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Mystery--Suspense--Thriller (paperback)

Mystery--Suspense--Thriller (paperback)

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1 "Old Sleuth" In the Russian Secret Service, or, The Strange Adventures of an American Detective
Cleveland The Arthur Westbrook Company Wraps Good to Very Good Digest 
[1909]; Adventure Series #124; smudged back cover, small piece torn from top of back cover, light general wear; internally tight and clean; 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2 Aiken, Joan A WHISPER IN THE NIGHT, Stories of Horror, Suspense and Fantasy
Fontana Lions C2133 1983 0-00-672133-8 / 9780006721338 Paperback Very Good to Fine Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
A collection of thirteen stories. 190 pages. Light general wear 
Price: 5.00 USD
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3 Aird, Catherine The Body Politic
Pan 31337 1991 0-330-31337-1 / 9780330313377 1st Pan edition Paperback About Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
First printing w/complete number sequence. Pseudonym of Kinn Hamilton McIntosh. "When something unexpected is found in the cremated remains of Alan Ottershaw, Detective Inspector Sloan suspects death from unnatural causes." 207 pages, cover illustration by Nick Cudworth. Mild slant, reading creases to spine, some corner wear. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Little Girl Lost, Aleas, Richard
4 Aleas, Richard Little Girl Lost
Hard Case Crime/HCC-004 2004 0-8439-5351-9 / 9780843953510 First Edition Paperback As New Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Paperback original, first printing. Aleas's first novel, nominated for both the Shamus and Edgar awards as year's best first novel. A private investigator seeks to uncover the secret behind the death of a murdered strip tease queen who, ten years earlier, had been his girlfriend. 221 pages, cover illustration by Robert McGinnis. A tight, clean, unread copy in pristine condition. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Make Mine Mavis, Ard, William (pseudonym of John Jakes)
5 Ard, William (pseudonym of John Jakes) Make Mine Mavis
Sydney Starbooks / Star Books 1st thus Paperback Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
No date (circa 1962). A Lou Largo novel. In this one, our intrepid hero kidnaps a singer from a sadistic Vegas gangster/talent agent, then without knowing who they are, beds both the sadist's wife and his mistress, whereupon said sadist experiences the proverbial meltdown, exhorting his "kill-crazy goons to stop Largo from making a further shambles of his love-life and business." Ard wrote two Lou Largo books before ceasing human operation in his way-too-young late-thirties. His death didn't mean the end of Largo, though, because both Lawrence Block, and (in this instance) John Jakes took a stab at the character. 142 pages + 2 pages of advertisements for other Star Books titles, cover illustration by Robert McGinnis. Rubbing, cover splashsoil, moderate edgewear, a turned corner, tanning. Internally fairly tight and clean. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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6 Ballard, P.D. (pseudonym of Todhunter Ballard) Age of the Junkman
Gold Medal d1352 1963 First Edition Paperback Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
"This is the Junkman. He doesn't go around with a horse and wagon picking up trash. He flies a Cessna and picks up slightly used corporations. He loots them, turns them inside out, shakes out all the money and then throws them away. He's a captain of industry, but he doesn't make a damned thing for the public--just money for himself. He'll lie, steal, beat, bribe and pimp his way to whatvever he wants. And you can't stop him. The laws of the United States can't stop him. The only thing that can stop him is one of his own kind." Mild slant, moderate general wear. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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7 Ballinger, Bill S. Portrait In Smoke
Signet 897 
Cdn.; "Even the men who hated her called her the most beautiful--and dangerous--woman they had ever met"; gentle corner creases, sunned spine and strip across top edge of front cover; imperfect printer's cut results in off-centred spine lettering; 
Price: 5.00 USD
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8 Benet, James A Private Killing
Bantam (UK) 825 
originally published in hardcover in 1949 by Harper; "Barrett opened the door. 'This is what we call the junk room,' he said. Rosemary Robertson's soft little body lay awkwardly in the middle of the cement floor, one leg twisted under it and an arm flung up over its head. Her blue eyes were open and empty."; light edgewear, some wear to spine edges, reading crease, impressions; 
Price: 7.50 USD
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The Black Camel, Biggers, Earl Derr
9 Biggers, Earl Derr The Black Camel
Montreal Pocket / Pocket Books of Canada 133 1944 10th printing Paperback Good or better Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Canadian printing. When an actress is murdered, our philosophical detective oozes into something approaching action as he deals with "the confusion of alibis, false clues, and a weird crystal gazer," until, "at the forty-eighth hour the tangled skein unravels to reveal a nerve-tingling solution!" 275 pages + author biography and advertisements for other Pocket titles. Spine slant/roll, moderately sunned spine, light soil, surface wear, moderate wear to corners/spine ends. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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10 Biggers, Earl Derr The Chinese Parrot
Avon 344 
Cdn.; a Charlie Chan mystery; strong slant, reading crease, creased corners, light soil to edges, rubbing to back cover; 
Price: 5.00 USD
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11 Blassingame, Wyatt John Smith Hears Death Walking
Bartholomew House/Bart House Books 5 1944 First Edition Paperback Good to Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Paperback original. A collection of the detective's cases. 190 pages. Some slant, slightly sunned spine, edgewear, reading crease, moderate general wear. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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12 Bogart, William G. Johnny Saxon
Harlequin 114 
private investigator and former mystery writer Johnny Saxon is hired to help a woman regain her memory, only to discover that the woman herself is probably the next target of a killer; cover by Harman; slant, thick cover creases, edgewear; 
Price: 7.00 USD
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13 Boissiere, Albert The Missing Finger
Chicago The Howell Publishing Company 1919 1st Howell edition Wraps Good to Very Good Digest 
#5 in the Howells Mystery Story Series, originally published in English in 1911 by Dodd, Mead & Company, before which it had been published in French as, "Un Crime A Ete Commis"; translated by Mary J. Safford; spine wrinkles (printer's flaw), some chipping to spine ends, 1" separation at right spine edge, dampstain to top edge, light edgewear, bottom page tips chipped to about page 20, tanned pages; internally tight and clean; 
Price: 25.00 USD
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14 Boissiere, Albert The Missing Finger
Chicago The Howell Publishing Company 1919 1st Howell edition Wraps Good to Very Good Digest 
#5 in the Howells Mystery Story Series, originally published in English in 1911 by Dodd, Mead & Company, before which it had been published in French as, "Un Crime A Ete Commis"; translated by Mary J. Safford; spine wrinkles (printer's flaw), some chipping to spine ends, dampstain to top edge, light edgewear, light smudging, tanned pages; internally tight and clean; 
Price: 20.00 USD
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15 Brooks, Kate The Immaculate Murders
Manor 23268 1979 0-532-23268-2 / 9780532232681 First Edition Paperback Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Three women buy an old house as "a quiet haven from the bustle of the outside world," but soon find themselves threatened by a killer. 233 pages. Some spine slant/roll, a bit of edgewear, thin sunned strip along bottom edge of front cover, moderate handling wear. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Asphalt Jungle, Burnett, W.R.
16 Burnett, W.R. The Asphalt Jungle
Montreal Pocket Books of Canada 714 1950 2nd thus Paperback About Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Canadian printing. "It had been 'the perfect crime' until one small thing went wrong -- blowing the gang sky-high and leaving the boys clawing for life." 247 pages, cover illustration of one thug hammering another, and looking as if he means it. Vertical creases to left edge of front cover, 1/8" taer to bottom right spine edge, subsequent creasing between that and bottom of vertical creases, light rubbing, a few impressions, wear to top tips of final fifteen or so pages, a little bleed from edge colour to cover edges of back cover. Internally tight and clean. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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17 Burtis, Thomson The Black Eagle
Harlequin 315 
in wild and lawless Mexico the Black Eagle fights greedy oilmen in the only language they understand, the language of blood; cover by Paul Anna Soik; spine slant, scraping to spine edges, crosscrack, gentle creasing, crinkling/handling wear, moderate edgewear, some small scrapes to front cover, general wear; 
Price: 7.50 USD
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18 Caillou, Alan Rogue's Gambit
1961 Panther 1216 1st Panther edition Paperback Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Only one man knows the location of a lost fortune in gold, notes and silver, but he's a slave in Abyssinian hands. A bit of slant, scraping to right spine edge, impressions, two grey remainder stripes across fore-edge, tanning. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Below Suspicion, Carr, John Dickson
19 Carr, John Dickson Below Suspicion
New York Bantam 1119 1953 1st Bantam edition Paperback Good to Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
A Dr. Gideon Fell/Patrick Butler story, this one having to do with a pesky cult of devil worshippers, subsequently finding a woman "caught in a web of murder and profane desire" (those profane desires are always a lot more enjoyable than the righteous ones). Edgewear, 1/4' X 1/4" chip from bottom left corner of front cover, rubbing/handling wear, edge spotting, tanning, general wear. Must be handled with care, or you'll be holding pages instead of a book. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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20 Carr, John Dickson The Bride of Newgate,
Avon C771 
Cdn.; murder and witchcraft in London in 1815; some slant, flaking to rear spine edge, stain to inside top edge of front cover (not visible on front), ink stain on top edge at corner, rubbing; 
Price: 5.00 USD
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21 Carr, John Dickson The Case Of The Constant Suicides
Dell 91 
Cdn.; map-back; dusty edges, slant/roll, flaking to right spine edge, previous owner's signature in pencil on first end paper, rubbing; 
Price: 5.00 USD
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22 Carr, John Dickson The Dead Man's Knock
Bantam F3557 1967 2nd Bantam edition Paperback Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Cdn. printing; a Dr. Gideon Fell mystery finding our intrepid sleuth following a trail of sin and scandal; impressions, general wear; internally tight; 
Price: 5.00 USD
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The Eight of Swords, Carr, John Dickson
23 Carr, John Dickson The Eight of Swords
New York Berkley G-48 1957 1st Berkley edition Paperback Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
First published in hardcover in 1934 by Harper & Brothers. A Dr. Gideon Fell mystery, in which the good doctor must deal with a "warped and deadly killer" who leaves his calling card near the bodies of his victims. 188 pages + 2 pages of advertisements, cover illustration by Robert Maguire. Some surface wear, tanning, light general wear. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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24 Carr, John Dickson The Lost Gallows
Pocket 436 
Originally published in hardcover in 1931 by Harper & Brothers. "It started when El Moulk's automobile roared crazily through a London fog, its driver dead as a herring. The car screeched to a stop in front of that creaky relic of ancient horrors, the Brimstone Club. Through its cavernous rooms and gaslit passages a murderer hunted victims for a private gallows. The calling cards of a notorious hangman, a miniature gibbet, a length of rope, and an inscription from the tomb of Egyptian kings warned El Moulk and his dazzling French mistress that death was on their trail. It was a perfect case for Bencolin, a detective who preferred fantastic murders." Impressions/thin scratches, imperfect binding left fore-edge of first 30+ pages extending slightly forward, small white-out application to top right corner of title page (presumably to obliterate ink price). 
