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1 Prather, Richard S. Have Gat - Will Travel (A Shell Scott collection)
New York Gold Medal Books 1957 First Edition Mass Market Paperback Very Good 
Illustrated by Phillips, Barye (cover)

Gold Medal 677, 174 pp. Paperback original, first edition. Spine a bit slanted, a little edge wear and rubbing, binding fairly tight but seems fragile, light reading crease. Light tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy.

"Shell Scott'll slay you . . . with leers, tears and pistol-packin' dears! Here's a brand-new collection of corpse-a-minute capers that takes your favorite raffish private eye to all four corners of the underworld. And back? Meet Shell Scott joyously wading into battle with thugs, blondes, hopheads, brunettes, killers, redheads, gang lords - and don't forget the dames.
"Have Gat - Will Travel. If he runs out of bullets Shell just scares 'em to death! "
Contains the stories 'Sinner's Alley', 'Code 197', 'The Build Up', 'Trouble Shooter', 'Murder's Strip Tease', and 'The Sleeper Caper'.; 6" - 7" Tall
Price: 7.45 USD

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2 Prather, Richard S. Kill Him Twice (A Shell Scott Adventure)
New York Pocket Books 1972 0671757067 / 9780671757069 Tenth Printing Mass Market Paperback Good 

Reading copy. Paperback original, 10th printing. Some edge wear and rubbing, reading crease, a little crimp at base of spine, owner's name on front end paper. Some browning, some underlining and highlighting, but text is no obscured and quite readable. A solid reading copy.

"It's against the law in Beverly Hills - She drew up her legs a mite, arranged them on the divan, fluffed her skin - that is, her skin-colored peignor - and said, 'I really should change into something more hostessy, if you've got the time."
"Baby, I haven't got that much time. "
"The reason I was taking a nap - usually I don't - was because of all the excitement. Guns, and bullets, and a man was killed right outside my door, practically. "
"If I were you I'd move. "
"But I'm so comfortable. Why don't you come over here instead? Did you hear about it, the man being killed, I mean? "
"I was one of the ifrst to know. "
Wasn't it awful? "
"Terrible," I replied. "It's against the law in Beverly Hills! "; 6" - 7" Tall
Price: 3.33 USD

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3 Prather, Richard S. The Amber Effect
New York Tor 1987 0812507754 / 9780812507751 Second Printing Mass Market Paperback Good+ 

Ex-library with a couple stamps plus a red paper with "P" written on it taped to top of spine. Spine somewhat creased and slanted, corners bumped, slight edge wear, a little darkening and yellowing. A clean, attractive copy.

"The perfect client - She's 125 pounds of naked beauty and she's standing in the doorway to Shell Scott's apartment, asking for help. Someone tried to kill her and is now lying dead on the floor of her apartment down the hall. What's a poor private eye to do? By the time the police arrive, Aralia Fields is dressed and Shell has become a target. He knows why people want to kill him, but why pick on a poor, helpless, heart-stoppingly gorgeous woman? Well, let's see. . . ."; Ex-Library; 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall
Price: 4.95 USD

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4 Prather, Richard S. The Kubla Khan (A Shell Scott Mystery)
New York Tor Books 1988 First Tor Edition Mass Market Paperback Very Good- 

Spine slightly slanted, some edgewear/bumping, small hole punched in front cover. A clean, unmarked copy.

"Shell Scott in Xanadu? No, only Palm Desert, California, but Ormand Monaco's new hotel, the Kubla Khan, was designed to transport people to the fabled kingdom. Knowing his customers, Monaco had decreed that there be a beauty contest to help celebrate the opening of his posh resort. What he hadn't counted on, from his customers, or anyone else, was a couple of murders. That's when Shell Scott gets called in. Who else would you call on in a case like this? And in his own very special way, Scott begins to unravel the knots. (The one holding Lyssa Weldon's towel on unravels by itself!) The Kubla Khan may have been designed as a stately pleasure dome, but it was turning into a blood-bath - and Shell Scott finds himself in a very unique position to bring the caper to an end. . . if he can only get out from under."; 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall
Price: 3.95 USD

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5 Prather, Richard S. The Sweet Ride (A Shell Scott Adventure)
New York Pocket Books 1972 0671757288 / 9780671757281 First Edition Mass Market Paperback Very Good- 

Paperback original, first printing, 217 pp. Spine slightly creased, rolled, corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing, bottom front corner creased. Some yellowing but text is clean and unmarked. Original advertising page tipped into center of book. Overall a nice copy.

"The Mayor's daughter skinny dipped . . . in front of strangers. The mayor pawed naked waitresses and used subnormal thugs as police. Something was wrong in the good town of Newton and Shell Scott was finding out about it the hard way - from corpses who gave half-clues and chicks who'd do anything for the wrong reasons and right rewards.
"It was a mind-stoning case where double-crosses and drity-dealing sex were only some of the snares - and for private-eyes like Scott, just staying alive was the toughest thing to do in town . . . "; 6" - 7" Tall
Price: 5.85 USD

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6 Prather, Richard S. The Trojan Hearse
New York Pocket Books 1964 First Edition Mass Market Paperback Very Good 

Corners bumped, slight edge wear, a little rubbing. A tight, attractive copy. Paperback original.

"Sure there was a national election going on, but I wasn't running for any office. Still, if it hadn't been for me the other candidate, who was a shoo-in, might have won. But there were a lot of other things going on, too. Like Polly Plonk, whom I first encountered all dressed up in her birthday suit in her psychiatrist's office. Or Johnny Troy, America's golden-voiced gift to females of all ages, who might have polled more votes than both presidential candidates if he hadn't fetched up dead. And, lastly, Ulysses Sebastian, whose talent agency was the biggest in the world until it started to "represent" some mighty peculiar clients. Such as Joe Rice, top man in the west coast Mafia, whose delightful little hirelings kept trying to kill me for reasons that were no at all clear to anyone, least of all me, SHELL SCOTT."; 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall
Price: 5.50 USD

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7 Prather, Richard S. Too Many Crooks (Original Title: Ride a High Horse)
Greenwich, Conn Gold Medal Books 1957 Fourth Printing Mass Market Paperback Very Good 
Illustrated by Phillips, Barye (cover)

Gold Medal Books #551, 157 pp. Paperback original (original title was "Ride a High Horse"), fourth printing. Slight spine slant, a little edge wear and rubbing, light reading creases, binding fairly tight. Some tanning but text is clean and unmarked. An attractive copy.

"Wanted! Shell Scott: Crew-cut, six feet two, eyes of blue. Approach with caution - dangerous. Has eerie sense of humor - likes to shoot people, especially crooked cops.
"Last Seen: Seacliff, California. Accompanied by Betty Lane, Girl Reporter He'd Most Like to Share a By-Line With. Has crazy notion of saving Seacliff from syndicate invasion, and avenging murder of best friend. May have left vicinity, but, if not, shoot on sight! "; 6" - 7" Tall
Price: 4.95 USD

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