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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

Condition: Very Good


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

The Lights That Did Not Fail

By: Annesley, Michael

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Stanley Paul and Co., Ltd.:

Seller ID: 012844

Condition: Good


Black cloth on boards. First free endpaper missing. Lawrence Fenton, head of Britain's Secret Service, is asked to help form an anti-communist Northern League. His main adversary is Dr. Hardnauth, resident leader of the Communists. It comes out right in the end with the help of Olaf Strand and his Scandinavian patriots. This copy has minor spine wear, but is clean and odour free. 252 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

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


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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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

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


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

The Man Who Walked Like a Dancer

By: Brennan, Robert

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Rich and Cowan: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012891

Condition: Good Plus


"Of course it was because the last man he had been speaking to was an Irishman, that it was an Irish song he was singing, 'Believe me, if all those endearing young charms, which I gaze on.' Which I gaze on. They said I had not gazed on a woman whse body was bloody and dead. Under a tree in the electric light. Dead and bloody and foully murdered. In the light of the silvery moon. 'Which I gaze on so fondly today - ' Red cloth on boards. First free endpaper removed. 19... View more info

Exit in Green

By: Brett, Martin

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead, and Co.: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012851

Condition: Good


First free endpaper removed. DJ flap taped inside. One rumpled edge, not affecting readability. Red Badge Detective. 256 pp. 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

Condition: Good to Very Good


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

Crime at Cape Folly

By: Browning, Sterry

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Clerke and Cockeran: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012866

Condition: Good Plus


Green cloth on boards. First free endpaper removed. No other damage and no writing. Sterry Browning is one of several aliases of Leonard Gribble. No review found. 223 pp. 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

Condition: Very Good


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

Condition: Very Good


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

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


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

Trouble on Tuesday

By: Carver, Stewart

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Andrew Melrose Ltd.: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012854

Condition: Very Good


Red cloth on boards. International forgery and smuggling are the special attractions of this fast-moving novel. DJ flaps taped inside. 208 pp. 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

Condition: Good Plus


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

Condition: Good


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

Condition: Very Good


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

Condition: Good


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

Condition: Very Good


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

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Pray Silence

By: Coles, Manning

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton, Limited: 1940

Edition: First Printed 1940

Seller ID: 006710

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original blue cloth on boards. Corner and joint wear. Follows the very successful "Drink to Yesterday." Alternate title is A Toast to Tomorrow. Tommy Hambledon, the professor-spy, washes back to shore, but struggles with amnesia. 287 pp. View more info

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Jezebel's Daughter; Works of Wilkie Collins, Vol. 27

By: Collins, Wilkie

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Peter Fenelon Collier:

Seller ID: 010370

Condition: Good


Green cloth on boards. Finger pull damage head of spine. Previous owner's name. Hinges lightly cracked. Published 1880 after, but not as sequel to, The Fallen Leaves. A sinister widow uses her dead husband's poisons to control the lives of those around her. 416 pp. View more info

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The Law and the Lady; Works of Wilkie Collins, Vol. 5

By: Collins, Wilkie

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Peter Fenelon Collier:

Seller ID: 010372

Condition: Good


Green cloth on boards. previous owner's name. Missing first free endpaper. Short split to front joint. Another offering from the works of a close associate of Charles Dickens. Her new husband has been using a false name, which gives her doubts about his past. She learns he has been on trial for the murder of his first wife. Can the bride succeed in proving him innocent ? 559 pp. View more info