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Detective Book Club 3-in-1 Mystery Omnibuses for 1959

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  Detective Book Club for January 1959. No prior US publication found for Seven Chose Murder.
  • Gardner, Erle Stanley. The Case Of The Deadly Toy (1958)
  • Vickers, Roy. Seven Chose Murder
  • Dean, Spencer. The Merchant Of Murder (1959)
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  Detective Book Club for February 1959.
  • Martin, Robert. Killer Among Us (1958 Dodd, Mead)
  • Waugh, Hillary. The Girl Who Cried Wolf (1958 Doubleday)
  • Roos, Kelley. Requiem For A Blonde (1948 Dodd, Mead)
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  Detective Book Club for March 1959.
  • Fair, A.A.. Pass The Gravy (1959 Morrow)
  • Thielen, Bernard. Open Season (1958 Mystery House)
  • Fenwick, Elizabeth. A Long Way Down (1959 Harper)
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  Detective Book Club for April 1959.
  • Walsh, Thomas. Dangerous Passenger (1959 Little, Brown)
  • York, Jeremy. My Brother's Killer (1958 Scribner)
  • Neilsen, Helen. The Fifth Caller (1959 Morrow)
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  Detective Book Club for May 1959.
  • Christie, Agatha. Ordeal by Innocence (1958 Dodd, Mead)
  • Mathews, D.L.. The Fatal Amateur (1959 Rinehart)
  • Kelland, Clarence Budington. Where There's Smoke (1958 Harper)
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  Detective Book Club for June 1959. Don Tracy's The Big Blackout appears to be a true first edition; its first trade publication was Pocket Books #6006, April, 1960. There are also individually bound copies with the DBC/Walter J. Black imprint.
  • Knight, Kathleen Moore. Beauty Is A Beast (1959 Doubleday)
  • Nisot, E.H.. The Sleepless Men (1959 Doubleday)
  • Tracy, Don. The Big Blackout
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Cover image for Detective Book Clyb 3-in-1 for The Case Of The Mythical Monkeys; Dead Of Winter; The Dark Fantastic   from 1959 Detective Book Club for July 1959.
  • Gardner, Erle Stanley. The Case Of The Mythical Monkeys (1959 Morrow)
  • Cornish, Constance. Dead Of Winter (1959 Simon & Schuster)
  • Masterson, Whit. The Dark Fantastic (1959 Dodd, Mead)
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  Detective Book Club for August 1959. Black Gold Murders by John B. Ethan is another Pocket Books original, #6013, published by them in 1960, and so first published by the Detective Book Club.
  • Eberhart, Mignon G.. Melora (1959 Random House)
  • Ethan, John B.. The Black Gold Murders
  • Gilbert, Anthony. Prelude To Murder (1959 Random House)
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  Detective Book Club for September 1959. The Girl Who Wouldn't Talk is another Roy Vickers with no prior publication. In this case I find no editions in all at either Worldcat or the British Library. Wikipedia lists the title as published in 1960, but provides no further information.
  • Millar, Margaret. The Listening Walls (1959 Random House)
  • Vickers, Roy. The Girl Who Wouldn't Talk
  • Martin, Robert. A Key To The Morgue (1959 Dodd, Mead)
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  Detective Book Club for October 1959.
  • Carr, John Dickson. Scandal At High Chimneys (1959 Harper)
  • Disney, Doris Miles. Did She Fall Or Was She Pushed (1959 Doubleday)
  • Thayer, Lee. Two Ways To Die (1959 Dodd, Mead)
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  Detective Book Club for November 1959.
  • Gardner, Erle Stanley. The Case Of The Singing Skirt (1959 Morrow)
  • Crane, Frances. The Buttercup Case (1959 Random House)
  • Kendrick, Baynard. Hot Red Money (1959 Dodd, Mead)
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  Detective Book Club for December 1959.
  • Reilly, Helen. Not Me Inspector (1959 Random House)
  • Creasey, John. Hit and Run (1959 Scribners)
  • Spicer, Bart. Exit Running (1959 Dodd, Mead)
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