine. Boards are clean (some age-toning), very slight wear to front spine edge at lower 1" base, light surface wear to upper spine corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean; no names, writing or marks. 1899 on copyright page, no additional printings listed. 260 pgs. 010862

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Complete Murder Sampler, Nelson, James (editor)
50 The Complete Murder Sampler
Nelson, James (editor)
Garden City Crime Club/Doubleday 1946 First Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Beige cloth boards with blue lettering and decoration on spine. Very light soiling. Small nick to cloth above title on spine (1/4" closed tear). Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 368 pgs. Murder mysteries by authors such as Raymond Chandler, H. P. Lovecraft, Edgar Wallace, John Buchan and more. 6" x 8-1/2". Mystery. 017016

Price: 12.00 USD
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Murder Before Marriage, Neville, Margot
51 Murder Before Marriage
Neville, Margot
Garden City Crime Club/Doubleday 1951 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean unfaded red cloth boards with white lettering on spine. Very light surface wear at base of spine, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 218 pgs. Clean unfaded dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, no tears, with hint of light edgewear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Mystery. 016131

Price: 40.00 USD
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And Here is the Noose!, O'Hara, Kevin
52 And Here is the Noose!
O'Hara, Kevin
London John Long 1959 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition, with "First Published 1959" on copyright page. Unfaded black cloth boards with small green illustration on cover, yellow and green lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 192 pgs. Color illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped, has small shallow chip at top of rear panel edge, vertical crease to front panel, slight edge wear, short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A Chico Brett murder mystery. 016661

Price: 25.00 USD
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Harvey Garrard's Crime, Oppenheim, E. Phillips
53 Harvey Garrard's Crime
Oppenheim, E. Phillips
New York A. L. Burt 1926 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean red cloth boards with gold title box on cover, gold lettering on spine. Very little wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright; no names, writing or bookplates. 329 pgs. Clean DUSTJACKET (scarce) has tiny bit of wear at top and bottom of spine, several very short closed edge tears (1/4"). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Mystery. 007384

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Great Impersonation, Oppenheim, E. Phillips
54 The Great Impersonation
Oppenheim, E. Phillips
New York Triangle 1939 Reprint Hardcover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket 
Triangle Books Edition (1939) in clean illustrated dust jacket. Clean orange cloth boards with black title box on cover, black lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, but tanned. Clean blue endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. 322 pages. Dust jacket has wear and small tears at top spine edge, a few additional very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Considered by some to be Oppenheim's greatest spy story. Leaving England under suspicion as a murderer, Sir Everard Dominey turns up in German East Africa after ten years of wandering and is rescued from death in the jungle by the German Commandant, Baron von Ragastein, a former fellow-student at Oxford. What follows is a story of impersonation, romance, and a revelation of the German espionage system that is filled with suspense - and a mystery that the reader won't solve until the end of the story. 023804

Price: 20.00 USD
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Not To Be Opened (The Grierson Mystery), Osbourne, Lloyd
55 Not To Be Opened (The Grierson Mystery)
Osbourne, Lloyd
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1928 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap edition in scarce original jacket. U.S. Title of "The Grierson Mystery" first published in the U.K. by Heinemann (1928). Very clean green cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name and date (1931) neatly penned on front free endpaper; no other marks. 340 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, has one short closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A beautiful girl is followed wherever she goes for reasons she does not understand; enter a young Englishman with a score of war medals, no job, a sense of humor and a clue to Roberta's pursuers. Then - a suicide, which proves to be something else. The story moves from a ranch in the Canadian Northwest to a a great scheme afoot in Africa, with scenes in the heart of London, where the puzzle is solved. 021966

Price: 195.00 USD
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A Kind of Misfortune, Parker, Richard
56 A Kind of Misfortune
Parker, Richard
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1955 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Clean pale aqua cloth boards with black title box on cover and spine. No fraying, light bump to one corner tip. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. 254 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has small chip at base of rear panel (slightly smaller than a pea), slight edge wear, two small closed edge tears. Photo of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Mystery. 012038

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Black and the Red, Paul, Elliot
57 The Black and the Red
Paul, Elliot
New York Random House 1956 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Printing (stated), in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Very clean unfaded gray cloth boards with black title box, gold lettering and decoration on spine. No bumping, no wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with black top-stained upper page edges. Clean endpapers; very small corner clip to upper corner of front free endpaper; no names, writing or marks. 277 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unclipped (2.75 on front inside flap), unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A Homer Evans murder mystery set in Las Vegas, Nevada. 024145

Price: 50.00 USD
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The Nose on My Face, Payne, Laurence
58 The Nose on My Face
Payne, Laurence
New York MacMillan 1962 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean unfaded black cloth boards with orange lettering on cover and spine. Slightest hint of surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (slight tanning), with clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 287 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, no tears, slight edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A detective novel introducing Inspector Sam Birkett who records the case with verve and feeling, and Sergeant Saunders who was at his side through all its intricate excitement. The scene is set in London and London's river. The first body is on page one. 8vo. Mystery. 015695

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Scarred Chin, Payne, Will
59 The Scarred Chin
Payne, Will
New York Dodd Mead 1920 Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
Black cloth boards with blind-stamped decoration, red stamped lettering on cover and spine. Light soiling. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean blank endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 310 pages. 024337

Price: 10.00 USD
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Mind Wreckers Limited, and Other Adventures of Barrow - Ace Insurance Detective, Price, Frank J., Jr.
60 Mind Wreckers Limited, and Other Adventures of Barrow - Ace Insurance Detective
Price, Frank J., Jr.
Philadelphia Spectator Co. 1933 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in original dust jacket. Clean unfaded black cloth boards with clean unchipped bright orange paper title label on cover, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean orange top stained upper page edges. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 314 pages. Dustjacket has a few very shallow edge chips, slight fading. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A collection of mystery and adventure stories by a well traveled author who was a newspaperman, in the war service with the U.S. Marines, publicity expert with the Republican National Committee in several presidential campaigns, public relations and advertising man, and author of more than 100 published short stories. 022100

Price: 75.00 USD
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