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One Night Stands and Lost Weekends

By: Block, Lawrence

Price: $9.00

Publisher: NY, Harper: 2008

Edition: Uncorrected Proof.

Seller ID: 009980

ISBN: 006158214X

Condition: Very Good +


366 pp. Close to new, no spine creasing. Text clean. Uncorrected proof of a collection of 28 early mystery stories by Block. Cover shows a blonde, a copy with gun upraised and a hand with a wad of money. Some of the stories feature detective Ed London as the hero. Size: 8vo -- 8 in Tall View more info

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The Best American Mystery Stories, 2001

By: Block, Lawrence, Ed.

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 2001

Seller ID: 001407

ISBN: 0618124918

Condition: Fine


349 pp. Collection of 20 stories by such authors as Joyce Carol Oates, T. Jefferson Parker, Russell Banks, Thomas Lynch and Jeremiah Healy. Virtually new, no markings. View more info

The Boys' Life Book of Mystery Stories

By: Boys' Life Editors

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Random House Audio: 1963

Seller ID: 005877

Condition: Very Good


Corners rubbed, spine bumped, some fading. No markings. With frontispiece. An anthology of juvenile suspense stories, including "Peril on the Gorge" "Wailing Waters" and "The Phantom Moth," by Hugh B. Cave. View more info

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The Charleston Ripper

By: Brown, Steve

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Taylors, S.C., Chick Springs Publishing: 2007

Edition: Firsrt Edition.

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 009835

ISBN: 0971252106

Condition: Fine


312 pp. Nearly new, spine uncreased. Inscribed to "Katie, who enjoys a good mystery" and dated 2014. A detective story about a prostitute who is stabbed to death in the manner of the Jack-the-ripper murders in 1888 London. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In. View more info

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Miami, It's Murder

By: Buchanan, Edna

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Boston, Hyperion Books: 1994

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 004949

ISBN: 1562828029

Condition: Good +


244 pp. Spine lightly slanted, some soil to spine, no markings, colored end paper. Text clean and bright. Size: 8vo -- 9.5 In Tall View more info

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Miami, It's Murder

By: Buchanan, Edna

Price: $2.50

Publisher: Thorndike, Maine, Thorndike Press: 1994

Seller ID: 005440

ISBN: 0786200340

Condition: Good


409 pp. Cuban American detective Britt Montero investigates a serial rapist and a series of murders in this Miami tale by the Miami Herald's police reporter. Set in 16-point type. Corners bent, otherwise good. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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. Ha... 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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His Last Bow (Sherlock Holmes)

By: Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan (Edwards, Owen Dudley, Ed)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Oxford University Press: 1993

Seller ID: 010248

ISBN: 0192123157

Condition: Near Fine


252 pp. Nearly new. Tiny red mark on top edge near spine, indicating a sale from a library. No other marks. Black cloth with bright gilt titling. A collection of 7 Sherlock Holmes stories, including the title story about Holmes being brought out of retirement to intercept a German agent during WW 1. Part of the 9-volume Oxford Sherlock Holmes collection. Includes a 35-pp introduction, chronology, bibliography and referencenotes. Size: 12mo -- -- 7.25 in Tall 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