Our shop has been called a "fiction-free zone" since literature, fiction and mysteries are not areas that we normally stock. But here are 87 good mysteries that are on our shelves in Walpole, New Hampshire as of August 12, 2011. I have also now added to this list some titles of "horror and fantasy" and Sherlock Holmes is here too.  Enjoy browsing through, and feel free to place an order at any time.

1. Barker, Clive, IN THE FLESH: TALES OF TERROR, Poseidon Press, New York, (1986) 1st ptg, 221pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0671626876 Join Mr. Barker on his dark investigations., (Order No: 22352 ), $7.50

2. Bell, H. W., SHERLOCK HOLMES AND DR WATSON: THE CHRONOLOGY OF THEIR ADVENTURES, The Baker Street Irregulars, New York, 1953, 133pp, very good+, wraps (softcover) embossed spine title label, A new edition, done for Baker Street Irregulars everywhere in 350 copies, of which this is copy number 84. Contents include: I. THE EARLY PERIOD; II. THE PARTNERSHIP, TO DR. WATSON'S FIRST MARRIAGE; III. FROM DR. WATSON'S FIRST MARRIAGE TO THE DISAPPEARANCE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES; IV. FROM HOLMES'S RETURN TO DR. WATSON'S SECOND MARRIAGE; V. THE PERIOD OF DR. WATSON'S SECOND MARRIAGE; VI. FROM DR. WATSON'S RETURN TO BAKER STREET TO HIS THIRD MARRIAGE; VII. THE LAST PERIOD; VIII. THE TWO LATER CASES; APPENDIX., (Order No: 46091 ), $100.00

3. Bell, H. W. (edited by) (contributors Dorothy L. Sayers; Helen Simpson; Vernon Rendall; Vincent Starrett; S. C. Roberts; et al), BAKER-STREET STUDIES, The Baker Street Irregulars, Morristown, NJ, 1955, 223pp, very good+, wraps (softcover) embossed spine title label, A new edition, done for Baker Street Irregulars everywhere in 350 copies, of which this is copy number 98. Contents include: INTRODUCTORY NOTE; EXPLANATION; HOLMES' COLLEGE CAREER; MEDICAL CAREER AND CAPACITIES OF DR. J. H. WATSON; THE LIMITATIONS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES; THE SINGULAR ADVENTURES OF MARTHA HUDSON; THE MYSTERY OF MYCROFT; MR. MORIARTY; SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE FAIR SEX; THE DATE OF THE SIGN OF FOUR; NOTE ON DOCTOR WATSON'S WOUND. Card signed by Edgar W. Smith of the Baker Street Irregulars is laid in., (Order No: 46092 ), $60.00

4. Blakeney, T. S., SHERLOCK HOLMES: FACT OR FICTION?, The Baker Street Irregulars, Morristown, NJ, 1954, 134pp, very good+, wraps (softcover) embossed spine title label, A new edition, done for Baker Street Irregulars everywhere in 350 copies, of which this is copy number 74. Contents include: Mr. Sherlock Holmes; Holmes and Scotland Yard; The Literature Relating to Sherlock Holmes; Appendix I; Appendix II; Appendix III., (Order No: 46089 ), $70.00

5. Brown, Humphrey, OUT OF SEASON - A NEW ENGLAND MYSTERY AND ADVENTURE, Audenreed Press, Brunswick, ME, (1997), 20000, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover) signed by author, ISBN 1879418835, (Order No: 49372 ), $7.50

6. Bush, Christopher, THE PERFECT MURDER CASE, The Crime Club, Inc., New York, 1929 1st ed, 314pp, good+, black cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, (Order No: 60972 ), $15.00

7. Chandler, Raymond and Parker, Robert B., POODLE SPRINGS, G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, (1989) 1st ptg, 268pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0399134824 When Raymond Chandler died in 1959, he left behind the first four chapters of a Philip Marlowe thriller. Now, thirty years later, this book is published as a full-length work because of the man considered the foremost interpreter of the Chandler tradition--Robert B. Parker., (Order No: 21836 ), $5.00

8. Cody, Liza, UNDER CONTRACT: AN ANNA LEE MYSTERY, Charles Scibner's Sons, New York, (1987) 1st Amer, 262pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0684187809 In the binding of this copy the rear board was trimmed even with the book block - "the rare incorrectly bound copy.", (Order No: 9537 ), $12.00

