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An African Millionaire, Allen, Grant
1 Allen, Grant An African Millionaire
New York Dover Publications 1980 0486239926 / 9780486239927 Reprint Soft Cover Tradepaper Near fine None 
Rerepublication of this stand alone novel. Originally published in 1897. In near fine condition. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Avon Mystery Story Teller # 86, Allingham, Margery, Francis Cockrell, Carter Dickson, Mignon G. Eberhart, Michael Fessier, Craig Rice, William Irish, Edgar Wallace, J.S. Fletcher, Agatha Christie, John Dickson Carr
2 Allingham, Margery, Francis Cockrell, Carter Dickson, Mignon G. Eberhart, Michael Fessier, Craig Rice, William Irish, Edgar Wallace, J.S. Fletcher, Agatha Christie, John Dickson Carr Avon Mystery Story Teller # 86
New York Avon Books 1946 First edition first printing Soft Cover Mass Market Good None 
First edition first printing # 86 of this collection of short stories and one complete novelette. Collected here are the following: The novelette - The Man Who Was Missing by Mignon G. Eberhart. The short stories - The Old Man in the Window by Margery Allingham, Death by Accident by Francis Cockrell, The Silver Curtain by Carter Dickson, The Man in the Black Hat by Michael Fessier, His Heart Could Break by Craig Rice, Three O'clock by William Irish, The Treasure Hunt by Edgar Wallace, The Lighthouse on Shivering Sand by J.S. Fletcher, The Jewel Robbery At the Grand Metropolitan by Agatha Christie, The Proverbial Murder by John Dickson Carr. All the stories were published in prior collections or magazines. Light edge wear. Light reading creases. In good condition. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine: June 2016, Allyn, Doug, Edward D. Hoch, John Morgan Wilson, David H. Ingram, Peter Turnbull, T.J. MacGregor, William Dylan Powell, Jean b. Cooper, Mysti Berry
3 Allyn, Doug, Edward D. Hoch, John Morgan Wilson, David H. Ingram, Peter Turnbull, T.J. MacGregor, William Dylan Powell, Jean b. Cooper, Mysti Berry Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine: June 2016
New York Dell Magazines 2016 First Appearance Soft Cover Pulp Digest Fine 
First appearance of six short stories and one Black Mask Reprint and one Ellery Queen Archives story. The six short stories are: Dial M for Marsha by John Morgan Wilson, Viewfinder by David H. Ingram, Loss by Peter Turnbull, The Unit by T.J. MacGregor, The Night Watchman's Wife by William Dylan Powell, The Mean Distance by Jean B Cooper, Johnny Depp Kick Line of Doom by Mysti Berry. The Black Mask Reprint is Puncher's Chance by Doug Allyn and the Archives reprint is One Bag of Coconuts by Edward D. Hoch. In fine condition. 
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The Ability to Kill, Ambler, Eric
4 Ambler, Eric The Ability to Kill
London Bodley Head 1963 First edition first printing Hard Cover Very good Very good 
First edition first printing of this collection of essays and lectures on true crime. Second state due to the fact that there is a chapter on James Hanratty and not John Bodkins Adams which the book was recalled over. Light edge wear. Lamination has lifted on the dustjacket at the edge of the spine. Earlier owners name on the first glued down end page. Price clipped otherwise in very good / very good condition. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Bloody Scotland, Anderson, Lin, Gordon Brown, Christopher Brookmyre, Ann Cleeves, Doug Johnston, Stuart MacBride, Val McDermid, Denise Mina, Craig Robertson, Sara Sheridan, E.S. Thomson, Louise Welsh
5 Anderson, Lin, Gordon Brown, Christopher Brookmyre, Ann Cleeves, Doug Johnston, Stuart MacBride, Val McDermid, Denise Mina, Craig Robertson, Sara Sheridan, E.S. Thomson, Louise Welsh Bloody Scotland
Edinburgh Historic Environment Scotland 2017 1849172439 / 9781849172431 First edition first printing Hard Cover Fine No dust jacket as issued. SIGNED by the Authors.
