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The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern

By: Braun, Lilian Jackson

Price: $325.00

Publisher: Dutton: 1967

Edition: 1st ed.

Inscription: Inscribed by Braun to her sister Florence.

Seller ID: k191109a

Condition: Near Fine

1st edition in dustjacket. A nice association copy inscribed by Braun to her sister Florence, with the stamped paw print of cat KoKo. Near fine: some age-toning to top edge; lightly cocked to right; otherwise fine. Dustjacket is very good; has some light edge wear and age-toning. Not price-clipped. View more info

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A Handbook on Hanging: Being a Short Introduction to the Fine Art of Execution....

By: Charles Duff

Price: $62.50

Publisher: Hale, Cushman & Flint, New York: 1929

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: k200325a

Condition: Very good

FULL TITLE: A Handbook on Hanging: Being a Short Introduction to the Fine Art of Execution, and Containing Much Useful Information on Neck-Breaking, Throttling, Strangling, Asphyxiation, Decapitation and Electrocution; As Well as Data and Wrinkles for Hangmen, an Account of the Late MR. Berry's Method of Killing and His Working List of Drops; To Which Is Added a Hangman's Ready Reckoner and Certain Other Items of Interest; All Very Proper to Be Read and Kept in Every Family ##### New York: Hale, Cushman & Flint, 1929. First Edition. 16mo; Black cloth with printed spine label. 129pp + hangm... View more info

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Poirot's Last Case

By: Christie, Agatha

Price: $275.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1975

Seller ID: 31702

UNCORRECTED ADVANCE PROOFS to first ed. 8vo, red wrappers, 221 pp. Fine copy with just a tiny, light smudge to front cover.The proof was issued under the original title 'Poirot's Last Case' whereas the published book was called 'Curtain'. View more info

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The Handwriting Evidence in the lindbergh-Hauptman Case

By: Clark Sellers

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Clark Sellers: 1936

Seller ID: k200312n

Folio [11”x15”], six large photographic facsimiles plus forward. B/w facsimiles of the handwriting evidence in the Charles Lindbergh Child kidnapping Case and subsequent trial of Bruno Richard Hauptmann in January 1935. This folio was compiled Clark Sellers, one of the eight handwriting experts in the famous trial and later President of the Society of Questioned Documents Examiners. Sellers apparently made copies of his typed opinion and several of the photographic exhibits to send to potential clients. This copy has the name of Albert D. Barnes on the front cover, with inked notation of a... View more info

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Unnatural Causes

By: James, P. D.

Price: $235.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribners Sons: 1967

Seller ID: 081407

1st U.S. edition, signed by P.D. James on the title page. A fine, nearly pristine copy in dust jacket. The only defect is a bit of dust-discoloration on the top edge. The signature was added later, in 1990. View more info

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The Assassin

By: Liam O'Flaherty

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape, London: 1928

Edition: 1st ed,

Seller ID: k190126a

Condition: Very good

Novel based on the assassination of the Irish government minister Kevin O'Higgins in 1927.CONDITION: Very good. A bright, crisp copy overall; some toning to end papers, half-title and title pages -- the latter lightly so. Dust jacket is good only; chipped corners, nicks and cracks at spine ends; price clipped; toning to interior flaps. View more info

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Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler / A Checklist and Bibliography of Their Paperback Appearances

By: Lovisi, Gary (ed.)

Price: $65.00

Seller ID: 040306

Brooklyn: Gryphon Books, 1994. 8vo, wrappers. 84 pp. Pristine copy; 1st edition of this indispensable reference for Hammett and Chandler collectors. limited to only 500 copies. As-new. View more info

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The Fog Comes

By: Mary Collins

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Charles Scribners Sons: 1941

Edition: First ed.

Inscription: Inscribed by author Collins on ffep.

Seller ID: cr180613a

12mo, decorated blue cloth. First ed; with publisher’s logo and ‘A’ on copyright page. The murder of a Californian woman who indulged in blackmail, and whose murder puts several relatives under suspicion. Very good; a clean, tight copy very lightly cocked; end papers toned; contemporary bookstore seal inside back cover. Inscribed May 17, 1941 on ffep to Edward Crussell, Sacramento bookseller. Dustjacket is good with wear to edges, some nicking and chipping at spine ends, age toning to spine and back cover. View more info

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Tomorrow I Die

By: Mickey Spillane

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Mysterious Press: 1984

Edition: Special edition; limited.

Inscription: Inscribed by author on half-title page

Seller ID: k190126b

Condition: Fine

Deluxe Issue, one of 26 lettered copies signed by the author, this being copy J. Octavo burgundy cloth in pictorial dust jacket, slipcase; xv,[1],234pp. Signed on the colophon page, as normal, but with an added signature on the title page and an author’s inscription on the half-title. A pristine copy. View more info

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Detective Short Story, The.

By: Queen, Ellery

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1942

Seller ID: 000023

Condition: Very Good.

Ground breaking bibliography in the field of detective fiction; the first bibliography of the detective short story. One of 1060 copies of which 1000 were offered for sale. Several closed tears in dust jacket edges and spine; otherwise a nice clean copy. View more info

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Alphabet Hicks

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc: 1941

Seller ID: 0220321

Later unidentified printing, and only a good- ex-lib at that -- but in the scarce first state d/w with $2 price on flap. You're buying the d/w; the book is free. View more info

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By: Watkins, Maurine

Price: $750.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1927

Edition: First ed.

Seller ID: k180613c

1st ed., 12mo, decorated boards. The first printing of the theatrical play that was the basis for several popular Broadway productions and films about sex, murder, and “Roxie Hart” -- including the 2002 Oscar winning production with Richard Gere and Renee Zellweger. The first volume in Knopf’s ‘Theatre of Today’ series edited by George Jean Nathan. A Very good copy with light rubbing to edges and corners, several small nicks at top and bottom of spine, some light spotting to end paper hinges. In the very scarce dust jacket; very good with mild darkening to spine, tiny chip at... View more info

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The Sleepy Lagoon Case

By: Welles, Orson

Price: $185.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Citizens Committee for the Defense of Mexican-American Youth: 1942

Seller ID: 040307

1st ed., 1st printing (June 1943, limited to 10,000 copies). Generally fine condition overall with some very light spotting along edge of front cover. The prologue page has serious toning from a contemporary news clipping that was laid inside. View more info

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The Black Path of Fear

By: Woolrich, Cornell

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Doubleday Doran & Co: Crime Club: 1944

Edition: First ed.

Seller ID: cr180613b

First edition. Basis for the 1946 film noir The Chase, starring Robert Cummings and Peter Lorre. Johnson, The Dark Page, p. 296. A very good copy; clean and tight with no damage other than very light rubbing to lower corners and a small rectangle of paper/glue residue on ffep possibly from a prior bookplate removal. [1/2”x1”] Dust jacket is fair only; not price-clipped but with significant chipping to edges and corners and 1” closed tear at bottom of spine. View more info