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The Prince Drakulya

By Doherty, P. C. [ Paul Charles ]

London: Robert Hale, 1986. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/good. Small octavo (standard size). SIGNED and inscribed by Doherty on free endpaper, dated "27*1*86". "£8.95 net" at lower corner of dj. Dj has slight scuffing and 2 faint spots on front cover of dj. An ink line or possibly remainder maark at bottom of textblock. Slight wear to edges of boards. Someone, probably a child, has written over the author's signature and date in a blue pen, unfortunately. A very uncommon historical Vlad Dracula mystery. The author's 2nd book.

$685.00

The Fate of Kings

By Doherty, P. C. [ Paul Charles ]

New York, NY: St. Martin's Press, 1990. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Small octavo (standard size). SIGNED and inscribed by Doherty on free endpaper, dated "February 1991". "$15.95" at upper corner of dj. Dj has slight scuffing. Slight wear to edges of boards. A stand alone novel, following the investigations of Francis, Viscount Lovell, assigned to examine the disappearance of the two young princes in the Tower by his friend, Richard III.

$60.00

The Lord Count Drakulya

By Doherty, P. C. [ Paul Charles ]

London: Robert Hale, 1986. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Small octavo (standard size). SIGNED and inscribed by Doherty on free endpaper, dated "12 July 1986". "£9.25 net" at lower corner of dj. Dj has slight scuffing. Slight wear to edges of boards. A sequel to Doherty's mystery Prince Drakulya, continuing the story of Vlad Dracula, also uncommon in this edition. The author's 3rd book.

$685.00

Satan in St. Mary's

By Doherty, P. C. [ PC, P.C. ]

London: Robert Hale, 1986. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Small octavo (standard size). SIGNED and inscribed by Doherty on free endpaper, nearly filling it, dated "Christmas, '86". "£10.25 net" at lower corner of dj. Head and heel of dj spine show some wear, with slight scuffing and a faint spot on back cover of dj. Head of spine bumped, wih slight wear to edges of boards. The second book medieval mystery Doherty wrote, but the first book in the Hugh Corbett series. Uncommon in this edition, much more so signed. PS.

$650.00

Crown in Darkness

By Doherty, P. C. [ PC, P.C. ]

London: Robert Hale, 1988. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Small octavo (standard size). SIGNED and inscribed by Doherty on free endpaper, dated "Feb. '88". "£10.95 net" at lower corner of dj. Dj has slight scuffing and a faint spot on back cover of dj. Top two right corners of boards bumped, with slight wear to edges of boards. The second book"£10.25 net" at lower corner of dj. in the Hugh Corbett series. Uncommon in this edition, much more so signed. PS.

$950.00

The Bodies in the Bessledorf Hotel

By Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds

New York, NY: Atheneum, 1986. Third printing. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Light wear to edges of boards with light bumping to heel of spine. Dj has light wear along edges and minor scuffing to covers. Previous owner's name written on front free endpaper. Inscribed by author to previous owner on title page. 132 pages. A Bernie Magruder mystery.

$20.00

Sherlock Holmes by Gas-Lamp: Highlights from the First Four Decades of The Baker Street Journal.

By Shreffler, Philip A., editor.

New York, NY: Fordham University Press, 1989. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Very good octavo hardcover in very good dust jacket. Light wear to edges of covers and dust jacket. 423 pages with notes, illustrations, and select bibliography.

$20.00

Problems Solved.

By Pronzini, Bill, and Barry N. Malzberg.

Norfolk: Crippen & Landru, 2003.. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Limited edition, signed by both authors on the front fly page. Very good octavo hardcover in very good dust jacket. Light wear and rubbing to the edges of the boards. The dj has light wear along the edges and slight scuffing to the covers. 165 pages. A collection of the collaborations between Bill Pronzini and Barry N. Malzberg.

$35.00

He Could Not Have Slipped!

By Beeding, Francis

New York, NY: Harper & Brothers, 1939. First American edition. Hardcover. Good in Chipped dust jacket. Red cloth with black lettering. Slight wear to edges and corners of baords, though lower corners and head and heel of spine are bumped. Small dent in edge of both boards. Page edges a bit soiled. A few lower corners have small creases. Dj is soiled and heavily chipped with a number of tears, most closed, though not all. Largest chip is a long 1/2 inch by 2.5 inch strip at top, cutting off "By the author of MUR -". Flaps are intact, and "Price / $2.00" remains on first flap. Pencil notes to last flap. A scarce first American printing of this mystery novel, which is rather uncommon in any edition. It is the story of a swindle to create an asylim for European Political Exiles that ends in greed and murder. Beeding was the pseudonym of Hilary Aiden Saint George Saunders (1898-1951) writing in conjuction with his best friend John Palmer (1885-1944). Saunders later became a popular historian of World War II writing for the British Government and after the war was librarian of the House of Commons. The pair wrote over 30 novels under this name. Their best known works were "House of Dr. Edwarddes" adapted into Hitchcock's "Spellbound" and "Death Walks in Eastrepps".

$120.00