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Red Harvest

by Hammett, Dashiell

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New York; [1931]: Grosset & Dunlap. Octavo. . 270pp., 10 pp. publisher's catalog. Grosset and Dunlap reprint which has rare photograph of Dashiell Hammett on back of jacket. This is one of his most important novels basing the murders that took place after the Butte strike. It introduces Continental Op as the special private detective. As was typical, Hammett… Read more
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Philadelphia; (2009): Quirk Books. First Edition. Small Octavo. 221 pages, appendix. An essential work for the devotee of Sherlock Holmes. Besides discussing what he thought about the various methods of crime, it discusses his view of drugs, women, and a variety of police and other private detective methods. A very nice appendix at the end… Read more
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$50.00
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The Tony Hillerman Companion; a Comprehensive Guide to His Life and Work (signed By Tony Hillerman

by Greenberg, Martin (editor)

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First Edition
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$125.00

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New York; (1994): Harper Collins. First Edition. Octavo. 375 pages. The uncorrected proof signed by Tony Hillerman. Besides the helpful summaries of his first twelve books (omitting the conclusions for the fan who wants to discover the end for himself), there is an important self-effacing interview with Hillerman by Jon L. Breen and an essay on… Read more
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Morley, Missouri; (2016): Acclaim Press. First Edition. Octavo. Limited to 500 copies signed by the author on mounted plate. 320 pages, photographs of the victim, the major characters, the scene of one of the fascinating crimes in Kentucky. As Ann Rule told the author before her death, she said the most important thing in writing of true… Read more
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$85.00
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After receiving a thoughtful letter from a serious fan who questioned Sue Grafton, why the language of Kinsey Millhone who is earthy yet does not use normal profanity? She answers with appreciation for the feedback and in an aside jokes about the dictionary having all those letters (she was writing K at the time which she notes). … Read more
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$325.00
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D is for Deadbeat (Signed By the author)

by Grafton, Sue

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First Edition
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$300.00

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New York; (1987): Henry Holt and Co. First Edition. Octavo. Boldly signed by the author on the title page. A Kinsey Millhone Mystery. 229pp., bound in black paper covered boards, spine lettering gilt. A fine bright copy in unclipped dust jacket.
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Elements of Investigative Techniques (inscribed By the author)

by Eiseman, James s.

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First Edition
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$130.00

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Bloomington, Illinois; (1949): McKnight and McKnight. First Edition. Octavo. x, 182 pages, illustrations. Inscribed by the author to Tom Coll, FBI spokesman in1970's "to Tom Coll, the Innocent Bystander" James S. Eiseman, 1972. Eiseman was in Military Intelligence. As Robert H. Scott, Police Sciences, Michigan State wrote: "important for government agencies to know regarding the… Read more
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Dead End, Signed By Author, Illustrator, Limited to 150 Copies

by Coel, Margaret

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Published
1997
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First Edition
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$165.00

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Royal Oak, Michigan: Np, 1997. First Edition. Small Quarto. Limited to 150 copies, signed by Margaret Coel and James D. Doss who has written the introduction, and Phil Parks who has produced the four illustrations which are tipped in and finally a handwritten Arapaho word written by Coel for "thou shalt do no murder". While the author… Read more
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Here's to Crime (signed with great Inscription By author)

by Cooper, Courtney Ryley

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Published
1937
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First Edition
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$65.00

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Boston: Little, Brown, 1937. First Edition. Octavo. . 454 pages. One of the most fascinating books on the nature of crime books with the following inscription: "to Jeneeve, who was the first one who ever knew (when she was trying to wash my face) that I surely was headed for a life of crime, with deepest love from her… Read more
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The Quintessential Sherlock Holmes

by Boyer Richard L.

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First Edition
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$175.00

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Alexander, N.C.; (2008): Alexander Books. First Edition. Octavo. 496pp., Illustrated by Phil Hawkins. This collection of stories has been from the time of its conception, a serious attempt to continue the Sherlockian saga much as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would have written it were he alive today. It is not an attempt, comical or otherwise, to show that Sherlock… Read more
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$175.00
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Gallions Reach

by Tomlinson, H.M.

