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The James Bond Films

By: Rubin, Steven Jay

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Westport, CT, Arlington House Publishers: 1981

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 010215

ISBN: 0870005243

Condition: Near Fine


vii,183 pp., illus. w/ b&w photographs. Light edge wear. Square, uncreased binding. Embossed former owner stamp on half-title. View more info

New York Notorious: A Borough-By-Borough Tour of the City's Most Infamous Crime Scenes

By: Schwartzman, Paul, and Rob Polner

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, Broadway Books: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 036461

ISBN: 0517586703

Condition: Fine


Stiff pictorial wraps. Very slight shelf wear, essentially as issued. x,246 pp. View more info

Sherlock Holmes and the Titanic Tragedy: A Case to Remember

By: Seil, William

Price: $9.50

Publisher: London, Breese Books: 1996

Seller ID: 025354

ISBN: 0947533354

Condition: Near Fine


Stiff pictorial wraps. 4th ptg.: 1999. Slight shelf wear. Former owner's address label at bottom corner of half-title page, otherwise unmarked. 253 pp. View more info

Dark City: The Film Noir

By: Selby, Spencer

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Jefferson, NC, McFarland and Co.: 1984

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 044016

ISBN: 0899501036

Condition: Near Fine


Dark gray cloth, lettered in white. Former owner's address inscription inked at top corner of front flyleaf, checkmarks next to film titles on main Contents page, a correction notation inked on one page internally, otherwise essentially as issued. viii,255 pp., illus. View more info

Saint Paul: Envoy of Grace [Great Writers of the World]

By: Sencourt, Robert

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Sheed and Ward: 1948

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 045627

ISBN: B0007DQO32

Condition: VG+


Mint green cloth, spine panel lettered in black. Some spotting on both covers along edges and lower spine panel, otherwise appears unread and essentially as issued. Color dust jacket shows price-clipped front flap, otherwise only slight shelf wear, now in mylar. xii,378 pp., illus. View more info

Holmes & Watson

By: Shackleford, Lee

Price: $10.00

Publisher: BookSurge Publishing: 2007

Seller ID: 046489

ISBN: 141965957X

Condition: Fine


Stiff b&w pictorial wraps. One slight thumbing divot on back cover, virtually as issued. 131 pp. View more info

L.A. Noir: The City as Character

By: Silver, Alain, and James Ursini

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Santa Monica, CA, Santa Monica Press: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 043418

ISBN: 1595800069

Condition: Fine


Stiff pictorial wraps, oblong format. As issued. 176 pp., illus. w/ b&w photographs. View more info

Film Noir Reader 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 [Complete in 4 Volumes]

By: Sliver, Alain (1-4), James Ursini (1-4), and Robert Porfirio (3) (editors)

Price: $39.95

Publisher: New York, Limelight Editions: 1996

Seller ID: 044006

Condition: Near Fine


Complete in four (4) volumes, uniformly bound in b&w pictorial wraps. All 4 volumes show minor exterior wear. Vol. 1 shows former owner's address label mounted on upper front flyleaf, and Vols. 2-3 show his address inscription inked at top corner of front flyleaf, otherwise unmarked. Firm, square, uncreased bindings. x,343 + x,346 + viii,239 + [v],326 pp., illus. w/ b&w photos. A few instances of highlighting or underlining to early pages in each volume, otherwise clean and unmarked. All are first editions (1996, 1999, 2002, 2004). View more info

Mostly Murder: An Autobiography

By: Smith, Sir Sydney; Keith Simpson (fwd.)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Dorset Press: 1989

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 043936

ISBN: 0880293063

Condition: Fine


Black 1/4 cloth, black paper covered boards, spine panel lettered in gold foil. As issued. Color pictorial dust jacket as issued, now in mylar. 318 pp., illus. w/ b&w photos. View more info

Homicide Investigation: Practical Information for Coroners, Police Officers, and Other Investigators [2nd Edition]

By: Snyder, Lemoyne, with Alex L. Gregory, Charles M. Wilson, C. W. Muehlberger; Marshall Houts (fwd.)

