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1 14935Block, Lawrence A Long Line of Dead Men - a Matthew Scudder Novel
William Morrow NY 1994 0688121934 / 9780688121938 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Gordley, Scott; Aulicino, Robert; Nebiolo, Richard 
285 pages; Fine/Fine. Full number sequence. Attractive black on red boards with bright gilt lettering. Red endpapers. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is great! In protective sleeve. An excellent gift! Few Authors command the kind of respect and devotion that Lawrence Block does. The crime fiction community has recently given him its highest honor, naming him a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America. In A Long Line of Dead Men, his hero, Matthew Scudder, speaks to the heart of the matter as he is confronted with a fascinating case that turns out to have enormous emotional repercussions for everyone involved. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2 866Brennan, Joseph Payne Chronicles Of Lucius Leffing
Donald M. Grant RI 1977 0937986070 / 9780937986073 Stated First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Linton, John 
253 pages; Fine/Fine. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is Great! Fantastic wrap around art work! In protective sleeve. A Bright, Beautiful, Extra Tight copy. Eight of the further exploits of Lucius Leffing, psychic investigator and private detective, are presented here for the first time in book form. An Excellent Gift! 
Price: 40.00 USD
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3 15037Cohen, Octavus Roy Dangerous Lady
Macmillan NY 1946 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
239 pages; Very Good Plus/Very Good Plus. Tiny bit of very light foxing top outside page edge. Pale orange boards with light green lettering. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is just a bit shelf rubbed at top edges. Spine lightly sunned. Clipped at corners - but price $2.50 is intact. Now in protective sleeve. An excellent gift! Detective Scott Henderson, the hero to triumph and solve the latest case created by Octavus Roy Cohen. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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4 2633Corcoran, Barbara Which Witch Is Which? There's a Cat Thief in Salem!
Aladdin Books NY 1992 0689715722 / 9780689715723 1st Aladdin Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good+ Illustrated by Grant, Renee 
125 pages; First with Full Number Sequence. Very Good Plus condition. No creases. Soft bump to top back corner tip. Just a bit of shelf rub at edge. Clean, Solid. Somebody in Salem is stealing cats! But who, and why? Jennifer and Jack open the J and J Cat Detective Agency to find out. Great Reading! Trade Paperback. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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5 13539Doyle, Arthur Conan; Haycraft, Howard (Ed & Intro) Sherlock Holmes' Greatest Cases - Seven Superb Mystery Masterpieces
Bantam NY 1968 Paperback Near Fine 
278 pages; Near Fine condition. No creases. Just a bit of shelf rub at edges. Solid, clean. Match wits with the master of deduction as he and the incomparable Dr. Watson stalk and sort out the clues to seven of the most suspenseful and challenging mysteries of all time! The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Red-Headed League, The Adventures of the Speckled Band, A Scandal in Bohemia, The Musgrave Ritual, Silver Blaze, and The adventure of the Blue Carbuncle. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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6 11871Goldsweig, Beryl Artemus Flint: Detective
Scholastic NY 1974 First Trade Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good Illustrated by Bennett, Harry 
92 pages; Very Good codition. Light front hinge crease. No spine creases. Reading is Fundamental stamp on outside page edges and inside covers. Solid, otherwise clean. In 36 short mysteries Artemus Flint asks the right questions, uncovers the hidden motives, tracks down the wrong doers. Every clue is given. You can have alot of fun trying to solve these cases. Trade Paperback. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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7 13331Hodel, Michael P. ; Wright, Sean M. (Eds) Enterthe Lion - A Posthumous Memoir Of Mycroft Holmes
Hawthorne NY 1979 0801552869 / 9780801552861 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Mambach, Alex 
237 pages; Near Fine/Fine. Full number sequence. Name to front end paper page. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is great! In protective sleeve. An excellent gift! In 1875 a strange party of arrogant Americans visits Whitehall on suspicious business. Shortly thereafter, on the streets of London, a shooting takes place; one of the Americans is injured. A mysterious black man makes an appearance at the door of the British government. What does it mean? Where will it lead? That's for Mycroft Holmes, with the aid of his younger brother Sherlock, to find out! 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8 2520Howard, Linda; Frey, Stephen W.; Quick Amanda Open Season; The Take Over; Slightly Shady (3 Books)
NY 2002 0671027581 / 9780671027582 Paperback Very Good 
Very Good condition. THREE BOOKS. Reading creases. Solid, Clean. Open Season by Linda Howard, 2002, 1st printing, 337 pages; The Take Over by Stephen W. Frey, 1996, 1st printing, 438 pages; Slightly Shady by Amanda Quick, 2002, 1st printing, 319 pages. Great reading for the Mystery lover! 
