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The Return of Sherlock Holmes (First Edition)

By: A. Conan Doyle

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, McClure, Phillips & Co: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 039589


This is the First American Edition which preceded the first British edition by one month. Black cloth with red and yellow design and lettering. Spine worn and lettering mostly illegible. Spine cloth wrinkled. Frontispiece with tissue guard. Some penciling on Contents page. First few free end papers are loose from text-block. Inner hinges starting. 381pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Murder Cure (SIGNED)

By: Ann B. Ross

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Avon Books: 1978

Edition: First Avon Printing

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 014937


Signed by Ann Ross, author of NY Times best-selling "Miss Julia" series. This was her first book. Pages are lightly tanned, but clean and unmarked. Edges dyed red. Covers are slightly cocked and show moderate wear/creasing. Small closed tear at tail edge of rear hinge. Binding tight. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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Mote House Mystery

By: Archibald Marshall and Horace A. Vachell

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Co: 1926

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 005773


Second Printing June 1926. View more info

Where the Woodbine Twines: A Novel (Signed First Edition)

By: Austin, Sherry

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Johnson City, TN, Overmountain Press: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by the author

Seller ID: 027738


Dark green with silver lettering. Previous owner's name written inside front board. Author's gift inscription on half title page There is no other writing in the book. 170pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

A Melungeon Winter (Signed First Edition)

By: Bone, Patrick

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Overmountain Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by the author

Seller ID: 031985


Inscribed by the author on title page. There is no other writing in the book. vi, 202pp. Solid copy. Full refund if not satisfied. Rare signed edition. View more info

Deep Lake Mystery

By: Carolyn Wells

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, A. L. Burt Company: 1928

Seller ID: 019399


Orange cloth with scarce original dust jacket. Covers show light wear and have buckled spine. Dust jacket shows significant wear with some chipping at top edge of spine. Ink name on inside pastedown - no other writing or marking in the book. Clean, crisp text pages. Binding tight. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Maxwell Mystery (First Edition)

By: Carolyn Wells

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Philadelphia and London, J. B. Lippincott Co: 1913

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 039196


Original red decorated cloth. Worn spine with all white lettering faded. Private library mark. Old bookseller's ticket inside front cover. Color frontispiece. 302pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Curved Blades

By: Carolyn Wells

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Philadelphia and London, J. B. Lippincott & Co: 1916

Seller ID: 039197


Publisher's cloth. Color frontispiece. 333pp., with ads. Spine lettering all faded. Spine cocked. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Huddle: A Fleming Stone Detective Novel (First Edition)

By: Carolyn Wells

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott Co: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 039203


First Edition. Original red cloth with black lettering on spine and front cover. Damp-stained on rear board (affecting dust jacket and 15-20 pages of text). Dust jacket is not price-clipped. Mylar cover. 311pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Full Circle

By: Cecil, Henry

Price: $17.50

Publisher: London, Chapman and Hall: 1948

Edition: First Ediition

Seller ID: 004678


First edition of author's first book. No writing in book - not even an owners name. Binding tight. Spine heavily sunned. Minor whitish blemishes on back cover. View more info

Ghostly Warnings

By: Cohen, Daniel

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Dutton NY, Dutton Juvenile: 1996

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 032999


A collection of real-life spooky tales follow the stories of people who were warned of imminent danger or death, from the legend of ""the fetch,"" to the famous story of a man who was told by Death that his time had come. Black cloth with silver spine lettering. Illustrated. 64pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Strange Case of The Doyle Diary Murders (First Edition Hardcover)

By: Corinee F. Gerwe

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Mitchell: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021969


Black cloth with gold lettering, nice copy, folding frontispiece map, 333pp., Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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David Goodis: Five Noir Novels of the 1940s and 50s (Library of America) First Printing

By: David Goodis; Robert Polito [Editor]

Price: $22.50

Publisher: New York, Library of America: 2012

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 039440


In 1997 The Library of America's Crime Novels: American Noir gathered, in two volumes, eleven classic works of the 1930s, 40s, and 50s--among them David Goodis's moody and intensely lyrical masterpiece Down There, adapted by Fran├žois Truffaut for his 1960 film Shoot the Piano Player. Now, The Library of America and editor Robert Polito team up again to celebrate the full scope of Goodis's signature style with this landmark volume collecting five great novels from the he... View more info

Murder is Incidental

By: Douglas Rutherford

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, The Crime Club: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 019398


Nice red cloth covers protected by original dust jacket. Dust jacket shows minimal edgewear/toning and has 1/2" closed tear at top corner of spine and front board. Previous owner's stamp on flyleaf - no other writing or markings. Clean, crisp text pages. Light foxing to endsheets and books edges. A tight, attractive copy. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Original Illustrated: Arthur Conan Doyle

