Category: Mystery


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By: Ashford, Jeffrey

Price: $9.50

Publisher: New York, Walker and Company: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004685

ISBN: 0-8027-5406-6

Condition: Very Good+

"Fordington was one of those towns where nothing ever happened. But then an oil sheik decides to send his son to Brookover Schook, and immediately the climate changes to one of violence-Hassan bin Jabir, is kidnapped during an especially brutal attack on the school..." 183 pp. Slight rubbing and red coloring to ends of spine. Possibly from DJ which is red. Very minor. otherwise the Book is Near Fine. Interior is tight, clean and NEar Fine. DJ is VG+. Laid in 7"x3" stiff card from publisher: "We take pleasure in sending you this book for review..." View more info

The Lord Mayor of Death

By: Babson, Marian

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Walker and Company: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004684

ISBN: 0802754155

Condition: Very Good+ to Near Fine

This is the Lord Mayor's Show-an annual and traditional pageant complete with all the paraphernalia that makes for festivity...the City of London is alive with activity, thronged with happy crowds waiting to watch the great procession as the new Lord Mayor rides iin his gilded coach through the winding streets. In the crowd, a young woman , frantic with anxiety, is searching for a child who has disappeared..." 193 pp. Black cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Book is Very Good+ to Near Fine. Interior is tight, clean and Near Fine. DJ with 1/4" tear at front top edge. Mildly creased at ... View more info

The Mystery Story

By: Ball, John

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Del Mar, CA, U.S.A., Publishers, Incorporated: 1976

Seller ID: 003313

ISBN: 0-89163-019-8

Condition: Fine

Looks into every facet of the mystery story - its origins, history, categories, authors, characters, and noteworthy titles - in seventeen original chapters by world-renowned authors and critics. Stories include: Gothic Mysteries by Phyllis A. Whitney; Women in Detective Fiction by Michele Slung; The Spy in Fact and Fiction by Michael Gilbert; The Mystery Story in Cultural Perspective by Aaron Marc Stein; The Mystery Versus the Novel; and The Police Procedural by Hillary Waugh; Locked Rooms and Puzzles: A Critical Memoir by Donald A. Yates; Death Rays Demons and Worms Unknown to Science; and Th... View more info


By: Biggers, Earl Derr

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Triangle Books: 1940

Seller ID: 006549

Condition: Very Good

316 pp. Green cloth covers with black lettering on spine. Cover corners bumped and rubbed, edges rubbed, light scuffing to cover faces. Spine rippled, spine ends are bent. Green page edges. Interior pages brown, otherwise clean and tight. Book in VG condition. View more info


By: Branston, Frank

Price: $5.50

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1978

Seller ID: 005332

ISBN: 031271307x

Condition: Very Good

" authentic account of the unsentimental world of detectives in a big investigation and, in an unexpected and ironical climax, confronts the thin line that can divide criminality and the law." 187 pp. Both dust jacket and covers show very little signs of wear. This copy was a review copy sent before official publication release date, and the notification card is included with the book. Several interior pages have significant dirt/ink smudges, but text is still legible. Overall, book is in Very Good condition. View more info


By: Carr, John Dickson

Price: $10.00

Publisher: San Diego, University Extension, University of California, San Diego: 1976

Seller ID: 006829

ISBN: 0-89163-026-0

Condition: Near Fine

The Mystery Library, No. 2. Introduction, with notes, and checklist by Robert E. Briney. Illustrations by Dick Conner. 283 pp. Gray paper covers with black leather spine, gilt title lettering on spine. Book is wrapped and completely protected by plastic, unread and brand new. Book in NF to Fine condition. View more info


By: Christie, Agatha

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Walter J. Black: 1951

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 005900

Condition: Very Good+

The Detective Book Club. "This is the fifty-second novel by Agatha Christie, one of the world's leading exponents of the fine art of mystery writing." 180 pp. Gray boards with red lettering on spine. Covers clean with slightly bent spine tips. DJ is in protective plastic cover and is VG+ with slight markings and dirt smudges, crease to edge. Previous owner's bookplate adhered to front free endpaper. Interior is tight and clean. Book in VG+ condition. View more info


By: Collins Wilkie

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Doubleday & Company, Inc: 1948

Seller ID: 002411

Condition: Very Good-

Illustrations by William Sharp. 444 pp. Red cloth cover corners are bumped and rubbed to boards, edges rubbed and some area of boards exposed, wear to joints, spine ends are bent. Red top page edge. Interior is tight, clean. View more info


By: Creasey, John.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Walker and Company: 1977

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 001615

ISBN: 0802753817

Condition: Near Fine

A Dr. Palfrey mystery set in Spain. 222 pp. Book is Near Fine. Laid in a promotional slip from the publisher stating they are sending this book for review. DJ is Very Good. John Creasey (1908-1973) was an English author of crime thrillers and published in excess of 600 books under 20+ different pseudonyms. View more info


By: Dine, S.S. Van

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, P.F. Collier & Son: 1929

Seller ID: 001520

Condition: Good+

A Philo Vance Story. 349 pp. S. S. Van Dine was the pseudonym of Willard Huntington Wright (October 15, 1888 - April 11, 1939), a U.S art critic and author. He created the once immensely popular fictional detective Philo Vance, who first appeared in books in the 1920s, then in movies and on the radio.The Bishop Murder Case (1928), was S. S. Van Dine's fourth mystery novel. In this book, Philo Vance, Van Dine's popular detective character, solves a mystery built around a nursery rhyme. The Bishop Murder Case seems to be not only the first nursery-rhyme mystery book, but the first of any sort of... View more info


