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Puzzle in Purple : a Connie Blair Mystery #3

By: Allen, Betsy

Price: $12.71

Publisher: New York, NY, Grosset & Dunlap: 1948

Edition: ca 1958 Edition

Seller ID: 039900

Condition: Very Good-


viii, 213 pp, green papercovered boards w/color illustrated front board and cameo of Conie on hte spine, plain grey endpapers. Phantom Friends - C108-3, format #2, book number 3 in the series. Lists to The Mystery of the Ruby Queens #12 on the advertisement page and also on the rear panel. Connie attends art school, where the decorations for the Fairy Tale Ball are vanalized. Is it the work of a practical joker or a villian? dj chip one inch chips on top edge of bac... View more info

Perish by the Sword

By: Anderson, Poul

Price: $76.50

Publisher: New York, NY, the Macmillan Company: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014688

Condition: Good+


180 pp, red boards w/wht lettering & deco, dj red-wht w/pictorial front. Collecting Samurai swords was a hobby for young San Francisco science writer, until he got a Muramasa blade. This is the author's first mystery book, a Trygve Yamamura mystery. Trygve Yamamura is a Norwegian-Japanese private investigator. boards have remnants of adhesive tape where dj protector was taped to the boards, dj price-clipped. View more info

The Naked Sun

By: Asimov, Isaac

Price: $140.25

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1957

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 032893

Condition: Very Good+


187 pp, yel boards w/red lettering, upper edge stained red, dj yel w/black-red lettering w/illustrated front & photo of the author on the back panel. Elijah Baley, a New York plainscloth detective, has been sent to the planet Solaria to investigate a murder and also to uncover the weakeness in Solarian society that would one day be Earth's weapon on the day when the Solarians attacked. He & his robotic companion, R. Daneel Olivaw, solve the mystery. This is book fro... View more info

The Doyle Diary : the Last Great Conan Doyle Mystery

By: Baker, Michael

Price: $7.23

Publisher: New York, NY, Paddington Press Ltd: 1978

Seller ID: 051285

ISBN: 0448220687

Condition: Very Good


xxix, 91 pp, cream papercovered boards w/gilt lettering on spine & front, dj brown w/gilt lettering w/illustrated front, illustrated endpapers. The book contains numerous black and white along with color illustrations. the book has information about a Holmesian investigation into the strange and curious case of Charles Altamont Doyle. Charles Doyle was the father of Arthur Conan Doyle, the time was 1889 and the place was Montrose Royal Lunatic Asylum in Scotland. The... View more info

The Child Life Mystery-Adventure Book

By: Barrows, Marjorie and Cavanah, Frances

Price: $10.16

Publisher: New York, NY, Rand, McNally and Company: 1936

Seller ID: 017123

Condition: Good+


96 pp, red-blk boards w/illustrated front of three children looking at a treasure chest by candle light, blu-wht illustrated endpapers. Collection of favorite stories for boys and girls, by various authors such as Bess Ann Elliot, Florence Choate, Vere Krog, Paul Gilbert, Janet Shaw, Larua Long and others. rubbed on extremi, prev owner wrote name on title page. View more info

Beverly Gray on a Treasure Hunt #9

By: Blank, Clair

Price: $15.26

Publisher: New York, NY, Grosset & Dunlap: 1938

Edition: ca 1940

Seller ID: 032451

Condition: Good+


243 pp, blu boards w/dark blu lettering, dj blu-brn-red w/color pictorial spine & front, light blue endpapers w/cameo. Reporter is the last book listed on dust jacket flap & Treasure Hunt is the last book listed on the advertisement page inside book. Format 2C the society of Phantom friends, format 3 inThe Girls Series Companion. Volume #9 from the "The Beverly Gray College Mystery Series". The Susabella sails to a Pacific island where Beverly locates the treasur... View more info

Beverly Gray's Island Mystery #22

By: Blank, Clair

Price: $25.50

Publisher: New York, NY, Grosset & Dunlap: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 049297

