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DESIRABLE ITEMS FOR DISCRIMINATING COLLECTORS OF ADVENTURE, MYSTERY AND MELODRAMA.  ALL PRICES INCLUDE THE COST OF SHIPPING (USPS) AND HANDLING. VINTAGE ITEMS ARE SOLD AS IS; ALL SALES ARE FINAL! NEW LISTINGS WILL BE ADDED FREQUENTLY, SO COME BACK OFTEN!


FIVE SINISTER CHARACTERS, Raymond Chandler, Avon 1st edition

This digest-sized pulp, Number 28 in Avon’s “Murder Mystery Monthly” series, reprints five classic Chandler tales written for Dime Detective: “Trouble Is My Business,” “Red Wind,” “Pearls Are a Nuisance,” “I’ll Be Waiting,” and “The King in Yellow.” This was the first book-length collection of stories from this phase in Chandler’s distinguished career. While a […]

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Wooda Nick Carr, THE OTHER DETECTIVE PULP HEROES, O.O.P. reference

Chicago: Tattered Pages Press, 1992. Chapbook-size trade paperback. First edition. Nick Carr compiles thumbnail studies and bibliographies for 40 pulp-paper sleuths. They include such well-known characters as Carroll John Daly’s Satan Hall, Robert Leslie Bellem’s Dan Turner, and Erle Stanley Gardner’s Ed Jenkins. But the majority are second- and third-tier characters like Ted Tinsley’s Major […]

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Ellery Queen, CALAMITY TOWN, 1st edition in DJ

Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1942. Octavo, cloth in dust jacket. Stated first edition. Arguably the best Ellery Queen book, a Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone title and a fixture on many lists of Best Mystery Novels. The first of Queen’s “Wrightsville” stories, which show the Great Detective in a more relaxed, humanistic light. Condition: Near Fine in […]

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Martin Grams and Terry Salomonson, THE GREEN HORNET

Churchville, MD: OTR Publishing LLC, 2010. Octavo, trade paperback. First edition. Full title is The Green Hornet: A History of Radio, Motion Pictures, Comics, and Television. That tells you pretty much everything you need to know about this 802-page tome, an exhaustively researched work that is (and likely always will be) the last word on […]

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Edgar Rice Burroughs, TARZAN OF THE APES: THE FIRST THREE NOVELS, new

New York: Fall River Press, 2015.  Large octavo, boards in dust jacket. Reprint published for Barnes & Noble. Collects ERB’s Tarzan of the Apes, The Return of Tarzan, and The Beasts of Tarzan in a jumbo 768-page edition. As New, unread copy. You can have this for less — considerably less — than it would […]

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Vintage Movie Script: THE TERRIBLE PEOPLE, 1928 serial based on Edgar Wallace novel

Here’s another one-of-a-kind item tied to a long-lost movie serial from the silent era. The Terrible People (1928 Pathé) adapted the Edgar Wallace mystery novel of the same title (but originally serialized in Detective Story Magazine as The Gallows Hand). George Arthur Gray’s script faithfully adapts the Wallace story but adds a grotesque mystery figure […]

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JUNGLE STORIES, Spring 1944

A very nice wartime sample of this popular Fiction House title, with the near-obligatory GGA cover (painted, as most of them were, by George Gross). Issues of Jungle are fairly uniform, beginning with the lead story in which Ki-Gor the Jungle Lord and his luscious lady Helene encounter a lost civilization ruled by an evil […]

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MASKED RIDER WESTERN, January 1944, scarce issue

This long-running Thrilling Group pulp survived the wartime paper shortages, but some mid-Forties issues are seen less frequently than others, and this is one of them. The Masked Rider novel, “The Devil’s Range,” is written by Donald Bayne Hobart. Condition: About Fine. Front cover has stress crack emanating from spine just both “Jan.” Spine is […]

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ADVENTURE, October 1940

Very strong issue, one of the last edited by Howard Bloomfield. Walter Baumhofer cover, excellent story lineup. Fairfax Downey’s “War Horse” covers the same ground — almost exactly — as the later novel made into a 2011 movie by Steven Spielberg. About Fine, very light handling wear. PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING AND HANDLING TO DOMESTIC BUYERS. INTERNATIONAL […]

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