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D.O.A.

By: Pedneau, Dave

Price: $2.25

Publisher: NY: Ballantine Books, 1988:

Seller ID: 001100

ISBN: 0345346777


Mass Market Paperback. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. ISBN:0345346777. 311 pp., clean, no markings. Detective Whit Pynchon and girlfriend Anne, a reporter, take of the case of a young girl's murder and the comatose condition of her mother. View more info

The Mystery Hall of Fame

By: Pronzini, Bill; Greenburgh, Martin H., And Waugh, Charles G., Eds.

Price: $4.80

Publisher: NY, William Morrow: 1983

Seller ID: 002010

Condition: Good


357 pp. Near fine except for crayon doodles on front and rear endpapers, and a faint pencil doodle on front of red boards. Previous owner's bookplate on front endpaper. No other markings, binding firm, pages fresh. A collection of 20 best short-story mysteries of all time, as determined by a poll of the Mystery Writers of America. Authors represented range from Poe and Hawthorne to Dashiell Hammett, Stanley Ellin, Agatha Christie and Ellery Queen. View more info

Ten Days' Wonder

By: Queen, Ellery

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown & Co.: 1948

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 009998

Condition: Very Good


265 pp., spine edges bumped and two quarter-inch spots of rubbing, light soil to gray cloth cover. Margins of text toned. Binding firm, no markings. Cover has design of open book, and bust of man. The son of a millionaire seeks the detective's help to find out how he ended up beaten up in a Bowery flophouse. Size: 8vo -- 7.75 in High View more info

The New Adventures of Ellery Queen

By: Queen, Ellery

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Cleveland, World Publishing Co.: 1947

Edition: First Thus (Tower edition reprint).

Seller ID: 010057

Condition: Good


307 pp. Spine sunned, edges rubbed, corners bumped, text heavily browned. Some scuffing to rear cloth board. Anthology containing one short novel "The Land of God," plus 4 sports mysteries and 4 "adventure" mysteries. Size: 8vo -- 8.25 in View more info

Twentieth Century Detective Stories

By: Queen, Ellery, Ed.

Price: $11.00

Publisher: NY, World Publishing Co.: 1948

Edition: Early Printing.

Seller ID: 009973

Condition: Good


288 pp. Light rubbing along front board's upper right area; heaving rubbing on rear board's upper left corner. Soil to grayish cloth. Corpse logo design on lower part of front board. Spine faded. Text clean, light toning. A collection of 14 stories, plus a 61-page annotated bibliography, "Queen's Quorum," his list of 101 most important detective stories. Contents include tales by G.K. Chesterton, Agatha Christie, Hammett, Carr, Queen, Vickers, Boucher, et al. Par... View more info

Ellery Queen's Prime Crime 2

By: Queen, Ellery, Ed. (Sullivan, Eleanor and Prince, Karen A., Eds)

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Davis Publications: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003299

Condition: Very Good


288 pp. Light cover soil, light rubbing on spine, moderate toning, no markings. Anthology No. 51, Winter 1984 issue. 21 short detective stories including a novela by William Bankier, "Belliveau Pays". Other contributors include Clark Howard, Tim Heald, Antonia Fraser. View more info

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The Jacob Street Mystery (Dr. Thorndyke)

By: R. Austin Freeman

Price: $11.00

Publisher: London, House of Stratus: 2001

Edition: Later Printing.

Seller ID: 010093

ISBN: 0755103645

Condition: Near Fine


233 pp. Nearly new, spine uncreased. A Dr. Thorndyke mystery set in Linton Green, featuring artist Thomas Pedley. Photographic negative design on cover as in other Freeman mysteries published by Stratus. Size: 8vo -- 8 in Tall View more info

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Felo De Se (Dr. Thorndyke)

By: R. Austin Freeman

Price: $14.00

Publisher: North Yorkshire, UK, House of Stratus: 2001

Edition: First Thus.

Seller ID: 010143

ISBN: 0755103572

Condition: Fine


262 pp. Close to new, no markings, spine uncreased. A mystery in which Dr. Thorndyke solves the death of gambler John Gilliam, caught up in a blackmail plot. Size: 8vo - 8in Tall View more info

Sanibel Flats

By: Randy Wayne White

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Houston, Busted Flush Press: 2005

Edition: Limited Edition..

