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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 12, 2018 - 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.

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
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.
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: #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
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

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