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Bodies in a Bookshop

By: Campbell, R.T.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Dover Publications: 1984

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 010184

Condition: Very Good


178 pp. Thumbed, corners bumped. Spine uncreased. Binding sturdy. Text clean. A botanist prowling bookstores of London in search of an out of print volume discovers two corpses in a back room. A professor, chief inspector and others join in to help solve the crime. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall View more info

Day of the Dingo

By: Carter, Nick

Price: $2.50

Publisher: NY, Charter (Grosset & Dunlap): 1980

Edition: 1st Thus.

Seller ID: 002730

ISBN: 0441139353

Condition: Very Good +


248 pp. Nearly new, no markings. Firm binding, light toning. Nick Carter becomes a reporter in an effort to foil a neutron bomb plot in Australia. Cover shows Nick in red turtleneck with a revolver in his hand and missiles in background. Part of the Killmaster series. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

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Cyberkiss

By: Chapman, Sally

Price: $3.50

Publisher: NY, St.Martin's Press: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002194

ISBN: 0312139527

Condition: Very Good


259 pp. Tight binding. Nearly new. Scuffing on upper right corner of dust jacket from rough removal of a price sticker. No markings. Detective pair Julie and Vic take on the case of a man being stalked on the Internet. The case turns more challenging when the client and his girlfriend are murdered. Part of the Silicon Vally Mystery series. View more info

A Pocket Full of Rye

By: Christie, Agatha

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Dodd, Mead: 1953

Edition: Red Badge Detective.

Seller ID: 009553

Condition: Very Good


211 pp. Light bumping to spine edges, light rubbing of corners. Slight spine slant. Text clean; light foxing on endpapers. Red "Red Badge Detective" shield on green front cover and spine. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall View more info

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Blood Work

By: Connelly, Michael

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Boston, Little Brown & Co.: 1998

Edition: BCE

Seller ID: 005252

ISBN: 0316153990

Condition: Very Good


393 pp. Spine slanted. Clean, no markings except for a "2" written on endpaper. View more info

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Chasing the Dime

By: Connelly, Michael

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown & Co.: 2002

Edition: Stated First Edition

Seller ID: 005206

ISBN: 0316153915

Condition: Very Good +


371 pp. Slight bumping at top and bottom of spine. Light soil in spine area. No markings or writing. Henry Pierce has a new phone number but starts getting calls for an escort girl, leading him into a seamy underworld. View more info

Chasing Away the Devil

By: Cooper, Susan Rogers

Price: $3.00

Publisher: NY, Worldwide: 1993

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 009914

ISBN: 0373261292

Condition: Very Good


250 pp. Spine slant, light spine creasing.Text clean. A Milt Kovak Mystery. The Oklahoma sheriff finds himself investigating the murder of his longtime girlfriend. Reprint of a St. Martin's edition. Size: 12mo -- 6.8 In Tall View more info

Focus on Murder

By: Coxe, George Harmon

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Alfred A. Knopf: 1954

Edition: Book Club

Seller ID: 006034

Condition: Very Good +


209 PP. Light spine edgewear. Author's logo in blue on grey cloth on front cover, Borzoi logo on rear cover. Previous owner's decorative book plate on front endpaper with name blacked out. Date in small ink letters along gutter of front endpaper. Text still bright. Another Kent Murdoch mystery in which the news photographer-sleuth pursues the murder of reporter Ralph Stacy. View more info

Being Dead

By: Crace, Jim

Price: $2.00

Publisher: NY, Picador (Farrar, Straus & Giroux): 2001

Edition: 1st American Edition.

Seller ID: 003130

Condition: Good


195 pp. Bookstore stamp on preliminary page, otherwise no markings. Text has rippling, spine uncreased. The tale opens with the discovery of the bodies of a middle-aged husband and wife in the dunes and then backtracks into the circumstances that led to their demise. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

The Cask

By: Crofts, Freeman Wills

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Dover Pubns: 1977

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 010166

ISBN: 0486234576

Condition: Very Good +


318 pp. Light edgewear and thumbing. Text clean, spine uncreased. 318 pp. A sturdy Dover reprint ot a classic detective yarn first published in the UK in 1920. As wine casks are unloaded from a ship, one breaks open, revealing gold coins and a woman's body. An early title from the Golden Age of the detective story. Size: 8vo -- 8.24 in. View more info

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Selected Letters of Dashiell Hammett : 1921-1960

By: Dashiell Hammett (Layman, Richard and Rivett, Julie, Eds.)

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Counterpoint (Perseus): 2002

Edition: 1st Printing Stated..

