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"CAPELLI, Ace" : SAY YOUR PRAYERS, SISTER.

London : Ralph Stokes, [ca.1952]. First edition. "There were seven names on the list from the Commissioner, and one name on that list would have paid a million dollars to get hold of it. That name handled the new drug racket that was sweeping the town and threatening the whole of the States ...".
Crown 8vo (19cm). [iv],9-(116)pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; worn at extremities, with some loss of lettering; scuff to upper wrapper, with again loss of lettering; some creasing; lower wrapper a little discoloured and scuffed; staples rusting; some internal browning and creasing; a serviceable copy. No copy located in any major UK library.

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“CAPELLI, Ace” : WOMAN TRAP.

“CAPELLI, Ace” : WOMAN TRAP.

London : Ralph Stokes for Gaywood Press, [ca.1952]. First edition. Lulu Ling was an “international spy who made Mata Hari look like a dame from the sticks”. Although Ace Capelli was used as a house name by various writers, this particular title is probably by Geoffrey Pardoe (1890-1953).
Crown 8vo (19cm). [iv],9-116pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; a little worn and somewhat creased; some marking and a short tear to lower wrapper; some spotting to edges and prelims; some internal creasing and tanning; a serviceable copy of an uncommon title. No copy located in any major library worldwide.

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"LOGAN, Max" : DRESSED TO KILL.

London : R. S. Gray Publications, [ca.1954]. First edition. Private-eye Max has a new office overlooking a burlesque theatre, as well as a new stenographer called Trudy. He appears to be having trouble concentrating.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 128pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers; a poor copy - well worn, creased and chipped; text tanned and lightly soiled in places. No copy located in any major UK library.

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