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  • AVALANCHE EXPRESS by FORBES, Colin
    FORBES, Colin
    AVALANCHE EXPRESS

    Edition: First printing

    London: Collins, 1977. Blue boards. Light yellowing and tiny tan spots to page edges, just a mite leaned, small worn spot at head of spine, else fine in fine, price-clipped jacket. "Traveling on the Avalanche Express is the most valued defector ever to leave Moscow. His protectors are a small force of American and British agents, backed by a NATO intelligence task force. Their mission: to carry the defector safely through the one thousand-mile corridor to freedom."; Octavo

    Book ID: 52576
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  • LANSDALE, Joe R.
    BAD CHILI (signed)

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Mysterious Press, 1997. Black boards. Small ripple to lower outer corner of first few leaves, else fine in fine jacket. Signed by the author (twice). East Texas setting.; Signed by Author

    Book ID: 41104
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  • BETTY by SIMENON, Georges
    SIMENON, Georges
    BETTY

    Edition: First UK printing

    London: Hamish Hamilton, 1975. Brown boards. Fine in fine jacket. Note: light parcel, any default shipping may be reduced.; 12mo

    Book ID: 1160
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  • BIRTHMARK by HOUGHTON, Claude (Claude Houghton Oldfield)
    HOUGHTON, Claude (Claude Houghton Oldfield)
    BIRTHMARK

    Edition: First printing

    London: Collins, 1950. Brown cloth. Yellowing to page edges, light toning to text paper, spine lightly sunned with gilt lettering dulled; VG+ otherwise, no owner names. Used jacket has large chip to upper edge of front panel with loss of a few letters of title; rubbing, short tears, shallow chips to bit darkened spine; fair. Hubin p. 416.

    Book ID: 1968
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  • BURKE, James Lee
    BITTERROOT (signed)

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 2001. Spine ends softly pushed, else fine. Jacket has "Autographed Copy" sticker on front panel, else fine. Signed by the author (simple signature on title page). Billy Bob Holland, Montana. ; Signed by Author

    Book ID: 47730
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  • MOSLEY, Walter
    BLACK BETTY (inscribed)

    New York: Norton, (copyright 1994). Inscribed by Author; Second printing. Black cloth and boards. Front cover a mite bowed, else fine. Jacket has soft creases to spine tips, light rubbing and rippling to panels, else fine. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR to title page "For ____ thanks for your support. Walter Mosley".; Octavo; Signed by Author

    Book ID: 9321
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  • BLOOD AND JUDGMENT by GILBERT, Michael
    GILBERT, Michael
    BLOOD AND JUDGMENT

    Edition: First Edition

    Toronto Star, 1958. 36 cm, (16) pp, triple columns, printed on newsprint, comic strip "Vignettes of Life" by Harry Weinert on last page. Splits to ends of spine folds, paper toned, VG otherwise, not folded. Star Weekly Novel of 25 October, 1958. "First Publication Anywhere". Book published in 1959. Introduces Sgt.Petrella. This newspaper supplement now scarce. Note: lighter parcel, any default shipping rate may be reduced.

    Book ID: 48610
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  • LUTZ, John
    BLOOD FIRE

    Edition: First UK printing

    London: Macmillan, 1991. Brown boards. Text paper yellowed, else fine in fine jacket. Another Fred Carver crime novel set in South Florida.; Octavo

    Book ID: 4972
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  • PARETSKY, Sara
    BLOODSHOT (signed proof)

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Delacorte, 1988. ADVANCE UNCORRECTED PROOF. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on a label pasted inside front cover. Red card covers printed in black. Book leaned; spine very slightly sunned; else VG. The 5th V.I. Warshawski mystery. ; Octavo; Signed by Author

    Book ID: 2028
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  • WOODS, (Sara) [pseud. of Sara Bowen-Judd].
    BLOODY INSTRUCTIONS

    Edition: First printing

    London: Crime Club / Collins, 1962. Author's first book. Red boards. Faint sunning to upper inner corner of front cover; short tear (1/4 inch max) and tiny hole to lower edge of pp 201-12 ; else a fine copy, no owner names. Black dust jacket has slight sunning to the red portions of the spine; 1.5 inch tear and crease to upper inner corner of front panel; slight soiling to white rear panel; light rubbing to front panel, front flap fold; else VG, flap price intact. Woods has long lived in Nova Scotia, Canada, where she began writing, but has set all of her novels in her native England.

    Book ID: 9713
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  • CRUMLEY, James
    BORDERSNAKES (ARC)

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Mysterious Press, 1996. Advance reading copy in colour pictorial card covers. A little leaned, else fine.

