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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

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 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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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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Scene of the Crime: A Guide to the Landscapes of British Detective Fiction

By: Earwaker, Julian & Becker, Kathleen

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Aurum: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 155626

ISBN: 1854108212

Condition: Trade paperback, new in wraps


Foreword by P. D. James. Illustrated and with index View more info

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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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The Case of Erle Stanley Gardner

By: Gardner, Erle Stanley Johnston, Alva

Price: $50.00

Publisher: NY, Morrow: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 156786

Condition: A fine copy in VG+ Dust Jacket with some color fading to spine and missing a couple of tiny chips. Small owner's signature on front endpaper


Biography plus bibliography and a must read for Gardner collectors. Illustrated 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

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The Murder Book: An Illustrated History of the Detective Story

By: la Cour, Tage & Mogensen, Harald

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Herder: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 110740

Condition: VG in a good+ Dust Jacket with several short tears


Julian Symons foreword. Copiously illustrated in color and B&W View more info

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The Murder Book: An Illustrated History of the Detective Story

By: la Cour, Tage & Mogensen, Harald

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Herder: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 147404

Condition: VG+ in a VG Dust Jacket with several short tears


Julian Symons foreword. Copiously illustrated in color and B&W View more info