Price: $17.95

Publisher: Springfield, IL, Charles C. Thomas: 1967

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 049102

ISBN: B000QE9GX2

Condition: Good


Black pebbled cloth, red title panels. Minor rubbing to extremities, binding lean. Text block edges a bit dulled by age. Lacking one leaf (pp. 151-152), highlighting scattered throughout interior. Former owner's address inscription inked on half-title and final page. xiii,394 pp., illus. in color, b&w. Dust jacket somewhat toned, mildly soiled/spotted, with dampstained spine panel, several closed tears/chips along top front edge, now in mylar. View more info

I, the Jury

By: Spillane, Mickey

Price: $225.00

Publisher: New York, Guilt Edged Mystery-E. P. Dutton and Co.: 1952

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 041169

ISBN: 1127318373

Condition: Near Fine


Black cloth-effect paper covered boards, lettered in red. Very slightly rubbed spine extremities, lightly toned text block edges. Former owner's book plate mounted on front flyleaf, a few minor soil spots on half-title, otherwise clean interior. Tight, square binding. Stated 2nd ptg.: Feb. 1952 (five years after the original 1947 issue). Dust jacket rubbed and slightly chipped along top edge of front flap, otherwise light rubbing to edges, a few very minor chips and triangular chip extending to 3/8" at head of front joint, 3/4" closed tear at heel of front joint, rear panel somewh... View more info

Kiss Me, Deadly

By: Spillane, Mickey

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Guilt Edged Mystery-E. P. Dutton and Co.: 1952

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 041173

Condition: Near Fine


Light brown cloth-effect paper covered boards, silver foil title panel on spine. Slight shelf wear, text block a bit toned by age, with former owner's book plate mounted on front flyleaf. Tight binding, slight lean. Stated 1st edition. 251 pp. Tinted pictorial dust jacket shows light rubbing to corners and spine extremities, tiny chip along top front edge, 3/4" closed tear at heel of rear flap fold, now in mylar. View more info

Film Noir: A Comprehensive, Illustrated Reference to Movies, Terms, and Persons

By: Stephens, Michael L.

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Jefferson, NC, McFarland Publishing: 1994

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 044007

ISBN: 0899508022

Condition: Near Fine


Blue-gray cloth, lettered in white. Former owner's address inscription at top corner of front flyleaf and his address stamp to top and bottom text block edges, two inked notations internally, otherwise essentially as issued. xi,424 pp. View more info

The Lincoln Diddle, in which Edgar Allan Poe Solves the Mystery of Abraham Lincoln's Assassination

By: Steward, Barbara; Steward, Dwight

Price: $4.95

Publisher: New York, William Morrow and Co.: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 028832

ISBN: 0688034985

Condition: Near Fine


Black 1/4 cloth, light blue paper covered boards, lettered in gold foil. Very slightly tanned along edges, otherwise as issued. Color illus. dust jacket shows tiny nick at head of spine and a few slight hints of shelf wear, nearly as issued, now in mylar. 251 pp. One of the first generation of historical mysteries in which real-life characters - in this case, Poe, who staged his own death in 1849 to make this plot possible! - advance the action. A lovely copy. View more info

The Seven Blue Diamonds

By: Stilson, Charles B.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1927

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 046403

ISBN: B0018D1OI0

Condition: Near Fine


Dark blue cloth, lettered in light blue, in scarce color illus. DJ. Undated G&D reprint, ca. 1927. Minor shelf wear, text block edges a bit dulled by age. Firm binding. Dust jacket is rubbed along flap folds and at corners, with mild tanning to spine and rear panels, a few short (1/4" or less) closed edge tears, now in mylar. 320 pp. View more info

Agatha Christie: The Art of Her Crimes -- The Paintings of Tom Adams

By: Symons, Julian (commentary) [John Fowles (intro.)]

