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1 Anderson, J.R.L. DEATH IN THE GREENHOUSE.
London Victor Gollancz 1978 0575025263 / 9780575025264 First British Edition Very Good Very Good 
192 pp, 8"H. "Old Mr Quenenden has retired to a cottage in Berkshire, where he devotes himself to the selective breeding of tropical plants. Why, when he has lived there quietly for years, should someone shoot him dead in his greenhouse? Why should he leave his little fortune - a quarter of a million pounds - to a North of England schoolmistress whom he seem to have known only slightly? And how do these events link up with an extraordinary blackmail demand received by the new Minister of State at the Foreign Office, Meredith Boscombe: a demand for one million pounds in used notes. The involvement of an important Minister brings Colonel Blair into the enquiry: Mr Anderson's fans will already know Blair well, as the agent who acts as liaison officer between the police and the Government. Now Blair's investigations lead him into the curious problem of the little white plants of the genus 'adamantifera', and the elusive clue of the plain van, and the startling revelations about the death of Boscombe's Indian wife. All of which leads to an immensely exciting climax in the heart of Africa, with Blair in pursuit of a triple murderer, and narrowly escaping death in the mighty Otaro Falls." Previous owner's initials in ink on free front endpaper, tiny light foxing mark on fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket has some light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small corner crease on rear flap, minor edge browning. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
2 Baker, W. Howard. Cover art by Stefan Barany and Bruno Elettori. THE RELUCTANT GUNMAN. SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY NO. 506. 4TH SERIES.
Fleetway, London, (August, 1962], Ist printing.. 
64 pp, soft cover (stapled in wraps). "He didn't want to kill...but the pressure was overwhelming..." Interior - pages browning lightly, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, soft wrinkling to covers, spine has light wrinkling and tiny chip at bottom. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
3 Ballinger, W.A. A CORPSE FOR CHRISTMAS. SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY NO. 514. 4TH SERIES.
Fleetway, London, (December, 1962], Ist printing.. 
64 pp, soft cover (stapled in wraps). "Sexton Blake went to Dedleigh Abbey, his intention to spend a peaceful Yuletide holiday away from trouble and crime. But Blake's quiet Christmas soon gave way to a deadly, ruthless struggle to expose a criminal mastermind. Behind London's baffling wave of motiveless, mystery killings were the blood-stained hands of a compassionless team of professional killers...the cold, sadistic murderers of Lifetakers Ltd..." Interior - pages browning lightly, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear - a little more on spine, minor marks on rear cover, spine has light wrinkling. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
MURDER IN CAMERA.  SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY NO. 522.  4TH SERIES., Ballinger, W.A.
4 Ballinger, W.A. MURDER IN CAMERA. SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY NO. 522. 4TH SERIES.
Fleetway, London, (1963], Ist printing.. 
64 pp, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Interior - pages browning, tow pages with very small stain, light rusting to staple. Exterior - light edge wear - a little more on spine with tiny pieces missing at top/bottom and middle, spine has light wrink ling, small soft wrinkles on covers, tiny light stain on rear cover, # 6 overwrtten with # 4 in crayon on front cover. Reading copy. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
5 Ballinger, W.A. Cover art by Henry Fox. STUDIO ONE MURDER. SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY NO. 504. 4TH SERIES.
Fleetway, London, (July, 1962], Ist printing.. 
64 pp, soft cover (stapled in wraps). "Strange goings-on at a film studio...murder and mystery among the cameras, the bright lights, the glamorous girls..." Interior - pages browning lightly, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, soft wrinkling to covers, spine has light wrinkling. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
6 Ballinger, W.A. Cover art by Stefan Barany. SAVAGE VENTURE. SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY NO. 512. 4TH SERIES.
Fleetway, London, (November, 1962], Ist printing.. 
64 pp, soft cover (stapled in wraps). "They sought out the men who conducted a vile trade in human lives...the slavers of Lubanda." Interior - pages browning lightly, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, soft wrinkling to covers, spine has light wrinkling and small tears at top/bottom. VG- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
7 Ballinger, W.A. Cover art by Symeoni & Hugh Pratt. Sketches for novel by D.J. Gold THIS MAN MUST DIE! SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY NO. 447. 4TH SERIES.