By: Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Secaucus, NJ, Castle: 1980

Edition: Fourth Printing

Seller ID: 029052


Red cloth with black spine lettering. Illustrated. No writing in the book. vi, 490pp. Solid copy. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Folio Book of Historical Mysteries (in slip case)

By: edited by Ian Pindar

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Folio Society: 2011

Edition: Fifth Folio Society Printing

Seller ID: 019290


Binding is black cloth with silver decoration and silver lettering. Pictorial slip case. New in shrink wrap. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Mystery of the Maya Jade (Signed First Edition)

By: Elizabeth Honness

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Philadelphia and New York, J. B. Lippincott Company: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by the author

Seller ID: 032357


Rare inscribed copy. Author's gift inscription on front free end paper. Two toned cloth with white spine lettering. Dust jacket is price clipped. Illustrations by Paul Frame. 176pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Navy Spy Murders (Signed First Edition)

By: George F. Eliot

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Dodge Publishing Co: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by the author

Seller ID: 027755


Navy cloth with silver lettering. Author's gift inscription on front free end-paper. There is no other writing in the book. Mild foxing. 251pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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The Secret of the Chestnut Tree (First Edition)

By: Helen Monsell

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Indianapolis and New York, Bobbs-Merrill Company: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 020511


Teal cloth, spine a bit darkened, gift inscription on ffep. in a nice hand, there is no other writing in the book, binding tight, Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Highroad to Adventure: What Happened to Tod Moran when he travelled south into Old Mexico

By: Howard Pease

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday, Doran & Co.: 1945

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 032133


By the well-known author of Jungle River and Foghorns. Illustrations by Frank Dobias. Chocolate brown illustrated cloth with black lettering on spine and front cover. Illustrated end-papers. Color frontispiece. Dust jacket is not price clipped, but is chipped at head & tail of spine with a few letters affected. Mylar cover. No writing in the book. vi, 297pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

More Gilt-Edged Bonds

By: Ian Fleming

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc: 1965

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 018894


Text block has minimal foxing.Jacket is not price-clipped. First Printing.Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Exit A Star

By: Kathleen Moore Knight

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc.: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015669


Dust jacket spine sunned, 306pp. View more info

Death Traps

By: Kay Cleaver Strahan

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc.: c. 1930

Seller ID: 015670


Inside flap of dust-jacket separated, 310pp. No writing in the book - not even an owners name.Binding tight. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Mystery Off Pirate's Point

By: Leda Wadsworth

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York and Toronto, Rinehart & Company: 1940

Seller ID: 028132


Brown cloth with black spine lettering. Previous owner's name written on front free end-paper. There is no other writing in the book. 310pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Saint in Miami (First Edition)

By: Leslie Charteris

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday, Doran & Co.: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 030570


A Crime Club selection published for the Crime Club. A full-length Saint novel. Light blue cloth with black lettering and design on front cover and spine. No writing in the book. viii, 299pp. Tail of spine a bit soiled (or age-toned). Mylar cover. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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The Romantics

By: Mary Roberts Rinehart

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008616


First edition with F&R on copyright page. Light greed covers which are slightly dirtyish. Not ex-library. Binding tight. No writing in the book - not even an owners name.Binding tight. View more info

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Melancholy Madness: A Coroner's Casebook (First Edition)

By: McGoff-McCann, Michelle

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Mercier Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 032333


Bizarre tales of murder and investigation in the drumlins, valleys and towns of Monaghan in the nineteenth century, based upon a casebook just recently discovered that has never been lodged in any archive anywhere. This is new information and highlights such cases as: The Illegitimate Half-Sisters Of Oscar Wilde - Emily and Mary Wilde died tragically at Drumaconner House while dancing by the fire - their deaths are kept quiet so as not to shame Sir William Wilde. The Leg... View more info

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The Pattern

By: Mignon G. Eberhart

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, The Book League of America, Inc.: 1937

Seller ID: 014219


Red cloth covers show minimal wear/fading. Penciled name on flyleaf - no other writing in the book. Deckled fore edge. Endleaves tanned; text is bright with occasional light foxing around page edges. Crack in textblock but all pages tightly bound. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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The Grassleyes Mystery

By: Oppenheim, E. Phillips

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown,: 1940

Edition: First Edition (stated)

Seller ID: 004389


Nice copy. Owners name on first front end paper. Binding tight. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Mystery Of The Mayan Jewels (Signed First Edition)

By: Pachita Crespi and Jessica Lee

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by the author

Seller ID: 032358


Rare signed copy. One author's signature (Crespi) on front free end paper (facing title page). Illustrated cloth. Mylar cover. Dust jacket is not price clipped. 164pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

McQuaid in August (Signed First Edition)

By: Rifkin, Shepard

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Robert Hale Ltd: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 036444