First edition first printing of this collection of short stories by various authors. SIGNED by Gordon Brown, Craig Robertson, Ann Cleeves, Christopher Brookmyer on the title page. No dust jacket as issued. In fine unread condition. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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Un-Man and Other Novellas / The Makeshift Rocket, Anderson, Poul
6 Anderson, Poul Un-Man and Other Novellas / The Makeshift Rocket
New York Ace Books 1962 First edition first printing Soft Cover Mass Market Near fine None 
First edition first printing of this Ace Double # F-139. Light edge wear. In near fine condition. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Super Science Fiction Stories June 1951 Volume 8 No. 2, Anderson, Poul , John D. MacDonald, Robert Bloch, Wilbur S. Peacock, Peter Reed aka John D. MacDonald, William Morrison, Harry Nix
7 Anderson, Poul , John D. MacDonald, Robert Bloch, Wilbur S. Peacock, Peter Reed aka John D. MacDonald, William Morrison, Harry Nix Super Science Fiction Stories June 1951 Volume 8 No. 2
Toronto Fictioneers Inc. 1951 First Appearance Soft Cover Pulp Magazine Very good None 
First Appearance of this collection of 1 novel, 2 novelettes and 3 short stories. The novel is Escape to Chaos by John D. MacDonald. The two novelettes are Earthman, Beware! by Poul Anderson and It Happened Tomorrow by Robert Bloch. The short stories are Oblivion Quest by Wilbur S. Peacock, Cosmic Knot by Peter Reed aka John D. MacDonald and Star Slave by William Morrison and Harry Nix. Earlier owners name on the border of the first page. Edge wear. In very good condition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Cat O'Nine Tales, Archer, Jeffrey
8 Archer, Jeffrey Cat O'Nine Tales
New York St. Martin's Press 2007 0312362641 / 9780312362645 First US edition first printing Hard Cover Fine Fine 
First US edition first printing of this collection of short stories. In fine / fine condition. BRColl 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Suspense May 1959, Armstrong, Charlotte, Dashiell Hammett, Mark Derby, Ellery Queen George Langelaan, Thomas Welsh
9 Armstrong, Charlotte, Dashiell Hammett, Mark Derby, Ellery Queen George Langelaan, Thomas Welsh Suspense May 1959
London Fleetway Magazine 1959 First Appearance Soft Cover Digest Magazine Very good None 
First appearance first printing of the Charlotte Armstrong story Night Call. I believe the rest of the stories are reprints from various magazines. Earlier seller wrote in pen 45 on the front cover. Light tanning. In very good condition. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Banquets of the Black Widowers, Asimov, Isaac
10 Asimov, Isaac Banquets of the Black Widowers
London Granada 1985 0246126736 / 9780246126733 First UK edition first printing Hard Cover Near Fine Fine 
First UK edition first printing of this collection of the Black Widower stories. The pages are tanned. In near fine / fine condition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Opus 300, Asimov, Isaac
11 Asimov, Isaac Opus 300
New York Houghton Mifflin & Company 1984 0395361087 / 9780395361085 First edition first printing Hard Cover Near fine Near fine 
First edition first printing of the third novel in the Opus series. In this series Asimov looks at stories he has done and gives us a back stage pass into how and why he created them. Light edge wear. Price clipped otherwise in near fine / near fine condition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Faceoff, Baldacci, David (ed)
12 Baldacci, David (ed) Faceoff
New York Simon and Schuster 2014 1476762066 / 9781476762067 First edition first printing Hard Cover Fine Fine SIGNED by the authors.
