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Detective Weekly Dec. 9, 1939 Issue

By: N/A

Price: $14.00

Publisher: NY, Red Star News Co.:

Edition: Vol. 155, No. 2.

Seller ID: 005730


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. View more info

Richmond: Scenes in the Life of a Bow Street Runner

By: "Richmond" (Anonymous)

Price: $6.00

Publisher: NY, Dover Publications: 1976

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 009875


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 Size: 4to 10.25 in. Tall View more info

We Are Holding the President Hostage

By: Adler, Warren

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Macmillan Publishing Co.: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001066


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. View more info

Ten Were Missing

By: Allingham, Margery

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Dell: 1961

Edition: 1st Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 005823


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. View more info

Grizzly

By: Andreae, Christine

Price: $2.00

Publisher: NY, Worldwide (Harlequin): 1996

Edition: 1st Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 004202


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. View more info

Lemon in the Basket

By: Armstrong, Charlotte

Price: $3.00

Publisher: NY, Coward, McCann & Geogheghan: 1967

Edition: Likely Book Club Edition

Seller ID: 004615


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. View more info

Historical Whodunits

By: Ashley, Mike, Ed.

Price: $4.50

Publisher: NY, Barnes & Noble: 1997

Edition: 7th Printing

Seller ID: 003344


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. View more info

The Great Game

By: Bailey, H.C

Price: $28.00

Publisher: NY, Doubleday, Doran: 1939

Edition: Crime Club Inc. First Thus Stated.

Seller ID: 009385


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. Size: 8vo -- 8 in Tall View more info

Mr. Fortune Speaking

By: Bailey, H.C

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, E.P. Dutton: 1931

Edition: First Edition Stated.

Seller ID: 009421


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. Size: 7.5 In Tall View more info

Mr. Fortune Wonders

By: Bailey, H.C

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Garden City , N.Y, Doubleday: 1933

Edition: Crime Club Inc. First Thus Stated.

Seller ID: 009719


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. Size: 8vo 8.25 in. View more info

The Cat's Whisker: A Reggie Fortune Novel

By: Bailey, H.C.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday, Doran: 1944

Edition: First Edition Stated.

Seller ID: 009560


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. Size: 8vo -- 7.75 in Tall View more info

Mr. Fortune's Practice

By: Bailey, H.C.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: NY, E.P. Dutton: 1924

Edition: First U.S. Edition.

Seller ID: 009758


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. View more info

Mr. Fortune Wonders

By: Bailey, H.C.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Garden City , N.Y, Doubleday, Doran: 1933

Edition: First US Edition Stated.

Seller ID: 009765


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. Size: 8vo -- 8 in High View more info

A Clue for Mr. Fortune: Reggie at His Best

By: Bailey, H.C.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Crime Club Inc. (Doubleday, Doran): 1936

Edition: First Edition Stated.

Seller ID: 009860


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. Size: 8vo -- 7.8 In Tall View more info

This is Mr. Fortune

By: Bailey, H.C.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: NY, Crime Club Inc. (Doubleday, Doran): 1938

Edition: First U.S. Edition.

Seller ID: 009925


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. Size: 8vo -- 7.5 In Tall View more info

The Apprehensive Dog

By: Bailey, H.C.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday, Doran & Co.: 1942

Edition: First Edition Stated.

Seller ID: 010169


294 pp. Jacket rubbed along spine corner, pasted to faded scarlet boards. Stampings from Ideal Readers Library in Philadelpia. End page following p. 294 is excised. Published for Crime Club wth CC logo. In this Reggie Fortune novel, the doctor finds a nervous black spaniel can help him solve a woman's mysterious death in the village of Marstow, UK. End papers browned. Size: 8vo -- 8 in Tall View more info

Mr. Fortune Finds a Pig

By: Bailey, H.C.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Garden City , N.Y, Doubleday, Doran & Co.: 1943

Edition: First U.S Edition Stated.

Seller ID: 010205


269 pp. Light soil to spine and edges, light rubbing along jacket spien edge. Mylar protector. Pencilled price on endpaper, no other markings. A Crime Club selection, price clipped on jacket. Jacket flap has war bonds ad, and introductory page says printing complied with wartime restrictions. Size: 8vo -- 8.25 in. View more info

Meet Mr. Fortune: A Reggie Fortune Omnibus

By: Bailey, H.C.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NY, Book League of America: 1942

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 010299


546 pp. Moderate edgewear and scuffing, most of spine cloth detached along upper joint, hanging by lower joint. OK as reading copy. Text clean. Pencil name and price on front endpaper A collection of Reggie Fortune stories, including the novella "The Bishop's Game," (189 pp) and 12 shorter tales. "Mr. Fortune" introduces the doctor-turned-detective and describes his methods. Size: 8vo -- 8 in Tall View more info

Shadow on the Wall

By: Bailey, H.C.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Modern Publishing:

Seller ID: 010301


184 pp., 29 chapters. Red cloth lightly faded along top edge of front board. Boards lightly bowed, dampness spotting on lower right corner of board and 3 preliminary pages.Corners bumped. ight scuffing on rear board. Light foxing on end papers. Text clean. Size: 8mo -- 8 in Tall View more info

Meet Mr. Fortune: A Reggie Fortune Omnibus

By: Bailey, H.C.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Book League of America: 1942

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 010326


546 pp. Light edgewear on red cloth, some foxing on endpapers, minor chipping. Mylar protector, previous owner's stamping on both front endpapers. Text clean. A collection of Reggie Fortune stories, including the novella "The Bishop's Game," (189 pp) and 12 shorter tales. "Mr. Fortune" introduces the doctor-turned-detective and describes his methods. Size: 8vo -- 8 in Tall View more info