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ABRA-CADAVER

ABRA-CADAVER

by Kendell Foster Crossen (Christopher Monig) Creator of the GREEN LAMA

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[KENDELL FOSTER CROSSEN]. ( CHRISTOPHER MONIG PSEUDONYM). ABRA-CADAVER. Dutton, New York, 1958. First Edition, First printing. Book Condition: Near Fine. Appears unread, in publisher's original blue cloth, mild age toning to endpapers otherwise boards near pristine, some very mild foxing only to outer top edge of text block pages, interior pages are clean, bright, without foxing and binding tight. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. Unclipped with the original price of $2.95 on the lower first inner flap, micro-chips, closed micro-tears, creases to extremities typical of dust jackets of this age, jacket in professional collector Brodart protector sleeve. Overall a about fine copy. Scarce signature and inscription on the first endpaper by pulp fiction author and comic book creator Kendell Foster Crossen. This is the second book of the 4 novel pulp fiction detective series featuring one of his most famous protagonists, Brian Brett, written by Crossen writing under the pseudonym Christopher Monig. The… Read More
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ACE DOUBLE: THE HOT CHARIOT / KISS THE BABE GOODBYE
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ACE DOUBLE: THE HOT CHARIOT / KISS THE BABE GOODBYE

by Bob McKnight / J.M. Flynn

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[J.M. FLYNN, BOB MCKNIGHT]. ACE DOUBLE: THE HOT CHARIOT / KISS THE BABE GOODBYE. Ace Double, New York, 1960. First Edition, First printing. True first edition Ace Double D-447 with the original 35 cent price on the cover. Condition: Near Fine. Appears unread, a few micro chips to edges, typical of vintage pulp fiction paperback books of this age, else, pages are clean, bright, unmarked and binding tight. Ace Double series of two novels, The Hot Chariot by J.M. Flynn bound with Kiss The Babe Goodbye by Bob McKnight. Not a ex-library and not a reprint. Cover art by Bob Maguire. Classic pulp fiction collectible. 112 + 144 pgs. 16mo.
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ACE DOUBLE: THE THIN EDGE OF MANIA / A RUN FOR THE MONEY
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ACE DOUBLE: THE THIN EDGE OF MANIA / A RUN FOR THE MONEY

by Dale Clark

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[MARK MACKLIN, DALE CLARK]. ACE DOUBLE: THE THIN EDGE OF MANIA / A RUN FOR THE MONEY. Ace Double, New York, 1956. First Edition, First printing. True first edition Ace Double D-149 with the original 35 cent price on the cover. Condition: VG+. Appears unread, a few micro chips to edges, creases to spine typical of vintage pulp fiction paperback books of this age else pages are clean, unmarked and binding tight. Ace Double series of two novels, The Thin Edge of Mania by Mark Macklin bound with A Run For The Money by Dale Clark, the pseudonym of author Ronal Kayser who was published in the pulp magazine Weird Tales. Not a ex-library and not a reprint. Classic pulp fiction collectible. 165 + 155 pgs. 16mo.
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ACE DOUBLE: BLOODLINE TO MURDER / IN AT THE KILL
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ACE DOUBLE: BLOODLINE TO MURDER / IN AT THE KILL

by Emmett McDowell

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[EMMETT MCDOWELL]. ACE DOUBLE: BLOODLINE TO MURDER / IN AT THE KILL. Ace Double, New York, 1960. First Edition, First printing. True first edition Ace Double D-445 with the original 35 cent price on the cover. Condition: G-. Appears read, reinforced tape to spine, scuffs, staining to upper/lower right of cover(s) / outer page edges though out not effecting type, creases to spine typical of vintage pulp fiction paperback books of this age else pages are unmarked and binding good. Ace Double series of two novels, Bloodline To Murder bound with In At The Kill by Emmett McDowell a pulp fiction / SF writer who was also published in the science fiction pulp magazine Planet Stories. Not a ex-library and not a reprint. Classic pulp fiction, readers copy, uncommon. 147 + 108 pgs. 16mo.
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ACE DOUBLE: THE QUAKING WIDOW / THE DEEP END

ACE DOUBLE: THE QUAKING WIDOW / THE DEEP END

by Robert Colby, Owen Dudley

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[ROBERT COLBY, DUDLEY DEAN MCGAUGHEY]. ACE DOUBLE: THE QUAKING WIDOW / THE DEEP END. Ace Books, New York, 1956. First Edition. True First Edition Ace # D-195 with the original 35 cents price on the cover. Condition: Near Fine. Appears unread, with micro-chips , creases to extremities typical of pulp fiction paperbacks of this age, pages are clean, bright and binding tight. Overall a about fine copy. Scarce signature on the copyright page of The Quaking Widow by author Robert Colby. This is the first novel by author Robert Colby and considered one of his best. Colby wrote at least 17 novels and numerous short stories including Ace Doubles; In a Vanishing Room, Kill Me a Fortune, Murder Mistress, Gold Medal books; The Captain Must Die, The Deadly Desire, Secret of the Second Door, The Star Trap. Colby was a regular contributor to Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine from the 1960s-1980s. Bound with the novel The Deep End by Owen Dudley who also went by the names Dudley Dean and Dean Owen, he was a… Read More
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ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S ONCE UPON A DREADFUL TIME

ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S ONCE UPON A DREADFUL TIME

by Alfred Hitchcock (Editor), Lawrence Block, Hal Ellson, Donald E. Westlake

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[ALFRED HITCHCOCK]. ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S ONCE UPON A DREADFUL TIME. Dell, New York, 1964. First Edition, First printing. Dell # 6622 with the original 50 cents price on the front cover. Condition: Near Fine / Very Good. Appears unread, micro-chips, micro-creases to extremities typical of vintage of paperbacks of this age, pages are clean and binding tight. Features stories from Lawrence Block, Hal Ellson, Donald E. Westlake and many more authors of the day. Classic Hitchcock vintage paperback collectible. 192 pgs. 16mo.
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ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S COFFIN CORNER

ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S COFFIN CORNER

by Alfred Hitchcock (Editor), August Derleth, Hal Ellson, Talmage Powell, Donald Honig

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[ALFRED HITCHCOCK]. ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S COFFIN CORNER. Dell, New York, 1969 (1970). First Edition, Third printing. Dell # 1323 with 75 cent price on the front cover. Condition: Very Good +. Appears unread, micro-chips to extremities, light scuffs, creases to covers, pages are clean, bright, unmarked and binding tight. Features stories by August Derleth, Hal Ellson, Talmage Powell, Donald Honig and many more authors of the day. Classic Hitchcock vintage paperback collectible. 220 pgs. 16mo.
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ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS

ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS: More of My Favorites in Suspense

by Alfred Hitchcock (Editor), Jack Finney, Hilda Lawrence, Robert Arthur

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[ALFRED HITCHCOCK]. MORE OF MY FAVORITES IN SUSPENSE. Dell, New York, 1962. First Edition, Second printing. First paperback edition, Dell # 3620 with the original 50 cent price on the front cover. Condition: Good-. Appears lightly read, with scuffs, indents, numerous creases to front cover, back cover has only a few creases, tanned pages, rubbing on spine edges, a few micro dog-eared pages, water stain to to top edge near head of spine otherwise barely read, pages are clean, bright, unmarked and binding tight. Features seven stories from Jack Finney, Hilda Lawrence, Robert Arthur and many others. Jack Finney was author of the "The Body Snatchers" and Robert Arthur wrote stories published in pulp magazines Amazing Stories, Argosy All-Story, wrote screenplays for The Twilight Zone, Alfred Hitchcock Presents TV shows and was a occasional ghost writer for many of Hitchcock's printed book publications. Hilda Lawrence wrote "Composition of Four Hands" published here and the basis for the original episode… Read More
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ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S MURDERS ON THE HALF-SKULL

ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S MURDERS ON THE HALF-SKULL

by Alfred Hitchcock (Editor), Lawrence Block, Jack Webb, Jack Ritchie, Helen Nielsen, Murray Wolf, Arthur Porges, Richard Deming, C.B. Gilford, Henry Slesar

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[ALFRED HITCHCOCK]. ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S MURDERS ON THE HALF-SKULL. Dell, New York, 1970. First Edition, First printing. Dell #6093 with the original 75 cent price on the front cover. Condition: Near Fine / Very Good. Appears unread, micro-chips to extremities, light crease to back panel near spine, light soiling specks to top page edges, right edge of front cover otherwise pages are clean, bright, unmarked and binding tight. A near fine copy. Features stories from Lawrence Block, Jack Webb, Jack Ritchie, Helen Nielsen, Murray Wolf, Arthur Porges, Richard Deming, C.B. Gilford, Henry Slesar and many more authors of the day. Classic Hitchcock vintage paperback collectible. 208 pgs. 16mo.
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ANATOMY OF A MURDER

ANATOMY OF A MURDER

by Robert Traver

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ROBERT TRAVER. ANATOMY OF A MURDER. Dell Publishing, New York, 1959. First Edition, First Printing. Dell # F75 with the original 50 cents cover price. True First Edition in paperback. Condition: Very Good +. With a very few micro chips to edges, mild creases, light soiling on upper back cover typical of pulp fiction books of this age, otherwise unmarked, appears unread, pages are clean and binding tight. Barely noticeable clear tape left on ffep endpaper but no tears, possibly for book plate. Original gloss on black wraps is still present and strong with vibrant colors of the cover art and type. A about fine copy. Classic paperback movie tie-in of the same name starring James Stewart and directed by Otto Preminger, very collectible. Cover art by Robert McGinnis. 512 pgs
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THE ANTAGONISTS