9. Cornwell, Patricia, PREDATOR, G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, (2005) 1st ptg, 406pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0399152830 PREDATOR is the terrifying new Dr. Kay Scarpetta crime novel., (Order No: 47263 ), $10.00

10. Crumley, James, THE LAST GOOD KISS: A NOVEL, Random House, New York, (1978) 1st ed, 261pp, good+ w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover) signed by the author, ISBN 0394419464 A novel about obsessions and deadly passions. Inscribed by the author on the title page. REMAINDER MARK ON THE BOTTOM EDGE., (Order No: 31739 ), $50.00

11. Dancer, Rex, POSTCARD FROM HELL - AN ANDY DERAIN NOVEL, Simon & Schuster, New York, (1995) 1st ed, 297pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0684803623 An Andy Derain Novel. Review slip and review press release (printed on heavy stock with dustjacket reproduced on one side) are both laid in., (Order No: 9726 ), $10.00

12. Davenport, Basil (collected by) (foreword by Clifton Fadiman), FAMOUS MONSTER TALES, D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc, Princeton, NJ, (1967), 201pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), Stories include; Smoke Ghost, The Phantom Farmhouse, The Horror of the Heights, The Thing on Outer Shoal, The Outsider, Second Night Out, It, The Dancing Partner, The Damned Thing, Skeleton, The Thing in the Pond, Negotium Perambulans, and, The Fifty-first Dragon., (Order No: 22078 ), $25.00

13. De Waal, Ronald Burt, THE WORLD BIBLIOGRAPHY OF SHERLOCK HOLMES AND DR. WATSON, Bramhall House, New York, (1974), B&W illustrations, 526pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0517217597 A Classified and Annotated List of Materials Relating to Their Lives and Adventures. This bibliography is a comprehensive record of the various appearances in periodicals, newspapers, and books of the Canonical tales and Apocrypha written by Doyle between 1887 and 1927, together with the translations of these tales into fifty languages, the higher criticism, or writings about the Writings, the films, musicals, plays, radio and television programs, phonograph records, parodies and pastiches, and a multitude of other items., (Order No: 22122 ), $7.50

14. Dean, Robert George, A MURDER OF CONVENIENCE - CURIOSITY KILLED A CAT AND A DETECTIVE - CRIME CLUB SELECTION, Doubleday, Doran & Company, New York, 1938 1st ed, 277pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), Like all of Robert George Dean's books, this is a sophisticated, fast-moving and witty novel and mystery. Uncommon in dustjacket. Nice clean and tight copy with some light edgewear to the cloth. Dustjacket has some light chipping at the top and bottom of the spine and corners., (Order No: 58670 ), $125.00

15. Dibdin, Michael, THE LAST SHERLOCK HOLMES STORY, Pantheon Books, New York, (1978) 1st Amer, 192pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0394500652 Dibdin's account of episodes in the life of Sherlock Holmes., (Order No: 39228 ), $5.00

16. Doyle, A. Conan, THE MEMOIRS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, Platinum Press, Inc., New York, 1996, B&W illustrations, 156pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 1879582147 A facsimile of the stories as they were first published in THE STRAND MAGAZINE, London, with Sidney Paget's original illustrations., (Order No: 19578 ), $5.00

17. Doyle, Adrian Conan (preface by General Sir Hubert Gough), THE TRUE CONAN DOYLE, John Murray, London, (1945) 2nd ptg, B&W illustrations, 24pp, very good, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 46431 ), $30.00

18. Drexler, Rosalyn, STARBURN: THE STORY OF JENNI LOVE, Simon and Schuster, New York, (1979) 1st ptg, 204pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 067122493X, (Order No: 12236 ), $8.00

19. Dvorkin, David, TIME FOR SHERLOCK HOLMES: A NOVEL, Dodd, Mead & Company, New York, (1983) 1st ed, 200pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0396081754 Holmes and Watson embark upon the most difficult and dangerous case of their careers--a case that begins with the murder of Britain's prime minister. In this tale, the tool of Moriarty's evil is the legendary Time Machine, an all-too-real invention that Moriarty stole years ago from H.G. Wells's time traveler., (Order No: 21644 ), $20.00

