MYSTERY and  IMAGINATION

      on-line Bookstore

 Mystery, Detective, Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror


 
Quick Search

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
Advanced Search
 
BROWSE BY CATEGORY
Mystery.
Spy and Espionage Fiction.
Science Fiction/Fantasy.
Horror.
Ghost Stories.
Adventure Fiction.
Historical Fiction.
Western Literature.
Black Literature.
Plays and Playwrights.
Poetry.
Literary Criticism.
Literary Biography.
Film History and Criticism.
Western Americana.
Californiana.
Children's Literature.
Illustrated Books.
Oziana.
Baumiana.
Signed.
Screenplays.
CHILDREN'S SHOWCASE
COMICS AND ANIMATION SHOWCASE
LITERATURE SHOWCASE
MYSTERY SHOWCASE
PERFORMING ARTS SHOWCASE
SF SHOWCASE
AMERICANA SHOWCASE
ART SHOWCASE
Paperback Originals.
Bibliomystery.

View a complete list of subjects
 
Our secure web pages are hosted by Chrislands Inc, who use a Thawte SSL Certificate to ensure secure transmission of your information.
Fully Trusted SSL Certificate
 
 
 

Mystery.

Mystery.

Click on Title to view full description

 
61 (Macdonald, Ross). Macdonald, John Ross THE IVORY GRIN
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1952. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Faint spotting to the top page edges, and the spine appears age-toned and mildly faded, else very good plus and clean; lacking the dust jacket 
The fourth Lew Archer novel, released in the wake of extravagant praise from, notably, Anthony Boucher, who had enthusiastically ranked Macdonald in the now universally acknowledged holy trinity of hard-boiled deities along with Hammett and Chandler. 
Price: 50.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
62 (Macdonald, Ross). Millar, Kenneth THE THREE ROADS
New York, N.Y.: Dell Publishing Company, [1951]. First edition thus: Dell Book #497; cover price, $.25. Tight solid, very good plus copy with some mild rubbing and faint creases at the extremities. Cover art by Robert Stanley shows a man and woman--unconscious or dead, the woman's sprawling, naked body strategically draped by the title banner. 
Macdonald's last novel under his own name, in a striking Dell mapback edition with sensational Stanley cover painting. Rear cover depicts "sunny California" with four insets. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
63 (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
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
64 (McNeile, Herman Cyril). Sapper THE RETURN OF BULLDOG DRUMMOND
(London): Hutchinson Library Services, (1975). First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in blue composition binding with gilt spine titles; in a lightly rubbed, faintly age-toned, illustrated dust jacket. 
Nifty re-issue of the Bulldog Drummond yarn which first appeared in 1932 from Hodder and Stoughton. Filmed as "Bulldog Drummond's Revenge" by Paramount with John Howard and John Barrymore. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
65 (Mysterious Press). MYSTERIOUS PRESS SAMPLER: Spring 1987
New York: The Mysterious Press, (1987). First edition: Trade Paperback Original. Trade Paperback. Fine in slick wraps. A sampler of books published by Mysterious Press in 1987 sent to prospective dealers. 
Excerpts from: THE KILLJOY by Anne Fine; THE CORPSE IN OOZAK'S POND by Charlotte MacLeod; ROUGH CIDER by Peter Lovesey; THE SEEDS OF TREASON by Ted Allbeury and books by Teri White, William Marshall, Arthur Lyons, Doug Hornig and William L. DeAndrea. 
Price: 25.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
66 (Peters, Ellis). Whiteman, Robin THE CADFAEL COMPANION: The World of Brother Cadfael
London: Macdonald, (1991). 0356200523 / 9780356200521 First edition, First printing. Square quarto. Hardcover. Fine in blue cloth ornamented in gilt with device to front cover, lettering to spine, decorated endpapers, printed on cream stock in black with blue intial letters and decorations, with blue ribbon marker; in illustrated dust jacket. 
Unusually handsome, dauntingly comprehensive guide to the Cadfael mysteries: people, places, properties and herbs mentioned in the (then) eighteen novels and three stories. Maps, appendices, glossaries, bibliography. With an introduction by Peters. 
Price: 50.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
67 (Phillpotts, Eden). Hext, Harrington NUMBER 87
