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1 AVALLONE, MICHAEL The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. The Birds of a Feather Affair
New York Signet 1966 
First Edition. Paperback original. Signed by the author, Michael Avallone on the title page. A novel based on the NBC television series starring Stephanie Powers and Noel Harrison: “She's 108 lbs. of dynamite. She's April Dancer, U.N.C.L.E.'s newest secret weapon!” Fine in pictorial wrappers depicting a very young Stephanie Powers posing with a very large gun. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2 AVALLONE, MICHAEL The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. The Birds of a Feather Affair
New York Signet 1966 
First Edition. Paperback original. Signed by the author, Michael Avallone on the title page. A novel based on the NBC television series starring Stephanie Powers and Noel Harrison: “She's 108 lbs. of dynamite. She's April Dancer, U.N.C.L.E.'s newest secret weapon!” Near fine in pictorial wrappers depicting a very young Stephanie Powers posing with a very large gun. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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3 AVALLONE, MICHAEL The Living Bomb
New York Curtis Books 1963 
First Edition. Paperback original. Signed by the author, Michael Avallone on the title page. A mystery novel: “Ed Noon blows his cool in a red hot caper featuring an atomic chick and a multimegathon menace.” Very good in pictorial wrappers. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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4 BALLINGER, BILL S The Spy in Jungle
New York Signet Books 1965 
First Edition - Paperback Original. Signed and inscribed by the author Bill S. Ballinger to his publisher: “To Kurt Enoch, With warmest personal regards, Bill S. Ballinger, May 10, 1965”. Paperbound. Fine bright copy. From the library of Dr. Kurt Enoch (1895-1982) who was a noted German publisher, forced to flee the Nazis, landing in New York in 1940. In 1948, Dr. Enoch co-founded and became President of New American Library - Signet Books which became one of the successful and acclaimed post-war publishing houses. Enoch went on to become one of the most highly regarded figures in American book publishing. Signet # D2674 
Price: 295.00 USD
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5 BANBURY, JEN Like A Hole in the Head. A Novel
Boston Little Brown 1998 
First Edition. Signed by the author, Jen Banbury. A part-time bookseller buys a first edition Jack London from a shady character, turns it over for a nice profit, and when he returns to get it back, the fun begins. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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6 BERTO, GIUSEPPE The Brigand
New York Signet Books 1953 
First Edition - Paperback. Signed and inscribed by the author Giuseppe Berto in Italian to his publisher: “Per il [___] Kurt Enoch, con [___] Giuseppe Berto 1953”. Paperbound. With some tanning to the pages as usual, else a bright lightly handled copy with some minor edge wear. From the library of Dr. Kurt Enoch (1895-1982) who was a noted German publisher, forced to flee the Nazis, landing in New York in 1940. In 1948, Dr. Enoch co-founded and became President of New American Library - Signet Books which became one of the successful and acclaimed post-war publishing houses. Enoch went on to become one of the most highly regarded figures in American book publishing. Signet #1053 
Price: 75.00 USD
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7 BEZZERIDES, A.I Thieves' Market
New York Bantam 1950 
First Edition - Paperback. Signed by A. I. Bezzerides on the title page. Very good plus bright copy with some minor handling and a bit of edge wear. The front cover has a terrific dramatic illustration of two men having an intense conversation with a photo of a woman in a bikini in the foreground and a calendar with an image of a big truck in the background. With a quote from the Saturday Review printed on the front cover: “Hard-Boiled! Crackling! Races like a truck going down grade!”. The second of Bezzerides' novels to deal with truckers and the basis of the acclaimed motion 1949 crime film, Thieves' Highway, directed by Jules Dassin and starring Richard Conte, Lee J. Cobb, Valentina Cortesa. Barbara Lawrence, and Jack Oakie. Very uncommon autograph. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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8 BLOCH, ROBERT The Dead Beat
New York Simon & Schuster 1960 
First Edition. Signed by the author Robert Bloch on the title page. Very good copy with a bit of offsetting to the endpapers, a 1/8” tear to the top of the spine, and faint tape marks to the boards in a lightly handled dust jacket with some minor dust soiling and a few tiny tears. An Inner Sanctum Mystery. 
Price: 37.50 USD
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9 BLOCH, ROBERT The Scarf
New York Dial 1947 
Second printing (September 1947). Inscribed by rhe author: “To Tex with warmest best wishers, Robert Bloch.” Pages tanned as always, very good in a very good chipped dust jacket. The dust jacket is the same as that of the first edition. The front panel of the dust jacket is a striking color illustration of a red scarf wrapped into a circular shape with a black dot in the center resembling an eye with concentric bright green ripples emanating out to the edges. A mystery novel. 