Price: 5.00 USD
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The Mad Hatter Mystery, Carr, John Dickson
25 Carr, John Dickson The Mad Hatter Mystery
New York Berkley G-117 1958 1st Berkley edition Paperback Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
A Dr. Gideon Fell mystery first published in hardcover in 1938 by Harper & Brothers. In this one, Fell solves "the mystery of seven stolen hats, a missing manuscript and sudden death in the London fog." 221 pages + 1-page advertisement for other Carr titles published by Berkley, cover illustration by Lou Kimmel. Mild spine slant, sight cover scuffing, creasing to bottom corner of front cover, light edgewear, tanning. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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Till Death Do Us Part, Carr, John Dickson
26 Carr, John Dickson Till Death Do Us Part
Bantam 793 1950 1st Bantam edition Paperback Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
A Dr. Gideon Fell mystery. A man engaged to be married isn't certain whether or not his bride-to-be is a killer. Light scuffing, thin scratches, mild slant, dusty edges, minor soil, tanning, bottom corners of last four pages chipped (does not affect text). 
Price: 5.00 USD
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27 Catto, Max Bird on the Wing
Pan 02272 1969 1st Pan edition Paperback Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
When a NATO agent falls in love with his Soviet counterpart, another agent is sent out to use "sex, blackmail, and calculated cruelty to cut him adrift from every source of help." 173 pages. Spine roll/slant, tanning, moderate handling wear. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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28 Cecil, Henry Natural Causes
Pan 368 1956 1st Pan edition Paperback Good to Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
We have all the ingredients for "an ingenious and light-hearted story," including a dipsomaniac blackmailer, a megalomaniac newspaper proprietor, and a respectable High Court judge with a minor offence in his background. 191 pages. Moderate general wear. 
Price: 6.50 USD
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29 Chaber, M.E. So Dead The Rose
Pocket 1274 
a Milo March adventure-mystery; a bit of slant, nicks to spine ends, light general wear; 
Price: 7.50 USD
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30 Chaber, M.E. (pseudonym of Kendell Foster Crossen) So Dead the Rose
Pocket 1274 1960 1st Pocket edition Paperback Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
reissues the 1959 Rinehart edition; a Milo March thriller; spine roll/slant, creases to corner tips, rubbing, general wear; 
Price: 5.00 USD
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Murder is for Keeps, Chambers, Peter
31 Chambers, Peter Murder is for Keeps
Monarch 428 1964 1st Monarch edition Paperback Good to Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
A private eye gets beaten up, slugged from behind, and almost charged with murder after he accepts a case from a babe with bucks to check up on her stepdaughter's boyfriend. Naturally, after some time, he gets a little suspicious. 143 pages, cover illustration by Lou Marchetti. Thin scratches, rubbing, moderate handling wear, some spine roll, general wear. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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32 Chambers, Whitman Murder for a Wanton
Detective Novel Classic No. 22 Wraps Very Good Digest 
A family torn apart by hatred and discord is suddenly the target of violent deaths, and a young newspaperman has a hunch on which he wants a young beauty to stake her life. Tanning, moderate general wear. Internally tight and clean. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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33 Charteris, Leslie Call For The Saint
Mercury Mystery 141 
some slant, darkened edges, wear to spine edges, previous owner's stamps on inside front cover, title page and copyright page, pencil marks to front cover; 
Price: 9.00 USD
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34 Charteris, Leslie The Saint Goes On
Avon 34 1943 1st Avon edition Paperback Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Cdn.; 3 episodes in the life of Simon Templar ("The High Fence," "The Elusive Ellshaw," and "The Case of the Frightened Innkeeper"); creases to bottom right corner of front cover, reading crease, tanned pages, moderate general wear; internally tight; 
Price: 5.00 USD
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35 Charteris, Leslie The Saint--The Happy Highwayman
Avon 680 1955 1st Avon edition Paperback Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Collects seven stories set in the Big Apple as the Saint takes on "big-time hoods, broads and bandits [and] outguesses the New York police, busts the big town wide open, and turns U.S.A. into a lively assortment of Urbanity, Spice and Adventure!" Some spine roll, shallow impressions, very tanned pages. Internally tight and clean. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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The Club of Queer Trades, Chesterton, G.K.
36 Chesterton, G.K. The Club of Queer Trades
Beaconsfield Delta Books / Darwen Finlayson 1964 1st Delta edition Paperback Very Good to Fine Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
An uncommon edition of this collection of six stories featuring "Cherub" Swinburne, retired judge Basil Grant, and private detective Rupert Grant (Basil's younger brother), and their various encounters with people who make their livings in some unusual way. The stories are "The Tremendous Adventures of Major Brown," "The Painful Fall of a Great Reputation," "The Awful Reason of the Vicar's Visit," "The Singular Speculation of the House-Agent," "The Noticeable Conduct of Professor Chadd," and "The Eccentric Seclusion of the Old Lady." 159 pages. Light general wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Mambo to Murder b/w I See Red, Clark, Dale, b/w Sterling Noel
37 Clark, Dale, b/w Sterling Noel Mambo to Murder b/w I See Red
New York Ace Double D-109 1955 First Edition Paperback Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
The Clark side features a private eye run out of the game by cops, but who is about to have a bucketload of trouble land on him, while the Noel side gives us"a swift, action-jammed novel of the ways of brutal men," and the few who offer resistence. 153 and 166 pages, respectively. Impressions/thin scratches to covers, mild spine slant/roll, bottom corner of first end paper of Clark side torn off (does not affect text, a bit of foxing. Internally tight. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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38 Clarke, Donald Henderson Tawny
Avon 615 
a kill-crazy hood who likes to wear women's clothes, an artist who poses women in special ways, and a millionaire who's famous on Broadway all figure in our heroine's story as she fights her way from a New York slum to the lights of Broadway, in the only way she knows to get to the top fast (curious how quickly a gal can get to the top by starting somewhere else--*guys* who start on the bottom usually *stay* there); minor spine slant/roll, 1/2" separation at bottom left spine edge, thin reading crease, corner creases, rubbing, moderate handling wear; 
Price: 5.00 USD
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39 Copper, Basil The Dossier of Solar Pons
Pinnacle 40-267-8 1979 0-523-40267-8 / 9780523402673 First Edition Paperback About Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
paperback original; the eighth book in the Solar Pons series, this one offering six stories of suspense and superior deductive reasoning featuring characters created by August Derleth; cover illustration by Ben Stahl; edgewear, thin/slightly diagonal crease along fore-edge of front cover, impressions/rubbing; internally tight and clean; 
Price: 6.00 USD
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40 Coxe, George Harmon Man on a Rope
Dell 984 1958 1st Dell edition Paperback Good to Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Originally published in 1956, in hardcover, by Alfred A. Knopf. In the heat of British Guiana, one hundred thousand dollars worth of diamonds results in lust and murder. 192 pages, Detective Book Club advertisement bound in at rear, cover illustration by Harry Schaare. Some slant, tanning, moderate general wear. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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41 Coxe, George Harmon Murder With Pictures
Dell 441 1950 1st Dell edition Paperback Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Map-back. Originally published in 1935, in hardcover, by Alfred A. Knopf. A Kent Murdock murder mystery, set in Boston. After a murder in Murdock's building, our hero provides an alibi for a stunning blonde, only to find himself headed for big trouble. 192 pages, cover illustration by Robert Stanley. Mild slant, light edgewear, scratches, novel shop/soda fountain stamp to inside back cover, moderate general wear. Internally tight and clean. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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42 Coxe, George Harmon The Glass Triangle
Dell 522 1951 1st Dell edition Paperback Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Map-back. Originally published in hardcover in 1940 by Alfred A. Knopf. A Kent Murdock murder mystery, set in Boston, where our intrepid hero must solve two murders following a movie preview. 240 pages, cover illustration by Robert Stanley. Some spine slant, thin reading crease to left edge of front cover, light edgewear, moderate handling wear. Cover still bright and attractive, internally tight and clean. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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43 Craig, Jonathan Case Of The Petticoat Murder
Gold Medal 784 
"She was as greedy as she was beautiful. She was also very dead. So she belonged to me. Why? Because I'm Detective Peter Selby of the New York City Police Department. The young ones, the pretty ones, the ugly ones are mine. Just so long as they're dead. Sometimes it's Park Avenue, sometimes it's Greenwich Village, sometimes it's a dingy West Side walk-up --but it's always murder."; some slant, light spine end wear, book store stamp on first end paper; 
Price: 5.00 USD
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44 Crane, Frances Cinnamon Murder
Bantam 130 1947 1st Bantam edition Paperback Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
A Pat & Jean Abbott mystery. The Abbotts return to New York for another vacation, only to find themselves involved in another murder (maybe they should go somewhere else next year). 214 pages, cover illustration by Denver Gillen. A bit of spine slant/roll, slightly sunned (entirely legible) spine, some mustiness. Internally tight. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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Murder on the Purple Water, Crane, Frances
45 Crane, Frances Murder on the Purple Water
New York Bantam 874 1951 1st Bantam edition Paperback Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
One of twenty-six mysteries featuring the husband-and-wife team of private investigators, Pat and Jean Abbott. This one finds their vacation turned into a hunt for a killer "through lawless, wide-open Key West." Mild slant, light edgewear, thinly creased corners, general wear. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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46 Creasey, John Stars For The Toff
Hodder 15094 
follows the Hodder & Stoughton first edition published in hardcover in 1968; our elegant hero is skeptical when a surprisingly accurate "witch, bitch, confidence trickster" fortune teller gazes into her crystal ball and predicts trouble, but shortly thereafter murder takes the spotlight; impressions/thin scratches, a bit of tanning, moderate general wear; 
Price: 5.00 USD
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47 Creasey, John The Toff Goes Gay
Hodder & Stoughton Yellow Jacket C187 Paperback Good to Very Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
