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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: $8.00

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 d... View more info

The Best Dr. Thorndyke Detective Stories

By: Freeman, R. Austin

Price: $3.50

Publisher: NY, Dover Publications: 1973

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 009830

ISBN: 0486203883

Condition: Good


274 pp. plus rear marketing pages. Glossy stiff wraps. Half-inch tear at foot of spine, corners curled, moderate wear. Binding firm and and text clean. Anthology of 8 medical detective stories featuring Dr. Thorndyke, who uses scientific methods to gather and analyze clues. Introduction by E. E. Bleiler Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall 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 ... View more info

Newspaper Murders

By: Gash, Joe (Granger, Bill)

Price: $3.00

Publisher: NY, Warner Books: 1987

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 009996

ISBN: 0446342904

Condition: Good


164 pp. Edge chipping, light toning. spine creased, but binding still firm. An old-school Chicago reporter is bludgeoned to death. Others at his newspaper know something about the murder that is being blamed on a black messianic group. Written by Granger under the Joe Gash pseudonym. Size: 12mo -- 6.75 in Tall View more info

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Danger in High Places

By: Gilligan, Sharon

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Huntington Station NY, Rising Tide Press: 1993

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 005886

ISBN: 0962893870

Condition: Near Fine


156 pp. Faint pencil marks 1st page, else new. No spine creasing. Cover art by Evelyn Rysdek. Edited by Lee Boojamra and Alice Frier. An Alix Nicholson mystery involving the AIDS Quilt in Washington D.C. Freelance photographer Alix gets help from Mac, a lesbian congressional aide, in sorting it all out. View more info

Murder for Christmas

By: Godfrey, Thomas, Ed.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Mysterious Books (Warner Books): 1982

Seller ID: 003155

Condition: Very Good +


489 pp. Nearly new, fresh, no markings except for price on front endpaper. A collection of 25 short stories about capital crimes at Christmastime. The writers include the stars of the detective genre, such as Agatha Christie and Ellery Queen, but also others, such as Damon Runyon, Thomas Hardy and Charles Dickens. View more info

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Spade & Archer

By: Gores, Joe

Price: $9.00

Publisher: NY, Alfred A. Knopf: 2009

Edition: 1st Edition Stated.

Seller ID: 009492

ISBN: 0307264645

Condition: Near Fine


337 pp. Nearly new, no markings except initials in ink on corner of front free endpaper. Slight wrinkling and bumping of dj edges at spine. A prequel to Dashiell Hammett's Maltese Falcon. Gores imagines the early years of Sam Spade's work as a detective. Gores wrote a biography of Hammett and has won 3 Edgar Awards. Size: 8vo -- 9 in Tall View more info

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Takedown

By: Griffiths, W.G.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Warner Faith (AOL Time Warner Book Group): 2003

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 002641

ISBN: 0446678929

Condition: Very Good +


325 pp. Unread review copy, virtually new. With marketing press release laid in; slated for release June 2003. In this sequel to "Driven," Detective Gavin Pierce, the main character, meets up again with Krogran, personified evil, in the form of a professional wrestler. Pierce enters the wrestling world in pursuit. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Blood on Biscayne Bay

By: Halliday, Brett

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Chicago, Ziff Davis Publishing: 1946

Edition: Second Printing.

Seller ID: 010117

Condition: Very Good


213 pp. Water stain at bottom inch of spine and part of bottom board. Faint trace of same stain in bottom margin near joint of several pages. Overall, text clean, no markings. Small blue dot on end paper. Jacket has a few chips and small tears on spine edges and along lower edge of front panel. Mylar protector. Binding firm. Jacket art shows outline of woman's head above a pool of blood in a body of water. A Michael Shayne mystery about a woman who tries to sell her jewe... View more info

Drawing Dead

By: Hautman, Pete

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Simon & Schuster: 1993

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 001426

ISBN: 0671793748

Condition: Near Fine


285 pp. Fresh tight copy, no markings, virtually new. In this first novel by Hautman, a gambler is drawn into intrigue in Minneapolis involving con artists and a comic book investment fraud. View more info

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Death Takes Passage

By: Henry, Sue

Price: $4.50

Publisher: NY, NY: Avon Books (Hearst), 1997: 1997

Edition: F

Seller ID: 000991

ISBN: 038097469X

Condition: Very Good +


Very Good +/Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 292 pp., 8.5 in by 5.75 in. Likely first edition, but no retail price on dj flap. Boards slightly convex. DJ has slight rubbing at foot of spine, otherwise near fine. An Alex Jensen Alaska Mystery. Jensen, an Alaska state trooper, takes a cruise commemmorating the Yukon Gold Rush and encounters robbery and murder. Fourth in the Jensen series. View more info

Nature Girl

By: Hiaasen, Carl

Price: $2.85

Publisher: NY ., Alfred A. Knopf: 2006

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 005944

Condition: Very Good


305 pp. Light spine crease and thumbing. Text clean. Another Hiassen detective yarn starring a cast of hapless Florida characters making their way through the Florida Everglades. View more info

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Talented Mr. Ripley

By: Highsmith, Patricia

Price: $2.50

Publisher: New York, Vintage Books (Random House): 1992

Edition: 4th Printing.

Seller ID: 005856

ISBN: 0679742298

Condition: Good +


290 pp. A few page corners creased, spine rolled. No markings. Binding firm. Cover shows Matt Damon as lead character in the film version, with Jude Law in the background. The is the Vintage Crime Black Lizard Edition. Highsmith's mystery tells the tale of Tom Ripley and his obsession with living the rich, carefree life of his friend Dickie Greenleaf. Size: 8vo --8 in Tall View more info

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Ripley's Game

By: Highsmith, Patricia

Price: $3.50

Publisher: NY, Vintage Crime/ Black Lizard (Random House_): 1993

Edition: 5th Printing -- Reprint.

Seller ID: 009342

ISBN: 0679745688

Condition: Very Good


285 pp. Light wear, rear cover has corner crease. Spine uncreased. No markings. Tom Ripley seeks revenge agaijnst a picture framer who ridiculed him. Size: 8vo -- 8 in. Tall View more info

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Ransom for an Angel: A Jeremy Ransom/Emily Charters Mystery

By: Hunter, Fred W.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Walker & Co.: 1995

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 007044

ISBN: 0802732534

Condition: Fine


237 pp. As new, tiny slit in rear panel of dj. No markings. The second book in the Jeremy Ransom/Emily Charters series. In this follow-up to "Presence of Mind," urbane Chicago detective Jeremy Ransom and his amateur sidekick Emily have to solve a woman's murder predicted by a fortune-teller. View more info