Price: 6.00 USD
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9 2515Jones, Jill; Robards, Karen Every Move You Make; Walking After Midnight (2 Books)
NY 2002 0312980973 / 9780312980979 Paperback Very Good 
Very Good condition. TWO BOOKS. Reading creases. Solid, Clean. Every Move you Make by Jill Jones, 2002, First Printing, 335 pages; and Walking After Midnight by Karen Robards, 1995, 12th printing, 391 pages. Great Mystery reading! 
Price: 5.00 USD
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10 4988Kellerman, Faye JUPITER'S BONES
William Morrow NY 1999 0688156126 / 9780688156121 Book Club Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
346 pages; Very Good Plus/Very Good Plus. Just a bit of shelf wear to spine tips and corner tips. Light bump to corner tips. Boards are straight, spine is square and pages are clean and tight. DJ has crinkle at spine tips and corner tips. Enhanced in new protective sleeve. Murder & detective story! 
Price: 10.00 USD
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11 2401Kellerman, Jonathan Monster
Random House NY 1999 067945960X / 9780679459606 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Ex-Library; Very Good Plus/Very Good Plus. Outside page edges lightly dusted. NO Pocket - NO pocket removal. Stamp on Title page only. Slight lean. Boards are Straight and Tips are Pointed. DJ was covered with protective cover then taped (no glue) to board edge. A Solid, otherwise Clean copy. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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12 11745Larson, William H. (Ed) Seven Great Detective Stories
Western Publishing WI 1968 1st Western Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Lowenbein, Michael 
210 pages; Very Good/No Jacket. Price sticker on front board. Light shelf rubbing. Glossy illustrated boards. Outside page edges lightly age tanned. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. A great oldie for the Detective fans. This one features: Courtney Ryley Cooper, Suspect Unknown; G. K. Chesterton, The Blast of the Book; also Henry Wade, Jacques Futrelle, Arthur Conan, Harry Kemelman, Jerome and Harold Prince. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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13 9154MacDonald, John D. The Dreadful Lemon Sky; The Empty Copper Sea (2 Books)
Fawcett By Ballantine 044903285x / 9780449032855 Paperback Very Good 
Very Good condition. TWO color MacDonald books. THESE ARE PAPERBACKS - NOT A HARDCOVERS! Lemon has Full number sequence. Bookstore stamp inside cover. Hinge creases - No spine creases. Solid, otherwise clean. The sixteenth book in the famous Travis McGee series...272 pages, 1975, 1st printing. Copper has Light reading creases. Just a bit of rub at edges. First Ballantine printing, 1982, 256 pages. Book store stamp inside front cover. Upgrade your worn out color series! Great Reading! 
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14 9155MacDonald, John D. The Lonely Silver Rain; Bright Orange For The Shroud; The Green Ripper (3 Books)
Fawcett By Ballantine NY 0449125092 / 9780449125090 Paperback Near Fine 
Near Fine condition. Three Books! No creases. Just a bit of rub at edges. Solid, clean. Silver is First printing, 1986, 277 pages. Orange is 2nd printing, 1984, 190 pages. Green is Second printing, 1983, 287 pages. Great Reading! 
Price: 25.00 USD
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15 15131Smith, Edgar W. (Ed) The Baker Street Journal - an Irregular Quarterly of Sherlockiana, Volume 1 Number 3
Ben Abramson NY 1946 Reprint; First Printing Paperback Good 
379 pages; Good condition. Light reading creases. A bit of shelf rub to edges. Tee-niny tear to bottom spine tip. Outside page edges lightly age tanned - as are the cover edges. Solid, clean. From The Editor's Gas-Lamp: In his introduction to Profile by Gaslight, Louis Untermeyer made a wise and interesting observation: We know little, he said, concerning the origins of king Arthur and Robin Hood and Roland and Paul Bunyan, once living men, they are now legends. Sherlock Holmes is a glorious example to the contrary. He is a legend that has come to life. Trade Paperback. 
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16 4986Wambaugh, Joseph ECHOES IN THE DARKNESS
William Morrow NY 1987 0688068898 / 9780688068899 Stated First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
415 pages; Fine/Fine. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean and tight. DJ has soft indent on front panel - Now in new protective sleeve. Crime & detective - An off-trail, action-packed true account of poliice work and the intimate lives of policemen that, for my money, is the best book yet... - New York Times Book Review. A Great Gift! 
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