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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

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Torch Town Boogie

By: Womack, Steven

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Headline Book Publishing: 1995 (c.1993)

Edition: 1st U.K. ed

Seller ID: 4144

ISBN: 0747214271

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[mild rubbing to rear panel of DJ]. View more info

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The Black Path of Fear

By: Woolrich, Cornell

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday, Doran & Co. , for the Crime Club: 1944

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14298

Condition: Fair


(no dust jacket) [ex-lending library book (label and various stamps on front pastedown), heavily worn (especially at bottom corners), hinges tender although not cracked; should be considered a READING COPY only]. Dark suspense yarn set in Havana. Filmed, somewhat, as a B-noir (THE CHASE) in 1946, with uninspired direction (by Arthur Ripley) and Bob Cummings (who was no Bob Mitchum) in the lead. Too bad this copy isn't prettier, but I can't help that. If you're so inclined, you could dress it up with a facsimile dust jacket, and as long as it stayed on the shelf nobody would be the wiser. View more info

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The Man I Killed (A Cock Robin Mystery)

By: York, Jeremy (pseud. for John Creasey)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1963 (c.1961)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 4724

Condition: Good+ in Very Good- dj


[moderate shelfwear, top corners bumped, a few spots on top edge, ffep torn out, vintage bookseller's label on rear pastedown (Paul Elder's Books, San Francisco); jacket worn at edges and extremities, diagonal creasing at bottom right front panel]. Suspense novel about an insurance man who appraises jewelry, advises his clients on how to safely store them (what kind of safe, etc.) -- then burgles them. A lucrative setup, until he commits a murder when he's caught in the act. View more info