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Image for The SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY, NEW SERIES - No. 122 -The Crook of Chinatown ( A Thrilling Tale of Detective Adventure in the East, and Chinese Crooks in London  ( Second Series )

The SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY, NEW SERIES - No. 122 -The Crook of Chinatown ( A Thrilling Tale of Detective Adventure in the East, and Chinese Crooks in London ( Second Series )

By: Sexton Blake (written By William Murray Graydon )

Price: $79.13

Publisher: London, England, London, UK: Tha Amalgamated Press / Sexton Blake Library, NO Date - 1922, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 158325

Condition: Fair (see description)


-----------softcover, about 5.5 x 7 inches, a s Fair copy only, this is complete but the front cover is detached, some chipping to both covers, browning to the paper as usually seen, nice cover art of the Chinatown Crook seeing a vision of a man in the smoke from his brazier---presumably Sexton Blake letting him know that he's a comin' to get him, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Ambush for Anatol -a Mr Blessington Mystery (aka: Murder of a Mistress )

By: Sherwood, John

Price: $14.45

Publisher: London, England, London, UK: Hodder and Stoughton ( H&S ), 1952, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 150509

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


----------hard cover, a Very Good+ copy with a bit of age toning to paper and text block, in an attractive Very Good dustjacket, small spot on rear panel, light rubbing and edge wear, the 3rd Mr Blessington mystery, Sherwood is best known for his horticultural mysteries with sleuth Celia Grant, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for The Mournful Demeanour of Lieutenant Boruvka ---by Josef Skvorecky ( Linked Detective Tales Featuring a Highly Intelligent Member of the Czechoslovak Police Force and his Agreeable Colleagues )

The Mournful Demeanour of Lieutenant Boruvka ---by Josef Skvorecky ( Linked Detective Tales Featuring a Highly Intelligent Member of the Czechoslovak Police Force and his Agreeable Colleagues )

By: Skvorecky, Josef, Translated By Rosemary Kavan, Kaca Polackova and George Theiner

Price: $46.13

Publisher: London, England, London, UK: Gollancz, 1973, 1st edition, First Printing: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 153625

ISBN: 0575017554

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


----------hardcover, a Very Good+ copy with a bit of very light wear, in a Very Good+ price clipped dustjacket with a short tear at lower flap fold and tear at upper rear flap fold, lcouple of small nicks, ooks quite nice overall, this is the true 1st edition and NOT the much later re-issue, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

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Swastika ----a Special X Thriller ---- Recalled Edition

By: Slade, Michael ( Pen Name for Jay and Rebecca Clarke )

Price: $19.73

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Penguin Canada, 2005, 1st Edition, First Printing ( Precedes the Onyx / NAL / New American Library [ US ] Edition ): 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 154243

ISBN: 0143053256

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


---------trade paperback, Near Fine, unread, no hardcover edition, this is the true 1st edition, another Special X thriller mystery, the rarest of all the Michael Slade books. ----- When Penguin started the print run for this, they did not realize that there was a major error in their production. 12 full pages of text were duplicated within the book. Nothing was omitted from the book, just duplicated. The promotional tour for this book had just started when the error was discovered. Penguin decided to recall and pulp all of the flawed copies and rather than correcting the error, they simp... View more info

Image for Swastika ----a Special X Thriller ---- Recalled Edition

Swastika ----a Special X Thriller ---- Recalled Edition

By: Slade, Michael ( Pen Name for Jay and Rebecca Clarke )

Price: $19.73

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Penguin Canada, 2005, 1st Edition, First Printing ( Precedes the Onyx / NAL / New American Library [ US ] Edition ): 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 154244

ISBN: 0143053256

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


---------trade paperback, Near Fine, unread, no hardcover edition, this is the true 1st edition, another Special X thriller mystery, the rarest of all the Michael Slade books. ----- When Penguin started the print run for this, they did not realize that there was a major error in their production. 12 full pages of text were duplicated within the book. Nothing was omitted from the book, just duplicated. The promotional tour for this book had just started when the error was discovered. Penguin decided to recall and pulp all of the flawed copies and rather than correcting the error, they simp... View more info

