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The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Tales of Mystery and the Imagination Detailing the Adventures of the World's Most Famous Detective, Mr. Sherlock Holmes.

By: Adams, John Joseph

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Night Shade Books: 2009

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2299086

ISBN: 1597801607

Condition: Very Good


Third printing. Front wrapper lightly bumped, wrapper edges very lightly rubbed. 2009 Trade Paperback. 454 pp. Sherlock Holmes is back! Sherlock Holmes, the world's first--and most famous--consulting detective, came to the world's attention more than 120 years ago through Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's novels and stories. But Conan Doyle didn't reveal all of the Great Detective's adventures...Here are some of the best Holmes pastiches of the last 30 years, twenty-eight tales of mystery and the imagination detailing Holmes's further exploits, as told by many of today's greatest storytellers, includin... View more info

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Dead to the World (The Crime Club)

By: Baker, North; Bolton, William

Price: $12.00

Publisher: The Crime Club / Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.: 1944

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294635

Condition: Good


First edition. Lacks jacket. Lightly soiled, small spot on rear board. 1944 Hard Cover. 246 pp. 8vo. A classic example of 1940s crime noir. View more info

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King and Maxwell

By: Baldacci, David

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing: 2014

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2264501

ISBN: 1455521248

Condition: Good


1st printing. Spine creased, light general wear. 2014 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 440 pp. David Baldacci brings back Sean King and Michelle Maxwell--former Secret Service agents turned private investigators--in their most surprising, personal, and dangerous case ever... It seems at first like a simple, tragic story. Tyler Wingo, a teenage boy, learns the awful news that his father, a soldier, was killed in action in Afghanistan. Then the extraordinary happens: Tyler receives a communication from his father... after his supposed death. Tyler hires Sean and Mic... View more info

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Sherlock Holmes of Baker Street: A Life of the World's First Consulting Detective

By: Baring-Gould, William S.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Bramhall House: 1962

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2275150

Condition: Very Good


Book club edition. A bit smoky. 1962 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 336 pp. 8vo. This volume brings together for the first time every known fact that can be fully authenticated about the life of one of the world's most extraordinary men, and reveals much more about him that has not been heretofore generally known. From twenty years' research into every possible source, the author has written as definitive an account as could ever be assembled. View more info

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Sherlock Holmes of Baker Street: A Life of the World's First Consulting Detective

By: Baring-Gould, William S.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Bramhall House: 1962

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2299207

Condition: Good


Jacket lightly stained. 1962 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 336 pp. 8vo. This volume brings together for the first time every known fact that can be fully authenticated about the life of one of the world's most extraordinary men, and reveals much more about him that has not been heretofore generally known. From twenty years' research into every possible source, the author has written as definitive an account as could ever be assembled. View more info

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Out of Order

By: Benoit, Charles

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197675

ISBN: 1590582527

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 2006 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 234 pp. 8vo. At 27, Jason Talley of Corning, New York, leads an orderly life, precisely processing loans for a mortgage company. Its warmest spot is his friendship with Sriram Sundaram and his lively wife Vidya. One night Sriram secretly confides he's planning a trip home to India to visit his mother and asks Jason to hold her gift, a gorgeous red silk sari. The very next evening Jason arrives home to sirens and cops--Sriram and Vidya are dead. The cops call it a mu... View more info

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The Mystery at Lovers' Cave [Lover's] (The Modern Reprint Library Series)

By: Berkeley, Anthony

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Jacobsen Publishing Company, Inc.: 1927

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2072271

Condition: Very Good


Includes scarce original jacket with C.V. Farrow artwork - currently the only copy in the trade that includes it. Ink gift note date 4/7/31 on front endpaper, jacket edges rubbed with minor loss from corners. Good. 1927 Hard Cover. 273 pp. 8vo. Reissue of 1927 Simon & Schuster original. Title given as 'The Mystery at Lovers' Cave' on title page, but 'The Mystery at Lover's Cave' on cover and jacket. The first Roger Sheringham mystery novel, and among the earliest books by popular British crime writer Anthony Berkeley Cox, who wrote as Anthony Berkeley, Francis Iles, and A. Monmouth Platts. Ori... View more info