20. Emerson, Kathy Lynn, FACE DOWN BEFORE REBEL HOOVES: AN ELIZABETHAN MYSTERY FEATURING SUSANNA, LADY APPLETON, St. Martin's Minotaur, New York, (2001) 1st ed, 261pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover) signed by the author, ISBN 031228036X In the sixth installment of this series, Emerson seamlessly combines politics, history, and suspense as she follows Susanna, Lady Appleton, on her latest adventure., (Order No: 45817 ), $10.00

21. Gash, Joe, PRIESTLY MURDERS: A CHICAGO POLICE MYSTERY, Holt, Rinehard and Winston, New York, (1984) 1st ed, 163pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0030705436 A sequel to the Edgar Award winning PUBLIC MURDERS., (Order No: 38260 ), $6.00

22. Gash, Jonathan, JADE WOMAN - A LOVEJOY NOVEL OF SUSPENSE, St. Martin's Press, New York, (1989) 1st ed, 273pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover) signed by author, ISBN 0312022247, (Order No: 42117 ), $12.50

23. Grant, Maxwell (Gibson, Walter B.), EYES OF THE SHADOW, Street & Smith Publications, New York, (1931), 252pp, very good, pictorial paper covered boards (hardcover), Only three titles issued in this format. Hardcover published without dustjacket. Colorful and bright front cover, clean and tight copy. Scarce., (Order No: 10501 ), $145.00

24. Hammer, David L., FOR THE SAKE OF THE GAME: BEING A FURTHER TRAVEL GUIDE TO THE ENGLAND OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, Gasogene Press, Ltd., Dubuque, IA, (1986), B&W illustrations, 275pp, very good+, maroon "leatherette" (hardcover) author inscribed, ISBN 0938501003 The authors' sentimental journeys into the England of Sherlock Holmes. Inscribed by the author in 1987., (Order No: 20917 ), $15.00

25. Hardwick, Michael and Hardwick, Mollie, THE MAN WHO WAS SHERLOCK HOLMES, John Murray, London, (1964), B&W illustrations, 92pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his immortal detective--a dual profile., (Order No: 45765 ), $10.00

26. Haywood, Gar Anthony, GOING NOWHERE FAST, G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, (1994) 1st ed, 192pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket - review press release laid in, ISBN 0399139176, (Order No: 8608 ), $7.50

27. Healy, Jeremiah, ACT OF GOD, Pocket Books, New York, (1994) 1st ed, 344pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), review press release laid in, ISBN 0671795589 A John Cuddy Mystery., (Order No: 10217 ), $7.00

28. Healy, Jeremiah, RESCUE, Pocket Books, New York, (1995) 1st ed, 356pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover) review press release laid in, ISBN 0671898779 A John Cuddy Mystery., (Order No: 10219 ), $5.00

29. Hegarty, Frances, THE PLAYROOM, Pocket Books, New York, (1991) 1st ed, 295pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0671735829, (Order No: 8573 ), $4.50

30. Izzi, Eugene, INVASIONS, Bantam Books, New York, (1990) 1st ed, 311pg, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0553057693 A High-Voltage Novel of Suspense., (Order No: 8564 ), $7.50

31. Jaffee, Irving L., ELEMENTARY MY DEAR WATSON: A SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THE GREAT DETECTIVE, AND SOME OTHERS, Theo. Gaus' Sons, Inc., Brooklyn, NY, (1965), B&W illustrations, 83pp, very good, wraps (softcover), Contents include: "The Final Problem"; Sherlock Holmes' Last Case; Sherlock Holmes--Ancestor; Famous Detectives of Fiction; "The Man with the Twisted Lip"; Sherlock Holmes Calling; "The Naval Treaty"; "The Boscombe Valley Mystery"; "The Sign of Four"; The Strange Story of Jonathan Small; He Finds Them; Eleven Days; So That Was Mike's Secret., (Order No: 46128 ), $25.00

32. Kahn, Joan (edited with an introduction by), TRIAL AND TERROR: A MASTERFUL TREASURY OF SUSPENSE FACT AND FICTION, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA, (1973), 569pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), BCE, ISBN 039517208X Here is a full house of surprises and shocks--twenty-five deftly juxtaposed selections of fact and fiction that range from accounts of criminal trials to tales of start terror, from the grisly to the ghostly, from murder fair to murder foul., (Order No: 24349 ), $6.00

