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Dealing Out Death

by Ballard, W.T.

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1948
Condition
Fair
Edition
Presumed First
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$15.00

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Philadelphia: David McKay Company, 1948 Original grey cloth over boards with black logo on front cover and black and brown on spine. Front free endpaper missing. Library stamps, and dustjacket synopsis pasted inside front cover. Edges of text block spotted. A movie studio's Vice-President, Bill Lennox, gets embroiled in trouble when a starlet's husband ends up… Read more
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The Kennel Murder Case

by Van Dine, S.S. (Willard Huntington Wright)

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1933
Condition
Very Good Minus
Edition
First Canadian Edition
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$30.00

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Toronto: Copp Clark Co. Limited, 1933 Black cloth over boards with orange lettering. Tiny tear in paper at top of gutter inside front cover. Cocked. No writing or other damage. This is the sixth book in the Philo Vance detective series which was undertaken by an art critic convalescing from an illness. The murder victim in this case… Read more
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$30.00
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A Chip on My Shoulder

by North, Eric (Bernard Cronin)

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1955
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First American
Item Price
$50.00

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New York: Roy Publishers, 1955 Red cloth over boards with gilt lettering on spine. Pictorial dustjacket by Edward Pagram features two men in conflict while a woman looks on in fear. Dustjacket is worn at edges and corners and has several short tears at top and bottom, as well as a crease at the top of front cover.… Read more
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Murder With Pictures

by Coxe, George Harmon

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1935
Condition
Good
Edition
Stated First Edition
Item Price
$75.00

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New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1935 Grey cloth on boards with dark blue lettering and design. Top edges dark blue. Previous owner's name. Waterstaining to a few pages (not affecting text). Date due stamps on rear free endpaper. Spine is hand-soiled and has a slight crease down the middle. This was the author's first book, and… Read more
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$75.00
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The End of Andrew Harrison

by Crofts, Freeman Wills

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1938
Condition
Good Plus
Edition
First Printing Stated
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$500.00

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London: Hodder and Stoughton Limited, 1938 Original blue grey cloth over boards with black lettering. Front cover has a few small white spots. Original dustjacket features painting of the a houseboat on the Thames. Wear and tear to jacket at top and bottom of spine, including a 1 1/4" tear at top of front spine and a… Read more
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$500.00
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The Steward

by Wallace, Edgar

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1932
Condition
Very Good Minus
Edition
First ( No Additional printings)
Item Price
$35.00

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London: W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., 1932 Original black cloth on boards. Previous owner's name. Some foxing to first few pages. Spots on top and bottom of text block. More strange happenings on a Transatlantic liner, Wallace's favourite setting, apparently. According to his internet biography, Wallace is remembered for his Colonial snobbishness, his prodigious… Read more
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$35.00
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The Strange Death of Martin Green

by Frome, David (Leslie Ford)

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1931
Condition
Very Good Plus
Edition
Stated First Edition
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$50.00

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Garden City, N. Y.: The Crime Club, Inc., 1931 Original black cloth with red lettering and the Crime Club logo on the front. Previous owner's name. Martin Green goes out for a round of golf and doesn't make it back to the country club. Racial stereotypes. 309 pp.. Stated First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/No… Read more
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$50.00
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They're Going to Kill Me

by Knight, Kathleen Moore

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1955
Condition
Good Plus
Edition
First Edition Stated
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$15.00

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Garden City, N. Y.: Doubleday & Co, Inc., 1955 Grey cloth on boards. First edition stated. DJ flap taped inside. First free endpaper removed. No wonder Lance Hardy disappeared, for his Korean War buddies vowed revenge and the police suspected him of murder. His fiancee just wanted to find him. 186 pp. Back cover grubby.. First Edition Stated. Hard Cover.… Read more
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Crime at Cape Folly

by Browning, Sterry

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1951
Condition
Good Plus
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$20.00

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London: Clerke and Cockeran, 1951 Green cloth on boards. First free endpaper removed. No other damage and no writing. Sterry Browning is one of several aliases of Leonard Gribble. No review found. 223 pp.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good Plus/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
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The Gun in Daniel Webster's Bust

by Scherf, Margaret

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1949
Condition
Good Plus
Edition
First Edition Stated
Item Price
$15.00

