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Vintage PB's - Mystery

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81 Rex Stout A Right to Die
New York Bantam Books 1984 0553240323 / 9780553240320 Softcover Very Good+ 
Bantam 1984 edition (cover art differs). Very nice condition, pages clean and unmarked, all intact. Cover has light wear to edges and corners, partial spine crease. ; Nero Wolfe Mysteries; When a bright young heiress with a flair for romance and one too many enemies is found brutally murdered, Nero Wolfe and his sidekick, Archie, find themselves embroiled in a case that is not as black and white as it first appears. Susan Brooke has everything going for her. Men would have killed themselves to marry her, and, in fact, one did. Susan came to New York to find love and fulfillment, and ended up dead on a tenement floor. The police say her black fiance did it, but Wolfe has other ideas. Before he's done, he'll prove that good intentions and bad deeds often go hand in hand and that the highest ideals can sometimes have the deadliest consequences. (90os/13) 
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82 Rhodes, Richard THE UNGODLY A Novel of the Donner Party
Popular Library 1973 First Edition Softcover Good 
Moderate edge and corner wear, several creases, tear to spine repaired with tape, light soiling, age tanning to covers and page edges. No internal markings. 317 pages. Novel based on the true saga of the Donner Party - men, women and children trapped high in the mountains as a raging blizzard cuts them off from all civilization. (160noto) ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 
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THE APRIL ROBIN MURDERS, Rice, Craig & McBain, Ed
83 Rice, Craig & McBain, Ed THE APRIL ROBIN MURDERS
Dell 1965 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Fine 
1st in this edition. Feels tight & unread, very slight rubbing along spine edges, slight fading to upper edge of pages, clean, no markings. "A handful of corpses, a haunted house, and a gorgeous ghost in the flesh...." (*Shipping will be reduced to all locations) ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
Price: 11.25 USD
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THE BAT, Rinehart, Mary Roberts
84 Rinehart, Mary Roberts THE BAT
Dell 1959 Softcover Very Good; Only found a few, $4 to $8. Dell Publishing, new Dell edition 1959, paperback. 
Dell Pub. 1959 printing. 16mo (6.5" tall). Pages clean and unmarked other than name written on endpage, age tanning to pages and inside covers. Cover is scuffed with light creasing and moderate wear/rubbing to edges, couple faded spots to outer edge of pages. "Like a bat he struck and vanished, pouncing noiselessly at night. Like a bat he never showed himself to the face of day. Like a bat he always flew alone ... He had to be stopped. Somehow.. But how?" ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; (*lower shipping avail to all locations) [110-osl] 
Price: 2.50 USD
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THE RIB OF THE HAWK, Rosamond Marshall
85 Rosamond Marshall THE RIB OF THE HAWK
Toronto Popular Library 1958 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Popular Library 1958, paperback. Cover has light edgewear, light creasing, light soiling, a little moreso to bottom edge. Two old erased pencil marks on rear. Pages clean and intact, no markings. Born to be a daughter of joy in the caves of the Colosseum, Mia was exposed from girlhood to the temptations of Renaissance Rome. (os) ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
Price: 6.95 USD
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86 Rydell, Forbes IF SHE SHOULD DIE
Popular Library 1964 Softcover Good 
A Crime Club Selection. Moderate edge & corner wear, some edge rubbing , light creasing. Internal pages are tight and unmarked, heavy age tanning to pages & inside covers. "A pretty young girl trapped in a town where murder awaits around every corner..." (*shipping will be reduced to all locations) ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
Price: 4.80 USD
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THE ISLAND OF TERROR, Sapper
87 Sapper THE ISLAND OF TERROR
London Pan Books 1957 B0000CJRCE First Edition Softcover Good 
