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Mystery and Detective

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1 Aarons, Edward S. (also wrote as Paul Ayres and Edward Ronns) (based on a CBS Television series created by Reginald Rose) THE DEFENDERS
Greenwich, Connecticut Gold Medal - Fawcett Books 1961 First Paperback Printing Paperback Very Good 
160 pp. Gold Medal s1164. Light edgewear with a crease at the lower left corner on the back cover; a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. This was a TV series that ran from 1961 to 1965, starring E. G. Marshall and Robert Reed as a father and son team of lawyers. Some of the guest stars in the series were: Ossie Davis; J. D. Cannon; William Shatner; Joan Hackett; Martin Sheen; Jack Klugman; Robert Duvall; Arthur Hill; Brenda Vaccaro; Fritz Weaver; Dennis Hopper; Carroll O'Connor; Leslie Nielsen; Dustin Hoffman; Larry Hagman; Darren McGavin; James Earl Jones; Gene Hackman; Lillian Gish; Peter Fonda; Milton Berle; James Coburn; Robert Redford... The list goes on and on. 
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2 Alding, Peter (pen name used by Roderic Jeffries) BETRAYED BY DEATH - A Constable Kerr and Inspector Robert Fusil Mystery
New York Walker and Company 1984 0802730744 / 9780802730749 First Printing - First Thus Paperback Very Good Pat Collins; 
191 pp. Light edge and corner wear with an uncreased spine; no interior markings. Cover art by Pat Collins. Crime is mounting, bank robberies, stolen antiques, a rash of minor villainies. And none of these can receive the attention required because someone is murdering little boys... 
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3 Alexander, David DIE LITTLE GOOSE - A Bart Hardin Mystery
New York Bantam Books 1957 First Paperback Printing Paperback Very Good Mitchell Hooks; 
152 pp. Bantam Book 1655. Lightly rubbed on the corners with minor creasing on the spine; store stamped. Cover art by Mitchell Hooks. 
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4 Alexander, David THE MURDER OF WHISTLER'S BROTHER - A Bart Hardin and Lieutenant Romano Mystery
New York Random House 1956 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good- 8vo 
235 pp. Gray boards with a small black pictorial on the front panel; decorated in black and gilt on the spine; gray upper edge. Wear on the corners of the dustjacket with a few nicks and chips around the edges; price intact; blank bookplate on the front free endpaper. A Broadway murder at an art museum and a criminal called The Whistler is the prime suspect. And then a second murder takes place... 
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5 Allan, Francis FIRST COME FIRST KILL
New York Bantam Books 1946 First Paperback Printing Paperback Very Good Arnold; 
252 pp. Bantam Book 34. Light edge and corner wear with minor creasing on the spine; no interior markings. Cover art by Arnold. 
Price: 9.85 CDN
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6 Anonymous (editor) (Donald Wandrei; J. J. des Mormeaux; J. Allan Dunn; Otis Adelbert Kline; Harry Lee Fellinge; Robert C. Blackmon) CLUES DETECTIVE STORIES - Volume 41, number 5 - April 1939
New York Street and Smith 1939 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good- Pulp Magazine 8vo 
130 pp. Light wear but with a crescent shaped tear at the lower right of the front cover. This issue contains: Novelettes: The Painted Nudes by Donald Wandrei; The Poisoned Bowl by J. JU. des Ormeaux; and The Drums Drone Death by J. Allan Dunn. Short Stories: Murder Is a Pipe by Otis Adelbert Kline; Circus Outcast by Harry Lee Fellinge; and The Man Who Wanted to Die by Robert C. Blackmon; along with the usual features. 
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7 Anonymous (editor) (Fred MacIsaac; Hugh B. Cave; Philip Ketchum; William R. Cox; Stookie Allen; Charles Alexander; Roger Torrey; Eric Howard; Frank Wrentmore; M. E. Ohaver) DETECTIVE FICTION WEEKLY (formerly Flynn's) - Volume 127, number 4 - April 1939
New York The Red Star News 1939 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good Pulp Magazine 8vo 
112 pp. Some edge and corner wear. This issue contains: The Microphone Murders (1 of 4 parts) by Fred MacIssac; Death Comes for a Diva by Hugh B. Cave; A Whisper from Alcatraz by Philip Ketchum; The Case of the Reluctant Bullet by William R. Cox; Illustrated Crimes by Stookie Allen; Mystery at Miracle by Charles Alexander; Suicide Story by Roger Torrey; Fixer's Fix by Eric Howard; They're Swindling You by Frank Wrentmore; and Solving Cipher Secrets by M. E. Ohaver. 
