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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

The Fourth Stage of Gainsborough Brown

By: Watson, Clarissa

Price: $3.00

Publisher: NY, David McKay Co.: 1977

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 001346

Condition: Very Good


204 pp. Dj chipped. No markings in text. A flamboyant artist dies in a suspicious drowning on a Long Island estate, prompting socialite Persis Willum to investigate misdeeds in the art dealer's world. A dust jacket blurb by Judith Crist praises the heroine as "my kind of female detective: a grown-up gal with brains, charm and attractive foibles." View more info

Murder and Mystery in Chicago

By: Waugh, Carol-Lynn Rossel, et al, Eds.

Price: $4.40

Publisher: New York, Dembner Books: 1988

Edition: First Thus.

Seller ID: 005064

ISBN: 0934878986

Condition: Very Good +


258 in. , gift inscription on fep. No other markings. Light spine slant. Numerous brownish spots on rear panel of dust jacket. Otherwise very clean. Co-editors are Martin H. Greenberg and Frank McSherry Jr. A collection of 11 detective tales all set in the Windy City. Writers include Sara Paretsky, Ray Russell, Craig Rice, Dorothy B. Hughes, Frederic Brown, James M. Ullman, Edw. D. Hoch, Howard Browne, Jon L. Breen and Richard Connell. Size: 8vo -- 8.75 in. Tall View more info

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Murder on Route 66

By: Wheat, Carolyn, Ed.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Prime Crime (Berkley): 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005157

ISBN: 0425170640

Condition: Very Good


294 pp. Slight spine slant, light crasing of spine, very tight, no markings. A collection of 16 recent short mysteries with a link to Route 66. Writers include Earlene Fowler, John Lutz, Dick Lochte, Les Roberts, Barbara D'Amato, Gary Phillips, David August, J.A. Jance, Carolyn Hart, Carolyn Wheat et al. View more info

Key West Connection: The first Dusky MacMorgan adventure (Dusky MacMorgan)

By: White, Randy Wayne

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Houston, Texas, Busted Flush Press: 2006

Edition: Reprint -- Limited Edn.

Inscription: By Author and Editors

Seller ID: 009120

ISBN: 0976715740

Condition: Fine


135 pp. in white leatherette, no jacket as issued. White leatherette slipcase. No. 55 of a 200-copy limited edition. Signed by author and by Tim and Enid Schantz, co-editors of the introduction. A reprint of an adventure yarn first published in 1981 by Signet, with White writing as Randy Striker Size: 8mo --8.75 in Tall View more info

Miami Blues

By: Willeford, Charles

Price: $2.00

Publisher: NY, Ballantine Books: 1989

Edition: 7th Printing.

Seller ID: 009997

ISBN: 0345320166

Condition: Good


215 pp., spine slant, some chipping. Text toned but clean. A Hoke Mosely detective story in which the suspect is pursed through Miami's both plush and impoverished districts. Size: 12mo -- 6.75 in. View more info

Sideswipe

By: Willeford, Charles

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Ballantine Books: 1988

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 009962

ISBN: 0345349474

Condition: Good


279 pp. Light chipping of covers, spine slant, text toned. Spine creased but binding firm. No markings in text. Miami police detective Hoke Moseley tries to get away from it all by semi-retiring to Singer Island, but finds himself drawn back into police work after he befriends a psychopath. Third in the Hoke Mosely series. Size: 12mo -- 6.75 in Tall View more info

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Gaudi Afternoon

By: Wilson, Barbara

Price: $3.50

Publisher: Seattle, Seal Press: 1990

Edition: 3rd Printing.

Seller ID: 009216

ISBN: 093118889X

Condition: Very Good +


172 pp. Clean, no markings, stiff, close to new. A case of cross-dressing confusion set in Barcelona amid the architecture of Antoni Gaudi. Part of the Cassandra Reilly mystery series. Cover blurb: "From the seedy bars of Barcelona's red light district to the dreamlike gardens of Gaudi's Parc Guell, Cassandra chases people of all persuasions and motives in this madcap caper where appearances are always deceptive." Winnder of a British Crime Writers' Association Award for best mystery set in Europe and a Lambda Literary Award for best lesbian mystery. Size: 8vo -- 8.25 in View more info

Murder in the Collective

By: Wilson, Barbara

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Seattle, The Seal Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 009255

ISBN: 0931188237

Condition: Very Good


181 pp. Previous owner's name on inside cover. Spine creasing and diagonal crease on lower right corner of front cover. Text clean. A feminist mystery in which Best Printing, a collective, gets a proposal to merge with lesbian-owned B. Violet Typesetting. The heroine is Pam Nilsen of Best Printing. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In View more info

Twins

By: Wood, Bari and Geasland, Jack

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY ., G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1977

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC).

Seller ID: 002438

Condition: Very Good


282 pp. Moderate edge wear, chipping and water staining on dust jacket. Spine rubbed at top and bottom. No markings in text, binding firm. A murder mystery centering on the death of twin doctors with obsessive, incestuous attractions for each other. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

The Passenger from Scotland Yard: A Victorian Detective Novel

By: Wood, H.F.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Dover Publications: 1977

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 010208

ISBN: 0486235238

Condition: Very Good


295 pp. Light wear, rough corners, no marking, binding sturdy. Second edition (facsimile republication) of the original 1888 edition. A popular detective story in which Detective Byde investigates a jewel theft. Introduction by E.R. Bleiler, with commentary on the book's importance in the mystery genre. Size: 8vo -- 8 in Tall View more info