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1 A BROTHER'S BLOOD [SIGNED] A Novel White, Michael C.
harpercollins (harper collins) 1996 0060186674 / 9780060186678 First Edition; Sixth Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
0.6 x 8.4 x 5.7 Inches; 323 pages; A literary mystery. Signed and dated on title page. ; Signed by Author; 1.05 30802 
Price: 23.45 USD
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A DANGEROUS SITUATION,, Louis Tracy
2 A DANGEROUS SITUATION, Louis Tracy
London Clode [1932] First US Edition Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Louis Tracy Mysteries; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 251 pages; Author's last mystery, published posthumously. Staining/spotting to covers & text edges. Mystery in Baranpore India. Fiction. ; 0 31832 
Price: 28.15 USD
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A GIRL DIED LAUGHING, Paradise, Viola
3 A GIRL DIED LAUGHING Paradise, Viola
NY Grosset & Dunlap 1934 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 12mo; 277 pages; Blue covers cloth, spine sunned. ; 0 9668 
Price: 56.07 USD
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A MIDSUMMER MYSTERY, Gordon Hall Gerould
4 A MIDSUMMER MYSTERY Gordon Hall Gerould
Chicago The White House Publishers 1925 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo; Fading to coevers. ; 0 12572 
Price: 14.05 USD
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A TREASURY OF GREAT MYSTERIES. Complete in Two Volumes, edited by Howard Haycraft and John Beecroft..
5 A TREASURY OF GREAT MYSTERIES. Complete in Two Volumes edited by Howard Haycraft and John Beecroft..
New York, New York Simon & Schuster 1957 Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 576, 576 pages; Published 1957. An anthology of modern mysteries; 0 22510 
Price: 18.75 USD
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AFFAIR OF THE SCARLET CRAB, Knight Clifford
6 AFFAIR OF THE SCARLET CRAB Knight Clifford
NY Dodd, Mead & Co 1937 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Fair dust jacket 
198 pages; Winner of the $2000 Red Badge -Forum Detective Story Contest. Tape reair to separation and loss on back DJ fold. Creasing, wear to extremities. ; 0 36554 
Price: 197.40 USD
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AFTER THE VERDICT, Hichens, Robert
7 AFTER THE VERDICT Hichens, Robert
Grosset & Dunlap 1924 Reprint Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Mystery; 0 17871 
Price: 14.05 USD
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8 ANATOMY OF A MURDER Traver, Robert
May not be noted. Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Traver, Robert, Anatomy of a Murder, ST. Martin's NY 1958 1st Ed BCE very good condition with no dust jacket, fiction mystery; 0 6422 
Price: 14.05 USD
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BLUE MOON, Leslie, John
9 BLUE MOON Leslie, John
May not be noted. 067153514 First Edition Hardcover As New in As New dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; A Gideon Lowry Mystery; Leslie, John Blue Moon (Gideon Lowry Mystery Ser. ) New York, NY, U. S. A. : Pocket Books, 1998. Hard Cover. First Edition. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. ISBN: 0671535145. New book. ; 0 5837 
Price: 14.05 USD
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10 CALAMITY TOWN Queen, , Ellery
Little Brown with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Orange cloth boards, sound. ; 0 1330 
Price: 14.05 USD
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11 CALAMITY TOWN Queen, , Ellery
Little Brown 9997528700 Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Orange cloth boards, sound. Soiling to front board otherwise VG; 0 1331 
Price: 14.05 USD
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CAPE FEAR [1962 AUTHOR SIGNED ], John D. MacDonald
12 CAPE FEAR [1962 AUTHOR SIGNED ] John D. MacDonald
Greenwich, Connecticut Fawcett Publications, Inc. 1962 Second Printing Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
