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Marathon Man
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Marathon Man

By William Goldman

Dellacorte. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1974. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. A thriller tale of stalker and prey. .

$24.45

MY OWN MURDERER
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MY OWN MURDERER

By Hull, Richard.

NY: Julian Messner, Inc.. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. [1940]. First U S edition. Hardcover. 8Kenny Parolini; "Hull's most brutally vicious story since, "The Murder of My Aunt." Hailed as a masterpiece. Volume is solid and clean with slight fading to cover edges. DJ is bright and clean with a few minor chips to extemitites and price clipped. .

$269.50

MURDER AT THE COLLEGE
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MURDER AT THE COLLEGE

By Whitechurch, Victor L

London: W. Collins, Sons. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1932. First Edition; Second Printing. Hardcover. 8vo, orig red cloth; light wear, pictorial d/j (slight wear). Tight, attractive copy, issued without ffep but half title preent, 3'6 price on d/j spine panel. Murder Mystery. 1st edition, 2nd impression. .

$294.00

STOP AT NOTHING
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STOP AT NOTHING

By John Welcome

N Y: Knopf. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1959. First American Edition. Hardcover. So stated 1st American Edition. Graphically illustrated DJ. Jacket price is unclipped with quite minor egewear. .

$147.00

WHEN THE WIND BLOWS
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WHEN THE WIND BLOWS

By Hare, Cyril

London: Faber & Faber. Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1949. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Francis Pettigrew Mystery; Vol. 3RD; Sm 8vo, orig russet cloth; light wear, slightly cocked, d/j (some edge wear & chipping - just touching a few letters at head of spine panel, lightly creased). First published so stated. Jacket unclipped. .

$83.30

AFFAIR OF THE SCARLET CRAB
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AFFAIR OF THE SCARLET CRAB

By Knight Clifford

NY: Dodd, Mead & Co. Very Good in Fair dust jacket. 1937. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 198 pages; Winner of the $2000 Red Badge -Forum Detective Story Contest. Tape reair to separation and loss on back DJ fold. Creasing, wear to extremities. .

$205.80

TINSLEY'S BONES
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TINSLEY'S BONES

By Wilde, Percival.

NY: Random House. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. [1942]. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. So stated 1st/1st. The hsitory of a search for the truth carried on by the coroner, who has his own ways of dealing with crimes, and his jury. Connecticut. Pictrial unclipped DJ with some light chipping. .

$68.55

DEATH AND CHICANERY
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DEATH AND CHICANERY

By MacDonald, Philip

London: H. Jenkins. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1963. First Edition. Hardcover. 1st ed. Sm 8vo, orig brown cloth; very light wear, d/j (slightly dusty). Solid copy intact but with light spots to text block edge. DJ not clipped. .

$48.95

THE KING IS DEAD
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THE KING IS DEAD

By Queen, Ellery

Boston: Little, Brown. Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket. [1952]. First Edition. Hardcover. First Edition (so Stated). Pictorial DJ by Cosgrave, slightly chipped. Sound and tight. .

$49.00

MYSTERY STORIES
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MYSTERY STORIES

By Ellin, Stanley.

N Y: Simon & Schuster. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1956. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 12mo, orig black cloth; light edge wear, d/j a couple of shaoow chiips. Internally toned. Presenatation copy inscribed & signed on ffep recto by the author. Jacket is unclipped. Page edges uniformly browned as to be expected. 10 of his highly lauded collection of crime stories that often end with clever and humorous twists. ; Signed by Author .

$357.70

THE TWENTY ONE CLUES
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THE TWENTY ONE CLUES

By Connington J J

Boston: Little Brown and Company. Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1941. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Dust jacket unclipped. Illustrated dust jacket with light chipping to extremities. Contents clean and firm. First so stated. .

$196.00

CAPE FEAR [1962 AUTHOR SIGNED ]
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CAPE FEAR [1962 AUTHOR SIGNED ]

By John D. MacDonald

Greenwich, Connecticut: Fawcett Publications, Inc.. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1962. Second Printing. Paperback. 160 pages; Width: 4.5" Height: 7.25"author-signed Second Crest printing of a work originally published as "The Executioners." Inscription, addressed to "Dear Ol' Guth," is interspersed with blurb on first page, with words from text crossed out and replaced with author's. Printed text reads as follows "What do you do when an insane criminal threatens to destroy your family and the police are powerless to protect you?" "Criminal" has been replaced with "artist" and the words "police are" with "Dean is." The word "Duck!" appears under text and over signature "Ol' John." Volume is bound in wrappers. Book is in excellent condition. Text on front cover advertises the 1962 American psychological thriller film starring Robert Mitchum and Gregory Peck. This book is from a group inscribed by the author to family members who over the years accompanied him at his summer home in the Adirondacks. John D. MacDonald was an award-winning mystery writer who authored 78 books and close to 500 short stories, including the celebrated Travis McGee series. MacDonald's work has been produced in more than 75 million copies and he was given the Grandmaster Award in 1972 by the Mystery Writers of America, The American Book Award in 1980, the Ben Franklin Award in 1955 and was Guest of Honor at Bouchercon in 1983. Honorary Doctorates and a host of other awards have also been bestowed upon him. MacDonald spent summers writing at the camp he and his wife, Dorothy, built at Piseco Lake in the Adirondacks in the 1940's. Many of his most celebrated titles were authored during these summers in Upstate New York and other family members often joined the MacDonalds there over the course of each summer. The book featured in this lot came from John D. MacDonald's personal library at the Piseco Lake camp. ; Signed by Author .

