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Fella's Choice

by Omotoso, Kole

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Published
1974
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£57.77

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Benin City: Ethiope Pub, 1974. Paperback. 111p., very good first edition, first printing stated paperback in green pictorial wraps. Fourth novel by the Nigerian professor of Modern Arabic Literature, claiming to be the first Nigerian Detective novel.
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Multiplying Villainies: selected mystery criticism, 1942-1968

by Boucher, Anthony, edited by Robert E. Birney & Francis M. Nevins, Jr., foreword by Helen McCloy

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Published
1973
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£30.81

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no place: Bouchercon Books, 1973. Hardcover. 136p., foreword, introduction, reviews and columns from the SF Chronicle, index, near-fine limited first edition, numbered #384/500; in buckram blue cloth boards and silver foil titles.
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New York: Mysterious Press, 1987. Paperback. 211p., wraps, 5.25x8 inches, spine sunned, old price sticker on half-title else very good condition. Mysterious Library.
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£9.24
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Another Dead Republican: a Tom & Scott Mystery

by Zubro, Mark

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Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB
Published
2012
ISBN
9781608207312
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£9.24

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Albion: MLR Press, 2012. Paperback. 303p., very good first edition trade paperback original in pictorial wraps. Mystery featuring gay amateur sleuths and lovers from Chicago in their 13th of 14 mysteries. Lubbers-Moore #3039.
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Silverwolf

by Edmonson, Roger

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Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB
Published
1990
ISBN
9780934411325
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£11.55

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Austin: Banned Books, 1990. Paperback. iii, 129p., review slip laid-in, very good first edition, first printing stated trade paperback original in black pictorial wraps. Seattle-based gay mystery. Gay Lycanthrope in Seattle.
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Tallahassee: Naiad Press, 1990. Paperback. 220p., stamped Review Copy on first page, very good first edition trade paperback original in pictorial wraps. Third mystery involving the Australian detective.
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Murder by Tradition

by Forrest, Katherine V.

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Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB
Published
1991
ISBN
9780941483896
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£11.55

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Tallahassee: Naiad, 1991. Hardcover. 272p., + backlist, stamped Review Copy on flyleaf else very good first edition stated in quarter-cloth boards and unclipped lightly-worn dj. Lesbian mystery novel featuring LAPD Detective Kate Delafield.
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Antipodes

by Oliver, Maria-Antonia translated by Kathleen McNerny

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Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB
Published
1989
ISBN
9780931188824
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£9.24

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Seattle: Seal Press, 1989. Paperback. 212p., review materials laid-in, very good first edition, first printing stated trade paperback original in pictorial wraps. Second mystery featuring Catalan PI Lonia Guiu.
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£9.24
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Rhapsody in Blood: a Benjamin Justice novel

by Wilson, John Morgan

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Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB
Published
2006
ISBN
9780312341473
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£8.47

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New York: St. Martin's Press, 2006. Hardcover. viii278p., very good second printing in boards and unclipped dj. Seventh in a series of eight novels about disgraced journalist and amateur sleuth Benjamin Justice. Published after the Gunn bibliography but listed as 2962 in Lubbers-Moore.
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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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£192.58

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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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Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB
Published
1990
ISBN
9781883402013
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£11.55

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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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£57.77

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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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Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB
Published
1992
ISBN
9780312081355
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£11.55

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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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Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB
Published
1996
ISBN
9780312143770
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£11.55

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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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Flight Dreams a Mark Manning mystery

by Craft, Michael [pseudonym of Michael Craft Johnson]

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Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB
Published
1997
ISBN
9781575662947
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£8.47

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New York: Kensington Books, 1997. Paperback. 230p., very good first edition, first printing stated trade paperback in pictorial wraps. Gay Chicago journalist Manning.
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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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£26.96
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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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£192.58

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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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£34.66

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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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Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB
Published
1994
ISBN
9780312114626
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£15.41

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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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Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB
Published
1999
ISBN
9781575664194
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£11.55

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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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