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Wail of the Lonely Wench

By Collins, A. J.

Chicago, IL: Chicago Paperback House, 1962. Minor general wear and aging, with a bit of a forward cock to the spine, but still sturdy in the binding.. Paperback Original. Mass Market Paperback. Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.



By Clevely, Hugh [Pseudonym of Tod Claymore]

New York: Edward J. Clode, 1930. NOTE: USA ED. Edition/printing not indicated, as usual with Clode publications, this being a possible first American edition from 1930, after the 1928 UK edition. This one is bound in maroon-red cloth with gold title lettering. Other printings had a brown boards cover. Presents a basically Good reading copy of this rare book, though the covers are heavily worn. The cloth is frayed and worn at the upper and lower edges and corners. The spine cloth strip had been cracked loose and has been reapplied using book repair adhesive; its edges at the joints and tips are rough and frayed. Inside the text block is well bound and the hinges are strong. The page paper shows moderate aging, some wear at corners, half-clipped back free endpaper; one page with a short tear and small chip in the fore-edge area margin only. No dust jacket.. Edition Unstated. Hard Cover. Poor to Fair/No Jacket. Octavo.


Bibliography on Vandalism (Public Administration Series P-80)

By Jackson, Edward, Janice Ward, David B. Pinson, & Arthur Flaks

Monticello, IL: Vance Bibliographies, 1981. A sound, former university library copy, with usual ownership and withdrawal marks, bar code to inside of front. Shows some mild wear to covers, but book else VG inside, text clean and well bound. In original blue paper covers with stapled spine, large format, 24 pages.. First Edition. Paperback. Ex-Library, else Very Good. Quarto.


Crime Wave!: The Robert Paul Taylor Story

By Gettings, Jimmy L.

Privately Printed, 1993. "The Shocking, True, Untold, Police-Shooting and Criminal Biography." Clean and well bound text, one spine crease that does not harm the binding strength, a faint stain to dedicaton page. Minor shelfwear only otherwise.. Soft Cover. Very Good.


Einstein's Tunnel
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Einstein's Tunnel

By Perone, S. P. (Sam)

New York: iUniverse, Inc., 2004. Clean and well bound, with very mild shelfwear, in like DJ with light rubbing. Signed to the title page, inscribed again to front free endpaper. Author's promotional card laid in as well.. Signed. Inscribed & Signed, Edition Unstated. HARDCOVER. Near Fine/Very Good. Octavo.


Comic Cops: A Mystery

By Raphael, Neil & Ray Raphael

Redway, CA, U.S.A.: Real Books, 1992. Book in sound shape, text clean; but with rubbing and some creasing to covers, some wear at corners.. Edition Unstated. Trade Paperback. Good.


Second Baffle Book

By Wren, Lassiter and Randle McKay

Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Co. Inc., 1959. Text clean and still well bound, showing a moderate tint of aging. Covers somewhat rubbed, with fray and small chips at spine tips, spine titles faded. The covers show some minor moisture contact color shift around the edge area, and the pages have a quite mild warp, but this is still a sound and useful copy.. First Edition Stated. Hard Cover. Good-/No Jacket.


Poison Switch
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Poison Switch

By Coyote, Charles

Bloomington, IN: 1st Books Library, 2002. Clean and well bound text, with minor wear only. Publisher's stamp to first page.. Trade Paperback. Very Good. Octavo.


Body Parts (Autopsy No. 4)

By Blonski, Anna

Potts Point, NSW, Australia: Autopsy, 1995. Clean and well bound, with minor wear only, a small crease to lower back cover fore-corner.. Soft Cover. Very Good.


THE SET-UP (A Cory Barnett Mystery)

By Miller, Ben

Reseda, CA: Ben Miller Powell Publications, 1969. Clean and well bound text, page paper mildly aged. A small black pen "x" to front cover, upper corner and title area; a crease to back cover, more minor creasing to front. Edition Unknown. Mass Market Paperback. Good.



By Esteven, John (a.k.a. Samuel Shellabarger, Peter Loring)

New York: Modern Age Books, 1938. Clean and well bound text; with moderate edge and corner wear to covers. In original pictorial jacket, with some tearing at folds, a little edgewear, light rubs; now in new protective wrapper. Pseudonymous mystery by the Princeton scholar Samuel Shellabarger, author of "Captain from Castile" and "Voodoo.". Paperback Original. Soft Cover. Good+/Good.



By Vail, Christina

Denver, CO: Laika, Inc., 1981. "Colorado's new Agatha Christie." Clean and well bound, save with mild toning to page paper, one slight crease to spine. Light wear only.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good-.



By Smithies, Richard H. R.

New York: Horizon Press, 1968. Clean and well bound, mild wear. DJ in new archival wrapper; has a few short edge tears and rubs.. First Edition, Printing Unknown. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. Octavo.


Crime and the Drama, or Dark Deeds Dramatized

By Newton, H. Chance

London: Stanley Paul & Co., 1927. Usual university lib. ownership & discard stamps, pocket, bar code, spine catalog label. Text clean and well bound, with mild aging. Covers with some bumping and fray at corners, small chipping to upper spine. Bound in original red cloth.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Ex-Library, else Good-/No Jacket. Octavo. Out of Print.


Famous Criminal Cases, 2

By Furneaux, Rupert

New York: Roy Publishers Text clean and well bound, with moderate, minor shelfwear. DJ in protective wrapper; has light rubs, a little fade to spine background color.. Edition Unstated. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good+. Octavo. Out of Print.


THE SHORTEST ROUTE TO PARADISE: The Story of the Master Criminal Charles Peace

By Ward, David

New York: Horizon Press, 1964. Clean, soundly bound text, with moderate shelfwear to exterior. DJ with minor, small edge chips at spine tips, moderate edgewear and rubs, some sunning to spine; now in archival wrapper.. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good.


THE MULLIGAN AFFAIR: Top Cop on the Take
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THE MULLIGAN AFFAIR: Top Cop on the Take

By Macdonald, Ian and Betty O'Keefe

Surrey: Heritage House Publishing, 1997. Book shows only slight, quite minor wear.. First Edition Stated. Trade Paperback. Fine.


THE FATAL CARESS ...and Other Accounts of English Murders from 1551 to 1888

By Barker, Richard ed.; Anthony Boucher, preface

New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1947. A nice copy, well bound and clean to text. DJ, now in mylar protective jacket, has minor edgewear but a couple of short, closed tears; cover imagery bright, not price clipped, just a touch of sunning to spine.. First Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.