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1 Brown, Fredric BEFORE SHE KILLS: Fredric Brown in the Detective Pulps, Volume 2
(Miami Beach, Florida): Dennis McMillan Publications, (1986). 0960998632 / 9780960998630 First edition thus. Fine in pictorial wraps. Small trade paperback. Cover design by William L. McMillan. 
With a biographical introduction by William F. Nolan. Included are the title tale, "A Date to Die," "Handbook for Homicide," "A Cat Walks," "The Missing Actor," and "Mad Dog!" 
Price: 12.50 USD
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2 Brown, Fredric DAYMARES
New York: Lancer Books, (1968). First edition: Paperback Original. Lancer #73-727. Mass market paperback. A suggestion of age-toning, else a bright, sharp, unread fine copy of this paperback original collection; in illustrated wraps. 
Seven examples of Brown's breezily literate, wickedly satiric "science-fantasy." Included: "Gateway to Darkness," "Daymare," "Come and Go Mad," "The Angelic Angleworm," "The Star Mouse," "Honeymoon in Hell," and "Pi in the Sky." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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3 Brown, Fredric HERE COMES A CANDLE
Lakewood, Co.: Millipede Press, 2008. First edition thus: One of 300 numbered copies, SIGNED by Bill Pronzini. Originally published in hardcover by Dutton in 1950. Hardcover. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a crimp to the lower spine. With a new introduction by Bill Pronzini, a bonus short story, and a rare essay by Fredric Brown. 
"Ground-breaking and innovative novel from Brown. HERE COMES A CANDLE is the story of Joe, a young man trying to get in with the rackets. Superb adaptation of '50s cultural elements to describe his own thought processes."--Fantastic Fiction. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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4 Brown, Fredric HOMICIDE SANITARIUM: Fredric Brown in the Detective Pulps, Volume 1
(Miami Beach, Florida): Dennis McMillan Publications, (1987). 0960998624 / 9780960998623 First paperback printing. With an introduction by Bill Pronzini. Fine in pictorial wraps. Small trade paperback. Cover design by William L. McMillan. 
Comprises: "Homicide Sanitarium," "Red-Hot and Hunted," "The Spherical Ghoul," "The Moon for a Nickel," "Suite for Flute and Tommy-gun," "The Cat from Siam," "Listen to the Mocking Bird." 
Price: 12.50 USD
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5 Brown, Fredric PARDON MY GHOULISH LAUGHTER: Fredric Brown in the Detective Pulps, Volume 7
(Miami Beach, Florida): Dennis McMillan Publications, (1987). 0960998667 / 9780960998661 First edition thus. Trade Paperback. Fine in pictorial wraps. Small trade paperback. Wraparound color cover art by Joe Servello and William L. McMillan. 
Introduction by Donald E. Westlake. Included: the title story and "The Incredible Bomber," "Death is a White Rabbit," "Death of a Vampire," "Twice-Killed Corpse," "A Lock of Satan's Hair," "The Ghost Breakers." 
Price: 12.50 USD
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6 Brown, Fredric and Reynolds, Mack, edited, and with Introductions by SCIENCE-FICTION CARNIVAL: Fun in Science-Fiction
Chicago: Shasta Publishers, (1953). B000BPU6DA Second printing. Hardcover. Very good plus: mild splaying to covers, mild crease to spine, light wear, tiny tear to spine crown; in red-lettered yellow shelfback over black composition boards with robot device in silver; lacking dust jacket. 
Early collection of comic genre stories with offerings by Leinster, Kuttner, Matheson, Russell, Tenn, Fyfe, Bond, George O. Smith, Larry Shaw, Clive Jackson, and each of the two editors, who also supply individual introductions. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7 Brown, Fredric; Bloch, Robert, editor THE BEST OF FREDRIC BROWN
Garden City, New York: Nelson Doubleday, Inc., (1976). First edition, first printing. Issued by the Science Fiction Book Club with code G50 on page 278. Hardcover. Near fine; in a near fine, lightly shelfworn illustrated dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Richard V. Corben. 
A terrific collection of 29 of his best works, including "Puppet Show" and "Knock." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8 Brown, Fredric THE DEAD RINGER
(London): Bloodhound Books/T.V. Boardman & Co., (1957). First edition thus: a pocket-sized paperback. Lightly worn to the edges, pale staining to rear cover, faint creasing to rear cover, about near fine, with cover art vivid and uncompromised; the cover shows a man spying on a woman in a blue trenchcoat, gun in hand, entering a carnival tent. 
Remarkably scarce U.K. pb issue of Brown's second Ed and Am Hunter mystery. "A stark naked midget was found in the freak tent, stabbed in the back -- and nobody in the show had ever seen him before!" Terrific cover art. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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9 Brown, Fredric THE DEEP END
New York: Quill, 1984. First edition thus: Advance Reading Copy. Proof. Fine in lime-green wrappers lettered in black. 
Uncorrected bound galleys. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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10 Brown, Fredric THE FAR CRY
Berkeley: Black Lizard Books, 1987. 0887390455 / 9780887390456 First edition thus: a paperback. Fine, unread copy in illustrated wraps with artwork by Kirwan. 
George Weaver was looking for peace and quiet when he rented a house outside of Taos, New Mexico, however, murder soon occupies George's waking thoughts when he begins to dig out details of a celebrated and unsolved case from years before. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1962. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Chip missing from the upper corner margin of page 97/98, mild edge wear and fading to the boards, else very good plus; lacking the dust jacket. 
One the last mystery novels by the American science fiction and mystery pulp author who never achieved great popularity in his lifetime but has now reached a near cult status among his followers. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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12 Brown, Fredric THE FREAK SHOW MURDERS: Fredric Brown in the Detective Pulps, Volume 5
(Miami Beach, Florida): Dennis McMillan Publications, (1986). 0960998640 / 9780960998647 First edition thus. Fine in pictorial wraps. Small trade paperback. Cover design by William L. McMillan. 
With an introduction by Richard A. Lupoff. Included are the title yarn, "Double Murder," "Two Biers for Two," "See No Murder," "Fugitive Imposter," and "Client Unknown." 
Price: 12.50 USD
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New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., (1953). Book club edition. Hardcover. Near fine; in a very good plus, lightly shelfworn and age-toned illustrated dust jacket with soiling and darkening to the rear panel. 
Space travel novel, justly celebrated, from the prolific mystery and sf scribe whose work enjoys near cult status. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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14 Charteris, Leslie, editor; Blochman, Lawrence G.; Woolrich, Cornell; Fredric Brown; Jakes, John THE SAINT MYSTERY LIBRARY (#13)
New York: Saint Mystery Library Books, (1960). First edition: Paperback Original. Saint Mystery Library Number 13. Introduction by Charteris. Mass market paperback. Near fine, with light edgewear, mild spine creases, a very narrow, pale strip of damp stain to upper edge of a handful of pages; in illustrated wraps. Splashy cover art of a woman tumbling headlong down a flight of stairs by Leonard Goldberg. Nice copy. 
PBO anthology comprised of Brown's "Premiere of Murder," Jakes's "The Seven New Saints," Robert Andrea's "Night of Gaiety," and the only book appearance of Woolrich's "Mimic Murder"--originally seen in a 1937 issue of BLACK MASK magazine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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