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  • THE CAMDEN RUBY MYSTERY. by Bliss, Adam (pseudonym of Robert F. Burkhardt & Eve Burkhardt)
    Bliss, Adam (pseudonym of Robert F. Burkhardt & Eve Burkhardt)
    THE CAMDEN RUBY MYSTERY.

    Edition: Vintage reprint.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (c 1931.). Hardcover - A "locked room" mystery (although in this case, the door was actually open), the first of three mysteries written using this pseudonym by the husband and wife team of Robert and Eve Burkhardt (they also wrote many more mysteries under the name Rob Eden.) 314 pp plus 6 pp of publisher's ads.

    Condition: Very good+ in red cloth with black lettering (usual light toning to the pages.) Red tinting to top edge.

    Book ID: 56762
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  • ROCKET TO THE MORGUE. by Boucher, Anthony (originally published as H. H. Holmes)
    Boucher, Anthony (originally published as H. H. Holmes)
    ROCKET TO THE MORGUE.

    Edition: Paperback reprint - first thus.

    New York: International Polygonics Ltd, (1988). Both a classic locked room mystery and a roman a clef novel set in the science fiction writing world in Los Angeles in the years before World War II. This was the second locked room mystery written by Boucher under the Holmes pseudonym and featured once again the team of Sister Ursula of the fictitious convent 'Sisters of Martha of Bethany,' and Los Angeles police detective Terence "Terry" Marshall. Many characters are thinly-veiled versions of personalities such as Robert A. Heinlein ("Austin Carter") and L. Ron Hubbard ("D. Vance Wimpole"), Some writers' actual pseudonyms were used for minor characters, including "Anson Macdonald" and "Lyle Monroe" (both Heinlein pseudonyms), and Boucher himself appears under…

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    New York: International Polygonics Ltd, (1988). Both a classic locked room mystery and a roman a clef novel set in the science fiction writing world in Los Angeles in the years before World War II. This was the second locked room mystery written by Boucher under the Holmes pseudonym and featured once again the team of Sister Ursula of the fictitious convent 'Sisters of Martha of Bethany,' and Los Angeles police detective Terence "Terry" Marshall. Many characters are thinly-veiled versions of personalities such as Robert A. Heinlein ("Austin Carter") and L. Ron Hubbard ("D. Vance Wimpole"), Some writers' actual pseudonyms were used for minor characters, including "Anson Macdonald" and "Lyle Monroe" (both Heinlein pseudonyms), and Boucher himself appears under his real name of William Anthony Parker White. A Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone. 174 pp. ISBN: 0-93033082X.

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    Condition: Good condition (spine slant)

    Book ID: 81245
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  • TERROR AT COMPASS LAKE. by Davis, Tech (Edgar Davis, 1890-1974)
    Davis, Tech (Edgar Davis, 1890-1974)
    TERROR AT COMPASS LAKE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, NY: The Crime Club, Inc./Doubleday, Doran and Company, 1935. Hardcover first edition - Author's first mystery, a "locked room" novel introducing private investigator Aubrey Nash, who is called in to investigate the murders of a stock broker and his chauffeur."The prow mark of boat on a sandy beach leads to the unraveling of a death that was neither murder, suicide nor natural death." Bound in black cloth with a spine with black text on red panel. Frontipiece house plan. 322 pp.

    Condition: Good only - some wear to the covers (with several small indentations), corners slightly bumped, etc - but overall a straight, tight and very readable copy of an uncommon vintage mystery, no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77688
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  • HE WOULDN'T KILL PATIENCE. by Dickson, Carter (pseudonym of John Dickson Carr, 1906-1977)
    Dickson, Carter (pseudonym of John Dickson Carr, 1906-1977)
    HE WOULDN'T KILL PATIENCE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Hampton Publishing Company / William Morrow, 1944. Hardcover first edition - A scarce classic locked room mystery from the Golden Age of detective fiction, featuring Sir Henry Merrivale and his long-time associate, Scotland Yard's Chief Inspector Humphrey Masters and set against the backdrop of blackouts and bombings in the early days of the London Blitz. "Patience" is tree-snake from Borneo, and when it appears that Benton, the director of the Royal Albert Zoological Gardens has committed suicide, his daughter is sure that he did not do it, because "he wouldn't kill Patience."

    Condition: Very good in salmon-colored boards - some light toning to the page, but otherwise a tight, clean and straight copy. No dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83388
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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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  • ROCKET TO THE MORGUE. by Holmes. H. H. (aka Anthony Boucher)
    Holmes. H. H. (aka Anthony Boucher)
    ROCKET TO THE MORGUE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, (1942). Hardcover first edition - Both a classic locked room mystery and a roman a clef novel set in the science fiction writing world in Los Angeles in the years before World War II. This was the second locked room mystery written by Boucher under this pseudonym and featured once again the team of Sister Ursula of the fictitious convent 'Sisters of Martha of Bethany,' and Los Angeles police detective Terence "Terry" Marshall. Many of the characters are thinly-veiled versions of personalities such as Robert A. Heinlein ("Austin Carter") and L. Ron Hubbard ("D. Vance Wimpole"), Some writers' actual pseudonyms were used for minor characters, including "Anson Macdonald" and "Lyle Monroe" (both Heinlein…