Third novel in a series starring Detective Damian McQuaid. Author's gift inscription on title page. Black cloth with silver spine lettering. Dust jacket is not price clipped. 181pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Disappearance of Dr. Parkman

By: Rober Sullivan

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston and Toronto, Little, Brown and Company: 1971

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 032708


Two toned cloth with gold lettering on spine and front cover. Illustrated. No writing in the book. xiv, 241pp., index. Dust jacket price-clipped. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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Crime Novels: American Noir of the 1930s and 40s: The Postman Always Rings Twice / They Shoot Horses, Don't They? / Thieves Like Us / The Big Clock / ... a Dead Man (Library of America) (Vol 1) First Printing

By: Robert Polito; McCoy, Horace; Fearing, Kenneth; Gresham, William Lindsay; Woolrich, Cornell; James M. Cain; Edward Anderson

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Library of America: 1997

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 039404


The most important collection of crime fiction ever published in the United States. Ed GormanEvolving out of the terse and violent style of the pulp magazines, noir fiction expanded over the decades into a varied, innovative and profoundly influential body of writing. The eleven novels in The Library of Americas adventurous two-volume collection taps deep roots in the American literary imagination, exploring themes of crime, guilt, deception, obsessive passion, murder, ... View more info

The Benefits of Death

By: Roderic Jeffries

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Collins Clear-Type Press: c.1963

Seller ID: 015666


Binding tight,dust-jacket has a few small tears, 192pp., Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Benson Murder Case (The Philo Vance Series)

By: S. S. Van Dine

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1927

Edition: Early Edition

Seller ID: 019400


Black cloth with red lettering to front board and spine. Covers show modest wear. Previous owner's inscription on pastedown - no other writing or markings in the book. First pages have slightly tattered fore edge. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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True Crime: An American Anthology (First Printing)

By: Schechter, Harold [Editor]

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Library of America: 2008

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 039425


Americans have had an uneasy fascination with crime since the earliest European settlements in the New World, and right from the start true crime writing became a dominant genre in American writing. True Crime: An American Anthology offers the first comprehensive look at the many ways in which American writers have explored crime in a multitude of aspects: the dark motives that spur it, the shock of its impact on society, the effort to make sense of the violent extremes ... View more info

Once Upon a Crime (inscribed)

By: Selman, Robert

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow: 1947

Edition: First Ediition

Inscription: Inscribed by the Author

Seller ID: 004662


Inscribed by the Author Nicely inscribed "To Betty Mandeville who has saved my life so often. Bob Selman" There is a chip at the top of the spine that removes the first name of the author. On the front cover there is a patterned stain. For more info on Betty Mandeville google her. View more info

Case of the Billion dollar Body

By: Shallit, Joseph

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Avon: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004850


No writing in the book - not even an owners name.Binding tight. Original price 25 cents. Avon 558. Great cover art. View more info

The Maya Stone Murders (First Edition)

By: Shuman, M. K.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, St Martins Press: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 032610


Faced paced and interesting. A wonderful whodunit. Black cloth with gold spine lettering. No writing in the book. 246pp. Solid copy. Dust jacket is price clipped. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Murder in Ordinary Time (1st Edition)

By: Sister Carol Anne O'Marie

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Delacorte Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 019083


Paper dust jacket.Minimal foxing on text block. First edition,Signed.Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Narrowing Circle

By: Symons, Julian

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz LTD: 1954

Seller ID: 004685


Second Impression June 1954. Red cloth. Spine is sunned. No writing - not even an owners name. View more info

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The Devil's Courthouse (First Edition)

By: Thackston, Lawrence

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Baltimore, MD, PublishAmerica: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 024078


Paperback, author's signature on title page, there is no other writing in the book, 237pp., Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

A Private Disgrace

By: Victoria Lincoln

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Souvenir Press: 1989

Seller ID: 021608


Near fine paperback. Exterior of the book looks new. Former owner's name written in blue ink on the half title page. Pages are slightly age toned.Stock photo does not match the cover of our book. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Life and Times of Sherlock Holmes

By: Weller, Philip; Roden, Christopher; Illustrated [Illustrator]

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Bracken Books: 1994

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 032929


This book introduces the reader to the major cases that Holmes and Watson grappled with. Brown cloth with silver spine lettering. Over 230 illustrations in color and black & white. 144pp. Solid copy. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Moonstone

By: Wilkie Collins

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Books, Inc: 1945

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 022938


Black cloth with gold lettering, no writing in the book, 389pp., Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Unsolved: Great Mysteries of the 20th Century

By: Wilson, Kirk

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Carroll & Graf Pub: 1990

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 023153


Two toned cloth, gold lettering, no writing in the book, xv, 264pp., Full refund if not satisfied. View more info