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The Patient in Room 18
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The Patient in Room 18

By Eberhart, Mignon G

Doubleday, Doran & Co / Crime Club, 1929. 1st. Hardcover. VG-/None. Previous owners name and date (1933) to ffep, no other marks found. Clean hardcover in black cloth with red lettering and logo to spine and front panel. Square but loose binding, nudged corners, top half of front endpaper gutter slightly pulled from the binding. No dustjacket. Garden City: Published for the Crime Club by Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1929. Stated First Edition. 302 pages. - The authors debut novel, and a Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone title. Mignon G Eberhart, born in 1899, received the Grand Masters Edgar award from Mystery Writers of America in 1970. - - Carefully packed and promptly shipped with tracking provided.

$48.76

The Silk Stocking Murders
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The Silk Stocking Murders

By Berkeley, Anthony

Doubleday Crime Club, 1928-01-01. 1st. Hardcover. VG/None. Name and date penciled to front endpaper, no other marks. Clean hardcover in black cloth with red lettering to spine and front, blindstamp Crime Club logo also to front; binding with a slight lean, corners nudged. No dustjacket. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Co for The Crime Club, 1928. Stated First Edition. 253 pages. - A title from the first year of The Crime Club features the first US appearance of Roger Sheringham, a young and unorthodox sleuth who (along with the author) was already popular in the England. - - Carefully packed and promptly shipped with tracking provided.

$47.70

Cue for Murder (Dr. Basil Willing #5)
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Cue for Murder (Dr. Basil Willing #5)

By McCloy, Helen

William Morrow, 1942. 1st. Hardcover. Good/None. Library discard, rebound in blue cloth; a few typical markings and cardpocket, clean text. Binding with a slight lean, soft corners. No dustjacket. NY: William Morrow, 1942. First Edition with no printings indicated, 1st printing. 275 pages. - A scarce title, the fifth Dr. Basil Willing psychologist-sleuth mystery, set in the Manhattan theater district. - - Carefully packed and promptly shipped with tracking provided.

$49.82

Angels of Doom: The Saint Meets His Match
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Angels of Doom: The Saint Meets His Match

By Charteris, Leslie

The Sun Dial Press, 1941-01-01. Hardcover. Good/Fair. Two names to the front endpaper, one stamped and the other in pencil script. No other marks. Hardcover in gray cloth with red spine print and red topstain, square binding, soft corners, a tan stain to both spine ends. Price-clipped dustjacket with significant wear, spine sunned, chips to the spine ends an a 4 inch tear down the back hinge, now in a mylar cover to keep it all together. Garden City: The Sun Dial Press, 1941. Reprint (of the 1932 Crime Club 1st) 310 pages. -- A full length Simon Templar mystery. Simon teams up with a woman gang leader and plays a dangerous game. - - Carefully packed and promptly shipped with tracking provided.

$12.19

Thieves Like Us: A Novel
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Thieves Like Us: A Novel

By Anderson, Edward

Frederick A. Stokes, 1937-01-01. 1st. Hardcover. VG/Fine (Facsimile). No markings. Clean hardcover in brown cloth with black lettering to front and spine, rough-cut fore and bottom edges. Square binding with a 1/2 inch tear to the inside back hinge, bottom front corner bumped, and mild age-toning to the top edge. The central portion of the original dustjacket front panel is taped (with old, yellowed scotch tape) to the front free endpaper, faint offset to the facing pastedown. Fitted with a new facsimile dustjacket in archival mylar. Facsimile jackets are disrespected by some; I figure if the book is worth covering it might as well be covered in this in order to see the original back panel and flap text. NY: Frederick A. Stokes, 1937. First Edition with no printings indicated and matching dates, 1st printing. - An early noir classic made into two films: Nicholas Ray directed the 1948 "They Live by Night" starring Cathy O'Donnell, Farley Granger, and Howard Da Silva; and Robert Altman the 1974 "Thieves Like Us" starring Keith Carradine and Shelley Duvall. - - Wrapped, boxed and promptly shipped with tracking provided.

$155.82

The Youth Hostel Murders
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The Youth Hostel Murders

By Carr, Glyn; Styles, Showell

E. P. Dutton And Company, New York, 1953-01-01. 1st. Hardcover. VG/VG. Clean unmarked hardcover with square binding and corners, light tanning and foxing to page edges and endpapers. Unclipped ($2.50) dustjacket with light wear to corners and edges, a couple of 1/4 inch closed tears, no chips or material loss, in fresh mylar. NY: E.P Dutton & Co., 1953. A Dutton Guilt Edged Mystery. Stated First Edition with no printings indicated, 1st printing. 224 pages. (Preceded by UK edition published by Bles (1952), per Hubin 1994.) - The second novel by Glyn Carr, again featuring Abercrombie "Filthy" Lewker, actor-manager, wartime agent, and mountaineer. Glyn Carr is a pseudonym for (Frank) Showell Styles, himself a mountaineer. Under his own name, Showell Styles published historic naval adventure fiction including the Midshipman Quinn and Lieutenant Michael Fitton series set during the Napoleonic Wars. - - Carefully packed and promptly shipped with tracking provided.

$101.76

Verdict of Twelve
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Verdict of Twelve

By Raymond Postgate

Doubleday, Doran & Co. for The Crime Club, 1940. 1st. Hardcover. VG+/VG. No markings inside or out. Clean hardcover in orange cloth with black title to spine and Crime Club logo to front, deckled fore edge. Square binding and corners, light tanning to endpapers only. Unclipped ($2.00) dustjacket with light wear, minor chips and tiny closed tears. NY: Published for the Crime Club by Doubleday, Doran, 1940. Stated First Edition. 273 pages. - A Haycraft Queen cornerstone title, scarce in the first edition with unclipped complete dustjacket. - - Carefully packed and promptly shipped with tracking provided.

$76.32

Suddenly a Corpse: A Scott Jordan Story (An Inner Sanctum Mystery)
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Suddenly a Corpse: A Scott Jordan Story (An Inner Sanctum Mystery)

By Harold Q. Masur

Simon and Schuster, 1949. Hardcover. VG/None. No marks. Clean hardcover in orange cloth with black print and charcoal topstain, no dustjacket. Pages bright. Binding and corners square, light rub to the corners. NY: Simon and Schuster, (1949). No edition or printings stated. 181 pages. An Inner Sanctum Mystery. - The authors second novel, Harold Q. Masur (1909-2005) started writing Pulp Fiction in the late 1930's. In 1973 he was President of the Mystery Writers of America. - - Carefully packed and promptly shipped with tracking provided.

$5.28

Cottage Sinister
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Cottage Sinister

By Q. Patrick

Roland Swain Company, 1931. 1st. Hardcover. VG+/None. No marks. Clean hardcover in red cloth with black lettering to spine and front. Binding and corners square, lacking the scarce dustjacket. A hint of tan to the page edges. Philadelphia: Roland Swain Company, 1931. First Edition with no printings indicated, dates match, 1st printing. 279 pages. - The first novel published as Q. Patrick by Richard Wilson Webb and Martha Mott Kelley. Webb also wrote with other authors as Patrick Quentin and Jonathan Stagge. - - Wrapped, boxed and promptly shipped with tracking provided.

$208.82