33. Kahn, Joan (edited and with an introduction by) (preface by Jacques Barzun), CHILLING AND KILLING: A BRAND NEW TREASURY OF SUSPENSE, FACT AND FICTION, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA, 1978 1st ptg, 337pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0395262879 These selections range from macabre ghost stories to intriguing murder mysteries to true accounts of heinous crimes and clever detection., (Order No: 24350 ), $6.50

34. Kennedy, Adam, THE DOMINO VENDETTA, W. H. Allen, London, 1982 1st ed, 190pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0491027486 A spine-chilling thriller. The seldom seen first UK edition., (Order No: 32453 ), $20.00

35. La Cour, Tage (with six title-pages designed by Viggo Naae), EX BIBLIOTHECA HOLMESIANA: THE FIRST EDITIONS OF THE WRITINGS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, Danish Baker St. Irregulars, Copenhagen, 1951, ill. by Viggo Naae, 29pp, very good, gray boards (hardcover) faint edgewear, An annotated bibliography of Sherlock Holmes's literary production based on such notes by M.D., Late of the Army Medical Department, John H. Watson, as those found in the compiler Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's four long stories and fifty-six short stories about the renowned master-detective. OF THIS BOOK THREE HUNDRED COPIES WERE PRINTED IN MAY NINETEEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY-ONE BY J.H. SCHULTZ, COPENHAGEN., (Order No: 46099 ), $100.00

36. Lambert, Gavin, THE DANGEROUS EDGE: AN INQUIRY INTO THE LIVES OF NINE MASTERS OF SUSPENSE, Grossman Publishers, New York, 1976, 272pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0670255815 In this brilliant biographical investigation of the world's most popular tales of crime and detection, the author searches for motive, for what it was that caused each man to cross the line, to go beyond the edge, to devote creative ability and energy to the world of criminality., (Order No: 19013 ), $4.50

37. Lathen, Emma, SOMETHING IN THE AIR, Simon and Schuster, New York, (1988) 1st ptg, 270pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), "In this, his twentieth appearance in an Emma Lathen mystery, John Putnam Thatcher, now an executive vice-president of the Sloan Guaranty Trust, must help apprehend the culprit who is committing sabotage (and worse) on a small communter airline.", (Order No: 32013 ), $10.00

38. LeBlanc, Maurice (translated by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos), THE SECRET OF SAREK, The Macaulay Company, New York, (1920), 372pp, good+, bright red cloth (hardcover) some wear SEE NOTE, ARSEN LUPIN, MASTER MIND VERSUS VORSKI, MASTER CRIMINAL. Very nice clean tight and bright copy, with the following FLAWS: previous owner's name torn from top of front free endpaper, and wear to cloth on foreedge of rear board, and some on the bottom rear board., (Order No: 39099 ), $150.00

39. Lindsey, David L., IN THE LAKE OF THE MOON, Atheneum, New York, 1988 1st ed, 341pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0689116268, (Order No: 9724 ), $7.00

40. Lovesey, Peter, WAXWORK, Macmillan London Limited, London, (1978), 240pp, good+ w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0333234553 By her own confession Miriam Croomer is a murderess. She is sentenced to death. The public hangman, James Berry, prepares to travel to London to earn his fee. And by a gruesome tradition he has a way of supplementing his pay. He writes a letter to Madame Tussaud's., (Order No: 29337 ), $15.00

41. Marshall, William, INCHES - A YELLOWTHREAD STREET MYSTERY NOVEL, The Mysterious Press, New York, (1994) 1st ptg, 287pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0892963689, (Order No: 8610 ), $5.00

42. Mayor, Archer, TUCKER PEAK - A JOE GUNTHER MYSTERY, Warner Books, New York, (2001) 1st ptg, 295pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover) inscr. by author, ISBN 0892967242 Inscribed by the author on the title page and dated 10/28/01., (Order No: 51361 ), $14.50

43. Menendez, Albert J., THE SHERLOCK HOLMES QUIZ BOOK, Drake Publishers Inc, New York, (1975), B&W illustrations, 127pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 087749732X These quizzes will awaken the detective in everyone!, (Order No: 21861 ), $8.50

44. Mitchell, Gladys, WATSON'S CHOICE, Penguin Books, Middlesex, UK, (1957), 190pp, very good, wraps (softcover), First published in 1955., (Order No: 50296 ), $7.50

45. Moore, Margaret, FORESTS OF THE NIGHT: A WALKER MYSTERY, Walker and Company, New York, (1987) 1st ed, 191pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0802757073, (Order No: 9531 ), $7.00

