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Crime on My Hands

by SANDERS, George

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1945
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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1945. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Brown cloth with black spine lettering. 199pp. Very good. Faintest of binding edgewear, else tight and internally near fine. Handsome first edition of this "Inner Sanctum Mystery," sans jacket, ghostwritten for suave British actor Sanders (1906-72) by the prolific American mystery novelist Craig Rice.
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Uninvited Guest

by COXE, George Harmon

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Published
1953
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$45.00

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1953. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Yellow decorative paper over boards with black spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 217pp. Near fine/very good. Jacket slightly edgeworn, mainly at spine head and tail but overall nice. Tight and sharp first edition of this murder mystery set on the schooner "Griselda." Nifty jacket graphics.
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The Case of the Singing Skirt

by GARDNER, Erle Stanley

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Published
1959
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$75.00

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New York: William Morrow and Company, 1959. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Yellow cloth with black lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 250pp, (2pp). Near fine/very good. Jacket faintly edgeworn only. Bright and tight first edition of the sixtieth "Perry Mason" mystery.
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The Case of the Horrified Heirs

by GARDNER, Erle Stanley

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Published
1964
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$25.00

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Roslyn, NY: Walter J. Black, Inc, 1964. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Tan cloth with brown lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 171pp. Very good/very good. Mildest jacket edgewear only. Tight and attractive reprint edition of the 74th "Perry Mason" mystery -- bright and nice.
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The Secret of Sheen

by LAURENCE, John

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Published
1929
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$50.00

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Cleveland: International Fiction Library, 1929. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Grey cloth with black spine lettering, rules and graphic, pictorial dust jacket. 288pp. Very good/very good. Jacket a bit edgeworn. Tight and bright first U.S. edition of this mystery by the British mathematician (1885-1968) who for fun penned a handful mystery novels between 1924 and 1961. Delightfully corny front jacket panel… Read more
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The Case of the Deadly Toy

by GARDNER, Erle Stanley

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Published
1959
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$75.00

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New York: William Morrow and Company, 1959. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Putty cloth with black lettering, pictorial price-clipped dust jacket. ix, 272pp, (2pp). Near fine/very good. Light jacket edgewear only. Bright and tight first edition of the fifty-eighth "Perry Mason" mystery.
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The Greene Murder Case: A Philo Vance Story

by VAN DINE, S.S.

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Published
1928
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$35.00

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New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1928. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Black cloth with green lettering. x, 388pp. Frontispiece, 7 full-page plates, diagrams. Near fine. Quite tight and handsome photoplay edition of the third Philo Vance mystery,"Illustrated with Scenes from the Paramount Photoplay." The second out of fifteen Vance tales turned into film, this William Powell and Jean Arthur talkie was… Read more
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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1959. Hardcover. 8vo. Grey paper over boards with purple spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 508pp. Near fine/good plus. Jacket edgeworn, with one large chip to rear panel and a few tiny chips (mainly at spine head/tail); ownership name inkstamped on front pastedown. Just a book club edition of this trio (originally published, respectively, in… Read more
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$17.50
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The Fourth Side of the Triangle

by QUEEN, Ellery

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1965
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$15.00

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New York: Random House, 1965. Hardcover. 8vo. Red paper over boards with black spine lettering, dust jacket. 183pp. Fine/very good. Faint jacket edgewear and age toning. Just a book club edition of this murder mystery, but tight and quite nice.
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The Invisible Host

by BRISTOW, Gwen, and MANNING, Bruce

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1930
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$175.00