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Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday & Co, Inc., 1949 Crime Club Selection. Black cloth on boards. First free endpaper missing. No writing or other damage. Appears to be the first of a comic mystery series set in the Lentement Decorating Shop. The owner is Emily, a painter. Henry, her assistant, has sworn off women. Cornelia, "a picturesque failure," and her husband,… Read more
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$15.00
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The Moot Point

by De Polnay, Peter

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1949
Condition
Good Plus
Item Price
$15.00

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London: Hutchinson & Co., Ltd., 1949 Green cloth on boards. The only fault is missing first free endpaper. Clean and sound. No reviews found. The Red House is a seaside hotel with four permanent residents. Mr. Haxton seems to be curiously inquisitive about Eileen, the deaf daughter of the owner, Mrs. Hughes. It's no great surprise when Mrs. Hughes turns… Read more
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Death in the Loch

by Muir, Thomas

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Condition
Good
Item Price
$75.00

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London: Hutchinson & Co., Ltd. First free endpaper removed, which marks it as having come from a reader/collector of 50's mysteries. Clean and sound. No date. The protagonist, a marine biologist, gets a call from an old Navy buddy to come for a fortnight; "There is something of a mystery up here at the moment which I'd like to talk… Read more
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$75.00
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The Top Boot

by Kennedy, Milward

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1950
Condition
Good Plus
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$75.00

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London: Robert Hale, Limited, 1950 Black cloth on boards. First free endpaper removed. Protagonist is a Canadian Mountie sent to England to identify a body. The showdown takes place at the"Top Boot," a London nightclub. This book came to us minus the first free endpaper, as did several others recently listed. 256 pp.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good Plus/No Jacket.… Read more
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$75.00
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Trouble on Tuesday

by Carver, Stewart

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1952
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$15.00

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London: Andrew Melrose Ltd., 1952 Red cloth on boards. International forgery and smuggling are the special attractions of this fast-moving novel. DJ flaps taped inside. 208 pp.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
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The Man Who Had Too Much to Lose

by Stone, Hampton

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1955
Condition
Good Plus
Edition
First Printing Stated.
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$15.00

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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1955 Red cloth backed in green cloth on boards. Another mystery from the 50's with DJ flaps taped inside and first free endpaper clipped by one of our suppliers. An Inner Sanctum Mystery. Protagonist is an Assistant District Attorney, who is soon to introduce the reader to a nasty, far overweight man who claims he… Read more
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Do Not Disturb

by Thayer, Lee

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1951
Condition
Good Plus
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$30.00

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New York: Dodd, Mead, and Company, 1951 Maroon cloth on boards. A Red Badge Detective story. Book shop and date stamps. Very clean. 276 pp. No reviews found.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good Plus/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
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Exit in Green

by Brett, Martin

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1953
Condition
Good
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$25.00

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New York: Dodd, Mead, and Co., 1953 First free endpaper removed. DJ flap taped inside. One rumpled edge, not affecting readability. Red Badge Detective. 256 pp.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
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Innocent Bystander

by Frost, Barbara

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1955
Condition
Good Plus
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$25.00

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New York: Coward-McCann, Inc., 1955 Another hardcover mystery from the 50's, with DJ flap taped inside and first free endpaper missing. Very clean, with no previous owner's name. Three previous novels listed. I found this one distracting due to the detailed descriptions of all the characters. However, it got better as I went along. 184 pp.. First Edition. Hard Cover.… Read more
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Out, Damned Tot

by Spain, Nancy

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1952
Condition
Good
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$20.00

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London: Hutchinson, 1952 Black cloth on boards. Second free endpaper excised. Book shop stamp. Set in the island of Manya, a colony of Schizo-Phrenia, this novel at least gives fair warning of what might transpire. A children's author is murdered, but nobody cares. So ends the reading. 224 pp.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" -… Read more
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Death By Design

by Derleth, August

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1953
Condition
Good Plus
Edition
First
Item Price
$40.00

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Halifax: Arcadia House, 1953 Another of those mysteries from the 50's in current demand. DJ flap taped inside tells the unbelievable story of Dave Barden, who tried to hang himself. Shortly after, he was found dead. Moira Bishop did not jump to conclusions, but sought help from August Sperleth, who turned up the guilty party. First free endpaper excised. 220… Read more
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$40.00