Fleetway, London, (March, 1960], Ist printing.. 
64 pp, soft cover (stapled in wraps). "He was trapped between a girl he couldn't trust and a war he couldn't fight!" Interior - pages browning lightly, staple rusting, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, soft wrinkling to covers, front cover has two large soft creases, rear cover has minor browning/soiling and a few foxing marks, spine has light wrinkling. G+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
BABAYAGA., Barlow, Toby.
8 Barlow, Toby. BABAYAGA.
New York Farrar, Straus & Giroux 2013 0374107874 / 9780374107871 First Edition Fine Very Good+ Dust jacket art by Matt Buck. 
383 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "Paris, 1959" The City of Light is the center of the universe. Expats flock to exercise their loftiest ambitions and most libertine fantasies, and maybe dabble in a bit of Cold War spycraft along the way. Refugees from the East - a few babayagas among them - arrive to start their lives anew. The world's greatest city is as cosmopolitan and alive as it's ever been. Will is just another young American seeking his fortune in Paris - except that the ad agency that employs him is a front for the CIA. He's been in the city a few years now and is beginning to sense that his time is up - and he still hasn't figured out Parisian girls. Zoya is a beautiful young woman wandering 'les boulevards', sad-eyed, coming off a bad breakup. In fact, she impaled her ex on a spike. Zoya, it turns out, has been a beautiful young woman for hundreds of years; she and her far more traditionally witchy companion, Elga, have been thriving unnoticed amid the bloody froth of Europe's wars. Inspector Vidot is a hardworking Paris police detective who cherishes quiet nights at home. But when he follows a lead from a grisly murder to the warren of a frightened old woman, he undergoes a radical transformation. Oliver is a patrician, fun-loving American who has come to Paris to start a literary journal with the help of some friends, who ask only a few discreet favors in return. When a few of his dodgier acquaintances start dropping dead, he realizes he's in well over his head, though he remains fairly confident that it's nothing a well-made cocktail can't fix. A few chance encounters, a bit of romantic chemistry, a chorus of angry ghosts, a strung-out jazzman or three, a weaponized LSD program, and a cache of rifles buried in the catacombs - those are approximately half the ingredients of 'Babayaga'. But then there's something even more unexpected that Toby Barlow has smuggled in, too: a daring, moving exploration of love and morality." Dust jacket has soft wrinkle at bottom of rear hinge, small blank label across barcode. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE CHINESE PARROT., Biggers, Earl Derr.
9 Biggers, Earl Derr. THE CHINESE PARROT.
McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, c1926, first Canadian edition. 
316 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover (green cloth with orange/red lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. Charlie Chan escorts a valuable necklace from Honolulu. Slight discoloration on endpapers at gutter, tiny tear with creases at bottom edge of pages 31/32 - archivally taped, light browning to edges of textblock, and few tiny dints and tiny light stain on top of textblock, minor edge wear, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
10 Bowen, Gail. DEADLY APPEARANCES. A JOANNE KILBOURN MYSTERY.
Vancouver Douglas & McIntyre 1990 0888947038 / 9780888947031 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good 
222 pp, 9 1/4" H. "It's a hot August day at a political picnic on the Canadian prairies. Andy Boychuk, the newly elected leader of the province's opposition party, is preparing to speak. All of the key people in his life - family, friends, enemies - are waiting expectantly. He walks to the lectern, pours a glass of water, drinks, and collapses. Within seconds, he is dead. Joanne Kilbourn, Andy's speechwriter, is stunned, but she is no stranger to sudden death. In the hours after Andy's murder, she relives the anguish she felt years earlier when her husband was brutally killed by a complete stranger. As Joanne begins to delve into Andy Boychuk's past, she unexpectedly enters a world of concealed passions and sexual intrigue. Then someone decides to stop her. By her own assessment, Joanne is an ordinary Canadian woman - and that is her strength. She works hard, has a wry sense of humour and leads the hectic life of a single mother. Although tough minded enough to make her way in the cutthroat world of provincial politics, she is not by nature a risk-taker or an adventurer. But when she sees her world threatened by chaos and violence, she decides to take action to restore order and a measure of decency." Dust jacket has minor edgewear/wrinkling, light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE WEED THAT STRINGS THE HANGMAN'S BAG., Bradley, Alan.