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New York: The Mystery League, Inc, 1930. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Black cloth with green lettering and device, pictorial dust jacket. 286pp, (1p ad). Fine/very good. Jacket faintly edgeworn only and somewhat age toned, but complete and quite attractive. First edition in tight, bright condition of this murder mystery with (to cite flap copy) "Eight guests in a penthouse, nineteen… Read more
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$175.00
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1928. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Green blind-embossed leatherette with gilt spine lettering. 315pp. Tissue-guarded frontispiece. Very good. Faint edgewear only, mainly at spine head and tail. A tight, attractive reprint edition of this 1923 novel by the New York County assistant district attorney better known as a mystery novelist (1875-1945) who pioneered the courtroom thriller… Read more
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The Butler Died in Brooklyn

by FENISONG, Ruth

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1943
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Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Co, 1943. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Black cloth with silver spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 213pp. Very good/good plus. Jacket a bit edgeworn and rubbed, with stain from old tape mend at head and tail of spine; couple smudged to front endpaper. A tight, fairly attractive first edition of the third title in the popular,… Read more
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The Buffalo Box: A Simon Lash Mystery

by GRUBER, Frank

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1942
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New York: Rinehart & Company, 1942. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Red cloth with blue lettering. 277pp. Very good. Some binding edgewear, mainly at spine head and tail; endpapers rather age toned as usual. A tight and nice first edition of Gruber's second "Simon Lash" title -- a recovering attorney who makes a living as a p.i., though his main concern… Read more
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Simon Lash: Private Detective

by GRUBER, Frank

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Published
1941
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$95.00

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New York: Rinehart & Company, 1941. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Silver cloth with brown lettering. 281pp. Very good. Faint binding edgewear; endpapers a bit age toned. A tight and nice first edition of Gruber's first "Simon Lash" title -- a recovering attorney who makes a living as a p.i., though his main concern is his collection of rare books. This… Read more
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The Adventures of Sam Spade and Other Stories

by HAMMETT, Dashiell

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Published
1945
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Cleveland: The World Publishing Company, 1945. Hardcover. 8vo. Burgundy cloth with pale grey lettering and device. 189pp. Very good. Minor binding edgewear; text block quite age toned, typically. A tight and decent first "Tower Books Edition" -- seven tales first published in magazines.
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Traps Need Fresh Bait

by FAIR, A.A.

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Published
1967
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New York: William Morrow and Company, 1967. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Red paper over boards with black spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 216pp, (2pp ads). Near fine/near fine. A superb, bright, tight first edition of this "Donald Lam - Bertha Cool mystery," the detective firm that Erle Stanley Gardner wrote about in 29 novels when he wasn't writing about Perry… Read more
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Twenty Plus Two: A Novel of Suspense

by GRUBER, Frank

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Published
1961
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New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, 1961. Hardcover. 8vo. Beige paper over boards with brown spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 189pp. Near fine/very good. Jacket lightly edgeworn and a tad rubbed. Quite tight and nice first edition -- with choice and relevant autograph addition: Tipped neatly to front flyleaf is heavy stock 5" X 3" card boldly signature in… Read more
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The Aleutian Blue Mink

by FOX, James M.

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Published
1951
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Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1951. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Pale blue cloth with dark blue spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 215pp. Very good/very good. Mild jacket edgewear only; nonauthorial front flyleaf gift inscription. Super tight and handsome first edition of the second mystery involving L.A. private eye Johnny Marshall by this Dutch-American novelist (1908-89). Evocative jacket art.
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The Case of the Crooked Candle

by GARDNER, Erle Stanley

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1944
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New York: William Morrow and Company, 1944. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Black cloth with red lettering, pictorial price-clipped dust jacket. 220pp. Near fine/very good. Jacket a tad edgeworn, with small chips at spine head and tail but otherwise bright and evocative. Tight and attractive first edition of this war-date "Perry Mason" mystery, with cheesy jacket graphics showing a tilted snuffed-out… Read more
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The Case of the Golddigger's Purse

by GARDNER, Erle Stanley

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1945
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$100.00

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New York: William Morrow and Company, 1945. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Black cloth with red lettering, pictorial price-clipped dust jacket. 218pp. Near fine/very good. Jacket slightly edgeworn, with small chips at spine head and tail else bright and fetching. Tight and attractive first edition of the twenty-sixth "Perry Mason" mystery. Fun jacket graphics depict a closeup of a woman applying… Read more
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