THE ANTAGONISTS

by William Haggard

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[RICHARD HENRY MICHAEL CLAYTON]. WILLIAM HAGGARD. THE ANTAGONISTS. Signet Books, New York, 1965. First Edition. Signet #D2720 with the original 50 cents price on cover. Condition: Very Good / Good.With minor micro chips and mild creases typical of pulp fiction books of this age, otherwise barely read, pages are clean and binding tight. Haggard is considered by many to be among the great British spy fiction writers such as John Le Carre and Ian Fleming. This book features protagonist Colonel Sir Charles Russell, first appearance in "Slow Burner", the author's first novel.
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BEACON IN THE NIGHT

BEACON IN THE NIGHT

by Bill S. Ballinger

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[BILL BALLINGER]. BEACON IN THE NIGHT. Signet, New York, 1960. First Edition, First printing. True first edition paperback original Signet #S1794 with the original 35 cent price on the front cover. Condition: Fine. Appears unread, spine is uncreased, colors on covers are punchy, vibrant with much of the original gloss, a few micro-chips to extremities, faint crease on lower left of rear panel, slightly age toned pages typical of vintage paperbacks of this age else pages are clean, unmarked and binding tight. Overall about fine to near fine, a superb copy. Cover art by Robert E. Schulz. Map illustration. Vintage paperback original first edition, collectible. 160 pgs. 16mo.
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BIER FOR A CHASER

BIER FOR A CHASER

by Richard Foster

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[KENDELL FOSTER CROSSEN]. BIER FOR A CHASER. Fawcett / Gold Medal, Greenwich, Conn.,1959. True first edition Fawcett #899 with the original 25 cent price on the front cover. Condition VG. Appears unread, minor soiling to cover, spine slant, rubbing to spine corners typical of vintage paperbacks of this age, pages are clean, unmarked and binding good. Features protagonist PI detective Peter Draco. Crossen wrote over 45 pulp fiction novels, 300 short stories, numerous screenplays and hundreds of radio scripts under many pseudonyms including; Christopher Monig, M.E. Chaber, Richard Foster, Bennett Barlay, Clay Richards and more. Crossen was one of the founders of the Mystery Writers of America. Crossen was editor of the pulp fiction magazine Detective Fiction Weekly, wrote featured stories in numerous pulp magazines such as Amazing Stories, Thrilling Wonder Stories, Startling Stories, Planet Stories and is the creator of the 1940's Golden Age comic books the Green Lama and Atoman. Cover art by Barye… Read More
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BLOOD AND HONEY

BLOOD AND HONEY

by G.G. Fickling

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[FORREST E. FICKLING, GLORIA GAUTRAUD FICKLING]. PSEUDONYM (G.G. FICKLING). HONEY WEST IN THE CRAZIEST CAPER OF HER LIFE. BLOOD AND HONEY. Pyramid, New York, 1961. First Edition, First printing. True first edition Pyramid G623 with the original 35 cents cover. Condition: VG-. Appears unread, spine is uncreased, slight spine slant, micro-chips to extremities, minor rubbing to spine edges, pages are clean, bright and unmarked. Binding is frail and brittle due to the age of the binding glue typical of paperbacks from this publisher during this time period but good. Overall a very good to good plus copy, scarce in any condition. The earliest female pulp private detective series character Honey West was created by the husband and wife team duo authors, under the pseudonym G.G. Fickling, this is the eighth book in the series. Cover art by Robert Maguire.Scarce pulp fiction first edition vintage paperback collectible. 159 pgs. 16mo.
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BLOOD ON BISCAYNE BAY
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BLOOD ON BISCAYNE BAY: Michael Shayne Mystery (Dell Mapback)

by Brett Halliday

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[DAVIS DRESSER]. BLOOD ON BISCAYNE BAY: MICHAEL SHAYNE MYSTERY. Dell Publishing, New York, (1946) 1950. First Edition, Second printing. Dell Mapback #459. Condition: Very Good. Appears unread, classic iconic "Dell Keyhole" logo endpapers, mild rubbing to spine edges, creases to covers, microchips to extremities else pages are clean, bright, and binding tight. Overall a very good excellent copy. Brett Halliday is the pseudonym of author Davis Dresser. Cover art by Gerald Gregg and map back by Ruth Belew. Uncommon vintage paperback original Dell Mapback, collectible. 16mo.
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THE BRASS VERDICT

