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The Adventure Of The Orient Express

By: August Derleth

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Candlelight Press: 1965

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: A38183

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


B&W Illustrations; This is a trade sized paperback book. The book is in Fine condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has some fading to the spine and spine joints, along with some beginning bumping to the spine ends. "On hearing that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle had no plans to write more Holmes stories, the young Derleth wrote to Conan Doyle, asking permission to take over the series. Conan Doyle graciously declined the offer, but Derleth, despite having never been to London, set ab... View more info

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A House-boat On The Styx Being Stome Account of the Divers Doings of the Associated Shades

By: Bangs, John Kendrick

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers Publishers: 1897

Edition: Early printing

Seller ID: A38547

Condition: Very Good+


B&W Illustrations; Early printing. This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking the dust jacket. The spine of the book has a light slant. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some beginning bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name on the front endpaper. Illustrated by Peter Newell. "In 1894, Bangs ran for the office of mayor of Yonkers, New York, but was defeated. He also was a member of the Board of Education in Yonkers. He left Harper & Brothers in 1901 and became editor of the New Metropolitan magazine in 1903.... View more info

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Drawback To Murder A Christopher Storm Mystery

By: Barber, Willetta Ann and R. F. Schabelitz

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1947

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A35737

Condition: Very Good+ in Poor dust jacket


B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Poor dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. Both front and rear endpapers have a large strip of toning towards the foredges. The dust jacket is missing it's spine , but has both front and rear panels laid-in. "Willetta Ann Barber and RF Schabelitz wrote a series of novels featuring an artist, Christopher Storm, whose drawings were included in the book as part of the clues. Christopher "Kit" ... View more info

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Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor Being the First Jane Austen Mystery

By: Barron, Stephanie

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A34348

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Cover Art; This book is in Fine condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition, as are the text pages. The dust jacket is crisp and clean with the exception of one tiny nick to the bottom front edge of the dust jacket. This is the first book in the Jane Austen Mystery series. "I would rather spend an hour among the notorious than two minutes with the dull. - To Jane Austen's surprise, her visit to the snowy Hertfordshire estate of young and beautiful Isobel Payne, Countess of Scargrave, will be far from dull. She has scarcely arr... View more info

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This Week's Stories Of Mystery And Suspense

By: Beach, Stewart (edited by) with An Introduction by Alfred Hitchcock

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1957

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A32674

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


This book is in Very Good condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and wear. There is a splotch of discoloration / toning to the bottom spine end and bottom rear edge of the book cover. The text pages are clean and bright. The price clipped dust jacket has edge wear, nicks and small chips missing. The dust jacket has some general wear and a couple creases and handling to the covers. The bottom rear edge of the dust jacket have some toning and tidemarking.... View more info

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The Catalyst (A Cock Robin Mystery

By: Bell, Josephine (Doris Bell Collier)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, MacMillan Company: 1966

Edition: 1st American Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A37448

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


This book is in Near Fine condition and a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The spine ends of the book covers have some light bumping. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright, but has one small edge tear on the top rear panel. "Josephine Bell, pseudonym of Doris Bell Collier, (8 December 1897 – 24 April 1987) , was an English physician and writer. Bell wrote nineteen novels and forty-five mystery novels in her lifetime, as well as radio plays, short stories, and series for women's magazines." View more info

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The Loot of Cities Being the Adventures of a Millionaire in Search of Joy. A Fantasia.

By: Bennett, Arnold

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, Oswald Train: Publisher: 1972

Edition: 1st American Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A34391

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Cover Art; This book is in Fine condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has two tiny edge nick / tears to the top edge. There is a hint of beginning toning to the edges of the dust jacket as well. "The Loot of Cities is the only volume of detective short stories by the great English author, Arnold Bennett. He did write several other stories of this type, but they were scattered through several other short story collections. First published in Windsor Magazine in 1903, these sto... View more info

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Behind That Curtain

By: Biggers, Earl Derr

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1928

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: A32512

Condition: Very Good+


This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking the dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light rubbing, edge wear and beginning fraying. There is some ground-in dirt to the spine of the book. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name and address on the front endpaper. The top edge of the text block has some ground-in dirt. This is the third Charlie Chan novel. "It is set almost exclusively in California (as opposed to Chan's native Hawaii) , and tells the story of the former head of Scotland Yard, a detective who ... View more info

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Keeper Of The Keys A Charlie Chan Story

By: Biggers, Earl Derr

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Bobbs-Merrill Company: 1932

Edition: Early printing

Seller ID: A32517

Condition: Very Good


This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking the dust jacket. This copy is dated 1932, but lacks the First Edition statement on the copyright page. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some bumping, rubbing and edge wear, along with fraying. The text pages have some light, but generalized toning. There is a previous owner's property bookplate (Harold H. Gibson) on the front pastedown page. "Keeper of the Keys (1932) is the sixth and last mystery in the Charlie Chan series of Earl Derr Biggers; Biggers w... View more info

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Charlie Chan Caravan Includes: the Chinese Parrot, the Black Camel, And, Charlie Chan Carries On

