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Sherlock Holmes Within the Hidden Labyrinth: a quartet of mystery stories [inscribed & signed]

by Garcia Vaca, Gustavo Alberto, illustrations by Sidney paget

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Published
2008
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no place: Self-published by the author as Chamanvision, 2008. [31p] printed recto-only, 8.5x11 inches, illustrations, inscribed and signed by the author on final page at colophon, very good in brad-bound wraps. No holdings located in OCLC as of 4/2021.
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Girls in Bondage

by Caval, Patrice [pseudonym of Bill Ward]

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Published
1967
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San Diego: PEC/Publishers Export Co, 1967. Paperback. 160p., very good first printing PBO in pictorial warps with GGA. Trash novel of white slavery. private Eye Rick Towers tracks down the missing twin sister of Lorna Marconi uncovering a drug and white slavery ring. One would expect a Bill Ward cover but this does not look like his work. … Read more
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Mask for a Diva [signed]

by Michaels, Grant

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Published
1994
ISBN
9780312114626
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New York: St. Martin's Press, 1994. Hardcover. 296p., very good first edition, first printing in boards and lightly-edgeworn unclipped dj. Fourth Stan Kraychik mystery featuring Czech-American hairdresser Kraychik in a mystery at a Boston Opera fesitval. Gunn page 197.
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Body Language a Mark Manning Mystery

by Craft, Michael [pseudonym of Michael Craft Johnson]

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Published
1999
ISBN
9781575664194
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New York: Kensington Books, 1999. Hardcover. 273p., very good first edition, first printing stated in boards and bright unclipped dj. Third Mark manning mystery, this set in Wisconsin where the Chicago journalist/detective has moved to become a publisher in his hometown.Gunn page 135.
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New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston an Owl Book, 1981. Paperback. 181p., good first mass-market paperback edition in pictorial wraps. The fourth - and scarcest - of the Dave Brandstetter mysteries. Gunn page 155.
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Skinflick; a Dave Brandstetter mystery/5

by Hansen, Joseph

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Published
1980
ISBN
9780030576416
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New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston an Owl Book, 1980. Paperback. 194p., very good first mass-market paperback edition in pictorial wraps. The fifth of Hansen's mysteries featuring the gay detective. Young 1708* Gunn page 155.
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Early Graves: a Dave Brandstetter mystery

by Hansen, Joseph

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Published
1987
ISBN
9780445407350
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New York: The Mysterious Press, 1987. Hardcover. 184p., very good reprint paperback edition in pictorial wraps. The ninth of Hansen's mysteries featuring the gay detective. This case involves AIDS patients. Gunn pages 156-157.
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The Man Everybody Was Afraid Of

by Hansen, Joseph

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Published
1978
ISBN
9780571112470
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London: Faber & Faber, 1978. Hardcover. 156p., verygood first UK edition in boards and unclipped dj. Young 1700*. The fourth - and scarcest - of the Dave Brandstetter mysteries. Gunn page 155.
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A Queer Kind of Death an inner sanctum mystery

by Baxt, George

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Published
1966
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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1966. Hardcover. 249p., poor first edition, first printing stated in very worn green decorated boards with chip out of front cover. Reading copy only. First mystery featuring gay black detective Pharoah Love. Gunn page 123.
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The Heart in Exile a novel

by Garland, Rodney [pseudonym of Adam de Hegedus] foreword by Neil Bartlett, Afterword by Jeffrey Simmons, biographical note by Peter Burton

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Published
1995
ISBN
9781873741238
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Brighton: Millivres Books, 1995. Paperback. 300p., foreword, afterword, bio, toning to edges else very good first printing thus (new edition with introduction etc.) trade paperback in pictorial wraps. Young 1355* Gunn page 147. First published in 1953. Pre-Wolfenden Report UK Gay novel. "London surrogate sleuth Anthony (Tony) Page, 32, MD, psychiatrist, narrator of a mystery-" " ...… Read more
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A Body to Dye For a mystery [inscribed & signed]

by Michaels, Grant

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Published
1990
ISBN
9780312042738
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New York: St. Martin's Press, 1990. Hardcover. 241p., personal inscription signed by the author, very good first edition, first printing stated in boards and unclipped dj. First book by the gay mystery writer featuring Stan Kraychik ex-psychologist, now hairdresser. Gunn page 197.
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Strange Embrace

by Christopher, Ben [pseudonym of Lawrence Block]

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Published
1962
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New York: Universal Pub, 1962. Paperback. 155p., very good first printing, paperback original in camp pictorial wraps, GGA. Lesbian pulp fiction. Grier A (T?) Beacon B487F. "What unholy bonds held two beautiful actresses in a drama that had no part for male actors?" Block stole the Ben Christopher pen name from Donald Westlake and has included this title as… Read more
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The Triumph of Caesar: a novel of Rome

by Saylor, Steven [aka Aaron Travis]

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Published
2008
ISBN
9780312359836
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New York: St. Martin's Press, 2008. Hardcover. 311p., very good first editiom, first printing stated in boards and bright unclipped dj. Roma Sub Rosa series. Another Gordianus the Finder Roman mystery.
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Pulp Culture; Hardboiled Fiction and the Cold War

by Haut, Woody

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Published
1995
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9781852423193
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London: Serpent's Tail, 1995. 230p., a softbound original in 8x5.5 inch decorated wraps (a nice color collage of toughs); text paper is acidic and all margins are heavily toned. Generally a nice copy: sound, clean, and unmarked except for marginal discoloration as noted.
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Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1990. Paperback. xix, 219p., illustrated with scattered b&w period imagery, softbound in 9x6 inch decorated wraps. Nice copy, entirely sound, clean and unmarked.
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Desert Autumn A Claire Gray Mystery

by Craft, Michael [pseudonym of Michael Craft Johnson]

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Published
2001
ISBN
9780312280345
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New York: St. Martin's Minotaur, 2001. Hardcover. 343p., very good first edition, first printing stated in boards abright unclipped dj. First Claire Gray mystery set in the Theatre Department of Desert Arts College.
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This Won't Hurt a Bit

by Sheard, Timothy

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Published
2001
ISBN
9780887393136
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Berkeley: Creative Arts Book Company, 2001. 313p., wraps, very good condition. Inscribed and signed by Sheard on the title page. Labor union-centric mystery novel with a shop steward as amateur detective.
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Extraordinary Mystery Stories

by Marryat, Florence [and] Erckmann-Chatrian

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n.d.
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Girard, KS: Haldeman-Julius Publications, n.d.. 64p., wraps, 3.5x5 inches, pages evenly toned, front wrap lightly toned along top edge else very good condition. Little blue book no. 1156. Two stories, "The Box with the Iron Clamps" by Marryat and "The Mysterious Sketch" by Erckmann-Chatrian.
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The Black Scholar, volume 28, number 1 (Spring 1998)

by Chrisman, Robert, Editor-in-Chief & Publisher

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Published
1998
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Oakland: The Black World Foundation, 1998. 96p., staplebound wraps, mild wear, old price sticker on front wrap else very good condition. "Black Detective Fiction" issue, featuring many articles on Chester Himes, including one by Ishmael Reed.
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Political Poison: a Paul Turner mystery

by Zubro, Mark Richard

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Published
1993
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9780312093648
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New York: St. Martin's Press, 1993. Hardcover. 194p., near-fine first edition, first printing stated in boards and bright unclipped dj. The second Paul Turner mystery. Chicago police detective with a son who has soina bifida and a straight partner. Gunn page 236.
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