The Spymaster by E. OPPENHEIM on First Place Books
Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1938. First Canadian Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine / Very Good. A clean, bright and solid copy. The jacket spine states Little, Brown and Company but the title page and the book's spine state McClelland and Stewart. The jacket is not clipped and has a 2.00 price. The spine of the jacket is a shade faded and there is some wear to the head of the spine.
Dead or Alive (Frank Garrett #1)
Robin O'Hara never deserved his wife, Meg. He was unfaithful and involved in work that was just a little bit dangerous. When Meg reaches her limits and wants a divorce, Robin disappears and is presumed dead. Shortly after, Meg starts receiving messages that gives her the idea that Robin may not be dead after all. When former beau, Bill Coverdale, comes back to London he is intent on winning Meg for himself. He just has to deal with her fears about her missing husband, a crazy group of…
The Book of the Dead: Review
Mr. Howard Crenshaw travels east from California to wrap up the estate of an uncle. But while he is there the reclusive, friendless man is diagnosed with leukemia and passes on himself. The doctors at the hospital see nothing wrong with the lonely gentleman paying everything up front and getting his affairs in order well ahead of time. The only person interested in his affairs is Pike, a man of all work who acts as his companion/valet/light nurse until he can no longer avoid the hospital…
Forgotten Books: Flash Casey 519, Sam Spade 230 -or- "Silent Are the Dead" by George Harmon Coxe
Flash (short for Flashgun) Casey, tough-guy photographer for the Boston Express, was born in Black Mask in 1934, and went on to make more appearances in other media than any other graduate of the magazine, including the runner-up, Sam Spade. Here's the scorecard. Pulp magazine stories: Casey 21, plus two serialized novels. Spade appeared in one serialized novel. Slick magazine stories: Casey 0. Spade 3. Paperback collections: Casey 1. Spade 1. Hardcover novels: Casey 5 (plus one written…
The Silent Four by T. ARTHUR PLUMMER on First Place Books
London: Stanley Paul, 1947. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good / Very Good. The book is slightly cocked. The jacket some minor chipping to the top edge of the spine and the rear panel is slightly soiled.
Rolling Stone by PATRICIA WENTWORTH on First Place Books
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1940. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine / Very Good. A very attractive copy of a very scarce title. Very light edgewear to the jacket. The jacket is price-clipped.
Call The Yard! by HUGH CLEVELY on First Place Books
New York: The Crime Club, 1931 . First American edition. Hardcover. Very Good / Near Fine. Original black cloth, lettered and decorated in red. All edges red. Small previous owner signature and date on the front free endpaper. The dust jacket is particularly nice. All corners of the jacket are bevel cut with no price stated. A very good period mystery set in London, involving murder and the