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Wall of Glass

By: Satterthwait, Walter

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: (c.1987)

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 21491

ISBN: 0-312-01530-5

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight clean copy (NO remainder mark), appears unread; no significant wear to either book; jacket has tiny abrasion at top front hinge, otherwise flawless]. The author's first novel, set in Santa Fe, New Mexico, introduced the character of P.I. Jonathan Croft, who featured in five subsequent books. View more info

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No Human Involved [*SIGNED*]

By: Seranella, Barbara

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 14409

ISBN: 0-312-15614-6

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[spine turned, but only significant wear is minor bumping at base of spine; jacket shows a little handling wear]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the title page. The author's debut novel, set in Venice Beach, California, in the 1970s, and involving "a cast of delightfully unique characters whose lives intertwine during one of America's most colorful decades." Signed by Author View more info

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City of Angels

By: Shagan, Steve

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: (c.1975)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9150

ISBN: 0-399-11478-5

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[mild shelfwear, spine slightly turned, small smudge on rear cover; jacket has small tears at all top corners, other quite decent]. Detective novel set in Los Angeles, by the producer/screenwriter best known for the 1973 film SAVE THE TIGER; apparently the source for the 1975 film HUSTLE with Burt Reynolds and Catherine Deneuve (screenplay by Shagan), although not credited as such in the reference source I checked. View more info

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The Puzzling Adventures of Dr. Ecco

By: Shasha, Dennis

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, W. H. Freeman and Company: (c.1988)

Edition: 2nd printing?

Seller ID: 12853

ISBN: 0-7167-1958-4

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight clean copy, no discernible wear; jacket shows minor wrinkling at top/bottom edges of front panel]. "A book about puzzles and problem solving, entertainingly disguised as the fictional tale of Dr. Jacob Ecco. We first meet Dr. Ecco at home in Greenwich Village, New York, where he is visited by his diverse clientele: government leaders and shadowy double agents, corporate giants and eccentric millionaires. Each client presents Dr. Ecco with an intriguing puzzle and is willing to pay handsomely for its solution. And so Dr. Ecco earns his living. Nearly 40 well-known combinator... View more info

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Girl Hunt

By: Smith, Laurence Dwight

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott Company: (c.1937)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21157

ISBN: NO

Condition: Poor in Poor dj


[well-worn ex-rental library book with the usual depredations (multiple stamps on endpapers, additional stamps on top and bottom edges, etc.), front hinge cracked with webbing fully exposed; jacket is similarly well-worn and (surprise!) firmly glued down at the flaps in that typical 1930s-era rental-library manner)]. "A fast-moving detective story in which Earl Standish, who has an international reputation in police circles for ferreting out secrets, devotes some six months in the search of 20-year-old Ruth Boynton who has disappeared while on a shopping tour." View more info

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Bowery Murder

By: Smith, Willard K.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday, Doran & Co. , for the Crime Club: 1929

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 4610

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [solid copy, spine slightly turned, mild soiling/browning to page edges, light staining to covers]. Fictional account -- presented as a "compilation" of contemporary newspaper stories (all phoney, but very believable) -- of a sensation murder in New York's Bowery in April 1928. Quite clever, and darn near post-modern: the Foreword is dated 1938, and is described as a "new foreword," although it's an integral part of the work, which is book-ended by the revelation that the author (an intrepid reporter who had investigated the original crime) has been happily ma... View more info

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The Rare Coin Score

By: Stark, Richard (pseud. for Donald E. Westlake)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Greenwich CT, Fawcett Publications, Inc. (Gold Medal d1803): (c.1967)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22403

Condition: Very Good


[slight spine roll, light edgewear to covers, a touch of browning to page edges]. Mass Market PB The ninth entry in the "Parker" series, in which he gets embroiled in the world of high-end numismatics. View more info

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An Eye for an Eye [*SIGNED*]

By: Telushkin, Joseph

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15317

ISBN: 0-385-42116-8

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[very faint soiling to page edges, otherwise a solid clean copy; jacket lightly rubbed/scuffed]. INSCRIBED ("For _____, / With best wishes") and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page; also dated in the year of publication, in his hand. The author's third book featuring Rabbi Daniel Winter, in which the rabbi goes to court to defend a father who is on trial for killing his daughter's murderer, after the latter had received the lightest possible sentence due to his attorney's aggressive attack on the dead girl's reputation. Within the context of a murder/crime story, the book &#... View more info

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Dead Above Ground [*SIGNED*]

By: Tervalon, Jervey

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Pocket Books: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 17569

ISBN: 0-671-03468-5

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight clean copy, just a trace of wear at spine ends; jacket shows some light surface scratching only]. INSCRIBED ("____ - I hope you enjoyed this New Orlean's [sic] novel!") and SIGNED by the author on the title page, additionally dated in his hand 11-17-2000. "A mesmerizing tale that shimmers with secrets of passion, muder, and vengeance, and with a family's veiled knowledge of the ties that can strengthen -- and destroy." The protagonist is "feisty young Lita Du Champ, [who] struggles to reconcile her loyalty to her mother with love for her restless, married sis... View more info

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The Pointed Tower

By: Thompson, Vance

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, The Bobbs-Merrill Company: (c.1923, 1922)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19353

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[tight clean book with just the teensiest trace of shelfwear, remnants of old price sticker on rear pastedown; jacket lightly soiled, with a handful of tiny edge-tears, no paper loss]. (B&W frontispiece, 3 B&W plates) Monsieur Guelpa, in solving "the most baffling murder mystery Paris had ever known ... goes deeply into the lives of the great French family involved, lays bare their romances, their relations with one another and with the public, the sources of their wealth, the reasons for financial embarrassment, the count's rich marriage in America, his wife's early love affair, the intr... View more info

