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Image for The Speaking Likeness (Gold Seal Novel, presented by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Sunday, February 6, 1944)

The Speaking Likeness (Gold Seal Novel, presented by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Sunday, February 6, 1944)

By: Adams, Frank R.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, Philadelphia Inquirer: 1944

Seller ID: 019386

ISBN: No ISBN

Condition: Fair


Tabloid-size full-length novel reprint for the Sunday edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer during wartime WWII. Several original 2-color illustrations unique to this presentation. / Some toning and chipping to edges. Heavy chipping to top edge of front cover. Issue was stapled together with several other volumes of the series. Staples have been carefully extracted but the are numerous staple holes along the spine. Size: 10.75" x 14". Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 pounds. Category: Vintage Paperbacks::Mystery; Inventory No: 019386. Paperback View more info

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Murder in the Rough

By: Allen, Leslie

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Five Star Mysteries, Inc: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 025067

ISBN: No ISBN

Condition: Fair Condition


(Five Star Mysteries 45). Vintage digest paperback. Paperback original golf mystery. / Cover attractive but nibbling to spine edges was causing cover to detach (neatly reattached with bookbinding adhesive). Some long but faint creases to front and back cover. Pages lightly edge-tanned but supple. Paperback Original. Size: 5" x 7". 157 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 8 ounces. Category: Vintage Paperbacks::Mystery ; Inventory No: 025067. This book is very light, and shipping will be upgraded to first class mail.. Paperback View more info

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Flowers for the Judge

By: Allingham, Margery

Price: $9.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Avon: 1946

Seller ID: 012899

ISBN: No ISBN

Condition: Near Fine


(Murder Mystery Monthly, No. 35) Bright digest size paperback. A few very faint creases and light reading-wear. Binding solid. Wartime paper is lightly tanned but still supple and solid. Very collectible condition. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 8 ounces. Category: Vintage Paperbacks::Mystery; Inventory No: 012899. Paperback View more info

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$20 Lust

By: Andrew Shaw (pseudonym of: Lawrence Block)

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Nightstand: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 023405

ISBN: No ISBN

Condition: Near Fine Condition


(An Original Nightstand Book NB 1546) Paperback Original. Vintage pulp paperback with colorful painted cover (likely Bonfils or Harold McCauley). Early novel written pseudonymously by Lawrence Block. Cover copy reads: "The girl of his dreams was a gold plated nightmare" / Unread or gently read condition. Light bumping to corners. Some staining to top edge of spine. Slight bend to top corner. Very faint damp stain to to corner of 1st 30-40 pages. Paperback Original. Size: 4.25" x 6.25". 190 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 8 ounces. Category: Vintage Paperback... View more info

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$20 Lust

By: Andrew Shaw (pseudonym of: Lawrence Block)

Price: $145.00

Publisher: Nightstand: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 024088

ISBN: No ISBN

Condition: Fine Condition


(An Original Nightstand Book NB 1546) Paperback Original. Vintage pulp paperback with colorful painted cover (likely Bonfils or Harold McCauley). Early novel written pseudonymously by Lawrence Block. Cover copy reads: "The girl of his dreams was a gold plated nightmare" / Unread or gently read condition. Light bumping to corners. A few small speckles/spots. 3/4" crease to bottom corner of back cover. Pages lightly edge-tanned but supple. Binding square and solid. Paperback Original. Size: 4.25" x 6.25". 190 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 8 ounces. Cate... View more info

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Someone From My Past

By: Bennett, Margot

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Crest: 1959

Edition: First Paperback

Seller ID: 021818

ISBN: No ISBN

Condition: Very Good


(Crest s332) Attractive, vintage mass market/pocket paperback with colorful GGA painted cover art. Stalker themes. Cover copy reads: "Sarah had known many men, but she loved none. Many men had loved Sarah, but one hated her. She never knew which one--until too late." Unread or gently read condition. Cover bright and glossy. Small bumping to corners. Very faint wrinkle to spine. Pages faintly edge tanned, but supple. Binding square and solid. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 8 ounces. Category: Vintage Paperbacks::Mystery; Inventory No: 021818. Paperback View more info

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Tanner's Tiger

By: Block, Lawrence

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Greenwich, Conn, Fawcett / Gold Medal: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017100

ISBN: No ISBN

Condition: Very Good


(Gold Medal D1940) Paperback Original. First Edition. / Cover bright. Some chipping to top and bottom edge of cover and bumping to corners. Light reading-wear and faint tanning to page edges. Binding square and solid. Illustrator: Robert McGinnis. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 8 ounces. Category: Vintage Paperbacks::Mystery; Inventory No: 017100. Paperback View more info