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8 Anonymous (editor) (Grover Brinkman; Don Unatin; Art Crockett; Lawrence Block; Al James; Pete McCann; Lee O. Miller; Leslie G. Sabo; Bill Ryder; Jim Arthur) TWO FISTED DETECTIVE STORIES - Volume 1, number 4 - November 1959
New York Reese Publishing 1959 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good Magazine 12mo 
128 pp. Digest format. Light be general wear. This issue contains: Novelettes: The Tender Wanton by Grover Brinkman; Soft Arms Mean Slaughter by Don Unatin; Lust Be My Destiny by Art Crockett. Short Stories: Bride of Violence by Lawrence Block; You Can't Cheat Murder by Al James; Beasts Never Die by Pete McCann; The Hell Beat by Lee O. Miller; Tease of Death by Leslie G. Sabo; Queens Can Be Had by Bill Ryder; and Slice Her for Marty by Jim Arthur. 
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9 Anonymous. (editor) (Emile C. Tepperman; Edward S. Williams; David Manners; William R. Cox) ACE G-MAN STORIES - Volume 8, number 5 - February Feb 1942: The Suicide Squad's Private War; The Other Voice; School for Nazis; The Feds Salute - with Lead
Toronto Popular Publications 1942 First Printing - First Thus Soft Cover Very Good Pulp Magazine 8vo 
96 pp. Light but general wear. This issue contains: The Suicide Squad's Private War by Emile C. Tepperman; The Other Voice by Edward S. Williams; School for Nazis by David Manners; and The Feds Salute - with Lead by William R. Cox; along with the usual features. 
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10 Anonymous. (editor) (Emile C. Tepperman; Wyatt Blassingame; William R. Cox; John Bender; Edward S. Williams) ACE G-MAN STORIES - Volume 9, number 3 - November Nov 1942: So Sorry Mr Hirohito; Ghost of a Murdered Nation; Call for the Last Gangster; Murder's Last Edition; Transport to Hell
Toronto Popular Publications 1942 First Printing - First Thus Soft Cover Very Good Pulp Magazine 8vo 
96 pp. General wear. This issue contains: So Sorry Mr Hirohito by Emile C. Tepperman; Ghost of a Murdered Nation by Wyatt Blassingame; The Last Gangster by William R. Cox; Murder's Last Edition by John Bender; and Transport to Hell by Edward S. Williams; along with the usual features. 
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11 Asimov, Isaac ASIMOV'S MYSTERIES
New York Crest - Fawcett Books 1974 0449232239 / 9780449232231 First Printing - First Thus Paperback Very Good+ Ann Dalton; 
255 pp. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Cover by Ann Dalton. This story collection contains: The Singing Bell; The Talking Stone; What's in a Name; The Dying Night; Pate de Fois Gras; The Dust of Death; A Loint of Paw; I'm in Marsport Without Hilda; Marooned Off Vesta; Anniversary; Obituary; Star Light; The Key; and The Billiard Ball. 
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12 Asimov, Isaac ASIMOV'S MYSTERIES
New York Crest - Fawcett Books 1974 0449232239 / 9780449232231 First Printing - First Thus Paperback Very Good Ann Dalton; 
255 pp. Lightly rubbed on the corners with minor creasing on the spine; no interior markings. Cover by Ann Dalton. This story collection contains: The Singing Bell; The Talking Stone; What's in a Name; The Dying Night; Pate de Fois Gras; The Dust of Death; A Loint of Paw; I'm in Marsport Without Hilda; Marooned Off Vesta; Anniversary; Obituary; Star Light; The Key; and The Billiard Ball. 
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13 Aubrey, Edmund (re: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) SHERLOCK HOLMES IN DALLAS
New York Dodd Mead and Company 1980 0396079040 / 9780396079040 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo 
219 pp. Quarter-bound in gray cloth on charcoal gray boards; lettered in black on the spine; endpaper maps. Light wear on the corners of the dustjacket; price clipped; no interior markings. Sherlock Holmes pastiche. 
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14 Baker, Samm Sinclair MURDER - VERY DRY - A Clark Clark Clark Mystery
New York Graphic Books 1956 First Edition Paperback Very Good Oliver Brabbins; 
157 pp. Graphic Book 135. Edge and corner wear with minor creasing on the front cover; creasing on the spine; ink marks on the last blank page; no other interior markings. Cover art by Oliver Brabbins. 