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Mr. Guelpa

By: Thompson, Vance

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, The Bobbs-Merrill Company: (c.1925)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20338

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[moderately shelfworn, dust-soiling to page edges, spine slightly turned, one-time owner's signature on ffep; jacket edgeworn, with various tiny tears and nicks, minor paper loss at top of spine, one-inch tear and associated creasing along rear hinge (but folded back into place with no paper loss)]. The second (and final) "Mr. Guelpa" mystery, published a few months after the author's death in June of 1925. In this one, the brilliant French detective comes to America, intending "to meet various authorities in the many different branches of criminology," but (you just knew thi... View more info

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Murder Incidental

By: Trask, Keith

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar & Rinehart: (c.1931)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20653

ISBN: NO

Condition: Fair in Good+ dj


(in Grosset & Dunlap dj) [covers are worn and faded (due to dampness) along bottom edge and at top of rear cover, but the inside of the book is not affected; jacket internally dampstained (bleed-off from covers) and with some internal tape repair, but externally attractive with just a bit of wear at edges and spine ends, one small closed tear and associated creasing at bottom of front panel]. "A triple murder story in which the small world of a ship, the S.S. El Dictador, sailing from Costaragua to New York City, becomes the tense scene of the attempt to catch the murderers. There is no... View more info

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The Morgue the Merrier

By: Truesdell, June

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Company: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16454

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[book is solid, lightly worn, several pieces of tape on each pastedown, from where dust jacket was once taped down; jacket has matching tape-pieces on flaps, otherwise just moderately edgeworn, with some light scuffing to front panel]. The first of two mystery novels by this former journalist. (The other, "Be Still, My Love," was the basis for the 1949 film "The Accused.") During World War II, while her husband, John Truesdell, was serving in the Army Air Corps, she wrote his daily and Sunday syndicated newspaper column under his by-line. View more info

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Detective

By: Vance, Louis Joseph

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Philadelphia/London, J.B. Lippincott Company: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19858

ISBN: NO

Condition: Good


(no dust jacket) [decent reading copy, external wear and soiling but binding intact, spine slightly turned; vintage bookplate on front pastedown, one-time owner's signature (matching name on bookplate) and annotation about source of book on ffep Late mystery novel by the creator of "the Lone Wolf." (He died the year following its publication.) View more info

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The Ghost Man

By: Verner, Gerald

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, The Macaulay Company: 1936

Edition: 1st (U.S.) edition

Seller ID: 15822

Condition: Good in Good dj


[ex-lending library book (American Lending Library Inc., "Never Sold / Only Loaned"), related stamping on endpapers only; well-worn but still solidly bound and internally clean; jacket flaps are securely glued to pastedowns, and the jacket itself is backed with brown paper, edgeworn, stained at spine, soiled on rear cover, etc.--and yet the front panel art is relatively unblemished and quite attractive]. "Who was the man called Conner, bank robber and murderer, who was hanged at Wandsworth Prison? What connections did he have with the murderer of the Shabby Peddler in the garden o... View more info

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Pool of Tears

By: Wainwright, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1977

Edition: 1st U.S. edition

Seller ID: 4985

ISBN: 0-312-63008-5

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[very mild wear to bottom of book; jacket rubbed but still clean and attractive, a couple of small edge-tears in rear panel]. View more info

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A Talent for Murder

By: Wells, Anna Mary

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17652

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


[spine slightly turned, small stain on top edge, some discoloration to pastedowns and endpapers; jacket is heavily edgeworn, little bits of paper loss at spine ends and several corners, shallow chip at upper left-hand corner of front panel]. A psychoanalytical murder mystery, in which the accused murderess doesn't actually know if she's guilty or not. Although she testifies to her innocence in court and is acquitted, every night "she dreamed an altogether different story of what had happened, until at last she did not know which version was true and whether the truth might not be still an... View more info

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Pursuit of a Parcel

By: Wentworth, Patricia

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Philadelphia/New York, J.B. Lippincott Company: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17199

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [lightly worn copy, minor spotting to covers, spine cloth a little bit faded, slight bumping at spine ends and several corners]. The third and last of the author's "Inspector Lamb" mysteries. View more info

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The Hidden Portal

By: Weston, Garnett

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc. for The Crime Club: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22703

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dj


[nice tight book, minimal shelfwear, light spotting to top edge of text block, moderate offsetting to endpapers; jacket has a couple of tiny closed tears and associated minor creasing along top edge of front panel, old department store price sticker affixed to top of rear flap]. Mystery-adventure set in Spanish Morocco, involving "an attempt to reach Gibraltar through an underwater passage newly discovered after two thousand years of secrecy." The dust jacket sports one of those Dali-inspired illustrations that were all the rage for mystery novels during the 1940s. View more info

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She Faded into Air

By: White, Ethel Lina

Price: $250.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: (c.1941)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16280

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[solid copy with minor shelfwear, light age-toning to page edges, very light stain on top edge, old price-sticker shadow on ffep; jacket shows minor paper loss at a few corners, slight wrinkling and minor wear along top and bottom edges, minor paper loss at spine ends (no text loss)]. Another variation on the "vanishing woman" theme by this author, whose best-known book, "The Wheel Spins," served as the basis for Alfred Hitchcock's 1938 film "The Lady Vanishes." In this instance, she doubles up: two girls vanish mysteriously in the course of the story, from the same ro... View more info