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New York: Stein and Day, (1985). 0812830369 / 9780812830361 First U.S. edition, first printing: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"Who really was Jack the Ripper? The suspects cover the entire range of Victorian society. The author whirls the reader from ballroom to barroom, from vicarage to spiritualist gathering to Baker Street with spellbinding skill."--Fantastic Fiction. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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102 (Sherlockiana). Van Ash, Cay TEN YEARS BEYOND BAKER STREET
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, (1984). 0060151714 / 9780060151713 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in gilt-lettered russet cloth over tan boards; in a fine, illustrated dust jacket. Subtle and appealing jacket painting by Peter Elwell. 
Sherlock Holmes pastiche in which the world's most famous consulting detective is lured back from retirement to match wits with the Chinese master-criminal Dr. Fu Manchu. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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103 (Sherlockiana). Williams, Gerard DR. MORTIMER AND THE ALDGATE MYSTERY
New York: St. Martin's Press, (2001). 031226920X / 9780312269203 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
This first novel depicts a realistic Victorian society in a tale of intrigue featuring Dr. James Moriarty and his friend Dr. Watson who investigate the reasons for a beautiful woman being held in captivity. Williams is a pseudonym of Gary Newman. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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104 (Sherlockiana). Tracy, Jack THE ENCYCLOPAEDIA SHERLOCKIANA: Or, A Universal Dictionary of the State of Knowledge of Sherlock Holmes and his Biographer John H. Watson, M.D.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company , Inc., 1977. 0385030614 / 9780385030618 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Tall octavo. 411 pages. 
A definitive reference source to the names, places, and terms from Conan Doyle's stories. With illustrations, period photos, maps, an introduction by the author, and a bibliography. More than 3,500 entries and 8,000 story citations. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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105 (Stout, Rex). Anderson, David R. REX STOUT
New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing Co., (1984). 080442005X / 9780804420051 First edition, first printing: Hardcover issue. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Slim octavo. 134 pages; selected bibliography and an index. 
A lively study of Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe novels excluding most of his other writing--including the Nero Wolfe novellas and short stories. Scarce. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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106 (Stout, Rex). Baring-Gould, William S. NERO WOLFE OF WEST THIRTY-FIFTH STREET: The Life and Times of America's Largest Detective
New York: The Viking Press, (1969). 0140061940 / 9780140061949 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Inked name and date to the half-title page, small bookstore mark to the front endpaper, else near fine in black cloth-backed blue boards, spine titles in blue and silver; in a near fine, illustrated dust jacket with a few tears and creases. 
A meticulous examination of the life and times of Nero Wolfe, containing insights into Rex Stout's bigger-than-life creation. Octavo. 196 pages; includes a chronology. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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107 (Stout, Rex). Goldsborough, Robert DEATH ON DEADLINE
New York: Bantam Books, (1987). 0553051938 / 9780553051933 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a lightly age-toned dust jacket. 
The second installment in Goldsborough's continuation of the Rex Stout Nero Wolfe series. "If I hadn't known otherwise, I might have been fooled into thinking this was genuine Stout myself."--John McAleer (Rex Stout's official biographer). 
Price: 20.00 USD
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108 (Stout, Rex). McAleer, John REX STOUT: A Biography
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, (1977). 0316553409 / 9780316553407 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Name discreetly written to the front pastedown endpaper--hidden by the dust jacket flap, mild foxing to the page edges, else near fine; in a fine, photo-illustrated dust jacket. Thick octavo. 621 pages; indexed. Illustrated with photographs 
Superb biography of the creator of America's largest detective, Nero Wolfe--winner of the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Award for Best Critical/Biographical Work in 1978. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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(Los Angeles): TamTam Books, 1998. 096623460X / 9780966234602 First edition thus. Originally released in 1946 as by Vernon Sullivan, an American author Vian invented, and then ''translated'' by Vian into French Fine in illustrated wraps: a trade papeback. Vian was a French novelist, playwright, jazz critic, and translator of Chandler, Cain, and Bradbury, who died at the age of 39 while watching a preview of the 1959 Michel Gast-directed film adaptation. 
This tragi-noir about a black American avenging his brother's lynching, found the "rage and pain which Vian (almost alone) was able to hear in the black American musicians, in the bars, dives, and cellars, of the Paris of those years."--James Baldwin. 
Price: 17.00 USD
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110 (Tepper, Sheri S.) Orde, A.J. A LITTLE NEIGHBORHOOD MURDER
New York: Doubleday, (1989). 0385260377 / 9780385260374 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a lightly age-toned dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Robert Goldstrom. 
The first in a series of mysteries, written by the acclaimed sf writer Sheri S. Tepper as A.J. Orde, featuring the antiques dealer and interior designer, Jason Lynx. "Reminiscent of Alfred Hitchcock's REAR WINDOW.... A notable newcomer."--Baltimore Sun. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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111 (Thomas, Ross). Bleeck, Oliver NO QUESTIONS ASKED
New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1976. First edition. Hardcover. Slight soiling to the page edges, ghost of an erasure to the black front endpaper, else a near fine copy; a near fine, mildly age-toned dust jacket. 
