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1 (Stratemeyer, Edward). Billman, Carol THE SECRET OF THE STRATEMEYER SYNDICATE: Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, and the Million Dollar Fiction Factory
New York: The Ungar Publishing Company, (1986). 0804420556 / 9780804420556 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. Index, notes, bibliography, checklist of Stratemeyer series. 
Chapter-length studies of the mystery-adventure superstars of Stratemeyer's publishing dynasty: the Rover Boys, the Hardy Boys, Ruth Fielding, the Happy Hollisters, and Nancy Drew; with observations about many other series characters. Illustrated. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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2 Baker, Ethel TOWER HOUSE
Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, Ltd., 1944. First edition. Hardcover. Lightly rubbed at the shelf edges, else very good in brown cloth with a chestnut-brown cactus accompanied by titles to the front cover and to the spine; in a very good chipped, edge-torn, and shelfworn dust jacket with a minor stain to the fore edge. 
Illustrated with a color frontispiece, 18 marvelous black-and-white full page wood-cuts, and scenic landscape endpapers by Manville Chapman, whose watercolor painting with soft desert hues is used to illustrate the dust jacket. Arizona setting. Scarce. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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3 Coles, Manning THE EMPEROR'S BRACELET
London: University of London Press Ltd., 1947. First U.K. edition. One of the ''Junior Novels by Famous Authors'' series. Originally issued in 1943 from Doubleday as GREAT CAESAR'S GHOST. Hardcover. Very good: spine lean, boards splayed, foxing to page edges and to endsheets; in a price-clipped pictorial dust jacket with a number of short edge tears, general shelfwear, foxing, age-toning, particularly to spine, small chip to front flap. 
The only juvenile by the writing team who created Tommy Hambledon; the action takes Jack Liss, son of the British Museum's curator, from London to Africa. Illustrated by H.M. Brock with four lively color plates and many b&w drawings in the text. Scarce. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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4 Evarts, Hal G. TREASURE RIVER
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1964). First edition. Hardcover. Lower shelf edges lightly rubbed, else very good plus in orange over tan cloth; in a very good plus dust jacket illustrated from a canyon climbing painting by John Moodie, with nicks and short tears to the spine ends and a tiny hole to the rear panel. 
This Edgar Award-nominated mystery adventure features Dave Sherman, a raft river guide. Evarts, renowned for his fast-paced adventure stories, was the son of Hal G. Evarts, Sr., a respected author of westerns. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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5 Farmer, Wendell; illustrated by Nixon Macknight FISH HOOK ISLAND MYSTERY
Garden City, New York: Doubleday and Company, Inc., 1946. B0007E79C6 Reprint. Hardcover. Mild wear, faint fingering to boards, some fading to spine and to front cover; thus very good plus; lacking dust jacket. Map decorated endsheets. 
Juvenile mystery. This copy inscribed and SIGNED by illustrator Macknight. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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6 Hale, Bruce KEY LARDO
Orlando/Austin/New York/San Diego/Toronto/London: Harcourt, Inc., (2006). 0152050744 / 9780152050740 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
Chet and Natalie have at last met their sleuthing match. That's right--a new detective has hit the scene at Emerson HIcky Elementary. His name's Bland. James Bland. And he is a portly penguin! From the Tattered Casebook of Chet Gecko, Private Eye. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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7 Hale, Bruce THE POSSUM ALWAYS RINGS TWICE
Orlando/Austin/New York/San Diego/Toronto/London: Harcourt, Inc., (2006). 0152050752 / 9780152050757 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
Could it be someone is trying to rig the student council election at Emerson Hicky Elementary? Chet and Natalie are around to expose the filthy frauds. From the Tattered Casebook of Chet Gecko, Private Eye. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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8 Higson, Charlie SILVERFIN: A James Bond Adventure
New York: Miramax Books/Hyperion Books for Children, (2005). 078683661X / 9780786836611 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine; in a near fine dust jacket with a mild crease to the inner rear flap. 
