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A Century of Noir: Thirty-Two Classic Crime Stories

By: Mickey Spillane, Max Allan Collins

Price: $115.00

Publisher: New York, New Amer Library: 2002

Inscription: Inscribed Mickey Spillane, Signed Max Collins

Seller ID: 15xx

ISBN: 0451205960

Condition: Near Fine


The trade paper edition is the only edition published. Shamus-winner Max Allan Collins and crime-novel king Mickey Spillane team up to co-edit A Century of Noir: Thirty-two Classic Crime Stories, a collection that includes tales by the aforementioned as well as by luminaries such as Chester Himes, James M. Cain, Donald E. Westlake, Sara Paretsky and Evan Hunter. This volume offers plenty of blood, booze and cigarette smoke in worlds populated by flinty men and fetching w... View more info

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Death In The Air

By: Christie, Agatha

Price: $600.00

Publisher: New York, Avon Books #379: 1951

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: rtm73

Condition: Very Good


Housed in handsome custom made lucite box. Signed by Agatha Christie. View more info

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The Big Kill

By: Mickey Spillane

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Signet Books #915: 1951

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed By Mickey Spillane

Seller ID: 30po

Condition: Fair


The rain clawed at the windows of the bar. Hammer was angry and wanted to be left alone. But when he sees a desperate guy abandon his kid in a bar just to step outside and get blown away, Hammer's mood switches from bad to worse. By the time he reaches the dead body, he knows he will have to pound his way through a world of thugs and wiseguys to find out how a reformed ex-con got desperate enough to die like that. What Hammer doesn't know is how a beautiful woman wil... View more info

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The Case of the Dubious Bridegroom

By: Gardner, Erle Stanley

Price: $150.00

Publisher: NY, Pocket Books Inc.: 1953

Inscription: Signed Erle Stanley Gardner

Seller ID: 10pba

Condition: Very Good


Perry returns to his office late one night and finds an attractive woman climbing into his balcony window. She claims to be Virginia Colfax, the secretary of Ed Garvin who has an office next door to Perry's. Ms. Colfax says that she climbed into Perry's office in order to escape from Garvin's hot tempered wife but Perry later learns that Garvin is married to two women. Garvin and second wife Lorrie are sent to Mexico by Perry until he can clear up the matter but when Gar... View more info

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The Case of the Sleepwalker's Niece

By: Gardner, Erle Stanley

Price: $150.00

Publisher: NY, Pocket Books Inc.: 1956

Inscription: Signed Erle Stanley Gardner

Seller ID: mv11

Condition: Very Good


A man's wife is divorcing him after he is caught sleep walking with a knife near her bed. When his stepbrother is found dead stabbed with the knife, he is charged with murder and is accused of using his sleepwalking as a cover-up. Adapted from the novel, and aired on CBS in 1957 on the Perry Mason TV series. View more info

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The Dragon Murder Case Signed

By: S. S. Van Dine

Price: $1,100.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribners Sons: 1933

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed By S. S. Van dine

Seller ID: 147vvy

Condition: Very Good


The Dragon Murder Case is a 1934 mystery film adaptation of the novel of the same name by S. S. Van Dine, starring Warren William as private detective Philo Vance; Warren William's first starring role. Directed by H. Bruce Humberstone for Warner Bros. Wonderful idea to give a party with people who dislike each other. Late at night everyone decides to go into the pool, except Stamm, who is drunk. Montague dives in as does Greeff and Leland, but only Greeff and Leland com... View more info

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The Long Wait

By: Mickey Spillane

Price: $275.00

Publisher: New York, Signet: 1952

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: hu30p

Condition: Good


Johnny McBride blows into Lyncastle on a mission of revenge. His best friend - a man who was his exact double - died in an accident trying to save Johnny's life. He left behind a letter revealing how he'd been framed and run out of Lyncastle, a ruined man, how he had been deprived of his money, his honor, and his girl. So Johnny sets out to get the mob who had double-crossed him. How he pulls off this dangerous, gutter-tough job and manages to hold on to his skin, makes... View more info