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Detective Book Club 3-in-1 Mystery Omnibuses for 1953

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  Detective Book Club for January 1953.
  • Gardner, Erle Stanley. The Case Of The Grinning Gorilla (1952 Morrow)
  • Sherwood, John. Ambush For Anatol (1952 Doubleday)
  • Nelson, Hugh Lawrence. The Sleep Is Deep (1952 Rinehart)
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Cover image for Detective Book Clyb 3-in-1 for The Man In The Shadow; Vanish In An Instant; Something To Hide   from 1953 Detective Book Club for February 1953.
  • Foley, Rae. The Man In The Shadow (1953 Dodd, Mead)
  • Millar, Margaret. Vanish In An Instant (1952 Random House)
  • MacDonald, Philip. Something To Hide (1952 Doubleday)
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  Detective Book Club for March 1953.
  • Christie, Agatha. Funerals Are Fatal (1953 Dodd, Mead)
  • Little, Constance and Gwyneth. The Black Iris (1953 Doubleday)
  • Tyre, Nedra. Death Of An Intruder (1953 Knopf)
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Cover image for Detective Book Clyb 3-in-1 for Akin To Murder; The Iron Cobweb; Widow's Mite    from 1953 Detective Book Club for April 1953.
  • Knight, Kathleen Moore. Akin To Murder (1953 Doubleday)
  • Curtiss, Ursula. The Iron Cobweb (1953 Dodd, Mead)
  • Holding, Elisabeth Sanxay. Widow's Mite (1953 Simon & Schuster)
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Cover image for Detective Book Clyb 3-in-1 for Let The Dead Past; Collectors Item; The Department Of Dead Ends     from 1953 Detective Book Club for May 1953. The Department of Dead Ends is a collection of stories by Roy Vickers that had as its only prior US publication an issue in the digest-sized Bestseller Mysteries in 1947. This is the second Vickers title that did not arrive at the book club though normal channels; someone at Walter J. Black must have been a fan.
  • Strange, John Stephen. Let The Dead Past (1953 Doubleday)
  • Dean, Amber. Collectors Item (1953 Doubleday)
  • Vickers, Roy. The Department Of Dead Ends (1947 Spivak)
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  Detective Book Club for June 1953.
  • Wentworth, Patricia. Out of the Past (1953 Lippincott)
  • Griswold, George. A Checkmate for the Colonel (1953 Dutton)
  • Holden, Genevieve. Killer Loose! (1953 Doubleday)
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  Detective Book Club for July 1953.
  • Gardner, Erle Stanley. The Case Of The Hesitant Hostess (1953 Morrow)
  • Johns, Veronica Parker. Murder by the Day (1953 Doubleday)
  • Nelson, Hugh Lawrence. The Fence (1953 Rinehart)
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  Detective Book Club for August 1953.
  • Eberhart, Mignon G.. The Unknown Quantity (1953 Random House)
  • Davis, Frederick C.. Drag The Dark (1953 Doubleday)
  • Huston, H.C.. With Murder For Some (1953 Macmillan)
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Cover image for Detective Book Clyb 3-in-1 for Murder Must Wait; The Big Ear; Doubles In Death     from 1953 Detective Book Club for September 1953.
  • Upfield, Arthur W.. Murder Must Wait (1953 Doubleday)
  • Sterling, Stewart. The Big Ear (1953 Dutton)
  • Grew, William. Doubles In Death (1953 Doubleday)
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  Detective Book Club for October 1953. A Big Hand for the Corpse was published by Doubleday as Give the Corpse a Great Big Hand
  • Fair, A.A.. Some Women Won't Wait (1953 Morrow)
  • Rhode, John. The Mysterious Suspect (1953 Dodd, Mead)
  • Bagby, George. A Big Hand for the Corpse (1953 Doubleday)
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Cover image for Detective Book Clyb 3-in-1 for Three Of Diamonds; The Big Water; The Frightened Wife  from 1953 Detective Book Club for November 1953.
  • Knight, Kathleen Moore. Three Of Diamonds (1953 Doubleday)
  • Derby, Mark. The Big Water (1953 Viking)
  • Rinehart, Mary Roberts. The Frightened Wife (1953 Rinehart)
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Cover image for Detective Book Clyb 3-in-1 for No Vacation for Maigret; Figure in the Dusk; Justice Has No Sword  from 1953 Detective Book Club for December 1953.
  • Simenon, Georges. No Vacation for Maigret (1953 Doubleday)
  • Creasey, John. Figure in the Dusk (1952 Harper)
  • Franklin, Max. Justice Has No Sword (1953 Rinehart)
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