To solve a murder in London's East End the Toff must go to Paris and "be furiously gay in the face of death" to solve the crime. (Now, there's nothing wrong with going *any*thing or being furiously anything else, but this was originally published in 1951, and I'm thinkin' that if Creasey were writing this one today, he might have a.) come up with a different title, and b.) insisted that the blurb writer describe the story a smidgeon differently. Then again, maybe not.) Furiously G-VG w/a bit of slant, light edgewear, tanning, light soil. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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48 Creasey, John (writing as Gordon Ashe) The Long Search
Corgi SC1379 1963 1st Corgi edition Paperback Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
A Patrick Dawlish thriller. "Patrick Dawlish's wife went to visit friends in America--and disappeared. Dawlish went to find her; and found instead that a man she had met had been murdered." Scarce in the first Corgi edition. 160 pages. A bit of spine slant/roll, light edgewear, original price sticker, tanning. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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49 Cushman, Dan Opium Flower
Bantam J2553 1963 First Edition Paperback Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
introduces Ryan, international adventurer, who in this one must journey to Laos to stop the flow of opium saturating the United States; cover by McGinnis; spine roll, thin reading crease, waviness, crosscrack, some noticeable but unobtrusive bubbling to front cover (the result, no doubt, of contact with liquid); internally so tight that actually reading the thing might split the spine; 
Price: 5.00 USD
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Any Shape or Form, Daly, Elizabeth
50 Daly, Elizabeth Any Shape or Form
New York Bantam 811 1950 1st Bantam edition Paperback Good to Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
A guy throws a party in order to let his wealthy aunt meet her stepchildren. Then women start getting themselves murdered (pretty inconsiderate of them, but whaddaya gonna do?), and Henry Gamadge's brief vacation from detecting comes to an end. 182 pages. Rubbing, handling creases, some spine slant/roll, impressions/scratches, light chipping to spine ends, light soil, tanning. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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51 Dean, Robert George On Ice
Superior M654 
originally published in hardcover in 1945, by Scribner's & Sons; a Tony Hunter mystery; a bit of slant, thick reading creases, sunned spine, edgewear, handling wear; internally tight and clean; 
Price: 5.00 USD
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52 Dean, Spencer Credit For A Murder
Permabook M4276 
originally published in 1961, in hardcover, by Doubleday; a Don Cadee mystery; a hint of slant, thin reading crease, numbers stamped on top edges; 
Price: 5.00 USD
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Players, DeLillo, Don
53 DeLillo, Don Players
Ballantine 27570 1978 1st paperback edition Paperback About Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Canadian edition; a young couple's lives become more exciting and violent when the husband witnesses a Wall Street murder and decides to play urban guerrilla; an uncommon edition of a collectible writer's work; edgewear, rubbing, sticker shadow to top right corner of front cover, creasing to bottom left corner of back cover, impressions, a dog-earred page corner or two; square, internally tight and clean; 
Price: 35.00 USD
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54 Derleth, August The Return of Solar Pons
Pinnacle 00650 1975 2nd edition Paperback About Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Sherlockiana; the sixth book in the Solar Pons series, featuring 13 stories originally published in a variety of mystery magazines in the '50s; thin reading crease, previous owner's stamps, moderate general wear; 
Price: 5.00 USD
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55 Dewey, Thomas B. Don't Cry For Long
Pocket 50223 1966 1st Pocket edition Paperback Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
originally published in hardcover in 1964 by Simon & Schuster; a detective "protects an eighteen-year-old hellcat from blackmailers."; two areas to top of front cover where sticker removal took small flakes with it, light general wear; 
Price: 5.00 USD
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56 Dickinson, Peter Sleep and His Brother
Arrow 941000 1987 1st thus Paperback Very Good to Fine Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
a supposedly charitable venture set up to treat children with powers of thought transference is prepared to commit fraud, arson and murder to achieve its ends; moderate general wear; 
Price: 6.00 USD
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57 Douglas, Malcolm Pure Sweet Hell
Gold Medal 654 1957 First Edition Paperback Good to Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Canadian printing. Paperback original. "For a dame like this I'd sell out to Satan--but the devil himself was ahead of me in line." Cover by Barye Phillips. A bit of slant, waviness, long/thindiagonal crease across bottom right portion of front cover, light edgewear. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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58 Dunbar, Tony Lucky Man
Dell 22662 1999 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps As New Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
1st printing w/complete number sequence. Paperback original. A Tubby Dubonnet mystery. Bored and pondering a change of scenery from his native New Orleans, Dubonnet suddenly "has a good reason to get out of bed in the morning. Because a little matter of office sex has turned into a nasty mystery of murder, rape, and suicide, real and imagined." 227 pages. An unread copy, internally tight and clean. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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59 Duncan, David Sweet and Deadly
Mercury Mystery Digest 134 1948 1st thus Stiff Card Wraps Good Digest 
Small soil mark to bottom of front cover, slant, grease pencil "a" to front cover, dusty edges, bottom tips of first few pages stained. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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60 Durrant, Theo The Big Fear (originally published as 'The Marble Forest')
Toronto Popular Library 507 1953 1st Popular Library edition Paperback About Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
When a doctor receives a telephone call informing him that his four-year-old daughter has been buried alive, with only a six-hour air supply, he makes a mad dash to a local graveyard "with his pretty secretary by his side" (you just know the ugly one wouldn't have gone with him) and starts digging randomly (our good doctor isn't blessed with a lot of calm), only to find himself involved with a couple of murders. 192 pages. Spine roll/slant, crosscrack, rubbing/impressions, thick crease diagonally across top right corner of front cover, thin crease to bottom right corner of same, nicks to edges at spine ends, tanning. The book is intact, but won't stand anything but the most agonizingly careful handling, so if you intend to actually read it rather than add it to the collection you'd better be prepared for disaster. For the book, not you. I mean, I'm not going to track you down and beat you up or anything -- I just want you to know that if you don't intend to use this to fill a hole in your collection, reading this dooms it to disintegration. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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61 Ellin, Stanley Quiet Horror
Dell D325 1959 1st Dell edition Paperback Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Canadian printing. A ten-story collection originally published by Simon & Schuster under the title 'Mystery Stories.' Foreword by Ellery Queen. Spine roll, reading creases, rubbing, faded edges, general wear. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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Crows Can't Count, Fair, A.A. (pseudonym of Erle Stanley Gardner)
62 Fair, A.A. (pseudonym of Erle Stanley Gardner) Crows Can't Count
New York Dell 472 1950 1st Dell edition Paperback Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
A Bertha Cool/Donald Lam mystery first published in hardcover by Morrow & Company in 1946. From the back cover: "Donald Lam gets involved with birds and babes, emeralds and murder." 224 pages, cover illustration by Bob Stanley. Mild slant, thin reading crease to left side of front cover, a bit of waviness, mild surface wear, light edgewear. Internally tight and clean. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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63 Falkirk, Richard Blackstone and the Scourge of Europe
Methuen Paperbacks 34600 1976 1st thus Paperback Very Good to Fine Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
George IV sends Blackstone to St. Helena to investigate rumours that Napoleon Bonaparte is planning to escape. 192 pages. Light edgewear, light general wear. Internally tight and clean. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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Beautiful Humbug, Fielding, William H.
64 Fielding, William H. Beautiful Humbug
New York Gold Medal 430 / Fawcett Publications 1954 First Edition Paperback Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
In San Francisco of the 1860s an impudent young woman and her gentleman partner pull off "one of the biggest swindles of this gay and gaudy century." 186 pages + advertisements for other Gold Medal titles, cover illustration by Jack (John) Floherty Jr. Rubbing, impressions, some edgewear, scraping to edges, tanning. A fragile vintage paperback that's in okay shape at the moment, but which must be handled with care or it'll crumble before your very eyes. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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Old Lover's Ghost, Ford, Leslie (pseudonym of Zenith Brown)
65 Ford, Leslie (pseudonym of Zenith Brown) Old Lover's Ghost
New York Bantam 114 1947 1st Bantam edition Paperback Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
A woman's love means death, until Colonel Primrose arrives to solve the mystery. 186 pages. Spine slant/roll, moderately sunned spine, laminate lifting at spine, edge/corner wear, previous owner's name to inside front cover, tanning. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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66 Forve, Guy Ofanu
Carlyle CS7035-T 1979 0-503-07035-1 / 9780503070359 First Edition Paperback Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Paperback original. An unlikely trio comprised of a government agent, a Hollywood stunt man and an explosives expert are sent to Japan to assault an impregnable mountaintop citadel in which the threat of a third world war exists. 191 pages, cover by Roy Kuhlman. A bit of slant/roll, light tanning, handling wear. Internally tight and clean. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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67 Freeman, R. Austin The Stoneware Monkey
Popular Library 11 1943 1st Popular Library edition Paperback Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
A Dr. Thorndyke mystery. Cover by Hoffman. Light spine sunning, light edgewear, previous owner's stamp, mild general wear. A nice copy. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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Mr. Pinkerton at the Old Angel, Frome, David
68 Frome, David Mr. Pinkerton at the Old Angel
New York Popular Library 34 1st thus Paperback Fair Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Canadian printing. No date (1944). "A man came through the wall of Mr. Pinkerton's hotel room and vanished into the hallway. Then an agonized groan sent Pinkerton racing to Room 4 where he found a man gasping in death agony, a silver skewer in his chest." 190 pages, cover illustration by Hoffman. Significant general wear. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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69 Fuller, Roger Who Killed Beau Sparrow?
