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Everyone loves a good mystery novel, and Biblio is proud to present a large collection of antique and rare collectible mystery books and novels in the Biblio Rare Book Room. There are hard to find first editions of beloved mystery novels, and there are some incredible multi-volume and multi-book sets from you favorite mystery novels. If you are passionate about mystery books and mystery novels, be sure to peruse the rare collectible mystery books featured below in the Biblio Rare Book Room.

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Spanish Blood: A Collection of Short Stories
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Spanish Blood: A Collection of Short Stories

by Raymond Chandler

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First
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221 pages. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 1/2" bound in original publisher's black with red label decorative scroll to spine and front cover in original pictorial jacket. First edition.Adventure, Love and Terror in this Collection of five great Crime stories: Spanish Blood, The King in Yellow, Pearls are a Nuisance, Nevada Gas, and Trouble is My Business. While these stories were previously published in paperback form, this is their first publication in a hardcover format.Condition:Corners bumped, pages age toned as usual. Jacket chipped at spine ends and corners, some light edge wear else a very good copy in like jacket.
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THE ADVENTURES OF ROMNEY PRINGLE

THE ADVENTURES OF ROMNEY PRINGLE

by ASHDOWN, CLIFFORD (R. AUSTIN FREEMAN & DR. JOHN JAMES PITCAIRN)

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FIRST EDITION
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LONDON: WARD, LOCK, AND CO. LTD. VERY GOOD WITHOUT D.J.. PUB 1902. FIRST EDITION. HARDCOVER. ISBN: PRINGLE WAS KIND OF A GENTLEMAN THIEF. THIS IS THE QUEEN'S QUORUM TITLE (# 30) OF LEGENDARY RARITY WHICHQUEEN HIMSELF OPINES WAS "DESTINED TO BECOME THE RAREST VOLUME OFDETECTIVE-CRIME SHORT STORIES PUBLISHED IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY." IN1951 QUEEN REPORTED: "BIBLIOPHILES AND BOOKSCOUTS HAVE SCOURED ENGLANDAND AMERICA, SEEKING IN THE MOST LIKELY AND UNLIKELY PLACES; YET AFTERNEARLY FIFTY YEARS OF EAGLE-EYED AND EXPERT EXCAVATING, THE RECORDEDCOPIES TOTAL EXACTLY SIX- NO MORE, NO LESS." THE ADRIAN GOLDSTONE COPYWHICH WAS RESOLD AT SOTHEBY'S IN DECEMBER 2000 HAS BLUE CLOTH COVEREDBOARDS. ONE WONDERS IF THERE WERE INDEED SO FEW COPIES WHY MORE THAN ONECOLOR OF CLOTH WAS USED, BUT AFTER ANOTHER 55 YEARS SINCE QUEEN MADE THEABOVE STATEMENT ONLY A FEW OTHERS SEEMED TO HAVE TURNED UP SO HISORIGINAL INFORMAL CENSUS MAY BE SOMETHING OTHER THAN EXAGERATION WHICHWAS HOW IT WAS CHARACTERIZED IN THE 1981 ADRIAN… Read More
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Murder in the Queen's Armes (signed 1st)
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Murder in the Queen's Armes (signed 1st)

by Elkins, Aaron J

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Used - Near Fine
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1st Edition
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Hardcover
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First edition 1st printing, Near Fine, tight and unread book, slightly crimped top of spine, with some mild waviness on paste-downs; Near Fine black jacket has mild, vertical rubs, slight wear along folds, and touch of waviness. This copy has been signed by Elkins on the title page. This is the third Gideon Oliver mystery.
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The Second Chandler Omnibus.

The Second Chandler Omnibus.

by Chandler, Raymond.

