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The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon

by Dashiell Hammett

The Maltese Falcon, author Dashiell Hammett’s
third novel, set the standard by which all subsequent detective fiction would
be judged. Set in San Francisco in the late 1920s, the novel introduces us to
private detective Sam Spade, who characterizes the archetype of the hard-boiled
detective in his dead-pan pursuit of the recovery of a black figurine. Having
worked for a time for the Pinkerton Detective Agency in San Francisco, Hammett
reportedly drew upon his years as a detective in creating Spade and... Read more
Die Trying

Die Trying

by Lee Child

When a woman is kidnapped, Jack Reacher's in the wrong place at the wrong time. He's kidnapped with her. Now he has to save them both.
Big City Bad Blood

Big City Bad Blood

by Sean Chercover

A disillusioned newspaper reporter turned private detective, Ray Dudgeon isn't trying to save the world. He just wants to do an honest job, and do it well. But when doing an honest job threatens society's most powerful and corrupt, Ray's odds for survival make for a sucker's bet. . . .While working on a movie in Chicago, Hollywood locations manager Bob Loniski saw something he shouldn't have. Now he's a prosecution witness against a suspected member of the Chicago Outfit. Petrified, he comes to Ray for... Read more
The Dream Of Scipio

The Dream Of Scipio

by Iain Pears

In The Dream of Scipio, "Pears's finest book yet" (The Boston Globe), the acclaimed author of An Instance of the Fingerpost intertwines three intellectual mysteries, three love stories—and three of the darkest moments in human history. United by a classical text called "The Dream of Scipio," three men struggle to find refuge for their hearts and minds from the madness that surrounds them...in the final days of the Roman Empire, in the grim years of the Black Death, and in the direst hours of World War II.
Saw Red

Saw Red

by Bob Truluck

The Big Nowhere

The Big Nowhere

by James Ellroy

Black Cherry Blues

Black Cherry Blues

by James Lee Burke

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Danger Zone and Other Stories

by Erle Stanley Gardner

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Byline

by Spillane Mickey

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Kill and Desire

by Stephen As Duke Linton Frances

Hard Boiled Books & Ephemera

Greed & Stuff

Greed & Stuff

by Russell, Jay

First edition first printing of the author's third novel in the Marty Burns series. Remainder dot otherwise in fine / fine unread condition.
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$10.00
They Deal in Death

They Deal in Death

by Terrall, Robert aka Brett Halliday

First edition first printing of first novel Robert Terrall published under his own name. He started publishing under Brett Halliday in 1941. The front dustjacket panel has a 1/2 inch deep by 1/4 inch wide V chip to the top edge. A 1/2 inch deep tear to the bottom edge next to the spine. The head of the spine has two half inch deep by 1/4 inch wide V chips. Light sun fading to the spine. Price clipped otherwise in good / good condition.
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$40.00
Bad Boy Brawly Brown

Bad Boy Brawly Brown

by Mosley, Walter

First edition first printing of the seventh novel in the Easy Rawlins series. SIGNED by the author on the title page. In fine / fine condition.
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$15.00
MURDER FOR MADME: Murder in the White Slave Racket

MURDER FOR MADME: Murder in the White Slave Racket

by Knight, Adam (pseud. Of Lawrence Lariar)

N.Y.: Signet, 1952. 1st paperback printing, January 1952, so stated. Signet #920, cover by Harry Schaare. Light wear along edges, couple of cover creases, spine edges rubbed, else a very good-near fine copy. Vintage paperback. The second PI Steve Conacher Mystery. "Lawrence Lariar was one the most popular cartoonists of the twentieth century. But from the 1940s through the 1960s, he also crafted a line of lean and mean detective and mystery novels under his own name as well as the pseudonyms... Read more
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$14.40
Easy Meat

Easy Meat

by Harvey, John

First edition first printing of the eighth novel in the Charlie Resnick series. SIGNED by the author on the title page. A hint of shelf wear and light rubbing to the surface of the dust jacket. In near fine / near fine condition.
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$20.00
Dead of Night

Dead of Night

by Alex Abella

First edition first printing of the second Charlie Morell mystery. Remainder marked otherwise in fine / fine unread condition.
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$10.00
A Real Gone Guy

A Real Gone Guy

by Kane, Frank

First edition first printing of the ninth novel in the Johnny Liddell series. Light edge wear. Light rubbing to the surface of the dustjacket. Price clipped otherwise in very good / very good condition.
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$25.00
Sleep, My Love

Sleep, My Love

by Martin, Robert

First Dell Paperback edition first printing ( # 794 ) of the this novel. Light edge wear. Price blacked out with marker. In good condition.
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$10.00
The Bowman Touch

The Bowman Touch

by Howard, Hartley aka Harry Carmichael

Reprint of the eleventh novel in the Glenn Bowman series. There is a dark shadow from the glue of a price sticker on the front panel of the dustjacket. Light rubbing to the surface of the dustjacket. Earlier owner wrote his name neatly in pen on the first glued end page. Tape re enforcement to the tips of the dustjacket's spine and the glue from the tape has lightly soaked through. In very good / very good condition.
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$20.00
The Case of Joshua Locke

The Case of Joshua Locke

by Dean, Robert George aka George Griswold

First edition first printing of the ninth novel in the Tony Hunter series. The head of the dustjacket's spine is missing a 1/4 inch in paper. Otherwise light edge wear to the dustjacket. The bottom front edge of the boards has a small 1/4 inch ding in the board that has expose the paper below. Price clipped, in good / good condition.
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$20.00
Castaway # 1007