First edition first printing of this collection of stories in which authors and characters "Faceoff" against each other. SIGNED by Heather Graham, Lee Child, Steve Berry, T. Jefferson Parker, R.L. Stine, John Lescroart, Joseph Finder, Linwood Barclay and F. Paul Wilson on the half title page. In fine / fine condition. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine: August 1976, Bankier, William, S.S. Rafferty, Susan Bryant, John Lutz, Lawrence Block, Francis M. Nevins Jr., Brett Anderson, Edward D. Hoch, Robert S. Aldrich
13 Bankier, William, S.S. Rafferty, Susan Bryant, John Lutz, Lawrence Block, Francis M. Nevins Jr., Brett Anderson, Edward D. Hoch, Robert S. Aldrich Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine: August 1976
New York Davis Publications 1976 First Appearance Soft Cover Pulp Digest Near fine None 
First Appearance of this collection of one Novelette and 9 short stories. The novelette is To Kill an Angel by William Bankier. The 9 short stories are: The South Carolina Cicisbeos by S.S. Rafferty, The Fort by Susan Bryant, Have You Seen This Woman? by John Lutz, A Pair of Recycled Jeans by Lawrence Block, Superscam by Francis M. Nevins, Jr., Closed for the Season by Brett Anderson, Plastique by Edward D. Hoch, A Cup of Herbal Tea by Robert S. Aldrich. In near fine condition. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Book of Blood, Barker, Clive
14 Barker, Clive The Book of Blood
New York Omni Publications 1986 Reprint Soft Cover Magazine Near fine None 
Reprint of this story which originally appeared in the first of the Books of Blood series. Light edge wear. In near fine condition. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Habit of Widowhood, Barnard, Robert
15 Barnard, Robert The Habit of Widowhood
London HarperCollins 1996 0002326140 / 9780002326148 First edition first printing Hard Cover Fine Near fine SIGNED by the author.
First edition first printing of this collection of short stories by this author. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Light rubbing to the surface of the dust jacket's rear panel. In fine / near fine condition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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The Delights of Detection, Barzun, Jacques (ed), Ernest Bramah, G.K. Chesterton, Kenneth Livingston, Dorothy Sayers, E.C. Bentley, H.C. Bailey, R. Austin Freeman, Harry Kemelman, Daniel Pettiward, John D. MacDonald, Edmind Crispin, Rex Stout, Bayard Wendell, Michael Gilbert, Willi
16 Barzun, Jacques (ed), Ernest Bramah, G.K. Chesterton, Kenneth Livingston, Dorothy Sayers, E.C. Bentley, H.C. Bailey, R. Austin Freeman, Harry Kemelman, Daniel Pettiward, John D. MacDonald, Edmind Crispin, Rex Stout, Bayard Wendell, Michael Gilbert, Willi The Delights of Detection
New York Criterion Books 1961 First edition first printing Hardcover Very good Very good 
First edition first printing of this collection of short stories. All the stories collected here were published at one time or other in separate collections or magazines. Light edge wear. At the base of the spine there seems to be a light spot of sticker scaring where the publishers name is. Earlier owner name plate on the first glued end page. In very good / very good condition. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Loot of Cities, Bennett, Arnold
17 Bennett, Arnold The Loot of Cities
London Thomas Nelson & Sons 1905 Later Printing Hard Cover Good None 
Later printing of this collection of short stories. No date. No reference to printings. Blue cloth. Tanned pages. Edge wear. There is a small spot of bleaching to the rear panel. In good condition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Night Visitor and Other Stories, Bennett, Arnold
18 Bennett, Arnold The Night Visitor and Other Stories
New York Doubleday Doran and Company 1931 First edition first printing Hard cover Good Missing 
First edition first printing of this collection of short stories. There is a earlier owners name plate on the first glued down end page. Missing dust jacket. The spine is lightly faded. Pages 16 and 17 have a couple of small spots of soiling. In good condition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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A Fire At Night ( Manhunt June 1958), Block, Lawrence
19 Block, Lawrence A Fire At Night ( Manhunt June 1958)
New York Flying Eagle Publications 1958 First edition first appearance Soft Cover Digest Magazine Near fine None SIGNED by the author.
First edition first appearance of the second work ever published by this author. SIGNED by the author on the table of contents page. In near fine condition. 
Price: 120.00 USD
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Sometimes They Bite, Block, Lawrence
20 Block, Lawrence Sometimes They Bite
New York Arbor House 1983 0877954852 / 9780877954859 First edition first printing Hard Cover Near fine Near fine SIGNED by the author.
First edition first printing of this short story collection. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Some light edge wear to the dust jacket. In near fine / near fine condition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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