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Vintage PB's - Mystery

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Vintage PB's - Mystery

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MANNIX, Avallone, Michael
1 Avallone, Michael MANNIX
Popular Library 1968 First Edition Softcover Good 
Cover has moderate edge and corner wear, creasing and a small rubbed are on rear. Age tanning to cover and pages. Previous owner's name written inside cover. Pages are all intact and clean other than a couple tiny spots and a few tiny edge tears. "Iris Alexandria Foley - wealthy, gorgeous - Is she what she seems: a beautiful, rich jetsetter....or is she the most lethal Red Chinese agents operating in the United States? Joe Mannix is on the case..." From the hit CBS-TV series. (os) ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
Price: 4.95 USD
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THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. #1, Avallone, Michael
2 Avallone, Michael THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. #1
Ace Books 1965 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Light edge and corner wear to covers, light creasing, light soiling, small tear upper edge. Interior clean and intact, age tanning to pages and inside covers. Based on the MGM television series. In Utangaville, Africa, it took two days. In Spayerwood, Scotland, it happened overnight. In a small German Town, it worked immediately, in each place, people suddenly turned into mindless, babbling creatures, and then died a hideous death. Doctors and scientists were baffled as to the cause. Was it a sudden epidemic, an unknown virus? ... THRUSH has discovered a deadly new weapon for world conquest . (osl) ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
Price: 7.35 USD
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THREE FOR THE MONEY, Ballard, W. T.
3 Ballard, W. T. THREE FOR THE MONEY
Permabook 1963 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Light edge and corner wear, a little edge rubbing, small chip/tear back cover. Age tanning to pages and inside covers. Light soiling outer edge of pages and back cover. Internal pages clean other than name written on first page. 168 pages. "The widows of a murdered gambler search for the killer and the loot! ...." There appear to be at least three Mrs. Melmans" I said, fighting to keep the smile hidden, "and each of them believes that at the time of Frenchy's death he possessed a cool two hundred thousand dollars!" (osl) ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall 
Price: 8.00 USD
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4 Benison, C. C. DEATH AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE
Bantam Books 1996 0553574760 / 9780553574760 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
Very light wear to edges, light creasing, interior clean & tight. From Publishers Weekly: "When Jane Bee ends up at her aunt's in London, having exhausted her money while traveling through Europe, she's not sure what she'll do next. She hadn't thought it would be as housemaid in the Royal Palace. Polishing the china and sweeping the floors-however royal-isn't much fun, but Jane likes the people and even talks to the Queen, who enlists her help when a footman apparently commits suicide in the Royal Apartments...." (*lower shipping avail to int'l locations) (125-noto) ; 12mo 
Price: 2.80 USD
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THE DEVIL'S WHISPER, Borden, Lee
5 Borden, Lee THE DEVIL'S WHISPER
Avon Books 1961 First Edition Softcover Good+ 
Cover has light edge and corner wear, light creasing, one small tear across spine, light soiling to cover and outer edge of pages. Interior clean and intact, age tanning to pages, one split at spine at one point but no pages are loose. "The harsh whispering voice coiled itself around his mind with terrifying power....obscene, brutal words he hadn't heard in years - but the voice was agonizingly familiar....as familiar as his own..." (115-osl) ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
Price: 4.95 USD
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6 Bowen, John THE PRECIOUS GIFT
London Harpercollins 1993 0586217223 / 9780586217221 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
Only light wear overall, interior clean & tight. 190 pages. "When the skeletons of a woman and her unborn child are uneathed at the bottom of her newly acquired country garden, Sarah Arnott wants to know how they came to be there...She begins to peer beneath the summer surface of village life and discovers it to be a good deal less idyllic than she had imagined. " (**Shipping will be reduced on this lighter book) ; 12mo 
Price: 3.80 USD
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ALEX AND THE RAYNHAMS, Bromige, Iris
7 Bromige, Iris ALEX AND THE RAYNHAMS
London Coronet Books 1973 0340159537 / 9780340159538 First Edition; Second Printing Softcover Very Good+ 
Light edge/corner wear, a little rubbing to edges, one crease on rear. Internal pages clean & unmarked. Light age tanning. 189 pages. When Alex Madison takes a post as secretary-companion to the elegant journalist Dorinda Raynham, she is bowled over by the combined charm of the Raynham family. Only Dorinda's son Nigel seems rude and hostile. But Alex is to discover that all that glitters is not necessarily gold, and that the handsome and friendly Bruce might be crueller than Nigel... (*shipping will be reduced to all locations) ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
Price: 10.50 USD
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A CORPSE FOR CHRISTMAS, Brown, Carter
8 Brown, Carter A CORPSE FOR CHRISTMAS
Signet Books 1965 B002LRTWB8 Fourth Printing Softcover Very Good 
Signet 1965, 4th printing. Cover has light wear to corners/edges, light creasing, interior clean and intact, some age tanning to pages. Pseudonym of Alan Geoffrey Yates. "Christmas Stockings? Filled with Goodies? Depends on what kind. Al Wheeler doesn't need the holiday bit to wish for a well filled stocking. He's in favor of lovely legs - and everything else that's nicely stacked - at any month of the year...." (120-osl) ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
Price: 5.50 USD
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CATCH ME A PHOENIX!, Brown, Carter