Young Bond, Book One. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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9 Higson, Charlie SILVERFIN: A James Bond Adventure
New York: Miramax Books/Hyperion Books for Children, (2005). 078683661X / 9780786836611 First U.S. edition, first printing: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
Young Bond, Book One. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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10 Kephart, Beth UNDERCOVER
(New York, New York): HarperTeen/An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, (2007). 0061238937 / 9780061238932 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
Readers will fall easily into the compelling premise and Elisaís memorable, graceful voice, and have no trouble recognizing the teenís quiet courage as she leaves her comfortable isolation, claims her own talents, and embraces the people who matter most. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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11 Morison, B.J. THE MARTINI EFFECT
Unity, Maine: North Country Press, (1992). 0954980388 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Faint foxing to the upper page edges, else near fine in green linen over cream boards with gilt titles to the spine; in a near fine dust jacket with several shelf edge tears. 
The fifth in the "Little Maine Murder" mystery series featuring the juvenile sleuth Elizabeth Lamb Worthington. In this installment Elizabeth is 13 years old and just starting prep-school at Mount Desert Island, Maine. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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12 Morrison, Lucile THE ATTIC-CHILD
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1929. B00089X85C First edition, first printing. Taupe cloth with brown lettering, sihouette of a boy and a girl going up a staircase by flashlight; in dust jacket. Hardcover. A narrow area of water-damage fading to lower edges of front and rear covers, else this would be a bright, fresh, fine copy; in a near fine dust jacket that shows some rubbing at spine folds, minor edgewear, tiny nicks to spine ends and corner tips. 
Scarce juvenile mystery set in the bandit-haunted rafter-rooms of an old California mansion. With wonderful three-color tissue-guarded frontispiece and numerous b&w designs by Mable Pyne. Morrison is also the author of THE LOST QUEEN OF EGYPT. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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13 Prince, Alison THE HOUSE ON THE COMMON
New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1970). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in full golden-brown cloth with an illustration stamped in green to the front cover; in a near fine dust jacket with slight scuff marks and age-toning to the spine panel and light soiling to the rear panel. 
Pen-and-ink illustrations by W.T. Mars complement the story. This juvenile mystery is set in England during World War II and is drawn from the award-winning author and BBC television writer's memories of blackouts and air raids. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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14 Robertson, Keith THE MONEY MACHINE
New York: The Viking Press, (1969). 67048531-4. First edition: VLB binding. Illustrated by George Porter. Hardcover. Hint of soiling to the page edges, patches of soiling to a few pages, mild spine slant, whisper of edgewear, else very good plus in illustrated boards; in a price-clipped illustrated dust jacket with light edgewear and a number of short closed tears. 
The Carson Street Detectives are back! When Neil Lambert and Swede Larsen order a magic-trick money machine from a mail order house, it isn't long before the Secret Service is on the scene. From the author of the Henry Reed books. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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15 Robinson, Mary THE AMAZING VALVANO AND THE MYSTERY OF THE HOODED RAT
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1988. 0395443148 / 9780395443149 First edition. Hardcover. Very mild crimp to the upper spine edge, else near fine in orange cloth over olive-grey boards; in a near fine dust jacket illustrated by Julie Downing, with very short tears and creases to the upper spine edge. 
The California author's first juvenile work is a mystery about a special white rat who plays an integral part in a magic act, until he is kidnapped. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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16 York, Andrew APOINTMENT IN KILTONE
London: Hutchinson of London, (1972). 0091101409 / 9780091101404 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in black boards with gilt spine stamping; in a price-clipped, very very lightly worn, mildly age-toned, near fine dust jacket. 
Third suspense novel for young readers featuring Jonathan Anders, written by Christopher Nicole under pseudonym. In the sleepy Irish town of Kiltone a man dies and rumors start. Was he really a world-famous scientist who disappeared 25 years ago? 
Price: 50.00 USD
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17 Zindel, Paul REEF OF DEATH
(New York, NY): HarperCollins Publishers, (1998). 0060247282 / 9780060247287 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"P.C. McPhee, in Australia to help his uncle solve an underwater mystery involving buried treasure, finds himself trapped in a deadly game of cat and mouse with an evil geologist determined to find the treasure at any cost."--Fantastic Fiction. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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