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CLUES DETECTIVE STORIES - Volume 41, number 5 - April 1939

by Anonymous (editor) (Donald Wandrei; J. J. des Mormeaux; J. Allan Dunn; Otis Adelbert Kline; Harry Lee Fellinge; Robert C. Blackmon)

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W. Fraser Sandercombe
Published
1939
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Very Good-
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First Edition
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New York: Street and Smith, 1939. 130 pp. Light wear but with a crescent shaped tear at the lower right of the front cover. This issue contains: Novelettes: The Painted Nudes by Donald Wandrei; The Poisoned Bowl by J. JU. des Ormeaux; and The Drums Drone Death by J. Allan Dunn. Short Stories: Murder Is a… Read more
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ESPRIT DE CORPSE - A Johnny Liddell Mystery

by Kane, Frank (also wrote as Frank Boyd)

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W. Fraser Sandercombe
Published
1965
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Very Good
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First Edition
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New York: Dell Books, 1965. 157 pp. Dell Book 2409. Lightly rubbed on the corners with minor creasing at the spine; no interior markings. Cover art by Ron Lesser. The Barbary Coast in Carsonette City was a smorgasbord of vice for the corrupt gourmet, a ten block stretch of honkytonks paved with B girls, stripteasers, hustlers… Read more
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MENACE - Volume 1, number 1 - November 1954

by McCloud, John (editor) (Richard S. Prather; Frank Ward; Fletcher Flora; Hal Ellson; Richard Deming; Jack Webb; Harrison Coulter)

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Published
1954
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Very Good-
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First Edition
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New York: St John Publishing, 1954. 128 pp. Digest Format. Edge and corner wear with some chipping at the foot of the spine; ink mark on the front cover; no interior markings. The editor, John McCloud, was, in fact, Scott Meredith of the Scott Meredith Literary Agency, which was a pretty sweet job, since he represented so… Read more
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ACE G-MAN STORIES - Volume 9, number 3 - November 1942

by Anonymous. (editor) (Emile C. Tepperman; Wyatt Blassingame; William R. Cox; John Bender; Edward S. Williams)

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W. Fraser Sandercombe
Published
1942
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Very Good
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First Printing - First Thus
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Toronto: Popular Publications, 1942. 96 pp. General wear. This issue contains: So Sorry, Mr Hirohito by Emile C. Tepperman; Ghost of a Murdered Nation by Wyatt Blassingame; The Last Gangster by William R. Cox; Murder's Last Edition by John Bender; and Transport to Hell by Edward S. Williams; along with the usual features.. First Printing - First Thus.… Read more
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DETECTIVE FICTION WEEKLY (formerly Flynn's) - Volume 127, number 4 - April 1939

by Anonymous (editor) (Fred MacIsaac; Hugh B. Cave; Philip Ketchum; William R. Cox; Stookie Allen; Charles Alexander; Roger Torrey; Eric Howard; Frank Wrentmore; M. E. Ohaver)

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W. Fraser Sandercombe
Published
1939
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Very Good
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First Edition
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New York: The Red Star News, 1939. 112 pp. Some edge and corner wear. This issue contains: Death Comes for a Diva by Hugh B. Cave; A Whisper from Alcatraz by Philip Ketchum; The Case of the Reluctant Bullet by William R. Cox; Illustrated Crimes by Stookie Allen; Mystery at Miracle by Charles Alexander; Suicide Story by… Read more
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ELLERY QUEEN'S MYSTERY - Volume 16, number 80 - July 1950

by Queen, Ellery (editor) (Philip Wylie; George Harmon Coxe; Viola Brothers Shore; Roy Vickers; Damon Runyon; F. R. Buckley; A. A. Milne; Wilbur Daniel Steele; G. K. Chesterton)

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W. Fraser Sandercombe
Published
1950
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Very Good
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First Edition
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New York: The American Mercury, 1950. 144 pp. Digest format. Edge and corner wear; no interior markings. Cover art by Salter. This issue contains: Novelette: Ten Thousand Blunt Instruments - Gail Vincent and Doctor Horace Jordan by Philip Wylie. Short stories: Invited Witness - Jack Wolfe by George Harmon Coxe; The Case of Karen Smith… Read more
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ACE G-MAN STORIES - Volume 8, number 5 - February 1942

by Anonymous. (editor) (Emile C. Tepperman; Edward S. Williams; David Manners; William R. Cox)