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Used
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First Printing of the First UK Edition
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Hardcover
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London:: Hamish Hamilton,, 1962.. First Printing of the First UK Edition. A Very Good Plus copy with owner's name and two small brown spots on flyleaf in a Near Fine, unclipped dj with a touch of soiling to the rear panel of the jacket and a closed edge tear. Contains: The Little Sister, The Long Good-bye, and Playback. With an introduction from Chandler's essay, The Simple Art of Murder.
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Crows Can't Count

Crows Can't Count

by Fair, A.A. (Erle Stanley Gardner)

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Used - Very Good
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1st Edition
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Hardcover
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Rockville, Maryland
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NY: William Morrow and Company, 1946. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 1946 William Morrow True First/First of this early Gardner mystery written as A A Fair. In VG/Good condition. Not ex-library. With the HB having a bit of a lean and a previous owner name on the ffep. The unclipped DJ shows $ 2.00 and has wear and just a bit of paper loss at the edges, spine ends. and corners. Now repaired and placed in mylar.
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SOURCE FOR EDGAR ALLAN POE:  Passages from the Diary of a Late Physician
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SOURCE FOR EDGAR ALLAN POE: Passages from the Diary of a Late Physician

by Warren, Samuel (1807-1877)

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Used - Very Good
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1st Edition
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Hardcover
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh: William Blackwood, 1832. 1st Edition . Half leather. Very Good. First edition (published 1832-38), octavo, three volumes; xii, 388; 409; 509pp. In contemporary half calf (lightly worn), spines divided into five compartments with gilt rolls and double fillets, gilt lettered titles and volume numbers to second and fourth compartments respectively. Early ownership labels to front endpapers, neat early ink ownership names to head of each title page, early pencil ownership inscription to opening blank of volume three, half-titles present in all three volumes. Clean attractive copy in first edition of Warren's often macabre tales that have received considerable scholarly attention as a source for Edgar Allan Poe's works of mystery and the supernatural.
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The Woman In White
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The Woman In White

by Collins, Wilkie

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Used - Good-
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2nd Printing Thus
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Hardcover
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Salem, Oregon
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The Woman In White (1860 Harper & Brothers First Edition Second Printing Thus. BY WILKIE COLLINS. New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, States 1860 on the title page. In-text illustrations by John McLenan. Publisher's dk. brown stamped heavy cardboard boards with H&B cartouche on front and back boards. Ads are 2nd state. Miss Mulock spelled correctly. News lists page is dated August, 1860. Ads list eleven titles, and verso advertising The Mill on the Floss [Gasson p. 160.]Used. Good- Condition: Our copy lacks its spine, otherwise in good condition and a good candidate for rebinding. Chocolate brown endpapers are in good shape. Please see our photos. YOUR OFFERS ARE WELCOME HERE!
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The Mysterious Affair At Styles (1935 Bodley Head Half-Crown Edition)
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The Mysterious Affair At Styles (1935 Bodley Head Half-Crown Edition)

by Christie, Agatha

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Used - Good
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Stated Half-Crown Edition
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Hardcover
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The Mysterious Affair At Styles (1935 Bodley Head Half-Crown Edition) THE FIRST HERCULE POIROT TITLE EVER WRITTEN BY CHRISTIE. Mandarin Orange cloth boards with black and green stripes on front cover. Black Titling. States Bodley Head on spine. Spine may be slightly sunned. Pages are fairly bright. Foxing noted, chiefly at the title page and verso. Used. Good Condition / New fax candlestick motif dust jacket. Hardcover. Made and printed in Great Britain by Butler & Tanner, Ltd., Frome and London. YOUR OFFERS ARE WELCOME HERE!
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The Rio Casino Intrigue, A Major North Intrigue Novel
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The Rio Casino Intrigue, A Major North Intrigue Novel

by Mason, Van Wyck

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Used - Good
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First Edition
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Hardcover
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Salem, Oregon
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Mason, Van Wyck. The Rio Casino Intrigue, A Major North Intrigue Novel. Reynal & Hitchcock First Edition, 1941. MYSTERY. Used. Good/Good rare unclipped dust jacket Original $2.00 item price appears on the back flap. now protected in a mylar wrap.
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The Glass Key
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The Glass Key

by Hammett, Dashiell

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Used - Good-
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Reprint Edition
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Hardcover
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Salem, Oregon
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Hammett, Dashiell: The Glass Key. Grosset & Dunlap Movie Tie-In Edition, 1931. Detective Mystery. USED. Good condition hardcover in Good- condition Rare Original Madison Square lime green movie cast Dust Jacket features Brian Donleavy, Veronica Lake and Alan Ladd.
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Jamaica Inn (With Rex Whistler Dust Jacket)
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Jamaica Inn (With Rex Whistler Dust Jacket)

