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The Sleuth Shop: Vintage Boys' Series Books

A Sleuth just isn't a Sleuth without a little mysterious reading material!

UPDATED: November 18, 2016 - Always updating with new books!

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Vintage Boys' Series Books For Sale:

Abbreviations FYI: Eps=endpapers, DJ=dust jacket, PC=picture cover, PB=paperback, HC: hardcover, OOP: Out of Print, OT=Original Text, RT=Revised Text, BCE=Book Club Edition

There is only 1 copy of each book shown below (unless otherwise noted), so do not enter a quantity of more than 1 when purchasing! Click on the thumbnail images below for larger pictures.


ITEM: DESCRIPTION: ADD TO CART:
Hardy Boys The Jungle Pyramid #56 by Franklin W. Dixon. Lists to Witchmaster's Key on back and then the Hardy Boys Detective Handbook. Has price on back of 2.50. Order form inside back lists to itself. Book has very mild edge/corner wear, cover crease, no writing inside, binding good.
HB56PC $10.00
Hardy Boys - The Pentagon Spy A Wanderer hardcover with dust jacket--featuring original art for this title. Former library book with usual wear/tear/markings. Cover rip repaired with tape. Inside has all the usual markings/card info. DJ taped to book. Fair shape.
HB61 $4.00
Hardy Boys - Extreme Danger Part of the Undercover Brothers series--#1 in the series. Paperback with little wear, overall very good shape. First Printing! Copyright 2005.
HBUB1 $7.00
Young Readers Mystery Stories by Charles Coombs. Dust jacket has some wear to edges/ends of spine and some soiling/aging. Overall fine.

Book is in pretty good shape too with mild wear. Penciled price inside. Old stationer store sticker inside. Soil/aging. Overall good.
YRMS $15.00