46. Odell, Robin (with a foreword by W. Lindesay Neustatter), JACK THE RIPPER: IN FACT AND FICTION, George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd, London, (1965), B&W illustrations, 275pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), In a new and well-documented study, Robin Odell first gives a careful, factual reconstruction of the crimes and then describes each murder from the contemporary evidence. After this, he makes a critical analysis of some of the better known theories put forward in books over the years., (Order No: 46447 ), $50.00

47. Oppenheim, E. Phillips, GABRIEL SAMARA PEACEMAKER, Little, Brown, and Company, Boston, MA, 1925 1st ed, 323pp, very good+, red cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), (Order No: 20010 ), $7.50

48. Orczy, Baroness (retold by), CASTLES IN THE AIR: BEING THE ADVENTURES OF M. HECTOR RATICHON, George H. Doran Company, New York, (1922), 252pp, good+, black cloth (hardcover), CONDITION NOTE CONTINUED - Front panel of dustjacket laid in. Previous owner cut their name from the top of the front free endpaper., (Order No: 26196 ), $30.00

49. Palmer, Frank, UNFIT TO PLEAD, Constable & Company, Ltd., London, (1992) 1st ed, 204pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 009471150X, (Order No: 9723 ), $15.00

50. Peterson, Robert Storm and la Cour, Tage, TOBACCO TALK IN BAKER STREET - A PIPE OF TOBACCO AND STORM P., PIPES AND SHERLOCK HOLMES, The Baker Street Irregulars, New York, 1952, 26pp, fine, wraps (softcover) in very good+ slipcase, UNCOMMON !!!, (Order No: 46453 ), $200.00

51. Phillips, Mike, POINT OF DARKNESS, Michael Joseph, London, (1994) 1st ed, 311pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0718135989, (Order No: 11262 ), $8.50

52. Pronzini, Bill (edited by), MUMMY!: A CHRESTOMATHY OF CRYPT-OLOGY, Arbor House, New York, (1980), 273pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 087795271X The editor unwraps the shrouded history, the eerie symbolism, the enduring examples of man's fervent belief in life--whatever its nature--beyond death. This collection includes selections based on the lore, the legend and the future of the embalming arts and its subjects by, among others, Tennessee Williams, Edgar Allan Poe, Barry Malzberg, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle., (Order No: 21701 ), $6.00

53. Pronzini, Bill (edited by), CREATURE!: A CHRESTOMATHY OF "MONSTERY", Arbor House, New York, (1981) 1st ptg, 301pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0877953104 Assembled here are the best and most unusual tales of creatures strange, wonderful, and terrifying. A true connoisseur's collection, this book includes works by such masters as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Bloch, Barry N. Malzberg, Leslie Charteris and Talmage Powell., (Order No: 21735 ), $15.00

54. Pronzini, Bill and Muller, Marcia, 1001 MIDNIGHTS, Arbor House, New York, (1986), 879pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0877956227 This book is comprised of 1001 plot summaries, author biographies, and critical evaluations of classic and important crime and espionage novels, as well as short story collections seminal to the genre. Important addition to the library of the mystery reader. An essential reference on mysteries and detective fiction., (Order No: 24295 ), $80.00

55. Pronzini, Bill (introduction by Ed McBain), GUN IN CHEEK - A STUDY OF "ALTERNATIVE CRIME FICTION", The Mysterious Press, New York, (1987) 1st ptg, 264pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0892969008 "A unique crash course in the worst English and American crime fiction of the twentieth century.", (Order No: 50749 ), $5.00

56. Queen, Ellery, QUEENS FULL: 3 NOVELETS AND A PAIR OF SHORT SHORTS, Random House, New York, (1965) 1st ptg, 173pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), The titles are: The Death of Don Juan; The Wrightsville Heirs; The Case Against Carroll; E = Murder; and Diamonds in Paradise., (Order No: 21629 ), $14.50

57. Queen, Ellery (edited by), ELLERY QUEEN'S CRIME CRUISE ROUND THE WORLD: 26 STORIES FROM ELLERY QUEEN'S MYSTERY MAGAZINE, 35TH MYSTERY ANNUAL, The Dial Press, New York, (1981) 1st ed, 286pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0385271913 Stanley Ellin, Edward D. Hoch, Julian Symons, Brian Garfield, Janwillem van de Wetering, Ruth Rendell, Peter Lovesey, Georges Simenon, Donald E. Westlake, and others. In this book, circumnavigate the globe and discover a new world of excitement, wonder, suspense, and surprise--a world trip featuring 26 adventures and excitements you will never forget., (Order No: 22673 ), $12.50

