Saturday, May 2, 2015

Another Spring Book Fling

So the other branch of the local library had their spring book sale this weekend. And, naturally, I had to go. I didn't anticipate finding much--I generally find maybe one or two gems, so it makes it worthwhile. This year? Bonanza! I came home with 23 paperback books (nearly all vintage) for under $6.00! I managed to come home with one duplicate (into the prize box with that one), but overall a really good day. Two are titles that have been on the TBF (To Be Found) list for a very, very long time: Who Is the Next? by Henry Kitchell Webster and Body Blow by Kenneth Hopkins; eight are my beloved pocket size. And all look delightful.

Here's a run-down of the haul:
Corpse Diplomatique by Delano Ames
Say Yes to Murder by W. T. Ballard (Penguin pocket size!) 
The Gallant by Charity Blackstock
All for the Love of a Lady by Leslie Ford (Bantam pocket size)
Old Lover's Ghost by Ford
The Case of the Gilded Lily by Erle Stanley Gardner (pocket-size edition)
The Case of the Haunted Husband by Gardner (Pocket Books WWII edition)
The Case of the Lucky Legs by Gardner (Pocket Books WWII edition)
The Case of the Rolling Bones by Gardner (Pocket Books WWII edition)
Mr. Crook Lifts the Mask by Anthony Gilbert
The Curious Conspiracy & Other Crimes by Michael Gilbert
The Empty House by M. Gilbert
Bodies & Souls by Dann Herr & Joel Wells (eds) Dell pocket size with Christie, Chesterton & others
Body Blow by Kenneth Hopkins
Money from Holme by Michael Innes
Servant's Problem by Veronica Parker Johns (John over at Pretty Sinister Books first alerted me to this one)
The Hidden Wrath by Stella Phillips
Puzzle for Players by Patrick Quentin (Pocket Books WWII edition)
Too Many Clients by Rex Stout
Spring Harrowing by Phoebe Atwood Taylor
Who Is the Next by Henry Kitchell Webster
Danger Point by Patricia Wentworth

And the duplicate which will be appearing in the prize box:
The D.A. Holds a Candle by Erle Stanley Gardner

4 comments:

Cath said...

Brilliant haul! Thrilled for you.

Bev Hankins said...

Thanks, Cath! I was very pleased. Of course it does nothing for my efforts to get the TBR pile under control. :-)

bloodymurder said...

Very envious (especially the Delano Ames and Michael Gilbert). By the way, still no May review section for the Vintage Challenge (ahem)

Bev Hankins said...

Yikes! Sorry Sergio...got distracted by the books.