11 Bradley, Alan. THE WEED THAT STRINGS THE HANGMAN'S BAG.
Doubleday Canada 2010 0385665849 / 9780385665841 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good 
348 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "Flavia de Luce, a dangerously brilliant eleven-year-old with a passion for chemistry and a genius for solving murders finds herself untangling two deaths - separated by time but linked by the unlikeliest of threads. Flavia thinks that her days of crime-solving in the bucolic English hamlet of Bishop's Lacey are over - and then Rupert Porson has an unfortunate rendezvous with electricity. The beloved puppeteer has had his own strings sizzled, but who'd do such a thing, and why? For Flavia, the questions are intriguing enough to make her put aside her chemistry experiments and schemes for vengeance against her insufferable big sisters. Astride Gladys, her trusty bicycle, Flavia sets out from the de Luce's crumbling family mansion in search of Bishop's Lacey's deadliest secrets. Does the madwoman who lives in Gibbet Wood know more than she's letting one? What of the vicar's odd ministrations to the catatonic woman in the dovecote? Then there's a German pilot obsessed with the Bronte sisters, a reproachful spinster aunt, and even a box of poisoned chocolates. Most troubling of all is Porson's assistant, the charming but erratic Nialla. All clues point toward a suspicious death years earlier and a case the local constables can't solve - without Flavia's help. But in getting so close to who's secretly pulling the strings of this dance of death, has our precocious heroine finally gotten in way over her head?" Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor waviness at top/bottom of text block. Dust jacket has very light wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very small light stain on front panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
12 Braithwaite, Max. McGRUBER'S FOLLY.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1981 0771016131 / 9780771016134 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good+ David Shaw cover art. 
220 pp, 8 5/8" H. "McGruber is a retired detective with everything a man could want - a home in the Muskoka woods, a charming wife, good health and two grandchildren. But McGruber is restless - and stirred to dream of something more - of palm trees and surf, of yachts and fast cars, of young women with unlined faces and eager bodies. And then, in a flash, (he) realizes it doesn't have to be a dream. It can all be his - but only if he can pull of the Perfect Crime. This is the beginning of a rollicking, non-stop escapade that introduces the hapless McGruber to a world of deception and devious characters - and an insurance investigator who hires (him) to solve his own crime." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flsp-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WYCLIFFE AND THE PEA-GREEN BOAT., Burley, W.J.
13 Burley, W.J. WYCLIFFE AND THE PEA-GREEN BOAT.
London Victor Gollancz 1975 0575019689 / 9780575019683 First Edition Very Good Very Good 
192 pp, 8" H. Red boards with gilt lettering on spine. "When Cedric Tremain is charged with murder-ing his father, by booby-trapping his fishing boat, all the locals agree that this wouldn't be his sort of crime. But the case against him is strong: he has the motive, the opportunity, the know-how; and there's some hard circumstantial evidence against him. So he is arrested. But there are things about the case which Chief Superintendent Wycliffe doesn't like. So he keeps nosing around. And his investigations lead him into the details of another murder case, one that is now twenty years old. Is it possible that there is some relationship between the two cases, and if so what? As Wycliffe, that most unorthodox of detectives, probes into the present and the past, our own suspicions and assumptions are being constantly challenged." Faint tanning to pastedowns and half of each free endpaper, four page leaves are slightly roughly opened at top edge - page leaf 85/86 has a few very small and tiny edge tears and tiny chips in top margin only. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has minor wrinkling at top edge of rear flap, minor tanning on inside of flaps. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
THE IDOL OF SAINT MONCREETH:  A SCHOOL STORY OF MYSTERY, HUMOUR, AND SPORT., Burrage, A. Harcourt.
14 Burrage, A. Harcourt. THE IDOL OF SAINT MONCREETH: A SCHOOL STORY OF MYSTERY, HUMOUR, AND SPORT.
Thomas Nelson and Sons, London, n.d. (gift inscription dated 1928). 
