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  • THE MURDER OF ROGER ACKROYD by Christie, Agatha
    Christie, Agatha
    THE MURDER OF ROGER ACKROYD

    Edition: Book of the Month Club edition (same size and quality as trade edition).

    New York: Dodd, Mead, n.d. (c 1954) dj. Hardcover - A nice (probably late 50's) reprint of the classic mystery originally published in 1926.

    Condition: Near fine in a good only dust jacket (prev owner's name, noticeable edgewear and creasing to dj)

    Book ID: 4782
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  • THE MOVING TOYSHOP: A Detective Story. by Crispin, Edmund.(pseudonym of Bruce Montgomery.)
    Crispin, Edmund.(pseudonym of Bruce Montgomery.)
    THE MOVING TOYSHOP: A Detective Story.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Victor Gollancz, Ltd., 1946. dj. Hardcover first edition - A classic mystery, the third featuring Oxford don Gervase. A Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone title, this is generally considered one of the best mysteries of all time, In 2006 it was named by P. D. James as one of the 5 "most riveting" British mysteries - she commented that "Edmund Crispin is one of the few mystery writers able to combine situation comedy and high spirits with detection." 150 pp. ISBN: 0-8027-54341.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (some rubbing to the lettering on the spine of the book, tape reinforcement to bottom of dj spine on the interior of the dj, slight chipping to top of spine) Uncommon in the first edition, and especially so in this condition.

    Book ID: 70734
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  • THE EDMUND CRISPIN TREASURY, VOLUME 1: THE MOVING TOYSHOP; THE CASE OF THE GILDED FLY; HOLY DISORDERS. by Crispin, Edmund.(pseudonym of Bruce Montgomery.)
    Crispin, Edmund.(pseudonym of Bruce Montgomery.)
    THE EDMUND CRISPIN TREASURY, VOLUME 1: THE MOVING TOYSHOP; THE CASE OF THE GILDED FLY; HOLY DISORDERS.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Mystery Guild, n.d. (ca 1980) dj. Hardcover - Reissue of three classic mysteries featuring Oxford don Gervase and originally published in 1945, 1946 and 1954. "The Moving Toyshop" is generally considered one of the best mysteries of all time; it was selected in 2006 by P. D. James as one of the 5 "most riveting" British mysteries - she commented that "Edmund Crispin is one of the few mystery writers able to combine situation comedy and high spirits with detection." 531 pp.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 72054
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  • THE RED THUMB MARK. by Freeman, R. Austin (1862-1943)
    Freeman, R. Austin (1862-1943)
    THE RED THUMB MARK.

    Edition: Reprint.

    Bath: Lythway Press, 1970. Hardcover - The first Dr. Thorndyke mystery originally written in 1907. A Haycroft Queen Cornerstone title. Freeman, himself a medical doctor, actually performed in his own laboratory all of the tests which Thorndyke uses in the mysteries. 248 pp. plus 4 pp list of other books by this publisher. ISBN: 0-85046-1030.

    Condition: Near fine in red cloth with gilt lettering on the spine, in a rather attractive home-made paper jacket (prev owner's name)

    Book ID: 60810
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  • DR THORNDYKE INTERVENES. by Freeman, R. Austin (1862-1943)
    Freeman, R. Austin (1862-1943)
    DR THORNDYKE INTERVENES.

    Edition: Fourth printing (originally published in 1933.)

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, (1950.) dj. Hardcover - Mystery featuring the eccentric scientific detective, Dr. Thorndyke. A title in the Yellow Jacket series. 317 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some toning to the pages, faint number stamped on copyright page, tape ghosts on endpapers.) Still quite uncommon in dust jacket even in later printings.

    Book ID: 49999
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  • THE RED THUMB MARK. by Freeman, R. Austin (1862-1943)
    Freeman, R. Austin (1862-1943)
    THE RED THUMB MARK.

    Edition: First thus.

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1911. Hardcover - Very early edition of the first Dr. Thorndyke mystery (originally published in 1907.) A Haycroft Queen Cornerstone title. In his preface, Freeman comments "In writing the following story, the author has had in view no purpose other than that of affording entertainment to such readers as are interested in problems of crime and their solutions ; and the story itself differs in no respect from others of its class, excepting in that an effort has been made to keep within the probabilities of ordinary life, both in the characters and in the incidents. Nevertheless it may happen that the book may serve a useful purpose in drawing attention to certain popular misapprehensions…

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    London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1911. Hardcover - Very early edition of the first Dr. Thorndyke mystery (originally published in 1907.) A Haycroft Queen Cornerstone title. In his preface, Freeman comments "In writing the following story, the author has had in view no purpose other than that of affording entertainment to such readers as are interested in problems of crime and their solutions ; and the story itself differs in no respect from others of its class, excepting in that an effort has been made to keep within the probabilities of ordinary life, both in the characters and in the incidents. Nevertheless it may happen that the book may serve a useful purpose in drawing attention to certain popular misapprehensions on the subject of fingerprints and their evidential value ; misapprehensions the extent of which may be judged when we learn from the newspapers that several Continental commercial houses have actually substituted finger-prints for signed initials." 248 pp.

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    Condition: Very good in dark red cloth with gilt lettering on the spine, black on the front cover.

