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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. 
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6 Anonymous (editor) (Donald E. Westlake; Loren D. Estleman; Joe Gores; Peter Lovesey; William Marshall; Marcia Muller; Ed McBain; Stuart M. Kaminsky; Jerome Charyn; Archer Mayor; Margaret Maron; James Crumley; M. C. Beaton; Joe R. Lansdale; Lindsey Davis) THE MYSTERIOUS PRESS ANNIVERSARY ANTHOLOGY
New York Mysterious Press 2001 0892967390 / 9780892967391 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo 
(xx) 357 pp. Quarter bound in black on gray boards with the Mysterious Press logo in silver on the front panel; lettered in silver on the spine; headband. Lightly rubbed on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. This anthology contains: Introduction by Sara Ann Freed and William Malloy; Foreword by Ott Penzler; Come Again by Donald E. Westlake; The Anniversary Waltz by Loren D. Estleman; Inscrutable by Joe Gores; The Usual Table by Peter Lovesey; THEM by William Marshall; The Imposter by Marcia Muller; Activity in the Flood Plain by Ed McBain; Sometimes Something Goes Wrong by Stuart M. Kaminsky; Countess Kathleen by Jerome Charyn; Instinct by Archer Mayor; What's in a Name by Margaret Maron; Coming Around the Mountain by James Crumley; Handle with Care by M. C. Beaton; The Mule Rustlers by Joe R. Lansdale; Body Zone by Lindsey Davis; Revision by Robert Greer; Birdbath by Charlotte Carter; and High Maintenance by Beth Saulnier. 
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7 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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8 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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9 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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10 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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11 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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12 Ard, William DON'T COME CRYING TO ME - A Timothy Dane Mystery
New York Popular Library 1955 First Paperback Printing Paperback Good Only 
128 pp. PL 639. Edge and corner wear with some creasing on the spine and a chip from the bottom of the spine; initialled by a previous owner on the front endpaper. Dane thought he knew all about sinning... until he met the worldy-wise, easy-loving Wilson sisters. 
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13 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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14 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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15 Asimov, Isaac (editor) (Lew Gillis; Bill Pronzini; Barry N. Malzberg; Carroll Mayers; Henry Slesar; Judith Garner; Lawrence Treat; Al Nussbaum; Charles M. Plotz; Harold Q. Masur; Elsin Ann Graffam; Ed Dumonte; Francis M. Nevins Jr.; Edward Wellen) MINIATURE MYSTERIES - 100 Malicious Little Mystery Stories
New York Taplinger Publishing 1981 0800852524 / 9780800852528 First Printing - First Thus Soft Cover Very Good 8vo 
432 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with faint creasing on the spine; some ink marks on the contents pages. Edited with the assistance of Martin H. Greenberg and Joseph D. Olander. This anthology contains: Six Words by Lew Gillis; The Little Things by Isaac Asimov; A Matter of Life and Death by Bill Pronzini and Barry N. Malzberg; Perfect Pigeon by Carroll Mayers; The Cop Who Hated Flowers by Henry Slesar; Trick or Treat by Judith Garner; Twice Around the Block by Lawrence Treat; An Easy Score by Al Nussbaum; The Good Lord Will Provide by Lawrence Treat and Charles M. Plotz; Boomerang by Harold Q. Masur; The Way It's Supposed to Be by Elsin Ann Graffam; Thank You Mr Thurston by Ed Dumonte; Funeral Music by Francis M. Nevins Jr.; Murder Will Out by Edward Wellen; An Insignificant Crime by Maxine O'Callaghan; The Stray Bullet by Gary Brandner; A Night Out with the Boys by Elsin Ann Graffam; Office Party by Mary Bradford; Come the Dawn by Michael Kurland; Acting Job by Richard Deming; The Last Smile by Henry Slesar; Grief Counselor by Julie Smith; The Best Place by A. F. Oreshnik; Dead End by Alvin S. Flick; Pure Rotten by John Lutz; Grounds for Divorce by James Holding; Inside Out by Barry N. Malzberg; The Bell; and The Box by Isak Romun; The Physician and the Opium Fiend by R. L. Stevens; Over the Borderline by Jeff Sweet; It Could Happen to You by John Lutz; Class Reunion by Charles Boeckman; The Way It Is Now by Elaine Slater; The Hot Rock by James McKimmey; A Puff of Orange Smoke by Lael J. Littke; The Chicken Player by Joe L. Hensley; Nothing but Bad News by Henry Slesar; The Quick and the Dead by Helen McCloy; An Exercise in Insurance by James Holding; The Old Heap by Alvin S. Fick; As the Wheel Turns by Jane Speed; Knit One Purl Two by Thomasina Weber; The Paternal Instinct by Al Nussbaum; What Kind Person Are You by Bill Pronzini and Barry N. Malzberg; Shatter Proof by Jack Ritchie; Out of Order by Carl Henry Rathjen; The Handy Man by Marion M. Markham; Nightmare by Elaine Slater; Recipe for Revenge by Jane Speed; Sweet Fever by Bill Pronzini; Two Postludes by Isak Romun; A Deal in Diamonds by Edward D. Hoch; The Last Day of Shooting by Dion Henderson; Blisters in May by Jack Ritchie; The Collector by Patricia M. Mathews; House Call by Elsin Ann Graffam; The Adventure of the Blind Alley by Edward Wellen; The Unfriendly Neighbor by Al Nussbaum; A Feline Felony by Lael J. Littke; Don't I Know You by Henry Slesar; Meet Mr Murder by Morris Hershman; Co-Incidence by Edward D. Hoch; Alma by Al Nussbaum; Grand Exit by Leo R. Ellis; Hunting Ground by A. F. Oreshnik; The Big Trip by Elsin Ann Graffam; Dutch by William F. Nolan; Loaded Quest by Thomasina Weber; Hand in Glove by James Holding; The Slantwise Scales of Justice by Phyllis Ann Karr; Child on a Journey by Fred S. Tobey; The Witches in the Closet by Anne Chamberlain; Setup by Jack Ritchie; A Very Rare Disease by Henry Slesar; Two Small Vials by Elsin Ann Graffam; Sweet Remembrance by Betty Ren Wright; A Dip in the Poole by Bill Pronzini; Doctor's Orders by John F. Suter; Mrs Twiller Takes a Trip by Lael J. Littke; Such a Lovely Day by Penelope Wallace; Matinee by Ruth Wissmann; Big Mouth by Robert Edmond Alter; The Weathered Board by Alvin S. Fick; Lot 721/XY258 by R. L. Stevens; Thirteen by Edward D. Hoch; Operative 375 by Gary Brandner; He'll Kill You by Richard Deming; Caveat Emptor by Kay Nolte Smith; The Facsimile Shop by Bill Pronzini and Jeffrey Wallman; A Corner of the Cellar by Michael Gilbert; Every Fifth Man by Edward D. Hoch; The Pro by Robert H. Curtis; Nobody That's Who; and Pigeon by William F. Nolan; The Prisoner by Edward Wellen; The Sooey Pill by Elaine Slater; Back Up by Barry N. Malzberg; and Wide O-- by Elsin Ann Graffam. 
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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 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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19 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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20 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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