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The Capture of Paul Beck

By: Bodkin, McDonnell

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 1911

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287488

Condition: Good


First edition. No jacket. Front endpaper missing, large stain on frontispiece and tissue guard, rear hinge starting. 1911 Hard Cover. vii, 312 pp. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Matthias McDonnell Bodkin[1] (8 October 1850 – 7 June 1933) was an Irish nationalist politician and MP. in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and Anti-Parnellite representative for North Roscommon, 1892–95, a noted author, journalist and newspaper editor, and barrister, King's Counsel (K.C.) and County Court Judge for County Clare, 1907–24. Bodkin earned a place in the history of the detec... View more info

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The Troubled House (Red Badge Detective)

By: Booton, Kage

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company: 1958

Seller ID: 2294785

Condition: Good


No jacket. Spine edges rubbed, board corners rubbed, boards lightly soiled.ink note on front free endpaper. 1958 Hard Cover. 248 pp. The dead of night was a time of terror for Beth Bellamy at Sinister King House. Even before Beth Bellamy was offered the job of secretary to brooding, secretive novelist Stanley King, she had heard rumours that he was keeping his wife virtually a prisoner in his gloomy old house. But Beth discounted the ominous whispers and took the job anyway. View more info

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The Tin Roof Blowdown: A Dave Robicheaux Novel

By: Burke, James Lee

Price: $75.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 2007

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2277197

Condition: Fine


Signed by author without inscription. Publisher's insert and certificate of authenticity laid in. 2007 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 373, [1] pp. 8vo. Brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. In the waning days of summer, 2005, a storm with greater impact than the bomb that struck Hiroshima peels the face off southern Louisiana. This is the gruesome reality Iberia Parish Sheriff's Detective Dave Robicheaux discovers as he is deployed to New Orleans. As James Lee Burke's new novel, The Tin Roof B... View more info

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Black Mask Vol. XXVIII, No. 1, February, 1946 [Volume 28, Number I]

By: Burtis, Thomson; Clark, Dale; Stratton, Ted; Long, Julius; Rough, William; Phillips, Roland

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Fictioneers, Inc. / Popular Publications, Inc.: 1946

Seller ID: 2207289

Condition: Fair


Bottom edge of first and last section of pages and wrappers lightly stained, edges rubbed with a few small internal chips from spine, pages toned. 1946 Trade Paperback. 98 pp. A vintage issue of the popular and influential pulp magazine that catapulted the careers of writers such as Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler. Black Mask was also known for Rafael de Soto's iconic and colorful cover art. Includes: Deadline for Death by Thomson Burtis; Murder Lode by Dale Clark; Accounts Deceivable by Ted Stratton; Flowers for Flanagan by Julius Long; Shoot If You Must by William Rough; The Sentinel o... View more info

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The Hardway Diamonds Mystery

By: Burton, Miles

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Mystery League, Inc.: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2260248

Condition: Good


First edition. Bottom corner of rear half of pages and jacket spine lightly stained, jacket lightly toned. 1930 Hard Cover. 285 pp. A Scotland Yard safe-cracking mystery novel written pseudonymously by Cecil John Charles Street, who also wrote under the name John Rhode. View more info

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The Postman Always Rings Twice

By: Cain, James M.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Vintage Crime / Black Lizard / Vintage Books / Random House, Inc.: 1992

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2281352

ISBN: 0679723250

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing. Edges lightly rubbed. 1992 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 116, [4]. An amoral young tramp. A beautiful, sullen woman with an inconvenient husband. A problem that has only one grisly solution--a solution that only creates other problems that no one can ever solve. First published in 1934 and banned in Boston for its explosive mixture of violence and eroticism, The Postman Always Rings Twice is a classic of the roman noir. It established James M. Cain as a major novelist with an unsparing vision of America's bleak underside, and was acknowledged by A... View more info

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An Unexpected Move; or, For Love of a Lass (Magnet Detective Library No. 355)

By: Campbell, Scott

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York: Street & Smith:

Seller ID: 2174981

Condition: Fair


Edges rubbed with minor loss, rear wrapper replaced with cardstock, tape repair to spine, pages toned. 216, [2] pp. A detective novel published by Street & Smith, which specialized in dime novels and pulp fiction in the mid- to late- 19th and early 20th century. View more info