Perma M-4310 1964 1st Canadian edition Paperback Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
tie-in for the television show 'Burke's Law,' which starred Gene Barry as millionaire cop Amos Burke; a bit of edgewear, light soil to front cover, a bit of spine roll, moderate general wear; 
Price: 5.00 USD
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The D.A. Goes to Trial, Gardner, Erle Stanley
70 Gardner, Erle Stanley The D.A. Goes to Trial
Montreal Pocket Books of Canada 407 1946 1st Pocket Books of Canada edition Paperback About Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
District Attorney Doug Selby "is faced with the mystery of a battered body found under a railroad trestle, and with a deadly game of politics with himself as the goat." 229 pages. Some spine slant, light soil, light general wear. Internally tight and clean. 
Price: 8.50 USD
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71 Garforth, John The Avengers: Heil Harris!
Panther 2204 1967 First Edition Paperback Good to Very Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
Paperback original. A novel based on the television series, 'The Avengers,' which starred Patrick Macnee as John Steed and Diana Rigg as Emma Peel. In this one, Steed meets an old man living in Hertfordshire, and is subsequently concerned that the old fella might be a guy named Hitler, "who dreams of catastrophe and is clearly connected with mystic rites being practised in the Herts countryside." 124 pages. Light edgewear, moderate corner wear, thin crease to top right corner of front cover, bumped top left corner, light tanning. Internally tight and clean. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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72 Gilbert, Anthony (pseudonym of Lucy Beatrice Malleson) The Case of the Tea-Cosy's Aunt
Toronto Collins White Circle 203 1944 1st Collins White Circle edition Paperback Good to Very Good Duodecimo -- from 6¾" to 7¾" tall 
An uncommon edition of an Arthur Crook mystery. 192 pages, cover illustration by M. Paull. Moderate surface wear, gentle crease to top left corner of back cover, some edgewear, tanning. Internally tight and clean. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Case of the Tea-Cosy's Aunt, Gilbert, Anthony (pseudonym of Lucy Beatrice Malleson)
73 Gilbert, Anthony (pseudonym of Lucy Beatrice Malleson) The Case of the Tea-Cosy's Aunt
Toronto Collins White Circle 203 1944 1st Collins White Circle edition Paperback Fair to Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
192 pages, cover illustration by M. Paull. Full-length vertical crease to front cover, some edgewear, dampstaining, small burn mark to fore-edge of pages 145/6 (does not affect text), tanning. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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74 Graham, Lewis The Great I Am
Harlequin 151 1952 First Edition Paperback Good Reading Copy Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
The story of a swindler, a scoundrel, a cold-herated villain without conscience or morality, and about as dissolute a monster as you can get (we can learn a lot from guys like this). Reading crease, some chipping, slant, tanning, general wear. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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The Lady Killer, Gray, Rod
75 Gray, Rod The Lady Killer
Belmont Tower 50838 1975 First Edition Paperback Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Pseudonym of Gardner F. Fox. The fourth title in the New Lady From L.U.S.T. series, this one finding Agent Oh Oh Sex targeted for kidnapping by H.A.T.E. after a miracle cure for heroin is found by a team of doctors. Sufrace wear, gently turned top right front corner tip, diagonal crease across top left corner of back cover, impressions, mild crosscrack, turned corners to first four pages. Internally tight and fairly square. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Sock it to Me (The Poisoned Pussy), Gray, Rod (pseudonym of Gardner Fox)
76 Gray, Rod (pseudonym of Gardner Fox) Sock it to Me (The Poisoned Pussy)
New York Belmont Tower 50604 1973 1st thus Paperback Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
The seventh title in Gray/Fox's The Lady From L.U.S.T. series featuring Eve Drum, Agent Oh-Oh-Sex, this one finding our delectable little sex weapon teaching "sensuous Scandinavians things they never knew about sex." 154 pages plus six pages of advertisements for other Belmont Tower titles. Full-length crease to left side of front cover, edgewear all around, creases to top right corner of front cover, creases to right side of back cover, some tanning, moderate general wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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77 Greenwood, D.M. Foolish Ways
Headline 58015 1999 0-7472-5801-5 / 9780747258018 1st paperback edition Paperback Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
The ninth clerical mystery to feature Deacon Theodora Braithwaite. 215 pages, cover illustration by Michael Bennallack-Hart. A bit fo slant, moderate edgewear, reading creases to spine, impressions, scratches, handling wear. Surprisingly uncommon in this format. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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78 Greer, Robert Heat Shock
New York Mysterious Press/Warner Books 2003 0-89296-753-6 / 9780892967537 Uncorrected Proof Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Author's signed letter and promotional sheet laid in. Introduces Dr. Carmen Nguyen. The first twelve chapters/fifty-nine pages of Greer's October 2003 novel about an emergency room physician teamed with a former military intelligence man and their confrontation with "a lawless businessman and his private army of stone-cold killers, in hard and bloody pursuit of a genetic bombshell with the shocking power to transform a species." Impression to front cover, moderate edgewear, moderate general wear. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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Mood for Murder (also published as The Lonesome Badger), Gruber, Frank
79 Gruber, Frank Mood for Murder (also published as The Lonesome Badger)
Hasbrouck Heights Graphic 119 1956 1st Graphic edition Paperback Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Originally published in hardcover in 1954. A bit of slant/roll, scratches to front cover, moderate wear to corners/spine ends. 191 pages, cover illustration by Puhn. If your plan is to read this without any care or attention, you're going to end up holding pieces of paper with words on them, because as is the case with many vintage paperbacks, this is fragile and will not stand up to rough treatment. If, on the other hand, you plan to slip it right into the collection, then God be with you my child. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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80 Halliday, Brett The Private Practice of Michael Shayne
Dell 23 1943 1st paperback edition Paperback Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Map-back. Reissues the 1940 (MCMXL for you Roman numeral freaks) Henry Holt hardcover first edition. Features the ol' redhead in the midst of his usual troubles. Some fading to edge stain, vertical crease to bottom left edge of front cover, tiny tear to top right edge of first end paper, moderate general wear. Internally tight. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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81 Hamilton, Donald The Ambushers
Coronet 15197 1974 4th Coronet edition Paperback About Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
The 6th Matt Helm title. Helm and a "battle-scared girl who couldn't stand being touched by men," tackle a crazy Nazi, a crazy guerrilla general and a foreign agent of the shapely variety. Moderate general wear. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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82 Hamilton, Donald The Interlopers
Coronet 12953/Hodder Fawcwett 1970 1st Coronet edition Paperback Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
A Matt Helm adventure, this one finding our hard-edged hero "in Alaska--with girls and trouble and dogs double." 223 pages. Rubbing, light edgewear, light tanning, light handling wear. Internally tight and clean. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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83 Herries, Norman Death Has 2 Faces
Ace S-97 1955 1st thus Paperback Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
A bad cop is involved in a double killing in an Eighth Avenue warehouse. Some spine roll, edgewear, light general wear. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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Was it Murder? (originally published as 'Murder at School'), Hilton, James (Glen Trevor)
84 Hilton, James (Glen Trevor) Was it Murder? (originally published as 'Murder at School')
New York Bantam 29 1946 1st Bantam edition Paperback Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Originally published in England, under Hilton's pseudonym. A bit of spine roll, light rubbing, tanning, a bit of wear to very tips of bottom corners of first few pages. Internally tight (but must be handled with care). 
Price: 6.00 USD
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85 Holding, Elisabeth Sanxay The Innocent Mrs. Duff
Dell 194 1947 1st paperback edition Paperback Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
map-back; reissues the 1946 Simon & Schuster hardcover; a bit of spine roll, laminate lifting around edges, vertical crinkling/creasing to both covers, faded edges, moderate general wear; 
Price: 5.00 USD
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The Unfortunate Murderer, Hull, Richard
86 Hull, Richard The Unfortunate Murderer
Toronto Collins White Circle 56 1943 1st Collins White Circle edition Paperback Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
When a murder takes place during the investigation of an engineering firm, Scotland Yard's Inspector Neill tackles the case, leading, naturally, to the whole mess being straightened out to everyone's satisfaction. Except the dead guy. He turns out not to care much one way or the other. 192 pages. Scuffing, light general wear, light tanning. Internally tight and clean. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Maelstrom, Hunt, Howard (aka E. Howard Hunt)
87 Hunt, Howard (aka E. Howard Hunt) Maelstrom
Winnipeg Harlequin 337 1949 1st Harlequin edition Paperback Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Yes, boys and girls, long before he was a cloak-and-dagger semi-incompetent burglar jailbird disgraced in the employ of an unscrupulous American president, Howard Hunt wrote this gripping tome, "A brutal saga of love and violence," featuring two men and a woman who "each had something to leave behind, a part of the past best forgotten." 192 pages. Spine slant/roll, nicks to spine ends, crease to left portion of back cover, two book store stamps, a fair bit of general wear and tear common to Harlequins of this vintage. Uncommon. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Hangsaman, Jackson, Shirley
88 Jackson, Shirley Hangsaman
New York Ace K-185 1st Ace edition Paperback Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
No date [1963] (originally published in hardcover in 1951, by Farrar, Straus and Young). "The story of haunted, brooding young girl trapped in a sinister world of her own making." (Serves her right -- you never hear about well-adjusted young girls trapped in sinister worlds of their own making -- they only make worlds of cupcakes and lollipops.) 191 pages + 1-page advertisement for other Ace-published titles. Moderate edgewear, nicks/wear to spine ends, handling wear, tanning. Internally tight, but must be handled with the care and affection that vintage paperbacks expect and deserve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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89 Johnson, George Clayton, and Jack Golden Russell Ocean's 11
Cardinal C-412 
Cdn.; a hot-shot thief and eleven of his pals plan to knock over five Las Vegas casinos; novelization of the Lewis Milestone-directed movie of the same name, which featured a screenplay by Harry Brown, and performances by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Peter Lawford, Angie Dickinson, Richard Conte, Red Skelton, Cesar Romero, Joey Bishop, Akim Tamiroff, Henry Silva, and George Raft; this edition features a movie scene on the front cover, and head shots of five of the stars on back; crosscrack, crease to bottom right corner of front cover, a bit of spine roll, moderate general wear; internally tight and clean; 
Price: 10.00 USD
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90 Johnston, Ronald Red Sky in the Morning
Fontana 1432 1967 1st Fontana edition Paperback Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
An uncommon edition of a title telling the story of guns and menace which turn up in the aftermath of a devasting hurricane. 159 pages. Some spine slant/roll, two grey remainder lines across top edge. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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91 Karney, Jack, There Goes Shorty Higgins
Pyramid 99 1953 1st Pyramid edition Paperback Good to Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Crooked fights, stripteasing women, racketeers, cheats, a sleazy little guy trapped between losing his dreams and losing his life--this one has it all! Mild slant, handling wear, foxing, some soil, previous owner's stamp to first end paper. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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92 Keene, Day Notorious
Gold Medal 372 1954 1st Gold Medal edition Paperback Fair Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
"She came to town carrying murder in her suitcase." Much general handling wear, reading crease, crinkling, pencil signature on inside front cover, light spine end chipping. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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93 Keene, Day Strange Witness
Macfadden 75-369 1970 1st Macfadden edition Paperback Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Originally published in 1953. A man who has been framed and spent seven years in prison is after revenge in Chicago's slimy underbelly. Reading crease, rubbing, mild slant/roll, moderate general wear. 
