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  • Badge of Evil by Masterson, Whit
    Masterson, Whit
    Badge of Evil

    First Edition

    London: W. H. Allen, 1956. 200 pages. The novel on which Orson Wells loosely based the 1958 film Touch of Evil starring Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Orson Welles, Joseph Calleia, Akim Tamiroff, Marlene Dietrich and Zsa Zsa Gabor. Masterson is a pseudonym for the American writing partnership of Bob Wade and H. Bill Miller. ISBN: 281AIB1046023.

    First British edition (first printing). Red cloth with gilt lettering on the spine. Near fine in a dust jacket with a short closed tear to the cover and a short snag to the rear panel and spine head.

    Book ID: 243628
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  • Self-Portrait: Ceaselessly into the Past [Signed and Numbered] by Macdonald, Ross; forward by Eudora Welty
    Macdonald, Ross; forward by Eudora Welty
    Self-Portrait: Ceaselessly into the Past [Signed and Numbered]

    First Edition

    Santa Barbara: Capra Pres, 1981. 129 pages. An autobiography by the author of the Lew Archer series of hardboiled detective novels. 1 of 250 signed and numbered copies, there were also 26 slipcased lettered copies; a total edition of 276 copies signed by the author and Eudora Welty (who wrote the foreword) on the limitation page. There was also a trade edition. ISBN: 281AIB1043375.

    First edition (first printing). A fine hardcover copy; no dust jacket, as issued. This being copy number 240.

    Book ID: 218963
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  • Self-Portrait: Ceaselessly into the Past [Signed and Numbered] by Macdonald, Ross; forward by Eudora Welty
    Macdonald, Ross; forward by Eudora Welty
    Self-Portrait: Ceaselessly into the Past [Signed and Numbered]

    First Edition

    Santa Barbara: Capra Pres, 1981. 129 pages. An autobiography by the author of the Lew Archer series of hardboiled detective novels. 1 of 250 signed and numbered copies, there were also 26 slipcased lettered copies; a total edition of 276 copies signed by the author and Eudora Welty (who wrote the foreword) on the limitation page. There was also a trade edition. ISBN: 281AIB1043375.

    First edition (first printing). A fine hardcover copy; no dust jacket, as issued. This being copy number 33.

    Book ID: 218965
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  • The Place at Whitton by Keneally, Thomas
    Keneally, Thomas
    The Place at Whitton

    First Edition

    New York: Walker and Company, (1964). 219 pages. The authors first book. ISBN: B0007ENR72.

    First edition (first printing). Tanned pages else Near fine; in a dust jacket with a 1 inch closed tear to the front flap else near fine. Signed by the author on the title page dated 1995.

    Book ID: 209173
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  • Death Before Bedtime by [Vidal, Gore]; Edgar Box [pseudonym of Gore Vidal]
    [Vidal, Gore]; Edgar Box [pseudonym of Gore Vidal]
    Death Before Bedtime

    First Edition Thus

    (New York): Armchair Detective Library, 1991. 213 pages. Originally published in 1953. Limited edition. Published simultaneously in trade, Limited and Collector editions, with a new 5-page introduction by the author. ISBN: 9780922890927.

    First Armchair Detective Library edition (first printing, with number line including the 1). A fine hardcover copy; no dust jacket, as issued. In a fine slipcase. One of 26 lettered copies. This is copy "W." Signed by the author as Gore Vidal on the limitation page.

    Book ID: 175399
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  • Death in the Fifth Position by [Vidal, Gore]; Edgar Box [pseudonym of Gore Vidal]
    [Vidal, Gore]; Edgar Box [pseudonym of Gore Vidal]
    Death in the Fifth Position

    First Edition Thus

    (New York): Armchair Detective Library, 1991. 221 pages. Originally published in 1952. Limited edition. Published simultaneously in trade, Limited and Collector editions, with a new 5-page introduction by the author. ISBN: 9780922890620.

    First Armchair Detective Library edition (first printing, with number line including the 1). A fine hardcover copy; no dust jacket, as issued. In a fine slipcase. One of 26 lettered copies. This is copy "J." Signed by the author as Gore Vidal on the limitation page.

    Book ID: 175401
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  • Death Likes it Hot by [Vidal, Gore]; Edgar Box [pseudonym of Gore Vidal]
    [Vidal, Gore]; Edgar Box [pseudonym of Gore Vidal]
    Death Likes it Hot

    First Edition Thus

    (New York): Armchair Detective Library, 1990. 212 pages. Originally published in 1954. Limited edition. Published simultaneously in trade, Limited and Collector editions, with a new 5-page introduction by the author. ISBN: 9781562870010.

    First Armchair Detective Library edition (first printing, with number line including the 1). A fine hardcover copy; no dust jacket, as issued. Minor scuffing to slipcase, else fine. Signed twice by the author, both as Edgar Box and Gore Vidal. One of 26 lettered copies. This is copy "I."

    Book ID: 175400
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  • To the Bright and Shining Sun by Burke, James Lee
    Burke, James Lee
    To the Bright and Shining Sun

    (Huntington Beach, CA): (James Cahill Publishing), (1992). 241 pages. Illustrated by Joe Servello. One of 400 signed and numbered copies with a new introduction by Burke. Signed by Burke and Servello on a tipped in page. ISBN: B077LX89FR.

    A fine copy; no jacket as issued. Slipcape a bit scuffed. No. 27 of 400 signed and numbered copies.

    Book ID: 204755
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  • Cadillac Jukebox [Signed & Numbered] by Burke, James Lee
    Burke, James Lee
    Cadillac Jukebox [Signed & Numbered]

    First Edition

    [New Orleans, LA]: B. E. Trice, 1996. 297 pages. Book 9 in the Dave Robicheaux series. Published using first edition sheets and specially bound; this is one of 175 signed, numbered copies (there were also 26 lettered copies).

