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The Wonderful Scheme of Mr. Christopher Thorne TPB By Harry Stephen Keeler
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Trade paperback. A third solution to the infamous Marceau Murder Case is revealed in this 1935 classic. This is considered to be Book Three in the Marceau series.
Death's Mannikins TPB By Max Afford
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Trade paperback. A 1937 classic from Australia's Max Afford (1906-1954) about a country manor where every member of the family has a mannikin that looks like him. When one turns up, the person dies,... More > horribly.< Less
The White Owl TPB By Edmund Snell
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“The White Owl,” by Edmund Snell, quivers with the literary hocus pocus that affords mental relief in a materialistic age. Two adventurers, searching for an Aztec temple containing a... More > deity, which flourished before the Spanish conquistadores overran Mexico, find it, and on opening the covering of a shaft one of them is carried down into its fathomless depths by a huge white owl. There appears to the survivor a girl, Naia, who tells him that his friend will reappear after twenty moons. The White Owl having been released, the hatred of the Aztecs for their Spanish oppressors is renewed, and a series of murders of Spaniards in various places in Europe follows, the White Owl with hideous green eyes continually appearing when the mysterious influences are at work. The vanished explorer and the girl Naia are always the instruments.< Less
The Green Toad TPB By Walter S. Masterman
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Trade paperback. It was not a good day for Inspector Jackson. He spotted an illegally parked car and when he told the driver to move on, the man's head fell off! Then he identified the car and the... More > body as belonging to George Barran, wealthy landowner, and with fingerprint evidence proved that the body somehow murdered itself. But he was really surprised when George Barran, alive and angry, showed up at the police station later that afternoon complaining about being bothered by the police. And the Inspector hasn't even been to the Barran estate yet, where he will find a huge green toad.< Less
The Mystery of the Fiddling Cracksman TPB By Harry Stephen Keeler
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Trade paperback. Keeler wrote this juggernaut of odd plotting in 1933 and it's considered one of his nuttiest. Why does a yegg (safe-cracker) break into houses and play his fiddle?
The Voice of the Seven Sparrows TPB By Harry Stephen Keeler
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Trade paperback. One of Harry Stephen Keeler's earliest works, it was written in 1922 and first published in 1928. This edition contains the webwork diagram for the book, designed by Keeler, as an... More > afterword.< Less
The White Cat TPB By Gelett Burgess
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Trade paperback. This is the second title in the Surinam Turtle imprint by Richard A. Lupoff. This remarkable novel, featuring architect Chester Castle and the beautiful but deeply troubled Joy... More > Fielding, was first published in 1907. In its examination of the dissociative identity or “multiple personality” theme it was far ahead of its time. Readers familiar with the literature will recognize the case of Sally Beauchamp, as recorded by psychiatrist Morton Prince, as the model for Gelett Burgess’s courageous heroine. There is an introduction by Richard A. Lupoff and illustrations by Will Grefé.< Less
The Organ Reader A4 By Howard J. Pearlstein, Richard A. Lupoff
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Trade paperback coffee-table sized book. This huge thing is a compilation of the very best from the 1971 underground newspaper from San Francisco, THE ORGAN. Over 300 pages of subversive text and... More > pictures that personify the Berkeley of 1971.< Less
The Bishop's Sword TPB By Norman Berrow
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Trade paperback. This 1948 'impossible' crime thriller by New Zealander Norman Berrow features a sword stolen from inside a hermetically sealed case. A Detective-Inspector Lancelot Carolus Smith... More > mystery. Berrow 1948< Less
The Border Line TPB By Walter S. Masterman
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Trade paperback. Very strange things are going on at Cold Stairs, the country manor home of the Harman family. Is the true horror behind Cold Stairs a supernatural force, or something altogether more... More > sinister? Scotland Yard detective Dick Selden must pit every ounce of his skill, and a healthy dose of intuition, into solving a mystery which began a generation before.... This sixth book under the Dancing Tuatara Press imprint was written in 1937 and has an introduction by John Pelan.< Less