by Du Maurier, Daphne

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Used - Good
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Book Club Edition
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By Daphne Du Maurier. Jamaica Inn, Doubleday & Company MXXXVI, BCE. 243 pages. INCLUDES RARE ORIGINAL REX WHISTLER 1ST EDITION UNCLIPPED DUST JACKET. Fits volume size 5 3/8 X 8 1/8. Original cover price $4.50. Includes good condition Library bound. DJ is taped to the book. YOUR OFFERS ARE WELCOME HERE!
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Ten Little Indians (Greenway Edition)
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Ten Little Indians (Greenway Edition)

by Christie, Agatha

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2nd Impression Thus
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Ten Little Indians Dodd, Mead Greenway Edition, Copyright 1967 by Agatha Christie Mallowan. States: First published in the Greenway Edition in the United States 1978. Number line starts with 2. Used. VERY GOOD/ VG Unclipped original bright orange fish motif dust jacket. ffp $8.95 A nice, crisp copy in a mylar wrap. DJ spine states 24. Our DJ spine is slightly sunned. "Ten Little Indians, aka And Then There Were None and (offensive language alert) Ten Little N*ggers, is a mystery novel by the English writer Agatha Christie, described by her as the most difficult of her books to write. It was first published in the United Kingdom by the Collins Crime Club on 6 November, 1939 as Ten Little N-ggers, after the children's counting and minstrel song, which serves as a major plot element."
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AND THEN THERE WERE NONE
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AND THEN THERE WERE NONE

by Christie, Agatha

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New York: Dodd Mead, 1940. Exceedingly scarce first U.S. edition, the first edition with this title. Originally published in the UK with a racist term in the title. AND THEN THERE WERE NONE is the world's best-selling mystery and one of the best-selling books of all time. Adapted numerous times for film, radio, stage, and television. Good to very good with some tanning to upper and lower spine areas; in fair to good price-clipped dust jacket with portions of upper and lower spine missing, few areas of internal archival-tape repair, and rubbed creasing to front panel. Scarce to rare in dust jacket.
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The Case-Book Of Sherlock Holmes (Cheaper Edition)
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The Case-Book Of Sherlock Holmes (Cheaper Edition)

by Doyle, Arthur Conan

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Cheaper Edition
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The Case-book Of Sherlock Holmes. By Arthur Conan Doyle. Publisher: John Murray, 1929 Cheaper Edition. Short story anthology. Detective fiction. Used. Clean and square. Protected in a mylar wrap. Good Condition/Good- ORIGINAL DUST JACKET illustrated by J. Abby. Blue blind-stamped cloth. Toning as is typical of this edition. RARE original, White, blue and red pictorial dust-wrapper. Priced at 2/- net to the bottom right of the front panel. Back panel of the jacket lists "New volumes in Murray's Fiction Library. The 12 Titles listed there are from Beau Geste to The Black Flemings. 320pp. 4 5/8 X 7. A great find. Adventures included here are: The illustrious Client; The Blanched Soldier, The Mazarin Stone, The Three Gables, The Sussex Vampire, The Three Garridebs, The Problem of Thor Bridge, The Creeping Man, The Lion's Mane, The Veiled Lodger, Shoscombe Old Place, The Retired Colourman.
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Evil Under the Sun (A Hercule Poirot Detective Novel)

Evil Under the Sun (A Hercule Poirot Detective Novel)

by Christie, Agatha

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First American Edition
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Agatha Christie. Evil Under The Sun (A Hercule Poirot Detective Novel). WITH NEW FAX JACKET. Copyright 1940,1941 by Agatha Christie Mallowan. Dodd, Mead First American Edition. USED. Good-Condition. Light Blue cloth cover. Fabric is split at spine. 260 pages. 5 ½ X 8 Inches. "Synopsis. A quiet holiday at a secluded hotel in Devon is all that Hercule Poirot wants, but among his fellow guests is a beautiful and vain woman who, seemingly oblivious to her own husband, revels in the attention of another woman's husband." YOUR OFFERS ARE WELCOME HERE!
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