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W. Fraser Sandercombe
Published
1942
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Very Good
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First Printing - First Thus
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Toronto: Popular Publications, 1942. 96 pp. Light but general wear. This issue contains: The Suicide Squad's Private War by Emile C. Tepperman; The Other Voice by Edward S. Williams; School for Nazis by David Manners; and The Feds Salute - with Lead by William R. Cox; along with the usual features.. First Printing - First Thus. Soft Cover.… Read more
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MIKE SHAYNE MYSTERY - Volume 45, number 12 - December 1981

by Fritch, Charles E. (editor) (Brett Halliday; Mel D. Ames; Michael Scott Cain; Lee Duigon; Dov Ben Galil; William Stetson; Talmage Powell; Michael Avallone; Fred Fredericks)

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W. Fraser Sandercombe
Published
1981
Condition
Very Good
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First Edition
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Los Angeles: Renown Publications, 1981. 130 pp. Digest format. Light edge and corner wear with an uncreased spine. This issue contains: Death in the Dailies by Brett Halliday; The Santa Claus Killer - a novelet by Mel D. Ames. Short Stories: The Next One's for Real by Michael Scott Cain; The Bun Man by Lee Duigon; A… Read more
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MIKE SHAYNE MYSTERY - Volume 43, number 4 - April 1979

by Merwin Jr., Sam (editor) (Brett Halliday; Joe R. Lansdale; Edward D. Hoch; R. Edward Moore; Charles E. Fritch)

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W. Fraser Sandercombe
Published
1979
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Very Good
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First Edition
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Los Angeles: Renown Publications, 1979. 130 pp. Digest format. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine. This issue contains: The Scent of Death - Mike Shayne by Brett Halliday; One Blonde, Well Dead - a novelet by Joe R. Lansdale; Three Hot Days by Edward D. Hoch; All the Way Home by James M.… Read more
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WINGS OF MYSTERY

by Queen, Ellery (editor) (Rex Stout; Ruth Rendell; Lawrence Treat; Miriam Sharman; Francis M. Nevins; William Bankier; Phyllis Bentley; John Pierce; J. J. Marric; Lillian de la Torre; E. X. Farrars; Gerald Tomlinson; Janet Green; Donald Olson; Ellen Arthur)

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W. Fraser Sandercombe
Published
1979
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780803723009
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New York: The Dial Press - Davis Publications, 1979. 284 pp. Brown boards lettered in gilt on the spine. Wear on the corners of the dustjacket with a small chip and short crease on the upper right of the rear panel; price intact; no interior markings. This anthology contains: Fourth of July Picnic by Rex Stout; The… Read more
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BODIES AND SOULS

by Herr, Dan; Wells, Joel (editors) (Frank Ward; Ernest F. Miller; Shane Leslie; Agatha Christie; C. B. Gilford; G. K. Chesteron; Rufus King; Paul Eiden; A. M. Burrage; MacKinlay Kantor; Joan Vatsek; John Basye Price)

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W. Fraser Sandercombe
Published
1963
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Very Good-
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First Paperback Printing
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New York: Dell Books, 1963. 252 pp. Dell Book 0656. Edge and corner wear with minor creasing on the front cover and spine; no interior markings. This anthology contains: The Dark Corner by Frank Ward; The Body in the Basement by Ernest F. Miller; A Diabolic Intervention by Shane Leslie; The Chocolate Box by Agatha Christie;… Read more
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ELLERY QUEEN'S SECRETS OF MYSTERY

by Queen, Ellery (editor) (Erle Stanley Gardner; Victor Canning; Florence V. Mayberry; Lawrence Treat; Robert Edward Eckels; Hugh Pentecost; Robert Bloch; Lawrence G. Blochman; Phyllis Ann Karr; Lloyd Biggle Jr; Brian W. Aldiss; Vincent McConnor)

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W. Fraser Sandercombe
Published
1979
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780803730700
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New York: Davis Publications, 1979. 285 pp. Blue boards lettered in gilt on the spine. Light wear on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. This anthology contains: The Clue of the Screaming Woman by Erle Stanley Gardner; A Stroke of Genius by Victor Canning; Out of the Dream Stumbling by Florence V. Mayberry;… Read more
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THE SIMPLE ART OF MURDER - A Philip Marlowe Mystery

by Chandler, Raymond

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W. Fraser Sandercombe
Published
1977
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Second Printing
ISBN
9780345257352
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New York: Ballantine Books, 1977. 218 pp. Light edge and corner wear with an uncreased spine; somewhat aged on the inside of the covers; no interior markings. Cover art by Whistlin' Dixie. This story collection contains: The Simple Art of Murder: An Essay; Spanish Blood; I'll Be Waiting; The King in Yellow; and Pearls Are a… Read more
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DATE WITH DEATH - A Lt. Joe Dickerson Mystery

by Goldthwaite, Eaton K.