Price: 8.50 USD
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94 Keene, Day The Big Kiss-Off
Macfadden 60-424 1969 1st Macfadden edition Paperback Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Canadian printing. Originally published in 1954. One of three people responsible for a murder is trying to pin it on a man just back in town after two years in a Communist prison camp. Some slant, a bit of waviness at spine, thin scratches, minor dampstain w/subsequent bleeding to fore-edge. Internally tight. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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95 Keene, Day Too Black For Heaven
Zenith ZB-31 1959 1st Zenith edition Paperback Fair to Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
"She knew he was guilty of every sin--lechery, rape and now, incest." (and she's gonna hop right into her cream-coloured Cadillac, go over to his place, and start shooting). 2" slit along right spine edge at bottom, 3/8" separation to bottom left spine edge, slant, crosscrack, dampstain along bottom edges of first quarter of book, a fair bit of handling wear/rubbing. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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Somewhere in This House, King, Rufus
96 King, Rufus Somewhere in This House
Popular Library 276 / Better Publications of Canada 1950 1st Popular edition Paperback Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Canadian printing. A Lt. Valcour mystery. When a "sex-charged adventuress" with "the instincts of a man-eating animal" marries into a clannish family she finds herself living with fear and hostility until one night things get ratcheted up a bit when her maid is murdered while dressed in one of our little sex kitten's gowns. 158 pages + 2 pages of advertisements for other Popular Library titles, cover illustration by the incomparable Rudolph Belarski. Mild spine slant, cover creasing, ragged fore-edge to pages 49/50, previous owner's small stamp to title page, light general wear. Internally tight and clean. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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Butler #6:  Love Me to Death, Kirk, Philip
97 Kirk, Philip Butler #6: Love Me to Death
New York Leisure 2079 1980 0-8439-2079-3 / 9780843920796 First Edition Paperback Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Paperback original. The sixth title in the Butler series. When several "top-ranking American senators, congressmen and ambassadors" are found dead shortly after having done the dirty deed with women not their legal ball-and-chains, Butler is called in to locate and thwart "a squad of beautiful women, that may be working for a foreign power," from "screwing the leaders of America to death." Good work if you can get it. 223 pages. Light edgewear, tiny soil mark to fore-edge, thin pen line across top edge, thin reading crease to spine, two turned corners at back, light tanning. Internally clean and fairly tight. Uncommon. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Old House of Fear, Kirk, Russell
98 Kirk, Russell Old House of Fear
New York Avon G-1134 1961 1st Avon edition Paperback Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
"A novel of terror and suspense" with "wild excitement, sadistic violence," in which an attorney travels to Scotland on behalf of his employer to purchase an island, but upon arrival must deal with an evil fellow who is convinced that the attorney is a spy and must be killed. Of course, there's also a lovely young woman about to inherit the island, who must be saved from the machinations of the evil one, but will our attorney be up to the task? I'm betting yes. 192 pages. Tanning, general handling wear. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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99 Knight, David FARQUHARSON'S PHYSIQUE And what it did to his mind
Coronet 17404, 1974 
1st Coronet edition. Paperback. Very Good. 1st Coronet ed. author's first novel, originally published in hardcover, in 1971, by Hodder & Stoughton; in 1965 a contented family man and unimpressive scholar plans to teach in Nigeria, to which he takes his wife and young son, and where he becomes a violent murderer; an uncommon edition; a bit of spine roll, some edgewear, light general wear; 
Price: 15.00 USD
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100 Kramer, Karl Fair Game
Popular Library 650 1955 First Edition Paperback Very Good to Fine Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
a glamourous magazine publisher who thinks she can buy anything leads her number one hired boy into some hot trouble in the form of a sizzling blonde, a tough FBI agent, and a brutal payoff; a hint of slant, moderate general wear; 
Price: 7.50 USD
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Kiss Me Quick, Kramer, Karl
101 Kramer, Karl Kiss Me Quick
Derby Monarch 433 1964 1st thus Paperback Very Good to Fine Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Reissues Monarch #121 from 1959. "Red Winslow was a pushover for dames -- especially well-stacked blondes." (Cripes, who isn't?) And in this one, our pushover has been picked by a crime syndicate to perform a special job, for which it sends "a pimp to fetch him, curvaceous blonde Frances Dorset to seduce him and a thug to soften him up (I sorta figured the blonde might be able to do that, but obviously I'm not thinking straight). Naturally, Mr. Winslow finds himself somewhat attracted to the blonde dame, who just happens to be mistress to the crime boss who sent him, and after that there's a bunch of stuff that happens and then a bunch of other stuff happens and then it ends. 156 pages + four pages of advertisements for other Monarch titles, cover illustration (of, curiously, a raven-tressed babe sporting a nice rack, not the blonde-tressed babe sporting a nice rack that the cover blurb led us to suspect) by Bob Maguire (who draws nicely racked babes of all hair colours quite well, thank you very much). A hint of edgewear, thin crease to top right corner of front cover, thin/uneven crease to top right corner of back cover, light handling wear. A nice copy, internally tight and clean. 
Price: 8.50 USD
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102 Lipinski, Thomas The Fall-Down Artist (signed)
Avon 73062 1997 0-380-73062-6 / 9780380730629 1st paperback edition Paperback Very Good to Fine Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" Signed by Author
Signed by Author. A Carroll Dorsey mystery, this one finding our intrepid private investigator doing a little work for the insurance industry, investigating fake insurance claims which may be leading to somethinbg more sinister. This copy signed by Lipinski on title page. 279 pages. Impressions/thin scratches. Square, internally tight and clean. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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103 Lockridge, Frances & Richard Payoff For The Banker
Pocket 501 1948 2nd Pocket edition Paperback Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
Canadian printing. A woman suspected of murdering the banker father of a man she once loved turns to the Norths for help. 225 pages, cover illustration by Donald Beck. Light edgewear, dampstaining, slight mustiness. 
Price: 8.50 USD
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The Norths Meet Murder, Lockridge, Frances & Richard
104 Lockridge, Frances & Richard The Norths Meet Murder
New York Pocket 166 1942 2nd printing Paperback Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Mrs. North's intuition may end up being "an invitation to death for her." But I'm thinkin' not, since scads of Mr. and Mrs. North mysteries followed this one. 232 pages + 2 pages of biographical detail concerning the Lockridges, + a 1-page request for readers to send in their opinions of the Norths, + an 8-page listing of other titles published by Pocket. A bit of spine slant/roll, moderate wear to corners/spine ends, some creasing to top portion of front cover, light surface wear. Internally tight and clean. A fairly nice copy. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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I'll Be Glad When You're Dead, Lyon, Dana
105 Lyon, Dana I'll Be Glad When You're Dead
Chicago Royce Publishers / Quick Reader 132 1945 1st thus Stapled Wraps Good to Very Good 32mo -- from 4" to 5" tall 
"A Story to Electrify Every Fiber of Your Body." Two men who have hated each other since before the Dead Sea was just sick, and who were rivals for the same woman, continue their life-and-death struggle when one of them is charged with that woman's murder, and the other steps forward with damning evidence. An abridged version (not to worry, though, because the publisher promises us that "Only the excess material has been cut away.") of a story first published in 1942. 128 pages, illustrated. Some soil, creasing to bottom right portion of front cover, previous owner's name to inside front cover. Scarce. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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106 MacDonald, John D. Area of Suspicion
Dell First Edition 12 1954 First Edition Paperback Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Paperback original. The author of the Travis McGee novels gives us the story of a woman with "two pasts--and no future," a woman who "didn't look like the kind of girl she was." 254 pages, cover illustration by Stanley Borack. Some slant, reading crease to left edge of front cover, general handling wear. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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107 MacDonald, John D. Soft Touch
Dell First Edition B121 1958 First Edition Paperback Good to Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
paperback original; a man who wants out of his sloppy marriage and his dull job and the whole suburban rat race reaches for something which may be a whole lot worse; cover by Victor Kalin; spine slant, reading crease along left edge of front cover, tiny soil mark to top edge of inside front cover, moderate handling wear; 
Price: 14.50 USD
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108 MacNeil, Neil (pseudonym of W. Todhunter Ballard) 2 Guns for Hire
Gold Medal s898 1959 First Edition Paperback Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
a private-eye thriller featuring Tony Costaine and Bert McCall, those "lovers of bourbon, bagpipes, and blondes;" spine slant, light crosscrack, moderate general wear; 
Price: 5.00 USD
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New Jersey Showdow, Radcliff #4, Mallory, Roosevelt
109 Mallory, Roosevelt New Jersey Showdow, Radcliff #4
Los Angeles Holloway House Publishing BH472 1976 0-87067-472-2 / 9780870674723 First Edition Paperback Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Paperback original. The fourth title to feature "Radcliff, the celebrated hit-master," this one finding our African-American hero desiring retirement and "a quiet life of luxury" with his beautiful blonde girlfriend, but soon seeking vengeance after she is maimed and murdered by the sons of a Syndicate man he killed in San Francisco. Cover illustration shows Radcliff casually burying alive one of said sons, with an inset illustration of that aforementioned beautiful blonde girl being introduced to the less-than-delightful experience of having acid thrown in her face. 224 pages. Internally tight and clean w/only moderate general wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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110 Marcus, A.A. Make Way for Murder
Graphic 115 1955 First Edition Paperback Good to Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
paperback original; Cdn.; in pursuit of a babe or two, a private eye faces a gangster, a cop, a killer, and a murder rap; slant/roll, edgewear, gentle creasing; 
Price: 5.00 USD
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111 Markson, David Fannin
Belmont B75-2109 1971 1st Belmont edition Paperback About Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Cdn. printing; originally published in 1959 as a Dell paperback original, under the much better title of "Epitaph for a Tramp"; introduces Fannin, a tough private eye who thinks he has no feelings for his ex-wife, but who discovers otherwise when she collapses on his doorstep, murdered; rubbing, thin creasing, some edgewear, bent corners, some flaking to back cover; 
Price: 5.00 USD
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112 Marlowe, Stephen Drum Beat--Erica
Gold Medal d1796 
the fourth Chet Drum adventure, this one finding our world traveller involved with, among other things, a piece of beatnik fluff and an introduction to LSD and the drug culture; mild slant, light tanning, light general wear; internally tight and clean; 
Price: 8.50 USD
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113 Mason, Van Wyck Spider House
Harlequin 74 1950 1st Harlequin edition Paperback Fair Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
follows the Donald MacCampbell edition from 1932; after summoning police to his residence, an old swindler who has been receiving threatening letters and surviving near-fatal accidents dismisses them before they can begin investigations, and is shortly thereafter shot to death; strong spine slant, edgewear all around, nicks to spine ends, short tear to top right spine edge, rubbing, tanning, handling wear; 
Price: 7.50 USD
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114 Mayo, James Rebound
Pan G619 1963 1st Pan edition Paperback Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
A doctor who once falsified a death certificate as an act of mercy finds himself in the clutches of a blackmailer intent on making sure that he never stops paying for the act. Price sticker, 1/4" separation to bottom right spine edge, minor slant/roll, impressions, light general wear. 
