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1 Dickson, Carter Death in Five Boxes
New York Lawrence E. Spivak 1943 Reprint Edition Trade Paperback Fair 


126 pp. A vintage mystery originally published by William Morrow & Company in 1936. This edition published as one of the Bestseller Mystery series (# B45) during World War II. Note on the copyright page indicates that with permission of the author, this edition has been "cut to speed up the story." Some curving at spine edge, front cover soiled, some edgewear as well as shallow chipping along side. Edge has apparently been exposed to moisture at some point. Price on cover is 25 cents. Back page has ad for "Mercury Mysteries."

"A cozy late evening party, a cocktail or two. . . and a nasty murder. So begins the baffling case of the killing of Felix Haye. Five people had a motive, but not one had the opportunity to poison the drinks-and poisoned they were. Chief Inspector Humphrey Masters clamors for clues from Egyptian mummies and clever clerks while Sir Henry Merrivale silently spots the legerdemain, and it's sure to be old Sir Henry who pulls out the missing pieces from this puzzling package of Death in Five Boxes."; 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall
004296 
Price: 7.50 USD

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2 Carr, John Dickson (aka Carter Dickson) Fire, Burn!
New York Harper & Brothers 1957 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
Illustrated by Anderson, Rus (cover)

Black cloth over reddish brown cloth, white lettering, 265 pp, 'Notes for the Curious' at end. Spine slightly cocked, corners worn, minor edge wear, some darkening to pastedowns and edges. A bit of tanning but text is clean and unmarked. Jacket in new Brodart with moderate edge wear, some chipping mostly to corners and top and base of spine, some rubbing and darkening. Stated first edition, date code E-G (May, 1957 I believe). Overall a nice copy.

"London was wrapped in fog when Inspector John Cheviot got into a 20th century taxi. The city was still fogbound when he got out - but the cab was a hackney coach, and the year was 1829. There were things Cheviot remembered but could not use - like how to analyze fingerprints. And things he didn't know that he could have used - like how far advanced his love affair with the beautiful Lady Drayton really was. But there wasn't time to learn, because Cheviot suddenly found himself pitted against the cleverest murderer of his long Scotland Yard career."; 7" - 9" Tall
006807 
Price: 33.50 USD

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3 Godfrey, Thomas (editor); Marsh, Ngaio; Bowen, Marjorie; Chekhov, Anton; Hoch, Edward; Rinehart, Mary Roberts; Dickson, Carter; Kendrick, Baynard; Stevenson, Robert Louis; Runyon, Damon; Sayers, Dorothy; De La Torre, Lillian; Stout, Rex; Lewis, DB Wyndham Murder for Christmas Volume II
New York Mysterious Press 1989 0445407522 / 9780445407527 Mass Market Paperback Very Good 
Illustrated by Wilson, Gahan

Spine slightly creased, corners bumped, slight edge wear, binding fairly tight. Slight tanning, text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy.

Illustrate with cartoons by Gahan Wilson.
"Another perfect stocking stuffer for the person who has everything -- and plans to leave it to you. It's been said that Christmas brings out the best in everyone. This is certainly true of mystery writers, who seem to have been inspired to their best work by the holiday season.
"Come and celebrate. Burn a Yule log with a gang of master detectives: the likes of Nero Wolfe (Christmas Party), Roderick Alleyn (Death on the Air), and Lord Peter Wimsey (The Necklace of Pearls). Share a criminous laugh with Woody Allen and Damon Runyon. And enjoy some surprise appearances by O. Henry, Anton Chekov, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Mary Roberts Rinehart.
Within these covers are stories for every nasty taste: tales of murder, robbery, kidnapping, and espionage. They'll help to make the season bright.
"Merry Christmas. And God help us, every one. "; 6" - 7" Tall
007334 
Price: 3.95 USD

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4 Dickson, Carter The Curse of the Bronze Lamp
New York Berkley Medallion 1967 First Thus Mass Market Paperback Poor 


Reading copy. Spine is creased and slanted, 3" tear along front base, 2" tear along rear top. Covers are heavily soiled/darkened, and loose at front and back -- paragraphs firmly attached. Insect damage to bottom of text block and covers. Writing on ffep and front cover. Text is slightly yellowed but unmarked and perfectly readable.

"The mysterious Middle East was where lovely Lady Helen had just returned from. In defiance of the most dire predictions, she carried back to Severn Hall a gift from the Egyptian government: and ancient bronze lamp. It had come from a tomb that Helen and her father had helped excavate. At the door, Helen stepped out of the car, leaving her friends to follow her into the Hall. Less than three minutes later they did-and Helen had vanished. On the floor, in the middle of the vast entrance hall, were her coat-and the bronze lamp!"; 6" - 7" Tall
001706 
Price: 2.95 USD

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5 Dickson, Carter (aka John Dickson Carr) The Curse of the Bronze Lamp
New York Carroll & Graf 1986 0881841013 / 9780881841015 Mass Market Paperback Good 


Spine slanted, edgewear, corners a little bumped. Text yellowing, but clean and unmarked.

"The mysterious Middle East was where lovely Lady Helen had just returned from. In defiance of the most dire predictions, she carried back to Severn Hall a gift from the Egyptian government: and ancient bronze lamp. It had come from a tomb that Helen and her father had helped excavate. At the door, Helen stepped out of the car, leaving her friends to follow her into the Hall. Less than three minutes later they did-and Helen had vanished. On the floor, in the middle of the vast entrance hall, were her coat-and the bronze lamp!"; 6" - 7" Tall
005945 
Price: 4.75 USD

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6 Carr, John Dickson (aka Carter Dickson) Till Death Do Us Part
New York Berkley Medallion 1971 First Berkley Medallion Edition Mass Market Paperback Good 


Some edgewear, corners a bit bumped. Text is starting to yellow, but clean and unmarked.

"Dick Markham was engaged. . . to a murderess? Her victims were always found in a sealed room, Sir Harvey said, with a hypodermic containing the last drops of prussic acid by their side. And was he next? To be done in by this girl with a face of an angel - this girl he loved? 'We must set a trap,' said Sir Harvey. A few hours later Sir Harvey was dead - poisoned - in a sealed room. And Dr. Fell was left to pick up the pieces."; 6" - 7" Tall
005946 
Price: 4.75 USD

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