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The Specialists

By: Block, Lawrence

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Greenwich, Conn, Fawcett / Gold Medal: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017103

ISBN: No ISBN

Condition: Good


(Gold Medal R2067) Paperback Original. First Edition. Attractive painted cover art / Cover shows some scuffing and toning and bumped corners. Some horizontal bends over spine. Reading-creases to spine. A few closed splits to bottom edge of back cover. Light tanning to page edges. Binding square and solid. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 8 ounces. Category: Vintage Paperbacks::Mystery; Inventory No: 017103. Paperback View more info

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The Fabulous Clipjoint

By: Brown, Fredric

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Bantam: 1953

Seller ID: 021819

ISBN: No ISBN

Condition: Good


(Bantam 1134) Second Printing. An Ed Hunter mystery. Attractive, vintage mass market/pocket paperback with colorful painted cover art (signed but can't make out signature. Looks like "Jo . . .". / Cover shows rubbing, small creasing around the edges and reading-crease to spine. Short (closed) splits to spine ends. Pages lightly edge-tanned but supple. Binding square and solid. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 8 ounces. Category: Vintage Paperbacks::Mystery; Inventory No: 021819. Paperback View more info

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Ladies in Boxes (Gold Seal Novel, presented by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Sunday, January 24 , 1943)

By: Burgess, Gelett

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, Philadelphia Inquirer: 1943

Seller ID: 019372

ISBN: No ISBN

Condition: Good


Tabloid-size full-length novel reprint for the Sunday edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer during wartime WWII. Several original 2-color illustrations unique to this presentation. A mystery by an author better know for his children's books and nonsense poetry, including "Purple Cow" / Some toning and chipping to edges. 2" tear to fore-edge of first 10 pages. Issue was stapled together with several other volumes of the series. Staples have been carefully extracted but the are numerous staple holes along the spine. Size: 10.75" x 14". Illustrator: Adolph Treidler. Quantity A... View more info

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7 (Seven) Slayers

By: Cain, Paul

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Hollywood, CA, Saint Enterprises, Inc: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 020030

ISBN: No ISBN

Condition: Good


(Chartered Collection 21) Vintage digest paperback. Paperback Original, First Edition. Collects seven Black Mask stories: "Black"; "Red 71"; "Parlor Trick"; "One, Two, Three"; "Murder In Blue"; "Pigeon Blood"; "Pineapple". Cover bright but shows a reading crease near spine, a long diagonal crease near the bottom edge and short (closed) splits to head and foot of front hinge. Some chipping to the bottom corner and fore-edge of textblock. Some wrinkling and a slight bend to spine. Pages lightly edge-tanned but supple. Quantity Available: 1... View more info

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Magic Makes Murder (Gold Seal Novel, presented by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Sunday, January 16, 1944)

By: Campbell, Harriette R.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, Philadelphia Inquirer: 1944

Seller ID: 019374

ISBN: No ISBN

Condition: Good


Tabloid-size full-length novel reprint for the Sunday edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer during wartime WWII. Several original 2-color illustrations unique to this presentation. Occult-themed mystery./ Some toning and chipping to edges. Issue was stapled together with several other volumes of the series. Staples have been carefully extracted but the are numerous staple holes along the spine. Size: 10.75" x 14". Illustrator: Filomena Dellaripa. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 pounds. Category: Vintage Paperbacks::Mystery; Inventory No: 019374. Paperback View more info

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Crazy to Kill (Gold Seal Novel, presented by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Sunday, December 27, 1942)

By: Cardwell, Ann

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, Philadelphia Inquirer: 1942

Seller ID: 019376

ISBN: No ISBN

Condition: Good


Tabloid-size full-length novel reprint for the Sunday edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer during wartime WWII. Several original 2-color illustrations unique to this presentation. / Some toning and chipping to edges. Issue was stapled together with several other volumes of the series. Staples have been carefully extracted but the are numerous staple holes along the spine. Size: 10.75" x 14". Illustrator: Harley Stivers. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 pounds. Category: Vintage Paperbacks::Mystery; Inventory No: 019376. Paperback View more info

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Vice-Squad Cop

By: Carey, Michael

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Avon Books: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 025271