Condition: Very Good+


179 pp, blu weave papercovered boards w/cameo on front cover, blue-wht cameo endpapers. This is book #22 of the series. Island Mystery is last book listed on the advertisement page. Volume #23 from the "The Beverly Gray Mystery Series", Format 2C the Society of Phantom Friends, volume #22 from the collecting Girls Series book, format IV. The series has 26 books. The Susabella disappears at sea with all Bev's friends aboard. She investigates, only to find ka... View more info

The Case of the Cat's Meow : an I Can Read Mystery

By: Bonsall, Crosby

Price: $6.76

Publisher: New York, NY, Harper & Row, Publishers: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 037160

Condition: Very Good


64 pp, wht-orange boards w/red-black-blu lettering on the spine w/color illustrated front panel & orange rear panel. Snitch is pulling a wagon where he has his cat in a bird cage. View more info

Fever Dream

By: Bradbury, Ray

Price: $18.49

Publisher: New York, NY, St. Martin's Press: 1987

Seller ID: 010700

ISBN: 0312572859

Condition: Near Fine


32 pp, dark blu boards, dj purple-wht w/color pictorial front, dj has a glow in dark sticker. A Night Lights book (Glow in the dark books). A young boy's illness comes alive taking over his body bit by bit until he dies - but the virus remains alive in his body. View more info

A Ken Holt Mystery : The Riddle of the Stone Elephant #2

By: Campbell, Bruce

Price: $9.99

Publisher: New York, NY, Grosset & Dunlap: 1949

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 008638

Condition: Good


213 pp, pictorial boards w/orange spine w/black lettering, green and white pictorial endpapers. A Ken Holt mystery. 2nd bk in the series, 3rd format edition. Bruce Campbell is a pseudonym of Samuel and Beryl Epstein. Adventures of Ken and his friend Sandy, son of the Allens, owner of the Brentwood Advance newspaper. some wear to the edges, boards rubbed, front joint craced. View more info

A Ken Holt Mystery : The Riddle of the Stone Elephant #2

By: Campbell, Bruce

Price: $11.86

Publisher: New York, NY, Grosset & Dunlap: 1949

Seller ID: 008639

Condition: Good


213 pp, light brown textured composition boards, green & white illustrated endpapers. A Ken Holt mystery. 2nd bk in the series, 2nd format edition. Bruce Campbell is a pseudonym of Samuel and Beryl Epstein. Adventures of Ken and his friend Sandy, son of the Allens, owner of the Brentwood Advance newspaper. some wear to the edges, slight stain on the fore edge. View more info

A Ken Holt Mystery The Riddle of the Stone Elephant #2

By: Campbell, Bruce

Price: $23.76

Publisher: New York, NY, Grosset & Dunlap: 1949

Seller ID: 008640

Condition: Very Good


213 pp, light brown textured composition boards, green & white illustrated endpapers. A Ken Holt mystery. 2nd format edition, 2nd book in the series. Adventures of Ken and his friend Sandy, son of the Allens, owner of the Brentwood Advance newspaper. View more info

A Ken Holt Mystery : The Secret of Skelton Island #1

By: Campbell, Bruce

Price: $15.09

Publisher: New York, NY, Grosset & Dunlap: 1949

Seller ID: 011112

Condition: Good+


214 pp, composition grey boards, dark green illustration & lettering on the front cover, green-wht illustrated endpapers. A Ken Holt mystery. 1st bk in the series. The son of a news reporter is worried when he doesn't hear from his father. Then he is taken hostage by the gang that has his father. some wear to the edges, boards rubbed. View more info

A Ken Holt Mystery The Riddle of the Stone Elephant #2

By: Campbell, Bruce

Price: $9.56

Publisher: New York, NY, Grosset & Dunlap: 1949

Seller ID: 017154

Condition: Good


213 pp, light brown textured composition covered bds w/dark grn ltrs & deco. illustrated eps of desolate cabin in a lightning storm. Format 2 Mattson & Davis collector's guide to HC boys' series books 35300. 2nd book in the series. light stain front cover. View more info

