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MR. MORTIMER GETS THE JITTERS - A Norman Conquest Adventure
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MR. MORTIMER GETS THE JITTERS - A Norman Conquest Adventure

By Gray, Berkeley (pen name used by Edwy Searles Brooks)

Toronto: Collins White Circle, 1942. 223 pp. White Circle Book NN 8. Edge and corner wear with some creasing on the cover and an uncreased spine; no interior markings.. First Printing - First Thus. Paperback. Very Good-.

$44.95

VULTURES LIMITED - A Norman Conquest Adventure
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VULTURES LIMITED - A Norman Conquest Adventure

By Gray, Berkeley (pen name used by Edwy Searles Brooks)

Toronto: Collins White Circle, 1942. 192 pp. White Circle Book NN 46. Edge and corner wear with an uncreased spine; no interior markings.. First Printing - First Thus. Paperback. Very Good-.

$49.95

SHOW BUSINESS IS MURDER
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SHOW BUSINESS IS MURDER

By Waugh, Carol-Lynn Rossel (editor) (William Bankier; George Baxt; Robert Bloch; Lionel Booker; Gary Brandner; Jon L. Breen; Michael Scott Cain; Georgiana Eidukas; Karl Detzer; Ron Goulart; Edward D. Hoch; Ellery Queen; Henry Slesar; Julian Symons)

New York: Avon Books, 1983. 244 pp. Light edge and corner wear with a crease on the spine; no interior markings. Edited with Martin Harry Greenberg and Isaac Asimov, this anthology contains: Introduction: Show Business by Isaac Asimov; Mystery Tune by Isaac Asimov; The Confrontation Scene by William Bankier; What'sisname by George Baxt; Sock Finish by Robert Bloch; The Acting of a Dreadful Thing by Lionel Booker; Bad Actor by Gary Brandner; The Lithuanian Eraser Mystery by Jon L. Breen; On Different Tracks by Michael Scott Cain; Cliffhanger by Georgiana Eidukas; Murder in the Movies by Karl Detzer; The Decline and Fall of Norbert Tuffy by Ron Goulart; Just a Gag by Tex Hill; The Spy Who Stayed Up All Night by Edward D. Hoch; The Kumquats Affair by Francis M. Nevins Jr; The Adventure of the Hanging Acrobat by Ellery Queen; Ten Percent of Murder by Henry Slesar; Credit to Shakespeare by Julian Symons; and Death at the Opera by Michael Underwood.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. Paperback Original.

$9.95

A CROSSWORDER'S GIFT
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A CROSSWORDER'S GIFT

By Blanc, Nero (pen name used by Cordelia Frances Biddle and Steve Zettler)

New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 2003. 197 pp. Quarter-bound in blue on white boards; lettered in white on the spine; headband. Lightly rubbed on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; tiny ink dot on the lower edge of the text block; no interior markings - including unmarked crossword puzzles. This story collection contains: The Mystery of Wordsworth House; Cross Stitch; Holly Jolly Roger; The Eraser's Edge; and A Crossworder's Gift; followed by solutions to the crossword puzzles.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Grace DeVito;. 8vo.

$9.95

A TRICK OF THE LIGHT - A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
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A TRICK OF THE LIGHT - A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel

By Penny, Louise

New York: Minotaur Books - St. Martin's Publishing Group, 2012. 351 pp. Trade paperback format. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Said People Magazine, "With her smart plot and fascinating, nuanced characters, Penny proves again that she is one of our finest authors.". First Printing - First Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good+. 8vo.

$14.95

THE BABY IN THE ICEBOX
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THE BABY IN THE ICEBOX

By Cain, James M. (edited by Roy Hoopes)

New York: Holt Rinehart and Winston, 1981. (vi) 312 pp. Quarter-bound in green cloth on gold boards; lettered copper foil on the spine; headband. Lightly rubbed on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. Dj by Irving Freeman. This story collection contains: The Robbery; Vanishing Act; Dreamland; Joy Ride; Queen of Love and Beauty; Santa Claus M.D.; Gold Letters, Hand Painted; It Breathed; The Hero; Theological Interlude; Pastorale; The Taking of Montfaucon; The Birthday Party; Dead Man; Brush Fire; Coal Black; The Girl in the Storm; Joy Ride to Glory; Money and the Women (The Embezzler); and The Baby in the Icebox.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good+. Illus. by Irving Freeman;. 8vo.