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It Walks by Night

By: Carr, John Dickson

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1930

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2292852

Condition: Near Fine


Reissue. Small internal chip from rear endpaper along hinge, minimal wear to jacket corners. 1930 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 328 pp. 8vo. Map of crime scene precedes text. A detective novel by the Golden Age mystery author who also wrote under the names Carter Dickson, Carr Dickson, and Roger Fairbairn. Carr was considered a master of the 'locked room' sub-genre. This is his first novel, and the first mystery to feature the detective Henri Bencolin. Carr wrote four more featuring Bencolin, all of which were locked room mysteries. View more info

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Three Detective Novels: The Arabian Nights Murder; The Burning Court; The Problem of the Wire Cage (3-in-1)

By: Carr, John Dickson

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1959

Seller ID: 2300615

Condition: Very Good


Jacket edges rubbed, rear jacket panel lightly soiled. 1959 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 508 pp. 8vo. Includes three complete novels: The Arabian Nights Murder, The Burning Court, and The Problem of the Wire Cage. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: John Dickson Carr (November 30, 1906–February 27, 1977) was an American author of detective stories, who also published under the pen names Carter Dickson, Carr Dickson and Roger Fairbairn. View more info

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A Mysterious Graft; or, The Man Who Spoke (New Magnet Library No. 1158 - Nick Carter Series)

By: Carter, Nicholas

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Street & Smith Corporation: 1903

Seller ID: 1953095

Condition: Good


Binding repaired, pages heavily toned with faint stains to base of first section of pages. 1903 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 209 pp., with numerous ads for various series preceding and following text. Color pictorial wrappers. One of numerous Nick Carter detective stories, which were first published in 1886, and remained popular through roughly 1950. View more info

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A Baffled Oath; or, The Cost of Deceit (New Magnet Library No. 1180 - Nick Carter Series)

By: Carter, Nicholas

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Street & Smith Corporation: 1905

Seller ID: 1953096

Condition: Good


Wrappers soiled & lightly creases, pages heavily toned. 1905 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 215 pp., with numerous ads for various series preceding and following text. Color pictorial wrappers. One of numerous Nick Carter detective stories, which were first published in 1886, and remained popular through roughly 1950. View more info

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In the Gloom of the Night; or, Nick Carter, Man of Might (New Magnet Library No. 1147 - Nick Carter Series)

By: Carter, Nicholas

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Street & Smith Corporation: 1903

Seller ID: 1953097

Condition: Good


Wrappers soiled with light stain on rear corner, pages heavily toned. 1903 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 223 pp., with numerous ads for various series preceding and following text. Color pictorial wrappers. One of numerous Nick Carter detective stories, which were first published in 1886, and remained popular through roughly 1950. View more info

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The Mystic Diagram (Magnet Detective Library No. 348)

By: Carter, Nicholas

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Street & Smith:

Seller ID: 2174982

Condition: Good


Wrappers creased, pages toned. We have more books available by this author!. 213, [1] pp. A detective novel published by Street & Smith, which specialized in dime novels and pulp fiction in the mid- to late- 19th and early 20th century. View more info

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The Lady in the Lake

By: Chandler, Raymond

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Vintage: 1988

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2299211

ISBN: 0394758250

Condition: Good


1st printing. Rubbed. 1988 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. In The Lady in the Lake, hardboiled crime fiction master Raymond Chandler brings us the story of a couple of missing wives—one a rich man's and one a poor man's—who have become the objects of Philip Marlowe's investigation. One of them may have gotten a Mexican divorce and married a gigolo and the other may be dead. Marlowe's not sure he cares about either one, but he's not paid to care. View more info

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Farewell, My Lovely: A Philip Marlowe Mystery

By: Chandler, Raymond

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Ballantine: 1975

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2299299

ISBN: 034524611X

Condition: Very Good


5th printing. Lightly rubbed. 1975 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Farewell My Lovely, Raymond Chandler's second novel in the Philip Marlowe series, transcends the genre it helped to create, and is now viewed by many as literature and as social criticism. View more info

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Trouble is My Business

By: Chandler, Raymond

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Ballantine: 1980

Seller ID: 2299300

ISBN: 0345288629

Condition: Good


Wrappers rubbed. 1980 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. A collection of four short stories featuring Chandler's most famous detective Philip Marlowe. View more info

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The High Window (Philip Marlowe)

