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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 Aird, Catherine (pen name used by Kinn Hamilton McIntosh) THE BODY POLITIC - A Detective Inspector C. D. Sloan Mystery
London Macmillan and Co. 1990 0333525620 / 9780333525623 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo 
208 pp. Beige boards lettered in gilt on the spine. Light wear on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. 
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3 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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4 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. 
Price: 8.75 CDN
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5 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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6 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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7 Allingham, Margery LOOK TO THE LADY
Middlesex, England Penguin Books 1950 First Printing - First Thus Paperback Very Good 
279 pp. Penguin Book 773. Edge and corner wear with a chip from the lower left corner of the front cover; slightly cocked, faintly creased spine; no interior markings. An Albert Campion mystery, originally published in 1931. 
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8 Anonymous (editor) (Austin Freeman; H. C. Bailey; Anthony Berkeley; The Baroness Orczy; Margery Allingham; J. J. Connington; Stacy Aumonier; G. K. Chesterton; O. Henry; F. Britten Austin; Augustus Muir; Milward Kennedy; Freeman Wills Crofts) GREAT CRIME STORIES
London Chancellor Press 2002 0753705710 / 9780753705711 First Printing - First Thus Paperback Very Good 8vo 
620 pp. Trade paperback format. Lightly rubbed on the corners with some faint creasing on the spine; no interior markings. This anthology contains: The Magic Casket by Austin Freeman; The President of San Jacinto by H. C. Bailey; Outside the Law by Anthony Berkeley; The Regent's Park Murder by The Baroness Orczy; They Never Got Caught by Margery Allingham; Before Insulin by J. J. Connington; The Perfect Murder by Stacy Aumonier; The Shadow of the Shark by G. K. Chesterton; The Marionettes by O. Henry; Diamond Cut Diamond by F. Britten Austin; Murder at the Microphone by Augustus Muir; Death in the Kitchen by Milward Kennedy; The Vertical Line by Freeman Wills Crofts; The Clue of Monday's Settling by Edgar Wallace; The Ghost of a Smile by Gerard Fairlie; Sons of the Chief Warder by Bertram Atkey; Query by Seamark; The Room on the Fourth Floor by Ralph Straus; The Wounded God by A. E. W. Mason; The Electric King by Lord Dunsany; Charles by A. J. Alan; The Funeral March of a Marionette by John Metcalfe; The Interruption by W. W. Jacobs; Nobody at Home by C. D. Heriot; St Catherine's Eyes by Mrs Belloc Lowndes; The Screaming Skull by F. Marion Crawford; The Idiots by Joseph Conrad; The Vampire by Sydney Horler; The Interlopers by Saki; The Travelling Grave by L. P. Hartley; The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe; The Bird Woman by H. Spicer; The Dabblers by W. Fryer Harvey; Marsyas in Flanders by Vernon Lee; The Room by Eleanor Scott; Florence Flannery by Marjorie Bowen; The Ghost at Massingham Mansions by Ernest Bramah; The House on Big Faraway by Norman Matson; Madam Julia's Tale by Naomi Royde-Smith; The Cigarette Case by Oliver Onions; and A Pair of Hands by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch. 
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9 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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10 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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11 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 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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12 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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13 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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14 Asimov, Isaac ASIMOV'S MYSTERIES: 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
New York Crest - Fawcett Books 1974 0449232239 / 9780449232231 First Printing - First Thus Paperback Very Good 
255 pp. Lightly rubbed on the corners with minor creasing on the spine; no interior markings. 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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15 Asimov, Isaac ASIMOV'S MYSTERIES: 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
New York Crest - Fawcett Books 1974 0449232239 / 9780449232231 First Printing - First Thus Paperback Very Good 
255 pp. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. 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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16 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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17 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. 
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18 Baker, W. Howard MURDER MOST INTIMATE - A Sexton Blake Mystery
London Fleetway House - Amalgamated Press 1958 First Edition Paperback 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 started in December, 1893 and survived until 1978 through thousands of stories and hundreds of authors, as well as making it through an assortment of silent films and "talkies", a radio show and a television series. 
Price: 16.45 CDN
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19 Baker, W. Howard THE FUGITIVE - and - FIRE OVER INDIA - The Eighth (8th) 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 started in December 1893 and survived until 1978 through thousands of stories and hundreds of authors, as well as making it through an assortment of silent films and "talkies", a radio show and a television series. 
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20 Ball, John (editor) (Phyllis A. Whitney; Michele Slung; Michael Gilbert; Aaron Marc Stein; Hillary Waugh; Donald A. Yates; Robert E. Briney; E. T. Guymon Jr.; Allen J. Hubin; Francis M. Nevins Jr.; Otto Penzler; James Sandoe) THE MYSTERY STORY
San Diego, California University of California - Publisher's Inc. 1976 0891630198 / 9780891630197 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo 
(xii) 390 pp. Decorated boards; brown endpapers; headband. Light wear on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. Preface by William D. McElroy. Introduction by Martin N. Chamberlain. This collection contains: Gothic Mysteries by Phyllis A. Whitney; Women in Detective Fiction by Michele Slung; The Spy in Fact and Fiction by Michael Gilbert; The Mystery Story in Cultural Perspective by Aaron Marc Stein; The Mystery Versus the Novel; and The Police Procedural by Hillary Waugh; Locked Rooms and Puzzles: A Critical Memoir by Donald A. Yates; Death Rays Demons and Worms Unknown to Science; and The Literature of the Subject: An Annotated Bibliography by Robert E. Briney; And Why Do We Read This Stuff by E. T. Guymon Jr.; Patterns in Mystery Fiction: The Durable Series Character by Allen J. Hubin; Name Games: Mystery Writers and Their Pseudonyms by Francis M. Nevins Jr.; The Amateur Detectives; and The Great Crooks by Otto Penzler; The Private Eye by James Sandoe; Murder at Large; and The Ethnic Detective by John Ball. 
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