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New York: Random House, . Octavo, cloth backed boards. First edition. Mystery which concerns the likely death of a missing man. "In addition to characterizing all the principals, Millar brings the missing man to life for us, both by what the others say and by the skillful use of flashback. And when the end comes in a single, brilliant revelation, the reader is convinced that indeed beyond that point there are monsters." - Pronzini and Muller, 1001 Midnights, The Aficionado's Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction, pp. 575-576. Hubin, p. 573.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1949. Octavo, boards. First edition. "Equalling his best, Little Caesar, High Sierra, this is a sustained and relentless story of the planning and execution of a foolproof crime, the robbery of a jewelry store in a middle western city...And from the first premonitions to the first wrong moves, this follows through the aftermath of the crime, the dragnet and the chase which ended in death or capture... In its accuracy, its intensity, this is pretty hard to beat." - Kirkus review, 22 August, 1949. Basis for the classic film noir with Sterling Hayden, Sam Jaffe and Marilyn Monroe, directed by John Huston. Hubin, pp. 119-120. Selby, Dark City: The Film Noir, 17. Silver and Ward (eds.), Film Noir: An Encyclopedic Reference to the American Style (3rd edition), pp. 13-15. Johnson, The Dark Page II, p. 18.
Cleveland and New York: The World Publishing Company, . Octavo, boards. First edition. First publication of these five stories in a hardcover book. The stories appeared earlier (with five others) in FIVE MURDERERS (1944) and FIVE SINISTER CHARACTERS (1945), two paperbound books published by Avon. Bruccoli AA3.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1948. Octavo, jacket illustration by Hawkins, original gray cloth, front and spine stamped in green, fore edge uncut, bottom edge rough cut, top edge stained yellow. First edition. A novel of a young man's journey through life and love during the Depression and carrying through WW II and after. Cain considered this one of his best novels. Hubin, p. 125.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1952. Octavo, boards. First U. S. edition. First published in the U. K. in 1938. Set in the French Riviera before WW II. This edition includes a new footnote to the novel by Ambler. Filmed in 1944 as "Hotel Reserve." Hubin, p. 14.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939. Octavo, pp. [1-16] [1-2] 3-284 [285: blank] [286: printer notes], oringal green cloth, front and spine stamped in red, fore edge uncut, top edge stained red. First U. S. edition. Spy thriller set in Fascist Italy before the outbreak of WW II. Hubin, p. 14.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1956. Octavo, cloth backed boards. First U. S. edition. Issued in the U. K. as THE NIGHT-COMERS. Thriller set in a Southeast Asian city during a coup d'état. Hubin, p. 14.
New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, . Octavo, cloth. First U. S. edition. Novel of a wounded IRA man. Filmed in 1947 with James Mason, also released as Gang War. Filmed again in 1969 as The Lost Man with Sidney Poitier. Hubin, p. 348.
New York: The Viking Press, 1958. Octavo, cloth. First U. S. edition. Middle-aged Englishman who is a vacuum cleaner salesman in Havana becomes a British agent. Made into a film directed by Carol Reed with Alec Guiness. Hubin, p. 349.
New York: Simon & Schuster, . Octavo, original green cloth, spine stamped in gold. First edition. Collection of fifteen stories first published in the influential pulp magazine Black Mask from 1929-36, selected by the former editor. Includes stories by Dashiell Hammett, Raoul Whitfield, Raymond Chandler, Paul Cain, George Harmon Coxe and eleven others.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, . Octavo, cloth. First edition. A novel of the early days of WW II in Hawaii around the time of the Pearl Harbor attack.
[New York]: The Library of America, . Octavo, cloth. First edition of this collection. Collects DARK PASSAGE, NIGHTFALL, THE BURGLAR, THE MOON IN THE GUTTER, and STREET OF NO RETURN.
[New York]: The Library of America, . Octavo, cloth. First edition of this collection. Collects THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE by James M. Cain, THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON'T THEY? by Horace McCoy, THIEVES LIKE US by Edward Anderson, THE BIG CLOCK by Kenneth Fearing, NIGHTMARE ALLEY by William Lindsay Gresham and I MARRIED A DEAD MAN by Cornell Woolrich.
[New York]: The Library of America, . Octavo, cloth. First edition of this collection. Collects THE WAY SOME PEOPLE DIE, THE BARBAROUS COAST, THE DOOMSTERS and THE GALTON CASE.
[New York]: The Library of America, . Octavo, cloth. First edition of this collection. Collects THE KILLER INSIDE ME by Jim Thompson, THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY by Patricia Highsmith, PICK-UP by Charles Willeford, DOWN THERE by David Goodis and THE REAL COOL KILLERS by Chester Himes.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1962. Octavo, boards. First edition. Collects three 87th Precinct novelettes; The Empty Hours, "J" and Storm.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1960. Octavo, cloth backed boards. First edition. An 87th precinct novel. Hubin, p. 521.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1959. Octavo, boards. First combined (and first hardcover) edition. Omnibus volume collecting COP HATER, THE MUGGER and THE PUSHER, all first published as paperback originals.
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, . Octavo, pp. [1-6] [1-3] 4-307 [308-312: ads] [313-314: blank], original red cloth, front and spine stamped in black, yellow end papers, top edge stained black. First U. S. edition.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1941. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-xlviii [xlix-xlx] 1-276  [278: blank], jacket painting by Rockwell Kent, original light green flecked cloth, front and spine stamped in dark green and red, top edge stained orange, fore and bottom edges rough cut. First U. S. edition. Published in the U. K. as SICK HEART RIVER (1941). The last adventure of Sir Edward Leithen, who leaves London and comes to America to search for a missing banker. The trail leads to Canada and the Artic Circle. Long introduction by Howard Swiggett of which Kirkus Review writes - "...a tribute to Buchan's contribution to literature, an analysis of the stories and their sources, and enough outline of character and plots to give the reader, newcomes to Buchan's work, not only thorough comprehension of Mountain Meadow, but the urge to go back to the earlier books." Hubin, p. 114.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1976. Octavo, cloth. First edition. A novel of a love-hate relationship between a hard nosed Marine officer and his son. Set before major involvement in Viet-Nam, Santini is a warrior without a war. Filmed in 1979 with Robert Duvall in the title role.
[New York]: Random House, . Octavo, cloth. First edition. The author's first novel. Set during the early days of the Viet-Nam conflict at Clark Air Base in the Philippines with later action in Viet-Nam. "...is the compelling study of gratuitous violence in men-and how it is unleashed by the frustrations of military life. It is a story of bars, brawls and brothels-and I don't know of any writer who has done better..." - David Dempsey, The New York Times 16 November, 1969.
New York, Hagerstown, San Francisco, London: Harper & Row, Publishers, . Octavo, cloth backed boards. First edition. Essential Viet-Nam War novel which follows a Marine recruit through basic training and into combat at the seige of Khe Sanh. Basis for the film "Full Metal Jacket" directed by Stanley Kubrick from a script by Michael Herr and Hasford.