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  • NO DIAMONDS FOR A DOLL. by Cagney, Peter.
    Cagney, Peter.
    NO DIAMONDS FOR A DOLL.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Roy Publishers, (1961) dj. Hardcover first edition - "Mike Strang was a private investigator. Investigating mysteries was his job. And the mysteries he like best were young, attractive and female." 192 pp.

    Condition: Good in very good dust jacket. (foxing to the edges of the textblock, toning to the pages, small chip to rear cover of dj.) Uncommon, especially in dj -

    Book ID: 59533
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  • THE MOCKING PROGRAM. by Foster, Alan Dean.
    Foster, Alan Dean.
    THE MOCKING PROGRAM.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Warner, (2002.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Science fiction noir - a hard-boiled thriller set in the near future on ".the Montezuma Strip. A Mexamerican megalopolis sprawling from Baja to the Gulf. the home of one tough cop who specialises in solving the most devious, diabolical crimes that future felons can devise. " Glossary of Spang. 280 pp. ISBN: 9780446527743.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 54140
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  • THE MOCKING PROGRAM. by Foster, Alan Dean.
    Foster, Alan Dean.
    THE MOCKING PROGRAM.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Warner, (2002.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Science fiction noir - a hard-boiled thriller set in the near future on ".the Montezuma Strip. A Mexamerican megalopolis sprawling from Baja to the Gulf. the home of one tough cop who specialises in solving the most devious, diabolical crimes that future felons can devise. " Glossary of Spang. 280 pp. ISBN: 9780446527743.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dustjacket (rem line, tear to front cover of dj with associated creasing.)

    Book ID: 55412
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  • HAMMETT: A Life At The Edge. by [Hammett, Dashiel] Nolan, Willian F.
    [Hammett, Dashiel] Nolan, Willian F.
    HAMMETT: A Life At The Edge.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Congdon & Weed, (1983.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Definitive biography of this master of modern hard boiled detective fiction, author of 'The Maltese Falcon' and other classics. SIGNED on the title page by Nolan. Illustrated with photographs. Includes notes, bibliography of sources, a basic checklist of Dashiell Hammett books and an index. 276 pages. ISBN: 0-312-922817.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (small piece cut out of front endpaper, sunning to spine of dj.)

    Book ID: 43984
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  • HAMMETT: A Life At The Edge. by [Hammett, Dashiel] Nolan, Willian F.
    [Hammett, Dashiel] Nolan, Willian F.
    HAMMETT: A Life At The Edge.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Congdon & Weed, (1983.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Definitive biography of this master of modern hard boiled detective fiction, author of 'The Maltese Falcon' and other classics. SIGNED on the front endpaper by Nolan. Illustrated with photographs. Includes notes, bibliography of sources, a basic checklist of Dashiell Hammett books and an index. 276 pages. ISBN: 0-312-922817.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (sunning to the spine of the dj, a bit of toning to the cream background on the flaps and back cover of the dj)

    Book ID: 58944
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  • TALL, DARK AND DEADLY: An Inner Sanctum Mystery. by Masur, Harold Q. (1909-2005)
    Masur, Harold Q. (1909-2005)
    TALL, DARK AND DEADLY: An Inner Sanctum Mystery.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1956) dj. Hardcover - The sixth crime novel featuring lawyer Scott Jordan by an author who was himself a lawyer and who often used real cases (his own and others) in books. In this the district attorney of New York County has begun to crack down on fraudulent divorce cases, and he suspects Jordan of being involved. When someone who could incriminate Jordan is found dead, Jordan becames suspected of murder. Gary Lovisi called Jordan "one of the best of the hard-boiled detectives, and one of the most neglected." 218 pp. Dust jacket by Dick Dodge.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (address label and date on front endpaper, lower corner of front flap clipped)

    Book ID: 86715
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  • SO RICH, SO LOVELY AND SO DEAD: A Scott Jordan Story: An Inner Sanctum Mystery. by Masur, Harold Q. (1909-2005)
    Masur, Harold Q. (1909-2005)
    SO RICH, SO LOVELY AND SO DEAD: A Scott Jordan Story: An Inner Sanctum Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1952). Hardcover first edition - The fourth crime novel featuring lawyer Scott Jordan by an author who was himself a lawyer and who often used real cases (his own and others) in books. In this "a rich and beautiful countess, tagged by the newspapers as the fabulous Screwball, who seems to prove it to Jordan when she offers him $5,000 if hell marry her. Jordan never gets a chance to accept her proposition or to find out why it was offered, because in less than 24 hours, she's murdered. Jordan finds himself in the soup again, and he has to find the real killer" Gary Lovisi called Jordan "one of the best of the hard-boiled detectives, and one of the most neglected." 238 pp.

    Condition: Fair condition only (store stamp on front endpaper, some damage to the boards from tape), no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 88842
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  • THE DIAMOND BIKINI. by Williams, Charles (1909-1975)
    Williams, Charles (1909-1975)
    THE DIAMOND BIKINI.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    London: Simon & Schuster, (1988). A title in the Blue Murder series. A hard-boiled noir mystery by one of the masters of the genre - two Chicago hoodlums and a beautiful nightclub singer hide out in the bayous of the deep South, but then she disappears wearing nothing but a G-string encrusted with diamonds. Originally published as a paperback original in 1956. 155 pp. ISBN: 0-671652753.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (usual toning to pages)

    Book ID: 88207
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