$14.95

POSTERN OF FATE - Tommy and Tuppence Beresford
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POSTERN OF FATE - Tommy and Tuppence Beresford

By Christie, Agatha

London: Collins - The Crime Club, 1973. 254 pp. Teal green boards lettered in gilt on the spine. Wear at the corners of the dustjacket; price clipped; previous owner's name inside. This was the final mystery featuring Tommy and Tuppence Beresford.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good-. 8vo.

$9.95

LEARNING TO KILL - Stories
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LEARNING TO KILL - Stories

By McBain, Ed (also writes as Evan Hunter)

Orlando, Florida: Harcourt - An Otto Penzler Book, 2006. (xv) 364 pp. Trade paperback format. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a flat, uncreased but slightly faded spine; no interior markings. These stories were some of the earliest written by McBain and they were written under an assortment of names, including Evan Hunter, Richard Marsten and Hunt Collins. He created them while working as an editor in the Scott Meredith Literary agency. This story collection contains: First Offense; Kid Kill; See Him Die; The Molested; Carrera's Woman; Dummy; Good and Dead; Death Flight; Kiss Me Dudley; Small Homicide; Still Life; Accident Report; Chinese Puzzle; The Big Day; Runaway; Downpour; Eye Witness; Every Morning; The Innocent One; Chalk; Association Test; Bedbug; The Merry Merry Christmas; On the Sidewalk Bleeding; and The Last Spin; followed by an afterword from Ed McBain and a bibliography.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo. Uncorrected Proof.

$19.95

COME INTO MY PARLOR - Tales from Detective Fiction Weekly
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COME INTO MY PARLOR - Tales from Detective Fiction Weekly

By Cave, Hugh B.

Norfolk, Virginia: Crippen and Landru, Publishers, 2002. 215 pp. Limited to 250 clothbound copies, of which this is number 98, signed by Hugh B. Cave. Includes a dropped-in pamphlet by Cave called Desperate Character. Green cloth lettered in copper on the spine; headband. Lightly rubbed on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; aside from the author's signature, no interior markings. When Hugh Cave passed away in 2004, it was the end of an era, the last of the old time pulp writers was gone. This story collection contains: Introduction; Trail of the Torch; Queer Street; Deadline; Murder at Hand; Time for Murder; Footprint; Beards Grow Slowly; Come into My Parlor; But Few Are Chosen; A Picture of Guilt; Easy to Kill; and Sources. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Tom Roberts;. 8vo. Limited Edition.

$29.95

THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF HISTORICAL CRIME FICTION
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THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF HISTORICAL CRIME FICTION

By Ashley, Mike (editor) (Tom Holt; Steven Saylor; Mary Reed; Eric Mayer; Peter Tremayne; Deirdre Counihan; Ian Morson; Tony Pollard; Dorothy Lumley; Anne Perry; Maan Meyers; Charles Todd; Richard A. Lupoff)

London: Robinson - Constable and Robinson, 2011. (x) 467 pp. Trade paperback format. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. This anthology contains: Introduction: Return to the Crime Scene by Mike Ashley; Archimedes and the Scientific Method by Tom Holt; Something to Do with Diana by Steven Saylor; Eyes of the Icon by Mary Reed and Eric Mayer; Night of the Snow Wolf by Peter Tremayne; Jettisoned by Deirdre Counihan; A Fiery Death by Ian Morson; Hide and Seek by Tony Pollard; The Fourth Quadrant by Dorothy Lumley; Brodie and the Regrettable Incident by Anne Perry; Forty Morgan Silver Dollars by Maan Meyers; Trafalgar by Charles Todd; and Dead of Winter by Richard A. Lupoff. . First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good+. 8vo.

$14.95

THE COMPLETE TALES OF JULES DE GRANDIN: One: The Horror on the Links; Two: The Devil's Rosary; Three: The Dark Angel; Four: A Rival Grave
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THE COMPLETE TALES OF JULES DE GRANDIN: One: The Horror on the Links; Two: The Devil's Rosary; Three: The Dark Angel; Four: A Rival Grave

By Quinn, Seabury (edited by George A. Vanderburgh)

