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Stranger in the House

By: Simenon, Georges

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harmondsworth, Penguin: 1967

Edition: New Edition

Seller ID: 152062

Condition: Mass market paperback, VG+ in wraps. Penguin #2732


Originally published in France in 1940 as Les Inconnus dans la Maison and in the U.S. in 1954 (as STRANGERS IN THE HOUSE). This new translation was published as a tie-in with the release of Pierre Rouve's film version which starred James Mason, Geraldine Chaplin and Bobby Darin (film later retitled "Cop-Out"). There was also a 1942 French film directed by Henri Decoin and written by Georges Clouzot View more info

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The Laughing Policeman

By: Sjowall, Maj & Wahloo, Per

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Orion: 2002

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 151438

ISBN: 0752850938

Condition: Lightly tanning pages, else fine in a fine Dust Jacket. 1st printing of this edition


The fourth Martin Beck mystery originally published in the U.S. in 1970. Basis for the 1973 film of the same title which starred Walter Matthau and Bruce Dern View more info

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The Wrong Box

By: Stevenson, Robert Louis & Osbourne, Lloyd

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Dover: 1985

Edition: Reprint, 1st as such

Seller ID: 134772

Condition: Trade paperback, fine in pictorial wraps


Originally published in 1889. Basis for the 1966 British film directed by Bryan Forbes. In Hubin View more info

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The Big Boodle

By: Sylvester, Robert

Price: $35.00

Publisher: NY, Random: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 139600

Condition: Fine in a fine Dust Jacket


Hardboiled private eye novel set in Cuba, basis for one of Errol Flynn's last films View more info

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Monsieur Beaucaire

By: Tarkington, Booth

Price: $125.00

Publisher: NY, McClure, Phillips: 1900

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 125194

Condition: A fine, bright copy. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR, dated June, 1940, Kennebunkport, Maine


First State. The author's second book, later adapted as a play, an operetta and two films (1924 & 1946). Illustrated by C. D. Williams View more info

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The Magnificent Ambersons

By: Tarkington, Booth

Price: $75.00

Publisher: NY, Doubleday, Page & Co: 1918

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 156158

Condition: Owner's inscription dated Christmas, 1918; VG (no Dust Jacket) with light foxing to edges and endpapers. Three minor stains to rear cover


Illustrated with frontispiece and 7 b&w plates by Arthur William Brown. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Notably filmed by Orson Welles in 1942 View more info

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The Magnificent Ambersons

By: Tarkington, Booth

Price: $250.00

Publisher: NY, Doubleday, Page & Co: 1918

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 156160

Condition: Just about fine with virtually no foxing and with bright white pages (no Dust Jacket). Tipped to the front endpaper is a 2 x 3 inch card SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. An exceptionally nice copy of the first edition, 1st printing


Illustrated with frontispiece and 7 b&w plates by Arthur William Brown. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Notably filmed by Orson Welles in 1942 View more info

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The Getaway

By: Thompson, Jim

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Bantam: 1973

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 110688

Condition: Paperback movie tie-in edition, near fine in pictorial wraps


Basis for the 1972 Sam Peckinpah film View more info

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The Scarab Murder Case

By: Van Dine, S. S.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: NY, Scribner: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 155966

Condition: VG+ in a VG Dust Jacket with some light wear and rubbing. First printing with "A" on copyright page


The author's fifth mystery and the basis for the lost 1936 British film which starred Wilfred Hyde-White (!) as Philo Vance View more info

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Sanders of the River

By: Wallace, Edgar

Price: $60.00

Publisher: NY, Doubleday: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 098554

Condition: Near fine in a near fine, colorful Dust Jacket with light soiling to rear panel


Adventures of Commissioner Sanders in East Africa. Basis for the Paul Robeson film View more info

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The Oddfather

By: Weinstein, Sol & Albrecht, Howard

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Pinnacle: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 155900

Condition: Mass market paperback original, VG in wraps. First edition, 1st printing


A satire of Francis Ford Coppola's 1972 film View more info

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Clean Break

By: White, Lionel

Price: $350.00

Publisher: NY, Dutton: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 152534

Condition: Near fine in a VG Dust Jacket missing some very shallow chips at spine extremities and with some light foxing to edge of rear flap


Basis for the Stanley Kubrick's 1956 film "The Killing" which starred Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Elisha Cook, Jr. and Vince Edwards. Kubrick and Jim Thompson wrote the screenplay View more info

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The Trial of Mary Dugan

By: Wolff, William Almon

Price: $150.00

Publisher: NY, Doubleday: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 149528

Condition: Light soiling to covers, VG in a near fine, striking Art-Deco dust jacket with a short closed tear. Precedes the British and the Grosset & Dunlap editions


The author's first mystery was based on the play by Bayard Veiller and the basis for the early MGM talkie which starred Norma Shearer & H. B. Warner. Rare first edition View more info

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The Black Path of Fear

By: Woolrich, Cornell

Price: $75.00

Publisher: NY, Doubleday Crime Club: 1944

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 151106

Condition: Minute wear at spine extremities, one inch tape marks on endpapers; else VG+ (no Dust Jacket)


Basis for the 1946 film noir "The Chase" which starred Robert Cummings, Steve Cochran and Peter Lorre View more info

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Deluge: A Romance

By: Wright, S. Fowler

Price: $18.00

Publisher: NY, Cosmopolitan: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 154068

Condition: VG+ (no Dust Jacket)


Early environmental disaster novel. Listed in Bleiler and basis for the rather neglected 1933 film directed by Felix E. Feist and starring Sidney Blackmer View more info