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Death in the Loch

By: Muir, Thomas

Price: $75.00 USD

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co., Ltd.:

Seller ID: 012856

Condition: Good


First free endpaper removed, which marks it as having come from a reader/collector of 50's mysteries. Clean and sound. No date. The protagonist, a marine biologist, gets a call from an old Navy buddy to come for a fortnight; "There is something of a mystery up here at the moment which I'd like to talk over with you. I can't discuss it in a letter...." Black cloth on boards. 232 pp. View more info

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Exit a Dictator

By: Oppenheim, E. Phillips

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: New York, P.F. Collier & Son Corp.: 1939

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 010790

Condition: Near Fine


Red cloth on boards. No writing or damage. Exceptionally clean. Alexander, head of a movement to bring a more conservative government to Russia teams up with Anna, his spy love, to defeat the Soviet headman's gang of thugs. 315 pp. View more info

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Sir Adam Disappeared

By: Oppenheim, E. Phillips

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: New York, P. F. Collier & Son Corp.: 1939

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 010791

Condition: Very Good


Red cloth on boards. No writing. Faint foxing freckles on front edges only. Sir Adam Blockton owns a bank, thanks to his father. Some say Sir Adam refuses to incorporate so that he won't have to issue a balance sheet. When a corpse is found in the bank and the vault is discovered empty, someone has questions to answer. By the way - where is Sir Adam, anyway ? 333 pp. View more info

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Hugger-Mugger in the Louvre; A Homer Evans Murder Mystery

By: Paul, Elliot

Price: $100.00 USD

Publisher: London, Nicholson and Watson: 1949

Seller ID: 004183

Condition: Very Good


Original blue cloth on boards. Spine faded. Another gruesome case for Homer Evans. Fascinating, wordy chapter titles; In Which Some of the Findings are Pickled While Others are Not, e.g. A gutter strain at pp. 112-113 lightly glued to reinforce. No other damage and no writing. 302 pp. View more info

A Brush with Death

By: Pim, Sheila

Price: $30.00 USD

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012857

Condition: Good


One of several mysteries from the 50's we've recently listed with DJ flaps taped inside and first free endpaper gone. Clean and sound otherwise. The fourth novel by this author, set in the art world of Dublin with an excursion into the countryside. Red cloth on boards. 252 pp. View more info

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Bucholz and the Detectives

By: Pinkerton, Allan

Price: $50.00 USD

Publisher: New York, G. W. Dillingham Co.: 1908

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 011214

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Grey cloth on boards. Gift note dated 1919. Cenral theme is the murder of Emerence Bauer, which is followed by a robbery and the death of Henry Schulte. The story plods along, with one murderer ensconced in his cell for life. 341 pp. Two tiny spots on back cover. View more info

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Mystery of Mr. Jessop; A Clue Club Mystery

By: Punshon, E. R.

Price: $50.00 USD

Publisher: New York, Hillman-Curl, Inc.: 1937

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 010220

Condition: Good


Orange cloth on boards. Heavily faded with normal hand soil. 19 date stamps from local lending library-bookstore. Sergeant Bobby Owen pierces the fog ! 320 pp. View more info

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The Big Midget Murders; A Midnite Mystery

By: Rice, Craig

Price: $10.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., Books, Inc.: 1945

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 001406

Condition: Very Good


Original black cloth on boards. No DJ. Interior clean. Very light spotting on front cover. 365 pp. View more info

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Trial By Fury

By: Rice, Craig

Price: $50.00 USD

Publisher: Cleveland , OH, World Publishing Co.: 1942

Edition: First Tower Edition.

Seller ID: 011649

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Blue cloth on boards. DJ missing bottom of spine. Two doctor's office stamps. The janitor shows a fast-talking couple around the courthouse, when all they came for is a fishing license. Ex-Senator Peveney nodded and puffed up the stairs, unaware that he would soon be the center of attention. 305 pp. View more info

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Center of the Web; A Dramatic Tale of Peter Stanleigh's Adventures in Germany's School for Spies

By: Roberts, Katharine

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Sun Dial Press: 1943

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 007471

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original red cloth on boards. DJ has several tears taped inside. A trained amateur in intelligence work is sent to the house on Harmony Street where the notorious Fraulein Doktor, head of the German espionage service, holds forth. 292 pp. View more info