    This edition was bound from the sheets used for the true first edition, the ABA Collectors edition, given as a promotion to booksellers. Like the ABA edition, the Trice copies have an 8-page gathering in the seventh position (the copies sold to the public had the smaller gathering in sixth position).

    This copy is bound in blue cloth with a color illustration mounted on the front cover; issued in a matching slipcase. ISBN: B00FN9CUBU.

    First edition (first printing). A fine hardcover copy; no dust jacket, as issued. Signed by the author on a tipped-in limitation sheet. In a fine slipcase. Still sealed.

    Book ID: 219841
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  • The Trial of Gregor Kaska by Andreas, Fred
    Andreas, Fred
    The Trial of Gregor Kaska

    First Edition

    New York: Henry Holt, 1932. 278 pages. Translated from the German by Winifred Ray. A mystery novel. ISBN: B001N8IM1C.

    First American edition (first printing). A very good copy in a very good dust jacket. A bit of chipping to spine ends, but an attractive copy of an uncommon book.

    Book ID: 116608
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  • The James Bond Dossier by Amis, Kingsley
    Amis, Kingsley
    The James Bond Dossier

    First Edition

    London: Jonathan Cape, 1965. 159 pages. The first literary study of the Bond character. ISBN: B01K91MFN4.

    First edition (first printing). Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 264820
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  • Faceless Killers by Mankell, Henning
    Mankell, Henning
    Faceless Killers

    First Edition

    London: The Harvill Press, 2000. 280 pages. The first Kurt Wallender mystery. This UK edition, published nine years after the Swedish first and three years after the American edition, was issued in both hardcover and paperback at the same time. This is the scarcer hardcover. ISBN: 9781860467806.

    First edition (first printing). A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. With a label signed by Mankell laid in (not affixed).

    Book ID: 210504
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  • Ninth Life by Ferrars, Elizabeth
    Ferrars, Elizabeth
    Ninth Life

    First Edition

    London: The Crime Club, 1965. 191 pages. By the prolific British crime writer. ISBN: 281AIB1047486.

    First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in a very good jacket with a few short creased snags to the edges. Former seller's small stylized sticker on front pastedown. Signed by the author on the title page.

    Book ID: 262064
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  • Zero at the Bone by Ferrars, Elizabeth
    Ferrars, Elizabeth
    Zero at the Bone

    First Edition

    London: The Crime Club, 1967. 224 pages. By the prolific British crime writer. ISBN: 281AIB1047487.

    First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in a dust jacket with short tear at the spine fold and toning to the verso. Former seller's small stylized sticker on front pastedown. Signed by the author.

    Book ID: 262065
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  • Blueprint for Murder by Bax, Roger [Paul Winterton]
    Bax, Roger [Paul Winterton]
    Blueprint for Murder

    First Edition

    London: Hutchinson & Co. Ltd, (n.d. but 1948). 192 pages. Early crime story by the British journalist and novelist. ISBN: 281AIB1047589.

    First edition (first printing). A very good copy in a very good dust jacket that is chipped and worn and the spine ends and corners. Spotting to page edges.

    Book ID: 262179
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  • The Collected Stories of Chester Himes by Himes, Chester
    Himes, Chester
    The Collected Stories of Chester Himes

    First Edition

    (London): Allison & Busby, 1990. 429 pages. A collection of crime fiction stories, some previously unpublished. ISBN: 9780850319323.

    First edition (first printing). Minor edgewear and top-edge spotting, thus near fine in a near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 161190
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  • Lost Echoes [Signed & Numbered] by Lansdale, Joe R.
    Lansdale, Joe R.
    Lost Echoes [Signed & Numbered]

    First Edition

    (Burton, MI): Subterranean Press, 2007. 330 pages. One of 400 signed and numbered copies. ISBN: 281AIB1041562.

    First edition (first printing). Boards a bit splayed else a fine copy; in a fine dust jacket. Signed by the author on the limitation page.

    Book ID: 209177
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  • Freezer Burn [Signed & Numbered] by Lansdale, Joe R.
    Lansdale, Joe R.
    Freezer Burn [Signed & Numbered]

    First Edition

    Holyoke, MA: Crossroads Press, 1999. 245 pages. Illustrated by George Pratt. A bungling burglar hides out with the denizens of a traveling freak show. Classic Lansdale weirdness.

    The trade edition was issued by the Mysterious Press. This is the limited edition of 400 numbered copies (there were also 26 lettered limiteds), all signed by the author. ISBN: 281AIB1044799.

    First edition (first printing). A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Signed by the author.

    Book ID: 231014
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  • Wish Me Dead by West, David (Stacton, David)
    West, David (Stacton, David)
    Wish Me Dead

    First Edition

    London: Eyre & Spottiswoods, 1960. 191 pages. A thriller written by Stacton under one of his many pseudonyms. ISBN: 281AIB1049028.

    First edition (first printing). A very good copy in illustrated paper over board covers. Mild edge and corner wear. Inked price on front free endpaper. No dust jacket.

    Book ID: 264487
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  • The Bright Nemesis by Gunther, John
    Gunther, John
    The Bright Nemesis

    First Edition

    London: Martin Secker, 1932. 314 pages. The author's second novel, a murder mystery set in a remote Balkan country named Corisco. ISBN: 281AIB1029679.

    First British edition (first printing). A very good copy in orange cloth covers with bright gold lettering. Mild edge wear. Foxing to endpapers. Dust jacket mildly soiled and tanned with edge wear.

    Book ID: 135481
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