By: Chandler, Raymond

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Vintage: 1976

Seller ID: 2301318

ISBN: 0394721411

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed. 1976 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. A wealthy Pasadena widow with a mean streak, a missing daughter-in-law with a past, and a gold coin worth a small fortune, the elements don't quite add up until Marlowe discovers evidence of murder, rape, blackmail, and the worst kind of human exploitation. View more info

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Killer in the Rain (A Fingerprint Book)

By: Chandler, Raymond; Durham, Philip

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton: 1964

Seller ID: 2294620

ISBN: 0241019257

Condition: Near Fine


Half inch tear along top edge of rear jacket panel, front jacket flap price-clipped. 1964 Hard Cover. xi, 332 pp. Killer in the Rain collects together eight classic short stories by Raymond Chandler. It was in the pulp detective magazines of the 1930s that Raymond Chandler's definitive take on the hard-boiled detective story first appeared. Here then, from the well-thumbed pages of 'Black Mask' and 'Dime Detective Magazine', are eight of his finest stories including 'The Man Who Liked Dogs', 'The Lady in the Lake' and 'Bay City Blues'. Sharper than a hoodlum's switchblade, more exciting than a... View more info

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The Raymond Chandler Omnibus: The Big Sleep, Farewell My Lovely, The High Window, The Lady in the Lake

By: Chandler, Raymond; Powell, Lawrence Clark

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1964

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2277468

Condition: Good


First collected edition. Lacks jacket. Spine toned, boards faintly soiled, ink name on front endpaper. 1964 Hard Cover. 625, [1] pp. 8vo. Four mysteries by the author known for his hard boiled detective stories, several of which inspired films. View more info

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The A.B.C. Murders: A New Poirot Mystery [Hercule]

By: Christie, Agatha

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1936

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2275039

Condition: Good


Reissue. Hinges loosening, loss from jacket corners. 1936 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 306, [4] pp. 8vo. A is for Mrs. Ascher in Andover, B is for Betty Barnard in Bexhill, C is for Sir Carmichael Clarke in Churston. With each murder, the killer is getting more confident—but leaving a trail of deliberate clues to taunt the proud Hercule Poirot might just prove to be the first, and fatal, mistake. View more info

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Curtain

By: Christie, Agatha

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company: 1975

Edition: 6th Printing

Seller ID: 2295958

ISBN: 0396071910

Condition: Very Good


Sixth printing. Tape on boards, tape repair on jacket spine base. 1975 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 238 pp. The novel features Hercule Poirot and Arthur Hastings in their final appearances in Christie's works. It is a country house novel, with all the characters and the murder set in one house. Not only does the novel return the characters to the setting of her first, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, but it reunites Poirot and Hastings, who last appeared together in Dumb Witness in 1937. It was adapted for television in 2013. It is the last novel published by Ch... View more info

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The Murder at the Vicarage (A Mercury Mystery)

By: Christie, Agatha

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The American Mercury, Inc.: 1930

Seller ID: 2297524

Condition: Good


One inch tear along spine base and rear wrapper, wrappers rubbed, ink marks on front wrapper, ink gift note on title page. 1930 Soft Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 126 pp. The Murder at the Vicarage is Agatha Christie’s first mystery to feature the beloved investigator Miss Marple—as a dead body in a clergyman’s study proves to the indomitable sleuth that no place, holy or otherwise, is a sanctuary from homicide. Miss Marple encounters a compelling murder mystery in the sleepy little village of St. Mary Mead, where under the seemingly peaceful exterior of an English... View more info

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The Complete Miss Marple Short Stories

By: Christie, Agatha; Duffy, Stella

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Folio Society: 2003

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2294344

Condition: Near Fine


4th printing. Includes publisher's slipcase. An exceptional copy. 2003 Hard Cover. xv, [1], 296, [4] pp. 8vo. Introduction by Stella Duffy, illustrations by Christopher Brown. Includes: The Tuesday Night Club; The Idol House of Astarte; Ingots of Gold; The Bloodstained Pavement; Motive v. Opportunity; The Thumb Mark of St. Peter; The Blue Geranium; The Companion; The Four Suspects; A Christmas Tragedy; The Herb of Death; The Affair at the Bungalow; Death by Drowning; Miss Marple Tells a Story; Strange Jest; Tape-Measure Murder; The Case of the Caretaker; The Case of the Perfect Maid; Sanctuary... View more info