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1 Detective Weekly Dec. 9, 1939 Issue
NY Red Star News Co. Vol. 155, No. 2 Fair + 
11 stories and features. 112 browned pages. Tattered cover, binding still strong. Cover art shows man in fedora firing a handgun. Includes 3 "novelets -- " "At Arm's Length"by Erle Stanley Gardner; 'Pat and Mike and Murder" by William Brandon, and "Laugh, Clowns!" by Hugh B. Cave. Also a special feature by J. Edgar Hoover, "Problems of Law Enforcement. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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2 "Richmond" (Anonymous) Richmond: Scenes in the Life of a Bow Street Runner
NY Dover Publications 1976 Reprint Trade Papeback Very Good No Jacket 4to 10.25 in. Tall 
266 pp. Diagonal crease to front cover. Else near fine. Text clean. Subtitle: The first collection of detective soties (1827) in English. Author unknown; some critics believe it could be either Thomas Skinner Surr or Thomas Gaspey. Introduction by E.F. Beleiler with details about early police work in London. B 
Price: 6.00 USD
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3 Adler, Warren We Are Holding the President Hostage
NY Macmillan Publishing Co. 1986 0025003909 / 9780025003903 First Edition Cloth & Boards Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
199 pp. No markings. Minor scuff line on cover, dj chipped at corner. A suspense nover about the kidnapping of a Mafia don's daughter and grandson by Middle Eastern fanatics, which leads to the kidnapping of the U.S. president and First Lady. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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4 Allingham, Margery Ten Were Missing
NY Dell 1961 1st Paperback Edition Mass Market Paperback Good No Jacket 12mo -- 6.5 in Tall 
224 pp. Moderate toning, spint slant, front cover corner and several lower page corners creased or wrinkled. No markings in text. Originally published by Doubleday as "Tether's End." A collection of inter-related stories about 10 missing persons. Dell No. R102. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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5 Andreae, Christine Grizzly
NY Worldwide (Harlequin) 1996 0373262027 / 9780373262021 1st Paperback Edition Mass Market Paperback Near Fine  12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
250 pp. Spine uncreased, close to new. Only markings are a bookstore stamp and price on inside front cover. An English professor working for the summer at a Montana dude ranch has a mystery on her hands -- is a bear or a human killing off the tourists? Romance with a scientist is woven in. A Lee Squires mystery.  
Price: 2.00 USD
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6 Armstrong, Charlotte Lemon in the Basket
NY Coward, McCann & Geogheghan 1967 Likely Book Club Edition Cloth Very Good  No Jacket 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall 
256 pp. Spine moderately slanted, binding firm. Clean yellow cloth, no markings in text. A suspense tale about a boy who is a royal heir in the Mideast who comes to the United States for heart surgery.  
Price: 2.70 USD
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7 Ashley, Mike, Ed. Historical Whodunits
NY Barnes & Noble 1997 0760704767 / 9780760704769 7th Printing Cloth & Boards Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
522 pp. Nearly new, no markings. A collection of 23 detective stories with various pre-1900 historical backdrops. Contributors include Elizabeth Peters, Herodotus, Peter Tremayne, John Dickson Carr, and Adrian Conan Doyle. Foreword by Ellis Peters. 
Price: 4.50 USD
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8 Bailey, H.C Mr. Fortune Speaking
New York E.P. Dutton 1931 First Edition Stated Cloth Good + No Jacket 7.5 In Tall 
320 pp. pebbled orange leatherette, with black semi-circle accents. Fraying along bottom edge and spine edge and mid-section. Spine faded. Light toning of text. Text and endpapers clean., Rubbed spots on rear cover. Binding still firm. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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9 Bailey, H.C Mr. Fortune Wonders
Garden City , N.Y Doubleday 1933 Crime Club Inc. First Thus Stated Cloth Good No Jacket 8vo 8.25 in. Steele, Frederic Dorrr 
324 roughtcut pp. Black cloth with red silhouettes. Spine cloth has 3-in slit from bottom, corners bumped, joints split, but binding still fairly strong. Half-title page hanging, rest of text block OK. No markings. Collection of 8 short stories featuring detective Reggie Wonder. Spine and title page carry Crime Club logo. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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10 Bailey, H.C The Great Game
NY Doubleday, Doran 1939 Crime Club Inc. First Thus Stated Cloth Very Good No Jacket 8vo -- 8 in Tall 
309 pp., edges rubbed, corners bumped. Quarter-sized rubbing on corner of rear cover. Light foxing of rear end paper. Text clean, still fairly bright. Binding firm. Cubist style Crime Club gunman logo on front cover and spine. 
