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1 BEAUMONT, CHARLES & JOHN TOMERLIN WRITING AS KEITH GRANTLAND Run From the Hunter by Keith Grantland
London T.V. Boardman & Co. 1959 
First Edition - British. An ex-library copy with the usual stamps and markings. Slightly used copy with very slight foxing in a used dust jacket with some offsetting to the interior, fading and creasing to the spine, dust soiling to the rear panel, and edge wear. American Bloodhound Mystery No. 273. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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2 BEEDING, FRANCIS The Nine Waxed Faces
New York Harper 1936 
First Edition. Ownership signature dated 1938. Near fine copy with minor evidence of a label removed from the rear pastedown in a lightly used dust jacket with some chips and tears and with fading to the spine. A mystery novel set in 1936 Europe with political intrigue and secret organizations. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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3 BLANKFORT, MICHAEL The Widow-Makers
New York Simon & Schuster 1946 
First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the author, Michael Blankfort: “To Carey and Iris McWilliams, Just for the fun of having you read it. Yours, Mike Blankfort. February 1, 1947.” Carey McWilliams was the author of Southern California Country (a major inspiration for the film, Chinatown) eventually becoming the editor of The Nation magazine. Former library copy and the book bears their deaccessioned stamp. With the recipient's gift bookplate to the library of the University of California Los Angeles, with the library's numbering on the spine, with notations and stamps on bottom edge, and rear endpapers. The basis of the 1964 television production billed as the first ever “Made for TV Movie,” titled See How They Run starring John Forsythe, Senta Berger, Jane Wyatt, Franchot Tone, Leslie Nielsen, Pamela Franklin, and George Kennedy. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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4 BLOCHMAN, LAWRENCE G See You at the Morgue
New York Duell, Sloan, and Pearce 1941 
First Edition. Signed presentation copy from Lawrence Blochman, inscribed by the author: “For Lu & Mike Klinger - in grateful recognition of their valiant and efficient service in throwing the F.B.I. off the author's tail. With cousinly love, Larry. New York, Nov. 30, 1941.” Additionally signed “Lawrence G. Blochman” on the title page. Very good with faint offsetting to the endpapers and subtle spotting to the cloth in a very good plus price-clipped dust jacket with a couple of tiny chips. A murder mystery involving a red haired femme fatale with a convict brother, a bunch of missing rare silver fox skins, and the corpse of a handsome gigolo. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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5 BOUTELL, ANITA Death Brings a Storke
New York Putnam 1938 
Second printing. Signed presentation copy from Anita Boutell, inscribed by the author: “For Amelie - With affection, Anita Boutell.” Very good copy with very minor edge wear without dust jacket. A murder mystery set in the English countryside where a young doctor and his amateur detective wife become involved in unraveling the story of how a neighbor is found dead from an apparently self-inflicted shotgun wound. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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6 BROOKE, HUGH Man Made Angry
New York Ray Long & Richard R. Smith 1932 
First Edition. Very good copy with two 1/4” holes on either side of the spine at the folds and a trace of edge wear without dust jacket. A novel of serial murders based on the crimes of Jack the Ripper. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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7 BROOKE, HUGH The Web
Garden City Doubleday, Doran 1934 
First Edition. Very fine fresh bright copy in a near fine bright red dust jacket with just a trace of spotting to the spine and a 1/2” tear to the bottom spine fold. The complex and macabre story of how one woman's drive for power entangles the inhabitants of an English household in her web of intrigue. The front panel of the dust jacket is illustrated with a portrait of a stern looking woman partially hidden behind a spider's web. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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8 BRUTON, ERIC The Devil's Pawn
London Boardman 1962 
First Edition - British. With a very faint hint of offsetting to the endpapers, else very good with a trace of a dampstain to the cloth at the top edge of the front board in a very good dust jacket with some slight fading to the spine, a few shallow chips and small tears and a bit of rubbing. The front panel of the dust jacket is an illustration of a smartly dressed woman walking down a dimly lit street at night apparently headed for a Tarot reading establishment. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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9 COLE, G. D. H. & M Dead Man's Watch - A Superintendent Wilson Detective Mystery
Garden City The Crime Club Inc. Doubleday Doran and Co 1932 
First Edition - American. Near fine copy in a very good dust jacket with some darkening at spine. From the Library of The Detection Fiction Club with their bookplate which is a terrific vintage looking affair. The bookplate (3 by 4 inches), was created by the artist DIZ, depicts a black & white cross-hatched drawing showing a library of books. On one column of the bookshelves is a shadow of a mysterious person outlined against the books. In the foreground is a cane propped against a circular table upon which a deerstalker cap and a magnifying glass. The bookplate bears the lettering: EX LIBRIS - THE DETECTION CLUB. Founded in London in 1930, The Detection Club is the oldest and most prestigious group of mystery and detection writers. The founding members were a who's who of the Golden Age of British Mystery and Detective Fiction including Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, G.K. Chesterton, G.D.H. Cole & Margaret Cole, Freeman Wills Crofts, Arthur Morrison, John Rhode, Jessie Rickard, Baroness Emma Orczy, R. Austin Freeman, E.C. Bentley, H.C. Bailey. Anthony Berkeley and many others. The early members of the club all donated copies of their books to the club library for the other members to read. 
