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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.



The Wheel That Turned
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The Wheel That Turned

by Kathleen Moore Knight

  • Used
  • Fine
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - Fine
Edition
James Cagney's personal copy
Seller
London, Kentucky
Item Price
$350.00

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Inscribed by author to James Cagney - a neighbor from Martha's Vineyard. Unique copy. In Fine condition with dust jacket.
Serious inquiries only please!
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$350.00
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

by Larsson, Stieg

  • Used
  • near fine
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Near Fine
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 13
9781847242532
ISBN 10
1847242537
Seller
Madill, Oklahoma
Item Price
$1,199.95

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Maclehose Press. Hardback. Near Fine/Near Fine. 2008. Hardback. Near Fine. First UK Edition. First Print. Very collectible copy, excellent addition to your collection. Dust jacket is protected with a Mylar cover. Books are packed and shipped in boxes.
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$1,199.95
The House Without a Key (True First Edition)
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The House Without a Key (True First Edition)

by Earl Derr Biggers

  • Used
  • good
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Good
Edition
First edition
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
KENT, Connecticut
Item Price
$240.00

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True First Edition, First Printing, without the bow and arrow colophon printed on the copyright page.This is the first appearance of Charlie Chan.Set on the Big island in Hawaii
Item Price
$240.00
Murder in Three Acts
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Murder in Three Acts: A Poirot Mystery Story

by Agatha Christie

  • Used
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Idledale, Colorado
Item Price
$2,400.00

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New York: Dodd Mead, 1934. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.A Poirot Mystery Story. Printed in the United States of America by the Vail Ballou Press. Haberstock dust jacket has clear backing with minimal tape residue. Orange cloth with black lettering. Red Badge end papers. Pages crisp and clean. Some light water damage and bleeding at the tops of pages throughout. Some pages worse than others.
Item Price
$2,400.00
The Woman In White
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The Woman In White

by Collins, Wilkie

  • Used
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Good-
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Salem, Oregon
Item Price
$1,200.00

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The Woman In White (1860 Harper & Brothers 1st Edition) BY WILKIE COLLINS. New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1860.[2], 260, [4, ads] pp. Publisher's brown stamped heavy cardboard boards with elaborate blind stamped Harper and Brothers cartouche on front and back boards. Ads state B. Miss Mulock spelled correctly. Used. Good- Condition. Our copy lacks it's spine. Some water-spotting noted. Please see our photos. States 1860 on the title page. In-text illustrations by John McLenan. Both pairs of chocolate brown endpapers are in good shape. Please see our photos. First American edition, second state, with first page of rear ads headed "By Miss Mulock," listing eleven titles, and verso advertising The Mill on the Floss. [Gasson p. 160.] A Haycraft Queen Cornerstone, a smash success upon publication. Has become rare, like the author's gift for spellbinding tales. This book is acknowledged as creating and popularizing the detective/mystery genre in Victorian Great Britain. Will ship from Oregon.
Item Price
$1,200.00
Always Comes Evening
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Always Comes Evening

by Robert E Howard

  • Used
  • Fine
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Fine
Edition
First edition
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Item Price
$700.00

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1957. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This book is in Fine condition and has a near fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright.
Item Price
$700.00
Appointment With Death
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Appointment With Death

by Agatha Christie

  • Used
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good-
Edition
first
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Cave Creek, Arizona
Item Price
$200.00

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First edition, first impression. 1938 Original orange cloth cover book is bright but it looks as though it had some type of cover at one time that was removed to reveal a lovely bright orange. Some of old cover still remains. Not ex-library, no ownership marks. A 2"x 1/2" piece removed from top right corner of Part I page. FEP and last two Advert pages a little loose and split from spine but holding. Lightly smudged here and there throughout. For it's age a very nice collectible book. Comes in a nice facsimile dust jacket mylar protected.
Item Price
$200.00
Murder in Mesopotamia
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Murder in Mesopotamia

by Agatha Christie

  • Used
  • very good
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
first/3rd
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Cave Creek, Arizona
Item Price
$100.00

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First edition, state 3rd printing same month/year as first. Book is bright orange with smudging to spine and fading to spine. No ownership marks, not ex-library pages are tight, lightly toned with a little smudging on a few pages. All pages in tact including the adverts at back. Dust jacket is a facsimile copy of correct original. It comes in removable mylar.
Item Price
$100.00
Nancy's Mysterious Letter
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Nancy's Mysterious Letter

by Keene, Carolyn

  • Used
  • good
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Good
Edition
Reprint Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Salem, Oregon
Item Price
$200.00

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Nancy's Mysterious Letter: Keene, Carolyn. Copyright 1932, Grosset & Dunlap. RARE Nancy Drew #8, 1939 issue thus. Includes original "HEADLINE BOOKS FOR GIRLS" DUST JACKET. RUSSELL H. TANDY COVER ART. Since the dj Back panel authors are: Faith Baldwin through Ann Spence Warner and titles listed were published in 1931, this may be a first state unclipped dust jacket. Price on front flap is 5050. USED. Good Condition/ Good Condition DJ. Summary: "By mistake Nancy Drew receives a letter from England intended for an heiress, also named Nancy Drew. When Nancy undertakes a search for the missing young woman, it becomes obvious that a ruthless, dangerous man is determined to prevent her from finding the heiress or himself."
Item Price
$200.00
A Caribbean Mystery
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A Caribbean Mystery: Miss Marple Mystery

by Agatha Christie

  • Used
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good +
Edition
First edition
Seller
Harlow, Essex
Item Price
$105.32

