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The Top Boot

By: Kennedy, Milward

Price: $75.00 USD

Publisher: London, Robert Hale, Limited: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012855

Condition: Good Plus


Black cloth on boards. First free endpaper removed. Protagonist is a Canadian Mountie sent to England to identify a body. The showdown takes place at the"Top Boot," a London nightclub. This book came to us minus the first free endpaper, as did several others recently listed. 256 pp. View more info

They're Going to Kill Me

By: Knight, Kathleen Moore

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Garden City, N. Y., Doubleday & Co, Inc.: 1955

Edition: First Edition Stated

Seller ID: 012867

Condition: Good Plus


Grey cloth on boards. First edition stated. DJ flap taped inside. First free endpaper removed. No wonder Lance Hardy disappeared, for his Korean War buddies vowed revenge and the police suspected him of murder. His fiancee just wanted to find him. 186 pp. Back cover grubby. View more info

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The Incongruous Spy: Two Novels of Suspense - Call for the Dead and A Murder of Quality

By: Le Carre, John

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., Walker and Company: 1964

Edition: Fourth Printing

Seller ID: 008479

Condition: Very Good


Original black cloth on boards. DJ price-clipped. Call for the Dead, written in 1961, was the author's first novel. It introduces Smiley as an antiBond figure. A Murder of Quality begins with a letter from a magazine editor, one of whose readers believes her husband plans to kill her. By the the time smiley gets there, she is dead. This is Le Carre's second novel. 190 pp. View more info

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The Intriguers

By: Le Queux, William

Price: $25.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., The Macaulay Company: 1921

Edition: First (No additional printings)

Seller ID: 008493

Condition: Very Good


Original dark green cloth with red titles on boards. Copyright 1921. Apparently, this author is noted for his mysteries, numbering over 150 and dealing with international intrigue. Unfortunately, I could find no reviews of this one. Previous owner's name in light pencil. Page edges tanning. 319 pp. View more info

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The Dangerous Game

By: Le Queux, William

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Cleveland, OH, Goldsmith Publishing Co.:

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 008682

Condition: Good


Original green cloth showing steam yacht on boards. A novelist who is also a spy meets another spy. Title in Britain is Hidden Hands. No writing. Front hinge lightly cracked, so glued. 314 pp. View more info

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The Black Piano

By: Little, Constance and Gwyneth

Price: $22.00 USD

Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday & Co, Inc.: 1948

Seller ID: 003333

Condition: Good Plus


Original black cloth on boards. Published for the Crime Club. Front free endpaper missing. Previous owner's name. Clipped flap from DJ taped inside front cover. Book is heavily cocked. 192 pp. View more info

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The Black Shrouds

By: Little, Constance and Gwyneth

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., Triangle Books: 1942

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 004849

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original grey cloth with reading skeleton on boards. The protagonist, Diana Prescott, has fled from her domineering father to New York, where she hopes to become an actress. The daughter of the owner of her boarding house has similar ambitions, so they become friends. When Diana recognizes a young visitor as an employee of her father's, she assume he was sent to bring her back home. But things get complicated when the bodies start to appear....278 pp. View more info

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The Monk of Hambleton

By: Livingston, Armstrong

Price: $35.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., Rae D. Henkle Co, Inc.: 1928

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 004175

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original black cloth lettered in bright red on boards. Previous owner's name. A rather unusual mystery, beginning with a strike at a tannery. Another challenge for Detective Peter Creighton. Untrimmed front and foot. 318 pp. View more info

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The Polferry Mystery

By: Mac Donald, Philip

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: London, Crime Club, Ltd./Collins, Ltd.: 1934

Edition: Seventh Impression

Seller ID: 011470

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Colonel Gethryn nearly meets his Waterloo in this one ! Three friends are smoking and drinking together when one of them discovers his wife's been murdered. Four other people in the house become suspects until two of them also end up dead ! Originally published as "The Choice" and recently as "The Polferry Riddle". Black cloth on boards. 249 pp. View more info

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Smugglers Cove

By: Macdonald, Marianne

Price: $30.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, Macmillan Co. Of Canada: 1960

Seller ID: 004200

Condition: Good


Original green cloth on boards. Black markouts inside cover. Rear endpaper missing. Clear plastic wrapper over DJ. Serious gutter strain at pp. 120-121 glued to reinforce. 208 pp. Imaginative plot involves two juveniles who are used to riding horses, but are faced with a summer away from the stables. They discover that there are horses in New Brunswick, too ! 208 pp. View more info

