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Boston Little, Brown 1952 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; No usual library markings: came from Womrath's Bookshops and Libraries, with band around bottom edge of jacket, and small rate label on the front boards (does not affect text) ; jacket appears to have been trimmed and is smaller than the boards; flaps have been pasted down. Light soil at exposed board edges; small stamp on front pastedown, two number stamps to top edge of back endpaper. 
Price: 45.00 USD
New York Longmeadow Press 1986 Second Printing Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket; Lightly browned edges, some soiling to bottom edge of front board. Jacket has a wrinkled tear to bottom edge, repaired with tape on the blind side, edge wear and shelf rubbing. 
Price: 10.00 USD
3 Queen, Ellery THE AMERICAN GUN MYSTERY : Death At the Rodeo
New York Triangle Books 1940 Reprint; Third Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Red boards with black lettering and red-stained edges. Expected browning of pages. Minor wear to spine ends and corners. Crinkle to spine. 

Price: 10.00 USD
4 Queen, Ellery THE DRAGON'S TEETH : A Problem in Deduction
New York Triangle Books 1945 Reprint Hardcover Good with no dust jacket; Front endpaper missing. Wear to spine ends. Expected browned pages. 

Price: 10.00 USD
New York Simon & Schuster 1958 Book Club Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket; Pink boards. Spine faded somewhat, as is the top edge. Corner bumps and wear to spine ends. 

Price: 10.00 USD
New York Random House 1965 9997529006 Book Club Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket; Book is straight and tight with a slight lean. Jacket has edge browning, staining to back panel and tear to spine heel. 

Price: 10.00 USD
Boston Little, Brown 1954 Book Club Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Terra-cotta boards with green-stained top edge and map endpapers. Book has minor edge wear and light foxing to fore edge and bottom. Only the flaps of the jacket remain and are laid in. 
No Ellery or Inspector Queen here, but there is a murder and a trial. 'He (EQ) has written a novel expressed only incidentally In terms of mystery, a novel whose theme is uppermost in the minds of all thoughtful Americans today. ' Today being the 1950s and theme being the start of the Cold War and the impact on democracy. 
Price: 10.00 USD
New York World Publishing 1969 Book Club Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Book has a lean and light top edge browning. Jacket is browned at spine and edges and has a small dig tear at spine. 

Price: 10.00 USD
9 Queen, Ellery THE ORIGIN OF EVIL
Boston Little, Brown 1951 9997528859 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Minor wear to spine ends and corners. 

Price: 10.00 USD
New York Random House 1963 9997528948 Book Club Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Front hinge starting. Slight lean; minor wear to spine ends. Light corner bumps. 

Price: 10.00 USD
11 Quest, Erica COLD COFFIN
New York Doubleday 1990 0385411871 / 9780385411875 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket has small tear to bottom edge of back panel. 
When the director of a chemical firm disappears and a biochemist is found dead, Chief inspector Kate Maddox investigates and finds a tangled web of deceit and murder. ; 181 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
12 Quinn, Patrick THICK AS THIEVES
New York Crown 1995 0517700093 / 9780517700099 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket; Jacket is price clipped and has minor shelf wear. Book has been gently read. 
Macklin, a professional thief, is hired by a Chicago mobster to help Pointy Williams and his gang break into a printing plant and steal thousands of dollars in food stamps, only to find himself betrayed, with both the underworld and the police in hot pursuit. 
Price: 10.00 USD
New York Pantheon 1983 0394532813 / 9780394532813 First American Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket; Book is clean, straight and tight. Jacket has minor shelf wear and front flap crease. 
Commissioner Jan Argand of Brabt, head of the internal investigations unit of the police, uncovers a series of disturbing cases of police corruption unexpectedly interwoven with political dissent. 
Price: 10.00 USD
14 Rathbone, Julian ZDT
London Heinemann 1986 0434623911 / 9780434623914 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket; Jacket has light shelf wear. 

Price: 10.00 USD
15 Reeman, Douglas THE IRON PIRATE
London Heinemann 1986 0434626309 / 9780434626304 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Book is clean and tight, with very browned pages. Jacket has light shelf wear and is price clipped. 
295 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
16 Reeves, Robert DOUBTING THOMAS
New York Crown Publishers 1985 0517556162 / 9780517556160 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket; 1986 Anthony Award nominee for Best First Mystery. Author's debut novel. Remainder dot bottom edge. Jacket has light edge wrinkling and back flap crease; protected in mylar. 
When Professor Theron returns to thank the man who gave him a tip on a hundred-to-one longshot, he discovers the man has been murdered. ; 8vo 
Price: 20.00 USD
17 Reichs, Kathy DEJA DEAD
New York Scribner 1997 0684841177 / 9780684841175 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Book is straight and tight with light edge soil. Jacket with light vertical crease to front panel along the D's. Debut novel introducing Dr Temperance Brennan, director of forensic anthropology for the province of Quebec. 

Price: 20.00 USD
18 Reichs, Kathy GRAVE SECRETS
New York Scribner 2002 0684859734 / 9780684859736 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket; Book leans a bit. 
Investigating a massacre that took place in Guatemala in 1982, forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan discovers that those events are linked to the disappearance of four girls from Guatemala City and the murder of a human rights investigator. 
Price: 10.00 USD
19 Rendell, Ruth SIMISOLA : An Inspector Wexford Mystery
New York Crown Publishers 1995 0517700735 / 9780517700730 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Prior owner emboss on front endpaper. Minor edge soil and small abrasion to back board. Jacket has two spots of soil on the blind side. 
Investigating the disappearance of a missing girl, Chief Inspector Wexford discovers the murdered body of the person who last saw the girl alive and learns of a string of serial killings that may be racial in nature. ; 8vo 
Price: 10.00 USD
20 Rendell, Ruth TALKING TO STRANGE MEN : A Novel of Suspense
New York Pantheon 1987 0394563247 / 9780394563244 First American Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket; Red marker stripe top edge. Jacket lightly browned and protected in mylar. 
A clerk who believes he has decoded the messages of an actual spy ring, instead of a schoolboys' complex game, plans to use the network to find the man who has stolen away his wife. ; 8vo ; An attractive married mayor of a small California town becomes obsessed with a beautiful high school student, leading to a confrontation between murderous husband and jealous wife. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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