Saturday, October 13, 2018

Hoosier Hills Book Sale 2018

Just as I do every year, I headed out to the Hoosier Hills Book Sale early in the morning on October 4th, armed with a humongous spreadsheet and a rolling shopping bag, to see what treasures I could find to bring home. I was hoping to get closer to my recording-breaking 103 books of two years ago, but I wound up just over last year's total of 55 with a two-day haul of 59 books. With more modern mysteries and modern reprints of classics than usual. And it's not just the community book fair that's been low on supply lately. For the second year in a row, I've come home from the Friends of Library clearance sales (both spring and fall) with nothing. Nada. Zilch. Somebody needs to start donating masses of vintage mysteries again....

But let's see what I did bring home...

Day One
Only Yesterday [nonfiction] by Frederick Lews Allen [1946 Bantam #27]
Mystery Mile by Margery Allingham [1963 MacFadden Books]
Judgment on Delchev by Eric Ambler [1952 Pocket Books #887]
Fair Maids Missing by Pierre Audemars [1964 Curtis Books]
The Avenging Chance by Anthony Berkeley [2015 Crippen & Landru reprint]
Top Storey by Anthony Berkeley [1990 Chivers Press reprint]
Trixie Belden & the Mystery Off Glen Road by Julie Campbell [1956 cameo edition]
It Walks by Night by John Dickson Carr [1986 Zebra Books]
The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie [1960 New Dell pock size]
Corpse de Ballet by Lucy Cores [2009 Rue Morgue Press reprint]
The Creepers by John Creasey [1962 Lancer Books]
Murder, London-South Africa by John Creasey [1967 Berkley Medallion]
Murder Makes Haste by John Creasey [1971 Lancer Books]
Parcels for Inspector West by John Creasey [1973 Pan Books]
So Young, So Cold, So Fair by John Creasey [1958 Dell pocket size]
The Hog's Back Mystery by Freeman Wills Crofts [2015 British Library Crime Classics reprint]
Death & the Mad Heroine by S. F. X. Dean [1985 first edition]
The Sleeping Tiger by D. M. Devine [2013 reprint]
She Died a Lady by Carter Dickson [1987 Zebra Books]
Do Not Fold, Spindle, or Mutilate by Doris Miles Disney [1972 Berkley Medallion]
Tales of Terror & Mystery by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1979 Penguin]
The Markenmore Mystery by J. S. Fletcher [1923 Herbert Jenkins Ltd]
Murder in Baker Street: New Tales of Sherlock Holmes by Martin H. Greenberg, Jon Lellenberg, & Daniel Stashower (eds) [2001]
The Confidential Agent by Graham Greene [1952 Bantam #971]
Marked for Murder by Brett Halliday [1959 Dell pocket size]
Murder in the Stacks by Marion Boyd Havinghurst [1989 reprint]
Stop Press by Michael Innes [2001 reprint]
Sherlock Holmes: The Hidden Years by Michael Kurland (ed) [2006]
The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang [1924 David McKay Company]
Murder at the 42nd Street Library by Con Lehane [2016 first edition]
Encounters of Sherlock Holmes by George Mann (ed) [2013 first edition]
Gideon's Week by J. J. Marric [1964 Hodder & Stoughton]
The Puzzle of the Pepper Tree by Stuart Palmer [1933 Crime Club edition]
Murder in the Museum by John Rowland [2016 British Library Crime Classics reprint]
Black Orchids by Rex Stout [1966 Pyramid Books]
The Mountain Cat Murders by Rex Stout [1964 New Dell pocket size]
The President Vanishes by Rex Stout [1967 Pyramid Books]
Three for the Chair by Rex Stout [1957 Viking Press Book Club Edition]
Best Dr. Poggioli Detective Stories by T. S. Stribling [1975 Dover reprint]
Murder at Vassar by Elizabeth Atwood Taylor [1988]
The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey [1967 Dell pocket size]
The Secret Files of Sherlock Holmes by June Thomson [1990 first edition]
The Barrakee Mystery by Arthur W. Upfield [1969 Pan Books]
Boney & the Black Virgin by Arthur W. Upfield [1973 Pan Books]
Death of a Lake by Arthur W. Upfield [1971 Pan Books]
The Lake Frome Monster by Arthur W. Upfield [1970 Pan Books]
The Will of the Tribe by Arthur W. Upfield [1964 Berkley Medallion]

Day Two
The Gift Shop by Charlotte Armstrong [1968 Fawcett Crest first edition]
Hang the Little Man by John Creasey [1972 Lancer Books]
So Young to Burn by John Creasey [1969 Berkley Medallion]
Alive & Screaming (as by) Alfred Hitchcock [1980]
The Pride of the Peacock by Victoria Holt [1976]
A Murder of Quality by John le CarrĂ© [1964 Signet]
Malice Domestic by Anne Perry (ed) [1997]
A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1964 Dell pocket size]
The Busy Body by Donald Westlake [1971 Ballantine]
Seven Tears for Apollo by Phyllis A Whitney [1964 Fawcett Crest]
All Hallows' Evil by Valerie Wolzien [1980]


Kate said...

That's still an impressive haul in my books. I don't think I've bought more than 10 books in one go before and it has been many a while since I've managed that.

Bev Hankins said...

Well...yes. I can't say that 59 books is meager. My particular disappointment is with the lack of pocket-size books (like the Ambler towards the top). I love those and have found more in years past.