    Book ID: 59167
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  • DR. THORNDYKE'S CASES. by Freeman, R. Austin (1862-1943)
    Freeman, R. Austin (1862-1943)
    DR. THORNDYKE'S CASES.

    Edition: First American edition.

    New York: Dodd, Mead, 1931. Hardcover first edition - Contains eight Doctor Thorndyke stories. 312 pp.

    Condition: Very good in green cloth with black lettering and small illustration on front cover, cream and green endpapers (some fraying to the top of the spine.), lacking the dj.

    Book ID: 49697
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  • THE MYSTERY OF 31 NEW INN. by Freeman, R. Austin (1862-1943)
    Freeman, R. Austin (1862-1943)
    THE MYSTERY OF 31 NEW INN.

    Edition: First thus.

    Bath: Lythway Press, (1970.) dj. Hardcover - A reprint of this classic mystery featuring the eccentric scientific detective, Dr. Thorndyke, originally published in 1912, and quite uncommon even in this later edition. 318 pp plus 7 pp of publisher's advertisements. ISBN: 0-85046-1197.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket with a wraparound illustration.

    Book ID: 49758
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  • Gillmore, Rufus.
    THE EBONY BED MURDER.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: The Mystery League, 1932. Hardcover first edition - A locked-room mystery, introducing criminologist Griffin Scott, owner of a New York advertising agency and connoisseur of antique furniture. 284 pp.

    Condition: Good only in black cloth with blue lettering (dampstaining in the gutters of several pages, some rubbing and wear to the covers, especially the spine.) Lacking the dust jacket.

    Book ID: 48098
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  • THE SALTMARSH MURDERS. by Mitchell, Gladys (1901-1983.)
    Mitchell, Gladys (1901-1983.)
    THE SALTMARSH MURDERS.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    London: Hogarth Press, (1984.) dj. Hardcover - Contains a new introduction by Patricia Craig and Mary Cadogan. The fourth in the series of 66 books which Mitchell wrote featuring Mrs (later Dame) Bradley, this was originally published in 1932. From the dj: 'Mrs. Bradley, a unique heroine and one of the most memorable personalities in crime fiction, excels herself in this classic and hilarious whodunit, proving that cosy English villages can be murderously peaceful.'183 pp. ISBN: 0-701205717.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some crinkling to top of textblock)

    Book ID: 62613
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  • DEATH AND THE MAIDEN: A Mrs Bradley Mystery. by Mitchell, Gladys (1901-1983.)
    Mitchell, Gladys (1901-1983.)
    DEATH AND THE MAIDEN: A Mrs Bradley Mystery.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    Lyons, Colorado: Rue Morgue Press, (2009). Reissue of a book originally published in 1947, featuring Mitchell's formidable sleuth, Dame Beatrice Lestrange Bradley. 192 pp. Cover art by Sarah Elizabeth Taz Schantz. ISBN: 978-1601870414.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 75179
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  • THE RISING OF THE MOON. by Mitchell, Gladys (1901-1983.)
    Mitchell, Gladys (1901-1983.)
    THE RISING OF THE MOON.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: St Martin's, (1984, c. 1945) dj. Hardcover - Classic mystery originally published in 1945 and featuring Mitchell's formindable sleuth, Dame Beatrice Lestrange Bradley. Edmund Crispin called this "One of the dozen best crime novels that I know."--. ISBN: 0-312684428.

    Condition: Good in very good dust jacket (edgewear to dj)

    Book ID: 40546
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  • THE RISING OF THE MOON. by Mitchell, Gladys (1901-1983.)
    Mitchell, Gladys (1901-1983.)
    THE RISING OF THE MOON.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: St Martin's, (1984, c. 1945) dj. Hardcover - Classic mystery originally published in 1945 and featuring Mitchell's formindable sleuth, Dame Beatrice Lestrange Bradley. Edmund Crispin called this "One of the dozen best crime novels that I know."--. ISBN: 0-312684428.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (bookplate on front pastedown, partially hidden by dj flap)

    Book ID: 67852
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  • THE RISING OF THE MOON. by Mitchell, Gladys (1901-1983.)
    Mitchell, Gladys (1901-1983.)
    THE RISING OF THE MOON.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Seattle: Thomas & Mercer, (2013). Classic mystery originally published in 1945 and featuring Mitchell's formindable sleuth, Dame Beatrice Lestrange Bradley. Edmund Crispin called this "One of the dozen best crime novels that I know."--. 267 pp. ISBN: 978-1477818886.

    Condition: Good condition (spine slant)

    Book ID: 72129
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  • THE SALTMARSH MURDERS. by Mitchell, Gladys (1901-1983.)
    Mitchell, Gladys (1901-1983.)
    THE SALTMARSH MURDERS.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    London: Hogarth Press, (1984.) dj. Hardcover - Contains a new introduction by Patricia Craig and Mary Cadogan. The fourth in the series of 66 books which Mitchell wrote featuring Mrs (later Dame) Bradley, this was originally published in 1932. From the dj: 'Mrs. Bradley, a unique heroine and one of the most memorable personalities in crime fiction, excels herself in this classic and hilarious whodunit, proving that cosy English villages can be murderously peaceful.' 183 pp. ISBN: 0-701205717.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 64084
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