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Modern Literature (Mysteries)

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21 Ambler, Eric The Levanter
New York Atheneum 1972 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good Near Fine 
New York: Atheneum, 1972. Middle Eastern intrigue by the Master, winner of the Gold Dagger Award. This is a Very Good Plus copy of the First American Edition (stated). Green and beige cloth binding with gilt and silver lettering; clean and fresh text; previous-owner signature on the front paste-down; some tanning on the top edges. The dustjacket has been clipped; just a tiny bit of wear at the tips. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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22 Ambler, Eric The Night Comers
London Heinemann 1956 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
London: Heinemann, 1956. Intrigue by the great master. This is a Near Fine copy of the First English Edition, published later in America as "State of Siege." Bright orange cloth binding with gilt lettering. Endpapers lightly foxed, (as typical of English printing) with a small previous-owner name on FFEP, else Fine. Clean and bright text. Wrapper design by Judith Bledsoe. The dustwrapper is unclipped and still bright, with only bit of wear evident at the edges and tips. The inside edges are tanned, and there is a cello tape repair to the inside spine. All in all, a nice copy of this great modern work. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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23 Ambler, Eric The Schirmer Inheritance
New York Knopf 1953 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
New York: Knopf, 1953. Ambler still remains one of the three greatest spy novelists of the 20th Century. This is a Fine copy of the First American Edition. Decorative yellow binding. Dustjacket design by Jean Carlu; it is unclipped, still bright, only the tiniest hint of edgewear. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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24 Ambler, Eric The Siege of the Villa Lipp
New York Random House 1977 0394499824 / 9780394499826 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
New York: Random House, 1977. Mediterranean intrigue by the Master. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition (stated); previous-owner inscriptionon FFEP, else Fine. The dustjacket is unclipped. Minor hints of edgewear, two small closed tears, else Fine. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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25 Amis, Martin Night Train
New York Harmony 1998 0609601288 / 9780609601280 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Harmony, 1998. A very literate mystery by the acclaimed English author. As New condition. Unclipped DJ has only slightest of shelf-rubbing. In plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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26 Barmby, Cuthbert James Cope. The Confesions of a United States District Attorney
New York New Amsterdam Book Company 1899 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket Powell Chase 
New York: New Amsterdam Book Company, 1899. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the First American Edition, lacking a dustjacket. A mystery set in California. Light gray cloth binding with lettering in orange; the front cover has a nice illustration of a writer at his desk, heavily stamped in black. Clean text; 329 pages. Very light soil, very lightly bumped. A very solid copy. Quercus has been unable to unearth much information on the author; this was evidently his only novel (or written under a pseudonym). Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. Illus. by Powell Chase. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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27 Biggers, Earl Derr Keeper of the Keys. A Charlie Chan Story
Indianapolis Bobbs-Merrill 1932 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1932. One of the better tales in the famous Hawaian detective's canon; his creation by Biggers represents a more benevolent view than the usual racist stereotypes of the 1930s. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition, lacking the dustjacket. Black cloth binding with red lettering; illustrated endpapers. Clean text; 307 pages. Lightly bumped, with some scrathes on the spine. A solid copy. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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28 Bridges, Victor A Rogue By Compulsion. An Affair of the Secret Service
New York & London G.P. Putnam's Sons 1915 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket John H. Cassel 
New York & London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1915. Although Victor Bridges (the pseudonym of Victor George deFreyne, 1878-1972) had a long and prolific career writing detective fiction, this is an uncommon title. A Near Fine copy; blue cloth decorative binding, nicely blindstamped in a floral theme; gilt titling on the spine and front cover. Clean text; 354 pages, with a six-page catalogue in the rear. Color frontis illustration by John H. Cassel. Hints of bumping and with a very slight lean; else a Fine copy. Quite an attractive book; in an archival plastic protector.. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by John H. Cassel. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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29 Cain, James M. Galatea
New York Knopf 1953 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
New York: Knopf, 1953. A Near Fine copy of the Fist Edition (stated) of a rather uncommon title by the author of "The Postman Always Rings Twice." Gray cloth binding with maroon lettering.Bright & fresh text with light dusting to the top edge. DJ is unclipped, has just a bit of wear at the margins of the spine. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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30 Chamberlain, George Agnew The Red House
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1945 Reprint. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Minus 
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1945. Originally published by Bobbs-Merrill, this is the first photoplay edition, published "concurrently with the Sol Lesser Production." The movie starred Edward G. Robinson. An uncommon title, in Near Fine condition. Red cloth binding with black lettering on the spine. Clean text; 221 pages. Despite being a wartime production, the paper stock is of high quality and shows no signs of tanning; very bright and fresh. The dustjacket is unclipped and Very Good (Minus) in condition, with edgewear: creasing and some chipping. Nontheless, an evocative jacket indeed. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Reprint.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Minus. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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31 Chandler, Raymond The High Window
Cleveland & New York World Publishing 1945 First Thus. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good 