Price: 7.65 CDN
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15 Baker, W. Howard MURDER MOST INTIMATE - A Sexton Blake Mystery
London Fleetway House - Amalgamated Press 1958 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good- 12mo Simbori; 
64 pp. Digest format. Sexton Blake Library 402. Some wear along the spine; previous owner's name inside. Cover art by Simbori. Sexton Blake, the detective, has been featured in many British comic strips, novels and dramatic productions since 1893. His adventures were featured in a wide variety of publications, in an assortment of languages, from 1893 to 1978. In all, there more than 4,000 stories by some 200 different authors. Blake was also featured in many movies, radio serials, and a 1960s ITV television series. The first Sexton Blake story was The Missing Millionaire by Harry Blyth writing as Hal Meredeth. It was published in the story paper The Halfpenny Marvel, number 6, on 20 December 1893. The earliest Blake stage play was in 1907. And the first Sexton Blake films were an assortment of silent ones, starting in 1909 and finishing up in 1928. Then, in 1935, came Sexton Blake and the Bearded Doctor, directed by George A. Cooper, with George Curzon playing the famous sleuth, followed by two more films in the 1930s, also starring George Curzon. After that came more films, radio shows (as recently as 2009), television series, even Sexton Blake playing cards and a 78 rpm record. All in all, a very successful franchise, rivaling Sherlock Holmes, The Saint, Ellery Queen and Nero Wolfe. 
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16 Baker, W. Howard THE FUGITIVE - and - FIRE OVER INDIA - The Eighth Sexton Blake Omnibus
London Howard Baker 1970 0093000804 / 9780093000804 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 12mo 
267 pp. First Hard Cover Edition. Both titles in a single volume. Blue boards lettered in gilt on the spine. Light edge and corner wear on the dustjacket with some rubbing on the front panel; price clipped; no interior markings. Fire Over India was originally published 1960 as The Angry Night; it was revised and republished in 1966 in its present form. Sexton Blake, the detective, has been featured in many British comic strips, novels and dramatic productions since 1893. His adventures were featured in a wide variety of publications, in an assortment of languages, from 1893 to 1978. In all, there more than 4,000 stories by some 200 different authors. Blake was also featured in many movies, radio serials, and a 1960s ITV television series. The first Sexton Blake story was The Missing Millionaire by Harry Blyth writing as Hal Meredeth. It was published in the story paper The Halfpenny Marvel, number 6, on 20 December 1893. The earliest Blake stage play was in 1907. And the first Sexton Blake films were an assortment of silent ones, starting in 1909 and finishing up in 1928. Then, in 1935, came Sexton Blake and the Bearded Doctor, directed by George A. Cooper, with George Curzon playing the famous sleuth, followed by two more films in the 1930s, also starring George Curzon. After that came more films, radio shows (as recently as 2009), television series, even Sexton Blake playing cards and a 78 rpm record. All in all, a very successful franchise, rivaling Sherlock Holmes, The Saint, Ellery Queen and Nero Wolfe. 
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17 Barnes, Trevor A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S KILLING - A Blanche Hampton Mystery
New York William Morrow and Company 1989 0688110479 / 9780688110475 First U.S. Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Author's First Novel 8vo David Tamura; 
248 pp. Quarter-bound in gray cloth on cream boards; lettered in gilt on the spine; headband. Both the front and rear flaps are creased on the upper inside corners; price intact. Dj art by David Tamura. As London swelters under a heat wave, a headless and savagely mutilated corpse is found on Hampstead Heath. The dead man is identified as a lecherous former MI6 spy... 
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18 Bateson, David SHOOT TO LIVE
London T. V. Boardman Books 1951 First Paperback Printing Paperback Very Good- 
160 pp. TVB100. Light corner wear with a small tear and associated creasing on the lower edge of the front cover; minor chipping at the head of the spine; bindery ripples on the spine; no interior markings. 
Price: 21.95 CDN
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19 Batten, Jack CRANG PLAYS THE ACE - A Crang Mystery
Toronto Macmillan of Canada - Macmillan Paperbacks 1987 0771593392 / 9780771593390 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo Peter Swan; 
266 pp. Signed on the front free endpaper by Jack Batten. Pink boards lettered in gilt on the spine; headband. Light edge and corner wear on the dustjacket; no tears; aside from the author's signature, no interior markings. Dj art by Peter Swan. Crang is a criminal lawyer. He loves jazz, old movies, Polish vodka, his Volkswagen convertible, and his girlfriend, not necessarily in that order... 
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20 Batten, Jack STRAIGHT NO CHASER - A Crang Mystery
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1989 0771594402 / 9780771594403 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo Signed by Author
310 pp. Personalized inscription by Jack Batten on the front free endpaper. Beige boards lettered in black on the spine; headband. Light rubbing on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; aside from the author's inscription, no interior markings. Jazz, cocaine, vietnamese triads, dope dealing yuppie lawyers, Crang has them all this time... 
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