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Judicial Body

By: Scherf, Margaret

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday & Co, Inc.: 1957

Edition: First Edition Stated

Seller ID: 012723

Condition: Very Good


A judge attends a party, unconsciously avoids a poisoned tidbit, and is shocked when another judge apparently doesn't. And what about the missing girl ? Better than average. 190 pp. View more info

The Gun in Daniel Webster's Bust

By: Scherf, Margaret

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday & Co, Inc.: 1949

Edition: First Edition Stated

Seller ID: 012859

Condition: Good Plus


Crime Club Selection. Black cloth on boards. First free endpaper missing. No writing or other damage. Appears to be the first of a comic mystery series set in the Lentement Decorating Shop. The owner is Emily, a painter. Henry, her assistant, has sworn off women. Cornelia, "a picturesque failure," and her husband, James, who brushes his teeth thrice a day, round out the cast. A tale of humor and homicide. 218 pp. View more info

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The House of Fear

By: Service, Robert W.

Price: $145.00 USD

Publisher: London, Ernest Benn Limited: 1930

Edition: Third Impression

Seller ID: 004900

Condition: Good Plus


Original bright red cloth lettered in black. Benn's Three & Sixpenny Library. Spine faded and "folded." (See photo) Previous owner's name label. No synopsis found. This title was used both before and after Service used it, notably by Doyle in one of his Sherlock stories. Unusual Apology for references to Lord Strathbogie is undersigned (in print) by Service and four different publishers, stating that no further copies containing that name are to be printed ( Dated June, 1932). Begins with the Hon. Peter MacBeth, ingloriously drunk, at daybreak in Paris. It gets interesting on the... View more info

Out, Damned Tot

By: Spain, Nancy

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012846

Condition: Good


Black cloth on boards. Second free endpaper excised. Book shop stamp. Set in the island of Manya, a colony of Schizo-Phrenia, this novel at least gives fair warning of what might transpire. A children's author is murdered, but nobody cares. So ends the reading. 224 pp. View more info

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World's Great Spy Stories

By: Starrett, Vincent (Ed.)

Price: $50.00 USD

Publisher: New York, World Publishing Co.: 1944

Edition: Forum Books Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 010780

Condition: Good Plus


Dark blue cloth on boards. From a large recent purchase from a man who marked his books with his initials only. Wartime text is tanned and rumpled. Spine is creased but holding together well. 25 stories, some by Pearl Buck and Stephen Leacock as well as others known for spy stories. 445 scary pages. View more info

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The Lady Lost Her Head

By: Stokes, Manning Lee

Price: $150.00 USD

Publisher: USA, Phoenix Press: 1950

Edition: First Edition (No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 008911

Condition: Good to Very Good


Original dark green cloth on boards. Minor foxing. A comic-book writer wakes in the middle of a New York heat wave to discover a corpse beside him. Portion of DJ flap glued inside back cover. 233 pp. View more info

The Man Who Had Too Much to Lose

By: Stone, Hampton

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1955

Edition: First Printing Stated.

Seller ID: 012852

Condition: Good Plus


Red cloth backed in green cloth on boards. Another mystery from the 50's with DJ flaps taped inside and first free endpaper clipped by one of our suppliers. An Inner Sanctum Mystery. Protagonist is an Assistant District Attorney, who is soon to introduce the reader to a nasty, far overweight man who claims he was poisoned. The fat man's secretary is distractingly beautiful. 236 pp. View more info

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The Vanity Box

By: Stuyvesant, Alice (Alice Muriel Williamson)

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, The Musson Book Company, Limited:

Seller ID: 004682

Condition: Fair to Good


Original blue cloth with vanity box motif in gold on boards. Lady Hereward is found dead, shot in the throat. Both hinges cracked and glued. Previous owner's name in light pencil. 319 pp. View more info

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The Gigantic Shadow

By: Symons, Julian

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: London, Collins, for the Crime Club: 1961

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 002948

Condition: Very Good


Original bright red cloth on boards. Green DJ. No faults. 7/6 price tag states "First Cheap Edition." A TV host rattles some of his guest's closet skeletons a little too vigorously, The guest rattles back. 192 pp. View more info

Blood on the Knight

By: Thayer, Lee

Price: $25.00 USD

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead, and Co.: 1952

Seller ID: 012843

Condition: Good


One of more than 60 novels by Rmma Redington Lee Thayer. Published in 1952, it features red-haired detective Peter Clancy and Wiggar, his valet. No information on the story. First free endpaper is missing. Half-title has small ink scribble. 240 pp. View more info