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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

Condition: Good


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 Great Shadow: A Novel

By: A. Conan Doyle

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1893

Edition: First American Edition, Second S

Seller ID: 059320

Condition: Very Good


Grey cloth cover with red lettering on front and spine and red decorative elements on front. 218 pp, with 2 additional pages of ads at end. Cover a bit dusty, spine a bit sunned. Top edge somewhat soiled with dust. Binding is tight. Previous owner's signature in front cover in pen. Light foxing throughout book, particularly near endpages. Text body is clean and free from underlining, highlighting, or notes. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Peril at End House (First American Edition)

By: Agatha Christie

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Company: 1932

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 042979

Condition: Very Good


First American Edition. Tan cloth. Previous owner's name written on front free end paper. 270pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Complete Miss Marple Short Stories

By: Agatha Christie

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 2003

Edition: First Folio Society Edition

Seller ID: 059903

Condition: Like New


A collection of 20 Miss Marple short stories by Agatha Christie. Introduction by Stella Duffy. Bound in brown linen with a design in black, white, and lilac. Dark lilac end papers. Illustrated with 10 full-page drawings by Christopher Brown. 296 pp. Brown-grey flecked slip case lettered and decorated in black and white. Book and slip case both in like new condition. Very nice copy. 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

Condition: Very Good


Second Printing June 1926. View more info

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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

ISBN: 157072315X

Condition: Near Fine


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

ISBN: 1570721440

Condition: Near Fine


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

Condition: Very Good


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

Condition: Good


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

Condition: Good


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

Condition: Very Good -


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

Condition: Very Good


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

Cotton Comes to Harlem

By: Chester B. Himes

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Cutchogue, NY, Buccaneer Books: 1993

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 061360

ISBN: 156849422X

Condition: Fine


A crime fiction novel. Bound in dark blue cloth and titled in silver on spine. 159 pp. Lacking dust jacket. In fine condition. Nice copy. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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Ghostly Warnings

By: Cohen, Daniel

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Dutton NY, Dutton Juvenile: 1996

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 032999

ISBN: 0525652272

Condition: Very Good +


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

Condition: Fine


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

Murder is Incidental

By: Douglas Rutherford

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, The Crime Club: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 019398

Condition: Near Fine


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

ISBN: 0890093911

Condition: Near Fine


Red cloth with black spine lettering. Illustrated. No writing in the book. vi, 490pp. Solid copy. 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

Condition: Very Good +


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 Roman Hat Mystery

By: Ellery Queen

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Shelton, CT, First Edition Library:

Edition: Facsimile of First Edition

Seller ID: 057912

Condition: Fine


This is an exact facsimile copy of the first edition of The Roman Hat Mystery by Ellery Queen which was first published in 1929. Both the book and the jacket are precise copies of the original. The only indicators that they are facsimiles are the "FEL" on the right flap of the jacket and a small block of explanation on the copyright page. First Edition Library published this book for its members who bought it by subscription. The book comes in a handsome slipcase (though the original did not) and the slipcase has pastedowns of the front and back of the dustjacket on its sides. First Ed... View more info

Dial "M" for Murder (First Printing)

By: Frederick Knott

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1953

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 042756

Condition: Near Fine


First Printing. Publisher's cloth. Photo paste-down on front cover. Dust jacket is price clipped. Mylar cover. 182pp. 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

Condition: Very Good


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

Condition: Very Good


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

More Gilt-Edged Bonds

By: Ian Fleming

Price: $25.00

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

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 018894

Condition: Fine


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

From Russia, With Love

By: Ian Fleming

Price: $130.00

Publisher: Norwalk, CT, The Easton Press: 1990

Seller ID: 060581

Condition: Like New


This book is from an Easton series which appears to be an espionage series. We do not know the name of the series, but the identifying point is the end sheets. They are not silk, but rather a repeating pattern of an image of crosshairs over a globe. Collector's Edition. Color frontispiece. Full dark red leather with gilt decoration and page edges. Hubbed spine, silk ribbon bookmark. 253 pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Murder at the Airport Inn

By: John L. Young

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Windy Knoll Productions: 2004-01-01

Seller ID: 017605

ISBN: 0967463319

Condition: Near Fine


Former owner's gift inscription on title page, otherwise book is in fine condition. View more info

Smiley's People

By: John le Carre

Price: $90.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 2010

Edition: First Folio Society Edition

Seller ID: 059885

Condition: Like New


Very nice copy. Bound in grey buckram, blocked with a design by Laing in dark red and orange-brown. Titled in silver on spine. Dark grey end sheets. 9 plates of black-and-white illustrations by Laing, including frontispiece. 366 pp. Grey slip case. Books and slip case in Like New condition. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Honourable Schoolboy

