177.CARLISLE, Helen Grace.See How They Run.New York: Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, (1929).
Second Printing before publication. New York City set contemporary novel of three young women who experience love, the criminal underground, and Greenwich Village life. This copy with card laid in with typed: "With The Compliments of the author" Courtesy of Eli Grombecker (in ink). Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, modest edge wear, shallow chipping at spine ends and flap corners, narrow chip to lower front flap edge.Item #16967
178.CARMACK, Jesse.The Tell-Tale Clock Mystery [FOOTBALL MYSTERY].New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1936.
First Edition. Nat Falk dustjacket art. Stonewall Rountree's first case. "A sleepy little southern mountain resort, a chain of murder that is solved by one of the most likable solvers, an ex All American football tackle". Very Good, soiling to page edges, in nearly Very Good dustjacket, modest soiling to panels, some short closed tears and small edge chips.Item #29124
179.CARPENTER, Grant.The Night Tide.New York: H. K. Fly Co., (1920).
First Edition. J. A. Cahill dustjacket art and illustrations. Scarce Hubin listed mystery novel set in San Francisco's Chinatown. Author had several silent films made from his stories, this is his only mystery. Near Fine in uncommon illustrated dustjacket with some small edge chips, top front panel with quarter sized chip, lower edge with chip half inch deep and few inches wide.Item #8710
180.CARR, John Dickson.The Case of the Constant Suicides.New York: Harper and Brothers, (1941).
First Edition. Dr. Fell murder mystery set in Scotland. Very Good in Good only dustjacket, dampstaining to spine and flaps, wear and creasing, inch chip at lower spine end, other edge chips, scotch tape mends at verso of spine.Item #31173
181.CARR, Jolyon (Ellis PETERS) [Edith Pargeter].Death Comes By Post.London: Herbert Jenkins Limited, (1940).
First Edition. Murder mystery involving a man found drowned in a river and is deemed a suicide by the police. Uncommon title. Good, soiling to page edges, marker slash at lower page edge, cloth with soiling and discoloration (perhaps from moisture exposure), in Very Good dustjacket, few tiny edge chips and shelf wear.Item #34887
182.CARSON, Katharine.Nice Lady.New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1940).
First Edition. C. A. dustjacket art. Period fiction set in a little town of the southwest, involving a misunderstood and ambitious woman who gets herself into and out of trouble with her scheming and ruthlessness, including shooting a bandit, fainting at opportune moments, and social manipulation. Near Fine in a dustjacket split along front flap edge, mended with archival tape at verso, modest edge wear and closed tears with creases, else Very Good.Item #18928
183.CASEY, Robert J.Cambodian Quest.Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Co., (1931).
First Edition. Mystery novel set in the Orient of international intrigue, gun-running, and embezzling. Near Fine but for lacking front free endpaper, in Good dustjacket, spine ends and flap corners chipped, modest shelf wear and rubbing, few closed tear, few thin half moon abrasions at front panel.Item #8119
184.CASEY, Robert J.Cambodian Quest.Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill. (1931).
Early or First Edition, lacking statement at copyright page. Murder and intrigue mystery novel set in Saigon. Near Fine, with quarter sized abrasion at front free endpaper, where a bookplate was likely removed, in Very Good plus dustjacket, few nicks and light wear, sticker price abrasion at front flap.Item #9479
185.CHAMBERLAIN, George Agnew.The Silver Cord.New York: G.P Putnam's Sons. 1927.
First Edition. Haiti set Hubin listed mystery novel involving Voodoo. Near Fine with florist card and envelope taped to front free endpaper in Very Good to Near Fine dustjacket with minor edge wear, tiny chip to rear front flap edge, and mild spine end wear.Item #12610
186.CHAMBERS, Robert W.In Secret.New York: George H. Doran and Co., 1919.
First Edition. Hubin listed mystery of a woman who discovers a letter vital to the American Secret Service. Very Good tight copy with some spotting at lower covers, front free endpaper mildly roughly opened at bottom of page, in Good dustjacket, small chips along top edge and spine ends, v-shaped chip at front panel mended with archival tape at verso. Excellent dustjacket art.Item #6114
187.CHAMBERS, Robert W.The Mystery Lady.New York: Grosset and Dunlap, (1925).
First Edition. Hubin listed mystery novel of a band of crooks searching for a hidden treasure. Unusual Grosset and Dunlap true first edition. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, some spotting to spine, shallow spine end chips.Item #31453
188.CHAMBERS, Whitman.Bright Star of Danger.New York: Doubleday, Doran and Co., 1940.
First Edition. Nautical murder mystery in which the captain of a yacht goes overboard. Very Good, top rear cover mildly bumped, modest cocking, in nearly Very Good dustjacket, some clear tape mends at verso, piece of scotch tape at top spine end, shallow loss at top spine end.Item #31182
189.CHAMBERS, Whitman.The Coast of Intrigue.Cleveland: International Fiction Library. (1928).
Reprint Edition. Hubin listed novel of intrigue and adventure, in which a former college football star goes to Latin America to find his fortune. Near Fine, lacking front free endpaper, in sharp Near Fine dustjacket.Item #9797
190.CHAMBERS, Whitman.Dog Eat Dog.Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran and Co. for The Crime Club, Inc, 1938.
