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1 Crofts, Freeman Wills A LOSING GAME
New York: Popular Library, (1941). First edition thus, first printing. Popular Library #121. Mass market paperback. Mass market paperback. Mild reading crease to front cover near spine, small nick to upper rear corner tip, some page fore-edges slightly more extended than others, still square, tight, clean, and very good in wraps. 
Evocative front cover illustration gives a key-hole peep-through view of a man clothed in pajamas lying awkwardly at the bottom of a winding staircase. Scarce paperback edition of this Golden Age mystery. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 Crofts, Freeman Wills INSPECTOR FRENCH AND THE STARVEL TRAGEDY
London: W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., (1927). First edition. Published in the U.S. as THE STARVEL HOLLOW TRAGEDY. Four pages of advertisements at the rear. Hardcover. Light soiling to the page edges, mild shelfwear to the spine ends, very slight spotting to the covers, else a very good plus copy in bright blue cloth with black titles; lacking the rare dust jacket. 
Freeman Wills Crofts, an Irish engineer and detective story writer, was the first mystery writer to regularly use the step-by-step methods of police routine in detective fiction. "A major case in French's early career..."--Barzun & Taylor. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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3 Crofts, Freeman Wills THE FUTILE ALIBI
New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1938. First U.S. edition. First appearing in the U.K. as THE END OF ANDREW HARRISON. Hardcover. Two spots of stain to the rear pastedown endpaper, covers display some mottling, else very good; in pea-green cloth with a black Red Badge Detective device to the front cover and black spine titles and rules; in a fine high quality FACSIMILE dust jacket. 
An Inspector French detective novel, first appearing in the U.K. as THE END OF ANDREW HARRISON; a "locked room" story featuring death in a locked boat cabin. Adey, LOCKED ROOM MURDERS (First edition 1979), #334. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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