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A Time to Kill
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A Time to Kill

By Household, Geoffrey

Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1951. Stated First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good. Stated First Edition in original dust jacket, and a review copy with publisher's review slip laid in. Clean red cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 154 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), some shallow edge chipping (1/8" or less), a little edge creasing, closed wedge tear to spine, light scratch to front panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover.

$20.00

Contraband
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Contraband

By Adams, Cleve F.

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1951. Stated First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Stated First Edition in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Very clean decorative paper-covered boards with small desert scene on cover, light blue title box with brown lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 241 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), unchipped; author photo and bio on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Roller-coaster thrills in a detective story involving Federal Narcotics agent Reed Smith, a razzle-dazzle redhead, and fifty thousand dollars' worth of cocaine somewhere in a pigskin bag.

$20.00

The Mystery of Edwin Drood
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The Mystery of Edwin Drood

By Dickens, Charles

New York: Heritage Press, 1941. First Thus. Hardcover. Very Good+/Good. Everett Shinn, Illustrator. Heritage Press edition in original slipcase. Clean gray cloth boards with red decoration on cover and spine, gold title box on spine. No bumping or wear. Very slight browning to spine cloth. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with blank endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Edited by Vincent Starrett. Illustrated in full color and black and white by Everett Shinn. 263 pages. Slipcase is clean, with some fading, cracking along one long side, small spot of edge chipping to front (open) side.

$12.00

Blue Mystery
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Blue Mystery

By Benary-Isbert, Margot

New York: Harcourt Brace, 1957. Stated First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Stated First Edition in unclipped original dust jacket. Clean red cloth boards with black decoration on coverl, black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Translated from the German by Richard and Clara Winston. Illustrated by Enrico Arno. 190 pages. Dust jacket is clean with slight age-toning, shallow chipping at top spine edge (1/4" or less), slight edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A scarce book - a mystery written for young people, which is centered on a stolen and priceless blue gloxinia which has been taken from an experimental greenhouse in an old German town.

$50.00

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

By Berendt, John

New York: Random House , 1994. Later printing. Hardback. Fine/Very Good+. Later printing, SIGNED by the author, in clean dust jacket. Clean black boards with green metallic lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Signed "John Berendt" on a bookplate affixed to front free endpaper; publisher's "autographed copy" sticker affixed to front panel of dust jacket. 392 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, has one very short closed edge tear, price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover.

$20.00

R is for Ricochet
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R is for Ricochet

By Grafton, Sue

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2004. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First Edition, First Printing, SIGNED by the author, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean red boards with metallic "R" on cover, clean unfaded black cloth spine with red metallic lettering. No bumping ,fading or wear. As new condition. Clean red endpapers. Signed "Sue Grafton" on front fly leaf. 352 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover.

$20.00

A Taste for Violence
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A Taste for Violence

By Halliday, Brett

New York: Dodd Mead (Red Badge Detective), 1949. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Clean black book in unclipped illustrated dust jacket. Published 1949, no additional printings listed. Clean black boards with Red Badge logo on cover, red lettering on spine. Very slight surface wear to corners, no fraying or fading. Binding is tight, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Very slight tanning to pages. 178 pages. Dust jacket is trimmed (slightly shorter than height of book), not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), has browning to vertical edges of inside flaps from old glue. Unchipped, with a couple of very short edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A Michael Shayne mystery set in a small mining town in Kentucky, where the detective finds the town trollop more helpful than the sadistic police chief.

$12.00

Q is for Quarry
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Q is for Quarry

By Grafton, Sue

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2002. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+/Fine. First Edition, first printing, SIGNED by author in clean unclipped dust jacket. Gray boards with silver "Q' on cover, dark gray cloth spine, silver lettering on spine. Binding is tight, hinges are sound - no cracking. Very slight lean to text block. Clean orange endpapers - no previous owner markings. Signed "Sue Grafton" on blank fly leaf. 387 Pages, with one page of illustration at end of book (forensic reconstruction of "Jane Doe" from police records. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, has publisher's "signed copy" circular sticker on front panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover.

$25.00

The Danger Mark
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The Danger Mark

By Chambers, Robert W.

New York: D. Appleton , 1909. First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+/no dust jacket . Clean first printing with (1) on last page of text indicating first printing. Unfaded red cloth boards with ivory decorative title box on spine, ivory lettering on spine. One tiny pinhead size spot of wear to lower board edge. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean; beautifully penned previous owner name on front fixed endpaper, no other marks. 496 pgs.

$15.00

The Unbreakable Code (The Book Scavenger series)
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The Unbreakable Code (The Book Scavenger series)

By Bertman, Jennifer Chambliss

New York: Henry Holt And Company, 2017. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Stated First Edition (first printing, with full number line on copyright page) in clean unclipped dust jacket. As new condition except for small remainder mark to upper text block edge (black dot). Very clean turquoise boards with gold decoration on cover, gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 353 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A wonderful biblio-mystery for young people involving a trail of encrypted messages in books by Mark Twain that uncover a trail of arson.

