Friday, May 17, 2013

Vacation Book Binge

So....the hubby and I went on a short Route 66 jaunt this week.  We covered nearly all of the Route in Illinois (from Joliet south) and made stops for book-buying along the way.  That sweet little bookshop in Virden, IL had another stash of pocket-size editions for me to rummage through so over half of my haul helped me feed that little addiction.  Unfortunately, no map back editions worth having this time--there was one, but it was terribly beat up.  Here's the round-up of books bought with a sampling of some of the awesome covers:

Three's a Crowd by Doris Miles Disney (first paperback edition)
High Marks for Murder by Rebecca Kent (historical academic mystery #1 in series)
Finished Off by Rebecca Kent (historical academic mystery #2 in series)
The Dante Game by Jane Langton (academic mystery)
The Crimson Circle by Edgar Wallace (first edition hardback)
The Siamese Twin Mystery by Ellery Queen (first edition hardback)
The Master of Mysteries: Being an Account of the Problems Solved by Astro, Seer of Secrets, and His Love Affair with Valeska Wynne His Assistant by Gelett Burgess (short story collection written as "Anonymous"; First edition hardback)
Cold Poison by Stuart Palmer (first edition hardback w/dustjacket)
 Verdict of Twelve by Raymond Postgate (first Pocket Book edition)
The Case of the Substitute Face by Erle Stanley Gardner (first Pocket Book edition)
The Nine Waxed Faces by Francis Beeding (Fine copy of Popular Library pocket-size edition)
Towards Zero by Agatha Christie (3rd printing Pocket Book edition)
The Bigger They Come by A. A. Fair [Gardner] (2nd printing Pocket Book edition)
The Poisoned Chocolates Case by Anthony Berkeley (Fine 2nd printing Pocket Book Edition)
The Lost Gallows by John Dickson Carr (2nd printing Pocket Book edition)
Lay That Pistol Down by Richard Powell (near fine 1st Bantam pocket-size edition)
3 Doors to Death by Rex Stout (fine Dell pocket-size edition)
Seven Footprints to Satan by A. Merritt [Alexander Grace Merritt] (First Avon pocket size)
The Darker the Night by Herbert Brean (2nd printing Pocket Book edition)
The Plague Court Murders by Carter Dickson [Carr] (Avon pocket-size edition)

Science Fiction
Dangerous Visions #3 by Harlan Ellison, ed (I have the first two collections.  Had no idea that there was a third. Love Ellison and his story choices.)
Triumph by Philip Wylie (first paperback edition)
Star Wrek III: Time Warped by Leah Rewolinski (just because I love Star Trek & a good parody)


Peggy Arthurs said...

you lucky, lucky dog is all I can say!

TracyK said...

I am jealous, very jealous. Some lovely sounding books there. I have that copy of 3 Doors to Death. Looking forward to reviews of all of them.

neer said...

You lucky lucky girl.

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Some great books here, particularly the one by Gardner's A.A. Fair that rekindled memories. I haven't seen one in years.

J F Norris said...

Great batch of books, Bev. I like those Rudolph Belarski covers on the Popular Library paperbacks. I just posted an overdue Jacket Required update that includes nearly everything I bought for the past two months. Only thing I left off were all the paperbacks.