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Detective Book Club 3-in-1 Mystery Omnibuses for 1955

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  Detective Book Club for January 1955. Six Murders in the Suburbs is another Roy Vickers Department of Dead Ends (?) collection with no other contemporary US Publication. The British publisher Roy Jenkins published Eight Murders in the suburbs in 1954.
  • Gardner, Erle Stanley. The Case of the Restless Redhead (1954 Morrow)
  • Davis, Frederick C.. Another Morgue Heard From (1954 Doubleday)
  • Vickers, Roy. Six Murders in the Suburbs
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Cover image for Detective Book Clyb 3-in-1 for The Last Straw; The Pale Door; The Dead Don't Speak    from 1955 Detective Book Club for February 1955. The Dead Don't Speak was probably published as Fatal Relations in Great Britain by Hammond & Hammond, and as Old Mrs. Ommanney Is Dead in the US.
  • Disney, Doris Miles. The Last Straw (1954 Doubleday)
  • Roberts, Lee. The Pale Door (1955 Dodd, Mead)
  • Erskine, Margaret. The Dead Don't Speak (1955 Doubleday ? )
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  Detective Book Club for March 1955.
  • Gardner, Erle Stanley. The Case Of The Glamorous Ghost (1955 Morrow)
  • Foley, Rae. Death And Mr. Potter (1955 Dodd, Mead)
  • Coles, Manning. The Man In The Green Hat (1955 Doubleday)
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  Detective Book Club for April 1955. The Doubleday Simenon was published as Maigret in New York's Underworld. The DBC edition follows the original French title.
  • Christie, Agatha. So Many Steps to Death (1955 Dodd, Mead)
  • Simenon, Georges. Maigret in New York (1955 Doubleday)
  • Crane, Frances. Death in Lilac Time (1955 Random House)
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  Detective Book Club for May 1955.
  • Knight, Kathleen Moore. The Robineau Look (1955 Doubleday)
  • Canning, Victor. Twist Of The Knife (1955 William Sloane)
  • Carleton, Marjorie. Vanished (1955 Morrow)
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  Detective Book Club for June 1955.
  • Allingham, Margery. The Estate Of The Beckoning Lady (1955 Doubleday)
  • Masterson, Whit. Dead, She Was Beautiful (1955 Dodd, Mead)
  • Nolan, Jeanette Covert. Sudden Squall (1955 Ives Washburn)
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Cover image for Detective Book Clyb 3-in-1 for The Case Of The Sunbather's Diary; The House That Died; The Pinned Man  from 1955 Detective Book Club for July 1955.
  • Gardner, Erle Stanley. The Case Of The Sunbather's Diary (1955 Morrow)
  • Gill, Josephine Eckert. The House That Died (1955 Doubleday)
  • Griswold, George. The Pinned Man (1955 Little, Brown)
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  Detective Book Club for August 1955.
  • Ransome, Stephen. The Frazer Acquittal (1955 Doubleday)
  • Albrand, Martha. The Mask Of Alexander (1954 Random House)
  • Hansen, Robert P.. Walk A Wicked Mile (1955 M.S. Mill)
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  Detective Book Club for August 1955.
  • Kelland, Clarence Budington. Murder Makes An Entrance (1955 Harper)
  • Wentworth, Patricia. Poison In The Pen (1954 Lippincott)
  • Ballinger, Bill S.. The Tooth And The Nail (1955 Harper)
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Cover image for Detective Book Clyb 3-in-1 for Murder Comes To Eden; The Judge And His Hangman; A Question Of Murder    from 1955 One of two issues Cook assigned to September 1955. The Durrenmatt is an interesting selection; according to its wikipedia entry his detective novels are "considered classics of crime fiction, fusing existential philosophy and the detective genre".
  • Ford, Leslie. Murder Comes To Eden (1955 Scribner)
  • Durrenmatt, Friedeich. The Judge And His Hangman (1955 Harper)
  • Gilbert, Anthony. A Question Of Murder (1955 Random House)
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  One of two issues Cook assigns to September 1955. | The only book Jean Potts published in 1955 was Death of a Stray Cat , so perhaps a different name was used by the DBC.
  • Bennett, Ken. Passport For A Renegade (1955 Doubleday)
  • Potts, Jean. Dark Destination (1955 Scribers ? )
  • Masterson, Whit. All Through The Night (1955 Dodd, Mead)
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Cover image for Detective Book Clyb 3-in-1 for Shadow on the Window; Who Benefits?; Flight Into Terror  from 1955 Detective Book Club for October 1955. Shadow on the Window was published by Doubleday as A Dirty Way to Die.
  • Bagby, George. Shadow on the Window (1955 Doubleday )
  • Thayer, Lee. Who Benefits? (1955 Dodd, Mead)
  • White, Lionel. Flight Into Terror (1955 Dutton)
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Cover image for Detective Book Clyb 3-in-1 for The Case Of The Nervous Accomplice; Innocent Bystander; Trick Or Treat  from 1955 Detective Book Club for November 1955.
  • Gardner, Erle Stanley. The Case Of The Nervous Accomplice (1955 Morrow)
  • Frost, Barbara. Innocent Bystander (1955 Coward-McCann)
  • Disney, Doris Miles. Trick Or Treat (1955 Doubleday)
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  Detective Book Club for December 1955. Roy Vicker's Double Image is another collection of stories first published in the US by the Detective Book Club.
  • Reilly, Helen. Compartment K (1955 Random House)
  • Davis, Frederick C.. Night Drop (1955 Doubleday)
  • Vickers, Roy. Double Image
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