$14.00

The Pigeon Pie Mystery: A Novel
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The Pigeon Pie Mystery: A Novel

By Julia Stuart

New York: Doubleday, 2012. First Edition, First Printing. Hardback. Fine/Fine. Stated First Edition (first printing, with full number line on copyright page) in clean unclipped dust jacket. As new condition, gift quality. Clean sage green boards with ivory cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 313 pages + author's notes. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover.

$15.00

Gretel and the Case of the Missing Frog Prints
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Gretel and the Case of the Missing Frog Prints

By Brackston, P. J.

New York: Pegasus, 2015. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. As new condition, gift quality. Clean green boards with black spine, stamped silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 235 pages. Clean, crisp dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover.

$12.00

Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter
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Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter

By Clement, Blaize

New York: St. Martin's, 2005. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine. First Edition, First Printing, SIGNED by author, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean black boards with pink lettering on spine. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright. Signed by author on title page: "Blaize". Clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 261 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The First Dixie Hemingway Mystery (Dixie Hemingway Mysteries)

$40.00

Double, Double
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Double, Double

By Queen, Ellery

Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1950. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good. 1950 book club edition in clean illustrated original dust jacket. Clean green boards with darker green decoration and lettering on cover, green lettering on spine. Hint of slight surface wear at bottom spine corners, no fraying. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean with clean map-illustrated endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 215 pages. Jacket is clean, has slight edge wear, a few short closed edge tears, small chips at spine corners. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Ellery Queen is back in Wrightsville--the town that his thousands of admirers will remember as the scene of many of the brilliant detective's most triking triumphs, including Calamity Town and Ten Days' Wonder. Ellery has never had a more bewitching client than Miss Rima Anderson, who recalls him to Wrightsville.

$15.00

...and high water
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...and high water

By Stein, Aaron Marc

Garden City, NY: Crime Club (Doubleday), 1946. Stated First Edition. Hardcover. Fair/Very Good. Stated First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Green boards with white lettering on spine. Some old tape marks to board edges. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges area clean with very small ink-stamped star on front free endpaper, tiny number at top of front paste down. Illustrated dust jacket is clean, not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap), has slight edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Tim Mulligan and Elsie Mae Hunt, two archaeological detectives, are back in an amusing and characterful tale of murderous doings in a Mississippi flood.

$10.00

Dorothy L. Sayers: The Centenary Celebration
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Dorothy L. Sayers: The Centenary Celebration

By Sayers, Dorothy L. (Edited by Alzina Stone Dale)

New York: Walker & Co, 1993. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First Edition, First Printing, SIGNED by author Alzina Stone Dale, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean burgundy boards with black spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear, Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers - no previous owner markings. Signed by author on title page "Alzina Stone Dale." 166 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped; photo image of Dorothy Sayers on front panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Nineteen ninety-three marked the celebration of the one hundredth birthday of Dorothy L. Sayers, and in honor of that centenary, Alzina Stone Dale gathered some of today's finest and most popular mystery writers and critics to discuss the ways in which Sayers--through her own crime writing an commentary--taught them their trade and the manner in which she viewed the mystery as a morality play.

$32.00

Hollywood and LeVine
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Hollywood and LeVine

By Andrew Bergman

New York: Holt, Rinehart And Winston, 1975. Stated First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Stated First Edition in unclipped dust jacket. Clean red boards with white cloth spine, black lettering on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 216 pages. Illustrated jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, one tiny closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover.

$20.00

The Hoax
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The Hoax

By Irving, Clifford

Sagaponack, New York: Permanent Press, 1981. First American Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. First American Edition in unclipped dust jacket. Clean red boards with black cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. One corner tip has tiny bump. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 378 pages. Clean dust jacket has edge wear, short closed edge tears, no chips, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The amazing story of Clifford Irving and the Howard Hughes hoax; the ultimate caper, involving daring, treachery, and corruption.

$25.00

The Midnight Guest - A Detective Story
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The Midnight Guest - A Detective Story

By White, Fred M.

New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1907. Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good/no dust jacket . Grosset & Dunlap edition - decorated American trade binding. Clean beige cloth boards with dark brown and golden decoration on cover, brown lettering on spine. Rubbing to decoration. No wear to cloth, no bumping or fraying. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Previous owner name and date on front endpapers (slight browning to endpapers). Frontispiece illustration. 331 pages.

$18.00

The Big Sleep & Farewell, My Lovely
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The Big Sleep & Farewell, My Lovely

By Raymond Chandler

New York: Modern Library (Random House), 1995. First Modern Library Edition. Hardback. Fine/Fine. First Modern Library printing with full number line on copyright page in clean unclipped dust jacket. Toledano binding no. 17. Clean dove gray cloth boards with blind-stamped torchbearer logo on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean Bernhard decorated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 524 pages. Clean crisp dust jacket is not price clipped, unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover.

$18.00

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