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1 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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2 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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3 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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4 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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5 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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6 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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7 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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8 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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9 HERRING, PAUL The Midnight Murder
Philadelphia Lippincott 1932 
First Edition. Very good bright copy with some minor edge wear in a lightly used and dust soiled dust jacket with a few shallow chips and internal tape repairs and a long tear at the rear spine fold. The murder of a famous young actress named Margot Midnight sets this tale in motion, as mystery after mystery unfolds throughout. The front panel of the dust jacket is a striking graphic illustration of a theater at night where a crowd is gathered out front and an arrow points to a side street where the body was found. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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10 HORLER, SYDNEY Tiger Standish
Garden City Crime Club/Doubleday 1932 
First Edition - American. Ex-lending library copy with stamps on endpapers in a used dust jacket with some rubbing, chips, and small tears. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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11 HUXLEY, ELSPETH Murder On Safari
New York Harpers 1938 
First Edition - American. Near fine copy with a 1” sliver of darkening to the cloth at the bottom edge of the front cover near the spine in a very good lightly dust soiled dust jacket with some tiny chips and tears and a neat 1/2” corner cut from the top of the rear flap. A jewel theft and a murder are at the heart of this mystery set in a luxurious Africa safari. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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12 HUXLEY, ELSPETH Murder On Safari
New York Harpers 1938 
First Edition - American. Former ownership inscription dated 1938. Very good in neatly price-clipped bright dust jacket with some internal tape strengthening. A jewel theft and a murder are at the heart of this mystery set in a luxurious Africa safari. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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13 KANE, HENRY Conceal & Disguise
London Boardman 1966 
First Edition. Fine bright copy in a near fine dust jacket with a few tiny tears and a very minor hint of darkening to the spine. A murder mystery involving international espionage, mysterious suicides, and a many fine meals at a little place called Cafe Ulrich. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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14 KEVERNE, RICHARD The Havering Plot
New York Harper 1929 
First Edition. Very good bright copy with some slight offsetting to the endpapers in a very good slightly used dust jacket with a trace of fading to the spine and some small chips and tears and a faint dampstain at the bottom of the detached front flap. A mystery involving the British government and a conspiracy to steal plans for a new kind of military airplane. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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15 LATIMER, JONATHAN Murder in the Madhouse
Garden City Sun Dial Press 1935 
Later printing. Signed by the author, Jonathan Latimer. Ownership signature, lending library stamp, and partial due date slip affixed to the front free endpaper. A used and dust soiled copy with some fraying and edge wear in a torn and dust soiled dust jacket. First William Crane mystery. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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16 MUIR, P.P. & E.D.H. TOLLEMACHE Green Wounds
London Boardman 1947 
First Edition. Very good copy with a 1” line of evidence of insect damage to the front hinge and a trace of edge foxing in a very good lightly used price-clipped dust jacket with a few small chips and tears and some slight dust soiling to the rear panel. A psychological thriller the title of which is inspired by the Francis Bacon quote: “A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.” 
Price: 60.00 USD
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17 ORCZY, BARONESS The Divine Folly
London Hodder & Stoughton 1937 
First Edition. Very good in a very good dust jacket with some dust soiling and a couple of small tears. “The Divine Folly is the story of two English brothers and their strange connection with a secret society plotting the assassination of Napoleon III.” 
Price: 185.00 USD
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18 WILSON, DANA Make With the Brains, Pierre
New York Julian Messner 1946 
First Edition. Near fine sound copy in a very good dust jacket with some slight darkening to the spine and rear panel, some edge wear, a bit of creasing to the top of the spine and rear panel, and an upside down y-shaped tear to the top of the rear spine fold coming down to the spine and the rear panel. A Hollywood mystery featuring a film cutter named Pierre Bernet who becomes involved in a complicated plot of love, betrayal, the film industry, and, of course, murder. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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