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The Postman Always Rings Twice

by james m. cain

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Condition
Very Good
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$60.00

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VG / G- early 40's Grosset and Dunlap 2nd edition release. Hardcover. Book is solid, aside from tanned pages. Dust jacket is worn, with "10 cents" written on cover + a 1" chip missing from the lower spine area.
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$60.00
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Blood Money

by dashiell hammett

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Published
1944
Condition
Very Good+
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$80.00

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VG+ / VG+ 1944 World, 2nd printing. Hardcover. Very nice copy -- the only blemish being the small tear/wrinkle to the upper right corner of the dust jacket.
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$80.00
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Loves Lovely Counterfeit

by james m. cain

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Published
1942
Condition
Very Good
Edition
first
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$150.00

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VG / VG 1942 Knopf, stated first edition. Hardcover. A nice solid VG copy of one of the early Cain novels. Filmed in the 50's under the title 'Slightly Scarlet".
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$150.00
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Three of a Kind

by james m. cain

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Published
1944
Condition
Very Good+
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$55.00

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VG+ / VG+ 1944 Knopf / Blaikiston book club edition. Hardcover. Very nice all around copy of this increasingly difficult to find in good condition collection.
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$55.00
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This Gun For Hire

by graham greene

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Published
1955
Condition
Very Good+
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$22.00

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VG+ 1955 bantam 1316, first bantam printing. softcover.
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$22.00
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serenade

by james m. cain

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Published
1946
Condition
Very Good+
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$40.00

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VG+ / VG+ world books 1946. 6th printing. hardcover. pages are tanned, but otherwise excellent.
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$40.00
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the Kiss of Death

by lawrence p. bachmann

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Published
1946
Condition
Very Good
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$25.00

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VG / VG knopf 1946. first edition. hardcover. source material for film of same name.
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$25.00
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Spanish Blood

by raymond chandler

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2nd Impression Books
Published
1946
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
first
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$45.00

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NF / VG+ world 1946. first printing.
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$45.00
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Sinful Woman

by james M. cain

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Published
1948
Condition
Very Good
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$40.00

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VG / VG world 1948. first printing.
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$40.00
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the Election Booth Murder

by milton propper

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Published
1935
Condition
Very Good
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$60.00

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VG / VG grosset and dunlap 1935. second edition. nice copy of this early 2nd edition release. normal wear and tear. "a propper sort of book!" hand written on interior cover. red topstain.
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$60.00
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the Night Watch

by thomas walsh

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Published
1951
Condition
Very Good+
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$60.00

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VG+ / VG+ little brown 1951. stated first edition. source material for the 1954 film The Pushover with Fred MacMurray and Kim Novak.
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$60.00
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the Lady in the Lake

by raymond chandler

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Published
1953
Condition
Very Good+
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$65.00

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VG+ / VG+ hamish hamilton 1953. ninth printing. very nice copy except for some foxing on the edges.
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$65.00
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The Crossroads

by john macdonald

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Published
1959
Condition
Very Good
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$100.00

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VG / VG simon and schuster 1959 first edition. published just prior to MacDonald launching the Travis Mcgee series that would define his legacy, The Crossroads is a neat little story involving double crossing robbers at a rest stop complex off a main highway.
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$100.00
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the Adventures of Sam Spade

by dashiell hammett

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Published
1945
Condition
Very Good+
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$70.00

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VG+ / VG 2nd printing, world 1945. A collection of seven short stories by Dashiell Hammett (3 featuring Sam Spade).
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$70.00
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the Postman Always Rings Twice

by james m. cain

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Published
1947
Condition
Very Good+
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$65.00

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VG+ / VG grosset and dunlap 1947. motion picture edition featuring Lana Turner and John Garfield on the front and back covers. Some creasing and wear to the dj extremities, but o/w nice.
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$65.00
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Kiss Me Deadly

by mickey spillane

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2nd Impression Books
Published
1953
Condition
Very Good+
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$55.00

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VG+ / VG+ dutton 1953, 10th printing. good looking copy of the novel which became the film that ended the film noir era in our humble opinion. It is one of the best of its kind.
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$55.00
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Red Wind

by raymond chandler

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2nd Impression Books
Published
1946
Condition
Very Good+
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$75.00

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VG+ / VG first printing, world 1946. nice copy of collection of Chandler short stories. A couple of chips to the dj edges.
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$75.00
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Rebecca

by daphne du maurier

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2nd Impression Books
Published
1939
Condition
Very Good+
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$100.00

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VG+ / brand new facsimile jacket. doubleday doran 1939 (roman numeral on title page). First edition, early printing.
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$100.00
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THE WOMAN WHO WAS NO MORE

by pierre boileau, thomas narcejac

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Published
1954
Condition
Good
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$120.00

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Good / Fair ex lib . 1954 Rinehart. This is the source material for the classic French thriller Diabolique. the book is in decent shape - the pages are a bit tanned - there are 2 library rubber stamps on the FFEP + a stain to the top edge that doesn't affect the text. The jacket… Read more
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$120.00
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Little Caesar

by w.r. burnett

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2nd Impression Books
Published
1929
Condition
Very Good
Item Price
$50.00

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VG / G- 1929 literary guild. solid book with a beat up, but intact dj. a classic title.
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$50.00

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