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$106,000 Blood Money

$106,000 Blood Money

by HAMMETT, Dashiell

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New York: Lawrence E. Spivak, [1943]. First Edition. First Printing. Digest-sized octavo (19cm); original pictorial card wrappers; 126,[2]pp. Light wear to extremities, subtle tanning to text edges, with a few very faint creases to wrappers; Very Good+ or slightly better. Digest consisting of two hard-boiled stories ("The Big Knockover" and "$106,000 Blood Money") collected as a novel. LAYMAN A9.1; HUBIN, p.190.
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77 Sunset Strip

77 Sunset Strip

by HUGGINS, Roy

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New York: Dell, [1959]. First Edition. First Printing. 12mo (16.25cm.); publisher's pictorial card wrappers, all edges green; 160pp. Some light edge wear, hairline crack to hinge at pp. 4/5, else Very Good or better. "Novelization of the TV series based on Huggins' character [Stuart Bailey]" (HUBIN, p. 215).
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About 2 A.M.

About 2 A.M.

by COE, Charles Francis

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New York: Cosmopolitan Book Corporation, 1931. First Edition. Octavo (19cm.); original mustard yellow pictorial cloth embossed in blue, blue topstain; [6],306pp. Light shelf-wear, spine slightly cocked, else Very Good, albeit lacking jacket. Rather scarce murder mystery novel with only 12 listings in OCLC as of July, 2016. HUBIN, p. 88.
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The Adventures of Sam Spade and Other Stories

The Adventures of Sam Spade and Other Stories

by HAMMETT, Dashiell (storeis); QUEEN, Ellery (introduction)

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New York: Lawrence E. Spivak, 1944. First Edition. First Printing. Digest-sized octavo (19cm); original pictorial card wrappers; 125,[3]pp. Modest wear to joints and wrapper extremities, subtle tanning to text edges; Very Good+. A volume collecting seven short stories - three of them featuring Sam Spade. A Haycraft-Queen cornerstone and Queen's Quorum title. LAYMAN A11.1.a; HUBIN, p.190.
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The Adventures of Inspector Lestrade

The Adventures of Inspector Lestrade

by [SHERLOCKIANA] TROW, M.J.

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London: Macmillan, 1985. First Edition. First impression. Octavo (21.5cm). Tan cloth-covered boards; dustjacket; 224pp. Tight and straight, with the usual mild tanning to the text stock. Still very Near Fine in a fine, unclipped dustwrapper (priced £7.95 net). The first title in the series, featuring Trow's reimagined Inspector Lestrade from the Sherlock Holmes stories.
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After the Last Race [Signed Bookplate Laid In]

After the Last Race [Signed Bookplate Laid In]

by KOONTZ, Dean R.

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New York: Atheneum, 1974. First Edition. Octavo (21.5cm.); original cloth-backed boards in white pictorial dust jacket; [14],297pp. A few minor soil-spots to textblock fore-edge, else Fine. Bookplate signed by the author laid in. Crime novel set at the race track, the author's second hard-cover book.
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The Alienist

The Alienist

by CARR, Caleb

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New York: Random House, 1994. First Edition. First printing. Octavo (24cm); cloth-backed boards (hardcover), titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; 496pp. Fine, tight copy in a price-clipped and lightly rubbed dustwrapper, Near Fine. Attractive copy of Carr's breakthrough novel, source for the 2018 television series starring Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans, and Dakota Fanning.
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The Almost Perfect Murder: A Case Book of Madame Storey

The Almost Perfect Murder: A Case Book of Madame Storey

by FOOTNER, Hulbert

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Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, [1937]. First American Edition. First Printing. Octavo (20.75cm); light blue cloth, with titles stamped in dark blue on spine and front cover; blue-grey topstain; dustjacket; [8],9-319,[1]pp. Gentle sunning to spine, some mottling and discoloration to cloth, upper corners gently tapped (though still sharp), with faint foxing to text edges; Very Good+. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.00), gently spine-sunned and lightly shelfworn, with light dust-soil to rear panel, and a few tiny nicks and tears; Very Good+. An attractive copy of the eighth book in Footner's series featuring intrepid private detective Madame Rosika Storey, first published in London by Collins in 1933. The volume features five stories, in which Storey is assisted by her secretary, Bella Brickley, who acts as narrator. Uncommon, especially in dustjacket. HUBIN, p.151.
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Alphabet Hicks: A Mystery [aka The Sound of Murder]