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W. Fraser Sandercombe
Published
1947
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Very Good
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First Printing - First Thus
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New York: Bantam Books, 1947. 181 pp. Bantam Book 132. Light edge and corner wear with a short crease and a small chip on the upper right of the front cover; bindery ripple on an uncreased spine; small ink mark on the front endpaper. Cover art by Bert Lannon. You can keep a love affair quiet,… Read more
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THE MAN WHO

by Keating, H. R. F. (editor) (Catherine Aird; Eric Ambler; Simon Brett; Len Deighton; Antonia Fraser; Michael Gilbert; Reginald Hill; P. D. James; Peter Lovesey; Ruth Rendell; George Sims; Michael Underwood)

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W. Fraser Sandercombe
Published
1992
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780333574379
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London: Macmillan and Company, 1992. (ix) 230 pp. Black cloth lettered in silver on the spine. Very light rubbing on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. This anthology contains: The Man Who Rowed for the Shore by Catherine Aird; The One Who Did for Blagden Cole by Eric Ambler; The Man Who Got… Read more
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DEAD IN THE WATER - An Anthology of Canadian Mystery Fiction

by Malan, Violette; Greenwood, Therese (editors) (foreword by Linwood Barclay) (Dennis Richard Murphy; Barbara Fradkin; H. Mel Melton; Pat Wilson; Kris Wood; Jason S. Ridler; James Powell; Vicki Cameron; Jayne Barnard; Joan Boswell; Tanya Huff)

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W. Fraser Sandercombe
Published
2006
Condition
Very Good
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First Edition
ISBN
9781894917377
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Toronto: RendezVous Press, 2006. 312 pp. Trade paperback format. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Cover art by Trudy Angyman. Yes, even Canada has crime. Lots of it. This anthology contains: Foreword by Linwood Barclay; Dead in the Water by Dennis Richard Murphy; Voices from the Deep… Read more
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RUMPOLE OF THE BAILEY - A Horace Rumpole Adventure

by Mortimer, John

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W. Fraser Sandercombe
Published
1981
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Later Printing
ISBN
9780140046700
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Middlesex, England: Penguin Books, 1981. 208 pp. Light edge and corner wear with an uncreased spine; no interior markings. This was the first Rumpole book, containing the following stories: Rumpole and the Younger Generation; Rumpole and the Alternative Society; Rumpole and the Honourable Member; Rumpole and the Married Lady; Rumpole and the Learned Friends; and Rumpole and… Read more
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THE DEAD AND THE DEADLY - with - HOMICIDE HANDICAP

by Trimble, Louis (also wrote as Stuart Brock and Gerry Travis); McKnight, Bob

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W. Fraser Sandercombe
Published
1963
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Very Good
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First Edition
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New York: Ace Books, 1963. 120, 102 pp. Ace Double F-229. Light edge and corner wear with some faint creasing at the spine; no interior markings. In The Dead and the Deadly, a freelance insurance investigator on holiday in Mexico City ends up chasing a scrawny little hood who wants to stick a knife in his guts.… Read more
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DO THE WORLD A FAVOUR - and Other Stories

by Coward, Mat (introduction by Ian Rankin)

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W. Fraser Sandercombe
Published
2003
Condition
Very Good
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First Edition
ISBN
9780786243136
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Waterville, Maine: Five Star, 2003. 213 pp. Glossy pictorial boards matching the dustjacket; headband. Lightly rubbed on the corners of the dustjacket; no interior markings. Wraparound dustjacket design by Deirdre Wait. Said Ian Rankin, "Mat Coward has an expert's appreciation of the finer points of the good short story." This story collection contains: History Repeats… Read more
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YOU ONLY HANG ONCE - A Johnny Knight and Sid Ames Mystery

by Roden, H. W.

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W. Fraser Sandercombe
Published
1945
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Very Good
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First Printing - First Thus
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Philadelphia: Blakiston - Triangle Books, 1945. 218 pp. Gray cloth lettered in black on the spine. Some chipping on the corners of the dustjacket with wear around the edges with a fragment missing from the upper left of the back cover; previous owner's name inked out on the front free endpaper. When his gambling interests were threateneed… Read more
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