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DANGER IN MY BLOOD, (Farris, John).  Brackeen, Steve
21 (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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22 (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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23 (Lansdale, Joe R.) Slater, Ray TEXAS NIGHT RIDERS
New York City: Leisure Books, (1983). 0843920238 / 9780843920239 First edition: Paperback Original. Mass market paperback. Unobtrusive bookstore stamp to a preliminary page, mild wear to the edges, very superficial reader's creases, else a near fine copy in illustrated wraps. 
Pulpish Western paperback original, penned by Lansdale under the Ray Slater rubric, and SIGNED to the title-page thus, "Ray Slater alias--Joe R. Lansdale (his own self)." 
Price: 50.00 USD
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24 (Matheson, Richard). Rice, Jeff THE NIGHT STRANGLER
New York: Pocket Books, (1974). First edition, first printing. Pocket Books #78352. Mild rubbing and edgewear, else near fine in decorated wraps. 
PBO sequel to the Edgar-winning TV movie THE NIGHT STALKER leads intrepid, hard-bitten investigative reporter Carl Kolchak (memorably essayed by Darren McGavin) on an ungodly chase through Seattle. Matheson is cover-credited only for the screenplay. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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25 (Nuetzel, Charles). Davidson, John WOMAN TRAP
Los Angeles, California: Uptown Books, 1962. First edition, first printing: a paperback original. Uptown Book No. 705; cover price, $.50. Mass market paperback. Fine in color photo-pictorial wraps. PBO sleaze by Charles Nuetzel under pseudonymn. The author has SIGNED this copy as both Nuetzel and Davidson. 
"She was the kind of creature that convulsed into a sea of rippling heated waves, thrashing and squirming as if she hadn't had a man in years, when the truth was that the more she made love, the wilder she became." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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26 (Shelley, Mary). Russell, Ken, director; Volk, Stephen, author GOTHIC
London: Grafton Books, (1987). 0586073353 / 9780586073353 First edition: paperback Original. Mass market paperback. Mild bump to heel of spine, very light corner crease to front cover, else very nearly fine in color photo-illustrated wraps. 
Volk's novelized script offers a lurid take on the contest born of a rainy night which inspired Byron (Gabriel Byrne), Shelley (Julian Sands), Polidori (Timothy Spall) and Mary Shelley (Natasha Richardson) to try their hands at a tale of terror. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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27 (Shelley, Mary). Russell, Ken, director; Volk, Stephen, author GOTHIC
London: Grafton Books, (1987). 0586073353 / 9780586073353 First edition: paperback Original. Mass market paperback. Fine in color photo-illustrated wraps. 
Novelization by Volk of his screenplay for Russell's film which--with extravagant poetic license--chronicles the infamous night at the Villa Deodati that inspired Mary Shelley to write FRANKENSTEIN. The film starred Gabriel Byrne and Natasha Richardson. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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28 Aaronovitch, Ben and Kate Orman SO VILE A SIN
(London): (Virgin Publishing Ltd.), (1997). 0426204840 / 9780426204848 First edition, first printing: a paperback original. Hardcover. Faint crease to the upper corner tips, else very nearly fine in illustrated wraps with cover painting by Jon Sullivan. 
A scarce title in the New Adventures of Doctor Who series. The Doctor returns to the thirtieth century, searching for the source of a terrifying weapon. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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29 Ackerman, Forrest J, editor THE FRANKENSCIENCE MONSTER
New York: Ace Books, (1969). First edition: Paperback Original. Ace 25130. Mass market paperback. Very fine, unread copy in decorated wraps with color cover painting by Verne Tossey depicting Karloff and his most famous creation. Illustrated with photographs; with listings of the horror great's film, TV, radio, and stage credits. 
"Everything you could possibly wish to know about the late, great Boris Karloff," assembled by "Mr. Science Fiction" with his characteristically breezy, pun-filled brio. Tributes by Bradbury, Bloch, Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Lon Chaney, etc. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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30 Adler, Warren I AM A WOMAN
(Tallahassee, Florida): (Naiad Press)/A Volute Book, 1983. 0930044355 / 9780930044350 First edition thus: a paperback. This copy SIGNED by the author to the title-page. Very mild creases to lower covers, faint age-toning to covers and textblock, a near fine, unread copy in silhouette-illustrated wraps. 
"The saga of Laura and Beebo begins here, with its somewhat old-fashioned language and a few dated attitudes, but with a fresh and youthful joy in love and lust and all hopeful possibilities that defies the passage of time."--Bannon, 2001. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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31 Alam, Glynn Marsh DIVE DEEP AND DEADLY
(Pearl River, NY): Memento Mori Mystery, (2000). 0966107292 / 9780966107296 First edition, first printing: a trade paperback original. Trade Paperback. Fine, in illustrated wraps. A new book. 
