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Mysteries, Detective & Crime Novels

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The Big Nowhere., Ellroy, James
41 Ellroy, James The Big Nowhere.
New York The Mysterious Press 1989 0445408324 / 9780445408326 1st Paperback Printing Paperback 
INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY JAMES ELLROY. L.A. 1950's and a top notch hard edge James Ellroy novel of corrupt cops, commies, murders & movieland tinsel. Tense, dense and tough noir by one of the best writers of the genre. A fine uread copy. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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42 Estleman, Loren D. Every Brilliant Eye
Boston Houghton-Mifflin 1986 0395394287 / 9780395394281 First Printing Boards & Cloth with Dustjacket 
SIGNED BY LOREN D. ESTLEMAN. IN ADDITION THERE IS A NICE PHOTO PORTRAIT CHRISTMAS CARD FROM THE AUTHOR LAID IN. An Amos Walker mystery. Fine/fine 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Drugstore Cowboy , Fogle, James
43 Fogle, James Drugstore Cowboy
New York Delta/Dell 1990 038530224X / 9780385302241 1st Original paper Edition Paper 
REVIEW COPY WITH PHOTOGRAPH OF THE AUTHOR LAID IN. Very uncommon novel that was published only in paper format about bad boy and girl junkies and the terrible things they do. Made into a memorable film by Gus Van Sant with Matt Dillon and Kelly Lynch giving terrific performances. Fine.  
Price: 100.00 USD
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Date with Death, Ford, Leslie
44 Ford, Leslie Date with Death
New York Dell Pub. 1951 First Paperback Edition Paperback 
Nice Dell paperback mystery about a young doctor, two beautiful sisters and murder in old Annapolis. Illustrated with terrific cover artwork by Rafael M. DeSoto along with one of those marvelous Dell maps on the back cover. Vg. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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45 Francis, Dick 10 Lb. Penalty
New York G.P. Putnam & Sons. 1997 0399143025 / 9780399143021 1st American Edition Boards & Cloth with Dustjacket 
SIGNED BY DICK FRANCIS. The thirty-sixth thriller mixing murder and horse racing by the noted British author. Fine/fine  
Price: 50.00 USD
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46 Francis, Dick Comeback
New York G.P. Putnam & Sons. 1991 0399136703 / 9780399136702 1st American Edition/1st Printing Boards & Cloth with Dustjacket 
SIGNED BY DICK FRANCIS. Francis's thirtieth thoroughbred thriller. Very light impression to the edge of dustjacket that was made by the spine binding. Fine/fine.  
Price: 50.00 USD
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47 Frank, Scott Out of Sight
Great Britain. ScreenPress Books/Sight and Sound 1999 01502725422 1st British Edition Paper 
Screenplay for the crime film that was based on a novel by Elmore Leonard that was very well received. In fact the film won surprise best picture, director and screenplay honors from the some what prestigious critic's group The National Society of Film Critics. It also received an Oscar nom. for the screenplay but lost out to Gods and Monsters. No photos. Near fine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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48 Friedman, Kinky The Mile High Club
New York Simon & Schuster 2000 068486486x / 9780684864860 First Printing Boards & Cloth with Dustjacket 
SIGNED BY KINKY FRIEDMAN. Thriller by the country music singer turned writer and maybe in the near future elected politician. Fine/fine. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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49 Gardner, Erle Stanley. Edited By Tom Mason. Illustrated By Keefer, Mel & Lofgren, Charles Earle Stanley Gardner Four Cases Of Murder Starring Perry Mason
CA. Malibu Graphics Inc. 1989 0944735304 / 9780944735305 1st Printing Oblong Paper 
Nice book of four b&w Perry Mason comic strips that first appeared in newspapers in 1950 and are collected in this book for the first time. Fine. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Shadow Scrapbook, Gibson, Walter B. Preface By Chris Steinbrunner
50 Gibson, Walter B. Preface By Chris Steinbrunner The Shadow Scrapbook
New York Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1979 0156814757 / 9780156814751 Original Paper Edition Oversize Paper 
Terrific book documenting the life and times of the famous mysterious avenger "The Shadow" as he appeared in books, radio programs and movies. Compiled by his chief creator Walter B. Gibson the book is loaded with great features including how he was written, a complete list of Shadow titles, illustrations from early novels, repros of over 48 Shadow covers including 25 in color, a complete short novel never before published, complete chron. of Shadow radio broadcasts along with the complete script of the first Shadow broadcast, comic strips, movie stills and memorbilia and more. Illustrated with 100's of drawings, photos and illustrations. A few tiny teeny spots on the front edge of the book otherwise near fine. Also included is a rare original 11" x 14" color lobby card for the B movie "The Shadow Strikes." Released by Grand National Pictures in 1937 the movie starred Rod LaRocqu as Lamont Cranston, "The Shadow." LaRocque is not pictured. Scene on card is of characters discovering a dead man. Colorful. Small tear to top margin. Chip. to corn. Vg. Sold as a collection only. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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Shoot The Piano Player, Goodis, David