Price: 5.50 USD
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115 McPartland, John THE LAST NIGHT
Gold Medal 909 1959 First Edition Paperback Very Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
Paperback original. On the night before she is to head off to prison for murder, a virginal young babe decides that she can't wait any longer for love, so she settles for something better: sex. 140 pages. Slight spine roll, light general wear. A nice copy. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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116 Morgan, Stanley Octopus Hill
Mayflower 11711 1970 First Edition Paperback Good to Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
paperback original; in a fragile independent African state a revolution is being planned by Chinese Communists; rubbing, edgewear, sunned (legible) spine, previous owner's name on inside front cover, pencil price impressions to top right corner of front end paper; 
Price: 5.00 USD
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117 Ng'weno, Hilary The Men From Pretoria
Longman Kenya 58079 1975 0 582 58079 X / 9780582580794 First Edition Paperback Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
A Nairobi crime reporter is determined to tell the story of the disappearance of a South African scientist working on a top research project, but to do so he will have to stay one step ahead of the feared South African Secret Service. The author earned a mathematics and physics degree from Harvard before making his mark in Kenyan journalism. A bit of slant, wear to corners/spine ends, sunned spine, impressions, cover creasing. Uncommon. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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118 Nichols, Fan Angel Face
Macfadden 75-363 1970 1st thus Paperback Near Fine Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Reissue of the 1955 Popular Library edition. "Her profession was love, but all she knew was hate." (I think I've gone out with this girl. A sad book, really, because there's this television producer named Gus, who is pushed off a 22-storey building and falls to his death--although come to think of it, a television producer falling 22 storeys can't be *that* bad, no matter *what* his name is). Tight and internally clean, w/rubbing and light spotting to front cover, light scratching to back cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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119 Norton, Olive A School of Liars
Corgi GC7799 1967 1st Corgi edition Paperback Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Originally published in hardcover in 1966 by Cassell & Company. A group of people create and then enhance a scandalous rumour intended to titillate village gossips, only to have their game backfire into unplanned and brutal murder. Slant, two thin diagonal creases to top right portion of front cover, light rubbing, impressions, light soil. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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Batman Begins -- Special DVD Issue (The Man Who Falls, The Bat-Man, and The Long Halloween -- Chapter One, O'Neil, Denny, Bob Kane, and Jeph Loeb
120 O'Neil, Denny, Bob Kane, and Jeph Loeb Batman Begins -- Special DVD Issue (The Man Who Falls, The Bat-Man, and The Long Halloween -- Chapter One
DC Comics 2005 Special DVD issue Stiff Card Wraps Near Fine Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" Dick Giordano, Bob Kane and Tim Sale 
Canadian printing of an insert with the Batman Begins DVD. Originally published as "Secret Origins of the World's Greatest Super-Heroes," copyright 1989; "Detective Comics #27" copyright 1939, and "Batman: The Long Halloween #1, Legends of the Dark Knight Halloween Special," copyright 1996. Tiny bump to bottom edge of front cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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121 Owen, Dean Girl Possessed
Gold Star IL7-41 1964 First Edition Paperback About Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Paperback original. A part-time prostitute uses her earnings to support a con-man who is blackmailing a guy who has seduced his teen-age sister-in-law who is threatening to tell everything to the wife ("Unbridled passion added to revenge = murder."). Mild slant/roll, 1/2" vertical scrape near left edge of front cover, crease to bottom left corner of back cover, moderate general wear. Internally fairly tight and clean. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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122 Paul, Elliot Mayhem in B Flat
Bantam 850 1951 1st Bantam edition Paperback Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
this one has it all: a violin, a sharpshooting lady pianist, an amateur sleuth, depraved thugs, a violent artist, tarantulas, kidnappers, gendarmes, drunkards, degenerates, street fights, waterfront brawls, chorus girls, cocottes, madams, and girls, girls, girls and more girls; small dampstains to first two end papers, previous owner's name to top of first end paper, moderate general wear; 
Price: 5.00 USD
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123 Paul, Gene The Big Make
Lion Library LL 158 Paperback Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Originally published as 'Little Killer', this one tells the story of a man who will have the woman of his dreams, at any cost. Cover illustration by Robert Maguire. Ding to bottom right corner of front cover, light general wear. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Grand Slam, Perry, Ritchie
124 Perry, Ritchie Grand Slam
London Collins 1980 0 00 231277 8 / 9780002312776 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Very Good Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
An uncommon edition of the ninth story in the Philis and Pawson series. In this one, Philis must find out what has happened to the daughter of an oil millionaire, but doing so puts his life almost immediately in danger. This wraps edition in a dust jacket is less common than the hardcover. White wraps w/white spine band, 193 pages + 2 pages of advertisements for other Collins titles, dust jacket photograph by Paddy Eckersley. A tiny, very faint soil mark to top edge, handling crinkle to top centre of front cover, in rubbed dust jacket w/handling crinkle corresponding to that on front wrap, light general wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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125 Queen, Ellery The Four of Hearts
Pocket 245 1943 1st thus Paperback Very Good to Fine Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Pseudonym of Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee. A mystery set in Hollywood. Blemishes to top edge, some spine roll, previous owner's sticker to front end paper. A very nice copy, internally tight and clean. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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126 Quentin, Patrick Trio Funebre (Funeral Trio)
ParisPresses de la Cite 
contains three novelettes, "La Chien de Pique" (originally published as "The Jack of Diamonds"), "La Seule Issue" (originally published as "This Way Out"), and "La Longue Agonie" (originally published as "Combination for Murder") selected and translated by Maurice-Bernard Endrèbe; edgewear all around, flaking, scratches/impressions, crease to bottom right corner of front cover, 3/4" separation at bottom right spine edge, tanning; 
Price: 25.00 USD
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127 Rhoades, Knight She Died on the Stairway
Harlequin 85 1950 1st Harlequin edition Paperback Reading Copy Duodecimo -- from 6¾" to 7¾" tall 
An aggravating old woman whose wealth is the dominant factor in her family relationships is convinced that someone is trying to kill her, and prevails upon the detective grandson of an old friend to investigate. Reading copy only. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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Carnal Psycho!, Rimel, Duane
