Mystery & Detective Fiction

A Stab In The Dark
BLOCK, Lawrence

A Stab In The Dark

New York: Arbor House, (1981)
$725.

Extremely Fine First Edition in equally Fine dust jacket of the noted author’s fourth Matthew Scudder detective thriller, a riveting quest for a psycho-killer. An obviously unread copy, its only shortcoming being a previous…

The Da Vinci Code
BROWN, Dan

The Da Vinci Code

NY: Doubleday, (2003)
$3,750.

First Edition, First State (with all relevant points) of this publishing phenomenon, the international bestseller, and basis for the critically successful (and hugely profitable) Ron Howard/Tom Hanks film collaboration. This copy is As New…

Iron Man
BURNETT, W.R.

Iron Man

NY: Dial Press (1930)
$2,250.00

A remarkably very near Fine First Edition in like dust jacket of this bestselling, highly acclaimed period novel of boxing, love and loyalty by the award-winning author of Little Caesar.  This singular copy made infinitely more…

The Postman Always Rings Twice
CAIN, James M.

The Postman Always Rings Twice [Sold]

NY: Knopf, (1934)
$15,500.

First Edition, First State of this classic hardboiled title deemed by many the prototype for film noir. The book was an enormous success, bursting onto the scene to rousing critical and commercial success. Source…

In Cold Blood
CAPOTE, Truman

In Cold Blood [Sold]

NY: Random House, (1966)
$2,500.00

First Edition of this landmark ‘non-fiction’ novel, the first of its kind and an acknowledged classic. Basis for the celebrated Richard Brooks film starring Scott Wilson and Robert Blake, this is a Fine copy…

CHABON, Michael

The Mysteries of Pittsburgh

NY: William Morrow & Co., (1988)
$350.

Fine First Edition in Fine price-clipped dust jacket of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author’s first book, a novel cited by several critics as reminiscent of, and worthy to stand beside, Catcher in the Rye and On the…

The Big Sleep
CHANDLER, Raymond

The Big Sleep

NY: Knopf, (1939)
$20,000.

First Edition of Chandler’s classic debut novel, a Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone and a modern highspot of iconic reputation. Basis, of course, for two film adaptations, the primary one the stellar Howard Hawks 1946 production with…

CHANDLER, Raymond

The Big Sleep [Sold]

NY: Knopf, (1939)
$9,500.

First Edition of Chandler’s classic debut novel, a Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone and a modern highspot of iconic reputation. Basis, of course, for two film adaptations, the primary one the stellar Howard Hawks 1946 production with…

Post-Mortem
CORNWELL, Patricia Daniels

Post-Mortem

NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1990)
$1,200.

Pristine, absolutely As New First Edition of the author’s landmark first novel, the enormous critical success which introduces Dr. Kay Scarpetta. A true collector’s copy of an important mystery debut.

Body of Evidence
CORNWELL, Patricia Daniels

Body of Evidence

NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1991)
$180

Fine First Edition in equally Fine dust jacket of Cornwell’s second Kay Scarpetta mystery, a tight, obviously unread copy, scarce thus. Following the enormous success of the author’s debut mystery,Postmortem, First Editions in collectible…

All That Remains
cORNWELL, Patricia Daniels

All That Remains

nY: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1992)
$130

Fine First Edition in equally Fine dust jacket of only the third Dr. Kay Scarpetta novel (following the blockbuster Postmortem and the equally well-received Body of Evidence. First Editions of these early ones have become quite difficult to…

CRICHTON, Michael

The Lost World: Jurassic Park

NY: Knopf, (1995)
$9,500.

As New, unread First Edition in dust jacket of the bestselling novel, basis for Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster film, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, the very first sequel to Jurassic Park and the movie which…

One to Count Cadence
CRUMLEY, James

One to Count Cadence

NY: Random House, (1969)
$850.

First Edition of the noted author’s debut novel, a smashing critical and popular success, and a work called by John Clellon Holmes, The best first novel I have read in years. Scarce for this title,…

The Valley of Fear
DOYLE, Arthur Conan

The Valley of Fear

NY: George H. Doran, [1914]
$750.

Lovely True First Edition of this classic title, published months before the British publication. Lacking the extremely scarce dust jacket, this is certainly a near fine, highly presentable copy with but minor surface fading…

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (with) The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
DOYLE, Arthur Conan

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (with) The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

London: George Newnes, Limited, (1892 & 1894)
$10,500. the pair

Very Near Fine First Editions of these two Sherlock Holmes highspots.  Gilt titles on each front board nice and bright, much fresher than usual.  Internally each copy also infinitely nicer than other copies we…