51 Goodis, David Shoot The Piano Player
New York Grove Press 1962 1st Paperback Edition Paperback 
Goodis's novel originally published as "Down There" and later filmed by the great Francois Truffaut. This is the movie-tie edition that has 6 small stills on the back cover, and a nice still of Charles Aznavour with a lady friend on the front Blurb by Henry Miller. Slight minor slant to the book but overall a nice clean that appears to be unread and with the usual light browning to the cheap paper used. Also included is a nice 32pg. booklet for the dvd release of the film with essays and photos. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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"D" Is For Deadbeat , Grafton, Sue
52 Grafton, Sue "D" Is For Deadbeat
New York Henry Holt & Co. 1987 0805002480 / 9780805002485 1st Edition/1st Printing Boards with Dustjacket 
INSCRIBED SIGNED AND DATED BY SUE GRAFTON IN 1989. The 4th entry in the very popular Kinsey Millhone alphabet mysteries. Price clipped. Fine/fine  
Price: 350.00 USD
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53 Grafton, Sue "F" Is For Fugitive
New York Henry Holt & Co. 1989 0805004602 / 9780805004601 First edition/1st Printing Boards & Cloth with Dustjacket 
SIGNED BY SUE GRAFTON. The 6th Kinsey Millhone mystery. Near fine/near fine. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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54 Grafton, Sue "J" Is For Judgment
New York Henry Holt & Co. 1993 0805019359 / 9780805019353 1st Edition. 1st Printing. Boards & Cloth with Dustjacket 
INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY SUE GRAFTON. The 10th book in the Kinsey Millhone mystery series. Fine/fine. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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Deadlier Than The Male, Gunn, James
55 Gunn, James Deadlier Than The Male
Cleveland The World Publishing Co. 1945 First World Publishing Edition Cloth with Dustjacket 
Hard boiled crime novel that was filmed in 1947 under the title "Born To Kill." The novel has a great opening line: "Helen Brent had the best-looking legs at the inquest." The dustjacket designed by Edgard Cirlin has some minute chipping and light average wear, the cheap war time paper as usual is browning with age, but has no chipping. Also included is a nice color tinted original 11" x 14" lobby card for Robert Wise's grim & brutal Film Noir that was based on the novel and starred Claire Trevor, Lawrence Tierney and Walter Slezak. The card features the hapless Esther Howard being attacked by Elisha Cook Jr. Two small tack holes otherwise fine. Sold as a collection only. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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56 Guterson,David Snow Falling On Cedars
NY Vintage/Random House 1995. 067976402X / 9780679764021 
vg/diag. crease to bck. wrap. SIGNED BY DAVID GUTERSON. Later print. edition. Binding is wraps. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Man Everybody Was Afraid Of, Hansen, Joseph
57 Hansen, Joseph The Man Everybody Was Afraid Of
New York Holt, Rinehart & Winston 1978 0030423767 / 9780030423765 1st Printing Boards with Dustjacket 
INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY JOSEPH HANSEN TO WELL KNOWN BOOK COLLECTOR WALTER SHIRLEY IN 1982. The 4th mystery to feature the gay insurance investigator Dave Brandsetter who becomes involved in the murder of homophobic police chief Ben Orton. Fine/fine. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Hotel Waitress, Harvey, Gene
58 Harvey, Gene Hotel Waitress
United States Cameo Books 1956 Later Printing Digest Paperback 
Hardboiled fiction about Gracie who knew that "There are things a girl has to do and whether she liked them or not, Gracie knew that she would do them." This is a digest size paperback that was originally published as "Pick-up at Midnight) Wonderful vivid good girl color artwork on the cover, which has a small scrape to the top border. The author given on the cover is credited to Tom Manning which is most likely a editorial mistake. The insides are nice and clean, the cover has faint nearly invisible creases. Vg. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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59 Harvey, Reginald Park Beat
New York Castle Books 1959 First Edition Cloth with Dustjacket 
"A story of life, love and shame in the N.Y. Jungle." Sexual goings on both gay and straight and crime in New York City's Central Park circa 1959. Some minor chipping and mends to the bottom of the front panel of the dustjacket and a small scrape to the bottom of the spine panel, and very light wear to the back endsheet. Vg+/vg+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
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John Payne and The Menace At Hawk's Nest, Heisenfelt, Kathryn
60 Heisenfelt, Kathryn John Payne and The Menace At Hawk's Nest
Wis. Whitman Publishing Co. 1943 1st Edition Cloth with Dustjacket 
Mystery thriller using real life movie star of the 40's John Payne as the hero. Illustrated with drawings. One of the many mystery and adventure titles published in the 1940's by Whitman for boys and girls using real movie stars as the heroes and heroines. Pages brown with age, but a tight vg. copy with very minute dj. wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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