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Detective Book Club 3-in-1 Mystery Omnibuses for 1951

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The national advertising budget for the Detective Book Club in 1951 was $406,579. (Publishers' Weekly Vol 164 p.194, July 18, 1953)
Cover image for Detective Book Clyb 3-in-1 for Legacy Of Fear; Cat And Mouse; The Case Of The One-Eyed Witness  from 1951 Detective Book Club for January 1951.
  • Weston, Garnett. Legacy Of Fear (1950 M.S. Mill)
  • Brand, Christianna. Cat And Mouse (1950 Knopf)
  • Gardner, Erle Stanley. The Case Of The One-Eyed Witness (1950 Morrow)
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  Detective Book Club for February 1951.
  • Coxe, George Harmon. The Frightened Fiancee (1950 Knopf)
  • Thayer, Lee. Too Long Endured (1950 Dodd, Mead)
  • Rinehart, Mary Roberts. Episode Of The Wandering Knife (1950 Rinehart)
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Cover image for Detective Book Clyb 3-in-1 for Never Say Die; Bachelors Of Broken Hill; The Hundreth Door  from 1951 Detective Book Club for March 1951.
  • Shriber, Ione Sandberg. Never Say Die (1950 Rinehart)
  • Upfield, Arthur W.. Bachelors Of Broken Hill (1950 Doubleday)
  • Foley, Rae. The Hundreth Door (1950 Dodd, Mead)
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  Detective Book Club for April 1951.
  • Ford, Leslie. Murder Is The Pay-Off (1951 Scribner)
  • Cumberland, Marten. The House In The Forest (1950 Doubleday)
  • O'Finn, Thaddeus. Happy Holiday (1950 Rinehart)
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  Detective Book Club for May 1951.
  • Reeve, Christopher. Murder Steps Out (1951 M.S. Mill)
  • Knight, Kathleen Moore. The Silent Partner (1950 Doubleday)
  • Palmer, Stuart. The Green Ace (1950 M.S. Mill)
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  Detective Book Club for June 1951.
  • Cheyney, Peter. Dark Bahama (1951 Dodd, Mead)
  • Daly, Elizabeth. The Book Of The Crime (1951 Rinehart)
  • Irish, William. Strangler's Serenade (1951 Rinehart)
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  Detective Book Club for July 1951. Possibly a first in the DBC: Night Man is a novelization of a screen play.
  • Ullman, Allan and Fletcher, Lucile. Night Man (1951 Random House)
  • Gilbert, Anthony. Murder Comes Home (1951 Random House)
  • Gardner, Erle Stanley. The Case Of The Fiery Fingers (1951 Morrow)
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  Detective Book Club for August 1951. I see no US edition of The Sole Survivor and the Kynsard Affair until a Dover edition in 1983; if correct that makes the DBC edition one of several Roy Vickers first US editions. Margaret Scherf's The Corpse with One Shoe may be the same as The Green Plaid Pants published by Doubleday in 1951 - perhaps the book club did not like the original title?.
  • Vickers, Roy. The Sole Survivor and The Kynsard Affair
  • Scherf, Margaret. The Corpse With One Shoe (1951 Doubleday ?? )
  • Ambler, Eric. Judgement On Deltchev (1951 Knopf)
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  Detective Book Club for September 1951.
  • McCloy, Helen. Alias Basil Willing (1951 Random House)
  • Lorac, E.C.R.. Accident by Design (1951 Doubleday)
  • Blizard, Marie. The Watch Sinister (1951 M.S. Mill)
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Cover image for Detective Book Clyb 3-in-1 for Ladies Won't Wait; Murder In The Family; The Great Mail Robbery    from 1951 Detective Book Club for October 1951.
  • Cheyney, Peter. Ladies Won't Wait (1951 Dodd, Mead)
  • Bradley, Mary Hastings. Murder In The Family (1951 Longmans, Green)
  • Kelland, Clarence Budington. The Great Mail Robbery (1950 Harper)
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  Detective Book Club for November 1951.
  • Nelson, Hugh Lawrence. Gold In Every Grave (1951 Rinehart)
  • Gilbert, Anthony. The Wrong Body (1951 Random House)
  • Foley, Rae. An Ape In Velvet (1951 Dodd, Mead)
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  Detective Book Club for December 1951.
  • DuBois, Theodora. Fowl Play (1951 Doubleday)
  • Crispin, Edmund. The Long Divorce (1951 Dodd, Mead)
  • Gardner, Erle Stanley. The Case Of The Angry Mourner (1951 Morrow)
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