Good condition for it's age, but has some wear and tear. Spine has been taped. Moderate edge and corner wear, some creasing, rubbing of edges, light soiling. Interior is unmarked other than a few corner creases, age tanning to pages and inside covers. When intrepid adventurer, Jim Maitland, returns to England for a brief visit, he meets a charming young woman named Judy Draycott, who solicits his help in a perilous matter....; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; She relates the story of her brother, Arthur - drifting in South America until he meets an old sailor who, on his deathbed, tells him about a hoard of buried treasure. When Arthur is shot during an attempt to return to London, Maitland persuades his cousin, Percy, to accompany him to Lone Tree Island, where the treasure is allegedly buried. But what can they do with only half a map? ..." (120osl) 
Price: 7.50 USD
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SERGEANT VERITY PRESENTS HIS COMPLIMENTS, Selwyn, Francis
88 Selwyn, Francis SERGEANT VERITY PRESENTS HIS COMPLIMENTS
Stein & Day 1981 0812870646 / 9780812870640 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
Very light edgewear, light scuffing to cover. Interior pages clean & unmarked. 266 pages. The first Victorian mystery featuring the inimitable eponymous detective from the pen of a talented crime author. A Victorian crime caper that leads the redoubtable Verity on a chilling race straight into a lunatic asymlum... (*shipping will be reduced on this lighter book) ; 8vo 
Price: 7.05 USD
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THE CAVE OF THE CHINESE SKELETONS, Seward, Jack
89 Seward, Jack THE CAVE OF THE CHINESE SKELETONS
Tower Books 1968 Second Printing Softcover Good 
Moderate edgewear/rubbing/soiling, creasing to covers. Interior unmarked, heavily age tanned. 188 pages plus booklists. Thrown together in this desolate mountain cave, they all played a part in the most exciting and bizarre plots ever coooked up by master alchemist Jack Seward. What terrible secret brought them halfway across the world....? (*Shipping will be reduced to all locations) ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
Price: 5.50 USD
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THE CHINESE PLEASURE GIRL, Seward, Jack
90 Seward, Jack THE CHINESE PLEASURE GIRL
Tower Books 1969 First Printing Softcover Good 
Moderate wear to edges, light creasing, spotting outer edge of pages, tanning to cover and pages, yellowish stain on back cover, interior pages clean & tight. 154 pages plus booklists. Curt Stone, the toughest private investigator in the Far East, doesn't like - or dislike - people. If they don't get in his way, he lets them go on living. (*Shipping will be reduced to all locations) ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
Price: 6.50 USD
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THE BIG CAT, Short, Christopher
91 Short, Christopher THE BIG CAT
Pocket Books 1966 First Edition Softcover Good 
Cover has light edge and corner wear, light edge rubbing, some creasing. Last section of pages has light waviness to one corner. "The story of a man's struggle against a conspiracy of violence and an ancient terror.." From the Red Badge Detective series. [116-osl]; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
Price: 4.95 USD
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I SHUDDER AT YOUR TOUCH 22 Tales of Sex and Horror, Slung, Michele (editor)
92 Slung, Michele (editor) I SHUDDER AT YOUR TOUCH 22 Tales of Sex and Horror
ROC Books 1992 0451451600 / 9780451451606 Softcover Very Good 
Moderate edge & corner wear, some small creases. Interior pages clean & tight, bookseller stamp inside cover. 408 pages plus booklists. A collection of twenty-two tales of sex and horror features work by Stephen King, Ruth Rendell, Clive Barker, Stephen R. Donaldson, Patrick McGrath, Thomas M. Disch, and others. Supremely talented manipulators of the macabre, writers who set free some outrageous fantasies and fears, and turn our dark erotic anxieties into art. (180noto) ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
Price: 2.25 USD
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SECRET MISSION : Morocco, Smith, Don
93 Smith, Don SECRET MISSION : Morocco
Award Books 1968 0426034716 / 9780426034711 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Award Books 1968 edition. Paperback in very good condition, light wear to edges, light creasing. Pages clean and intact, booksellers stamp inside front cover. THE CONSPIRACY involved all the gold in Fort Knox and a diabolical blueprint for the murder of U. S. Agents. THE CRIMINALS included a sex-driven sadist, a tycoon with a strange and incurable disease, and a gigantic Arab bought as a slave. THE CHASE began in a sinister dungeon deep within the bowels of the earth, and reached a climax aboard a billionaire's floating pleasure palace.... (os) ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
