Category: Detective Fiction


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Richmond: Scenes in the Life of a Bow Street Runner

By: "Richmond" (Anonymous)

Price: $6.00

Publisher: NY, Dover Publications: 1976

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 009875

Condition: Very Good

266 pp. Diagonal crease to front cover. Else near fine. Text clean. Subtitle: The first collection of detective soties (1827) in English. Author unknown; some critics believe it could be either Thomas Skinner Surr or Thomas Gaspey. Introduction by E.F. Beleiler with details about early police work in London. B Size: 4to 10.25 in. Tall View more info

We Are Holding the President Hostage

By: Adler, Warren

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Macmillan Publishing Co.: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001066

ISBN: 0025003909

Condition: Very Good

199 pp. No markings. Minor scuff line on cover, dj chipped at corner. A suspense nover about the kidnapping of a Mafia don's daughter and grandson by Middle Eastern fanatics, which leads to the kidnapping of the U.S. president and First Lady. View more info

Ten Were Missing

By: Allingham, Margery

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Dell: 1961

Edition: 1st Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 005823

Condition: Good

224 pp. Moderate toning, spint slant, front cover corner and several lower page corners creased or wrinkled. No markings in text. Originally published by Doubleday as "Tether's End." A collection of inter-related stories about 10 missing persons. Dell No. R102. View more info

Lemon in the Basket

By: Armstrong, Charlotte

Price: $3.00

Publisher: NY, Coward, McCann & Geogheghan: 1967

Edition: Likely Book Club Edition

Seller ID: 004615

Condition: Very Good

256 pp. Spine moderately slanted, binding firm. Clean yellow cloth, no markings in text. A suspense tale about a boy who is a royal heir in the Mideast who comes to the United States for heart surgery. View more info

Historical Whodunits

By: Ashley, Mike, Ed.

Price: $4.50

Publisher: NY, Barnes & Noble: 1997

Edition: 7th Printing

Seller ID: 003344

ISBN: 0760704767

Condition: Near Fine

522 pp. Nearly new, no markings. A collection of 23 detective stories with various pre-1900 historical backdrops. Contributors include Elizabeth Peters, Herodotus, Peter Tremayne, John Dickson Carr, and Adrian Conan Doyle. Foreword by Ellis Peters. View more info

The Great Game

By: Bailey, H.C

Price: $24.00

Publisher: NY, Doubleday, Doran: 1939

Edition: Crime Club Inc. First Thus Stated.

Seller ID: 009385

Condition: Very Good

309 pp., edges rubbed, corners bumped. Quarter-sized rubbing on corner of rear cover. Light foxing of rear end paper. Text clean, still fairly bright. Binding firm. Cubist style Crime Club gunman logo on front cover and spine. Size: 8vo -- 8 in Tall View more info

The Cat's Whisker: A Reggie Fortune Novel

By: Bailey, H.C.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday, Doran: 1944

Edition: First Edition Stated.

Seller ID: 009560

Condition: Very Good

223 pp. Corners rubbed, bumped. Text clean. Spine lightly slanted. Dust jacket in mylar protector mentions wartime conservation compliance. Text clean.Foxing strip on endpaper. Part of Crime Club series. Detetive Reggie investigates murder, fire, bombing and ill will toward US troops stationed in Englanc. Size: 8vo -- 7.75 in Tall View more info

Mr. Fortune's Practice

By: Bailey, H.C.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: NY, E.P. Dutton: 1924

Edition: First U.S. Edition.

Seller ID: 009758

Condition: Fair

246 pp. Most of spine cloth gone, rubbing on edges and covers near spine. Text is good and joints sastisfactory although front joint is starting to crack. A deeply discounted scarce H.C. Bailey first edition. View more info

Mr. Fortune Finds a Pig

By: Bailey, H.C.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Garden City , N.Y, Doubleday, Doran & Co.: 1943

Edition: First U.S Edition Stated.

Seller ID: 010205

Condition: Very Good +

269 pp. Light soil to spine and edges, light rubbing along jacket spien edge. Mylar protector. Pencilled price on endpaper, no other markings. A Crime Club selection, price clipped on jacket. Jacket flap has war bonds ad, and introductory page says printing complied with wartime restrictions. Size: 8vo -- 8.25 in. View more info

Shadow on the Wall

By: Bailey, H.C.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Modern Publishing:

Seller ID: 010301

Condition: Good

184 pp., 29 chapters. Red cloth lightly faded along top edge of front board. Boards lightly bowed, dampness spotting on lower right corner of board and 3 preliminary pages.Corners bumped. ight scuffing on rear board. Light foxing on end papers. Text clean. Size: 8mo -- 8 in Tall View more info

Meet Mr. Fortune: A Reggie Fortune Omnibus

By: Bailey, H.C.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Book League of America: 1942

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 010326

Condition: Very Good

546 pp. Light edgewear on red cloth, some foxing on endpapers, minor chipping. Mylar protector, previous owner's stamping on both front endpapers. Text clean. A collection of Reggie Fortune stories, including the novella "The Bishop's Game," (189 pp) and 12 shorter tales. "Mr. Fortune" introduces the doctor-turned-detective and describes his methods. Size: 8vo -- 8 in Tall View more info

The Cat's Whisker and Alarum and Excursion (Double Novel)

By: Bailey, H.C. And Perdue, Virginia

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Garden City , N.Y, Doubleday, Doran and Co.: 1945

Edition: Book Club.

Seller ID: 009991

Condition: Very Good

A Crime Club selection: Two novels in single volume. "The Cat's Whisker" by Bailey, a Reggie Fortune Novel, 222 pp., and Perdue's Alarum and Exursion, 187 pp. Both very good, light scuffing on rear burgundy cover, spine partly faded but titles still legible. Text clean, binding firm. Corners lightly bumped. Size: 8vo -- 8 in Tall. View more info

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A Queer Kind Of Love: A Pharoah Love Mystery (Stonewall Inn Mysteries)

By: Baxt, George

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, St. Martin's Griffin: 1995

Edition: 1st Paperback Edition.

Seller ID: 009548

ISBN: 0312131526

Condition: Very Good

279 pp. Almost new, no spine creasing, or markings. Gay black detective Pharoah Love finds himself dealing with divas, impersonators and mobsters in Manhattan. Fourth in the Love adventures, part of the Stonewall Inn Mysteries series. Size: 8vo -- 8.25 in. 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: $3.60

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