THE BRASS VERDICT

by Michael Connelly

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[MICHAEL CONNELLY]. SIGNED & INSCRIBED. THE BRASS VERDICT. Little Brown & Company, New York, 2008. First Edition. True First Edition with full number line. Condition: Fine. Appears unread, pages are clean, bright and binding tight. A about fine copy, scarce in any condition. Rare autograph, long inscription and dated by author Michael Connelly; " To Chris, All the best. Hope you enjoy reading another of the Lincoln Lawyer again! Michael Connelly. October 17, 2008. " This is the second novel from Michael Connelly in the Mickey Haller series featuring both characters Mickey Haller (a lawyer who operates out of his Lincoln Town Car) and his half-brother LAPD detective Harry Bosch. This novel was preceded by the first novel in the series, Lincoln Lawyer, the movie based on the novel with the same name was released in 2011 starring actor Michael McConaughey.Modern first crime fiction, rare inscription and signed collectible. 422 pgs. 8vo.
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BRETT HALLIDAY BEST DETECTIVE STORIES 17TH ANNUAL COLLECTION

BRETT HALLIDAY BEST DETECTIVE STORIES 17TH ANNUAL COLLECTION

by Brett Halliday (Editor), Robert Bloch, Ross Macdonald, Theodore Sturgeon

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[DAVID DRESSER]. BRETT HALLIDAY BEST DETECTIVE STORIES 17TH ANNUAL COLLECTION. Dell Publishing, New York, 1965. First Edition, First Printing. With original 50 cents cover price. Condition: Very Good. With very minor micro chips to edges , light creases, typical of pulp fiction books of this age, otherwise barely read, pages are clean and binding tight. Rear cover loose but neatly taped. Includes short stories by Robert Bloch, Ross Macdonald [ Kenneth Millar] , Theodore Sturgeon and many other pulp writers. Cover art by Robert McGinnis.
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THE BURNED MAN

THE BURNED MAN

by Kendell Foster Crossen (Christopher Monig)

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[KENDELL FOSTER CROSSEN]. (CHRISTOPHER MONIG) PSEUDONYM. THE BURNED MAN. E.P. Dutton, New York, 1956. First Edition, First printing. Book Condition: Fine. Appears unread, in publisher's original brown cloth boards, minor foxing to top edge of text block, light offset from pastedown on first endpaper page typical of books of this age, pages are clean, bright and binding tight. Dust Jacket Condition: VG+. Unclipped with the original price of $2.75 on the lower first inner flap, scattered foxing to flaps, micro-chips and creases to extremities typical of dust jackets of this age, jacket in professional collector mylar protector sleeve. Overall a about fine copy. Scarce signature and inscription on the first endpaper by pulp fiction author and comic book creator Kendell Foster Crossen. This is the first book of the 4 novel pulp fiction detective series featuring one of his most famous protagonists, Brian Brett, written by Crossen writing under the pseudonym Christopher Monig. The 1958 movie The Man Inside… Read More
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CASE FILE: FBI (CRIME CLUB)
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CASE FILE: FBI (CRIME CLUB)

by Gordon Gordon, Mildred Nixon Gordon

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[GORDON GORDON, MILDRED NIXON GORDON]. CASE FILE: FBI. Doubleday & Co. Inc. /Crime Club, New York, 1953. First Edition, First printing. True First Edition stated. Book Condition: Near Fine / Very Good. In original publisher's dark grey cloth with titles stamped in black on spine. Appears unread, previous owner inscription on card pasted on ffep, pages are clean and binding tight. Dust Jacket: Very Good +. Price clipped, sunned spine with micro-chips and creases to corner edges and extremities, otherwise a smart, neat jacket, protected in a professional collector plastic DJ sleeve, a scarce jacket in any condition. Novel was the basis for the 1954 noir movie Down Three Dark Streets released by United Artists. Early drafts of the screenplay were rejected by FBI director J.Edgar Hoover. Gordon Gordon was a FBI counter-intelligence agent during WWII. Cover art by Peter Burchard. Not a BCE (book club edition) and not a reprint. Classic crime noir pulp first edition highly collectible. 189 pgs. 8vo.
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THE CASE OF THE SINGING SKIRT

THE CASE OF THE SINGING SKIRT

by Erle Stanley Gardner

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[ERLE STANLEY GARDNER]. THE CASE OF THE SINGING SKIRT. William Morrow & Co., New York, 1959. First Edition. Book Condition: Fine. Appears unread with pristine original yellow cloth boards and titles in black type, pages are clean, bright, unmarked and binding tight. Previous owner bookplate on first endpaper. Dust jacket Condition: Near Fine. Jacket is unclipped with the original price of $2.95 on the upper first inner flap with a few micro-chips and creases to extremities, protected in a professional plastic archival collector sleeve. A scarce dust jacket in this near fine condition. Not a reprint, not a facsimile dust jacket and not remainder marked. Classic Modern First Edition, Perry Mason novel, rare collectible. 250 pgs. 8vo.
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