Image for Headhunter -the First Special X Thriller / Novel  -by Michael Slade ( 1st Revised Edition / # 582 of 750 Signed and Numbered Copies )(aka Headhuner Reimagined )

Headhunter -the First Special X Thriller / Novel -by Michael Slade ( 1st Revised Edition / # 582 of 750 Signed and Numbered Copies )(aka Headhuner Reimagined )

By: Slade, Michael ( Pen Name for Jay and [later with Rebecca Clarke ] )

Price: $39.53

Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland, Baltimore, MD: Cemetery Dance, 2017, 1st Revised Edition, First Printing: 2017

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed (see description)

Seller ID: 164171

ISBN: 1587674149

Condition: New (see Description )


---------hardcover, a Fine example, in a Fine dustjacket, # 582 of 750 signed and numbered copies of this 1st revised edition, ---"HEADHUNTER Reimagined is an all-new telling of Michael Slade's first Special X thriller (published in 1984) about the psycho-hunters of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. --The Headhunter is loose on the streets of Vancouver. The psycho's victims are everywhere - floating in the Fraser River, buried in a shallow grave, nailed to a totem pole on the university campus. All are women. All are headless. Then the taunting photographs arrive. Carefully posed shots of... View more info

Image for Swastika ----a Special X Thriller -----a Signed Copy

Swastika ----a Special X Thriller -----a Signed Copy

By: Slade, Michael (signed)( Pen Name for Jay and Rebecca Clarke )

Price: $19.73

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Penguin Canada, 2005, 1st Edition, 2nd Printing ( Precedes the Onyx / NAL / New American Library [ US ] Edition ): 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 154241

ISBN: 0143053256

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


---------trade paperback, Near Fine, unread, no hardcover edition, the Penguin edition precedes the American ONYX / NAL edition, another Special X thriller mystery, signed by Slade on the title page, --- When Penguin started the print run for this, they did not realize that there was a major error in their production. 12 full pages of text were duplicated within the book. Nothing was omitted from the book, just duplicated. The promotional tour for this book had just started when the error was discovered. Penguin decided to recall and pulp all of the flawed copies and rather than correctin... View more info

Image for Swastika ----a Special X Thriller -----a Signed Copy

Swastika ----a Special X Thriller -----a Signed Copy

By: Slade, Michael (signed)( Pen Name for Jay and Rebecca Clarke )

Price: $19.73

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Penguin Canada, 2005, 1st Edition, 2nd Printing ( Precedes the Onyx / NAL / New American Library [ US ] Edition ): 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 154242

ISBN: 0143053256

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


---------trade paperback, Near Fine, unread, no hardcover edition, the Penguin edition precedes the American ONYX / NAL edition, another Special X thriller mystery, signed by Slade on the title page, --- When Penguin started the print run for this, they did not realize that there was a major error in their production. 12 full pages of text were duplicated within the book. Nothing was omitted from the book, just duplicated. The promotional tour for this book had just started when the error was discovered. Penguin decided to recall and pulp all of the flawed copies and rather than correcting... View more info

Image for Precious and Grace:  The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Book 17 -by Alexander McCall Smith ( Volume Seventeen )

Precious and Grace: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Book 17 -by Alexander McCall Smith ( Volume Seventeen )

By: Smith, Alexander McCall

Price: $18.41

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Knopf Canada, 2016, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2016

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 159188

ISBN: 0345811917

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, read carefully by me and my lifemate---now it's your turn, lots of fun as usual and of course, quite delightful if you can ignore just how annoying Mma Makutsi is becoming ( Oh, I guess she's not that bad ---but that Violet Sephotho !!), any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for The Web of Deceit -by C Alfred Smith ( Rex Crane Private Investigator Mystery )

The Web of Deceit -by C Alfred Smith ( Rex Crane Private Investigator Mystery )

By: Smith, C ( Chester ) Alfred

Price: $32.93

Publisher: New York, NY, N.Y. / New York: Comet Press Books / A Milestone Book, 1957, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 162745

Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)


-----------hardcover, a near Fine example, in an attractive Good dustjacket, light edge wear, soiling and age toning to the predominately white and black rear panel any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo ///NOT SIGNED/// View more info