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Persons Unknown; An Exercise in Detection

By: MacDonald, Philip

Price: $100.00 USD

Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday Doran & Co. For The Crime Club, Inc.: 1931

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 002297

Condition: Good Plus


Original black cloth with red lettering and design on boards. DJ missing a 2-inch piece at head of spine, and is generally hand-soiled. Text age-toned and edges foxed, but otherwise clean and readable. "A mystery story that places you in a position of complete equality with the detective." Binding sound. 281 pp. plus ads inside DJ. View more info

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Death at the Bar; A Crime Club Novel

By: Marsh, Ngaio

Price: $1,750.00 USD

Publisher: London, Collins: 1940

Seller ID: 005592

Condition: Near Fine


Original bright red cloth on boards. Book has no writing or damage. DJ missing small bits of word "at" on front cover and word "death" at head of backstrip. DJ torn 2 inches at bottoms of both joints and across upper right corner. Not repaired. Original price 8/3 on lower flap. Eight friends usually get together for darts, but tonight they join in an experiment, following which one of the party is no longer able to play. 284 pp. plus ads. Tiny bookshop sticker. View more info

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The Mystery of the Pay-Snatchers

By: Martin, Robert

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd.: 1963

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 004559

Condition: Very Good


Original green paper boards lettered in black. DJ has several tears repaired inside. Was this an ordinary robbery, or was there something more behind it ? After all, there was something unusual.... 176 pp. View more info

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The House of the Arrow

By: Mason, A.E.W.

Price: $30.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., George H. Doran: 1924

Seller ID: 001633

Condition: Very Good


Original brown cloth on boards. No DJ. Believed First Edition. Copyright 1924 by Doran, and diamond-shaped symbol bottom of title page. Solicitors go to Monsieur Hanaud for help in solving the mystery. They don't make them like this anymore. 311 pp. View more info

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The Washington Legation Murders; Captain North's Ninth Case

By: Mason, Van Wyck

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., Triangle Books: 1941

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 004519

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original dark blue cloth on boards. DJ (worth the price of the book) has small price tag removal scar and one small head tear. Name blacked out on first free endpaper. No other writing or damage. Captain North works for U.S. Military Intelligence, in preventing the theft of military secrets. Murder sends him on another challenging case. 306 pp. View more info

"2.L.O." (Scotland Yard Mystery Library)

By: Masterman, Walter S.

Price: $25.00 USD

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

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 007258

Condition: Good


Original red cloth on boards. Previous owner's name. Cover faded. Odd spots throughout, but easily readable and holding together quite well. This aged series is surprisingly riveting, threatening to lure me into reading fiction again. Title of this one is a reference to a BBC Radio station opened in London in 1922. 251 pp. View more info

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The Other Bullet

By: Mavity, Nancy Barr

Price: $75.00 USD

Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, Doran/Crime Club, Inc.: 1930

Edition: First Edition Stated

Seller ID: 008702

Condition: Very Good


Original black cloth lettered and decorated in red on boards. Price-clipped DJ lightly edge-worn. Peter Piper takes his new bride on a vacation far away from newspapers. On the first day, a neighbouring rancher is shot. By his side is a woman with a smoking revolver from which two shots were fired. However, there are three bullets in the room. 322 pp. View more info

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The Deadly Truth

By: McCloy, Helen

Price: $65.00 USD

Publisher: New York, William Morrow and Company: 1941

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 010217

Condition: Good Plus


Green cloth on boards. 14 date stamps from local lending library and bookstore. Cover shows normal wear and soil. Claudia Bethune brought it on herself. After inviting relatives and friends to her place she spikes their drinks with "truth serum." At four o'clock the next morning she is still at the table, alone and quite dead. 278 pp. View more info

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The Dark Square

By: Meynell, Lawrence W.

Price: $25.00 USD

Publisher: London, Collins: 1941

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 002733

Condition: Good


Original maroon cloth on boards. Minor ink scribbles not affecting text, and a few crinkled edges. Set in the Balkan state of Turbany before the Nazi invasion, the hero rescues a local girl from an Axis agent, and.... 252 pp. View more info

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Every Man for Himself

By: Moorhouse, Hopkins

Price: $18.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, The Musson Book Company Ltd.: 1920

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 003441

Condition: Good Plus


Original brown cloth with black lettering on boards. Previous owner's name. Small cover spot. A crime novel set in Toronto by a Winnipeg author; his second, after Deep Furrows. 342 pp. View more info