Vintage Paperbacks (pre-1970) from Augustine Funnell Books

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An AFB 5-book general fiction multi-pack: Sailor Town, Claudia, The Late George Apley, Cluny Brown, Born of the Sun

by Fox, Paul, Rose Franken, John P. Marquand, Margery Sharp, Geoffrey Wagner

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Good or better
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Various editions
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Bantam 813, Pocket 218, Pocket 258, Pocket 395, Popular Library Eagle Books EB 22 All five titles are in Good or better condition, with no loose or missing pages, and are offered for those who just wish to read a variety of fiction novels, some of which may have been forgotten (or never discovered) by today's readers, or consigned to… Read more
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An AFB 5-book sf multi-pack: Tower of Zanid, S.O.S. From Three Worlds, Line to Tomorrow, Store of Infinity, Citizen in Space

by deCamp, L. Sprague, Murray Leinster, Lewis Padgett, Robert Sheckley

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Augustine Funnell Books
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Good or better
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Various editions
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Airmont SF2, Ace G-647, Bantam 1251, Bantam A2170, Ballantine 126 All five titles are in Good or better condition, with no loose or missing pages, and are offered for those who just wish to read a variety of sf fiction novels, some of which may have been forgotten (or never discovered) by today's readers, or consigned to the back shelf… Read more
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The Twins

by Bruce, Edmund

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Augustine Funnell Books
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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$35.00

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No Place: Ug 3013 No date (circa 1960s). The tender-hearted story of a pair of twins and their sexual escapades. Okay, so it isn't that tender-hearted, but it is about twins (Randy and Sandy), and they do have sexual escapades. 190 pages + 1-page advertisement for a UG book club (now how ordinary is that?). Rubbing,… Read more
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An AFB 5-book general fiction multi-pack: The Dreamers, The Golden Summer, Sailor Town, The Sleeping Mountain, It's a Free Country

by Clark, J. Bigelow, Anne Duffield, Paul Fox, John Harris, Ben Ames Williams

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Augustine Funnell Books
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Good Reading Copies
Edition
Various editions
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$10.00

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Perma M-3020, Pan 425, Bantam 813, Arrow 935, Popular Library 308 All five titles are in Good or better condition, with no loose or missing pages, and are offered for those who just wish to read a variety of stories, some of which may have been forgotten (or never discovered) by today's readers, or consigned to the back shelf in… Read more
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Indictment

by Pine, Jack

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Augustine Funnell Books
Published
1968
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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$15.00

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Atlanta: Pendulum Books 097, 1968. When protagonist 'Cord' Wood "returned home to expose the man who had laid his mother before receiving a knife in the back," he unwittingly "triggered a series of tragic events he couldn't control." 'Cord' Wood. Right. Perfectly understandable name for a main character when you consider that the author writes as Jack… Read more
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An AFB 5-book SF multi-pack: Guardians of Time, Billenium, Passport to Eternity, Galactic Derelict, Beyond the Spectrum

by Anderson, Poul, J.G. Ballard (2), Andre Norton, Martin Thomas

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Augustine Funnell Books
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Good or better
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Ballantine 422 K, Berkley F667, Berkley F823, Ace D-498, Paperback Library 52-554 Three collections of short stories (both Ballards and the Anderson) and two novels. 'Bilennium' is in G condition -- the rest are VG. None have loose or missing pages, all are offered for those who just wish to read classic sf. To browse through other… Read more
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An AFB 5-book historical fiction multi-pack: Bedford Village, Sun in Their Eyes, The Last Frontier, A Breath of Scandal, The Secret Road

by Allen, Hervey, Monte Barrett, Howard Fast, Bonnie Golightly, Bruce Lancaster

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Augustine Funnell Books
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Good or better
Edition
Various editions
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Dell D128, Popular Library 224, White Circle CD 458, Avon T-474, Perma M-3016 All five titles are in Good (occasionally bertter) condition, with no loose or missing pages, and are offered for those who just wish to read a variety of historical fiction novels, some of which may have been forgotten (or never discovered) by today's readers, or consigned to… Read more
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Young Widow

by Harding, Matt

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Augustine Funnell Books
Published
1960
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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New York: Beacon B345 / Universal Publishing and Distributing, 1960. "The shattering novel of a woman on fire, whose pent-up passions made her a pushover for men around town." 154 pages + six pages of advertisements for other Beacon titles. Impressions/scratches, light edgewear, bottom corner tips creased.. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75".… Read more
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Death Sits on the Board

by Rhode, John (pseudonym of Cecil John Charles Street)

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Augustine Funnell Books
Published
1943
Condition
Good
Edition
1st Popular Library edition
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New York: Popular Library, 1943. The first paperback edition of a title previously published in hardcover by Dodd, Mead in 1937. When members of the same board of directors are murdered, Dr. Priestley is called in to lend a hand to the authorities. 238 pages + two pages of advertisements for the war effort. Spine slant, spine… Read more
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Lament for the Bride

by Reilly, Helen

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Augustine Funnell Books
Published
1952
Condition
Good
Edition
1st Dell edition
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$5.00