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Published
1927
Edition
Limited Edition
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$90.00

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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1927. Limited Edition. Octavo. Limited to 350 copies of which only 250 copies are for sale. The present coy is number 158 and signed by Tomlinson. Illustrated with nicely executed mounted wood-block illustrations. A murder mystery set in London. 283pp., bound in 1/4 beige cloth over light blue paper covered boards, paper spine label… Read more
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New York (1995, 1996 and 1997: Walker and Co. First Edition. Octavo. Author's first book, second and third books, each signed on the title page. Leo Waterman Mysteries. Leo, a note completely-rehabilitated hippie turns private eye and does things...in his own way and on his own terms. All books fine, in fine unclipped dust jackets. No tears, names, plates… Read more
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$135.00
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Blood Money

by Hammett. Dashell

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First Edition
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$75.00

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Cleveland and New York: The World Publishing Co. (1943). First Edition. Octavo. 188pp., bound in red cloth covered boards with a bat stamped in black to lower corner, spine lettering black, pages are browned, light wear to corners and spine ends, a very good copy in pictorial dust jacket with a few tape mends to underside, some… Read more
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The Traveller Returns

by Wentworth, Patricia

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First Edition
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$115.00

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London:(1948): Hodder & Stoughton. First Edition. Octavo. First printing. The story of detective Maud Silver and the case of back from the dead Anne Jocelyn.253(1)pp., bound in light blue cloth lettered in black, spine lettering black, some soiling to board edges, previous owner's bookplate, A very good copy in unclipped pictorial dust jacket with edge wear and chipping to… Read more
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$115.00
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The Case of the Grinning Gorilla

by Gardner, Earl Stanley

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First Edition
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$45.00

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New York; (1952): William Morrow. First Edition. Octavo. A sensational new scientific discovery is found in this criminal investigation. 271pp., (2)pp. bound in light green paper covered boards lettered in black one corner bumped a very good copy in unclipped pictorial dust jacket showing light edge wear.
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Pursuit of a Parcel

by Wentworth, Patricia

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Published
1942
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First Edition
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Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co, 1942. First Edition. Octavo. During the war period, the author plunges into the violent, dangerous underground of international espionage, military intelligence and murder and brings forth a new era of crime. 314(1)pp., bound in red cloth, spine lettering black, top edge black, previous owner's bookplate, lacks dedication page, sharp corners, clean and bright in scarce… Read more
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Outrageous Fortune

by Wentworth, Patricia

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First Edition
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$200.00

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Philadelphia; (1933): J.B. Lippincott Co. First Edition. Octavo. The who-done-it mystery of emeralds and the death of Elmer Van Berg. 320pp., bound in yellow cloth lettered in gray-blue, spine lettering gray-blue, in unclipped pictorial dust jacket. There is a damp stain to front and rear bottom corner of jacket which extends to lower corner of boards and endpapers. scratch… Read more
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Fear By Night

by Wentworth, Patricia

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First Edition
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$350.00

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Philadelphia; (1934): J.B. Lippincott Co. First Edition. Octavo. The mystery of Ann, the wealthy heir who was despised by her cousin. 316(1)pp., bound in blue cloth lettered and decorated in yellow spine lettering yellow, minor bump to one corner, glue residue to both pastedowns(?), previous owner's bookplate. A very good copy in unclipped pictorial dust jacket with light chipping… Read more
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The Fat Lady's Ghost

by MacLeod, Charlotte

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First Edition
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$75.00

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New York; (1968): Weybright and Talley. First Edition. Octavo. . Charlotte MacLeod was a Canadian-born American author of mystery novels. This is the first juvenile fiction book to be published under her own name. 147pp., bound in white cloth, spine lettering orange and fuchsia. A very nice, clean bright copy in clipped pictorial dust jacket with just a hint… Read more
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All That Glitters

by Coles, Manning (pseud.)

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Published
1954
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First Edition
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New York: Doubleday & Co, 1954. First Edition. Octavo. A Crime Club Selection, 189pp., Tommy Hambledon finds that a case of breaking and entry with violence is international dynamite when top secret designs vanish and four Berlin thugs try to fleece the M.V.D.'s. Bound in gray paper covered boards, spine lettering orange, leaves are toned, covers have light remnants… Read more
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