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The Black Lizard Anthology of Crime Fiction

By Gorman, Edward, ed

Black Lizard Books, 1987. PB. Softcover, laminated cardstock, very good. ". . . a summit meeting of the finest practitioners in the high art of suspense. . .

$6.00

Pop. 1280

By Thompson, Jim

Berkeley, CA: Black Lizard/Creative Arts, 1964 orig. 1984 rpt. PB. 4 1/2 x 7. Softcover, full-color illus. on front, crease and undulation, very good. "Jim Thompson is the best suspense writer going, bar none." -- New York Times.

$7.50

The Crimson Circle. Bestseller Mystery No. B71

By Wallace, Edgar

Lawrence E. Spivak, 1929. PB Uncut. 5 1/2 x 7 1/2. Softcover, age-colored, 1 1/2" closed tear plus tinies on front, shelfwear, solid, pages browned, clean interior. "The secret of [the author's] success is that his stories never lag." -- New York Times.

$12.00

The Unicorn Murders. A Mercury Mystery

By Dickson, Carter

NY: American Mercury, 1935. PB. 5 1/2 x 7 1/2. Softcover, rubbed edges, some spotting on block edges, age-colored cover, otherwise very good. "A joyous jolt for the jaded mystery reader." -- Philadelphia Inquirer.

$18.50

A Delicately Personal Matter: A J.D. Mulroy Mystery Novel

By Werry, Richard R

Dodd, Mead, 1986. FIRST. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2. Hardcover, quarter black cloth on red boards, very good; dj, mylar-wrapped, a tiny closed tear and crease on bottom edge, crease inside front flap, otherwise very good. "Here, set in the dangerous underside of a Michigan city, is a tense and witty story of murder.

$12.00

Murder at the Nightwood Bar

By Forrest, Katherine V

Tallahassee, FL: Naiad, 1994. PB. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2. A Kate Delafield Mystery. Softcover, pictorial cardstock, closed tears spine top, corners flared, otherwise very good. "The importance of [the author's] contribution to lesbian writing should not go unnoticed...." -- David Fields.

$6.00

Bookman's Wake

By Dunning, John

Scribner, l995. FIRST/Signed. Mylar-protected; a fine copy in like jacket.

$65.00

Cold Cold Heart

By Elliott, James

New York: Delacorte, 1994. FIRST. 6 1/2 x 9 3/4. Black cloth/red boards; dj front flap creased, 1/2 inch closed tear front panel, some shelf wear. Author's first suspense novel.

$12.00

Bones and Silence. A Dalziel/Pascoe Mystery

By Hill, Reginald

NY: Delacorte Press, 1990. 5 3/4 x 8 1/2. Used. BCE. Hardcover, black boards with gilt, very good; dj, minor closed tears, shelfwear. "The wit and wickedness of Reginald Hill are triumphantly joined in Bones and Silence." -- Peter Lovesy. ". . . Bones and Silence is magnificent." -- Sarah Cauldwell.

$6.00

The Man in the Queue

By Tey, Josephine

NY: Simon & Schuster, 1995. PB. 5 1/4 x 8. Scribner Paperback Fiction, trade format. Pictorial wrappers, edges flared, first page water distorted. The author is considered one of the greatest mystery writers of all time. This classic novel introduces her detective, Inspector Alan Grant.

$6.00

Murder in a Peking Studio (Pekin Yuyukan)

By Shunshin, Chin

Tempe, Arizona: Arizona State University Center for Asian Studies, 1986. First. 5 7/8 x 9. PB; clean and smooth; a welcome variation on classic themes of murder and valuable objets d'art. The author's most popular novel, set in Peking in late 1903. Pages and cover slightly vertically bent.

$13.00

Murder Chez Proust

By Monbrun, Estelle

New York: Arcade Publishing, 1995. PB. 5 1/2 x 8 1/4. Paperback, first English-language edition, the author's first book. Wrapper corners flared, lightly creased, otherwise very good condition. An interesting thriller with Proustian props, written by a distinguished Proust scholar.

$6.00

Blanche Cleans Up

By Neely, Barbara

Viking, 1998. BCE. VG/G.

$7.00

While She Sleeps

By White, Ethel Lina

American Mercury, [1940]. Best Seller Mystery #B77;digest-sized PB; spine repaired, torn at top, pages browned. G.

$11.00

An Accidental Shroud: An Inspector Mayo Mystery

By Eccles, Marjorie

NY: St. Martin's Press, 1997. First US. 5 1/8 x 8 1/2. Hardcover, as new; dj, closed tear on spine, bottom edge slightly scraped, otherwise as new. Praise for the author's The Company She Kept: "Rich with complex characters and insights. . ." -- Publisher's Weekly.

$8.00

The Doorbell Rang

By Stout, Rex

Pleasantville, NY: ImPress (Reader's Digest), 1965. Reprint. 5 3/4 x 8 3/4. A series binding (The Best Mysteries of All Time), of brown fabrikoid with other-colored type; no dj. Nero, Wolfe, of course, with his irreverent sidekick Archie. Book has never been opened, much less read.

$9.00

Death's Darkest Face

By Symons, Julian

NY: Viking, 1990. Later ptg. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2. Quarter black cloth on blue pasteboard, as new; dj, slight shelfwear otherwise as new. ". . . a beautifully crafted book. Symons turns in a virtuoso performance capturing the atmosphere of the 1930s. . . Thoroughly satisfying." -- Preview.

$10.00

Cold Smoked. A Jane da Silva Mystery Novel

By Beck, K. K

New York: Mysterious Press (Warner Books), 1995. First. Hardcover, quarter cloth, dustjacket, very good. Beck's fourth Jane da Silva mystery. The seafood industry is the context of this one; there is, however, a blonde, dead individual in a bathtub.

$10.00

Biggie and the Fricasseed Fat Man

By Bell, Nancy

NY: St. Martin's Press, 1998. FIRST. 5 1/8 x 8 1/2. Hardcover, as new; dj, full-color illustration, as new. The first of the "Biggie" series charmed all who read it and was named People magazine Pick of the Week. This book continues in the delightfully folksy vein.

$12.00

Something for the Birds. Also released as Addicted to Murder

By Drachman, Theodore S

NY: Crown Publishers. , 1958. FIRST. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2. Black cloth, previous owner's sticker and stamp on end pastedown, otherwise very good; dj, shelfworn, chips and closed tears on spine ends.

$14.00

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