Alphabet Hicks: A Mystery [aka The Sound of Murder]

by STOUT, Rex [Todhunter]

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New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1941. First Edition. First Printing. [colophon on copyright page] Octavo (21cm); gray cloth-covered boards titled in red on the cover and spine; 271pp.; spine ends are pushed with tiny tear at crown; mild toning to the spine; minor spot of biopredation to upper rear board edge; dusty upper textblock; mild toning to gutters; Very Good or better. First appearance of Albert Hicks. "Where Wolfe is sedentary, Hicks is a dynamo of energy, where Wolfe is subtle, Hicks is brusque and direct; only in one thing are alike eccentricity." (from the dustjacket); BARZUN & TAYLOR, 2003; HUNIN, 393; AHEARN APG 020a.
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An Amateur Corpse

An Amateur Corpse

by BRETT, Simon [Simon Anthony Lee Brett]

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London: Gollancz, 1975. First Edition. First Impression. Octavo (19.5cm); red paper covered boards titled in gilt on spine; yellow dustjacket; 192pp. Spine ends lightly pushed. Fine. The dustjacket is unclipped (priced £3.95) with sunning to the spine and a thin strip of toning along upper jacket edge; Very Good+. Fourth installment in the Charles Paris series. "Dear Old Shakespeare!' Charles Paris can hardly wait. He's already endured the amateur theatre company's production of ‘Dear Old Chekhov'. God only knows what this self-centred group will do to the Bard. But before Charles can escape to the nearest bar, the company's young and beautiful leading lady turns up dead, Charles's friend Hugo is charged with the crime, and Charles's interest is very much revived." (from google books).
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Among Those Present

Among Those Present

by ROCHE, Arthur Somers

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New York: Sears Publishing Company, [1930]. First Edition. Octavo (19.5cm.); publisher's cloth in pictorial dust jacket; [6],298pp. A number of small chips to jacket extremities, short closed tear at top edge of upper panel with subsequent crease, upper panel unevenly sunned, short tear along gutter edge of last leaf of text, else Very Good in a Near Very Good copy of the scarce dust jacket. A New York society type living beyond his means reckons with blackmail and a gang of crooks while simultaneously trying to marry the girl he loves. HUBIN, p. 350.
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The Anniversary Man [Limited Edition, Signed]
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The Anniversary Man [Limited Edition, Signed]

by ELLORY, R.J.

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Gladestry: Scorpion Press, 2009. First Edition. Limited Issue, one of 70 numbered copies specially bound and signed by the author, this being copy no.47. Octavo (24cm); marbled paper-covered boards and navy blue leather, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; red topstain; acetate jacket; 390pp. Fine in a lightly rubbed, Near Fine dustjacket. "Serial Killer in NYC, only one person knows it." (from the publisher).
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Another Part of The City (Signed)
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Another Part of The City (Signed)

by MCBAIN, Ed

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New York: Mysterious Press, 1986. First, Limited Edition. First Printing. Signed on the limitation page, limited to 250 copies, this being copy B. Octavo (23.5 cm); black cloth-covered boards, titled in gilt on spine; acetate dustjacket; black slipcase. Fine in a Fine DJ / slipcase. "Prolific veteran McBain, author of the often-impressive 87th Precinct series (as well as the schlocky Matthew Hope novels), sets his new police-procedural not in fictional Isola but in plain old Manhattan. Like the weaker 87th Precinct entries, however, this mystery combines gritty, believable cop-work with an outlandish, occasionally lurid crime-plot. (from Kirkus Reviews).
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Another Man's Poison: A Sheriff Macready Detective Story [Inscribed]
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Another Man's Poison: A Sheriff Macready Detective Story [Inscribed]

by HOLMAN, Hugh

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New York: M.S. Mill Co., Inc, 1947. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (19.75cm); red cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in black on spine and front cover; dustjacket; [viii],214,[2]pp. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front endpaper: "To Dr. Gregory L. Paine / with the sincere regard of the author / Hugh Holman / March 1, 1947." Light wear to spine ends, two strips of old tape residue to two edges of rear pastedown; Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.50), lightly edgeworn, spine-sunned, with a few tiny tears, and some offsetting to upper edge of rear flap; Very Good+. The fifth of six detective novels by Holman (1914-1981), five of which feature his central character Sheriff Macready of fictional Hart County, South Carolina. HUBIN, p.209.
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Arséne Lupin, Super-Sleuth