58. Queen, Ellery (edited by), ELLERY QUEEN'S SECRETS OF MYSTERY: VOLUME 38, The Dial Press, New York, (1979), 285pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0803730705 Contained in this book is Erle Stanley Gardner's "lost" short novel, THE CLUE OF THE SCREAMING WOMAN, never included in any Gardner book. You will also find exciting and baffling novelets and short stories by Edward D. Hoch, Robert Bloch, Victor Canning, Hugh Pentecost, Lawrence Treat, Barry Perowne, Lawrence G. Blochman, Brian W. Aldiss, Ellery Queen and others., (Order No: 22675 ), $10.00

59. Queen, Ellery (edited by), ELLERY QUEEN'S WINDOWS OF MYSTERY: VOLUME 40, The Dial Press, New York, (1980), B&W illustrations, 285pp, fine w/very good++ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0803723687 3 Extra-Specials by Eric Ambler, Ross MacDonald, Ed McBain, 1 short novel by Hugh Pentecost. Plus 16 novelets and short stories by Ruth Rendell, Edward D. Hoch, Phyllis Bentley, Lord Dunsany, Ellery Queen, Michael Gilbert, Robert L. Fish, Lawrence Treat, Lillian de la Torre, and others., (Order No: 22677 ), $10.00

60. Queen, Ellery (edited by), ELLERY QUEEN'S NAPOLEONS OF MYSTERY: VOLUME 36, Davis Publications, Inc., New York, (1978) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 283pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0803722583 In this collection Ellery Queen offers you some of these Napoleons of detection--Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe, Michael Gilbert's Inspector Petrella, Isaac Asimov's the Black Widowers and Henry, Michael Innes' Sir John Appleby, Ellery Queen's EQ, Edward D. Hoch's Captain Leopold--and some Napoleons of mystery--Hugh Pentecost, Ruth Rendell, Patricia McGerr, and Edmund Crispin., (Order No: 22755 ), $9.50

61. Queen, Ellery (edited by), ELLERY QUEEN'S GIANTS OF MYSTERY: STORIES FROM THE MYSTERY MAGAZINE, Victor Gollancz Ltd, London, 1977, B&W illustrations, 316pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0575023899 Three novels and eleven stories from Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine., (Order No: 22758 ), $10.00

62. Queen, Ellery (edited by), ELLERY QUEENS ACES OF MYSTERY: ELLERY QUEEN'S ANTHOLOGY, VOLUME 29, The Dial Press, New York, (1975) 1st ptg, 318pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 080374515X Contains 2 short novels, 1 novel, 2 novelets, and 9 short stories by such masters in the genre as Charlotte Armstrong, Earl Derr Biggers, Michael Gilbert, Robert L. Fish, Berkely Mather, and Robie Macauley, as well as exciting detection by Ed McBain's 87th Precinct, Lawrence G. Blochman's Dr. Coffee, Edward D. Hoch's Captain Leopold, Helen McCloy's Dr. Basil Willing, Michael Collins' Dan Fortune, Jon L. Breen's "Philo Vance," and, Michael Harrison's "C. Auguste Dupin.", (Order No: 22826 ), $14.50

63. Queen, Ellery (edited by), ELLERY QUEEN'S MURDERCADE: 23 STORIES FROM ELLERY QUEEN'S MYSTERY MAGAZINE - 29TH MYSTERY ANNUAL, Random House, New York, (1975) 1st ed, 338pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0394496744 For his twenty-ninth annual mystery-story collection from the pages of a magazine acknowledged by readers and authors to be Number One of its kind, Ellery Queen has coined a new word--murdercade--denoting a parade of people in murders., (Order No: 22830 ), $8.50

64. Queen, Ellery (edited by), ELLERY QUEEN'S THE GOLDEN 13, The World Publishing Co., New York, (1970), 347pp, fine w/very good dustjacket (hardcover) BCE, Contents include: A Star for a Warrior; The President of the United States, Detective; Justice Has No Number; Blessed are the Mee; The Gentleman from Paris; The Enemy; The Cold Winds of Adesta; My Brother Down There; Double Image; The Moment of Decision; The Black Kitten; The Necessity of His Condition; One Drop of Blood., (Order No: 48486 ), $10.00