Price: 850.00 USD
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10 COLE, G. D. H. & M Last Will and Testament - A Superintendent Wilson Detective Mystery
Garden City The Crime Club Inc. Doubleday Doran and Co 1936 
First Edition - American. Near fine copy in a very good dust jacket with a few tiny nicks and tears. From the Library of The Detection Fiction Club with their bookplate which is a terrific vintage looking affair. The bookplate (3 by 4 inches) was created by the artist DIZ depicts a black & white cross-hatched drawing showing a library of books. On one column of the bookshelves is a shadow of a mysterious person outlined against the books. In the foreground is a cane propped against a circular table upon which a deerstalker cap and a magnifying glass. The bookplate bears the lettering: EX LIBRIS - THE DETECTION CLUB. Founded in London in 1930, The Detection Club is the oldest and most prestigious group of mystery and detection writers. The founding members were a who's who of the Golden Age of British Mystery and Detective Fiction including Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, G.K. Chesterton, G.D.H. Cole & Margaret Cole, Freeman Wills Crofts, Arthur Morrison, John Rhode, Jessie Rickard, Baroness Emma Orczy, R. Austin Freeman, E.C. Bentley, H.C. Bailey. Anthony Berkeley and many others. The early members of the club all donated copies of their books to the club library for the other members to read. 
Price: 850.00 USD
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11 COLE, G. D. H. & M The Blatchington Tangle - A Superintendent Wilson Detective Mystery
New York Macmillan 1926 
First Edition - American. Very good plus in a very good plus to near fine dust jacket with some siight dust soiling at spine. From the Library of The Detection Fiction Club with their bookplate which is a terrific vintage looking affair. The bookplate (3 by 4 inches), was created by the artist DIZ, depicts a black & white cross-hatched drawing showing a library of books. On one column of the bookshelves is a shadow of a mysterious person outlined against the books. In the foreground is a cane propped against a circular table upon which a deerstalker cap and a magnifying glass. The bookplate bears the lettering: EX LIBRIS - THE DETECTION CLUB. Founded in London in 1930, The Detection Club is the oldest and most prestigious group of mystery and detection writers. The founding members were a who's who of the Golden Age of British Mystery and Detective Fiction including Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, G.K. Chesterton, G.D.H. Cole & Margaret Cole, Freeman Wills Crofts, Arthur Morrison, John Rhode, Jessie Rickard, Baroness Emma Orczy, R. Austin Freeman, E.C. Bentley, H.C. Bailey. Anthony Berkeley and many others. The early members of the club all donated copies of their books to the club library for the other members to read. 
Price: 1000.00 USD
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12 COLE, G. D. H. & M The Corspe In the Constable's Garden - A Superintendent Wilson Detective Mystery
New York Macmillan 1931 
First Edition - American. Very good in a very good dust jacket with some dust soiling and a few tiny chips. From the Library of The Detection Fiction Club with their bookplate which is a terrific vintage looking affair. The bookplate (3 by 4 inches), was created by the artist DIZ, depicts a black & white cross-hatched drawing showing a library of books. On one column of the bookshelves is a shadow of a mysterious person outlined against the books. In the foreground is a cane propped against a circular table upon which a deerstalker cap and a magnifying glass. The bookplate bears the lettering: EX LIBRIS - THE DETECTION CLUB. Founded in London in 1930, The Detection Club is the oldest and most prestigious group of mystery and detection writers. The founding members were a who's who of the Golden Age of British Mystery and Detective Fiction including Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, G.K. Chesterton, G.D.H. Cole & Margaret Cole, Freeman Wills Crofts, Arthur Morrison, John Rhode, Jessie Rickard, Baroness Emma Orczy, R. Austin Freeman, E.C. Bentley, H.C. Bailey. Anthony Berkeley and many others. The early members of the club all donated copies of their books to the club library for the other members to read. 