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1922. First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Some very light wear and an occasional abraded spot to extremities, pages mildly age-toned--as expected, else an about near fine copy in gilt-stamped blue cloth; lacking the dust jacket. 
First of four yarns issued under the Hext pseudonym, by the British author noted for his Dartmoor cycle of novels. This one has a strong sf element--a mysterious murdering creature called "The Bat"--who turns out to be a mechanical device! In Bleiler. 
Price: 25.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
68 (Poe, Edgar Allan). Madsen, David BLACK PLUME: The Suppressed Memoirs of Edgar Allan Poe
(London): Grafton Books, (1991). 0586209816 / 9780586209813 First U.K. edition: A Grafton UK Original. Absolutely perfect, unread, as-new, mint copy in illustrated wraps, with sensational montage-style cover portrait of Poe by Ian Miller. 
Fictional memoir recreates Poe's strange marriage to a child-bride, his alcohol addiction, his agonizing battle against his sensual nature, and involves the writer in solving a series of shocking murders beyond even his own tortured imaginings. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
69 (Pronzini, Bill). Foxx, Jack THE JADE FIGURINE
Indianapolis/New York: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., (1972). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket that is bright and fresh, and shows some very light edgewear, one tiny nick to upper rear panel, and a hint of fading to the spine. 
Suspenser set in the Far East, by Pronzini under pseudonym. Free-lance charter pilot Dan Connell is tempted by a cohort's offer to bring him in on a smuggling caper; Connell turns his pal down, and then the man is murdered and Connell is implicated. 
Price: 50.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
70 (Queen, Ellery). Dannay, Fred Typed Letter, SIGNED, dated November 6, 1977 From Fred Dannay (one half of Ellery Queen) to Mrs. John (Pat) Ball, wife of mystery writer, John Ball and novelist in her own right.
New York: Unpublished, 1977. Full-page, letter-sized, single sheet on Ellery Queen's stationery with typed New York address; several ink corrections, paragraphs bracketed with ink, two brief ink page notations on verso. Faint creases on the upper corner, overall clean and fine. 
A mini-seminar on the art of mystery writing by one of its leading practioners to fledgling novelist, Pat Ball. Dannay summarizes Mrs. Ball's writing deficiencies while providing much encouragement to her. Mrs. Ball later published under, Nan Hamilton. 
Price: 375.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
71 (Queen, Ellery). Nevins, Francis M., Jr. & Ray Stanich THE SOUND OF DETECTION: Ellery Queen's Adventures in Radio
(Madison, In): Brownstone Books, (1983). First edition, first printing: Trade paperback original. Trade Paperback. Fine in black-and-white perfectbound wraps. Octavo. 109 pages; illustrated with photographs. 
A detailed history of the Ellery Queen radio programs--with a complete listing of all the shows. Also contains much biographical material about the two cousins, Frederic Dannay and Manfred Lee, who created Ellery Queen in 1929. 
Price: 25.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
72 (Rossner, Robert). Ross, Ivan T. THE MAN WHO WOULD DO ANYTHING
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1963. B000GLPJRM First edition, first printing. Rubber-stamped film story department address to the front endpaper. Hardcover. Mild lean to the spine, else fine in pale blue cloth with silver titles stamped to the spine; in a mildly age-toned, else near fine dust jacket with cover illustration by Paul Galdone. 
Crime Club selection in which a would-be writer is tempted into crime. Set in New York City. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
73 (Ruth Rendell). Vine, Barbara GRASSHOPPER
New York: Harmony Books, (2000). First U.S. edition: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Lower spine end very slightly crimped, else fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Ruth Rendell's novels written under the nom-de-plume Barbara Vine are dark psychological novels that focus on the inner landscape of one character. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