9 Brown, Carter CATCH ME A PHOENIX!
Signet Books 1965 0451059100 Third Printing Softcover Very Good+ 
Signet 1965, 3rd printing. Cover has light edgewear, light creasing, interior clean and intact, some age tanning, booksellers stamp first page. 3rd printing . "When Danny Body met a London bombshell who freewheeled a juggernaut through the quiet English countryside, he thought, 'They don't speak English in England! ' She talked about ponces, and birds, and skivvies, and layabouts...whatever they were! But then the hell-raking sensation took off her shiny leather skirt...and stood there is her glistening black boots and black garters....and Danny, jet-propelled, crashed through the language barrier!" (120-osl) ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
Price: 4.25 USD
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MANHATTAN COWBOY, Brown, Carter
10 Brown, Carter MANHATTAN COWBOY
Signet 1973 B003CBBO5E First Edition; First Printing Softcover Very Good 
Cover has light wear edges and corners, light creasing, light soiling, interior clean and intact, some age tanning. "Go West, Dan Boyd, go West! . When Calamity Jane came stampeding through the door, Detective Danny Boyd sensed that he was in for a wild time. Before he could say WHOA, that luscious tawny-blond cowgirl had him combing the hills of Santo Bahia on the trail of three ruthless desperadoes...." (120-osl) ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 124 pages 
Price: 5.35 USD
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THE EARLY BOYD, Brown, Carter
11 Brown, Carter THE EARLY BOYD
Signet Books 1975 045106321X / 9780451063212 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Very Good 
Pages clean and intact, bookstore stamp inside front cover. Age tanning to pages. Cover has light creasing and scuffing, moderate wear to edges and corners. "Danny Boyd was a born sucker for beautiful blondes with lots of bucks, so when luscious Louise D'Avenzi waved a fat check under his nose and sent him off to Santo Bahia to play a peculiar private joke, Boyd was only too happy to humor her...." [95-osl] ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
Price: 4.50 USD
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THE IRON MAIDEN, Brown, Carter
12 Brown, Carter THE IRON MAIDEN
Signet Books 1975 B000VZQPLW First Edition; First Printing Softcover Very Good+ 
Pages are clean and tight, age tanning to page edges. Cover has spine creasing and light edge & corner wear. Larry Baker was sure he was dreaming, and he didn't want to wake up. An English castle full of willing maidens, a big fat advence, all expense paid. All he had to do is write a grade-B movie starring Desiree Dawn, the lord of the manor's luscious wife and use the home as his setting. But his dream job turns into a nightmare... [90-osl]; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
Price: 4.50 USD
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THE STAR-CROSSED LOVER, Brown, Carter
13 Brown, Carter THE STAR-CROSSED LOVER
Signet Books 1974 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Very Good+ 
Cover has light edge/corner wear, a little moreso to spine ends, creasing to spine. Pages clean, tight and unmarked. 159 pages. "Who would want to murder a mad starlet? She was blonde, beautiful and begging for Rick Holman's help! ...." (110-osl) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 5.50 USD
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THE LIE WITNESSES An Old Ireland Yard Story, Butler, William Vivian
14 Butler, William Vivian THE LIE WITNESSES An Old Ireland Yard Story
London Topliner / MacMillan 1973 0333117816 / 9780333117811 Second Printing Softcover Very Good 
Cover has light edge and corner wear, light creasing/edge rubbing. Pages clean and intact, light age tanning to page edges. 125 pages plus booklists. "An investigation into unidentified flying objects which scores of people claim to have seen leads journalists Howard and Wendy Barclay into the activities of an international gang of super-science-criminals. Only the McMurdo twins, the Irish organisers of the zany, off-beat detective agency, Old Ireland Yard, are equipped to deal with such technological criminals - and stay alive at the same time. " Second of Butler's special brand of comedy-thrillers. (os) ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
Price: 15.50 USD
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THE SAVAGE SISTERS, Carter Brown
15 Carter Brown THE SAVAGE SISTERS
Signet Books 1976 0451068718 / 9780451068712 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Cover has light wear to edges, light creasing, interior clean and intact, age tanning to page edges, booksellers stamp inside cover. Pseudonym of Alan Geoffrey Yates. "The Group" was the swingingest bunch of millionaires who ever turned a dishonest dollar....and along with four beautiful babes played fast and loose with love, loot and life. Anyone who thought he could break up this gang had better watch out! " (110-osl) ; 12mo 
Price: 5.95 USD
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THE SAINT MAGAZINE April 1967, Charteris, Leslie (editor)
16 Charteris, Leslie (editor) THE SAINT MAGAZINE April 1967
New York Fiction Publishing 1967 Softcover Good 
Cover has moderate edge wear and a few creases, fading to spine. 50c price is crossed out and 55c written in pen below. Interior clean & tight, couple small spots inside cover. A small cut about center of cover extends to the first section of pages, about 1/4" long. Numerous b/w illustrations. Contents: The Frightened Innkeeper, by Leslie Charteris; Sydelle, by Brad Steiger; The Third Brother, by Wenzell Brown; Stirred Ashes, by Emile Petaja; Witches! By W. O. G. Lofts; The Lighted Window, by Dorothea Goldfinger; Death of an Asteroid, by Sam Moskowitz; Margie, by Stefan Santesson. Keywords: Fiction Crime Science Fiction Short Stories Magazines Saint (*Shipping will be reduced to all locations) ; 8vo; 160 pages 
Price: 8.55 USD
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MISS MARPLE The Complete Short Stories, Christie, Agatha
17 Christie, Agatha MISS MARPLE The Complete Short Stories
Harper Collins 1997 0006499627 / 9780006499626 Softcover Very Good 
Light wear to edges and corners, light creasing. Interior clean & tight, no markings. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 359 pages; Miss Marple made her first appearance in a book in 1930, and her 12th & final novel was published shortly after Christie's death almost 50 years later. In the intervening years Miss Marple also featured in 20 short stories. This is the first time they have appeared in one volume. In all, 20 ingenious crimes, every one guaranteed to keep you guessing until the turn of the final page. (400-noto) 
Price: 9.95 USD
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A PRINCE FOR INSPECTOR WEST, Creasey, John
18 Creasey, John A PRINCE FOR INSPECTOR WEST
London Great Pan 1961 First Edition Softcover Good 
Moderate edge & corner wear, corner curling, light soiling outer edge & small stain bottom edges, light creasing, small tears to spine bottom taped. Light scuffing/discoloration to covers. Age tanning to pages, unmarked other than several small corner creases. Murder in Milan - for "Handsome" Inspector West of the Yard. A nerve shredding assignment. (*shipping will be reduced on this lighter book) ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
Price: 7.05 USD
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Follow the Toff,  A Toff Mystery-Suspense Novel, Creasey, John
19 Creasey, John Follow the Toff, A Toff Mystery-Suspense Novel
New York Prestige Books 1961 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
Very nice condition - pages clean and intact, no markings, age tanning to pages and inside covers. Cover has light scuffing and slight edgewear. Counterfeit currency and fraud in the art world of Paris open a door that leads to murder! (105os713) ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 190 pages 
Price: 6.50 USD
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GIDEON'S MARCH, Creasey, John
20 Creasey, John GIDEON'S MARCH
Fleetway Thriller Library 1977 0445041234 / 9780445041233 Softcover Very Good 
Gideon's March, Fleetway 1977. Pages are clean and unmarked with light age tanning. Pages have a staple through near spine (not sure if it was issued this way, doesn't go through the cover) and cover is pulled away a bit at top of spine. Cover has light edge and corner wear, light corner curling and light soiling to rear cover, tiny peel on rear. "the crowds cheer - but one man has hate in his heart and murder in his twisted mind..." An unsolved murder, gang violence on the streets of London, a summit meeting of the Heads of State....all combine to bring further headaches to the famous detective. [76-osl]; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
Price: 5.50 USD
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