Image for The Secret of Shoreswood Hall, Being a Reprint from the Reminiscences of John H Watson, MD -by D O Smith - a Signed Copy ( Sherlock Holmes )

The Secret of Shoreswood Hall, Being a Reprint from the Reminiscences of John H Watson, MD -by D O Smith - a Signed Copy ( Sherlock Holmes )

By: Smith, D O (signed) ( Denis O ) ( Arthur Conan Doyle related)( Dr John A Watson / Sherlock Holmes )

Price: $36.89

Publisher: England, Buchinghamshire, UK: Diogenes Publications, 1985, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 163216

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


-----------softcover, about 6w x 8.25h inches, a Near Fine example, signed by the author, former owner's bookplate on the verso of the front cover, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo ///SIGNED -GUARANTEED to be AVAILABLE /// View more info

Fishes of Bermuda: History, Zoogeography, Annotated Checklist, and Identification Keys / American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists Special Publication No. 4

By: Smith-Vaniz, William F; Bruce B Collette; Brian E Luckhurst / American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists Special Publication No. 4

Price: $65.93

Publisher: Lawrence, Kansas, Lawrence, KS: Allen Press Inc / / American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists Special Publication No. 4, 1999, 1st edition, First Printing: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 155825

ISBN: 1891276093

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hard cover, about 8.75 x 11.25 inches, a near Fine copy, front blank endpaper has been removed, 424 pages, colour and b&w illustrations, charts, etc., ---"Contains summaries of the geological history, geography, and marine environment of Bermuda, identification keys, synonymies, and extralimital ranges for most of the 433 species known from Bermuda as adults and an additional 13 species recorded only as juveniles. Eighty-five species are added to the known Bermuda ichthyofauna, and 55 previously reported species are shown to be based on misidentifications, unsuccessful introduct... View more info

Image for Kiss Me Deadly - Advertisement in the Form of a Movie Poster for KISS ME DEADLY By Mickey Spillane, Starring Ralph Meeker

Kiss Me Deadly - Advertisement in the Form of a Movie Poster for KISS ME DEADLY By Mickey Spillane, Starring Ralph Meeker

By: Spillane, Mickey / United Artists Motion Pictures

Price: $22.37

Publisher: USA, USA: United Artists Related, 1955, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 158552

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


-----------magazine advertisement, magazine is unknown, a full page ad in the form of a movie poster for KISS ME DEADLY, about 9.25 x 12 inches, a Very Good+ example of a nice noir tough guy image, a couple of small chips, would look nice framed, , any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

The Confession -by Domenic Stansberry -a Signed Copy / Hard Case Crime Mystery Series

By: Stansberry, Domenic / Hard Case Mystery / Crime Series ( Charles Ardai, ed.)

Price: $26.33

Publisher: New York, NY, N.Y. / New York: Hard Case Crime Book ( Hardcase ), 2004, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 155648

ISBN: 0843953543

Condition: Fine (see description)


-----------paperback, a Fine copy, unread, signed by the author, any image directly beside this listing is the actual item and not a generic photo View more info

Image for Richard Stark's PARKER:  The Hunter -Adapted and Illustrated By Darwyn Cooke -# 039 of 200 Signed Limited Edition Copies ( Richard Stark - Graphic Novel )

Richard Stark's PARKER: The Hunter -Adapted and Illustrated By Darwyn Cooke -# 039 of 200 Signed Limited Edition Copies ( Richard Stark - Graphic Novel )

By: Stark, Richard ( Donald Westlake aka John B Allen, Curt Clark, Tucker Coe, Timothy J Culver, J Morgan Cunningham, Samuel Holt, Sheldon Lord, Alan Marshall, Allan Marshall, Andrew Shaw , Edwin West ) Adapted and Illustrated By Darwyn Cooke (signed)

Price: $164.93

Publisher: San Diego, California, San Diego, CA: IDW Oublishing, 2009,, 1st edition, First Printing: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed (see description)

Seller ID: 162675

ISBN: 1600104932

Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)


