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1 BIGGERS, EARL DERR Behind That Curtain
Indianapolis, IN Bobbs Merrill 1928 
First Edition. Charlie Chan mystery. Ownership inscription, covers soiled and worn, else very good in a worn dust jacket with some tears and chipping (the largest and main piece is a two and half inch triangular piece at the bottom left hand corner of the front panel. 
Price: 650.00 USD
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London Robert Hale 1960 
First English Edition. The basis of the superior Hollywood thriller, Psycho, directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The dust jacket of the American edition is a rather simple typographical design, whereas, what sets this British first edition apart is the surreal colorful jacket illustration with the purple-tinted profile of the brutally slashed victim, Mary Crane (memorably portrayed by Janet Leigh in the film), the hazy image of the spooky Bates house in the background, and the figure of the tormented murderer, Norman Bates (Anthony Perkin's most recognized role), in the foreground. Near fine in a fine bright dust jacket with only a trace of wear, and a couple of tiny date numbers stamped on the front flap. 
Price: 850.00 USD
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New York Rinehart 1954 
First Edition - American. Ownership inscription. Pages slightly tanned, very good with some faint rubbing to the corners in a lightly used price-clipped dust jacket with some shallow chips and tears and light edge wear with some darkening to the spine and rear panel. The basis of the classic mystery film, Diabolique, starring Simone Signoret. Uncommon. 
Price: 550.00 USD
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4 CAMPBELL, RAMSEY Ancient Images
London Legend Century 1989 
First Edition. Fine in a fine dust jacket. A horror story involving a British film editor who becomes obsessed with locating the last copy of a rare Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi film , Tower of Fear, a film with a terrifying legacy of supernatural evil for all who encounter its strange power. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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5 DOYLE, ARTHUR CONAN Tales Of Sherlock Holmes
New York Grosset & Dunlap n.d. (c. 1940) 
Movie tie-in edition. Previous ownership inscription. Usual tanning of pages, a little cloth mottling, else a very good copy in a lightly dust soiled dust jacket with a few tiny chips and tears and slight fading to the spine. The front panel features a photograph of Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes. This book was issued during the period Rathbone was starring in a series of Holmes films, first at 20th Century-Fox and then continuing at Universal Pictures. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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6 EVERSON, WILLIAM K The Detective In Film
New York Citadel Press 1972 
First Edition. With a gift inscription to film director Roman Polanski from a friend inscribed: “A souvenir of ‘Chinatown' From Saul To Roman, Who doesn't make movies like a Chinaman. Jan, ‘74”. Fine in a lightly used price-clipped dust jacket. One of the best books on Hollywood detective films. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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7 FULLER, SAMUEL Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street
New York Pyramid 1974 
First Edition. Paperback Original. Fine fresh copy in printed wrappers. Movie tie-in edition of the Sam Fuller detective film starring Christa Lang (Mrs. Samuel Fuller in real life.) 
Price: 75.00 USD
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8 GORES, JOE Hammett
New York Putnam 1975 
First Edition. About fine with the tiniest hint of fading to the bottom of the spine in a near fine bright dust jacket with a touch of edge wear. The basis of the acclaimed film Hammett. The story of a private detective turned writer named Dashiell Hammett who becomes involved in the mysterious disappearance of a beautiful Chinese cabaret perfomer in San Francisco, directed by Wim Wenders and starring Frederic Forrest as Hammett with Peter Boyle, Marilu Henner, Lydia Lei, and Sylvia Sidney. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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9 KAMINSKY, STUART M The Man Who Shot Lewis Vance
New York St. Martin's Press 1986 
First Edition. A mystery story which begins with the detective, Toby Peters, waking beside a corpse and John Wayne pointing a .38 between his eyes. Wayne is vindicated, but later becomes the object of target practice and Peters enlists the aid of Charlie Chaplin to find the killer. Fine in dust jacket. Entertaining reading. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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10 MACDONALD, ROSS The Drowning Pool. By John Ross Macdonald
New York Pocket Books 1951 
First Paperback Edition. A Lew Archer novel. Very good lightly used copy. Paperbound in printed wrappers. The basis of the film starring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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11 MAXWELL, A.E The Art of Survival
New York Doubleday 1989 
First Edition. Inscribed and signed by the authors, Ann and Evan Maxwell, the husband-and-wife writing team whose pen name is A.E. Maxwell, to fellow writer, Wayne Warga. Inscribed: “For Wayne, There is life after the newsroom. ‘A.E. Maxwell', Ann Maxwell & Evan Maxwell.” Evan Maxwell was once a reporter for the Los Angeles Times. Near fine copy with a 1/4” bump to the bottom edge of the front board and a bit of faint marking to the rear free endpaper in a fine bright colorful dust jacket. A Fiddler novel. From the library of Wayne Warga. The youngest editor at Life Magazine at age 25, Warga reported on John F. Kennedy's race for the Presidency, and went on to cover the Civil Rights movement for the magazine. For many years, Warga was one of the leading writers at the Los Angeles Times where he did in-depth articles and features on writers and people in the arts. Later, Warga became a mystery novelist, creating three well-received bibliomysteries: Hardcover, Fatal Impressions, and Singapore Transfer, featuring Los Angeles rare book dealer, Jeffrey Dean. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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12 POWELL, MICHAEL A Waiting Game
London Michael Joseph 1975 
First Edition. Near fine with a faint erasure on front endpaper in a near fine dust jacket with some slight fading to the spine. A murder mystery involving hunting set in Ireland by film director Michael Powell. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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13 TIDYMAN, ERNEST Line of Duty
Boston Little, Brown 1974 
First Edition. Novel about a killer cop for hire. Fine in a lightly used dust jacket with a few tiny tears. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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