New York: Night Shade Books, 2017. (xii, xii, xvii, xx) 494, 488, 468, 452) All four books are bound in beige cloth, lettered in silver on the front panels and spines; coloured endpapers; headbands. Dj art by Donato Giancola. All four books have light rubbing on the corners; prices intact; no interior markings. These story collections contain: Introductions by George A. Vanderburgh and Robert E. Weinberg. One: The Horror on the Links: 23 stories from Weird Tales, 1925 through 1928. Two: The Devil's Rosary: Loved by Thousands of Readers: The Popularity of Jules de Grandin by Stefan Dziemianowicz; followed by 19 stories from Weird Tales, 1929 and 1930. Three: The Dark Angel: Jules de Grandin: The Pillar of Weird Tales by Darrell Schweitzer, followed by 11 stories from Weird Tales, 1931,1932 and 1933. Four: A Rival Grave: Keeping the Golden Age Alive by Mike Ashley, followed by 18 stories from Weird Tales, 1933 through 1938.. First Printings - First Thus. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Donato Giancola;. 8vo.

$124.95

DARK DETECTIVES - Adventures of the Supernatural Sleuths
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DARK DETECTIVES - Adventures of the Supernatural Sleuths

By Jones, Stephen (editor) (Kim Newman; Peter Tremayne; William Hope Hodgson; Basil Copper; Manly Wade Wellman; Brian Lumley; R. Chetwynd-Hayes; Brian Mooney; Clive Barker; Jay Russell; Neil Gaiman)

Minneapolis, Minnesota: Fedogan and Bremer, 1999. (xxiv) 395 pp. Black cloth lettered in gilt on the spine; headband. Lightly rubbed at the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. Dj art by Les Edwards; interior drawings by Randy Broecker. This anthology contains: Introduction: The Serial Sleuths by Stephen Jones; Seven Stars Prologue: In Egypt's Land by Kim Newman; Our Lady of Death - Sister Fidelma by Peter Tremayne; Seven Stars Episode One: The Mummy's Heart - Charles Beauregard by Kim Newman; The Horse of the Invisible - Carnacki by William Hope Hodgson; Seven Stars Episode Two: The Magician and the Matinee Idol - Edwin Winthrop and Catriona Kaye by Kim Newman; The Adventure of the Crawling Horror - Solar Pons by Basil Copper; Seven Stars Episode Three: The Trouble with Barrymore - The Gunshoe by Kim Newman; Rouse Him Not - John Thunstone by Manly Wade Wellman; De Marigny's Clock - Titus Crow by Brian Lumley; Seven Stars Episode Four: The Biafran Bank Manager - Richard Jeperson by Kim Newman; Someone Is Dead - Francis St. Clair and Frederica Masters by R. Chetwynd-Hayes; Vultures Gather - Reuben Calloway and Roderick Shea by Brian Mooney; Lost Souls - Harry D'Amour by Clive Barker; Seven Stars Episode Five: Mimsy - Sally Rhodes by Kim Newman; The Man Who Shot the Man Who Shot the Man Who Shot Liberty Valence - Marty Burns by Jay Russell; Seven Stars Episode Six: The Dog Story - Jerome Rhodes by Kim Newman; Bay Wolf - Lawrence Talbot by Neil Gaiman; and Seven Stars Episode Seven: The Duel of Seven Stars - Genevieve Dieudonne by Kim Newman.. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Les Edwards; Randy Broecker;. 8vo.

$19.95

THE SINISTER RAY
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THE SINISTER RAY

By Dent, Lester (introduction by Wll Murray)

Brooklyn, New York: Gryphon Publications, 1987. 176 pp. Trade paperback format. Lightly rubbed on the corners with an horizontal crease on the spine; no interior markings. This was limited to a print run of 500 copies. Cover art and interior drawings by Ronald Wilber. From the writer who penned most of the Doc Savage stories, this story collection contains: Lester Dent and Lynn Lash: An Introduction by Will Murray; The Sinister Ray; The Mummy Murders; and The Flame Horror.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Ronald Wilber;. 8vo. Limited Edition.

$14.95

BOTTLED IN BLONDE - The Peter Kane Detective Stories
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BOTTLED IN BLONDE - The Peter Kane Detective Stories

By Cave, Hugh B. (introduction by Don Hutchinson)

Minneapolis, Minnesota: Fedogan and Bremer, 2000. (xii) 241 pp. Black boards; lettered in gilt on the spine. Light rubbing at the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. Dustjacket by Jill Bauman. This story collection contains: The Late Mr Smythe; Hell on Hume Street; The Man Who Looked Sick; The Screaming Phantom; The Brand of Kane; Ding Dong Belle; The Dead Don't Swim; No Place to Hide; and Bottled in Blonde.. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Jill Bauman;. 8vo.