128 Rimel, Duane Carnal Psycho!
Chicago Novel Books 5052 1961 First Edition Paperback Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
A fiendish psycho with a grudge against another guy is killing the guy's beautiful girlfriends, and the publisher thinks that this little telephone monologue, printed on the first end paper, is going to make the book irresistible to the uncertain reader: "Who are you taking out tonight, Jason? What voluptuous woman are you going to rub up and get ready for me? Ha, ha, ha, ha, hee, hee, hee, hee...." (I don't know about you, but that fourth "hee" really does the trick.) 160 pages. Rubbing, impressions/thin scratches, some wear to corners/spine ends, previous owner's name on inside front cover and top of front end paper, moderate general wear. Currently intact and fairly tight, but as usual with paperbacks of this vintage, caution must be exercised when handling, or tragedy will ensue. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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129 Rohde, William L. Help Wanted--For Murder
Gold Medal 115 First Edition Paperback Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Paperback original. A former criminal finds a dead babe in his bathtub, then finds himself framed for her murder. Moderate general wear. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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Hangover House, Rohmer, Sax
130 Rohmer, Sax Hangover House
Hasbrouck Heights Graphic 32 1951 1st Graphic edition Paperback About Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
The father of a "usually gay, very lovely -- and extremely wealthy" young woman who has begun acting mysteriously hires a private detective to uncover the truth behind her behaviour, but when the detective attempts to shield her from suspicion of murder, he ends up a suspect himself. Some rubbing, moderate wear to corners/spine ends, uneven reading crease to left edge of front cover, 1.5" crease to bottom edge, some smudging to back cover, moderate general wear. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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131 Ronns, Edward (pseudonym of Edward S. Aarons) Passage to Terror
Gold Medal 217 1952 First Edition Paperback Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
A man fleeing to Central America with his brother's seductive girlfriend finds himself a victim of her treachery. A printing flaw has caused the cover illustration and lettering to be a little fuzzy. A bit of slant, some edgewear, 1/2" separation at bottom left spine edge, some laminate lifting, tanning, light general wear. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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132 Royal, D. Nightstick (Night Stick)
Leisure Books LB123NK 1973 0843900123 1st Leisure Books edition Paperback Very Good to Fine Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
although the title is two words on both the front cover and spine, it is one word on the back cover and, more importantly, on the title page, so we're going with that ('cause otherwise, why call it a title page?); a New York City cop who started out thinking of "crime as a disease that could only be cured by following the book, by sticking to the letter of the law" becomes corrupted, and finds himself "knee-deep in graft, booze, women"; edgewear, small handling pucker to front cover, tanning, mild general wear; internally tight and clean; 
Price: 7.50 USD
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Cardinal Rock, Sale, Richard
133 Sale, Richard Cardinal Rock
Toronto Harlequin 59 1950 1st Harlequin edition Paperback Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
An authority on tropical diseases believes that he is "approaching the solution of the most closely kept secret in the world" when he is invited by a wealthy recluse to a mysterious island forbidden to the outside world. 192 pages. Some slant, minor chipping to bottom spine, light edgewear, previous owner's name/date to top edge of first end paper, tanning, moderate general wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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134 Sanborn, B.X. (pseudonym of William S. Ballinger) The Blonde on Borrowed Time (originally published as "The Doom Maker")
Zenith ZB-39 
originally published in hardcover in 1959 by E.P. Dutton & Co.; a woman who has wasted her beauty and her youth trying to make the big time believes that her break has finally come, but ends up murdered, instead; light rubbing, thin crease to top left tip of back cover, dusty edges, tanning; an appealing copy; 
Price: 14.50 USD
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135 Seton, Graham The W Plan
Penguin 50 1938 5th Penguin edition Paperback in dust jacket Very Good Very Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
Graham Seton Hutchison's pen name; called by Gilbert Frankau "The greatest spy story ever written."; slight sunning to spine, tanned pages/edges, light general wear; dj w/sun-darkened spine, small scrape to bottom left spine edge, 3" slit to top of rear fold, faint sticker shadow to top right corner of front panel, light general wear; 
Price: 7.50 USD
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136 Shulman, Irving Cry Tough!
Avon C784 1953 8th printing Paperback Good to Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Canadian printing. "A powerful story which shows how far a man can go in the path of brutality and sordidness in a world where he feels himself a stranger and afraid." 249 pages + 5 pages of reviews. Spine slant/roll, light edge foxing, tanning. Internally tight and clean. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Maigret and the Reluctant Witnesses/Witness b/w Maigret Has Scruples, Simenon, Georges
137 Simenon, Georges Maigret and the Reluctant Witnesses/Witness b/w Maigret Has Scruples
New York Ace Double F-166 1962 1st Ace Double edition Paperback Very Good to Fine Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Two stories featuring Inspector Maigret, originally published in French, and here translated by Daphne Woodward and Robert Eglesfield. A publisher's error sees 'Maigret and the Reluctant Witnesses' presented as 'Maigret and the Reluctant Witness' on the front cover of that side. 128 pages each. Thin diagonal crease to bottom left portion of MHS side, moderate handling wear, light tanning. Internally tight and clean. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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138 Simon, Roger L. Wild Turkey
London Andre Deutsch 1976 1st UK edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
the second Moses Wine mystery thriller; Wine accepts the challenge of clearing a best-selling writer of a murder rap, only to have the writer die without a clear indication of murder or suicide, and the matter is further complicated by a mysterious connection between the writer's most recent book and a group known as the Sexual Liberation League; dj by Roy Ellsworth; lightly dusted top edge; dj has impressions and a hint of sunning to spine; 
Price: 9.00 USD
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139 Spain, John Dig Me A Grave
Bantam 968 1952 1st Bantam edition Paperback Good Reading Copy Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
French printing (in English) of "A study in violence...blackmail...and sudden death!" 181 pages. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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The Confession, Stansberry, Domenic
140 Stansberry, Domenic The Confession
Hard Case Crime HCC-006/Dorchester Publishing 2004 0-8439-5354-3 / 9780843953541 First Edition Paperback As New Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
First printing. An Edgar Award-winner about a guy with everything, including a mistress strangled with one of his neckties. 218 pages + advertisements for other Hard Case Crime titles, cover illustration by R.B. Farrell. An unread copy. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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141 Stewart, Desmond Leopard in the Grass
Signet 997 1953 1st Signet edition Paperback Good to Very Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
Cdn.; reissues the 1951 Farrar, Straus & Young hardcover; a young archaeologist in the Middle East to do some research finds himself involved in a web of intrigue, passion and violence; author's first novel; cover by Cardiff; rubbing, edgewear, some scratching, general wear; internally tight; 
Price: 5.00 USD
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142 Stockbridge, Grant Death and the Spider
Mews 00037 1976 1st Mews edition Paperback Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
#4 in the pulp fiction Spider series, originally published in the '40s. In this one, usually law-abiding people begin committing hideous acts of violence, often followed by suicide, and to stop the slaughter the Spider must fight a man called Death, who is the head of a mystical organisation. Cover by Tony Masero. Moderate general wear. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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143 Tadrack, Moss Halo of Sin
Brandon House 1101 1967 First Edition Paperback Near Fine Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Paperback original. "They met by a murdered man's grave in an isolated mountain valley -- and their frantic lovemaking was overshadowed by grace (sic) notes of evil to come. Kay Mist was a tragic beauty, trapped within the aura of her own animal magnetism, while Dixon was a man with all of a man's appetites and desires." (beer? football? monster truck rallies?) Flake to upper right corner of front cover where apparent sticker removal took a small piece of finish with it, light general wear. Internally tight and clean. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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144 Thames, C.H. Blood of My Brother
Perma M-4294 1963 First Edition Paperback Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
paperback original; when a spoiled rich kid dies, the police are willing to accept drunken driving as responsible, but his brother believes otherwise; cover by Harry Bennett; impressions, handling wear, general wear; internally tight and clean; 
Price: 5.00 USD
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Recoil, Thompson, Jim
145 Thompson, Jim Recoil
New York Lion Books LB 124 1956 2nd printing Paperback Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
When a guy "left to rot in prison" is suddenly paroled he finds that "every place he turned somebody was being nice to him. Too nice." (It won't last, pal -- better ask for cookies.) 128 pages, cover illustration by Robert Maguire. Impressions, wear to corners/spine ends, prices on front and back covers magic-markered out, previous owner's tape repair to bottom spine, previous owner's purchase notation to back cover, name to front end paper 
Price: 20.00 USD
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146 Thomson, June Not One Of Us
Sphere 0235 1988 0-7474-0235-3 / 9780747402350 1st Sphere edition Paperback About Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
A Detective Chief Inspector Finch mystery. When the partially-clad body of a young girl is found in the local Wood the residents of a small English village immediately assume that the person responsible is a quiet loner who has recently moved into the area. 243 pages, cover illustration by Roy Castle. Spine slant/roll, tanning, moderate handling wear. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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147 Train, Arthur Tutt and Mr. Tutt
Bantam 55 1946 1st Bantam edition Paperback Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
originally published in hardcover, in 1920, by Scribner's; collects seven stories in this, the first of the books featuring Ephraim Tutt, the best-known and best-loved lawyer in America (lawyers must have been different in 1920); a hint of spine roll, slight lifting of laminate around edges, previous owner's signature/date on first end paper; 
Price: 5.00 USD
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148 Traven, B. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Pocket 455 1948 3rd Pocket edition Paperback Good Reading Copy Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Tie-in for the movie of the same name, which starred Humphrey Bogart. The cover of this edition features Bogie as painted by Barye Phillips. Slant, reading crease, corner creases, nicks to spine ends, 1/4" separation to bottom left spine edge, general wear. Internally still fairly tight. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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149 Trimble, Louis Design for Dying
Bart House 27 1946 1st Bart House edition Paperback Good to Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
reissues the 1945 Phoenix Press edition; a Detective Pat Durbin mystery; spine slant, sunned spine, crease to top right corner of front cover, moderate handling wear; 
Price: 12.50 USD
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Deep and Crisp and Even, Turnbull, Peter
150 Turnbull, Peter Deep and Crisp and Even
Glasgow Fontana 616567/Collins 1982 0 00616567 2 / 9780006165675 1st Fontana edition Paperback Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Turnbull's first mystery. First published in hardcover the previous year. In the throes of a bleak and chilly winter a ruthless killer stalks the snowy streets of Glasgow, and police have no clues, no suspects, and no motives. Nicks to spine ends, light edgewear, thin impressions. Internally clean and fairly tight. 
