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The Lion Murders (Signed First Edition)

by Brown, Elwood

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1946
Edition
First Edition
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$75.00

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Toronto: Pony Books / Weldon Publications no. 127, 1946. First Edition. First Edition, a paperback original. INSCRIBED by the author on the title page: "To Ellamarie / from / Elwood." Brief ink notation above the inscription on the title page. Reader's crease, tiny diagonal creases to the corners of the front panel, about Near Fine overall.
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$75.00
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Cold in July (Signed First Edition)

by Lansdale, Joe R.

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1989
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780553280203
Item Price
$150.00

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New York: Bantam Books, 1989. First Edition. First Edition, a paperback original. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Basis for the 2014 Jim Mickle film. Small-town Texan Richard Dane (Michael C. Hall) accidentally kills a burglar, and begins to fear for his family's safety when the victim's ex-con father (Sam Shepard) shows up. Also starring… Read more
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$150.00
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Even the Wicked (First Edition)

by Hunter, Evan writing as Richard Marsten

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1958
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$45.00

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New York: Perma Books [Permabooks] No. M-3117, 1958. First Edition. First Edition, a paperback original. A slinky blonde proves to be more than just good looks. Cover art by Jerry Allison. Published again in 1979 and 1991, both under Hunter's best known pseudonym, Ed McBain. Slight spine lean, else about Fine in illustrated wrappers.
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$45.00
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Knocked for a Loop (Vintage Paperback)

by Craig, Georgiana Ann Randolph writing as Craig Rice

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1958
Item Price
$45.00

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New York: Pocket Books No. 1215, 1958. Vintage paperback. First printing of this edition, and first edition in softcover. The tenth mystery featuring John J. Malone and Jake and Helene Justus. Cover art by Jerry Allison. Light rubbing to the extremities, else Near Fine in illustrated wrappers.
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New York: Pocket Book No. 2277, 1956. Later printing of this edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the front wrapper verso in his trademark, nearly illegible script: "To Ben Brady / With many thanks for your many hours of surveillance with and your loyalty to the show / Gratefully yours / Erle Stanley Gardner / Oct. 1958." Brady… Read more
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$175.00
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Kids Say the Darndest Things (Vintage Paperback)

by Linkletter, Art; Charles M. Schulz (illustrator); Walt Disney (introduction)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1958
Item Price
$25.00

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New York: Cardinal Editions / Pocket Books, 1958. First printing of this edition. Quips, slips, and shockers from Linkletter's "House Party" series. Illustrated throughout by Peanuts creator, Charles M. Schulz. A touch of rubbing to the spine edges, and faint production wrinkle to the spine, else Near Fine in illustrated wrappers.
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$25.00
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Murder Can't Stop (First UK Edition)

by Ballard, W. T.

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Published
1948
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$25.00

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London: Banner Books, 1948. First UK Edition (and first softcover edition), first printing. Good to Very Good condition. Spine lean, moderate creasing to the spine and front panel, numeric notation and slight discoloration to the front panel, owner stamp and notation to the front wrapper verso, light soil. A presentable copy of a scarce publication.
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$25.00
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Journey Into Terror (First Edition)

by Rabe, Peter

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1957
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$15.00

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Greenwich, CT: Gold Medal Books No. 710, 1957. First Edition. First Edition, a paperback original. Very Good to Fine condition. Very slightly cocked, spine edges rubbed, one leaf has a corner crease. An attractive copy. Cover art by Hooks.
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$15.00
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A House in Naples (First Edition)

by Rabe, Peter

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1956
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$25.00

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Greenwich, CT: Gold Medal Books No. 547, 1956. First Edition. First Edition, a paperback original. A tiny ding to the upper front, light rubbing to the spine and very faint reader's crease to both wrappers, else Near Fine condition. An attractive copy. Cover art by Lu Kimmel.
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$25.00
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Bring Me Another Corpse (First Edition)

by Rabe, Peter

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1959
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$25.00

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Greenwich, CT: Gold Medal Books No. 864, 1959. First Edition. First Edition, a paperback original. Fine condition. An attractive copy. Photo cover.
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$25.00
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The Taste of Murder (Poisonous Relations) (Vintage Paperback)

by Cannan, Joanna

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1952
Item Price
$20.00

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New York: Dell Publishing, 1952. Vintage paperback. First printing of this edition. Very Good plus condition. Light rubbing overall, very slight spine lean, one corner crease to the rear panel. A very presentable copy. Cover art by Willard Downs.
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$20.00
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Black Fox (Vintage Paperback)

by Braun, Matthew

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1972
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$20.00

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Greenwich, CT: Gold Medal Books No. M-2634, 1972. Vintage paperback. First printing of this edition. Near Fine. Price on the front panel marked through in ink, minor crease in the spine. A nice copy. Not in Holroyd.
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$20.00
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Two for Tanner (First Edition)

by Block, Lawrence

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1968
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$25.00

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Greenwich, CT: Gold Medal Books No. D-1896, 1968. First Edition. First Edition, a paperback original. Fine condition. Slightest bump to the upper tip, owner name on front endpaper. A nice copy. Cover art by McGinnis.
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$25.00
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King Suckerman (Softcover)

by Pelecanos, George P.

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1998
ISBN
9780440225959
Item Price
$15.00

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New York: Dell Publishing, 1998. Mass market paperback. New and unread.
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$15.00
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The Beach Girls (Vintage Paperback)

by MacDonald, John D.

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1964
Item Price
$15.00

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London: Frederick Muller No. 688, 1964. First printing of this edition, reprinting Gold Medal No. s907. Very Good with some creasing at the hinges and corners, small edge tear at the fore-edge of the rear panel. The 1964 UK edition of this 1959 Gold Medal paperback original with the price of 4/- on the cover.
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$15.00
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One More Sunday (Softcover)

by MacDonald, John D.

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Published
1985
ISBN
9780449207031
Item Price
$15.00

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New York: Fawcett Crest, 1985. First printing of this edition. White title variant. Near Fine in wrappers.
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$15.00
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The House on Craig Street (First Edition)

by Cooke, Ronald J.

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1949
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$25.00

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Toronto: Harlequin No. 7, 1949. First Edition. First Edition, a paperback original. About Very Good, with reader's creases at the front and rear panel, a couple of faint corner creases, and rubbing at the folds. Still, a tight, square copy with no lean.
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$25.00
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The Naked Night (Vintage Paperback)

by Brennan, Dan

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1959
Item Price
$25.00

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London: Banner Books, 1959. First printing of this edition, a vintage paperback (originally published as Lion 197 in 1954). Very Good or better condition, tight and square, with some faint creasing on the front panel and rubbing at the edges.
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$25.00
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The Matsu Dossier (Vintage Paperback)

by Dainton, Willie

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1959
Item Price
$20.00

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London: Banner Books, 1959. First printing of this edition, vintage paperback (originally published by Nicholson and Watson in 1948). Very Good to Fine condition, bright and square, with only light wear to note. Spine is clean, with a slight bit of production wrinkle.
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$20.00
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Shame The Devil (Softcover)

by Pelecanos, George P.

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
2001
ISBN
9780440236351
Item Price
$15.00

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New York: Dell Publishing, 2001. Mass market paperback. New and unread.
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$15.00