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1 Symons, Julian A CRIMINAL COMEDY
(New York): Viking, (1985). First U.S. edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in orange wraps. 
"Julian Symons, twice winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award for best mystery story of the year, is at his best in this intriguing tale of adultery and murder." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 Symons, Julian A CRIMINAL COMEDY
(New York): Viking, (1986). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
Review copy with materials laid in. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 Symons, Julian A THREE-PIPE PROBLEM
New York: Harper and Row, (1975). 006014193X / 9780060141936 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine copy in a near fine dust jacket that shows some minor wear at the edges. 
"Something special, with an extra filip of an acotr who acts Sherlock Holmes on and off the stage. Julian Symons has not done a better story."--Dorothy B. Hughes. Essential reading for Sherlockians and Symonians. 
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4 Symons, Julian A THREE-PIPE PROBLEM
New York: Harper and Row, (1975). 006014193X / 9780060141936 First U.S. edition, first printing. Inscribed and SIGNED by the author. Hardcover. Fine copy in a near fine dust jacket that shows fading to the spine panel, a common flaw in this issue. 
"Lovely. Aside from the splendid puzzle and the life-size view of television behind the screen, there is a bittersweet quality rare in today's fiction."--Dorothy Salisbury Davis. Immensely engaging novel about a TV Sherlock who must solve a real crime. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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5 (Christie, Agatha). Adams, Tom; with a commentary by Julian Symons AGATHA CHRISTIE: The Art of Her Crimes
New York: Everest House Publishers, (1981). 0896961443 / 9780896961449 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in mildly age-toned, otherwise fine pictorial dust jacket. Quarto. 
Ninety of Adams's distinctively eerie and evocative Christie cover paintings are reproduced here with commentary by the artist and by mystery author and critic Julian Symons. Introduction by John Fowles. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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6 Symons, Julian BLOODY MURDER: From the Detective Story to the Crime Novel: A History
(New York, New York): Viking, (1985). 0670800961 / 9780670800964 First U.S. edition, first printing of the revised and updated edition. Review copy with publisher's slip and promotional card. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Octavo. [262] pages, including index. 
"The best history of the detective story and crime novel yet written."--Ross Macdonald. "A sound and scholarly study, written in a lively style, offering more than a few provocative opinions."--Allen J. Hubin. "A rare treat."--Sunday Times. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7 Symons, Julian CRITICAL OBSERVATIONS: Diverse Essays
New Haven, Connecticut: Ticknor and Fields, 1981. 0899190553 / 9780899190556 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in a dust jacket that betrays a hint of wear to the extremities. 
Collection of essays and reviews drawn mostly from periodical publication by the brilliant modern crime writer who was also an astute critic and social observer. Pieces on Hammett, Chandler, Simenon, and Agatha Christie are featured. 
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8 Symons, Julian CRITICAL OBSERVATIONS: Diverse Essays
New Haven, Connecticut: Ticknor and Fields, 1981. 0899190553 / 9780899190556 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in a dust jacket that betrays substantial sun-fading and light edgewear. 
Collection of literary essays by the brilliant English crime writer, critic and historian. Subjects range from Leavis and SCRUTINY to Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, and Agatha Christie. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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9 Symons, Julian CRITICAL OBSERVATIONS: Diverse Essays
New Haven, Connecticut: Ticknor and Fields, 1981. 0899190553 / 9780899190556 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Near fine (some faint dust-soiling to top edge); in a dust jacket that shows some mild edgewear and a hint of age-toning. 
A variety of literary subjects tackled by the ground-breaking crime novelist and historian of the genre. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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10 (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. 
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11 Symons, Julian MORTAL CONSEQUENCES: A History From the Detective Story to the Crime Novel
New York: Harper and Row, (1972). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. A near fine copy in a very good plus price-clipped dust jacket with shelfwear and toning to the panels. 
A literary expedition into the history of the genre by one of its leading modern exponents. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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12 Symons, Julian PLAYING HAPPY FAMILIES
(New York): Mysterious Press, (1995). 0892965789 / 9780892965786 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 

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13 Symons, Julian SOMETHING LIKE A LOVE AFFAIR
New York: Mysterious Press, (1993). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with traces of shelfwear at the bottom edges. 
Review copy with materials laid in. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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14 Symons, Julian SWEET ADELAIDE
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, (1980). 0060110791 / 9780060110796 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Mild staining to top edge, else near fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket. 
A novel loosely based on the celebrated Adelaide Bartlett murder case. 
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15 Symons, Julian THE BLACKHEATH POISONINGS
New York: Harper and Row, (1978). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Faint spotting on the rear boards, else near fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A Victorian murder mystery. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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16 Symons, Julian THE DETLING SECRET
New York: The Viking Press, (1983). First U.S. edition: Uncorrected proof. Proof. Fine in pea-green wraps. 
This is the third of Julian Symon's Victorian crime novels following THE BLACKHEATH POISONINGS and SWEET ADELAIDE; offered here in an early uncommon state. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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17 Symons, Julian THE DETLING SECRET
New York: Viking, (1983). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. 

Price: 12.50 USD
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18 Symons, Julian THE GREAT DETECTIVES: Seven Original Investigations
New York: Harry N. Abrams, (1981). First U.S. edition. SIGNED by Symons on the front free endpaper. Hardcover. Lightly bumped lower corner tips, slightly splayed boards, else a very good plus copy in a fine dust jacket. Large quarto. 
Word portraits of Maigret, Nero Wolfe, Poirot, Miss Marple and others by the mystery author and historian; each profile is accompanied by an original illustration by Tom Adams, justly celebrated for his cover art on Christie and Chandler pb reprints. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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19 Symons, Julian THE KENTISH MANOR MYSTERIES
(New York): Viking, (1988). 067082142X / 9780670821426 First U.S. edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's slip laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine photo-illustrated dust jacket featuring a still life of desk lamp, revolver and syringe. 
Fictional British TV Sherlock Holmes--actor/amateur sleuth Sheridan Haynes--returns; this time to match wits with notorious American millionaire and Doyle afficionado, Warren Waymark in this follow-up to Symon's ingenious A THREE PIPE PROBLEM. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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20 Symons, Julian THE MAN WHO LOST HIS WIFE
London: The Crime Club, (1970). First edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Title and author handwritten to the spine, and ''Sept.'' written to the front cover, else near fine in red wraps, with title label to the front cover. Rather uncommon early advance state of this crime novel. 
The late Julian Symons is regarded as one of the best of modern British crime novelists, and has won the Edgar, Gold Dagger, Grand Master of the Swedish Academy of Detection, and the Lifetime Achievement from the British Crime Writers. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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