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21 (Creasey, John). Hunt, Kyle SLY AS A SERPENT
New York: Macmillan, (1967). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Light shelfwear to top and bottom edges, slightly bumped corner tips, else very good in a near fine dust jacket. 
Review copy with materials laid in. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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22 (Creasey, John). Mann, Abel DANGER WOMAN
New York: Pocket Books, (1966). First edition: Paperback Original. #50298; cover price, $.50. ''Storm had the face of an angel. She had a body that could drive men mad.'' Mass Market Paperback. A bright, fine, unread copy in illustrated wraps. A whisper of age-toning within, else as fresh as the day it came off the press. Cover painting by Roger Kastel. The title seems to play on DANGER MAN, the hit U.K. spy series with Patrick McGoohan. 
Creasey, cloaked as Mann for the first and only time, introduces "the legendary Storm. Our own Mata Hari." Though she didn't catch on, she looks quite fetching in the splendid cover art, clad in only a sheet, a pistol in her hand, a dead man in her bed. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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23 (Creasey, John). Morton, Anthony THE BARON AND THE UNFINISHED PORTRAIT
New York: Walker and Company, (1970). 0802752152 / 9780802752154 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. About near fine (with a narrow band of darkening to the edges of the covers); in a near fine illustrated dust jacket that shows minor age-toning. 
From the prolific author of THE BARON AND THE STOLEN LEGACY. The Baron goes undercover with a jewel and art thief to find out who is trying to kill a wealthy woman. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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24 (Crossen, Kendall Foster). Richards, Clay THE GENTLE ASSASSIN
Indianapolis/Kansas City/New York: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., (1964). B0006BMCZE First edition, first printing. Jacket design by Burt Goldblatt. Hardcover. Age darkening to perimeters of covers, thus near fine, in brick-red cloth shelfback over white patterned boards; in an age-toned dust jacket with light rubbing, a small chip to upper rear panel, closed tear with attendant crease to upper front, mild wear. 
A Colonel Kim Locke mystery by Kendall Foster Crossen under pseudonym. Crossen launched the Locke series under his own name, with THE TORTURED PATH (1957), and THE BIG DIVE (1959). In this entry, the CIA operative must follow a lead to Cuba. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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25 (Dickens, Charles). Garfield, Leon THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD
New York: Pantheon Books, (1980). 0394519183 / 9780394519180 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. An about near fine copy with some edgewear and age-darkening, in a pictorial dust jacket that is rubbed, shelfworn, and shows a few short closed edge tears and attendant light creasing. 
The distinguished and popular juvenile adventure novelist tries his hand at completing Dickens's tantalizing unfinished mystery. Introduced by Edward Blishen, and decorated with b&w illustrations within and jacket art without by Anthony Maitland. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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26 (Disch, Thomas M. & Sladek, John T.) Demijohn, Thom BLACK-ALICE
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Co., Inc., 1968. First edition. Hardcover. Very small, almost imperceptible stain to top edge, else near fine with pages very slightly age-toned; in very very slightly edgeworn and age-toned dust jacket with provocative wraparound art work by Virginia Fritz. 
Pseudononymous collaboration between Disch and Sladek is a social satire cloaked in the trappings of a suspense novel. A nice copy. Fritz's cover painting features Tenniel's Alice recoiling from Topsy ("Ah jes' growed, honey!") 
Price: 50.00 USD
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27 (Doherty, P.C.) Clynes, Michael A BROOD OF VIPERS
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1996). 0312139381 / 9780312139384 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
The fourth foray into murder in Tudor England to appear cloaked with this pseudonym. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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28 (Doherty, P.C.) Clynes, Michael THE WHITE ROSE MURDERS
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1993). 0312089201 / 9780312089207 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"Being the first journal of Sir Roger Shallot concerning wicked conspiracies and horrible murders perpetrated in the reign of King Henry VIII."--subtitle. 
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DANGER IN MY BLOOD, (Farris, John).  Brackeen, Steve
29 (Farris, John). Brackeen, Steve DANGER IN MY BLOOD
Greenwich, Conn: Crest Book/Fawcett Publications, Inc., (1959). First edition, first printing: A paperback original. Crest Book #316; cover price, $.25. Mass market paperback. Spine crease, faint reader's crease, else about near fine in illustrated wraps with artwork by Barye Phillips. 
"There she was. Curled up in the only easy chair in the place, wearing a pair of very tight black pants, a see-through pink blouse and one of those sly baby faces full of wonder and wickedness. 'My name's Sheila,' she said, 'I want you to kill somebody."' 
Price: 20.00 USD
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30 (Fish, Robert L.) Pike, Robert L. DEADLINE: 2 A.M.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company , Inc., 1976. 0385035632 / 9780385035637 First edition. Hardcover. Mild fading at the shelf edges, else a near fine copy in black over electric-blue boards with gilt titles to the spine; in a lightly age-toned dust jacket with tiny tears and accompanying wear to the head and heel of spine. 
A Lieutenant Reardon novel inscribed to John Ball, the Edgar Award-winning author of IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT, and SIGNED twice by Fish as "Robert L. Pike" and "Robert L. Fish." A nice association copy. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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31 (Fleming, Ian). Gardner, John SCORPIUS
London/Sydney/Auckland/Toronto: Hodder & Stoughton, (1988). 03404155231 First edition. Hardcover. Textblock shows uniform mild age-toning (as expected), else a fine copy in gilt-lettered black paper-over-boards; in a fine, illustrated dust jacket. 