    Book ID: 12866
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  • HANSEN, Joseph
    BRANDSTETTER & OTHERS: five fictions

    Edition: First printing

    Woodstock, Vermont: Foul Play Press / Countryman Press, 1984. Blue cloth. Fine in fine, price-clipped jacket.

    Book ID: 43160
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  • BRASS KNUCKLES The Oliver Quade, Human Encyclopedia Stories by GRUBER, Frank
    GRUBER, Frank
    BRASS KNUCKLES The Oliver Quade, Human Encyclopedia Stories

    Edition: First Edition

    Los Angeles: Sherbourne Press, 1966. Red boards. Light yellowing to page edges, else a fine copy. Price-clipped jacket has a few nicks; VG, colours bright. Collects the ten Oliver Quade, "Human Encyclopedia" stories, one first published in THRILLING DETECTIVE, the others first published in BLACK MASK. With a long foreword, "The Life and Times of the Pulp Story." ; Octavo

    Book ID: 52364
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  • COOK, Thomas H.
    BREAKHEART HILL (ARC)

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Bantam, 1995. Advance reading copy in glossy pictorial card covers. VG+ copy. "the price a whole town paid for a single moment of passionate betrayal. The town was Choctaw, Alabama. The place was Breakheart Hill. The girl was Kelli Troy. The violence that rocked Breakheart Hill on that summer afternoon did not end on its wooded slope. At least not for Ben Wade, the only man who knows what really happened that August afternoon in 1962."; Octavo

    Book ID: 39367
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  • GARDNER, John
    BROKENCLAW

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Putnam, 1990. Black and blue boards, blue endpapers. Fine in fine jacket, flap price intact. Gardner's 9th James Bond novel, this one set in San Francisco, Bond being pitted by a giant half Chinese, half Blackfoot villain. ; Octavo.

    Book ID: 48516
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  • GARDNER, John
    BROKENCLAW

    Edition: First printing

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1990. Red boards. Remainder dot to bottom page edges, very light yellowing to page edges, a wee bit leaned, else fine in fine, price-clipped jacket. Gardner's 9th James Bond novel, this one set in San Francisco, Bond being pitted by a giant half Chinese, half Blackfoot villain. ; Octavo.

    Book ID: 48522
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  • BULLET FOR A STAR by KAMINSKY, Stuart
    KAMINSKY, Stuart
    BULLET FOR A STAR

    Edition: First printing

    London: Severn House, 1981. Maroon boards. Fine copy. Thin jacket has soft ripples to rear panel, else fine, flap price intact. Prolific crime writer's first novel, published in the USA in 1977. Hollywood of yore setting. Toby Peters #1 (of 24). ; Octavo. 072707013

    Book ID: 52384
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  • BOOTHBY, Guy
    BUSHIGRAMS

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Ward, Lock, (no date), 1897. Octavo, blue pictorial bevel edge cloth gilt, with pictorial label on front cover, pp (viii), (295), (1), (16, ads) + frontispiece with tissue guard and 7 other plates, all edges trimmed. Minor rubbing to spine tips, corners, joints; lacking front free endpaper; ink ownership inscription on half-title page; scattered foxing, mainly to early leaves; page edges yellowed; else a VG + bright, clean and tight copy. A collection of 19 short stories, some criminous, one supernatural ("With Three Phantoms"). Hubin II p 86.

    Book ID: 32957
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  • BOOTHBY, Guy
    BUSHIGRAMS

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Ward, Lock, (no date), 1897. Nicks to spine tips; 1.5 cloth split top of front joint neatly repaired; tanning to page edges; crease to title leaf; small brown spot to fore margin of pp vii-viii; light rubber stamp on rear pastedown; a few light damp spots to front cover, with flaking to three letters; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names. A collection of 19 short stories, some criminous, one supernatural ("With Three Phantoms"). Hubin II p 86.

    Book ID: 32958
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  • BY FORCE OF CIRCUMSTANCES. Illustrations by Edwyn Chambers by HOLMES, Gordon (pseud. of M.P. Shiel and Louis Tracy)
    HOLMES, Gordon (pseud. of M.P. Shiel and Louis Tracy)
    BY FORCE OF CIRCUMSTANCES. Illustrations by Edwyn Chambers

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: McLeod & Allen, 1909. Green cloth lettered in white, colour pictorial cover label. pp (2), (iv), 342 + colour frontispiece. Spine has slight wear at ends, almost all of the delicate white spine lettering flaked away; minor flaking to the front cover lettering; Xmas, 1909, ink gift inscription at front; cracked front inner hinge neatly repaired; page edges tanned; only occasional light text soiling; VG otherwise. Morse, Shiel bibliography, p 144, not noting the Canadian issue. Hubin p 209. Shiel wrote a good part of this mystery novel although it was later issued solely under Tracy's name. A very scarce issue. ; Octavo.

    Book ID: 52362
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