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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.



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

$17,500.00


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.

$17,500.00


[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

$15,000.00


Farewell, My Lovely by CHANDLER, RAYMOND

New York: Knopf, 1940. First Edition; advance reading copy in wrappers. Haycraft-Queen cornerstone, and, in the opinion of many, his best book. Only minute wear; a fine copy with the review slip laid in. In a custom full morocco box. ...

From Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.

$12,500.00


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

$10,000.00


Dracula by Bram Stoker

(Sells with a handwritten, certified (L.W. Currey Inc.) two-page letter by author Bram Stoker to Victorian actor Sir Henry Irving (Stoker's inspiration for Count Dracula) signed by Bram Stoker. From the collection of Doctor Roger Anderson & Christian Jüs...

From Christian Jussen

$7,950.00


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

$6,000.00


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

$5,850.00


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

$5,200.00


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

$4,500.00


The Hound of the Baskervilles. Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes ( As Serialized , Complete Issues of The Strand Magazine, Vols. XXII and XXIII, Numbers 128-136, August 1901-April 1902); by Doyle, (Arthur) Conan

London: Strand Magazine, 1901. The true First Printing of the third and arguably best Sherlock Holmes mystery, one which had avid readers queuing up across England with the publication of every new issue. With numerous illustrations by Sidney Paget. Nine ...

From Dale Steffey Books

$4,000.00


JOHN THORNDYKE'S CASES RELATED BY CHRISTOPHER JERVIS, M. D. AND EDITED BY R. AUSTIN FREEMAN by FREEMAN, R. AUSTIN

LONDON: CHATTO & WINDUS. NEAR FINE WITHOUT D.J.. PUB 1909. FIRST EDITION. WITH 32 PAGE CATALOGUE DATED SEPT 1908 (908) AT THE BOTTOM OF PAGE 1 / QUEEN'S QUORUM TITLE NUMBER 42 . THIS IS VINCENT STARRETT'S COPY WITH HIS SIGNATURE ON THE HALF-TITLE, HIS...

From JOHN LUTSCHAK BOOKS

$3,000.00


A Time to Kill by Grisham, John

New York: Wynwood Press, 1989. First Edition. Good/Good. First edition, first printing. Signed by John Grisham in the year of publication, and inscribed to a former owner on the title page. Good. Lean to binding. Creasing to backstrip and rubbing to spi...

From Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

$3,000.00


The So Blue Marble by Hughes, Dorothy B

New York: Duell, Sloan, & Pearce, 1940. First Edition. Very Good/Good. First edition, first printing. Publisher's black cloth binding stamped in turquoise. Very Good with light fading at spine ends, two scrapes to top edge of textblock affecting...

From Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

$3,000.00


The Lady in the Lake by CHANDLER, Raymond

London and Melbourne: Hamish Hamilton, 1946. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. First Australian edition. Page edges browned, some offsetting from the jacket on the front board, else about fine in a very attractive, very good plus dustwrapper with a couple of s...

From Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA

$2,750.00


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