Price: 950.00 USD
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13 COLE, G. D. H. & M The Man From the River - A Superintendent Wilson Detective Mystery
New York Macmillan 1928 
First Edition - American. Very good in a very good dust jacket with some dust soiling, a few tiny chips, a few small tears, some splitting at spine fold, and slight sunning at spine. From the Library of The Detection Fiction Club with their bookplate which is a terrific vintage looking affair. The bookplate (3 by 4 inches), was created by the artist DIZ, depicts a black & white cross-hatched drawing showing a library of books. On one column of the bookshelves is a shadow of a mysterious person outlined against the books. In the foreground is a cane propped against a circular table upon which a deerstalker cap and a magnifying glass. The bookplate bears the lettering: EX LIBRIS - THE DETECTION CLUB. Founded in London in 1930, The Detection Club is the oldest and most prestigious group of mystery and detection writers. The founding members were a who's who of the Golden Age of British Mystery and Detective Fiction including Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, G.K. Chesterton, G.D.H. Cole & Margaret Cole, Freeman Wills Crofts, Arthur Morrison, John Rhode, Jessie Rickard, Baroness Emma Orczy, R. Austin Freeman, E.C. Bentley, H.C. Bailey. Anthony Berkeley and many others. The early members of the club all donated copies of their books to the club library for the other members to read. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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14 COLE, G. D. H. & M The Missing Aunt - A Superintendent Wilson Detective Mystery
New York Macmillan 1938 
First Edition - American. Very good in a very good dust jacket with some dust soiling, a few tiny chips, and slight sunning at spine at spine. From the Library of The Detection Fiction Club with their bookplate which is a terrific vintage looking affair. The bookplate (3 by 4 inches), was created by the artist DIZ, depicts a black & white cross-hatched drawing showing a library of books. On one column of the bookshelves is a shadow of a mysterious person outlined against the books. In the foreground is a cane propped against a circular table upon which a deerstalker cap and a magnifying glass. The bookplate bears the lettering: EX LIBRIS - THE DETECTION CLUB. Founded in London in 1930, The Detection Club is the oldest and most prestigious group of mystery and detection writers. The founding members were a who's who of the Golden Age of British Mystery and Detective Fiction including Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, G.K. Chesterton, G.D.H. Cole & Margaret Cole, Freeman Wills Crofts, Arthur Morrison, John Rhode, Jessie Rickard, Baroness Emma Orczy, R. Austin Freeman, E.C. Bentley, H.C. Bailey. Anthony Berkeley and many others. The early members of the club all donated copies of their books to the club library for the other members to read. 
Price: 850.00 USD
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15 DIVINE, A.D They Blocked the Suez Canal
New York Green Circle Books 1936 
First Edition. Ownership signature. Some very slight offsetting and tape stains to endpapers, else a very good copy with some minor edge wear without dust jacket. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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16 DYER, GEORGE The Long Death
New York Scribners 1937 
First Edition. Ownership signature dated 1938. Illustrated. Very good slightly used copy with some faint discoloration to the front pastedown in a very good dust jacket with some minor darkening and very slight scuffing to the rear panel and spine, some chipping to the top and bottom of the spine, and a few tiny nicks and small tears. A Catalyst Club mystery involving a brilliant scientist's efforts at unlocking the cosmic power of the atom. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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17 DYER, GEORGE The Long Death
New York Scribners 1937 
First Edition. Illustrated. Near fine sound copy in a very good dust jacket with some minor dust soiling and a few small chips and tears and the top corner of the rear flap neatly clipped. A Catalyst Club mystery involving a brilliant scientist's efforts at unlocking the cosmic power of the atom. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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18 FARJEON, J. JEFFERSON Peril In the Pyrenees
London The Crime Club 1946 
First Edition. Near fine bright copy with a trace of use in a lightly used and dust soiled dust jacket with some interior tape repairs, some rubbing to the folds, and some small chips and tears. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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19 FULLER, TIMOTHY Reunion With Murder
Boston Little Brown 1941 
First Edition. Near fine bright copy without dust jacket. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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20 HAYAKAWA, SESSUE The Bandit Prince
New York Macaulay 1926 
First Edition of the Author's First Book. Signed and inscribed by the author / actor Sessue Hayakawa "To Milton Golyend with compliments of Sessue Hayakawa / June 1st 1926 / N.Y." Fine copy in original cloth without dust jacket. Sessue Hayakawa (1889 - 1973) was a Japanese - American Hollywood film star who appeared in over seventy films, including Cecil B. DeMille's The Cheat, the Fu Manchu film Daughter of the Dragon, The Dragon Painter, Three Came Home, Tokyo Joe, The Typhoon, and more. He is perhaps best remembered for his Oscar-nominated portrayal of the Japanese officer Col. Saito who commits suicide in The Bridge on the River Kwai. Aileen Pringle (1895 – 1989) was an American stage and film actress who appeared in many films during the silent film era, with roles in such classic films as the Rudolph Valentino film Stolen Moments, Three Weeks, His Hour, Jane Eyre, Puttin' on the Ritz, The Age of Consent, By Appointment Only, They Died with Their Boots On, Laura, etc. She was married for a short time to mystery writer James M. Cain. The Bandit Prince tells the story of two young people from different cultures who find love and adventure with each other. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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