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Mystery & Detective Annual 1972

By: Adams, Donald (ed.)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Beverly Hills, Privately printed: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 029950

Condition: Fine in near-fine Dust Jacket


Includes essays on hardboiled authors and reviews on books on the genre. Adams contrutes an essay on Hammett's "The Thin Man," an incomplete short story which predates the novel View more info

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The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Modern Crime Fiction

By: Ashley, Mike

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Carroll & Graf: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 153084

ISBN: 0786710063

Condition: Trade paperback, new in wraps


"The authors, their works and their most famous creations." 778 pages View more info

Mystery Women: An Encyclopedia of Leading Women Characters in Mystery Fiction

By: Barnett, Colleen

Price: $8.00

Publisher: AZ, Poisoned Pen Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 122422

Condition: Fine in wraps


Volume 2 (1980-1989) View more info

The Mystery Lover's Companion

By: Bourgeau, Art

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Crown: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 037126

Condition: Fine in Dust Jacket


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The Mystery Writer's Handbook

By: Brean, Herbert (ed.)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: NY, Harper: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 120110

Condition: REVIEW COPY, light foxing to upper edge, else VG+ in a VG Dust Jacket


Includes the Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone list as well as the Stout essay "What to Do About a Watson." Chapters by Fredric Brown, Anthony Boucher, John D. MacDonald, many others View more info

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The James M. Cain Cookbook

By: Cain, James M. Hoopes, Roy & Barrett, Lynne (eds.)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: NY, Carnegie Mellon: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 141836

ISBN: 0887480470

Condition: Trade paperback, as new in pictorial wraps. SIGNED BY co-editor Lynne Barrett on the title page


"Guide to Home Singing, Physical Fitness, and Animals (Especially Cats)" View more info

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The Pocket Atlantic (The Simplet Art of Murder)

By: Chandler, Raymond

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Pocket: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 070224

Condition: Paperback original; clear lamination peeling a bit from covers, else VG+ in wraps. (Pocket #397, 1st printing)


Includes Chandler's famous essay "The Simple Art of Murder." Also, Eudora Welty, Stephen Vincent Benet, others View more info

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The New Bedside, Bathtub and Armchair Companion to Agatha Christie

By: Christie, Agatha McAllister, Pam & Riley, Dick

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Ungar: 1994

Edition: Secnd Edition

Seller ID: 143283

ISBN: 0804467250

Condition: Near fine trade paperback


Oversize, heavily illustrated View more info

The Agatha Christie Who's Who

By: Christie, Agatha Toye, Randall

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NY, Greenwich House: 1982

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 000765

Condition: Foxing to edges, VG+ in VG+ Dust Jacket


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Detective Fiction: The Collector's Guide

By: Cooper, John & Pike, B. A.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Taunton, Barn Owl Books: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 136187

ISBN: 0950905755

Condition: Fine in fine Dust Jacket


Complete and descriptive list of first editions of all published detective novels and stories by over 100 classic writers View more info

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The Sherlock Holmes Scrapbook

By: Doyle, Arthur Conan Haining, Peter (ed.)

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Treasure Press: 1986

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 031270

ISBN: 1850511586

Condition: VG+ in pictorial boards (no Dust Jacket)


Introduction by Peter Cushing View more info

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Sherlock Holmes, Esq. and John H. Watson, M.D.: An Encyclopedia of Their Affairs

By: Doyle, Arthur Conan Park, Orlando

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Evanston, Northwestern Univ: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 056588

Condition: Fine in price-clipped Dust Jacket


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Erle Stanley Gardner: An Exhibit September 1972

By: Gardner, Erle Stanley Exhibition Catalog

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Austin, University of Texas at Austin: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 150170

Condition: 16 page brochure, fine in wraps


Lots of illustrations View more info

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Clues: A Journal of Detection Special Dashiell Hammett Issue

By: Hammett, Dashiell

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Washington, Heldref Publications: 2005

Seller ID: 150178

Condition: Fine in wraps


Volume 23, number 2, Winter 2005. Includes articles by Richard Layman (The Maltese Falcon at Seventy-Five), Julie M. Rivett (On Samuel Spade and Samuel Dashiell Hammett: a Granddaughter's Perspective), Josiane Peltier (Economic Discourse in The Maltese Falcon), Leonard Cassuto (The Maltese Falcon and the Hard-Boiled Sentimental), Tom Nolan (Hammett and Macdonald) & Christopher Metress (Reading the Rara Avis: Seventy-Five Years of Maltese Falcon Criticism). Guest editor i... View more info

Dashiell Hammett: A Descriptive Bibliography (Pittsburgh Series in Bibliography)

By: Hammett, Dashiell Layman, Richard

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 119054

ISBN: 0822933942

Condition: Good issued w/o Dust Jacket


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The Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing

By: Herbert, Rosemary

Price: $25.00

Publisher: NY, Oxford: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 154792

ISBN: 0195072391

Condition: Fine in a fine Dust Jacket. First edition, 2nd printing


Editors: Catherine Aird, John M. Reilly. Consulting editor: Susan Oleksiw. 535 pages View more info

Corpus Delicti of Mystery Fiction: A Guide to the Body of the Case

By: Herman, Linda and Stiel, Beth

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Metuchen, NJ, Scarecrow Press: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 123179

ISBN: 081080770X

Condition: Ex-Library, covers near fine (no Dust Jacket as issued)


Includes 50 Representative Authors and Their Works View more info

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Such a Strange Lady: A Biography of Dorothy L. Sayers

By: Hitchman, Janet

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 140161

ISBN: 0060119039

Condition: VG+ in VG+ price-clipped Dust Jacket


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Britishisms: A Dictionary of British English

By: Holofcener, Lawrence

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Princeton, Partners Press: 1984

Edition: Revised & Expanded Edition

Seller ID: 138720

ISBN: 0942676785

Condition: New in wraps


Want to know what a hair-grip is? Or what makes a person a grampus? This is where you'll find the answers, along with hundreds of other interesting definitions. Great for readers of British mysteries. This guide is spot-on! View more info

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The Bibliography of Crime Fiction, 1749-1975

By: Hubin, Allen J.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: San Diego, University Extension, University of California in cooperation with Publisher's Inc: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 143300

ISBN: 0891630481

Condition: VG+-near fine with some very light scuffing to rear cover (no Dust Jacket as issued)


697 pages View more info