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  • THE MYSTERY LOVER'S COMPANION. by Bourgeau, Art.
    Bourgeau, Art.
    THE MYSTERY LOVER'S COMPANION.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Crown, (1986) dj. Hardcover - Describes and rates over 2,500 mysteries, detective stories and suspense thrillers arranged by type (English mystery, police procedural) and by author, alphabetically. 311 pp. ISBN: 0-517-556022.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61151
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  • THE MYSTERY LOVER'S COMPANION. by Bourgeau, Art.
    Bourgeau, Art.
    THE MYSTERY LOVER'S COMPANION.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Crown, (1986) dj. Hardcover - Describes and rates over 2,500 mysteries, detective stories and suspense thrillers arranged by type (English mystery, police procedural) and by author, alphabetically. 311 pp. ISBN: 0-517-556022.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61966
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  • Bourgeau, Art.
    THE MYSTERY LOVER'S COMPANION.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Crown, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - Describes and rates over 2,500 mysteries, detective stories and suspense thrillers arranged by type (English mystery, police procedural) and by author, alphabetically. 311 pgs. Hardcover. ISBN: 0-517-556022.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61967
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  • GAME FACE: A Ben McMillan Hawaiian Mystery. by Brown, Mark.
    Brown, Mark.
    GAME FACE: A Ben McMillan Hawaiian Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    Woodbridge, Connecticut: Ox Bow Press, (1992) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, introducing Ben McMillan, ex-Kona detective, Maui surf shop owner, who is preparing for Ironman triatholon when he receives an urgent call. His former partner's wife has been raped and murdered and Ben's help is needed. 297 pp. ISBN: 0-918024927.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 70241
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  • Corpi, Lucha.
    BLACK WIDOW'S WARDROBE.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original, not issued in hardcover.

    Houston, TX:' Arte Publico Press, 1999. SIGNED first edition - Third mystery featuring Oakland, California private detective Gloria Damasco. "When Gloria Damasco decided to take part in San Francisco's traditional Day of the Dead procession, she didn't realize she'd seen be encountering both a convicted killer - Oakland's notorious Black Widow - and a bizarre abduction by two costumed riders on horseback." SIGNED on the title page. 193 pp. ISBN: 1-558852883.

    Condition: Fine in glossy black illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 35968
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  • BLACK WIDOW'S WARDROBE. by Corpi, Lucha.
    Corpi, Lucha.
    BLACK WIDOW'S WARDROBE.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original, not issued in hardcover.

    Houston, TX:' Arte Publico Press, 1999. SIGNED first edition - Third mystery featuring Oakland, California private detective Gloria Damasco. "When Gloria Damasco decided to take part in San Francisco's traditional Day of the Dead procession, she didn't realize she'd seen be encountering both a convicted killer - Oakland's notorious Black Widow - and a bizarre abduction by two costumed riders on horseback." SIGNED on the title page. 193 pp. ISBN: 1-558852883.

    Condition: Fine in glossy black illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 67311
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  • THE OPEN HOUSE. by Innes, Michael (pseudonym of J.I. M. Stewart).
    Innes, Michael (pseudonym of J.I. M. Stewart).
    THE OPEN HOUSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Gollancz, 1978. Hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring Sir John Appleby, set in Cornwall. "While strolling along a Cornish beach, Appleby narrowly escapes being struck by a body falling down a cliff. The body is that of Dr Sutch, an archivist, and he has fallen from the North Tower of Treskinnick Castle, home of Lord Ampersand." 192 pp. ISBN: 0-575025212.

    Condition: Very near fine in red cloth in a just about fine example of Gollancz's distinctive yellow dust jackets.

    Book ID: 76979
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  • ALIAS S. S. VAN DINE: The Man Who Created Philo Vance. by [Van Dine, S. S., pseudonym of Willard Huntington Wright ] Loughery, John
    [Van Dine, S. S., pseudonym of Willard Huntington Wright ] Loughery, John
    ALIAS S. S. VAN DINE: The Man Who Created Philo Vance.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1992) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Fascinating biography of Willard Huntington Wright (1887-1939), a writer who helped create the modern detective novel, although this was not what he wanted to be known for (thus the alias). In his early career, before he turned to popular fiction, he was editor briefly of the "Smart Set," friends with Mencken and Dreiser, and involved in the world of modern art through his brother Stanton MacDonald-Wright. INSCRIBED on the title page "To ___ A special friend of the special aunt of the author" and dated in December 1992, in the year of publication. Photographs. Source notes, bibliography, index. xxii, 296 pp. ISBN: 0-684-193582.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 59240
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