74 (Sayers, Dorothy L.) Hall, Trevor H. DOROTHY L. SAYERS: Nine Literary Studies
(Hamden, Connecticut): Archon Books, 1980. 0208018778 / 9780208018779 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Two illustrations on coated stock inserts: frontis reproduces a page from the programme of the first performance of BUSMANS' HOLIDAY; second illo is a Strand Magazine frontis for "The Iron Circlet." 
Hall investigates, detective-fashion, a number of literary mysteries re: Ms. Sayers, including: a comparison of Wimsey and Holmes, Sayers' opinion of and works on Doyle, little-known facts about her husband, and other intriguing bio and biblio titbits. 
Price: 25.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
75 (Sherlockiana). Andrews, Val SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE EMINENT THESPIAN
(Rumford, Essex). Ian Henry Publications, [undated]. 086025268X / 9780860252689 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Pages uniformly tanned, as expected, else fine, in a fine, illustrated dust jacket with artwork by Lesley Williams. 
The crown jewels have been stolen from the Tower of London and the trail to recover them leads Holmes and Watson to the stage of the Lyceum Theatre where the American actor William Gillette is performing as Sherlock Holmes! 
Price: 25.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
76 (Sherlockiana). Bell, H.W., edited by BAKER STREET STUDIES
New York: Otto Penzler Books, (1995). 1883402913 / 9781883402914 First edition thus: Paperback. Small remainder stripe to lower edge, else a very nearly fine, as-new, unread copy in slick, illustrated wraps. 
Classic compendium of Holmesiana originally published in 1934. Scarce in Penzler's paperback reissue! Pieces by Starrett, Knox, Helen Simpson, Bell, others. "Bell's work is a landmark and a model of method."--Barzun and Taylor. 
Price: 25.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
77 (Sherlockiana). Brown, Russell A. SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE MYSTERIOUS FRIEND OF OSCAR WILDE
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1988). 0312022808 / 9780312022808 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
It's 1895 and deadly games are afoot in London. Against a backdrop of terrorist dynamitings, a humbled Holmes reluctantly accepts the aid of Oscar Wilde to unravel two tangled plots. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
78 (Sherlockiana). Copper, Basil THE RECOLLECTIONS OF SOLAR PONS
Minneapolis, Minnesota: Fedogan & Bremer, (1995). 1878252208 / 9781878252203 First edition, trade issue: one of 1900 copies printed. Hardcover. Fine, bound in gilt-stamped black cloth, in a fine, illustrated dust jacket. The vivid color jacket painting and very appealing b&w interior illustrations are by Sherlockian artist Stephanie Hawk. 
August Derleth created Holmesian detective Solar Pons to fill the void created when Doyle ceased writing Sherlock Holmes stories, and the series was continued by Derleth's friend Copper. Four adventures comprise this very handsome edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
79 (Sherlockiana). Davies, David Stuart THE TANGLED SKEIN
Ashcroft, British Columbia: Calabash Press, 1998. 189956246X / 9781899562466 First trade paperback edition. Trade Paperback. Fine in slick illustrated wraps with snazzy black-and-white cover art by Chris Senior. 
Sherlockian yarn by the lifelong Holmes aficionado. With an introduction by Peter Cushing, who played Holmes a number of times on film, notably in the Hammer and BBC adaptations of THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES. 
Price: 25.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
80 (Sherlockiana). Dibdin, Michael THE LAST SHERLOCK HOLMES STORY
New York: Pantheon Books, (1978). 0394500652 / 9780394500652 First U.S. edition, first printing: Review copy, with the publisher's slip laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
In his first book, Michael Dibdin pits the sleuth of Baker Street against the Butcher of Whitechapel--the archfiend Jack the Ripper. 
Price: 50.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
< PREV  1 2 3   4  5 6 7 8 9 10  NEXT >   Skip 10 >>


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to bookfellows@gowebway.com
Copyright©2018. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie