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More Than Human, written by Theodore Sturgeon and published by Farrar Straus & Giroux in New York in 1953, is a classic science fiction novel that explores the concept of human evolution and the potential of collective consciousness. This book club edition, numbered 2155 on the back of the dustjacket, spans 186 pages and is presented in a hardcover volume in fine condition, almost as good as new. The dustjacket shows minor tears along the top and a small spot from a price sticker in the top right corner.
With its thought-provoking plot and exploration of key themes such as identity, connection, and the nature of humanity, More Than Human is a must-read for fans of contemporary science fiction.
Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett is a thrilling historical fiction novel set during World War II. Published by Arbor House in New York in 1978, this first edition book club edition is a valuable addition to any collection. The story follows a German spy, known as “The Needle,” who becomes the target of a determined British intelligence agent. As the plot unfolds, the reader is taken on a suspenseful journey filled with espionage, romance, and the high stakes of war.
This 1978 Book Club Edition is brand new, mint condition (in a protective sleeve) is numbered on the back flip of the dust jacket (5394).
The House of the Deer, written by D. E. Stevenson, is a novel that was first published in 1971. The story is set in Scotland and follows the lives of the Ayrton family, who have lived in the same house for generations. The main character, Harriet Ayrton, inherits the house from her uncle and decides to move there with her husband and children. However, they soon discover that the house is in need of repairs and they struggle to make ends meet. As they work to restore the house, they also uncover secrets about their family’s past and must confront the challenges that come with it.
This vintage first edition of The House of the Deer features a blue cloth hardcover with white leaf-shaped ornamentation on the spine and cover, and red stamped lettering on the spine. While the book body is almost as good as new, there is some fading on the cover and a small stain on the top front cover. The dust jacket has wear around the edges and evidence of moisture/dampness on the outside of the back side. Inside the dust jacket, there are blue areas where the book cover has stained the dust jacket.
The House on the Cliff by D. E. Stevenson is a gripping mystery novel that follows the story of Emily Dennistoun, a young woman who inherits a house on the Scottish coast from her late cousin. Emily is excited to start a new chapter in her life, but soon discovers that the house holds dark secrets and a mysterious past. As she delves deeper into the history of the house and its former inhabitants, Emily uncovers a web of lies, deceit, and betrayal that threatens to destroy her newfound happiness.
This set of three first edition books by Robert Ludlum includes The Bourne Objective, The Ambler Warning, and The Bourne Supremacy.
The Bourne Objective is a new Jason Bourne novel written by Eric Van Lustbader and published in 2010. The book features a blue hardcover with gilt stamped lettering on the spine and a dust jacket. It is in very fine condition and is a first edition, first printing.
The Ambler Warning, published in 2005, is also a first edition, first printing. It features a dark cloth hardcover with gilt stamped lettering on the spine and a dust jacket. The book is in very fine condition.
The Bourne Supremacy, published in 1986, is a first Random House edition with a number line starting with 2. It features a dark cloth hardcover with “Robert Ludlum” impressed on the cover and gilt stamped lettering on the spine. The dust jacket has a chip/rip toward the bottom of the spine, but the book is still in fine to good condition.
China Lake by Anthony Hyde is a gripping thriller that follows the story of a photojournalist, John Wells, who stumbles upon a conspiracy involving the U.S. Navy and a top-secret military base in California’s Mojave Desert. As Wells delves deeper into the mystery, he uncovers a sinister plot involving mind control experiments and a dangerous cult. Along the way, he must confront his own past and the demons that haunt him.
Set against the backdrop of the Cold War and the Vietnam War, China Lake is a fast-paced and suspenseful novel that explores themes of power, corruption, and redemption. With its vivid descriptions of the California desert and its well-drawn characters, the book is a must-read for fans of the thriller genre.
You Only Live Twice by Ian Fleming is a classic James Bond novel that was published in 1964. This book club edition is a hardcover volume with lettering on the spine. The book has three stamps belonging to the Birmingham Area Seniors Coordinating Council in Michigan, and what appears to be three tiny bullet holes going through the front cover. Despite the bullet holes and stamps, the book is in fine condition with no other marks and tightly bound. The dust jacket is present but has moderate signs of wear.
The story follows James Bond as he travels to Japan to investigate the disappearance of a spacecraft and uncovers a sinister plot by the criminal organization SPECTRE.
The Killing Man is a crime fiction novel written by the renowned author, Mikey Spillane, under the pseudonym Mike Hammer. The story follows the protagonist, Mike Hammer, a private investigator, as he investigates a series of murders that seem to be linked to a notorious criminal organization. Along the way, Hammer encounters various obstacles and challenges, including corrupt law enforcement officials and dangerous criminals. As he delves deeper into the case, he uncovers a web of deceit and betrayal that threatens to unravel his investigation and put his life in danger.
The novel is a classic example of the hard-boiled detective genre, characterized by its gritty realism, tough-talking protagonists, and intricate plots. Spillane’s writing style is fast-paced and action-packed, with vivid descriptions of violence and suspenseful scenes that keep readers on the edge of their seats.
Bull Dog Drummond, His Four Rounds With Carl Peterson, Described by Sapper is a collection of the first four novels in the Bull Dog Drummond series, written by Sapper. The series follows the adventures of Captain Hugh “Bulldog” Drummond, a former British Army officer who becomes a private detective. In this volume, readers are introduced to Drummond’s arch-nemesis, Carl Peterson, who provides a recurring antagonist throughout the series. The four novels included in this volume are: “Bull Dog Drummond”, “The Black Gang”, “The Third Round”, and “The Final Count”.