Tom Swift and The Asteroid Pirates. A Tom Swift picture cover - lists to #20 Megascope Space Prober on back. Victor Appleton II. Copyright is 1963. Has edgewear and some soil inside back on several pages. Spine leans a little bit. Overall fine. Possible first printing--lists to 1 title before it on back.
14TS21PC $15.00
Tom Swift and His Jetmarine. A Tom Swift Tempo paperback, 1st printing. Victor Appleton II. Latest copyright is 1977. Has edgewear and aging pages. Some page edge wear near beginning. Overall ok.
TSJET $2.00
Tom Swift and The City of Gold. A Tom Swift Tempo paperback, 1st printing. Victor Appleton II. Copyright is 1960, this is a 1972 edition. Has edge/spine wear and some creasing--and aging pages. Overall fine.
TSGOLD $2.00
Chip Hilton: Touchdown Pass by Clair Bee. Dust jacket has wear--edge ruffling/small tears, chips, tear on dust jacket at top of spine across, tear on back of dust jacket, creasing. Overall fair to ok. Book is in good shape, mild wear/rubbing. Name inside in pencil. Lists to No-Hitter on back of dj, synopsis of this book on front flap, back flap is Bronc Burnett Legion Tourney synopsis.
CHTOUCHDOWN $5.00
Three Investigators: The Mystery of the Nervous Lion. #16. By Nick West. Random House Hitchcock silhouette paperback. Has edgewear and cover wear, creasing. Penciled price inside and two star stickers--bookmark missing but rest of insert page still there. Pages aging. Overall fair.
3IPB16 $2.00
Three Investigators: The Mystery of Monster Mountain. #20. By M.V. Carey. Random House keyhole paperback. Has edgewear and cover wear, creasing. Pages aging inside. Overall ok.
3IPB20 $2.00
Three Investigators: The Mystery of the Singing Serpent by M.V. Carey. (SHOWN WITH ANOTHER BOOK AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE BELOW) Random House Hitchcock Silhouette paperback. Has some edgwear and cover creasing. Pages aging. Name written inside. Copyright is 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0. Overall fine.
3IPB17 $3.50
Three Investigators: The Mystery of The Invisible Dog. (SHOWN WITH ANOTHER BOOK AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ABOVE) #23. By M.V. Carey. Random House keyhole paperback. Has some edgewear and cover wear, mild creasing. First page inside has an edge tear. Name inside. Pages aging inside. Overall good shape!
3IPB23 $5.00
Three Investigators: #16 The Mystery of the Nervous Lion. Random House Hitchcock Silhouette paperback. BOOKMARK! There is a neat bookmark/Three Investigators Mystery Quiz insert still intact inside the front cover! Very neat in and of itself. Has edgewear and cover wear, creasing--cover rub. Pages aging inside. Overall ok shape, bookmark in good shape.
3IPB16 $12.50
Three Investigators: #20 The Mystery of Monster Mountain. Random House Hitchcock Silhouette paperback. Has edgewear and cover wear, creasing. Pages aging inside. Overall good.
3IPB20 $3.75
Three Investigators: #26 The Mystery of the Headless Horse. (SHOWN WITH ANOTHER BOOK NO LONGER FOR SALE) Random House Hitchcock Silhouette paperback. 2nd printing of this format: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 sequence on copyright page. BOOKMARK! There is a neat bookmark/Three Investigators Mystery Quiz insert still intact inside the front cover! Very neat in and of itself. Has edgewear and cover wear, creasing. Pages aging inside. Overall fair, bookmark in good shape. 3IPB26 $12.75
The Mystery of the Talking Skull. Random House paperback--has Hitchcock silhouette on the spine. Has wear, rubbing, creasing. Pages aging, mild soil. Overall ok.
3IPB1011 $2.00
The Case of the Waltzing Mouse #5. Brains Benton book. By George Wyatt. A Whitman book. Picture cover. Some edgewear and rubbing to extremities--spine ends, corner bumping. Remnant of price sticker on front cover. Copyright MCMLXI. Pages aging, no writing inside, binding fine. Overall good.
BB5 $2.00
Renfrew Rides Again by Laurie York Erskine, a story of the Royal Canadian Mounties. DJ protected in Mylar--glare shows in the photos from that. DJ has some edge/spine wear/tears/chips. Some soil/aging. Front flap is price clipped. Back of DJ lists to Renfrew's Long Trail. Boards have mild edge/corner wear. Inside endpapers and closed page edges have ink-stamp from the "Swap Shop" in Minnesota. Copyright 1927. Pencil price inside. Overall good.
16BSRENRIDES $10.00
Renfrew Rides the Sky by Laurie York Erskine, a story of the Royal Canadian Mounties. DJ protected in Mylar--glare shows in the photos from that. DJ has some edge/spine wear/tears/chips. Spine is fading as is front edge of front of DJ. Some soil/aging. Front flap is price clipped. Back of DJ lists to Renfrew's Long Trail. Boards have edge/corner wear. Copyright 1928. Pencil price inside. Overall good.
16BSRENSKY $10.00
Royal Canadian Mounted Police - a Landmark book from Random House. By Richhard L. Neuberger. Illustrated by Lee J. Ames. DJ protected in Mylar--glare shows in the photos from that. DJ has some edge/spine wear/tears/chips. Some soil/aging. Front flap is price clipped. Boards have edge/corner wear. Front free endpaper has piece of top edge torn off--like a name or price may have been taken out. Copyright 1953. Notes it is a 5th printing. Pencil price inside. Page edges have some soil. Overall good.
16BSMOUNTIE $10.00
Dale of the Mounted - Atlantic Assignment by Joe Holliday. Pennington Press. DJ protected in Mylar--glare shows in the photos from that. DJ has some edge/spine wear/tears/chips. Some soil/aging. Front flap has black dot sticker in top right corner. Boards have edge/corner wear. Copyright 1959. Pencil price inside. Overall good.
16BSDALE $10.00


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