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The Lights That Did Not Fail

By: Annesley, Michael

Price: $50.00 USD

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 USD

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 USD

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 term, "costermonger." Since I didn't know the term, I told myself I might look it up later. The author then described G... View more info

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Exit in Green

By: Brett, Martin

Price: $25.00 USD

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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Crime at Cape Folly

By: Browning, Sterry

Price: $20.00 USD

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 USD

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 USD

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 USD

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

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Trouble on Tuesday

By: Carver, Stewart

Price: $15.00 USD

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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Killing Comes Easy

By: Chester, Peter (Peter Chambers)

Price: $35.00 USD

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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Drink to Yesterday

By: Coles, Manning

Price: $17.00 USD

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 USD

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 USD

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 USD

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

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The Dead Secret

By: Collins, Wilkie

Price: $100.00 USD

Publisher: London, R.E. King & Co.:

Seller ID: 012203

Condition: Good


Red cloth on boards. Cocked and hinges cracked. No date. No other copies found by this publisher. 316 pp. Might be in Clearance Library Series, 1901, as identified in internet listing. View more info

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The Moot Point

By: De Polnay, Peter

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co., Ltd.: 1949

Seller ID: 012858

Condition: Good Plus


Green cloth on boards. The only fault is missing first free endpaper. Clean and sound. No reviews found. The Red House is a seaside hotel with four permanent residents. Mr. Haxton seems to be curiously inquisitive about Eileen, the deaf daughter of the owner, Mrs. Hughes. It's no great surprise when Mrs. Hughes turns up dead, for she was mean. Descriptions of the characters and their lives together are humorously real. I don't read fiction, but I think I would enjoy reading this book. 208 pp. View more info

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Unsolved New Brunswick Murders

By: Dearborn, Dorothy

Price: $22.00 USD

Publisher: Saint John, N.B., Neptune: 1993

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed By Author

Seller ID: 011301

Condition: Very Good


Original pictorial grey trade paperback. Very good. Ten chapters on nine New Brunswick murders - all unsolved. 121 pp. View more info

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Death By Design

By: Derleth, August

Price: $40.00 USD

Publisher: Halifax, Arcadia House: 1953

Edition: First

Seller ID: 012845

Condition: Good Plus


Another of those mysteries from the 50's in current demand. DJ flap taped inside tells the unbelievable story of Dave Barden, who tried to hang himself. Shortly after, he was found dead. Moira Bishop did not jump to conclusions, but sought help from August Sperleth, who turned up the guilty party. First free endpaper excised. 220 pp. View more info

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

By: Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1944

Edition: Conan Doyle Uniform Edition

Seller ID: 010746

Condition: Good to Very Good


Red cloth on boards. DJ missing 1 1/2 inch strip across lower bottom of reverse, extending across base of spine and for a length of 1 1/2 inches into obverse. Twelve stories: A Scandal in Bohemia; The Red-Headed League; A Case of Identity; The Boscombe Valley Mystery; The Five Orange Pips; The Man with the Twisted Lip; The Blue Carbuncle; The Speckled Band; The Engineer's Thumb; The Noble Bachelor; The Beryl Coronet; and The Copper Beeches. 344 pp. View more info

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70,000 Witnesses; A Football Mystery

By: Fitzsimmons, Cortland

Price: $22.00 USD

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1931

Edition: Second Printing Before Publication

Seller ID: 010213

Condition: Good


Red cloth lettered in black on boards. It's a big game between University and State College. The score is tied at the start of the third quarter. When Demuth, the ball carrier for State, collapses as he is hauled down in the end zone, bedlam ensues. Demuth doesn't get up. So ends the first chapter, which the reader must fathom by the broadcaster's arcane commentary. The book itself has seen some rough treatment, too, for there are 21 date stamps from a local lending library. The cover looks as though it had been at the bottom of a pileup, for it has a small ding at thebottom edge and is... View more info