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Target for Murder

By: -Fox, Charles K.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Company: 1943

Edition: First Edition (No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 011665


Salmon cloth on boards. Very clean. No writing or damage. DJ chipped head and foot of spine, taped inside to prevent loss. Detective for insurance company meets daffy, manipulative babe who claims her jewels were stolen. Every five minutes they have a drink. Out of nowhere someone starts shooting arrows. I give up. 217 pp. View more info

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Operation Homicide

By: Adams, Elihu

Price: $30.00

Publisher: N.Y., M.S. Mill Co., Inc.: 1947

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 007567


Original brown cloth on boards. Unclipped DJ taped inside and missing small bit at head of spine. Previous owner's bookplate. A history professor, a returned soldier, and the Chief of Police make up the leading cast in this puzzling murder mystery. 245 pp. View more info

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Case for Mr. Fortune

By: Bailey, H.C.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Toronto, Doubleday, Doran, & Co. (Canada): 1932

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 008386


Original black cloth on boards. For the Crime Club, Inc. First free endpaper removed. No writing. Eight stories in this volume: The Greek Play, The Mountain Meadow, the Pair of Spectacles, The Bunch of Grapes, The Sported Oak, The Oak Gall, The Little Dog, and The Walrus Ivory. 308 pp. View more info

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Find the Lady

By: Barnett, Glyn

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd.: 1946

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 007751


Original black cloth on boards. No writing or damage. Date and edition supplied from internet. Mrs. Drew hasn't been home for several days. Both her maid and her husband don't know where she is. Anonymous postcards keep arriving at the police station until finally, the case is turned over to Inspector Gramport. 218 pp. View more info

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The Corpse on the Bridge

By: Barry, Charles

Price: $15.00

Publisher: N.Y., McKinlay, Stone, and Mackenzie: 1928

Edition: Fourth Printing

Seller ID: 007255


Original red cloth on boards. A funny thing happened in the bookstore. I saw the previous owner's name scrawled in pencil and judged him to be of low-average intelligence. I wondered what had led him to buy this book, and to read it, presumably. I've told lots of people that I never read fiction since there are so many non-fiction books I want to read in the limited time I have allowed in my schedule. Out of pure curiosity I started to read, and soon came to the ter... View more info

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I Did Not Kill Osborne

By: Bridges, Victor

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Penn Publishing Company: 1934

Edition: First

Seller ID: 009438


Brown cloth on boards. Fairville Book & Music Shop stamps and library evidence. Previous owner's bookplate. Still very clean and sound. A clipping from the DJ pasted inside the front cover reveals that a brilliant young sculptor is being tried for murder. Although he is freed of the charges, the case still haunts him. He vows to clear up the case and find the lost formula that started it all. An attractive woman is involved, too. Endpaper notes. 301 pp. View more info

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Corpse Without Flesh

By: Bruce, George

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London, Herbert Jenkins, Limited: 1938

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 007233


Original bright red cloth bordered in black on boards. No writing. Edges only foxed. "The charred bones of a man's body were found in an air-tight cellar; and a million dollars hung in the balance. The macabre discovery presented to Nichols a problem such as only his ultra-scientific friend Dr. Lawson could unravel, and involved them both in an adventure as breath-taking as it was surprising." Preface. 252 pp. plus ads. (Structurally Very Good, but demoted du... View more info

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The Snare of Circumstance

By: Buckley, Edith E.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, The Musson Book Company Ltd.: 1910

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 009717


Dark blue cloth on boards. No writing or damage. No information found on book or author. Antagonist seems to be a male reporter, Mr. Bliss, who receives a personal request to re-open a murder case he had covered two years earlier. A promise of twenty thousand dollars if he brings the criminal to justice succeeds in gaining his attention, and his involvement. 367 pp. View more info

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No Diamonds for a Doll

By: Cagney, Peter

Price: $20.00

Publisher: N.Y., Roy Publishers: 1961

Seller ID: 001491


Original red cloth on boards. No DJ. Foxed edges its only fault. A Mike Strang mystery of murder for money, with the required distractions of sex and family devotion. Which widow is which? Only one other copy on this site. 192 pp. View more info

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The Shadow of a Crime

By: Caine, Hall

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, The Mershon Company:

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 009425


Red cloth on boards. Lovely art deco cover marred only by two shalllow 1 inch scrapes - one to the lower front joint and the other to the top rear edge. No writing and no date. Text block browning. 335 pp. Billed as a romance novel, this story is centred largely on the ancient practice of execution by weight. View more info

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The Simple Art of Murder

By: Chandler, Raymond

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Montreal, Pocket Books of Canada, Ltd.: 1953

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 011526


Softcover pocket book, lightly dished. 194 pp. View more info

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Figure It Out for Yourself

By: Chase, James Hadley (R.B. Raymond)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Robert Hale Limited: 1950

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 005870


Original black cloth on boards. One of many mysteries by this London-born author. The detective tells the story in first person. 256 pp. View more info

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Killing Comes Easy

By: Chester, Peter (Peter Chambers)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: N.Y., Roy Publishers: 1958

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 005463


Original red cloth on boards. Price-clipped DJ nearly perfect. When the pianist of a small dance band was murdered, several people, including John Preston, wondered what the motive was. Preston managed to interview a girl from the club, but is left with more questions than answers. 192 pp. View more info

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Power on the Scent

By: Clandon, Henrietta

Price: $22.00

Publisher: London, Geoffrey Bles: 1937

Edition: First(First Published 1937)

Seller ID: 010219


Red cloth on boards. Spine titles faded out. 9 date stamps from local lending library bookshop. "Mr. Power, the brilliant young detective who was called in by the next-of-kin might have been pardoned for imagining that the most important clue was a white rose." - Piece of DJ glued in. View more info

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Drink to Yesterday

By: Coles, Manning

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Toronto, Musson Book Company, Ltd.: 1944

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 006609


Original mustard cloth on boards. Unclipped DJ chipped head and foot of spine. One gutter strain glued to prevent further damage. A British boy who is adept in languages dreams of fighting in WWI even though his family is against it. Not only does he get into it, he becomes a valuable agent among the enemy themselves. Full of "Britishisms" but easy enough to follow - if one stays alert ! Surprise ending ! 251 pp. View more info