By: Drummond, Ivor

Price: $6.50

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., St. Martin's Press: 1978

Seller ID: 002539

ISBN: 0-312-76147-3

Condition: Very Good+

"That outlandish, attractive and resourceful trio of crime-fighters is back for more, this time in Turkey where they have gone on holiday...Ivor Drummond's latest tale is his most terrifyingly real. The acutely observed life of Turkish cities, seaports and highland towns adds a dimension of vivid authenticity to an ingenious and exciting story with fearsome implications and a truly horrible climax." 192 pp. Covers are VG+. Back endpaper with 2" soiled line otherwise interior is tight, clean and VG+. Laid in letter from publisher regarding press reviews. DJ has no tears. Slight rubb... View more info


By: Dunning, John

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Old Tappan, New Jersey, U.S.A., Scribner & Co: 1995

Seller ID: 001502

ISBN: 0684800039

Condition: Very Good +

A Mystery with Cliff Janeway. " John Dunning has surpassed "Booked to Die" with a richly nuanced novel... the story starts and ends, aptly, with a book, a very special book: a 1969 edition of Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven... No bibliography mentions the 1969 edition. If it exist, it would be worth a fortune to the right collector. It's the kind of book somebody might kill for - as a matter a fact, somebody probably already has." 351 pp. Book is VG+. Spine ends mildly bumped otherwise covers are Near Fine. Interior is tight, clean and Near Fine to Fine. DJ's spine ends slightly cr... View more info


By: Edholm, Lizette M.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chicago, The Goldsmith Publishing Company: 1932

Seller ID: 006070

Condition: Good+

245 pp. Red cloth covers with bumped and rubbed to boards corners, bent and rubbed edges. Spine is darkened, spine ends are bent and fraying. Darker top page edge. Crease to back endpapers and back pages, but does not affect integrity of book. Interior paged are browning from age, but text is easily legible. Book in Good+ condition. View more info


By: Endicott, Stephen

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York City, Meteor Press: 1932

Seller ID: 001408

Condition: Good

Mystery. Author of "Mayor Harding of New York". 298 pp. Faded front cover and spine with black lettering. Damp stain line down side edge and through part of title. Small 3/16"x7/16" frayed on spine gutter. Slight rubbing to spine edges. Overall covers are Good. Gift inscription on free endpaper, otherwise interior is tight, clean and in Very Good + condition. View more info


By: Esteven, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, The Century Co.: 1928

Seller ID: 004206

Condition: Good

283 pp. Front cover with illustrated paste-down. Some soiling and occasional "spotting". Mildly rubbed spine ends. Spine hardened. Overall covers are Good. Mildly soiled page ends. Ned Guymon bookplate on front endpaper. On free endpaper an "ink square" to cover over price?. Otherwise interior is tight, clean and VG+. E. T. (Ned) Guymon, Jr., was generally acknowledged to be the world's leading collector of mystery and detective fiction books. View more info

The Unconscious Witness

By: Freeman, R Austin

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Avon Book Co: 1942

Seller ID: 003276

Condition: Good to Good+

Avon 122. some rubbing to spine joints and top of spine. Decorative cover. small 1/4" rubbed area on front. "x"? 3/4" scratch on front. minor. Otherwise covers are VG. Interior is tight, clean and VG. View more info


By: Gardner, Erle Stanley

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow and Company: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001312

Condition: Very Good

283 pp. Red top page edges. Black cloth covers show some wear, corners are bumped and board slightly exposed on front lower corner. Top and bottom of spine are rubbed with small tears. Both front and back hinges are browning. Interior is tight and clean. No dust jacket. Overall this copy is in Very Good condition. View more info


By: Gardner, Erle Stanley

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow and Company: 1934

Seller ID: 006942

Condition: Good

Fifth book in the famous Perry Mason series. 296 pp. Black cloth covers with yellow print title on front and spine. Cover corners are bumped and rubbed to boards, edges rubbed, scuffing and wear to cover faces, joints are rubbed, spine is creased, spine ends are bent and fraying. Cocked spine. Previous owner's name written on both front and back inside covers, small stamp with date on back free endpaper. Endpapers are browning. Hinges and interior spine loose. Pages are lightly browning, some with smudges. Book in Good condition. View more info


By: Gardner, Erle Stanley and Ellery Queen

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Roslyn, New York, Walter J. Black, Inc.:

Seller ID: 005330

Condition: Very Good

Two mystery stories in one volume printed for the Detective Book Club. Green covers have bumped corners, and edges on spine are bent and rubbed. Foxing/spotting along page edges. Written number on front freepaper. Back freepaper is creased, but is still attached to book. Interior is tight and clean. Book is in VG condition. View more info


By: Gilbert, Elliot L.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Del Mar, California, Publisher's Inc.: 1978

Seller ID: 005268

ISBN: 0891630430

Condition: Very Good-

"...fascinating and often brilliant study of the detective story from its pre-Poe beginnings to its contemporary 'limits of detection.'" Preface by Ellery Queen. 153 pp. Black/orange dirt scuffing marks on back cover, light wear to cover corners. Interior clean. Book in VG condition. View more info