$759.50

The Scarlet Ruse [signed]
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The Scarlet Ruse [signed]

By John D. MacDonald

Greenwich, Connecticut: Fawcett Publications, Inc.. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 1973. First Edition. Paperback. 16mo 6" - 7" tall; John Dann MacDonald was an American writer of novels and short stories, known for his thrillers. A prolific author of crime and suspense novels, many of them set in his adopted home of Florida. His best-known works include the popular and critically acclaimed Travis McGee series, and his novel "The Executioners," which was adapted into the film "Cape Fear." In 1972, MacDonald was named a grandmaster of the Mystery Writers of America, and he won a 1980 U. S. National Book Award in the one-year category Mystery. Stephen King praised MacDonald as "the great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller." Kingsley Amis said, MacDonald "is by any standards a better writer than Saul Bellow, only MacDonald writes thrillers and Bellow is a human-heart chap, so guess who wears the top-grade laurels?" (Courtesy of Wikipedia) Perfect BindingPagination: 318 plus 2 pages of advertisementsWidth: 4.25" Height: 7". Light reading crease on spine. Author-signed first paperback edition of this title, the fourteenth Travis McGee novel. Inscription on title page reads "For ol' Sam / and ol' Ev / from ol' Trave / and ol' Dordo / and ol' John D." Provenance- MacDonald estate. ; Signed by Author .

$465.50

TROUBLE [SIGNED]
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TROUBLE [SIGNED]

By Kellerman, Jesse

NY: Putnam Adult. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2007. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0399154035 . 9.10 X 6.40 X 1.30 inches; 368 pages; "...twisted, sexy, and unrelentingly gripping ." Flat Signed by author on title page . In brodart. .

$24.45

THE DOOR BETWEEN

By Queen, Ellery

May not be noted.. Good in Good dust jacket. We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Queen, Ellery THE DOOR BETWEEN New York: Triangle, 1941. Hard Cover. Good /Good. Reprint. 318 Pages. Pages toned as always, DJ chipped, enclosed in Brodart acylic protector. .

$14.65

SOUTHERN DISCOMFORT AND SHOOTING AT LOONS [2 WORKS]
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SOUTHERN DISCOMFORT AND SHOOTING AT LOONS [2 WORKS]

By Maron, Margaret.

N Y, N Y: Mysterious Press,. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1993-4. First Edition. Hardcover. Deborah Knott Mystery; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 2 volumes of the Deborah Knott mystery series. .

$24.45

DEATH AT FLIGHT AN ADVENTURE THRILLER
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DEATH AT FLIGHT AN ADVENTURE THRILLER

By Willock Colin

London: William Heinemann. Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket. 1956. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 231 pages; His first book, no US edition. Black cloth. Binding very good plus, brief ink ownership inscription on ffep, light foxing to fore-edge and few pages. DJ worn along folds, moderately soiled, large chip to lower front cover panel extending to base of spine panel, and small chip lower front fold. Not price clipped. See graphic [scanned in mylar]. .

$391.95

THE GLASS CAGE AN UNCONVENTIONAL TALE OF MYSTERY
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THE GLASS CAGE AN UNCONVENTIONAL TALE OF MYSTERY

By May not be noted.

NY: Random House, Inc. ,. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1966. First Edition. Hardcover. Miniature Book; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 209 pages; A series of brutal and sneseless murders set in London. .

$14.65

THE QUEST OF YOUTH
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THE QUEST OF YOUTH

By Farnol, Jeffery

Little, Brown, and Company. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1927. First Edition. Hardcover. We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 364 pages; Murder mystery .

$14.65

TEMPTATION
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TEMPTATION

By Anthony Scott (Brett Halliday 1904-1977)

U S A: Godwin Publishers. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1938. First Edition. Hardcover. We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 254 pages; Brett Halliday (1904-1977) - Preudonym for Davis Dresser, also wrote as Asa Baker, Mathew Blood, Kathryn Culver, Don Davis, Hal Debrett, Elliot Storm, Anthony Scott, Anderson Wayne - Brett Halliday is also a pseudonym of Bill Pronzini, who writes as Robert Hart Davis, Jack Foxx, William Jeffrey, Alex Saxon, John Barry Williams. Prolific American writer, who published from 1939 to 1976 more than 60 mystery novels that featured the private detective Michael Shayne. Dividend on Death (1939) , the first Michael Shayne novel. This is his 15th published novel and the last before the Shayne series. Many of these early mysteries were little regarded and not collected. As a consequence they can be very difficult to acquire today. Very minimal spotting to spine, clean and sound throughout, exceptional copy of a most uncommon book. .

$318.45

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