Price: 135.00 USD
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10 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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11 BLOCHMAN, LAWRENCE G Wives to Burn and Midnight Sailing
New York Harcourt Brace 1940 
First Edition Thus. Signed presentation copy from Lawrence G. Blochman. Inscribed by the author: “For Betty [Bryner], With the hope that the old fire will never grow dim - but that she won't burn! With the burning esteem of her friend the author. Lawrence G. Blochman.” Also signed on the title page: “Lawrence G. Blochman.” Two mystery novels by Lawrence G. Blochman: Wives to Burn originally published serially as Appointment in India and Midnight Sailing originally published serially as Sunset Voyage. Fine bright copy lightly used dust jacket with some chipping and small tears and a some red staining to the rear panel. The front panel of the dust jacket is a striking illustration of a a naked woman with long red hair lying under a white sheet with blurry greens and oranges surrounding her. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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12 BLOCK, LAWRENCE Death Pulls a Doublecross
New York Gold Medal 1961 
First Edition. Paperback original. Signed by the author, Lawrence Block. A mystery novel. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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13 BLOCK, LAWRENCE The Burglar In the Library
New York Dutton 1997 
First Edition. Signed by the author, Lawrence Block on the title page. Very fine in dust jacket. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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14 BOND, LARRY Vortex
Franklin Center, Pa. Franklin Library 1991 
First Edition. One of an unspecified number signed by the authorLarry Bond, and bound in the publisher's leather. As new. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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15 BRANDNER, GARY The Wet Good-bye
Belmont, CA Fearon 1986 
First Edition. Signed by the author Gary Brandner on the title page. Paperbound, 4 1/4” x 5 1/2”, 29 pages. Fine condition in printed wrappers. Part of the Fastback Crime and Detection series, developed by members of the Southern California Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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16 BROWN, CARTER Graves, I Dig!
New York Signet Books 1960 
First Edition - American. Signed and inscribed by the author Carter Brown to his publisher: “For Kurt Enoch with best wishes, Carter Brown”. Paperbound. Very good copy with some minor handling and edge wear. From the library of Dr. Kurt Enoch (1895-1982) who was a noted German publisher, forced to flee the Nazis, landing in New York in 1940. In 1948, Dr. Enoch co-founded and became President of New American Library - Signet Books which became one of the successful and acclaimed post-war publishing houses. Enoch went on to become one of the most highly regarded figures in American book publishing. Signet # S1801 
Price: 150.00 USD
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17 BROWN, CARTER Lover, Don't Come Back
New York Signet Books 1962 
First Edition - American. Signed and inscribed by the author Carter Brown to his publisher: “For Kurt Enoch, with best wishes, Carter Brown”. Paperbound. Very good bright copy with some minor handling and edge wear. From the library of Dr. Kurt Enoch (1895-1982) who was a noted German publisher, forced to flee the Nazis, landing in New York in 1940. In 1948, Dr. Enoch co-founded and became President of New American Library - Signet Books which became one of the successful and acclaimed post-war publishing houses. Enoch went on to become one of the most highly regarded figures in American book publishing. Signet #S2183 
Price: 150.00 USD
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18 BROWN, CARTER The Bombshell
New York Signet Books 1960 
First Edition - American. Signed and inscribed by the author Carter Brown to his publisher: “For Kurt Enoch with best wishes, Carter Brown”. Paperbound. About fine bright copy with a hint of use. From the library of Dr. Kurt Enoch (1895-1982) who was a noted German publisher, forced to flee the Nazis, landing in New York in 1940. In 1948, Dr. Enoch co-founded and became President of New American Library - Signet Books which became one of the successful and acclaimed post-war publishing houses. Enoch went on to become one of the most highly regarded figures in American book publishing. Signet # 1767 
Price: 150.00 USD
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19 BROWN, CARTER The Corpse
New York Signet Books 1958 
First Edition - American. Signed and inscribed by the author Carter Brown to his publisher: “For Kurt Enoch, with best wishes, Carter Brown”. Paperbound. Very good bright copy with some minor edge wear. From the library of Dr. Kurt Enoch (1895-1982) who was a noted German publisher, forced to flee the Nazis, landing in New York in 1940. In 1948, Dr. Enoch co-founded and became President of New American Library - Signet Books which became one of the successful and acclaimed post-war publishing houses. Enoch went on to become one of the most highly regarded figures in American book publishing. Signet #1606 
Price: 150.00 USD
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20 BROWN, CARTER The Desired
New York Signet Books 1961 
First Edition - American. Signed and inscribed by the author Carter Brown to his publisher: “For Kurt Enoch, Carter Brown”. Paperbound. Very good bright copy with some minor handling. From the library of Dr. Kurt Enoch (1895-1982) who was a noted German publisher, forced to flee the Nazis, landing in New York in 1940. In 1948, Dr. Enoch co-founded and became President of New American Library - Signet Books which became one of the successful and acclaimed post-war publishing houses. Enoch went on to become one of the most highly regarded figures in American book publishing. Signet #1764 
Price: 150.00 USD
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