The book is a classic example of early 20th-century pulp fiction, with fast-paced action, daring heroics, and larger-than-life characters. Despite being written in the 1920s, the stories have a timeless quality that still resonates with readers today.
McNally’s Dilemma by Lawrence Sanders is a mystery novel that follows the story of Archy McNally, a private investigator who works for his father’s law firm in Palm Beach, Florida. The novel begins with Archy being hired by a wealthy widow to retrieve a stolen painting that holds sentimental value. However, things take a dark turn when the widow is found dead and Archy becomes the prime suspect in her murder. As he tries to clear his name and solve the case, Archy uncovers a web of deceit and betrayal that threatens to destroy the wealthy elite of Palm Beach.
Lawrence Sanders’ McNally’s Dilemma is a thrilling and suspenseful novel that keeps readers on the edge of their seats. The uncorrected proof edition, with its yellow softcover and black lettering, is a rare and valuable find for collectors.
The Pirate, written by Harold Robbins, is a novel that was first published in 1974. The story follows the life of a young man named Devin Patrick O’Malley, who is forced to flee from Ireland after getting involved in a political conflict. He becomes a pirate and travels the world, seeking adventure and fortune. Along the way, he encounters various characters and faces numerous challenges, including a love triangle and a battle with a ruthless drug lord.
This first edition copy of The Pirate is in excellent condition, with a clean and tightly bound brown cloth hardcover. The dust jacket is also in pristine condition, although it has been price clipped. With its full number line, this copy is presumed to be a first edition, making it a rare find for collectors and fans of Harold Robbins. The Pirate is a thrilling adventure novel that takes readers on a journey across the high seas, filled with action, romance, and danger.
1949: A Graveyard to Let, Another Adventure of Sir Henry Merrivale, by Carter Dickson (John Dickson Carr)
A Graveyard to Let is a mystery novel by Carter Dickson (John Dickson Carr) that follows the adventures of Sir Henry Merrivale. The story takes place in a small village in England, where a group of people gather to investigate a haunted graveyard. However, things take a sinister turn when a murder occurs, and Sir Henry Merrivale is called upon to solve the case. The novel is full of twists and turns, and the reader is kept guessing until the very end.
2008 First Edition Robert Ludlum’s ™ The Bourne Sanction: a new Jason Bourne novel by Eric van Lustbader
Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Sanction, a new Jason Bourne novel by Eric van Lustbader, is a thrilling addition to the Bourne series. The story follows Bourne as he is once again pulled back into the dangerous world of espionage and international intrigue. This time, Bourne is tasked with stopping a group of terrorists who are planning a devastating attack on the United States. As he navigates through a web of lies and deceit, Bourne must also confront his own past and the secrets that have been kept from him.
Van Lustbader’s writing style is fast-paced and action-packed, making The Bourne Sanction a page-turner from start to finish. Fans of the Bourne series will appreciate the return of their favorite character and the new challenges he faces in this latest installment.
Ashenden or the British Agent is a classic novel written by W. Somerset Maugham. It follows the story of Ashenden, a British agent during World War I, as he goes on various missions to gather intelligence and thwart enemy plans. The novel is based on Maugham’s own experiences as a British agent during the war, giving it a sense of authenticity and realism.
The novel is divided into several short stories, each one detailing a different mission that Ashenden undertakes. Through these stories, Maugham explores the themes of espionage, betrayal, and loyalty. The novel is a gripping and suspenseful read, with well-developed characters and intricate plot twists. It is a must-read for fans of spy novels and historical fiction.
Manitoulin Manhunt, by Fred Swayze, is a Canadian fiction novel published in 1967. The story follows the protagonist, Bill, as he embarks on a manhunt on Manitoulin Island in Ontario. Bill is a conservation officer who is tasked with finding a dangerous criminal who has escaped from prison and is hiding on the island. As Bill navigates the rugged terrain and encounters various obstacles, he must also grapple with his own inner demons and past traumas.
The novel is a thrilling adventure that showcases the beauty and harshness of the Canadian wilderness. Swayze’s vivid descriptions of the landscape and the characters’ actions make for a gripping read. Manitoulin Manhunt also touches on themes of redemption and forgiveness, as Bill confronts his own mistakes and learns to let go of his past.
1981 Set of 2: The Scarlatti Inheritance by Robert Ludlum and Shall We Tell The President? by Jeffrey Archer
This collectible set of two books includes The Scarlatti Inheritance by Robert Ludlum and Shall We Tell The President? by Jeffrey Archer, both published by Heron Books in 1981. The Scarlatti Inheritance is a thriller novel that follows a man named Michael Havelock as he tries to uncover the truth about his father’s death and a mysterious organization called Inver Brass. Meanwhile, Shall We Tell The President? is a political thriller that imagines what would happen if a woman were elected as the first female President of the United States, and then faced an assassination plot.
Both books are hardcover volumes bound in red leatherette, with gilt ornamentation on the cover and spine. While the gilt is intact on the Archer volume, it is partially worn off on the Ludlum volume. Despite this, neither book has been read or fully opened and both are in near mint condition. This set is a wonderful vintage collectible for fans of Ludlum and Archer or collectors of classic thriller novels.
The Path of the King by John Buchan is a historical fiction novel set in the 6th century, following the story of a young man named Colgrim who rises to power and becomes a king. The novel explores themes of leadership, loyalty, and sacrifice as Colgrim navigates the treacherous political landscape of his time. Along the way, he encounters a cast of memorable characters, including a wise old monk and a fierce warrior princess.
This vintage edition of the book is a beautiful miniature hardcover volume, complete with gilt ornamentation and lettering on the cover and spine. Despite some wear and tear, it remains in good condition and would make a wonderful addition to any book collection.