ISBN: No ISBN

Condition: Very Good Condition


Avon 763. Vintage hard-boiled mystery paperback with colorful Nappi GGA painted cover art. Cover copy reads: "...Bookies, wiretappers, numbers operators, call girls, Johns--and the hidden men who run the rackets." / Cover is bright with reading-crease near spine and some short corner creases. Bumping and small chipping to corners. Pages faintly edge tanned, but supple. Binding square and solid. Paperback Original. Size: 4" x 7". 126 pages. Illustrator: Rudy Nappi. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 8 ounces. Category: Vintage Paperbacks::Mystery ; Inventory No: 0252... View more info

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Dead--and Kicking

By: Castle, Frank

Price: $12.00

Publisher: ., Gold Medal: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 025260

ISBN: No ISBN

Condition: Good Condition


Gold Medal 605. Vintage hard-boiled mystery paperback with colorful painted cover art. Cover copy reads: "Meet Francy--a lush flower of a girl who bloomed on men--and on murder." / Cover is bright with some creasing near spine and to corners. Pages faintly edge tanned, but supple. Text block a bit uneven showing some cover pullback. Binding solid. Paperback Original. Size: 4" x 7". 174 pages. Illustrator: Mitchell Hooks. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 8 ounces. Category: Vintage Paperbacks::Mystery ; Inventory No: 025260. This book is very light, and shipping wi... View more info

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Killer in the Rain

By: Chandler, Raymond

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 1972

Seller ID: 027104

ISBN: 0345226658

Condition: Very Good Condition


Ballantine 22665. Vintage Paperback with attractive Tom Adams cover. Gentle age and reading-wear. Corners bumped. Binding slightly cocked but solid. Second Printing. 398 pages. Illustrator: Tom Adams. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 2 pounds. Category: Vintage Paperbacks::Mystery ; ISBN: 0345226658. ISBN/EAN: 9780345226655. Inventory No: 027104. Paperback View more info

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You're Lonely When You're Dead

By: Chase, James Hadley

Price: $19.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Popular Library: 1951

Edition: First paperback

Seller ID: 021571

ISBN: No ISBN

Condition: Very Good


(Popular Library 378) Vintage hard-boiled mystery paperback with colorful painted cover art. Cover copy reads: "Her kisses were a prelude to death." / Cover bright with some bumping and rubbing to edges. Short (closed) split to foot of spine. Dampstain to edges of back cover and faintly to final few pages. Pages lightly edge-tanned but supple. Binding square and solid. Illustrator: Downes. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 8 ounces. Category: Vintage Paperbacks::Mystery; Inventory No: 021571. Paperback View more info

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Black Wings Has My Angel

By: Chaze, Elliot

Price: $110.00

Publisher: Gold Medal: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013960

ISBN: No ISBN

Condition: Fair


(Gold Medal 296). First Edition, First Printing. Extremely hard-to-find paperback original of one of the most praised titles from the Gold Medal line. Stated First Printing. Numerous (mostly faint creases) to cover, 1/3" chip from head of spine. Spine creased but square and solid. Back cover shows light soiling and one heavily thumbed/rubbed spot near spine. Binding has been professionally repaired using archival materials. A few pages show speckling and foxing. Numerous images available upon request. Story copy reads: "Smart guy, that's me, who dreamed the heist for a year--the armore... View more info

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Black Wings Has My Angel

By: Chaze, Elliot

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Gold Medal: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021556

ISBN: No ISBN

Condition: Fair


(Gold Medal 296) First Edition, First printing. Extremely hard-to-find paperback original of one of the most praised titles from the Gold Medal line. Stated First Printing. Story copy reads: "Smart guy, that's me, who dreamed the heist for a year--the armored car, the dead guard, the cool green bills...the getaway. Then Virginia, who came for one paid hour--and stayed for all eternity." / Numerous small chips and scratches. 1/2" material loss to foot of spine. Water spot to back cover. Binding repaired with bookbinder's adhesive. Pages lightly edge-tanned but supple. Quantity Avai... View more info

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A Trap for Bellamy (Gold Seal Novel, presented by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Sunday, April 4, 1943)

By: Cheyney, Peter

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, Philadelphia Inquirer: 1943

Seller ID: 019384

ISBN: No ISBN

Condition: Good


Tabloid-size full-length novel reprint for the Sunday edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer during wartime WWII. Several original 2-color illustrations unique to this presentation. / Some toning and chipping to edges. Issue was stapled together with several other volumes of the series. Staples have been carefully extracted but the are numerous staple holes along the spine. Size: 10.75" x 14". Illustrator: W. V. Chambers. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 pounds. Category: Vintage Paperbacks::Mystery; Inventory No: 019384. Paperback View more info