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  • THE EXPLOITS OF TOMMY HAMBLEDON: Drink to Yesterday, A Toast to Tomorrow, Alias Uncle Hugo. by Coles, Manning [pseudonym of Cyril H. Coles and Adelaide F. Manning]
    Coles, Manning [pseudonym of Cyril H. Coles and Adelaide F. Manning]
    THE EXPLOITS OF TOMMY HAMBLEDON: Drink to Yesterday, A Toast to Tomorrow, Alias Uncle Hugo.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, nd. (1959, c 1940, 1941 and 1952.) dj. Hardcover - Omnibus edition containing 3 classic Tony Hambledon spy adventures - Drink to Yesterday, A Toast to Tomorrow, and Alias Uncle Hugo. (The first one in the series, 'Drink to Yesterday' was a Haycroft-Queens Cornerstone.) A Crime Club selection. 480 pp. Dust jacket by Ronald Clyne.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52639
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  • THE SEVENTH PASSENGER. by MacGowan, Alice. and Perry Newberry.
    MacGowan, Alice. and Perry Newberry.
    THE SEVENTH PASSENGER.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: A. L. Burt, (c.1926). Hardcover - Set in 1907 San Francisco, this features Jerry Boyne who investigates the mysterious disappearance, in the middle of his re-election campaign, of District Attorney Ross Garrett, and in doing so, he uncovers a web of crooked cops and corrupt politicians. The fourth T collaboration between Alice MacGowan and Perry Newberry. MacGowan was a prolific author of novels, children's books - and with Newberry of mystery stories. In 1908, she and her sister Grace (her first co-author) were among the first to live in the bohemian village of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Among others there were Jack London, Mary Austin, George Sterling, Sinclair Lewis and many more. Her co-author Perry had been mayor of Carmel.…

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    New York: A. L. Burt, (c.1926). Hardcover - Set in 1907 San Francisco, this features Jerry Boyne who investigates the mysterious disappearance, in the middle of his re-election campaign, of District Attorney Ross Garrett, and in doing so, he uncovers a web of crooked cops and corrupt politicians. The fourth T collaboration between Alice MacGowan and Perry Newberry. MacGowan was a prolific author of novels, children's books - and with Newberry of mystery stories. In 1908, she and her sister Grace (her first co-author) were among the first to live in the bohemian village of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Among others there were Jack London, Mary Austin, George Sterling, Sinclair Lewis and many more. Her co-author Perry had been mayor of Carmel. This novel is set in the Sierra foothills, where a man has been arrested for the murder of five people seven years earlier, but even though many of the townspeople have identified him as the fugitive, he insists that he is not that man. One comment about the MacGowan sisters was that while other members of the colony at Carmel might have had higher literary reputations, probably none were as financially sucessful. 311 pp.

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    Condition: Good overall in orange boards with gilt lettering (gift inscription inside front cover, some wear to the covers,rubbing to the lettering on the spine, but a tight and sturdy copy), no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78661
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  • TINY CARTERET. by McNeile, H. C. (1888-1937)
    McNeile, H. C. (1888-1937)
    TINY CARTERET.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1930. Hardcover - A Crime Club selection. An adventure novel by English crime writer best known as the creator of Bulldog Drummond series. In this, huge and likable "Tiny" Carteret if offered a chance at some action by Ronald Standish. 327 pp.

    Condition: Very good in black cloth with red lettering - closed tear to pp 316-317, corners slightly bumped, corner clipped on front endpaper, no dust jacket .

    Book ID: 78245
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  • THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF JIMMIE DALE. by Packard, Frank Lucius (1877 - 1942)
    Packard, Frank Lucius (1877 - 1942)
    THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF JIMMIE DALE.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: A. L. Burt, (c 1919). Hardcover - The second book in this popular mystery series by this Canadian author, set in a New York City of "evil-smelling tenements and back alleys as the haunts of dope fiends, thieves and murderers." Dale, who was known as the Grey Seal, was a wealthy New Yorker by day and an expert safecracker at night - Able to surreptitiously change from one identity to the other, he worked to expose the seedy and corrupt underbelly. 340 pp plus 12 pp publisher's ads.

    Condition: Good overall in light brown cloth with black lettering (corners somewhat bumped), no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78969
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  • CLOUDS OF WITNESS. by Sayers, Dorothy L.
    Sayers, Dorothy L.
    CLOUDS OF WITNESS.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: Harper & Brothers, n.d. (ca 1950) dj. Hardcover - Reissue of the second of Peter Wimsey's cases - Lord Peter Wimsey, amateur detective, scholar and bon vivant, learns while on vacation in France that his brother, the Duke of Denver, is being held for the murder of their sister's fiance.

    Condition: Near fine in grey boards with black spine and gilt title on spine in a very good dustjacket. Origina price of $2.75 on dj.

    Book ID: 76366
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