160 pages; Width: 4.5" Height: 7.25"author-signed Second Crest printing of a work originally published as "The Executioners." Inscription, addressed to "Dear Ol' Guth," is interspersed with blurb on first page, with words from text crossed out and replaced with author's. Printed text reads as follows "What do you do when an insane criminal threatens to destroy your family and the police are powerless to protect you?" "Criminal" has been replaced with "artist" and the words "police are" with "Dean is." The word "Duck!" appears under text and over signature "Ol' John." Volume is bound in wrappers. Book is in excellent condition. Text on front cover advertises the 1962 American psychological thriller film starring Robert Mitchum and Gregory Peck. This book is from a group inscribed by the author to family members who over the years accompanied him at his summer home in the Adirondacks. John D. MacDonald was an award-winning mystery writer who authored 78 books and close to 500 short stories, including the celebrated Travis McGee series. MacDonald's work has been produced in more than 75 million copies and he was given the Grandmaster Award in 1972 by the Mystery Writers of America, The American Book Award in 1980, the Ben Franklin Award in 1955 and was Guest of Honor at Bouchercon in 1983. Honorary Doctorates and a host of other awards have also been bestowed upon him. MacDonald spent summers writing at the camp he and his wife, Dorothy, built at Piseco Lake in the Adirondacks in the 1940's. Many of his most celebrated titles were authored during these summers in Upstate New York and other family members often joined the MacDonalds there over the course of each summer. The book featured in this lot came from John D. MacDonald's personal library at the Piseco Lake camp. ; Signed by Author; 0 34772 
Price: 728.50 USD
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DEAD STRAIGHT OR HARLOW JACK'S LIFE MYSTERY  (10c Mystery), Old Sleuth
13 DEAD STRAIGHT OR HARLOW JACK'S LIFE MYSTERY (10c Mystery) Old Sleuth
NY J S Ogilvie 1897 Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 12mo; 80 pages; Worn, scarce, missing 1/2 of front cover ; 0 12726 
Price: 20.55 USD
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DEATH AND CHICANERY, MacDonald, Philip
14 DEATH AND CHICANERY MacDonald, Philip
London H. Jenkins 1963 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
1st ed. Sm 8vo, orig brown cloth; very light wear, d/j (slightly dusty). Solid copy intact but with light spots to text block edge. DJ not clipped. ; 0 36556 
Price: 46.95 USD
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DEATH AT FLIGHT AN ADVENTURE THRILLER, Willock Colin
15 DEATH AT FLIGHT AN ADVENTURE THRILLER Willock Colin
London William Heinemann 1956 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 231 pages; His first book, no US edition. Black cloth. Binding very good plus, brief ink ownership inscription on ffep, light foxing to fore-edge and few pages. DJ worn along folds, moderately soiled, large chip to lower front cover panel extending to base of spine panel, and small chip lower front fold. Not price clipped. See graphic [scanned in mylar]. ; 0 29968 
Price: 375.95 USD
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Death in Advertising, Martin, Stephen Hawley
16 Death in Advertising Martin, Stephen Hawley
Oaklea Publishing 1997 0964660113 / 9780964660113 First Edition; First Printing Paperback As New with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 0.81 x 9.06 x 6.05 Inches; 256 pages; Signed and dedicated by author on title page. ; 0.86 27862 
Price: 23.45 USD
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DEATH IN SILVER - DOC SAVAGE #2, Robeson Kenneth
17 DEATH IN SILVER - DOC SAVAGE #2 Robeson Kenneth
Racine, Wisconsin Doc Savage 1975 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket Illustrated by Villani Ron 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Doc Savage; 12mo; ISBN: 0307023761 illustrated boards 10223 
Price: 12.95 USD
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18 DEVIL TO PAY, THE Queen, , Ellery
Triangle Books Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 303 pages; Blue boards with red decoration and print. Pages toned as normal. Solid and tight; 0 1524 
Price: 14.05 USD
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19 DRAGON'S TEETH Queen, , Ellery
Grosset & Dunlap Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Red cloth covered boards, unusually nice and clean red and black dust jacket. Reprint printed from the original plates, some browning to pages as always. ; 0 2236 
Price: 14.05 USD
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DRAWING OF THREE, May not be noted.
20 DRAWING OF THREE May not be noted.
New American Library Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Horror; Fantasy; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Book Club Edition; Dark Tower; Book Club Edition; 463 pages; Dark illustrated wraps. Very Clean condition. Trade paperback. ; 0 3504 
Price: 14.05 USD
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