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New York: Dell 621, 1952. An Inspector McKee murder mystery first published in hardcover in 1951 by Random House. Map-back. "Murder makes three on a Florida honeymoon." 192 pages. Edgewear, much creasing, 1" separation at bottom spine edge, general wear. Still fairly tight internally. (And that, boys and girls, is a description of the… Read more
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Trial and Error

by Berkeley, Anthony

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Augustine Funnell Books
Published
1945
Condition
About Very Good
Edition
2nd printing
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New York: Pocket Books 307, 1945. A man "doomed to almost immediate death because of a weak heart" decides "to make one final gesture and eliminate from the scene the most obnoxious person he could find." (This was written in 1937, nine years before Donald J. Trump was born, so unfortunately....) 329 pages + two pages promoting other titles… Read more
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Too Many Cooks

by Rex Stout

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Augustine Funnell Books
Published
1951
Condition
Good
Edition
1st Dell edition
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New York: Dell 540, 1951. A Nero Wolfe mystery originally published in hardcover in 1938, by Rinehart Books. Our rotund (this being Nero Wolfe, that's the polite way to say obese) hero accepts an invitation from a bunch of chefs to be guest of honour at their annual meeting, during which time, of course, a murder requires his attention.… Read more
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Dr. Priestley Investigates

by Rhode, John (pseudonym of Cecil John Charles Street)

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Augustine Funnell Books
Condition
Good to Very Good
Edition
1st Avon edition
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$6.00

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New York: Avon (no number) No date (1941). The 5th Avon pocket-size title. Dr. Priestley gets involved when a drunken man is charged with manslaughter after a dead body is found in his car. Ludicrously, he was under the impression that he was transporting a stone bust to a friend's house. Funny how a sufficient amount… Read more
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The Punch & Judy Murders

by Dickson, Carter

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Augustine Funnell Books
Published
1943
Condition
Good to Very Good
Edition
1st Pocket Books edition
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New York: Pocket Books 219, 1943. A Sir Henry Merrivale mystery. The day before two of Merrivale's young friends are to be married, our hero sends the prospective groom a message urgently requesting his presence in Torquay, where he will assume an undercover role in helping solve a murder -- as a suspect in same, and without support from… Read more
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Backfire

by Marlowe, Dan

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Augustine Funnell Books
Published
1961
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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New York: Berkley Medallion G575, 1961. Two cops agree on everything except women. One of them will bang anything bangable, while the other has fallen in love with the banger's wife, Lenore. When the more promiscuous of the two is shot and killed by an anonymous jewel thief, his partner must "build a cover of deceit and lies… Read more
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The Motel

by Carr, Jay

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Augustine Funnell Books
Published
1965
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
2nd printing
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Winnipeg: Beacon-Signal B818X / Signal-Beam / UPD Book Export, 1965. Canadian paperback original. Myrna and Emily and Peggy and Aggie and Anne and some guy named Jackson are the protagonists in this little immorality tale about a motel where there's "always room for one more couple!" (or, apparently, combination thereof). 154 pages + 6 pages of advertisements for… Read more
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Girls on the Wing

by Johnston, William

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Augustine Funnell Books
Published
1962
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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$25.00

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Derby: Monarch Books 284, 1962. Paperback original. (Buckle up, kids -- we have one long, twisty description coming.) Janet, a free-loving stewardess "whose burning ambition was to find safety from the demands of her body" thought she had just the ticket when she married her pilot husband, but it turned out that when he wasn't around she got… Read more
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Old House of Fear

by Kirk, Russell

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Augustine Funnell Books
Published
1961
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
1st Avon edition
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$7.00

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New York: Avon G-1134, 1961. "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… Read more
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The Hangman's Whip

by Eberhart, Mignon

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Augustine Funnell Books
Published
1950
Condition
Good to Very Good
Edition
1st paperback edition
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Popular Library 293 / Better Publications of Canada, 1950. Canadian printing. A young socialite who still has the hots for a former lover, now married, is re-united with him, and he promises (naturally) that his marriage is finished. Shortly thereafter his wife turns up dead (looks like he was right). Terrific cover illustation by the incomparable Belarski.… Read more
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Hazel

by Key, Ted

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Augustine Funnell Books
Published
1955
Condition
Good
Edition
5th printing
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New York: Bantam 1404, 1955. Hazel was Ted Key's most famous character, and ran for 26 years in the Saturday Evening Post, after which it was picked up by the King Features Syndicate. Basis for the television show of the same name, which starred Shirley Booth as the bossy, usually somewhat cantankerous, maid. Unpaginated. Edgewear, handling wear,… Read more
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