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    New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, (1942). Hardcover first edition - Both a classic locked room mystery and a roman a clef novel set in the science fiction writing world in Los Angeles in the years before World War II. This was the second locked room mystery written by Boucher under this pseudonym and featured once again the team of Sister Ursula of the fictitious convent 'Sisters of Martha of Bethany,' and Los Angeles police detective Terence "Terry" Marshall. Many of the characters are thinly-veiled versions of personalities such as Robert A. Heinlein ("Austin Carter") and L. Ron Hubbard ("D. Vance Wimpole"), Some writers' actual pseudonyms were used for minor characters, including "Anson Macdonald" and "Lyle Monroe" (both Heinlein pseudonyms), and Boucher himself appears under his real name of William Anthony Parker White. A Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone. 279 pp.

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    Condition: Good+ condition overall in black cloth with blue lettering on spine - a bit of fraying to ends of spine and wear to corners, names on front endpaper and a thin homemade pocket on rear pastedown. Synopsis from front flap of dust jacket has been pasted inside the front cover. Overall a tight and sturdy copy, very readable,

    Book ID: 83031
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  • APPLEBY AND HONEYBATH. by Innes, Michael (pseudonym of J.I. M. Stewart).
    Innes, Michael (pseudonym of J.I. M. Stewart).
    APPLEBY AND HONEYBATH.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Dodd, Mead, (1983) dj. Hardcover first edition - Stewart was an Oxford academic who wrote his literate and witty mysteries under the Innes pen name; this features a classic locked room mystery set in the library of a country estate. 198 pp. ISBN: 0-396-082415.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (book appears unread, but some rubbing to the dust jacket.)

    Book ID: 54697
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  • PRAGUE FATALE: A Bernie Gunther Novel. by Kerr, Philip.
    Kerr, Philip.
    PRAGUE FATALE: A Bernie Gunther Novel.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Norman, OK: Putnam, (2011) dj. Hardcover first edition - Set in Nazi-controlled Czechoslovakia in 1941, this mystery featuring homicide inspector Bernie Gunther is a "tense political thriller wrapped inside a locked-room mystery." . Author's note. 517 pp. ISBN: 978-0399159022.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 64877
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  • THE GOLD SOLUTION. by Resnicow, Herbert.
    Resnicow, Herbert.
    THE GOLD SOLUTION.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: St Martin's, (1983) dj. Hardcover - A funny and fast-paced locked room whodunnit. "Meet Norma and Alexandra Gold Ð New York Sleuths with an old-fashioned solution to murder. They solve it - itÕs as simple as that.. .. One of AmericaÕs top architects, Roger Talbott, had been mysteriously killed in the locked studio atop his New York townhouse." 183 pp. Dust jacket by Terry Fehr. ISBN: 0-312331673.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 70003
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  • THE DEAD ROOM, by Resnicow, Herbert.
    Resnicow, Herbert.
    THE DEAD ROOM,

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dodd, Mead, (1987) dj. Hardcover first edition - An ingenious, and sometimes funny (golf is frustrating and not adventure packed) locked room mystery. 189 pp. ISBN: 0-3960892828.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 72576
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  • THE DEAD ROOM, by Resnicow, Herbert.
    Resnicow, Herbert.
    THE DEAD ROOM,

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dodd, Mead, (1987) dj. Hardcover first edition - An ingenious, and sometimes funny (golf is frustrating and not adventure packed) locked room mystery. 189 pp. ISBN: 0-3960892828.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (crease to front flap of dj)

    Book ID: 72577
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  • Satterthwait, Walter.
    ESCAPADE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1995) dj. Hardcover first edition - Set in the summer of 1921, as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the great Houdini together try to solve a series of murders at a stately country home. A classic "locked room" mystery. 355 pp. ISBN: 0-312-130686.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 4434
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  • SMART HOUSE. by Wilhelm, Kate.
    Wilhelm, Kate.
    SMART HOUSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1989) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second novel feauturing Charlie Meiklejohn, a retired cop, and psychologist Constance Leidl, who investigate a murder in the "Smart House," a fully automated home of the future. SIGNED on the title page. 266 pp. ISBN: 0-312026420.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (a bit of light rubbing to the ends of the spine and folds of the dj)

    Book ID: 81739
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  • SMART HOUSE. by Wilhelm, Kate.
    Wilhelm, Kate.
    SMART HOUSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1989) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second novel feauturing Charlie Meiklejohn, a retired cop, and psychologist Constance Leidl, who investigate a murder in the "Smart House," a fully automated home of the future. INSCRIBED on the title page. 266 pp. ISBN: 0-312026420.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (a bit of light rubbing to the ends of the spine and folds of the dj)

    Book ID: 77819
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  • Zochert, Donald.
    MURDER IN THE HELLFIRE CLUB

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1978.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first mystery, commended for its historical accuracy - a variation of the classic "locked room" mystery featuring Benjamin Franklin and set in London in 1757. 240 pp. ISBN: 0-03-0224411.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 35519
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