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London: Collins, 1964. First edition. Original Binding. Very Good +/very good +. Condition of the Dust Jacket: The original dust jacket is in Very Good + condition with the price neatly clipped. Condition of the Binding: The original two-tone red binding with gilt lettering to the spine is in Near Fine condition with the slightest of knocks to the top and bottom of the spine. Condition of the Pages: There are 256 numbered pages that are in Very Good condition being exceptionally clean, tightly bound-in with an inscription to the front blank free endpaper and very occasional spotting. AC096
Item Price
$105.32
The Seven Dials Mystery (Midnight Mysteries)
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The Seven Dials Mystery (Midnight Mysteries)

by Christie, Agatha

  • Used
  • first
Condition
Used - Good-
Edition
First Edition Thus
Seller
Salem, Oregon
Item Price
$144.95

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The Seven Dials Mystery (Midnight Mysteries) 1944 Books, Inc. Stated 1st. Pr. Thus) RARE IN THIS EDITION. By Agatha Christie. USED. Good-/ No DJ. Black boards, gold titling on spine. Light pop bottle rings mar front board. Original copyright by Dodd, Mead 1929. Loose last gather has been neatly taped in. A clean copy. Summary: "When Gerald Wade died, apparently from an overdose of sleeping draught seven clocks appeared on the mantelpiece. Who put them there and had they any connection with the night club in Seven Dials? This is the mystery that Bill Eversleigh and Bundle and two other young people set out to investigate...".
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$144.95
The Invisible Man
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The Invisible Man: A Grotesque Romance

by H.G. Wells

  • Used
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Half Bound Very Good +
Edition
First Edtion/First Printing
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Metarie, Louisiana
Item Price
$2,400.00

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The Invisible Man: A Grotesque Romance; C. Arthur Pearson LTD; London, 1897. FIRST EDITION; FIRST PRINTING; Half-title; title pp in orange and black with p"2" numbering 1st. page, and integral advertisement leaves at end. (A few small stains to a few leaves). Half bound (with rebacking & recorning & endpapers renewed) in gilt-ruled crushed red morocco; original red cloth front/back covers in publisher's red cloth gilt. A handsome copy of a classic horror novel written by a "father of modern horror/sci/fi" H.G. Wells. Veering from the first person narrative perspective of his previous novels, "The Time Machine" and "The Island of Dr. Moreau", Wells adopts a third-person objective point of view The novel is considered influential for its time, and helped establish Wells as the "father of science fiction"[1]. One of the main inspirations for Wells when writing The Invisible Man was Plato's Republic, which impacted him significantly when he read it as an adolescent. The legend of the "Ring of… Read More
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$2,400.00
The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd
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The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd

by Christie, Agatha

  • Used
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good-
Edition
Stated 7th Printing Thus
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Salem, Oregon
Item Price
$3,500.00

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The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd (1926, Dodd, Mead. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Stated 7th Printing Thus, December, 1926. USED. VG-/ New Fax Dust Jacket. Agatha Christie. HERCULE POIROT. A nice copy. Considered to be one of Agatha Christie's most controversial mysteries, he Murder of Roger Ackroyd breaks all the rules of traditional mystery writing. The peaceful English village of King's Abbot is stunned. First, the attractive widow Ferrars dies from an overdose of veronal. Not twenty-four hours later, Roger Ackroyd—the man she had planned to marry—is murdered. It is a baffling, complex case involving blackmail, suicide, and violent death, a cast that taxes Hercule Poirot's "little grey cells" before he reaches one of the most startling conclusions of his fabled career." Will ship from Oregon.
Item Price
$3,500.00
THE MARBLE FOREST   **SIGNED COPY**
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THE MARBLE FOREST **SIGNED COPY**

by Durrant, Theo (written By Terry Adler, Anthony Boucher, Eunice Mays Boyd, Florence Ostern Faulkner, Allen Hymson, Cary Lucas, Dana Lyon, Lenore Glen Offord, Virginia Rath, Richard Shattuck, Darwin L. Teilhet & William Worley.)

  • Used
  • near fine
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
Seller
Warwick, Rhode Island
Item Price
$384.00

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N.Y.: Alfred A Knopf Inc, 1951. 1st edition, so stated. Red decorated boards with black lettering and picture at front. Very light wear at edges with some very minor soiling at spine else a near fine copy in dust jacket with very light soiling, not price clipped, $2.50 price intact, in protective mylar cover. Durrant is a psuedonym for 12 authors: Terry Adler, Anthony Boucher, Eunice Mays Boyd, Florence Ostern Faulkner, Allen Hymson, Cary Lucas, Dana Lyon, Lenore Glen Offord, Virginia Rath, Richard Shattuck, Darwin L. Teilhet & William Worley. "Durrant" dedicated the book to these 12 writers. This copy, although not marked as such, comes from the Otto Penzler collection and is SIGNED BY 10 OF THE 12 CONTRIBUTORS. Rare ... [pencil notes by Otto on front free endpaper] "Agrim graveyard tryst in which Rod Barratt, attempting to find his little girl who had been kidnapped and buried alive in a stolen casket, spends a long night in the cemetery, opening up graves. And as… Read More
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$384.00
AND THEN THERE WERE NONE
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AND THEN THERE WERE NONE

by Christie, Agatha

  • Used
  • first
Condition
Used
Seller
Middletown, Maryland
Item Price
$3,500.00

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New York: Dodd Mead, 1940. Exceedingly scarce first U.S. edition and 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 in dust jacket missing portions of upper and lower spine but otherwise quite good. Scarce to rare in dust jacket.
Item Price
$3,500.00