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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

Hardboiled Magazine

Hardboiled Magazine

by Anthology Spillane, Mickey, Edward Hoch, Gary Lovisi Et Al

Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine January 1983 Vol. 47 No. 1

Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine January 1983 Vol. 47 No. 1

by Fritch, Charles (ed) Brett Halliday, Mel D. Ames, Mike Taylor, Patrick Scaffetti, James M. Reasoner, Jay Fox, Wade Mosby, Douglas Hillier

First appearance first printing of this collection of one short novel, two novelets and five short stories. Collected are one short novel: The Return of the Beach Butcher by Brett Halliday. The two novelets: The Happy New Year Murders by Mel D. Ames, Terror Key by Mike Taylor. The five short stories: The Lights Across the Lake by Patrick Scaffetti, A Matter of Perspective by James M. Reasoner, Vendetta by Jay Fox, The Featherston Whisper by Wade Mosely, Let The Punishment Fit the Crime by Douglas... Read more
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$20.00
Clea's Moon

Clea's Moon

by Wright, Edward

First edition first printing of the first novel by this author and first novel in the John Ray Horn series. Light tanning to the pages. In near fine / fine condition.
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$12.00
Angry Moon

Angry Moon

by Lankford, Terrill

First edition first printing of the author's second novel In fine/ near fine condition.
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$10.00
Saw Red

Saw Red

by TRULUCK, Bob

Tucson: Dennis McMillan Publications, 2003. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper and slipcase. Limited lettered edition Signed by the author. Includes two additional as new dustwrappers. Although not marked in any way, this copy is from the distinguished modern first edition collection of Bruce Kahn.
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$68.00
One Minute Past Eight # D346

One Minute Past Eight # D346

by Coxe, George Harmon

First paperback edition first printing (# D346 ) of this stand alone novel. Light edge wear and creasing. In good condition.
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$6.00
Clever, These Americans ( Argosy July 3, 1937

Clever, These Americans ( Argosy July 3, 1937

by Woolrich, Cornell

First edition first appearance of this hard boiled thriller short story by Cornell Woolrich. Other stories collected here are as follows: McGlusky's Lucky Day - Complete novelet by Richard Wormer, King Colt - the first of six parts by Luke Short, Bravo - a short novelet by Owen Atkinson, Men of Daring - True story in Pictures by Stookie Allen, Well, Mr. Weeble by Foster-Harris, The Big Wind Blows - third of four parts by Eustace L. Adams, Over the Hills and Far Away bu William Chamberlain, Galahad Stuff... Read more
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$80.00
Silence

Silence

by Wagner, Jan Costin, and Bell, Anthea (Translated by)

First English translation edition first printing of the second novel in the Kimmo Joentaa series. In fine unread condition.
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$40.00
John Constantine Hellblazer: The Red Right Hand: Chapter 1 # 224

John Constantine Hellblazer: The Red Right Hand: Chapter 1 # 224

by Mina, Denise

First edition first printing # 224 of the conclusion ( Part 1 ) of the The Red Right Hand series. SIGNED on the front cover by Denise Mina. Written by Denise Mina and drawn by Leonardo Manco. In fine condition.
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$12.00
But I Wouldn't Want to Die There

But I Wouldn't Want to Die There

by Pickard, Nancy

First edition first printing of the eighth Jenny Cain mystery. In fine/ fine condition.
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$10.00
One of Those Things aka Mistress Murder

One of Those Things aka Mistress Murder

by Cheyney, Peter

First edition first printing of this stand alone mystery / thriller novel. Published later under the title Mistress Murder. Both tips of the dustjacket's spine are missing a 1/4 inch in paper. Price clipped otherwise in very good / very good condition.
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$20.00
Look Your Last

Look Your Last

by Strange, John Stephen

First edition first printing of the fifth novel in the Barney Gantt series. No dustjacket. Light edge wear. In very good condition.
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$10.00
The Replacements

The Replacements

by Putnam, David

First edition first printing of the second novel in the Bruno Johnson series. In fine / fine unread condition.
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$20.00
The Broken Hearts Club

The Broken Hearts Club

by Black, Ethan aka Bob Reiss

First edition first printing of the first novel in the Conrad Voort series. SIGNED by the author on the half title page. In fine / fine condition.
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$25.00
Leviathan

Leviathan

by Boris Akunin

First edition first printing of the fourth novel in the Erast Fandorin series. In fine / fine unread condition.
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$20.00
Shooting in the Dark

Shooting in the Dark

by Baker, John

First edition first printing of the fifth novel in the Sam Turner series. Light rubbing to the surface of the dustjacket. In near fine / near fine condition.
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$15.00
The Low End of Nowhere

The Low End of Nowhere

by Stone, Michael

First edition first printing of the second novel in the Streeter series. SIGNED & Dated ( 2 / 15 / 97 ) by the author on the title page. In fine / fine unread condition.
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$10.00
On Ice # M654

On Ice # M654

by Dean, Robert George

Reprint # M654 of this Tony Hunter mystery. Light edge wear. Light reading creases. Sun fading to the spine. In fair condition.
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$8.00
Lightning

Lightning

by McBain, Ed

First edition first printing of this 87th Precinct novel. There are two faint creases that run length ways through the dustjacket, it might have been taken off and stored. Light tanning to the inside summary and bio flaps as well as the rear dustjacket panel. In near fine / near fine condition.
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$10.00
Valediction

Valediction

by Parker, Robert B

First edition first printing of the thirteenth novel in the Spenser series. Light edge wear. Price clipped otherwise in fine / near fine condition.
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$20.00
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 1971

Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine April 1971

by Halliday, Brett, Ben Hecht, Jerry Jacobson, Betty Ren Wright, Edward D. Hoch. Leonard J. Guardino, Gary Brander, Carl Henry Rathjen, Ben Wallace

First edition first appearance of this collection of two novellas, one republished short story and six short stories. Collected are the following novellas - Brett Halliday Death is My Payoff, Jerry Jacobson The Abraxas Affair. Republished story Ben Hecht The Fabulous Laundryman. The six short stories collected are: Betty Ren Wright D-Day Minus One, Edward D. Hoch Siege Perilous, Leonard J. Guardino I, Osco Brono, Am Back, Gary Brandner The Eraser, Carl Henry Rathjen Barrels of Clues, Bill Wallace The... Read more
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$20.00
Deadman: A Detective Sergeant Mulheisen Mystery

Deadman: A Detective Sergeant Mulheisen Mystery

by Jackson, Jon A

First edition first printing of the fifth Detective Sergeant Mulheisen mystery. Trace amounts of rubbing to the surface of the dustjacket. In near fine / near fine conditon.
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$20.00
Spin the Glass Web

Spin the Glass Web

by Ehrlich, Max

First Popular Library edition first printing (# 798 ) of the second novel by this author. Light edge wear. Light tanning to the pages. In very good condition.
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$10.00
Day of Fear

Day of Fear

by Creasey, John aka Gordon Ashe

First US edition first printing of the thirtieth novel in the Patrick Dawlish series. Originally written under the Gordon Ashe name in 1956. Light edge wear. Light rubbing to the surface of the dustjacket. Price clipped otherwise in near fine / near fine condition.
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$10.00
Nemesis

Nemesis

by Pronzini, Bill

First edition first printing of the thirty eighth novel in the "Nameless Detective" series. In fine / fine unread condition.
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$15.00