Price: 28.00 USD
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11 Bailey, H.C. A Clue for Mr. Fortune: Reggie at His Best
Garden City NY Crime Club Inc. (Doubleday, Doran) 1936 First Edition Stated Cloth Fair No Jacket 8vo -- 7.8 In Tall 
301 pp. First edition stated. ABout one-third of green cloth missing from spine backing. Rubbing along board edges. Corners rubbed. Crime Club corpse logo on spine. Endpapers browned. Text bright and clean. No marking. Binding firm. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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12 Bailey, H.C. Mr. Fortune Objects
Garden City, N.Y. Grosset & Dunlap 1935 Reprint Cloth Fair + No Jacket Anthology 8vo -- 7.75 in High 
305pp. Red cloth, heavily rubbed on spine and covers. OK as reading copy. Previous owner's name in ink on endpaper. Text clean. Binding firm. A collection of six Reggie Fortune stories: The Broken Toad, The Angel's Eye, The Little Finger, The Three Bears, The Long Dinner, and The Yellow Slugs. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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13 Bailey, H.C. Mr. Fortune Wonders
Garden City , N.Y Doubleday, Doran 1933 First US Edition Stated Cloth Very Good No Jacket 8vo -- 8 in High Steele, Frederic Dorr 
324 pp. Firm, light bumping to spine edges. Text and endpapers clean. Red silhouette illustration on black cloth, red drawing on endpaper, illustrated dividers between stories. A collection of 8 Reggie Fortune short stories. Crime Club selection with corpse logo on spine. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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14 Bailey, H.C. Mr. Fortune's Practice
NY E.P. Dutton 1924 First U.S. Edition Red Cloth Fair No Jacket 
246 pp. Most of spine cloth gone, rubbing on edges and covers near spine. Text is good and joints sastisfactory although front joint is starting to crack. A deeply discounted scarce H.C. Bailey first edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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15 Bailey, H.C. Saving a Rope
London Macdonald & Co. Publishers 1948 Likely First Edition Cloth Good No Jacket 12mo -- 7.5 In Tall 
224 pp. Blue cloth cover faded and soiled on front board, which also has two whitish scuffed spots. Spine slanted. Spine faded and browned. Corners bumped. Endpapers browned, text still bright. Binding firm but threads visible at title page. No markings. Rear endpaper chipped. A Reggie Fortune mystery. Preliminary page has "First published 1948" statement. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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16 Bailey, H.C. The Cat's Whisker: A Reggie Fortune Novel
Garden City NY Doubleday, Doran 1944 First Edition Stated Cloth Very Good Very Good 8vo -- 7.75 in Tall 
223 pp. Corners rubbed, bumped. Text clean. Spine lightly slanted. Dust jacket in mylar protector mentions wartime conservation compliance. Text clean.Foxing strip on endpaper. Part of Crime Club series. Detetive Reggie investigates murder, fire, bombing and ill will toward US troops stationed in Englanc. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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17 Bailey, H.C. This is Mr. Fortune
NY Crime Club Inc. (Doubleday, Doran) 1938 First U.S. Edition Cloth Fair No Jacket 8vo -- 7.5 In Tall 
279 pp. Lower half of spine cloth missing. Soil and 3 small rubbed spots on front board, larger rubbed area on rear board. Spine slant. Endpapers foxed. Text clean. Binding still sturdy. Pencil notes on endpaper. Collection of 6 Mr. Fortune short stories compiled for Crime Club Inc. CC corpse logo on front board. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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18 Bailey, H.C. And Perdue, Virginia The Cat's Whisker and Alarum and Excursion (Double Novel)
Garden City , N.Y Doubleday, Doran and Co. 1945 Book Club Cloth Very Good No Jacket 8vo -- 8 in Tall. 
A Crime Club selection: Two novels in single volume. "The Cat's Whisker" by Bailey, a Reggie Fortune Novel, 222 pp., and Perdue's Alarum and Exursion, 187 pp. Both very good, light scuffing on rear burgundy cover, spine partly faded but titles still legible. Text clean, binding firm. Corners lightly bumped. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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A Queer Kind Of Love: A Pharoah Love Mystery (Stonewall Inn Mysteries), Baxt, George
19 Baxt, George A Queer Kind Of Love: A Pharoah Love Mystery (Stonewall Inn Mysteries)
NY St. Martin's Griffin 1995 0312131526 / 9780312131524 1st Paperback Edition Trade Paperback Very Good 8vo -- 8.25 in. 
279 pp. Almost new, no spine creasing, or markings. Gay black detective Pharoah Love finds himself dealing with divas, impersonators and mobsters in Manhattan. Fourth in the Love adventures, part of the Stonewall Inn Mysteries series. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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20 Benjamin, Carol Lee Dash, P.I. -- This Dog for Hire & The Dog Who Knew Too Much
NY . Walker & Co. 1997 1568655770 / 9781568655772 Reprint Boards Very Good  Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
394 pp. Tear on dj at top of spine, sticker remains on dj. Bookstore stamping on front endpaper. Otherwise clean, very light wear, sturdy binding. A pair of Rachel Alexander mysteries, in both of which she is assisted by Dashiell the pit bull. Both are set in New York.  
Price: 3.60 USD
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