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Hannibal Blunt: der Schrecken, der Verbrecherwelt [7 issues]

by Mohr, Dr. Adrian aka Rolf Rodewald

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Published
1921
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Leipzig: Stern Bücher Verlag (Koch & Co.), 1921. Seven issue broken run, various pagination, 4.5x6 inches, text in German Fraktur, very worn and toned, ownership name on covers, booklets in stapled color pictorial wraps. Hannibal Blunt was an English Detective created by the German author Dr. Adrian Mohr (Rolf Rodewald) and appeared in Hannibal Blunt, der Schrecken der Verbrecherwelt… Read more
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A Queer Kind of Love: a Pharoah Love mystery

by Baxt, George

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Published
1990
ISBN
9781883402013
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£11.13

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New York: St. Martin's Press, 1990. Hardcover. 279p., very good first edition, first printing stated in quarter-cloth boards and unclipped dj. Fourth mystery featuring gay black detective Pharoah Love.
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Two Promises to Keep a mystery novel

by Aguero, V. H. [Vincio]

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Published
1965
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New York: Exposition Press, 1965. Hardcover. 113p., very good first edition stated in tan cloth boards and unclipped red rubbed dj. Cuban American self-published author's mystery set in Tampa, Florida. "Had the Castro dope syndicate killed his sister? To a private eye this was more than family business" Six holdings located in OCLC as of 7/2021.
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Arms of Nemesis: a novel of Ancient Rome [signed]

by Saylor, Steven aka Aaron Travis

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Published
1992
ISBN
9780312081355
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£11.13

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New York: St. Martin's Press, 1992. Hardcover. 305p., signed by the author, near-fine first edition, first printing stated in quarter-cloth boards and unclipped bright dj. Roma sub Rosa. Sequel to "Roman Blood" book two of "Roma Sub Rosa" series.
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A Murder on the Appian Way a novel of ancient Rome [signed]

by Saylor, Steven [aka Aaron Travis]

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Published
1996
ISBN
9780312143770
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New York: St. Martin's Press, 1996. Hardcover. 304p., signed by Saylor, near-fine first edition, first printing stated in boards and bright unclipped dj.
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New York: Quinn Pub. Handi-Book Mysteries, 1942. 143p., 4.5x6.25 inches, very good pocket-book in stapled red pictorial wraps. Introduces 200 pound hungry-man detective Simon Crole. In 1943 this was republished as "Murder Comes to Dinner" in a hardcover edition. The Handi-Book series offered extremely cheap editions (fifteen cents) of new mysteries.
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£25.96
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I Used to be a Highbrow but Look at Me Now [with 20 rules for detective stories]

by Van Dine, S.S. ( pseudonym of Willard Huntington Wright)

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Published
1928
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[New York]: The Crowell Publishing Co. & The American Magazine, 1928. Pamphlet. 38p. includes back cover, 3.25x5.75 inches, caricature of Van Dine on page 25, very good first separate printing, pamphlet in stapled white printed wraps. Autobiographical essay by the detective novelist dealing with the nervous breakdown that prostrated him in 1923 led to his writing mysteries. Originally published… Read more
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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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£33.38

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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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Mask for a Diva [signed]

by Michaels, Grant

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Published
1994
ISBN
9780312114626
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£14.83

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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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£11.13

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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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£18.54

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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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£8.90

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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
ISBN
9781852423193
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£8.90

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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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