First Edition stated. Mystery novel of three murders. "what connection could there be between the murder of a drunken runner for a bailbond broker and Serge Melnikoff, wealthy importer of Oriental 'objets d'art'?" Very Good, modest wear, in Good only price-clipped dustjacket, chipped at spine ends, some scotch tape residue to spine area, wear to spine edges.Item #23194
191.CHANDLER, Raymond.The Big Sleep.New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939.
First Edition. Chandler's first book, basis for the Humphrey Bogart, Howard Hawks film. Near Fine in Very Good price clipped dustjacket, shallow loss at spine ends and flap corners, short closed tears at edges.Item #28506
192.CHANDLER, Raymond.The Lady in the Lake.New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1943.
First Edition. Chandler's classic hard-boiled mystery novel that served as the basis for the 1947 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film directed by George Haight and starring Robert Montgomery, Audrey Totter and Lloyd Nolan. A lovely, Near Fine or Fine copy in Very Good dustjacket, some shallow loss at top spine end and top front jacket panel, tiny chips at lower spine end and flap corners, few crease lines at mid-spine.Item #23933
193.CHANDLER, Raymond (John Gassner).Double Indemnity, As printed in Best Film Plays of 1945.New York: Crown Publishers. (1946).
First Edition. Collection of ten original screenplays edited by John Gassner and Dudley Nichols. Includes Raymond Chandler's script for James M. Cain's Double Indemnity, a classic Film Noir. Also includes Speelbound by Ben Hecht, The Lost Weekend by Billy Wilder and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, mild wear, spine very lightly faded, stain noticable at verso of lower spine end.Item #14465
194.CHANNING, Mark.Nine Lives.London: George G. Harrap and Co. Ltd, (1938).
Second Printing. D. V. Barry dustjacket art. Yellow Peril mystery. "Stirring novel of the Indian Frontier. Colin Gray and his wife Diana go to an unexplored region of the Himalayas on a Secret Service mission to counteract the anti British activities of a Mongol outlaw". Very Good in nearly Very Good dustjacket, some chipping at top spine end, modest edge wear and foxing.Item #29086
195.CHARTERIS, Leslie.The Ace of Knaves.London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1937.
First Edition. Rare English edition of this Saint mystery novel. Charteris's character served as the basis for the popular television show starring Roger Moore. Very Good to Near Fine, slightest fade to spine in Very Good plus dustjacket, top spine end with two tiny closed tears and wrinkling between tears.Item #16537
196.CHARTERIS, Leslie.The Avenging Saint.Garden City: Doubleday Doran and Co, for the Detective Story Club. (1931).
First Edition Thus. Hubin listed crime novel that features Charteris's famous Saint Character, Simon Templar "the man Scotland Yard can not arrest and the one every crook wants to kill." Near Fine, sharp black boards with red lettering in Very Good plus price clipped dustjacket with shallow chipping to spine ends, shallow chipping and mild creasing to top edge, mild front flap edge wear with small split at center. Scarce.Item #12685
197.CHARTERIS, Leslie.The Saint and Mr. Teal.Garden City, New York: doubleday, Doran and Co. / The Crime Club, 1933.
Second Printing. "The Saint was the Robin Hood of modern crime, but Chief Inspector Teal was the ace of Scotland yard - and their rivalry makes as gay and bloody a book as you have ever read". Almost Near Fine, in nearly Very Good dustjacket ("second printing" plug at top front flap), chipped at spine ends and flap corners, stain at lower front flap edge.Item #25125
198.CHASE, Beatrice [Olive Katharine Parr].Patricia Lancaster's Revenge [SIGNED AND INSCRIBED].London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1928.
First Edition. G. P. Micklewright dustjacket art. Hubin listed mystery novel. "Who was the author of those mysterious articles signed Patricia Lancaster, of which the real owner of that name knew nothing? A clever piece of detective work unravels the mystery, but Patricia Lancaster, taking a novel form of revenge, gives the culprit a new hope in life". This copy signed and inscribed by the author at front endpaper. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, chipped at spine ends.Item #30730
199.CHASE, Daniel.Backfire, A Novel of New England.Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Co., (1931).
First Edition. Carl W. Bertsch dustjacket art. Judging from the dustjacket illustration of a man shooting a gun at someone in an auto accident, this is a novel of some intrigue, but is not listed in Hubin. The jacket copy reads: "Feeling himself set apart by his affliction Chan took the devious back road and entered the most dangerous game of this queer time of ours". Perhaps a reference to rum-running during prohibition. Near Fine in near Very Good dustjacket, shallow spine end chipping and wear, partial split at front flap edge.Item #20437
200.CHEN, Peh Der (Ernest Bramah).Honourable and Peculiar Ways.London: Hamish Hamilton, (1932).
First Edition. Harold W. Hailstone dustjacket art and illustrations. "First book of Chinese impressions of England; it is instructive as well as amusing to see ourselves through Oriental eyes". Forward by Ernest Bramah, author of the famous Max Carrados mystery novels. Includes chapters on Hollywood's characterization of the Chinese, Boxing, Motor Cars, Hunting, Night Clubs and English Law. Fabulous stylized illustrations by Hailstone. Near Fine, contemporary bookplate, in Very Good plus dustjacket, modest darkening to spine, mild shelf wear.Item #15437