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Everyone loves a good mystery novel, and Biblio is proud to present a large collection of antique and rare collectible mystery books and novels in the Biblio Rare Book Room. There are hard to find first editions of beloved mystery novels, and there are some incredible multi-volume and multi-book sets from you favorite mystery novels. If you are passionate about mystery books and mystery novels, be sure to peruse the rare collectible mystery books featured below in the Biblio Rare Book Room.



THE BIG SLEEP by CHANDLER, RAYMOND

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939., 1939. First edition. First edition. Author's first book. Fine, bright square copy with top edge dark blue and un-faded in dust jacket with a tiny (1/8") closed tear to top edge of rear panel and a tiny (1/8"…

From BUCKINGHAM BOOKS

$22500.00


FER-DE-LANCE. A NERO WOLFE MYSTERY by STOUT, REX

New York: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc., Publishers, [1934]., 1934. First edition. First edition. Introduces Nero Wolfe. Fine in a fine, professionally restored dust jacket, lightly faded on the spine. Introduces Nero Wolfe, the brilliant, idiosyncratic, a…

From BUCKINGHAM BOOKS

$22500.00


You Play the Black and the Red Comes Up by HALLAS, Richard (pseudonym of Eric Knight)

New York: McBride, 1938. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. First edition. Minute bumps to the crown and foot else fine in a lovely, about fine example of the scarce dustwrapper with a few rubbed spots and slight loss at the spinal extremities (affecting a…

From Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA

$17500.00


Thunderball by FLEMING, IAN

London: Jonathan Cape, 1961. First Edition. Near fine in dust jacket. Presentation copy; inscribed by the author, “To Jonathan Miller from the Author.” Fleming, an antiquarian book collector himself, was clearly very much aware of old conventions sli…

From Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.

$17500.00


[Manuscript]: One Lonely Night by SPILLANE, Mickey

Unbound. Near Fine. Original manuscript of the fourth Mike Hammer novel. 253 typed pages printed rectos only, with 246 pages of text (paged 1-240), with six additional pages inserted, plus seven pages of preliminary matter. Spillane's deletions are …

From Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA

$15000.00


THE DARK TUNNEL. by MILLAR, KENNETH

New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1944., 1944. First edition. First edition. 8vo. Author's first book. Fine in fine dust jacket with some minor internal restoration by a professional conservator. A beautiful copy of this scarce wartime book in an e…

From BUCKINGHAM BOOKS

$10000.00


The Maltese Falcon by Hammett,Dashiell

New York. Alfred A. Knopf. 1930. Extravagantly bound in full, gilt ruled ebony Morocco by Zahensdorf for Asprey of London. gilt-ruled spine compartments with gilt titles. Gilt-tooled raised bands, head and tailpieces. Extremely elaborate fleural turn-ins…

From Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB

$10000.00


The Lady in the Lake: A Philip Marlow Mystery. by CHANDLER, Raymond

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1943. First edition / First printing. Green cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. No restoration, a remarkable copy. Chandler's fourth book. $2.00 Net Price present on front jacket flap.…

From Orpheus Books

$8500.00


IT WALKS BY NIGHT by CARR, JOHN DICKSON

New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1930., 1930. First edition. First edition. Publisher's "A-E" code on copyright page. Author's first novel. Former owner's neat inked name on the front pastedown sheet (completely covered b…

From BUCKINGHAM BOOKS

$7500.00


Leaves from the Note-Book of a New York Detective. The Private Record of J. B. by Williams, John Babbington (James Brampton)

NY: Dick & Fitzgerald (1865). 1st ed., 1865. 8vo. 186 pp. + [2] pp. ads. Original printed orange wrappers, with ads front verso and rear recto and verso. Seminal in the development of modern American detective fiction, John Brampton Williams' Leav…

From Thomas Dorn ABAA

$6000.00


In the Heat of the Night by Ball, John

New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1965 First printing of the stated first edition. Signed by John Ball directly on the title page, including a unique, pithy inscription from Ball, incorporating the most famous quote from the 1967 film that won five …

From Idler Fine Books

$6000.00


THE ADVENTURES OF ROMNEY PRINGLE by ASHDOWN, CLIFFORD (R. AUSTIN FREEMAN & DR. JOHN JAMES PITCAIRN)

LONDON: WARD, LOCK, AND CO. LTD. VERY GOOD WITHOUT D.J.. PUB 1902. FIRST EDITION. HARDCOVER. ISBN: PRINGLE WAS KIND OF A GENTLEMAN THIEF. THIS IS THE QUEEN'S QUORUM TITLE (# 30) OF LEGENDARY RARITY WHICHQUEEN HIMSELF OPINES WAS "DESTINED TO BECOME THE RAR…

From JOHN LUTSCHAK BOOKS

$5850.00


Laura by Caspary, Vera

New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1943. Ex-Library. Good. Hardcover. Signed Note by Author. First Edition. 1943 Houghton Mifflin TRUE FIRST EDITION of this Ultra-SCARCE classic! This is a more than decent but flawed copy and in Good/VG condition. Most important…

From Bren-Books.com

$5200.00


The Glass Key by HAMMETT, Dashiell

London: Alfred A. Knopf, 1931. Hardcover. Near Fine. First edition, preceding the American edition, and first issue, with the Knopf imprint (later issues have the Cassell imprint). Attractive engraved bookplate on the front pastedown, slightly cocked, a…

From Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA

$4500.00


SUICIDE EXCEPTED by HARE, CYRIL

London: Faber & Faber Limited, [1939], 1939. First edition. First edition. Pseudonym of Alfred Alexander Gordon Clark. Author's third book. Original black cloth with titles stamped in gold gilt on the spine. A lovely fine, clean and square copy i…

From BUCKINGHAM BOOKS

$4500.00


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