319 pp, 12mo (7 3/16" H), hard cover (orange cloth with black lettering and illustrations on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. B&w frontispiece. A public school mystery featuring the theft of The Gold Cup of Saint Moncreeth, the adventures of The Detective Clique and cricket. Moderate browning on endpapers, gift inscription on free front endpaper, book very slightly cocked, slight darkening to top of textblock, minor soiling to edges of textblock and on boards, very small bump to top corners of boards, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
15 Chambers, Philip. Cover art by Angel Badia Camps and Stefan Barany. MOSCOW MANHUNT. SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY NO. 508. 4TH SERIES.
Fleetway, London, (September, 1962), Ist printing. 
63 pp, soft cover (stapled in wraps). "A nuclear physicist was engaged on research work vital to Europe's chances in the space race. But his wife, Svetlana, was in Moscow. So one man had to penetrate behind the Iron Curtain. But he soon became a man on the run, hounded by the dreaded MVD. Would he - could he - come out alive?" Interior - pages browning lightly, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear - a little more on spine, soft wrinkling to covers, spine has light wrinkling. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
16 Chambers, Philip. Cover art by Jacoby. BULLETS TO BAGHDAD. SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY NO. 450. 4TH SERIES.
Fleetway, London, (April, 1960), Ist printing. 
64 pp, soft cover (stapled in wraps). "She was bait for a killer - and decoy to a monstrous plot!" Interior - pages browning lightly, staple lightly rusted, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear - a little more on spine, soft wrinkling to covers, spine has light wrinkling. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
17 Chambers, Philip. Cover art by Stefan Barany. LOTUS LEAVES AND LARCENY. SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY NO. 521. 4TH SERIES.
Fleetway, London, (April, 1963), Ist printing. 
64 pp, soft cover (stapled in wraps). "...if you are not a cat-lover, this tender tale of larceny is not for you. You would do better to forgo the jading spectacle of sultry-eyed beauties in split-skirted cheongsams - ignore the uninteresting circumstances of murder committed with a chrome-plated chopstick - and disregard the tedious details of how seven thousand bars of gold bullion were filched from the Bank of England...For this is the story of no ordinary cat. This is a seal- point saga - the story of Millie!" Interior - pages browning lightly, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear - a little more on spine with small tears and chips at top/bottom, covers have small soft wrinkles and one small corner crease, spine has light wrinkling. Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
18 Chance, John Newton. COVEN GIBBET: A DeHAVILLAND STORY.
London Macdonald 1948 First Edition Very Good - 
224 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H) - no dust jacket. A vintage English mystery set in a village being repopulated after evacuation during the war. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very faint, tiny foxing marks to edges of textblock, tiny mark on spine, minor edge wear and soiling, front bottom corner lightly bumped. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
19 Cook, Glen. ANGRY LEAD SKIES. GARRETT P.I. SERIES.
New York ROC 2002 0451458753 / 9780451458759 1st Printing Very Good+ Cover Art By Alan Pollock. 
364 pp. 6 3/4" H "There's a reason why Garrett's still in the P.I. business after all these years - he's not one to learn his lessons. Maybe that's why he lets himself get roped into being a bodyguard for Kip Prose, an obnoxious kid being threatened by creatures that can't quite be descibed. According to the kid, the attackers aren't after him at all - they're just trying to get to his friends Lastyr and Noodiss. But before Garrett can get Kip to explain just who or what Lastyr and Noodiss are, Kip is abducted, and the chase begins - " Interior - a bookstore's small stamp and number in ink on first page,otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
20 Cook, Glen. DEADLY QUICKSILVER LIES. GARRETT P.I. SERIES.
New York ROC 1994 0451453050 / 9780451453051 Very Good 
347 pp, 6 7/8" H. "When 'Royalty' paid the tab, price wasn't the issue, survival was. And Garrett wasn't sure it was worth his life to take Maggie Jean on as his client. Not in a kingdom where the biggest con artists weren't human, magic could beat any weapon, and the local killers were built like tanks. Still, damsels in distress were Garrett's weakness, especially when they had all the right equipment in all the right places. And it seemed like a simple missing person's case: a vanished teenage daughter, a distraught mother trying to track her down. But when the mother used to be the mistress of the now defunct king, and when a guy they called the Rainmaker (a character so well connected even Garrett's friends didn't want to rat on him) was far too interested in Maggie and ready to see Garrett permanently removed from the case, he knew he'd have to call in some big favors just to keep his head on his shoulders, let alone to find a kid who probably didn't want to be found." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
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