Bond is pitted against Father Valentine, nicknamed Scorpius, a terrorist arms dealer and one of the most ruthless and sinister villains the agent has ever encountered in this seventh entry in Gardner's 007 series. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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32 (Fletcher, Lucille). Ullman, Allan NIGHT MAN: A Novelization by Allan Ullman From the Screen Play by Lucille Fletcher
New York: Random House, (1951). First edition, first printing. Warmly inscribed to editor Saxe [Cummins], and SIGNED by Ullman to the front free endpaper. Hardcover. Tiny bump to upper edge of rear cover, else near fine; in a photo-pictorial dust jacket with a half-inch chip to upper front panel, small nicks to spine ends, creases and a few closed edge tears. Jacket photograph of a horrified woman by Victor Keppler. 
Suspense thriller based upon a screenplay by radio writer Lucille Fletcher and turned into a novel by Allan Ullman, the same team that created SORRY, WRONG NUMBER. The script remained unproduced until a 1992 TV production starring Joanna Kerns. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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33 (Gifford, Barry). Nelson, Kent THE STRAIGHT MAN
(Berkeley, CA): A Black Lizard Book/Creative Arts Book Company, (1978). 0916870111 / 9780916870119 First edition, first printing: a paperback original. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in illustrated wraps. 
Pseudonymous crime novel purportedly written by Barry Gifford, although he does not list it on his website. The first Black Lizard novel, an imprint of the Creative Arts Book Company of Berkeley, California, founded and edited by Barry Gifford. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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34 (Giles, Kenneth). McGirr, Edmund BARDEL'S MURDER
New York: Walker, (1973). 0802752934 / 9780802752932 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Some mild dampstaining to lower extremities, thus very good; in an age-toned dust jacket that also bears faint evidence of dampstain to lower front and rear panels. 
A Piron Mystery. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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35 (Hamilton, Donald). Bernstein, Elmer, composer/conductor THE SILENCERS
[No place]. RCA Victor, 1966. LOC-1120 (Mono). Mint; factory-sealed long-playing soundtrack album; color photo art prominently features ''Matt Helm's Slaygirls''--a bevy of scantily clad blondes, brunettes, and redheads--each brandishing a weapon: rapier, automatic rifle, six-gun, axe, pistol, dagger. 
Score by veteran film composer Bernstein for the first of the Hollywoodized Matt Helm pictures starring crooner Dean Martin with Cyd Charisse, Daliah Lavi and Stella Stevens in tow. Vocals by Vicki Carr. "Nineteen sixty-sex! The Year of the Slaygirls!" 
Price: 50.00 USD
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36 (Hammett, Dashiell). Hammett, Jo DASHIELL HAMMETT: A Daughter Remembers
New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers/An Otto Penzler Book, (2001). 0786708921 / 9780786708925 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Edited by Richard Layman and Julie M. Rivett, this revealing biographical memoir by Hammett's daughter is illustrated with personal photographs. Quarto. 172 pages. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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(Kent, Ohio): Kent State University Press, (1968). 0873380339 / 9780873380331 First edition, first printing. The Serif Series Bibliographies and Checklists, Number 13. Hardcover. A little less than near fine: mild fading to spine, faint spotting to front outer hinge; in celadon-green cloth with gilt spine titling; no dust jacket. Duodecimo. 
"The titles listed are the titles used in the original appearance. Second titles are also listed. To identify the story unequivocally, the first twenty-five or thirty words of the original have been shown."--from Mundell's preface. 52 pages. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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38 (Hammett, Dashiell). Nolan, William F. HAMMETT: A Life at the Edge
New York: Congdon & Weed, Inc. (1983). 0312922817 / 9780312922818 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. About near fine, in gilt-lettered milk chocolate shelfback over natural boards; in a lightly age-toned illustrated dust jacket. 276 pages including notes, bibliographies, and an index. Illustrated. 
Full-length biography of the brilliant and influential detective writer. Nolan is a genre author himself, and he helped to launch the serious study of Hammett as an important American novelist with his 1978 DASHIELL HAMMETT: A Case Book. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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39 (Hammett, Dashiell). Symons, Julian DASHIELL HAMMETT
San Diego/New York/London: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, (1985). 0151239509 / 9780151239504 First edition, first printing: Hardcover issue. Fine in a fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. Tall thin octavo. 178 pages; Notes, bibliography, and an index. 
This volume is one of the HBJ Album Biography series, edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli. A compact and generously illustrated study of the consummate craftsman who revolutionized a genre. Photos reproduce many vintage paperback, hardcover, and pulp covers. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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40 (Hansen, Joseph). James Colton STRANGE MARRIAGE
Los Angeles, California: Argyle Books, (1965). B0007EANA6 First edition, first printing. Inscribed, dated (1965), and SIGNED by the author, thus: ''James Colton (Joe Hansen)'' to the endsheet. Hardcover. Textblock mildly tanned, spine a bit slanted, very light wear at the extremities, a very good plus copy, in a dust jacket that shows a number of closed tears and associated creasing, a few tiny nicks. 
Pioneering gay novel written by Joseph Hansen as by Colton. From the 1965 review in Tangents: "His homosexuals are as ordinary as his heterosexuals; in itself this is a step forward from the purple-past days of not-so-long ago." Young, 748. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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