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Everest House: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008219

ISBN: 0896961443

Condition: Near Fine


Dark blue paper over boards, lettered in gold foil. 144 pp., fully illus. w/ color plates. Dust jacket shows approx. 4" closed tear on front panel from top joint edge, extending diagonally, with light soiling and some light creasing evident on rear panel. View more info

The Case of Mr. Cassidy

By: Targ, William

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Cleveland and New York, World Publishing Co.: 1944

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 033043

Condition: VG+


Dark red paper covered boards, lettered in gray. Mild shelf wear, a bit rubbed at spine extremities. An ownership stamp and signature inked out on front endsheets, otherwise unmarked. 224 pp. Color illus. dust jacket chipped with loss at spine extremities and minor loss along top rear edge, some rubbing along flap folds, now in mylar. 1st thus (Tower Books): June 1944. View more info

Sherlock Holmes and the Chinese Junk Affair and Other Stories

By: Templeman, Roy

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Breese Books: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 025355

ISBN: 0947533737

Condition: Near Fine


Stiff pictorial wraps. Slight shelf wear, slight soiling to bottom text block edge. Former owner's address label at bottom corner of half-title page, otherwise unmarked. 185 pp. View more info

Thirteen Men [13 Men]

By: Thayer, Tiffany

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, The Old Wine Press: 1948

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 045609

ISBN: B000JKPC7C

Condition: Very Good


Gold textured paper-covered boards, spine panel lettered in black. Stated 40th ptg., unusual imprint (Old Wine Press). 323 pp., illus. Rubbed along edges and extremities, former owner's book plate mounted on front flyleaf. Firm binding, clean interior. View more info

Poison Mysteries in History, Romance and Crime

By: Thompson, C. J. S.

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Philadelphia and London, J. B. Lippincott Co.: 1924

Edition: First U.S. Edition

Seller ID: 047409

Condition: VG+


Red cloth, lettered/illus. in black. Apparent 1st U.S., printed from British plates, undated. 412 pp., b&w plates. Mildly rubbed corners and spine extremities, slight shelf wear. Front endpapers show former owner's book plate, another owner's address stamp, and a third owner's signature, otherwise unmarked. Nicely preserved copy, minor faults. View more info

The Nothing Man [Dell First Edition #22 - 1954]

By: Thompson, Jim

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Dell Publishing Co.: 1954

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 038327

Condition: Very Good


Stiff color illus. wraps. Mild shelf/handling wear with several light creases along edges, two thumbing creases (one on each cover). Small abrasion/gouge approx. 1/4" along lower front joint. Firm, square binding, clean interior though typically toned. 224 pp. Better than average, despite these flaws. Paperback original. View more info

Murder on Bank Street: A Gaslight Mystery

By: Thompson, Victoria

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Berkley Prime Crime: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 042355

ISBN: 0425221512

Condition: New


White paper covered boards, lettered in blue foil. Brand new, as issued, but with remainder mark on bottom text block edge near binding. Color illus. dust jacket as issued. First edition w/ complete number line. 326 pp. View more info

The Scarab Murder Case

By: Van Dine, S. S. [Willard Huntington Wright]

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1930

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 044489

ISBN: B0019AI5F2

Condition: Very Good


1930 SCRIBNER first edition, later ptg. (no "A" on c.p.). Black cloth, lettered in yellow. Mild shelf wear with a few surface marks to cloth, modest binding lean, mild toning to text block edges. Corners a bit rubbed. Former owner's book plate mounted on front flyleaf. xii,328 pp. + rear ads. View more info

James Van Hise Presents Pulp Heroes of the Thirties: New Stories and Essays Featuring the Greatets Crimefighters and Criminals from the Pages of Pulp Fiction

By: Van Hise, James

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Yucca Valley, CA, Midnight Graffiti Publications: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 025509

Condition: Near Fine


Stiff color illus. wraps. Slight binding lean original to issue; former owner's address label on lower title page, otherwise unmarked. 176 pp. illus. 1st ptg.: Jan. 1994. Front cover features Doc Savage, The Shadow, The Moon Man, Operator 5 and The Spider. View more info

Sherlock Holmes in London: A Photographic Record of Conan Doyle's Stories

By: Viney, Charles

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Boston, MA, Houghton Mifflin: 1989

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 025471

ISBN: 0395515300

Condition: Fine


Brown cloth-effect paper covered boards, lettered in gold foil. Former owner's address stamp and signature on lower front flyleaf, otherwise as issued. 168 pp., illus. w/ vintage sepia-toned photographs. Dust jacket basically as issued, now in archival mylar. View more info