----------hardcover, about 6.25w x 9.25h inches, a near Fine example, in a Near Fine dustjacket, signed by Darwyn Cooke on a DC designed bookplate, #39 of 200 such copies, ---"The Hunter, the first book in the Parker series, is the story of a man who hits New York head-on like a shotgun blast to the chest. Betrayed by the woman he loved and double-crossed by his partner in crime, Parker makes his way cross-country with only one thought burning in his mind - to coldly exact his revenge and reclaim what was taken from him!"---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book an... View more info

Image for The Split ---a Parker Novel  (aka:  The Seventh ) ( 7th )

The Split ---a Parker Novel (aka: The Seventh ) ( 7th )

By: Stark, Richard (aka Donald Westlake )

Price: $11.81

Publisher: London, England, London, UK: Alison and Busby, 1985, 1st UK edition, First Printing: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 145624

ISBN: 085031609X

Condition: Good (see description)


----------hardcover, a solid Good ex library copy in an attractive Very Good price clipped dustjacket, usual library stamps and marks, library sticker on spine of jacket, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for The Man Who Tried to Get Away ---a Signed Copy

The Man Who Tried to Get Away ---a Signed Copy

By: Stephens, Reed (pseudonym of Stephen R Donaldson) (signed)

Price: $98.93

Publisher: New York, NY, N.Y. / New York: Ballantine, 1990, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 151928

ISBN: 0345363574

Condition: Very Good (see description)


----------trade paperback, Very Good, faint short stressmarks on front cover and faint stress crease spine, signed by Donaldson on the tilte page without inscription, signed as Donaldson and as Stephens, rarely encountered signed, a bit of age toning to paper, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for The Man Who Tried to Get Away ---a Signed Copy

The Man Who Tried to Get Away ---a Signed Copy

By: Stephens, Reed (pseudonym of Stephen R Donaldson) (signed)

Price: $98.93

Publisher: New York, NY, N.Y. / New York: Ballantine, 1990, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 151929

ISBN: 0345363574

Condition: Very Good (see description)


----------trade paperback, Very Good, faint short crease on front cover and faint stress lines on spine, signed by Donaldson on the tilte page without inscription, signed as Donaldson and as Stephens, rarely encountered signed, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for MacLean's Collector Edition:  James Bond 007: The 50th Anniversay of the Coolest Secret Agent of All Time -The Movies, Books, Women, Villains, Guns. Gadgets and More (interviews with Roger Moore, Daniel Craig )( Bond Girls, Movie Posters, Aston Martin )

MacLean's Collector Edition: James Bond 007: The 50th Anniversay of the Coolest Secret Agent of All Time -The Movies, Books, Women, Villains, Guns. Gadgets and More (interviews with Roger Moore, Daniel Craig )( Bond Girls, Movie Posters, Aston Martin )

By: Stevenson, Mark (ed.)( MacLean's Magazine - Brian Bethune; Leanne Delap; Mike Doherty; B D Johnson; Aaron Hutchins; Anne Kingston; Mika Rekai; Alexander Rose; Jaime J Weinman ( Ian Fleming related)

Price: $59.33

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON.: MacLean's Magazine / Rogers, 2011, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 159075

ISBN: 0888964625

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------softcover, about 8 x 10.5 inches, a near Fine copy, 98 pages, colour and b&w photos throughout, this contains: Bond in action-iconic shots through the years; 24 and Counting -evolution of the films; Bon Mots -memorable zingers; Roger Moore Q&A -the third Bond is a lover, not a killer; Bond on Bond -excerpt from Moore's autobiography; Gadgets - Bond's playthings; Bond Girls -the ladies who loved -and often died for - 007; Next generation fandom - What bond means to a young feminist; The Many Faces of Evil - criminal masterminds and arch-villains; Daniel Craig Q&A -the newest Bond de... View more info

Image for Devil's Portage / Harlequin # 414 ( RCMP / R C M P / Royal Canadian Mounted Police cover)

Devil's Portage / Harlequin # 414 ( RCMP / R C M P / Royal Canadian Mounted Police cover)

By: Stoddard, Charles

Price: $11.81

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Harlequin # 414, 1958, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 139423

Condition: Very Good (see description)


------------paperback, an attractive Very Good copy, small nick at spine tips, a bit of age toning to paper, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info