Professional go-between Philip St. Ives, short of funds, agrees to recover a rare book which has been stolen and is being ransomed for $250,000, in this fifth, and last Bleeck/Thomas novel. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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112 (Vidal, Gore). Box, Edgar DEATH LIKES IT HOT
New York: The Armchair Detective Library, (1991). 1562870017 / 9781562870010 First edition thus. One of 100 numbered copies, SIGNED by the author as Edgar Box and Gore Vidal. Hardcover. Fine in a fine slipcase. 
The third novel in the trilogy of literate mysteries featuring amatuer sleuth Peter Cutler Sargeant II by Gore Vidal as "Edgar Box." Originally published by Dutton in 1954, this edition contains a new introduction by the author. At published price! 
Price: 75.00 USD
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113 (Wallace, Edgar). Lofts, W.O.G. and Adley, Derek THE BRITISH BIBLIOGRAPHY OF EDGAR WALLACE
London: Howard Baker, (1969). 0093047606 / 9780093047601 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Faint foxing to fore-edge, else fine, in blue, pebbled boards with gilt spine titling; in a mildly rubbed (as usual), else fine, illustrated dust jacket. Small octavo. 
246 pages documenting Wallace's staggering output of stories, novels, plays, articles, etc. in the U.K.; first appearances in magazines and newspapers, as well as book appearances are noted. Introduction by Penelope Wallace; preface by Leslie Charteris. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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114 (Westlake, Donald E.) Stark, Richard BACKFLASH
(New York, NY): Mysterious Press/Warner Books, (1988). 0892966629 / 9780892966622 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in a fine, if faintly age-toned, dust jacket. 
"This time, a weirdly motivated retired civil servant, an out-of-control smalltown cop, and some greedy bikers stand in the way of Parker and Co.'s successful removal of $400,000 from the gambling boat."--Dick Adler. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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115 (Westlake, Donald E.) Stark, Richard COMEBACK
(New York): The Mysterious Press, (1997). 0892966610 / 9780892966615 First edition: Advance Reading Copy. Proof. Fine in glossy pictorial wraps. 
With COMEBACK, Donald E. Westlake was persuaded by family and friends, to resurrect his legendary series of books about a career criminal known only as Parker, last seen in BUTCHER'S MOON (1974). 
Price: 20.00 USD
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116 (Westlake, Donald E.) Stark, Richard PLUNDER SQUAD
New York: Random House, (1972). 0380699060 / 9780380699063 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Tape stains to the front board, scarred evidence of tape removal to the back board, moisture staining to the upper and lower edges of the rear board, upper page edges stained, else very good; in a very good dust jacket with a dampstain to the rear panel. 
One of Westlake's Parker novels (published as by Stark), which has become a remarkably difficult book to come by. This is not an ex-library copy! 
Price: 75.00 USD
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117 (Wood, Ted). Barnao, Jack LOCKE STEP
New York: Scribner's, (1997). 0684187825 / 9780684187822 First edition: Review copy, with publisher's slip laid in. Hardcover. A fine copy in gilt-lettered lavender cloth shelfback over orange-red boards; in a fine, illustrated dust jacket. 
A John Locke mystery. This copy fondly inscribed to fellow mystery writer, John Ball, author of IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT, and SIGNED by the author, Barnao ("AKA Ted Wood") to the title-page. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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118 (Wood, Ted). Barnao, Jack LOCKE STEP: A John Locke Mystery
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1987). First edition: Review copy, with publisher's slip laid in. Hardcover. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
This copy is inscribed and SIGNED to mystery writer John Ball, "a man I'm very proud to be able to call a friend, with affection & respect. Jack Barnao, (AKA Ted Wood)." His first mystery as Jack Barnao, HAMMERLOCKE, received considerable praise. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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119 (Woolrich, Cornell). Hopley, George FRIGHT
New York: Popular Library, (1952). First paperback edition. PL #424. Mildly rubbed covers, pages tanning, as usual, nearly fine in wraps. Cover blurb intones, "Here Comes the Bride--to a Killer!" 
Cover art by Rudolph Belarski is a terrific example of the genre: A blue-gowned beauty lies lifeless and staring (with shoulder strap torn and skirt askew revealing the gartered top of her nylons) as a huge, terrified male face engulfs her in crimson. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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120 (Woolrich, Cornell). Irish, William AFTER-DINNER STORY
New York: J.B. Lippincott Company, (1944). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild staining to the cloth along the extremities, else very good plus; in a new high quality FACSIMILE dust jacket with cover art by P.K. Jackson. 
Collection of six suspense yarns published under the Irish moniker including the title story, "Marijuana," and "Rear Window"--source for Hitchcock's cinematic hymn to voyeurism starring a wheelchair-bound Jimmy Stewart and an incandescent Grace Kelly. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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