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Gamefinger

By: Allison, Clyde

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Olympia Press: 2009

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 62452


Pictorial softcover. There is a tiny nick to one upper spine corner but otherwise nearly fine. No creases or marks. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 136 pages View more info

Death on the Nile

By: Christie, Agatha

Price: $400.00

Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Co: 1938

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 66573


Cloth. 1938 on the title. There is much browning and foxing to the endpapers and page edges. Light bumps to the lower corners. Former owner bookplate to the front pastedown along with a name and date of 1938 to the upper, front free endpaper. The dust jacket has much edge wear. Chips to the corners and spine ends. Heavier chipping along with a 3/4" tear to the upper spine. Browning to the flaps. Some rubbing to the front and rear. Original price of $2.00 to the upper... View more info

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The Tau Cross Mystery

By: Connington, J. J.

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown, and Company: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 56835


Violet cloth. Lettering in black. Very short inscription to the front free endpaper. Small store sticker to the rear pastedown. The spine is faded, light wear at the corners and spine ends. A very good, tight copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 294 pages View more info

Dracula Murders

By: Daniels, Philip

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd: 1983

Seller ID: 66697


Mylar wrapped dust jacket in very good condition. The white back panel is rubbed leaving black marks. Front cover and spine are also rubbed. The spine head and tail are lightly bumped and there are very small chips along the edges of the jacket. The European price is on the front flap of the dust jacket. The book has black coth covered boards. There is a cracked hinge on the half title page where the author has inscribed and signed. Slightly sun faded text block. Text is... View more info

"IN RE: SHERLOCK HOLMES" The Adventures of Solar Pons

By: Derleth, August (introduction by Vincent Starrett)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Sauk City, WI, Mycroft and Moran: 1945

Edition: First Edition Thus

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 55640


INSCRIBED by author on front free endpaper: "For Frank Graham -- Greetings from a latter day Baker Street. Canonically, August Derleth." 3000 copies printed. Black cloth, red title on spine. Overall rubbing and soiling to covers, light soiling and few spots of foxing to page edges, light wear to spine ends and corners, pages a bit yellowed with age, and some have small light stains or spots of foxing, mostly in the margins; pages 214 and 215 have more pronounced ... View more info

MYSTERY STORIES

By: Ellin, Stanley (foreword by Ellery Queen)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1956

Edition: First Edition; Stated First Printing

Seller ID: 56756


Black paper-covered boards; dust jacket protected in removable, clear, archival sleeve. Light scuffing to spine ends/corners and along lower edges of boards, pages yellowed with age; jacket sunned and lightly rubbed/soiled, edges lightly worn with several very small chips/tears. ; Inner Sanctum Mystery; 12mo; 237 pages View more info

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The Gondola Scam

By: GASH, Jonathon

Price: $80.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1984

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 64604


Red boards. The paper is browning as is common with this book. The front hinge just shows the beginnings of cracking. No bumped corners. A bit of very minor staining to the fore and lower page edges. No names or bookplates. The dust jacket has some edge wear that shows most at the spine ends and one upper, front corner. Not price clipped. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 240 pages View more info

F IS FOR FUGITIVE

By: GRAFTON, Sue

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1989

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 51565


Slight darkening around edges of pages; light bumping/wear at spine ends; dust jacket shows some very light edgewear, mostly at spine ends. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 262 pages View more info

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STRANGLER'S SERENADE

By: Irish, William

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Rinehart & Company: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 56504


Black paper-covered boards; dust jacket protected in removable, clear, archival sleeve. Some scuffing to paper at edges of boards, a bit heavier wear to spine ends, with a 3/8" tear at spine head, minor bumping to corners, endpapers discolored, scattered spots of foxing to text block edges (hardly noticeable thanks to untrimmed page edges), minor binder's flaw has resulted in slight creasing to front pastedown endpaper and tiny tears to pastedown and free endpapers at lo... View more info

Solomon's Vineyard/Standard Signed Limited Edition

By: Latimer, Jonathan

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Santa Barbara, Neville: 1982

Edition: First U.S. Hardcover Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 65943


Purple cloth, gilt lettering. Limited to 300 copies, signed by Latimer. Instead of a number on the limitation page there is a note stating, "James M. Fox's copy". Fox was a fellow writer of mysteries, published in the 1940's & '50's. This was certainly a presentation copy. The spine is faded but otherwise very good or better. Very minor soiling to the upper page edges. No dust jacket. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author View more info

King Devil

By: MacLeod, Charlotte

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Atheneum: 1978

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 55279


Brown cloth in great condition. No markings, names, etc. The dust jacket has light wear to the upper spine and a 1/4" "L"-shaped tear and associated creasing to the upper, rear edge. The crease is about 2 1/4" along the edge. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 212 pages View more info

HERE I STAY

By: Michaels, Barbara

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Congdon & Weed, Inc.: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 34055


Inscribed by author on ffep. Quarterbound black cloth-covered spine and gray paper-covered boards, edges worn with several chips from insect damage, light foxing, slightly cocked, discoloration to feps (from publisher's glue), lightly rubbed. Dust jacket in mylar, light wear to edges (minor creasing at corners and spine ends), light foxing around edges (only noticeable at flaps), slight yellowing around edges, price-clipped, rubbed and slightly soiled. ; 8vo; 288 page... View more info

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Queen Cleopatra

By: Mundy, Talbot

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill Co.: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 66713


Half cloth/brown paper boards. #64/265, signed by Mundy. Printed paper label on the spine. A bit of browning to the endpapers, the paper label is also browned. Corners are not bumped, hinges are strong. All else is tight and quite clean. In remnants of the original paper slipcase. It is missing the upper panel, clear tape along the spine edges, much other wear. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author View more info

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Ceremony A Spenser Novel

By: Parker, Robert B

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Delacorte Press/S. Lawrence: 1982

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 64786


SIGNED by author on ffep. Black cloth and paper covered boards with a couple shallow dents to top edges, and slightly bumped spine ends. Dj in mylar has trace wear and a creased front flap; not price clipped. Binding tight, text clean. No stickers or stamps. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 182 pages; Signed by Author View more info

I, the Jury

By: Spillane, Mickey

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Easton Press: 2003

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 61248


Gray full leather binding with gilt accents. All page edges gilt. Silk moire eps, ribbon bookmarker. Note and COA laid in. Signed by author on presentation page. Traces of silver gilt on front cover from being shelved next to another Easton Press book in the past. There is one scuff to the gilt on the page fore edge. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 218 pages; Signed by Author View more info

THE RED PAVILION A Chinese Detective Story

By: Van Gulik, Robert

Price: $76.00

Publisher: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Art Printing Works: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 32423


Ex-library. Pictorial black and white wraps, entire spine "reinforced" with strip of sturdy black cloth-like tape with title/author hand-written on it in white, front inner hinge splitting at both ends, edgewear and rubbing and soiling to covers, pocket removal abrasions inside front cover, ink stamp to title page. ; New Judge Dee Mysteries; 12mo; 200 pages View more info

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THE BLACK PATH OF FEAR

By: Woolrich, Cornell

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Garden City, NY, The Crime Club by Doubleday, Doran and Co.: 1944

Edition: Stated First Edition

Seller ID: 56705


First printing with the copyright page statement and the same date on title and copyright pages, however this is an ex-library copy that has been rebound in plain black cloth-covered boards; this has reduced the size of the book, so that the dust jacket is now about 1/4" taller than the book. In addition to the typical library stamps and markings to first and last few pages, the first four leaves of text have long tears and smaller chips (no text loss, but several lines ... View more info