Price: 39.50 USD
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151 Upfield, Arthur Murder Must Wait
Pan G193 1958 1st Pan edition Paperback Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Follows the 1953 Wm. Heinemann hardcover edition. An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte mystery. Bony must find five babies who have disappeared in New South Wales. Reading crease to left edge of front cover, original price sticker to bottom right corner of same, 3/4" tear to bottom right corner of back cover, tanning. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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152 Vail, John Hold Back the Sun
Gold Medal 556 1956 First Edition Paperback Near Fine Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Cdn. printing, paperback original; an Israeli woman who has survived Auschwitz is in search of guns for Israel, as a consequence of which she hooks up with an American man with whom she travels from North Africa to Spain in quest of the weapons; cover painting by Frank McCarthy; a nice copy w/only moderate general wear, tanning; internally tight and clean; 
Price: 7.50 USD
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Scarlet Street, No. 48, Valley, Richard (editor)
153 Valley, Richard (editor) Scarlet Street, No. 48
Glen Rock Scarlet Street Inc. / Richard Valley 2003 Magazine Very Good Quarto -- from 9.75" to 12" tall 
Contains a variety of articles on a variety of genre films, including horror, mystery and film noir. This one contains American film magazine that primarily specialized in the genres of horror, mystery and film noir. 82 pages, illustrated. Light general wear. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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154 Van Deusen, Delia Many A Murder
Croyden Publishing 1945 1st Croyden edition Wraps Very Good Digest 
Originally published in 1940 as 'Murder Bicarb,' and here presented in abridged version. In a retirement home a box of soda bicardonate is the source of terror and murder. 128 pages, cover illustration by L.B. Cole. A hint of slant, reading crease, impressions, tanning, light general wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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155 van Gulik, Robert The Lacquer Screen
Warner 75-453 1974 1st Warner edition Paperback Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" The Author 
Canadian printing. A Judge Dee mystery, this one finding our protagonist "consorting with criminals as he goes incognito into the underworld of Weiping. Bargaining with thieves, sharing beds with prostitutes, he discovers the evidence to expose among the upper classes fraud, perversion--and murder." 174 pages (including Postscript), cover illustration by Tom Hall. Spine slant/roll, general wear. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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156 Wall, William Wake Up Dead
Papillon Books OSM-904/Aware Press 1974 First Edition Paperback Very Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
paperback original; Tony Boyle, a tough-guy private eye, is delighted to take on a simple missing person case, until "the case erupts into a volatile network of kidnapping, murder and bizarre danger; a bit of corner wear, mild handling wear; internally tight and clean; 
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157 Wallace, Edgar The Square Emerald
Harlequin-Pan 334 First Thus Paperback Fair Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
When a butler is found dead, clutching a large emerald, Leslie Maughan of Scotland Yard must solve the mystery. Cover illustration by Paul Anna Soik. Severe spine slant, rubbing , impressions, faint price circled on front end paper, moderate general wear. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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158 Wallace, Edgar White Face
Harlequin 387 1957 1st Harlequin edition Paperback Good to Very Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
a man wearing a white mask is robbing patrons of a West End night spot, and Scotland Yard can't get a lead on the criminal; cover by Norm Eastman; sunned spine, crosscrack, rubbing, handling wear, light soil to front cover (primarily visible on inside); internally fairly tight and clean; 
Price: 9.50 USD
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159 Wallace, Robert The Phantom Detective No. 6: THE DAGGERS OF KALI
Corinth Regency CR106 1965 1st Corinth Regency edition Paperback Very Good to Fine Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
A master criminal will stop at nothing to acquire seven priceless museum pieces which will lead to possession of a new superweapon. Impressions, faint flaking, tanned pages, light general wear. Internally tight and clean. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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160 Walpole, Hugh Portrait of a Man With Red Hair
Paperback Library 53-409 1967 1st Paperback Library edition Paperback Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
originally published in 1925; a classic of gothic suspense in which a young woman struggles against an evil man convinced that only by murdering her as a human sacrifice can he become a god among men; minor spine roll, moderate edgewear, impressions/scratches, previous owner's name/notation on inside covers, light soil, moderate general wear; 
Price: 5.00 USD
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161 Walsh, J.M. Death at His Elbow
White Circle 89 1944 First Edition Paperback Good to Very Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
A Story of the Secret Service"; features British agent Oliver Keene in Turkey during the second World War, and "plunged into a maelstrom of sinister adventure."; cover by Paull; gentle creasing to bottom right corner of front cover, moderate edgewear, previous owner's bookplate on inside front cover, previous owner's signature on inside front cover, previous owner's code sticker on first end paper, thin chipping to bottom right corner of rear cover, similar chipping to edges of last ten or so pages (just thinly along edges--comes nowhere near affecting text); a serviceable copy; 
Price: 7.50 USD
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162 Weaver, Nicky Love Or Kill Them All
Kozy Books K188 1963 First Edition Paperback Fair to Good Reading Copy Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Adult detective novel. "A fast suspense novel of violence, doublecrossing and sensuality." Horribly inept cover illustration of a bar scene shows some guy ripping the clothes off a knife-wielding woman. Rubbing, chipping to bottom spine, small ink scribble in top left corner of inside front cover, the word "Mom" in ink at top of first page (Mom's reading smutty detective novels?--good for her!), general wear. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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163 Webb, Jack The Brass Halo
Signet 1556 1958 1st Signet edition Paperback Fair to Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Canadian printing. First published in hardcover in 1957 by Rinehart. A Sammy Golden/Father Shanley mystery. When a woman with the voice of an angel disappears she leaves behind her only the dead body of a man on her dressing room floor. Cover by Maguire. A 2" separation to bottom right spine edge, 1.5" separation to left edge, rubbing, moderate edgewear, uneven reading crease, some slant, gentle corner creasing, handling wear, rubbing. Despite the overall condition, the cover illustration remains attractive and mostly unaffected. Internally tight. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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164 Webb, Jack The Broken Doll
Signet 1311 
Canadian printing; originally published in hardcover in 1955 by Rinehart & Company; a wealthy heiress is kidnapped and threatened with death by a blonde and an ex-con; cover by Maguire; thin reading crease, mild slant, moderate general wear; internally tight; 
Price: 5.00 USD
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Hate Alley, Weiss, Martin L.
165 Weiss, Martin L. Hate Alley
New York Ace D-214 1957 First Edition Paperback Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Paperback original. A teenager "guilty of everything from stealing apples on up to the major felony" is up a stinky creek without a propulsion device when he goes "As far wrong as a boy can go -- murder!" Terrific unattributed cover illustration depicts a couple of juvenile delinquents ogling a babe whose morals are quite obviously defective (God bless her!). 255 pages. Light rubbing, mild spine slant, moderate handling wear. A nice copy of a scarce vintage paperback. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Dark Threat, Wentworth, Patricia
166 Wentworth, Patricia Dark Threat
Popular Library 382 1951 1st Popular Library edition Paperback Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
A Miss Silver mystery originally published in hardcover in 1946 as 'Pilgrim's Rest.' Even though she's warned that there are odd things happening in a certain household, a young woman takes a job as housemaid, and soon finds herself involved in a murder, with no one to trust. 223 pages, cover by Rudolph Belarski. A bit of slant/roll, diagonal crease from bottom right corner of front cover up toward top left corner of same, other creasing/handling wear. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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167 Westlake, Donald E., and Brian Garfield Gangway!
Futura 72223 Paperback Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
In 1874 a New York tough guy and a Barbary Coast blonde join forces in San Francisco in a scheme to rob the mint. 206 pages. Impressions, light soil, price sticker to inside front cover, faint remainder stripe to bottom edge. Internally tight and clean. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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168 White, Lionel A Death at Sea, b/w The Time of Terror
Ace Double F-155 1962 1st Ace Double edition Paperback Good to Very Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
"A Death At Sea," was originally published in 1961, and "The Time Of Terror," in 1960, both in hardcover by E.P. Dutton; gentle creasing to both covers; 
Price: 6.50 USD
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169 White, Lionel A Death at Sea, b/w the Time of Terror
Ace Double F-155 1962 1st Ace Double edition Paperback Good to Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
front side is a reissue of the 1961 E.P. Dutton hardcover, and the flip side reissues the 1960 hardcover, also published by E.P. Dutton; gentle vertical crease to 2/3 of front side, reading crease, impressions, moderate general wear; flip side has impressions, bottom right tip creased, small crease to bottom edge at middle; internally tight; 
Price: 5.00 USD
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170 Whittington, Harry Burden's Mission
Avon S379 1968 First Edition Paperback Good to Very Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
Cdn.; paperback original; Captain Adam Burden is searching Asia for an American who has sold secrets to the enemy, and who has Burden's name and Burden's face; cover by Victor Prezio; some slant, moderate edgewear, rubbing, impressions, nick to bottom left corner of front cover, some foxing to inside covers; 
Price: 5.00 USD
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Mourn the Hangman, Whittington, Harry
171 Whittington, Harry Mourn the Hangman
Hasbrouck Heights Graphic 46 1952 First Edition Paperback Fair to Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Paperback original. A man who has resigned from a firm of private investigators because his wife hates the profession returns home expecting a reconcilation, but finds her "battered and bloody, sprawled on a chair. She had been brutally bludgeoned to death." 187 pages. A bit of slant, rubbing, scratches, impressions, some smudging/soil, ink price to top left corner of inside front cover, pencil doodles to first white end paper, tanning. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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172 Whittington, Harry The Woman Is Mine
Gold Medal 366 1954 First Edition Paperback Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
Paperback original. Canadian printing. "They took her away from me again, drugged and quiet, back to that gleaming, expensive prison, but I followed, because I believed in her. They they framed me for murder." 140 pages. Gentle slant, rubbing, light edgewear, partial crosscrack, thick crease to bottom left corner of back cover. Internally tight. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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173 Williams, Charles Stain of Suspicion
Pocket 77669 Paperback Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Canadian printing. Originally published in hardcover in 1953. 192 pages, cover illustration by George Alvara. Spine slant/roll, moderate general wear. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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174 Willis, Maud The Bionic Woman: DOUBLE IDENTITY and A QUESTION OF LIFE
Star 39679 & 39689 1st UK editions Paperbacks Very Good Sextodecimos -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Based on the television show, "The Bionic Woman," which starred Lindsay Wagner as Jaime Sommers, and which was based on Martin Caidin's novel, 'Cyborg.' The first book is an adaptation of the television episode, "Welcome Home, Jaime" (released under that title by Warner Books in the U.S.), and the second book combines two episodes, "Claws," and "Canyon of Death." Moderate general wear. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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175 Wilmot, Robert Patrick Blood in Your Eye
Pocket 975 1953 1st Pocket edition Paperback Very Good to Fine Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
a private eye who is supposed to take care of a lush who witnessed a horrible knifing in Central Park finds himself tracked by bloodthirsty goons; terrific cover painting by James Meese depicts the private eye bound to a chair, a thug's hand holding a gun on him, and a nurse savagely applying tape to the poor sap's mouth; a bit of slant, light edgewear, light general wear; a nice copy; 
Price: 7.50 USD
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176 Winfield, Dick Up-Tight
New York Paperback Library 52-605 1967 2nd printing Paperback Near Fine Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
A "cowardly, straight-laced private eye" named Doolie is involved with "a gorgeous, anything-goes goddess" who can only be seen by Doolie. 176 pages. Light rubbing, light surface wear, circular impression to back cover. Internally tight and clean. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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177 Withers, E.L. Diminishing Returns
Perma M-4203 1961 1st Perma edition Paperback Very Good to Fine Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
originally published in 1960, in hardcover, by Rinehart; one of six people is a murderer, and the group is beginning to dwindle; gentle vertical crease to front cover; internally tight and clean; 
Price: 5.00 USD
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