65. Queen, Ellery - Sullivan, Eleanor (edited by), ELLERY QUEEN'S PRIME CRIMES, The Dial Press, New York, (1983) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 287pp, very good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 038527954X Featuring THE HOLLY WREATH, a short novel by Patricia Moyes, and 15 short stories by Christianna Brand, Seicho Matsumoto, Edward D. Hoch, Joan Aiken, Robert Twohy, William Bankier, and others., (Order No: 22515 ), $25.00

66. Queen, Ellery; Sullivan, Eleanor and Prince, Karen A. (edited by), ELLERY QUEEN'S PRIME CRIMES 2: VOLUME 51, The Dial Press, New York, (1984), B&W illustrations, 288pp, very good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 038519644X A short novel by William Banker, 20 stories by Clark Howard, Tim Heald, Antonia Fraser, Hillary Waugh, Edward D. Hoch, and others. A field of opium poppies in the countryside outside Mexico City. The teeming streets of Jakarta, Indonesia. The Governor's palace in the Lima, Peru, of Conquistador days. The ancient temples of Karnak and Luxor beside the Egyptian Nile. There are the settings for just a few of the stories in this collection., (Order No: 22674 ), $12.50

67. Rendell, Ruth, AN UNKINDNESS OF RAVENS: A NEW INSPECTOR WEXFORD MYSTERY, Pantheon Books, New York, (1985) 1st Amer, 245pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0394546032, (Order No: 9534 ), $8.50

68. Rendell, Ruth (edited, with an introduction by), THE REASON WHY: AN ANTHOLOGY OF THE MURDEROUS MIND, Crown Publishers, Inc., New York, (1995) 1st Amer, 244pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0517703475 One of the world's most acclaimed mystery writers presents a fascinating collection of writings about murder that delve into the human passions, terrors, and foibles that incite it and linger in its wake., (Order No: 22877 ), $10.00

69. Reynolds, James (foreword by Lon Chaney), GALLERY OF GHOSTS, Grosset & Dunlap, New York, (1965), ill. by James Reynolds, 235pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), Here are the expert's choice, selected from hundreds of the best tales of England, France, Italy, Portugal, Norway, India, the United States, and other countries. It is not a book for the squeamish--and even the bravest are advised to read it in broad daylight., (Order No: 22864 ), $10.00

70. Rohmer, Sax, EMPEROR FU MANCHU, Gold Medal Book, Greenwich, CT, (1959) 1st ptg, 190pp, very good++, wraps (softcover), Early mass-market paperback with 35 cent cover price. Exceptionally nice, clean copy which may not have been read. From estate of original owner., (Order No: 40162 ), $12.50

71. Seaman, Augusta Huiell, THE SLIPPER POINT MYSTERY, The Century Co., New York, (1919) 1st ed, B&W fronts - LACKS 3 PLATES, 207pp, good, decorated brown cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, Seaman is one of the earliest writers of mysteries for young girls. Extremely well written, and accurate with its settings, THE SLIPPER POINT MYSTERY is set in rural New Jersey where the author lived during her childhood. Illustrated by C. M. Relyea, this copy has the frontispiece BUT LACKS THE THREE INTERNAL PLATES., (Order No: 52072 ), $50.00

72. Smith, Edgar W. (card signed by author laid in), BAKER STREET AND BEYOND TOGETHER WITH SOME TRIFLING MONOGRAPHS, The Baker Street Irregulars, Morristown, NJ, 1957, B&W illustrations, unpaginated, very good+, wraps (softcover) embossed spine title label, A new edition, done for Baker Street Irregulars everywhere in a limited edition of 350 copies, of which this is copy number 106. Contents include: FORWARD, BY CHRISTOPHER MORLEY; INTRODUCTION, BY VINCENT STARRETT; URBI ET ORBI; A SHERLOCKIAN GAZETTEER; ENVOY., (Order No: 46093 ), $100.00

73. Smith, Edgar W. (editor), THE BAKER STREET JOURNAL: AN IRREGULAR QUARTERLY OF SHERLOCKIANA - VOLUME 1, NUMBER 1, 2, 3, 4 [1946 COMPLETE], Ben Abramson, Publisher, New York, 1946, 516pp, very good, wraps (softcover), Complete run of the first year of publication, 1946. Offered as a set is Volume 1, Numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4., (Order No: 60016 ), $35.00