By: Biggers, Earl Derr

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1930

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: A37665

Condition: Very Good-


THis is a three-in-One volume including: The Chinese Parrot, the Black Camel, And, Charlie Chan Carries On. The book is in Very Good- condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have edge wear, rubbing and spots of fraying. The covers have several spots of discoloration. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name on the front endpaper, a previous owner's ink stamped name and address on the front pastedown page, along with a pasted on label with the three titles on the front pastedown page, and an ink stamped date and le... View more info

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Random Walk A Novel for a New Age

By: Block, Lawrence

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Tor Books: 1988

Edition: 1st Trade Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A35561

ISBN: 0312930925

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


This book is in Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is one nick to the top spine end of the book cover. The text pages are clean and bright. The price clipped dust jacket is clean and bright. "It begins in the Pacific Northwest, in Oregon. Guthire looks around and decides to take a walk. He doesn't know how far he's going, he doesn't know where he's going. He doesn't take much with him, just a small backpack. A journey of any length begins with a single step and Guthrie takes it, facing east." "Lawr... View more info

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The Cat Who Went Into The Closet

By: Braun, Lilian Jackson

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1993

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A38726

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket


This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine of the book has some beginning slanting to the spine. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is clean and bright, with the exception of one small spot of rolling to the top spine joint. "Little was known about Braun, who was protective of her private life. Publishers long gave an incorrect year for her birth date, which remained unknown until she finally gave her true age during a 2005 interview with the Detroit News. She was preceded in d... View more info

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Dreaming of Babylon A Private Eye Novel 1942

By: Brautigan, Richard

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Delacorte Press: 1977

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A34212

ISBN: 0440021464

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


This book is in Fine condition and has a Very Good+ to Near Fine - dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There are two small semi-closed tears to the edges of the dust jacket along with some beginning rubbing and edge wear to the corners and spine ends. The reverse of the dust jacket has one thin strip of color bleeding which does not affect the dust jacket or the book. "It is early 1942. You are in San Francisco, and you need a private eye. Sam Space is rumored to be in Istambul. The Continental Op hasa been drafted and... View more info

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White Doves At Morning

By: Burke, James Lee

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A37599

ISBN: 0743244710

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "James Lee Burke (born December 5, 1936) is an American author of mysteries, best known for his Dave Robicheaux series. He has won Edgar Awards for Black Cherry Blues (1990) and Cimarron Rose (1998) , and has also been presented with the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. The Robicheaux character has been portrayed twice on screen, first by Alec Baldwin (Heaven's Prisoners) and then... View more info

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Pegasus Descending

By: Burke, James Lee

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: A38288

ISBN: 0743277724

Condition: Very Good+ in Fine dust jacket


This book is in Very Good+ and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends of the book covers have some beginning bumping. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a black marker X on the bottom corner of the rear endpaper. There is a black marker remainder mark to the bottom edge of the text block. This copy has been signed on the first free page by the author in black ink. "James Lee Burke (born December 5, 1936) is an American author of mysteries, best known for his Dave Robicheaux series. He has won Edgar Awards for Black... View more info

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Flying Blood

By: Burtis, Thomson

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, The Fiction League: 1932

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A34957

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is mostly clean and brigh, but has several small edge nicks and beginning chips along with noticeable spotting and ground-in dirt to the rear panel. The Fiction League opperated as a book club (per Currey) and there is no price on the dust jacket. "Thomson Burtis (1896-1971) was an American writer. He wrote more than two hu... View more info

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The Demoniacs A Novel

By: Carr, John Dickson

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1962

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A34389

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


This is a stand-alone historical mystery by the author best known for his Dr. Fell and Sir Henry Merrivale mysteries. The book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is some light toning to the edges of the text block. The dust jacket has several small edge nicks and some light edge wear and rubbing along with spots of discoloration / toning / foxing to the rear cover. "In the year 1757 a young man named Jeffrey Wynne, lean of face and form, gallantly rescued his true l... View more info

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Cards on the Table

By: Christie, Agatha

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Co: 1937

Edition: 1st American Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A34447

Condition: Good


Ex-Library copy. This is a First American edition. The book is in Good only condition and is a starter copy. The book has a red buckram library binding and is lacking a dust jacket. There are standard library markings, including ink stamps, a library card pocket and date stamp page. Several of the pages have edge tearing and there is very noticeable wear and tear to the book in general. The text pages have toning and some spots of foxing. Early Agatha Christie books are becoming harder and harder to find - and while this is not a collectable copy, it would be a decent starter copy to hold in a... View more info

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Nemesis

By: Christie, Agatha

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Company: 1971

Edition: 1st American Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A34635

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket


This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The price clipped dust jacket has noticeable fading to the spine and spine joints, along with several small edge nicks and rubbing to the spine ends. "Christie wrote her first short story, The House of Beauty (an early version of her later-published story The House of Dreams) , while recovering in bed from an undisclosed illness. This was about 6,000 words on the topic of "madness and dreams", a subject of fascin... View more info

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The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd

By: Christie, Agatha

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead and Company: 1926

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: A37419

Condition: Very Good-


2nd printing of the US edition. This book is in Very Good- condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally solid, clean condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some bumping, rubbing, edge wear and beginning fraying. The spine of the book has some fading to the curves, along with spots of ground-in dirt. The front cover has spots of rubbing to the decoration and there are two lightish coffee rings by the title. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. This is the third Hercule Poirot title and the seventh overall book by Christie. "... View more info