By: John le Carre

Price: $80.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 2010

Edition: First Folio Society Edition

Seller ID: 059884

Condition: Like New


Very nice copy. Bound in grey buckram, blocked with a design by Laing in dark red and orange-brown. Titled in silver on spine. Dark grey end sheets. 11 plates of black-and-white illustrations by Laing, including frontispiece. 500 pp. Grey slip case. Books and slip case in Like New condition. 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

Condition: Very Good


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

Condition: Very Good


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

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

Condition: Very Good -


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

Traitor's Purse

By: Margery Allingham

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 2015

Edition: First Folio Society Edition

Seller ID: 059900

Condition: Like New


Introduced by A.S. Byatt. Bound in paper printed with a wraparound design in brown and white by Boswell. Gold lettering on spine. Brown end papers. Contains 7 color plates. Dark brown slip case. Book and slip case both in like new condition. Very nice copy. 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

Condition: Very Good


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

ISBN: 1856354245

Condition: Near Fine


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 Legend Of The Sleepwalking Nun - Sister Mary Keogh is discovered drowned in the Convent lake near the Crannog - to this day, loc... View more info

I, The Jury

By: Mickey Spillane

Price: $140.00

Publisher: Shelton, CT, First Edition Library:

Edition: Facsimile of First Edition

Seller ID: 057911

Condition: Fine


This is an exact facsimile copy of the first edition of I-the Jury by Mickey Spillane which was first published in 1947. Both the book and the jacket are precise copies of the original. The only indicators that they are facsimiles are the "FEL" on the right flap of the jacket and a small block of explanation on the copyright page. First Edition Library published this book for its members who bought it by subscription. The book comes in a handsome slipcase (though the original did not) and the slipcase has pastedowns of the front and back of the dustjacket on its sides. First Edition Li... 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

Condition: Very Good


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

Condition: Near Fine


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

Condition: Good +


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

The Ripley Novels (3 Volumes in Slip Case)

By: Patricia Highsmith

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 2011

Edition: First Folio Society Edition

Seller ID: 059736

Condition: Fine


3-Volume Set in Slip Case. Introduction by John Banville. Includes The Talented Mr. Ripley (269 pp), Ripley Under Ground (279 pp), Ripley's Game (269 pp). Bound in printed paper with a monochrome design and titled in color on spine. Each volume has different color cover design and end sheets (dark blue, dark green, dark purple). Frontispiece and 6 color plates in each volume. Burns has used a mixture of collage and illustration, incorporating photographs and advertisements from the period in which each novel is set. 3-volume slip case. Books and slip case in fine condition. Books slightly bump... View more info

Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe: A Centennial Celebration

By: Preiss, Byron (Editor)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Perigee Trade: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 058214

ISBN: 0399516166

Condition: Like New


This book contains a collection of new Philip Marlowe stories by twenty three of the world's most renowned mystery writers. This book is like new in quality.Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Raymond Chandler: The Complete Novels (7 Volumes in Slip Case)

By: Raymond Chandler

Price: $195.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1989

Edition: First Folio Society Edition

Seller ID: 059805

Condition: Fine


This 7-volumes set would look great on your bookshelf! Bound in full grey cloth with a silhouette of Philip Marlowe by David Eccles in dark grey. Design wraps around each volume so that the full silhouette is visible across the spines when placed in order in the slip case. Introduced by Frank Macshane. Dark red end sheets. Frontispiece drawings by Sue Bradbury. Dark grey 7-volume slip case titled in silver. Volumes include: The Big Sleep (183 pp); Farewell My Lovely (227 pp); The High Window (199 pp); The Lady in the Lake (206 pp); The Little Sister (222 pp); The Long Goodbye (285 pp); Playbac... 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

Condition: Very Good


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

The Benefits of Death

By: Roderic Jeffries

Price: $50.00

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

Seller ID: 015666

Condition: Very Good


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

The Dragon Murder Case

By: S. S. Van Dine

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Shelton, CT, First Edition Library:

Edition: Facsimile of First Edition

Seller ID: 057914

Condition: Fine


This is an exact facsimile copy of the first edition of The Dragon Murder Case by S. S. van Dine which was first published in 1933. Both the book and the jacket are precise copies of the original. The only indicators that they are facsimiles are the "FEL" on the right flap of the jacket and a small block of explanation on the copyright page. First Edition Library published this book for its members who bought it by subscription. The book comes in a handsome slipcase (though the original did not) and the slipcase has pastedowns of the front and back of the dustjacket on its sides. First... 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

Condition: Near Very Good


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

Condition: Near Fine


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

ISBN: 0312026080

Condition: Near Fine


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

Condition: Near Fine


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

Condition: Near Fine


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

ISBN: 1448947839

Condition: Fine


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

ISBN: 0285629220

Condition: Near Fine


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