74. Smith, Edgar W. (editor), THE BAKER STREET JOURNAL: AN IRREGULAR QUARTERLY OF SHERLOCKIANA - VOLUME 2, NUMBER 1, 2, 3, 4 [1947 COMPLETE], Ben Abramson, Publisher, New York, 1947, 507pp, very good, wraps (softcover), Complete run of 1947 offered as a set including: Volume 2, Numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4., (Order No: 60017 ), $35.00

75. Smith, Joan, DON'T LEAVE ME THIS WAY, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, (1990) 1st ed, 218pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0684192330 A Loretta Lawson Mystery., (Order No: 10157 ), $5.00

76. Solomita, Stephen, A GOOD DAY TO DIE, Otto Penzler Books, New York, (1993) 1st ed, 297pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover) review press release laid in, ISBN 1883402034, (Order No: 8565 ), $7.50

77. Solomita, Stephen, DAMAGED GOODS: A STANLEY MOODROW CRIME NOVEL, Scribner, New York, (1996) 1st ed, 380pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover) signed by author on title pg., ISBN 0684815842, (Order No: 8619 ), $9.50

78. Soracco, Sin, EDGE CITY, Dutton, New York, (1992) 1st ptg, 217pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), review press release laid in, ISBN 0525935207, (Order No: 11263 ), $4.00

79. Swanson, Jean and James, Dean (preface by Nancy Pickard), BY A WOMAN'S HAND: A GUIDE TO MYSTERY FICTION BY WOMEN, Berkley Books, New York, (1994) 1st ptg, 254pp, very good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0425141438 Over 200 profiles of: acclaimed authors; book plots and titles; popular mystery characters; and more., (Order No: 35505 ), $7.00

80. Symons, Julian, A THREE PIPE PROBLEM, Collins, London, 1975, 223pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 00023137802 The life of actor Sheridan Haynes has been transformed by his immense success as TV's Sherlock Holmes. Sher, as his friends call him, has been a passionate Sherlockian from his youth, and he's delighted when the studio suggests that he should live in Baker Street, in rooms that contain many relics of Sherlock's famous cases., (Order No: 39118 ), $15.00

81. Taibo II, Paco Ignacio, NO HAPPY ENDING, The Mysterious Press, New York, (1993) 1st ptg, 175pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover) review press release laid in, ISBN 0892965177, (Order No: 8316 ), $8.00

82. Valin, Jonathan, SECOND CHANCE: A HARRY STONER MYSTERY, Delacorte Press, New York, (1991) 1st ptg, 278pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0385299125 A talented, deeply troubled young woman named Kirsten Pearson, daughter of a well-known Cincinnati psychiatrist, diappears, and Harry Stoner is hired to find her., (Order No: 21847 ), $6.50

83. Vickers, Roy, EIGHT MURDERS IN THE SUBURBS, Herbert Jenkins, London, (1954), 188pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), An exceptionally nice "one owner" copy., (Order No: 36796 ), $100.00

84. Walker, Danton (as told to and recounted by), THAT GHOST I SAW: SOME EXCURSIONS INTO THE SUPERNATURAL, Dennis Dobson Books, Ltd., London, (1958), 224pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), "These things couldn't possibly happen but they did, - to - Noel Coward, Beatrice Lillie, Mae West, Stuart Cloete, Ida Lupino, Burl Ives...and many others.", (Order No: 36024 ), $7.00

85. Walters, Minette - signed by the author, THE SCULPTRESS, St. Martin's Press, New York, (1993) 1st ed, 308pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover) review press release, signed, ISBN 0312099096 Signed on title page by author 29 April 1994. Winner of Edgar Award 1993., (Order No: 8883 ), $14.50

86. Watson, John H. (edited by W. Lane), SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE WOOD GREEN EMPIRE MYSTERY, Magico Magazine, New York, (1985), 90pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), Was it murder, suicide (the most cold blooded ever), or an accident? The Wood Green coroner brought in a verdict of "death by misadventure." But Sherlock Holmes (lured from his bee-keeping retirement), knew better., (Order No: 39163 ), $60.00

87. Winn, Dilys, MURDER INK: THE MYSTERY READER'S COMPANION, Workman Publishing, New York, (1977), B&W illustrations, 522pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0517347857, (Order No: 1112 ), $5.00

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