Price: 5.50 USD
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THE Girl Hunters, Spillane, Mickey
94 Spillane, Mickey THE Girl Hunters
Signet Books 1963 0451137442 / 9780451137449 Ninth Printing Softcover Very Good 
Ninth printing. Pages all intact and clean, light age tanning to pages and inside covers. Cover has light wear to edges and a few small creases. No spine creases. Light soiling to rear cover. Mike Hammer faces violence and a gorgeous blonde - sizzling Spillane! (105os) ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
Price: 6.00 USD
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THE CORPSE IN THE CORNER SALOON A Hampton Stone Mystery #10, Stone, Hampton
95 Stone, Hampton THE CORPSE IN THE CORNER SALOON A Hampton Stone Mystery #10
Paperback Library 1971 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Cover has light edgewear, light soiling to cover and outer edge of pages, light stain along bottom edge of front, age anning to edges. Pages clean and intact, age tanning to edges. "....the evidence seems to indicate that Herbie Mondschickel first strangled Florette Val in her apartment, wrote a naughty word on her back with a lipstick, and then proceeded to a nearby bar, where he mixed himself a cyanide cocktail and died...." (110os) ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 
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DEATH OF A DOXY, Stout, Rex
96 Stout, Rex DEATH OF A DOXY
Bantam Books 1983 0553235133 / 9780553235135 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Interior clean, tight and unmarked, light age tanning to pages and inside covers. Cover has light scuffing and light edgewear. Nero Wolfe must find the killer of a gorgeous former showgirl .... A puzzling mystery that someone is protecting by planning yet another premature death.... Wolfe's! (95osl) ; Nero Wolfe; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
Price: 3.65 USD
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IN THE BEST FAMILIES, Stout, Rex
97 Stout, Rex IN THE BEST FAMILIES
Bantam Books 1984 0553243756 / 9780553243758 Softcover Very Good+ 
Bantam 1984 edition. Pages clean, tight and unmarked. Age tanning inside covers. Cover has light edge & corner wear, very light creasing. ; A Nero Wolfe Mystery; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; A bidding war for his services interrupts Nero Wolfe's attempts to solve the case of the businessman who died in his love nest--a case in which the police seem oddly uninterested. [91-osl] 
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MURDER BY THE BOOK, Stout, Rex
98 Stout, Rex MURDER BY THE BOOK
Bantam 1985 0553248847 / 9780553248845 Softcover Very Good+ 
Pages clean, tight and unmarked, age tanning inside covers. Cover has light edge/corner wear and light scuffing. ; Nero Wolfe Mysteries; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; Nero Wolfe and his sidekick, Archie, connect the dots between three seemingly unconnected murders, as always a step ahead of the chronically baffled and frustrated Inspector Cramer. Linking the murders of a law clerk, an editor, and a typist is a missing book manuscript with potentially damaging information about a prominent law firm. ... [120-osl] 
Price: 7.00 USD
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99 Stout, Rex THE SECOND CONFESSION
Bantam 1985 0553245945 / 9780553245943 Softcover Very Good 
Bantam 1985 edition. Page clean and unmarked. Cover has light edge/corner wear and minor soiling outer edge of pages. ; The Rex Stout Library: a Nero Wolfe Mystery; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 256 pages; When a millionaire businessman hires Nero Wolfe to uncover the background of his daughter's boyfriend, Wolfe isn't sure he wants to be involved. Then a mob boss "counsels" him to drop the matter, machine-gun fire rips apart his orchid room, and the boyfriend turns up dead. Wolfe must solve the murder to prevent his own. [115-osl] 
Price: 4.95 USD
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ONE-EYED MERCHANTS, Timms, Kathleen
100 Timms, Kathleen ONE-EYED MERCHANTS
Totem Crime 1986 0002231174 / 9780002231176 Softcover Good 
Pages clean with no markings, some age tanning to interior and light wrinkling to some page edges. Cover has light creasing and light wear to edges/corners. A penny-ante insurance fraud leads to arson, kidnapping and murder. (125-osl) ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 201 pages 
Price: 1.85 USD
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