Inscription: By Author, Illustrator and Editor

Seller ID: 009027

ISBN: 0976715716

Condition: Fine


244 pp., Quarter brown leatherette, marbled boards in matching slipcase. Slipcase is slightly bumped with a light diagonal indentation near rear bottom. Number 133 in a limited fine-press edition of 200. Originally published in 1980 by St Martin's Press. Detective novel about Doc Ford, a marine biologist who hangs out with scruffy characters at a marina in Florida. Laudatory introduction by Ace Atkins . Signed by author, artist and Atkins. Colored end papers. Size: 8vo -... View more info

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Judgment Day

By: Reinken, Patrick

Price: $4.40

Publisher: NY, Simon & Schuster: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005641

ISBN: 0684807629

Condition: Very Good


380 pp. Dark spot on rear endpaper and margin of a few rear pages. Otherwise clean text. Chip on lower end of dj. No internal markings or writing A thriller about an experimental AIDS vaccine that proves deadly and efforts to cover it up. View more info

The Mary Roberts Rinehart Crime Book: The Door

By: Rinehart, Mary Roberts

Price: $3.50

Publisher: NY, Rinehart & Co.: 1957

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 0503003876

Condition: Good +


442 pp. Previous owner's name on endpaper, plus "good books all three stories" in pencil. No other markings. Light foxing on endpapers. Half-in tear in spine at bottom, rubbing and light creasing at top and foot of spine. An anthology of three stories, republished as Rinehart completed 50 years of writing. A 2-page foreword gives background of each story. View more info

Only in New England

By: Roscoe, Theodore

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1959

Seller ID: 001944

Condition: Very Good


241 pp., Corners dented, spine rubbed, pages lightly toned. else fine, no markings. Subtitled: The Story of a Gaslight Crime. Roscoe says in his introduction the novel is based on an actual unsolved case of a former state senator accused of killing his mother. View more info

The Formula

By: Shagan, Steve

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, William Morrow: 1979

Edition: 5th Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 002649

ISBN: 0688035329

Condition: Good


359 pp. Soil on cloth, rubbing, large chips missing on spine of d, front cover lightly bowed outward, foxing on fore edge. Inscribed on front endpaper in black ink "For Lucille, Best wishes, Steven Shagan, L.A. 1/80" A detective thriller about the search for a formula for converting coal to oil, with action that begins in Nazi Germany and continues to 1978 in Beverly Hills, where a former police chief is found murdered. View more info

Cowboy Blues

By: Stephen Lewis

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Boston, Alyson Books: 1985

Edition: 1st Paperback Edition.

Seller ID: 010045

ISBN: 0932870643

Condition: Very Good


271 pp. Diagonal crease on front cover, otherwise close to new. Text clean, no marking. Binding uncreased. Gay detective Jake Lieberman gets an assignment to help a rodeo competitor find his missing younger lover. A paperback original. Size: 8vo -- 8.24 in. View more info

Compulsion

By: Stewart, Michael

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, HarperCollins: 1994

Seller ID: 001355

ISBN: 0060177675

Condition: Near Fine


325 pp. Crisp. Slight tear on rear upper corner of dj, otherwise near new. No markings. A thriller about a clothing designer who uses the ID of a dead model for a romantic fling, setting up a compulsion to immerse herself more deeply into the alternate identity. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Best Dr. Poggioli Detective Stories

By: Stribling, T.S.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Dover Publications Inc.: 1976

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 010076

ISBN: 0486232271

Condition: Very Good


217 pp. Light thumbing and superficial vertical creasing on boards. Text clean. Binding sturdy. Spine uncreased. A collection of 15 of the best yarns about Dr. P., a psychologist/detective based at Ohio State. Some are set in Florida cities. Size: 8vo --8.5 In View more info

Clues of the Caribbees: Being Certain Criminal Investigations of Henry Poggioli, Ph.D.

By: Stribling, T.S.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Dover Publications: 1978

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 010197

ISBN: 048623486X

Condition: Very Good


314 pp., plus Dover booklist at rear. Stiff glossy wraps, lightly read, slight spine slant. Text clean. Republication of the original 1929 edition. Collection of 5 detective stories set in the Caribbean islands where Prof. Poggioli is spending a sabbatical. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall View more info

The Penguin Classic Crime Omnibus

By: Symons, Julian, Ed.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Penguin Books: 1984

Edition: First Thus.

Seller ID: 009956

ISBN: 0140067396

Condition: Very Good


378 pp. Vertical crease front cover along the spine, light toning, else lightly used. Sticker remains on rear cover. No markings. Binding firm. A collection of 25 short crime stories. Writers represented include Ambrose Bierce, John Dickson Carr, Agathie Christie, Graham Greene, Ellery Queen, Dorothy Sayers, William Faulkner, Arthur Conan Doyle, Roald Dahl, many more. Size: 8vo -- 8 in. Tall View more info

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Code of Conduct

By: Thor, Brad

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NY, Emily Bestler/Atria: 2015

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 010259

ISBN: 147671715X

Condition: Very Good +


360 pp. Small initials pencil in corner of endpaper. No other markings Slight bowed textblock. A snippet of video captured and transmitted to Washington DC gives counterrorist Scott Harveth a challenging assignment. Size: 8vo -- 9.5 In View more info

Desert Foxe: A Skyler Foxe Mystery

By: Walsh, Haley

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Albion, New York, MLRPress: 2014

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 009686

Condition: Fine


217 pp. Virtually new, no markings or creases. A gay mystery in which an out English teacher goes off to Palm Springs with friends for a weekend and encounters a murder on the dance floor. The plot involves the Agua Caliente band of Cahuilla Indians near Palm Springs and their attitudes toward two-spirit men. Size: 8mo -- 8 in Tall View more info