"From the Florida swampland, where sudden violent death is a fact of nature, comes Luanne Fogerty with a knack for survival and solving murders."--Elizabeth D. Squire. "Alam has gone and invented a whole new genre--the swamp noir."--John Shannon. 
Price: 12.95 USD
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32 Anthony, Mark THE DARK REMAINS
New York: Bantam Books, (2001). 0553381016 / 9780553381016 First edition: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in: a trade paperback original. Trade Paperback. Fine in slick, illustrated wraps. Cover art by Stephen Youll. 
Book Three of THE LAST RUNE, preceded by BEYOND THE PALE and THE KEEP OF FIRE. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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LIKE ICE SHE WAS: A Lou Largo Novel, Ard, William
33 Ard, William LIKE ICE SHE WAS: A Lou Largo Novel
Derby, Connecticut: Monarch Books, Inc., (1960). First edition: Paperback Original. Monarch #147. Cover price, $.35. Mass market paperback. Near fine: covers and pages mildly age-toned, a hint of wear to the extremities, a tiny, faint corner crease to lower front cover; in illustrated wraps. 
"She Played it Cool--But She Liked it Hot." Final Largo book penned by Ard (Lawrence Block and John Jakes kept the series alive after Ard's death). Noir cover painting looks back to vintage calendar art and forward to fine art alchemized from pulp. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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34 Ard, William LIKE ICE SHE WAS: A Lou Largo Novel
Derby, Connecticut: Monarch Books, Inc., (1960). First edition: Paperback Original. Monarch #147. Cover price, $.35. Mass market paperback. Very good plus: minor wear, some very mild, nearly imperceptible creasing, pages age-toned, very light spine crease; in illustrated wraps. The last Lou Largo actually written by Ard (Lawrence Block and John Jakes ghosted the series after Ard's death). 
Scarce PBO with one of the most arresting cover paintings ever published: the bad girl art is racy, not obscene, but there is something about the weird posed quality and the pulp naif style that powerfully conveys the "ice" in this girl's veins. Creepy. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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35 Armistead, Bob NEVER TO QUIT
(Nashville, Tennessee): Eggman Publishing, (1993). 0963502611 / 9780963502612 First edition, first printing: Trade paperback original. Trade Paperback. Fine in illustrated wraps. Octavo. 151 pages. 
Civil War novel featuring Nathan Bedford Forrest and his friend and subordinate, James Wilson. Bob Armistead is a Civil War Historian and gallery owner focusing on Civil War art and battle souvenirs. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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36 Asimov, Isaac; Greenberg, Martin Harry; and Waugh, Carol-Lynn Rossel, editors 13 HORRORS OF HALLOWEEN
(New York, N.Y.): Avon Books, (1983). First edition, first printing: a paperback original. Mass market paperback. Mild creases to upper corners and to spine, light wear to shelf-edges, still fairly tight and clean in illustrated wraps. 
With an introduction by Isaac Asimov, this collection brags 13 goulish tales by Ray Bradbury, Edward D. Hoch, Edith Wharton, Ellery Queen, Talmage Powell, William Bankier, Robert Grant, A Sarrantonio, Lewis Shiner, Gahan Wilson, Isaac and Robert F. Young. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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37 Asprin, Robert M.Y.T.H. INC. LINK
Norfolk/Virginia Beach, The Donning Company/Publishers, (1986). 0898654726 / 9780898654721 First edition, first printing: trade paperback original. Trade Paperback. Fine, unread, as-new, in illustrated wraps. 
For the first time we see the Myth universe through the eyes of characters other than Skeeve, including a story from the Gleep's viewpoint! 
Price: 5.00 USD
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New York: Pocket Books, (1976). 067180796X / 9780671807962 First edition: Paperback Original. Pocket Books #80796; cover price $1.75. Mass market paperback. A fine, unread copy in color-illustrated wraps. With over 50 photo-illustrations. 
Backstage story of the mind-numbingly off-target remake, highlighted by Kong dipping castaway Dwan (Jessica Lange in her film debut) in a waterfall and blowing her dry!--and makeup whiz Rick Baker lumbering around in a monkey-suit. Camp-rageous. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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39 Baird, Wilhelmina CHAOS COME AGAIN
New York: Ace Books, (1996). First edition: Review copy, with materials laid in. Trade Paperback. Fine in glossy illustrated wraps. 
Trade paperback. The author of Psykosis takes us to a place where symbiotes have delivered humankind to the next phase of telepathic evolution, where reality is flexible, and chaos is the norm. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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40 Banks, Carolyn A HORSE TO DIE FOR
New York: Fawcett Gold Medal, (1996). 0449149692 / 9780449149690 First edition, first printing: a paperback original. Hardcover. Fine in illustrated wraps. 
Banks is best known for her horse-mystery series centered around a married, horse-owning couple who falls time and again into a dark and bizarre underbelly of shady stables and twisted trainers. Fifth installment in the equestrian series. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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