Cleveland & New York: World Publishing, 1945. "Detective Marlowe in a shocking, thrilling murder mystery" - one of the iconic books of the 20th century. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition Thus, a wartime reissue under the "Tower Books" series. Stated First Printing. Black cloth binding with blue lettering and the Tower Mystery symbol of a bat on the front cover. Clean text; 240 pages; the wartime paper is tanning. The dustjacket replicates the design of the Knopf original; it is complete, still bright, with some fairly minimal edgewear and chipping. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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32 Clouston, J. Storer The Lunatic at Large. A Novel
New York F.M. Buckles & Company 1905 First American Edition. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Latimer J. Wilson 
New York: F.M. Buckles & Company, 1905. The second book written by the Scottish authorJoseph Storer Clouston (1870-1944), a mystery that achieved great popularity; it is strangely uncommon now. Although called to the bar, Clouston devoted himself to his writing career, and was quite prolific. This is a Very Good (Plus) to Near Fine copy of the First American Edition, with illustrations by Latimer J. Wilson. Tan decorative cloth binding of a gated estate in white, red, and black. White lettering on the spine. Clean text; 312 pages. Mildly bumped and a bit of a loss to the white spine lettering, else a Fine copy. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First American Edition.. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Latimer J. Wilson. First Edition. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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33 Collins, Wilkie The Dead Secret
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1908 First Thus Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket W. Sherman Potts 
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1908. Fourth published novel by Collins, first published serially in 1856. This is a Near Fine copy. Red cloth binding with gilt titling on the spine and a decorative gilt Scribner logo on the front cover. Clean text; x, 462 pages. Faint smudge to lower Title Page; one of the rear endpapers has been torn (possibly when opening), resulting in two chips. No dustjacket; in an archival plastic protector,.. First Thus. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by W. Sherman Potts. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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34 Crumley, James Bordersnakes
New York Mysterious Press 1996 0892965738 / 9780892965731 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Mysterious Press, 1996. Crumley's characters occupy a funny and psychedelic space, rampaging throughout the American West. This copy in unread condition; in plastic cover. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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35 Crumley, James Dancing Bear
New York Random House 1983 0394521951 / 9780394521954 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine Paul Bacon 
New York: Random House, 1983. Crumley's fourth novel, becoming scarce. Unclipped DJ has slight curl/creasing and faint pencil erasure on flaps, else Fine. In an archival plastic cover. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Paul Bacon. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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36 Crumley, James The Mexican Tree Duck
New York Mysterious Press 1993 0892963913 / 9780892963911 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Mysterious Press, 1993. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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37 Davis, Richard Harding In the Fog
New York R.H. Russell 1902 First American Edition. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Thomas Mitchell Pierce & F.D. Steele 
New York: R.H. Russell, 1902. Davis's "Queen's Quorum" mystery. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition, in an exceptionally nice publisher's binding. Navy blue cloth binding with a paper illustration bound with gilt on the front cover; gilt lettering and decoration on the spine. Illustrations by Thomas Mitchell Pierce and F.D. Steele. Clean text; 155 pages. Exceptionally bright and supple. Minor spotting to the page ends, lower spine rubbed a bit, two small black stains on lower front cover. Still, an attractive book and worth a read today. In an archival plastic protector.. First American Edition.. Fine Binding. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Thomas Mitchell Pierce & F.D. Steele. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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38 Delannoy, Burford The Margate Mystery
New York Brentano's Publishers 1901 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
New York: Brentano's Publishers, 1901. An early mystery by British author Adolphus Eugene Judge (1856-1931) under his pseudonym of Burford Delannoy. This is a Very Good (Plus) to Near Fine copy of the First Edition. A scarce title. Maroon cloth binding with titling on the front cover and spine in gilt. Clean text; 309 pages. Very bright and clear. Slight bumping, else a Fine copy. No dustjacket; in an archival plastic protector.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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39 Doyle, A. Conan A Study in Scarlet and A Case of Identity
Chicago Geo. M. Hill Co. 1898 Later Printing Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket 
Chicago: Geo. M. Hill Co., 1898. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of an early pirate edition of one of Doyle's most famous stories. Maroon cloth binding; blindstamped with a four-leaf clover on the front cover; ruled on the spine, with gilt titling. There is no publication date; Hill was founded in 1893, and bankrupt by 1902. This book is usually dated to 1898 or 1893. Clean text; 232 pages, with top-edge in gilt. There is hardly any wear to the covers; a bit of very mild rub perhaps. The text is tanning but remains nicely clear; the front hinge is starting, but remains quite strong. An attractive book that presents very well. In an archival plastic protector.. Later Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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40 Doyle, A. Conan A Study in Scarlet. The First Book About Sherlock Holmes
London, Melbourne and Toronto Ward, Lock & Co., Limited 1910 Later Printing Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
London, Melbourne and Toronto: Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, 1910. This small-format edition features a scarlet binding with Holmes and his smoking pipe on the front cover. This illustration is found on several of Ward, Lock's editions, and is rather famous on its own; they were the first publisher of this famous tale (in 1888) and were handsomely rewarded by owning the copyright. This is a Very Good copy of a Later Printing, with no publication date. Quercus estimates the date as 1910-20, and awaits further information. Clean text; 255 pages; frontis illustration. Some toning to the text due to inferior paper stock. The spine has faded to brown; there is surface soiling, and a crease to the front cover. Still, the book presents well and remains attractive. In an archival plastic protector.. Later Printing. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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