Arséne Lupin, Super-Sleuth

by LE BLANC, Maurice

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New York: Macaulay, 1927. First American Edition. First printing. Octavo (19cm). Orange textured cloth, titled in brown on spine and front cover; 320pp. Mild external wear, with spine just a shade sunned; internally clean, tight and unmarked; overall Very Good, lacking the dustwrapper.
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Bachelors Get Lonely

Bachelors Get Lonely

by FAIR, A.A. (pseud. Erle Stanley Gardner)

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New York: William Morrow and Company, 1961. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (19.5cm); red paper-covered boards titled in black on the spine; dustjacket by Bill Hughes; 255pp. Spine ends gently rubbed; minor faint spot to right edge of textblock; Near Fine. The dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.95) with nicks to the extremities and a small chip to the lower rear panel; dampstain and several small tape repairs to the verso; Very Good. "Bertha had laid down the law- no more of Donald's desperate gambles that had him skirting prison walls!...And only Donald with his affinity for long shots and playing tag with the police, would have thought of baiting a trap for a murderer with the liveliest, most irrepreeible stripper ever to hit the boards" (from the dustjacket). BARZUN & TAYLOR 804; HUBIN, p.139.
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Background To Danger [aka Uncommon Danger]

Background To Danger [aka Uncommon Danger]

by AMBLER, Eric

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1937. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (19cm); orange boards titled in black on the spine; decorated lines stamped in black on cover. Heel of spine is pushed, else a Fine copy; The dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.00) and has several small chips and tears, with shallow loss to the crown; Very Good only. Inspiration for the 1943 World War II spy film starring George Raft. "It began with a game of poker-dice. It broke Kenton, so when the stranger in the train offered him six hundred marks for a small service, he accepted. He knew the fellow was a rat and his story a lie. What of it? He needed the cash." (from the dustjacket); HUBIN, p.7; BARZUN & TAYLOR 50.
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Bad Heart [Limited Ed., Signed]
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Bad Heart [Limited Ed., Signed]

by COEL, Margaret; T. Jefferson Parker, intro.; Phil Parks, illus

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Clarkston, MI: ASAP, 2004. First Edition. Limited to 26 collectors copies of which this is copy "L." Quarto (26cm.); original green cloth, color plate mounted to upper cover, spine lettered in white; in original clear and white plastic slipcase; [8],19pp.; mounted photographic frontispiece and 2 illus. Fine. Signed on limitation page by Coel, Parker, and Parks. With the Arapaho third commandment written in manuscript in the Arapaho language by the author. OCLC notes 2 institutional holdings.
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Bad Language in Church [Signed]

Bad Language in Church [Signed]

by JAMES, P.D.

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[London: The Prayer Book Society], 1988 [but 1989]. First Thus. Octavo (20.75cm.); original green decorative staplebound wrappers; unpaged. Minor wear from handling, else Very Good or better. Signed by the author on p. [1]. Personal essay first published in The Sunday Telegraph, February 14, 1988 and reprinted "to commemorate the Quincentenary of the birth of Archbishop Thomas Cranmer, on 2nd July, 1489.
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Bandits [Lettered Copy, Signed]

Bandits [Lettered Copy, Signed]

by LEONARD, Elmore

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New York: Mysterious Press, 1987. First Edition. Limited Issue, one of 26 lettered copies marked A-Z and signed by the author, this being copy 'B'. Octavo; blue green cloth, with titling stamped in gilt and a label with portrait of Leonard applied to front cover; original acetate dustjacket and publisher's cloth slipcase; 345pp. Fine in a Fine acetate and slipcase. Lettered copies are scarce, this, presumably being among the earliest anyone could obtain.
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