Castaway # 1007

by Cozzens, James Gould

First Bantam Books edition # 1007 of the sixth novel by this author. Edge wear. Reading creases to the spine and covers. In fair condition.
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$6.00
Black Alley

Black Alley

by Spillane, Mickey

First edition first printing of the thirteenth novel in the Mike Hammer series. A hint of rubbing to the surface of the dustjacket. In fine / near fine condition.
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$10.00
The McDead

The McDead

by Bruen, Ken

First edition first printing (tradepaper version) of the third novel in the Inspector Brant series. In fine condition.
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$40.00
The Hochmann Miniatures

The Hochmann Miniatures

by Fish, Robert L

First edition first printing of the first novel in the Ken Huuygens series. There is a 1/2 inch closed tear to the front dustjacket panel at the bottom corner next to the spine. Otherwise light edge wear. Light rubbing to the surface of the dustjacket. Price clipped otherwise in very good / good condition.
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$25.00
Consuming Fire

Consuming Fire

by Davis, Thomas D

First edition first printing of the third novel in the Dave Strickland series. A hint of edge wear. In fine / near fine unread condition.
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$10.00
Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine April 1981

Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine April 1981

by Fritch, Charles E. (ed), Brett Halliday, Edward D. Hoch, Richard Deming, Talmadge Powell, Pater Magnus, Gary Alexander, Hal Elison, E.L. Knouse, Lenora K. Rogers, James M. Reasoner, Paul Young

First edition first printing of this collection of 1 short novel and 10 short stories. Collected here are the following: the short novel - Fit For A Corpse by Brett Halliday. The short stories: Rubbish by Edward D. Hoch, Mother Love by Richard Deming, The Beacon by Talmadge Powell, Faithful Unto Death by Peter Magnus, Personality Conflict by Gary Alexander, Salami on Rye by Hal Elison, Deadly Sunday by E.L. Knouse, Another Close Call by Lenora K. Rogers, Outback by James M. Reasoner, Don't the Windows... Read more
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$12.00
Flesh Wound

Flesh Wound

by Grescoe, Paul

First edition first printing of the author's first mystery. Featuring the first Ukrainian-Canadian detective. Winner of the 1992 Arthur Ellis award for best first mystery. Light rubbing to the surface of the dustjacket. In near fine / near fine unread condition.
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$10.00
People Who Walk in Darkness

People Who Walk in Darkness

by Kaminsky, Stuart M

First edition first printing of the fifteenth novel in the Inspector Porfiry Rostnikov series. In fine / fine unread condition.
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$20.00
Bella on the Roof

Bella on the Roof

by Ford, Hilary aka Samuel Youd

First edition first printing of this stand alone thriller novel by Samuel Youd under this pen name. There is a 1/4 inch closed tear to the top edge of the dustjacket's front panel. A hint of edge wear. Price clipped otherwise in near fine / near fine condition.
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$100.00
Hard Revolution

Hard Revolution

by Pelecanos, George P

First edition first printing of the fourth Derek Strange mystery. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Remainder marked otherwise in fine / fine unread condition.
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$10.00
Easier to Kill

Easier to Kill

by Wesley, Valerie Wilson

First edition of author's fifth novel in the Tamara Hayle series. In fine/ fine condition.
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$12.00
Tight Shot

Tight Shot

by Kevin Allman

First edition first printing of the first novel in the Hollywood series. Trace amounts of foxing to the corners of the dust jacket. In near fine / near fine unread condition.
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$15.00
A Month of Sundays, Asking For It, Paternity, Good Night, Sweet Sherlock, Captain Burger's American Dream, The Case of the Cockamamie Sisters: Playboy January 1975

A Month of Sundays, Asking For It, Paternity, Good Night, Sweet Sherlock, Captain Burger's American Dream, The Case of the Cockamamie Sisters: Playboy January 1975

by Updike, John, John Collier, Herbert Gold, Sean O'Faolain, Philip Cioffari, John Blumenthal

First edition first printing of this collection of 5 short stories. John Updike's A Month of Sundays is a excerpt from the novel of the same name that was published later in the same month. This is the first appearance of John Collier's Asking For It which was later collected in the 1994 Best of Playboy Collection. An essay on the relevance of Sherlock Holmes by Sean O'Faolain. First appearance of the short story Paternity by Herbert Gold. First Appearance of Phillip Cioffari's Captain Burger's American... Read more
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$15.00
DeKok and Variations on Murder

DeKok and Variations on Murder

by Baantjer, A C

First English translation edition first printing of the twenty first novel in the Jurrian De Cock (Dekok in the US) series. In fine unread condition.
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$10.00
THE DARK URGE: He Couldn't Control His Terrible Desires!

THE DARK URGE: He Couldn't Control His Terrible Desires!

by Taylor, Robert W

N.Y.: Pyramid Books, 1953. 1st edition, 1953. PBO. Pyramid G-72. Vintage Paperback, very light wear to edges, reading crease, else about fine. Cover by Julian Paul. All Vintage Paperbacks come sealed in 2.5 mil plastic bag and taped closed with removable tape which will not tear the covers if it sticks to them when the book is removed. . 1st Edition. Pictorial Wrappers. Near Fine. Illus. by Paul, Julian. Vintage Paperback.
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$9.60