$19.95

SUSPENSE
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SUSPENSE

By Stern, Richard Martin

New York: Ballantine Books, 1959. 158 pp. Ballantine Book 331K. Edge and corner wear with a crease on the front hinge and creasing on the spine; faintly store stamped. This story collection contains: Witness to Murder; The Perfect Suspect; Revenge Won't Wait; andTerror in the Streets.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. Paperback Original.

$4.95

THE DEFECTIVE DETECTIVE IN THE PULPS
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THE DEFECTIVE DETECTIVE IN THE PULPS

By Hoppenstand, Gary; Browne, Ray B. (Paul Ernst; John Kobler; Warren Lucas; Grendon Alzee; Nat Schachner; Edith and Ejler Jacobson)

Bowling Green, Ohio: Bowling Green State University, 1983. 119 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. This anthology contains: Madam Murder and the Corpse Brigade by Paul Ernst; The Brain Murders - Peter Quest Mystery by John Kobler; The Devil Beats Death's Drums by Warren Lucas; Brothers From Hell by Grendon Alzee; The Flowering Corpses by Nat Schachner; Dead Man-Killer by Edith and Ejler Jacobson; Introduction: I'd Kiss You Sweetheart, But My Lips Are Missing by Gary Hoppenstand and Ray B. Browne; and The River Styx - a Reprint Editorial.. First Printing - First Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$14.95

BEFORE SHE KILLS
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BEFORE SHE KILLS

By Brown, Fredric (introduction by William F. Nolan)

Miami Beach, Florida: Dennis McMillan Publications, 1984. 197 pp. Trade paperback format. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Cover art by William L. McMillan. This story collection contains: A Date to Die; Mad Dog; Handbook for Homicide; A Cat Walks; The Missing Actor; and Before She Kills.. First Printing - First Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good+. Illus. by William L. McMillan; Joe Servello;. 12mo.

$9.95

THE CASEBOOK OF LUCIUS LEFFING
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THE CASEBOOK OF LUCIUS LEFFING

By Brennan, Joseph Payne

New Haven, Connecticut: Macabre House, 1973. 191 pp. Brick-red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Dj art and interior illustrations by Neal Macdonald. Light rubbing at the corners of the dustjacket with a bit of darkening on the spine; price intact; no interior markings. This story collection contains: The Haunted Housewife; Apparition in the Sun; In Death as in Life; The Strange Case of Peddler Phelps; The Mantzen Diamond Mystery; Death Mask; The Mystery of Myrrh Lane; Whirlwind of Blood; The Intangible Threat; The Ransacked Room; Death at Draleman's Pond; Death of a Derelict; The Walford Case; The Enemy Unknown; The Dismal Flats Murder; Fingers of Steel; and The Case of the Uncut Corpse.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good+. Illus. by Neal Macdonald;. 12mo.

$74.95

HOMICIDE SANITARIUM
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HOMICIDE SANITARIUM

By Brown, Fredric (introduction by Bill Pronzini)

Belen, New Mexico: Dennis McMillan Publications, 1985. 194 pp. Trade paperback format. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Cover art by William L. McMillan. This story collection contains: Red Hot and Hunted; The Spherical Ghoul; The Moon for a Nickel; Suite for Flute and Tommy-gun; The Cat from Siam; Listen to the Mocking Bird; and Homicide Sanitarium.. First Printing - First Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good+. Illus. by William L. McMillan; Joe Servello;. 12mo.

$9.95

WODEHOUSE ON CRIME
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WODEHOUSE ON CRIME

By Wodehouse, P. G.

New York: IPL - International Polygonics, 1990. (xvii) 282 pp. Brown boards lettered in gilt on the spine. Light wear on the corners of the dustjacket with a short nick on the lower edge of the front panel; no interior markings. Dj art by Jeff Fisher. Subtitled: A Dozen Tales of Fiendish Cunning. This story collection contains: Preface by D. R. Bensen; Foreword by Isaac Asimov; Strychnine in the Soup; The Crime Wave at Blandings; Ukridge Starts a Bank Account; The Purity of the Turf; The Smile That Wins; The Purification of Rodney Spelvin; Without the Option; The Romance of a Bulb Squeezer; Aunt Agatha Takes the Count; The Fiery Wooing of Mordred; Ukridge's Accident Syndicate; and Indiscretions of Archie.. First Printing - First Thus. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Jeff Fisher;. 8vo.

$19.95

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