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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 the first US edition. | Margaret Scherf's The Corpse with One Shoe may be the same as The Green Plaid Pants - but if so I do not know the reason for the title change.
  • 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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