A Ken Holt Mystery : The Secret of Skelton Island #1

By: Campbell, Bruce

Price: $15.09

Publisher: New York, NY, Grosset & Dunlap: 1949

Seller ID: 025444

Condition: Very Good


214 pp, textured light brown composition boards w/dark green lettering, small picture of boy's head on front cover, green-wht pictorial endpapers. A Ken Holt mystery. 1st bk in the series. The son of a news reporter is worried when he doesn't hear from his father. Then he is taken hostage by the gang that has his father. Mattson 35300-2 format #2 for book. slight rubbing to the corners. View more info

A Ken Holt Mystery : The Riddle of the Stone Elephant #2

By: Campbell, Bruce

Price: $29.33

Publisher: New York, NY, Grosset & Dunlap: 1949

Edition: ca 1954

Seller ID: 032223

Condition: Very Good+


vii, 213 pp, tan tweed boards w/illustration of Ken Holt in center of front cover w/dark green lettering, dj blu-brown-green-tan w/color illustrated front & spine, cameo of Ken on spine, green white illustrated endpapers. Book #2 in the series, Mattson Format #2 35300-2, nine titles listed on advertisement page and six listed on the front flap of dj. Bruce Campbell is a pseudonym of Samuel and Beryl Epstein. In Colorado gathering data for Ken's dad about an old lawsuit, ... View more info

A Ken Holt Mystery : The Clue of the Marked Claw #4

By: Campbell, Bruce

Price: $29.33

Publisher: New York, NY, Grosset & Dunlap: 1950

Edition: ca 1953

Seller ID: 032225

Condition: Very Good+


vii, 211 pp, light brown tweed boards w/illustration of Ken Holt in center of front cover w/dark green lettering, dj blu-brown-green-tan w/color illustrated front & spine, cameo of Ken on spine, green white illustrated endpapers. Book #4 in the series, Mattson Format #2 35300-4, eight titles listed on advertisement page and eight are listed on the front flap of dj. Bruce Campbell is a pseudonym of Samuel and Beryl Epstein. While on vacation in a fishing village, Ken and ... View more info

A Ken Holt Mystery : The Clue of the Coiled Cobra #5

By: Campbell, Bruce

Price: $37.83

Publisher: New York, NY, Grosset & Dunlap: 1951

Edition: ca 1953

Seller ID: 032226

Condition: Very Good


vii, 214 pp, light brown tweed boards w/illustration of Ken Holt in center of front cover w/dark green lettering, dj blu-brown-green-tan w/color illustrated front & spine, cameo of Ken on spine, green white illustrated endpapers. Book #5 in the series, Mattson Format #2 35300-5, eight titles listed on advertisement page and eight are listed on the front flap of dj. Bruce Campbell is a pseudonym of Samuel and Beryl Epstein. Ken and Sandy become involved in a series of dan... View more info

A Ken Holt Mystery : The Riddle of the Stone Elephant #2

By: Campbell, Bruce

Price: $10.16

Publisher: New York, NY, Grosset & Dunlap: 1949

Seller ID: 039034

Condition: Good


213 pp, light brown textured composition boards, green & white illustrated endpapers. A Ken Holt mystery. 2nd bk in the series, 2nd format edition. Bruce Campbell is a pseudonym of Samuel and Beryl Epstein. Adventures of Ken and his friend Sandy, son of the Allens, owner of the Brentwood Advance newspaper. some wear to the edges, slight rubbing to the corners. View more info

Playback : a Philip Marlowe Story

By: Chandler, Raymond

Price: $214.63

Publisher: New York, NY, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1958

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 034480

ISBN: 58-9057

Condition: Very Good+


205 pp, brown cloth covered boards w/dark brown pattern & lettering, dj purple-black-green-gilt illustrated front & spine w/wht-black lettering. Marlowe takes on an impossible girl who is running from a imaginary threat and forces her to trust him, a double fornication without much zest and a transatlantic phone call summoning Marlowe to marry his one true love. Barzun #737. View more info