Seller ID: 009897

ISBN: 1582432104

Condition: Near Fine


650 pp. Close to new, small slash mark on top edge near spine. Lightly thumbed. Index. 16 pp. glossy b&w photos. Crisp and square. With introduction by his daughter,Josephine Hammett Marshall, and a preface by Layman, his biographer. Hundreds of letters gathered from relatives and friends of the deceased master of the hardboiled detective story. Many were directed to his immediate family but a large number were written to Lillian Hellman, longtime friend and mistress. Hammett is open about his many flaws, including drinking, and his experiences with Hollywood's blacklist against leftists. Size... View more info

Detective Weekly Dec. 9, 1939 Issue

By: Detective Weekly

Price: $14.00

Publisher: NY, Red Star News Co.: 0

Edition: Vol. 155, No. 2.

Seller ID: 005730

Condition: 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. View more info

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Wavewalker

By: Duffy, Stella

Price: $3.50

Publisher: NY, Serpents Tail: 1996

Edition: First U.S. Edition

Seller ID: 005839

ISBN: 1852425083

Condition: Very Good


261 pp. Light spine creasing but still close to new. No markings. A lesbian detective story featuring Saz Martin who investigates a self-proclaimed therapist and guru. Part of the Mask Noir series. View more info

The Mugger

By: Ed McBain

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Avon Books: 1986

Edition: First Thus.

Seller ID: 009908

ISBN: 038070384X

Condition: Good


153 pp. Light chipping of cover. Spine creased. Text clean. Marketed as a free bonus book, companion to "Lullaby." Size: 12mo -- 7 in Tall View more info

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A Certain Dr Thorndyke

By: Freeman, R. Austin

Price: $7.50

Publisher: NY, House of Stratus: 2001

Edition: First paperback Printing, this Edition.

Seller ID: 009215

ISBN: 0755103491

Condition: Fine


270 pp. Nearly new, no markings. Gift quality. Part of the Dr. Thorndyike series by the British writer regarded as the father of the scientific detective story. A tale about a jewel hoarder threatened by a possible heist. Size: 8vo -- 8 in Tall View more info

Dr. Thorndyke Intervenes

By: Freeman, R. Austin

Price: $18.00

Publisher: NY, A.L. Burt Co.: 0

Edition: Reprint of 1933 Dodd Mead Edition.

Seller ID: 009304

Condition: Very Good


344 pp. Bright orange cloth is faded on spine. Titling only, no designs on cover. Light rubbing on edges. Inside cover is stamped "Public Library Newfield -- Maine" but the copy has no other ex-library stampings or pastings. Frontis illustration showing a gravestone epitaph is starting to detach Title page opyright page lists a Dodd, Mead copyright of 1933. Actual printing and binding done at Grady Bookbinding in NY. 39th tale in the Dr. Thorndyke medical-legal detective series. In this case, Thorndyke assists an American in a probate case involving the challenged estate of English Ear... View more info

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Helen Vardon's Confession (Dr. Thorndyke)

By: Freeman, R. Austin

Price: $12.00

Publisher: North Yorkshire, UK, House of Stratus: 2008

Edition: 1st Paperback Edition.

Seller ID: 010021

ISBN: 0755103637

Condition: Very Good +


387 pp., thumbed but lightly read, spine uncreased. No markings. A Doctor Thorndyke Mystery. Helen overhears her father promising her in marriage to a blackmailer. Size: 8vo -- 8 in Tall View more info

Monsieur Lecoq

By: Gaboriau, Emile

Price: $9.00

Publisher: NY, Dover Publications: 1975

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 010026

Condition: Very Good


278 pp., plus advertising matter. 28 preliminary pages giving an introduction and a Gaboriau bibliography by editor E.F. Bleiler. Text clean. Corners thumbed. Spine uncreased. Light bump on fore edge of cover, pushing in a few pages of text. Novel first published in 1869. Young detective Lecoq solves his first murder case. Size: 8vo --8.5 In. View more info

The Clue of the Forgotten Murder

By: Gardner, Erle Stanley

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Pocket Books: 1958

Edition: Cardinal.

Seller ID: 009310

Condition: Good


220 pp. Text yellowed, Corner creases. Binding OK. Cover shows a blonde in a negligee entering a room with a gunman behind the door. Rear cover is headlined "Drunken banker picked up with girl hitchhiker." Size: 12mo -- 6.25 in Tall View more info

The Case of the Murderer's Bridge and Other Stories

By: Gardner, Erle Stanley

Price: $35.00

Publisher: NY, Davis Publications: 1974

Edition: 2nd Printing.

Seller ID: 010189

Condition: Very Good +


188 pp. in red stiff wraps, titled: "Ellery Queen Presents Erle Stanley Gardner's The Case of the Murderer's Bride and other Stories. Lightly read, spine uncreased. Text lightly toned. No markings. Edited with introduction by Ellery Queen. No. 5 in EQ Presents series. Includes 4 novelets and 3 short stories. Besides the title story, the pieces include The Candy Kid, Death Rides a Boxcar, The Jeweled Butterfly, Only by Running, To Strike a Match and Danger out of the Past. Size: 8mo -- 7.75 in Tall View more info