Chinese vintage jade and silver bracelet with cloisonne enamel

Stunning, colorful vintage Chinese bracelet / bangle, estimated to be from the 1960s, and made of jade and gold washed silver with a band of enameled flowers

Exterior circumference 9.5"
Interior diameter 2 3/8"
width of sections just under 3/8"


1920s peach satin and gray velvet lace robe

coming soon to the shop
the sleeves have long flounces of ecru colored lace, trimmed with a band of gray velvet ribbon
the hem has a double layer of the same ecru lace
the robe, from the satin to the lace to the ribbon, is intact and strong, though it has some small holes, especially along the left shoulder (see below)

it ties at the dropped waist with inside satin ties

silky, sleek, flapper style

a look at the back, where you can see the flaws on the left shoulder

inside is a handwritten tag that seems to say "Moxie."

rebe loved it.


The Deep End
Murder — and a Girl Who Played Around

Frederic Brown. The Deep End. Bantam 1215. 1st Bantam Printing 1954. The cover art is by Charles Binger.

More on Brown, lifted verbatim from mamazong: Born in 1906, Fredric Brown was an American science fiction and mystery writer. In early life he attended the University of Cincinnati and Hanover College, Indiana, before working as a newspaperman and magazine writer in the Midwest. His first foray into the mystery genre was The Fabulous Clipjoint (1947), which won the Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for outstanding first mystery novel. As an author he wrote more than thirty novels and over three hundred short stories, and is noted for a bold use of narrative experimentation, as exemplified in The Lenient Beast (1956). Many of his books employ the threat of the supernatural or occult before concluding with a logical explanation, and he is renowned for both original plots and ingenious endings. In the 1950s he moved to Tucson and wrote for television and film, continuing to submit many short stories that regularly appeared in mystery anthologies. A cultured man and omnivorous reader, Brown had a lifelong interest in the flute, chess, poker, and the works of Lewis Carroll. He died in 1972.

Three by Bruno Fischer

left: The Silent Dust. Signet 892. 1st Printing, 1951. center: The Girl Between. Gold Medal 1054. 1st Printing, 1960. right: Second-hand Nude. Gold Medal 928. 1st Printing, 1959.

Creepy and gorgeous cover by Warren King.

Red lips, blond, bare back girl. A review of the book here.

Another Gold Medal edition. Is this by James Meese?

DeKobra. Douglas. Fuller. Death. Murder. Fate.
Maurice DeKobra. left: The Bachelor's Widow. Ace S-85. 1954. right: The Madonna of the Sleeping Cars. Dell (mapback) 256. 1948.

Great review here.

Lloyd C. Douglas. left: Forgive Us Our Trespasses. Cardinal C-240. 1957. (a love thing between siblings). right: Green Light. Cardinal C-269. 1959.

Cover art by Charles Binger.

Cover art by Tom Dunn.

Gritty, hot. William Fuller. left: Goat Island. Dell First Edition 28. 1954. right: The Face That Kills. Dell First Edition 105. This one's a freebie: it's got an amazing cover but is missing the first chunk of pages.

Cover art by George Gross.

Love the graphics of the back covers.


A phone, a camera —
Two by Elizabeth Daly.

Deadly Nightshade. Bantam 78. 1947. Map endpapers!
Murder Listens In. Bantam 713. 1949. Cover by Harry Schaare.

What is it about brides and bottles? Or: why didn't she publish under her own name?
Anthony Gilbert was actually the pen name of Lucy Beatrice Malleson, who was an English crime writer. Malleson also wrote fiction using the pen name Anne Meredith,.

Set of 2 mysteries by Anthony Gilbert. (Lucy Beatrice Malleson)

The Innocent Bottle. Bantam 851. 1950.  (I love this one!)

Murder Cheats the Bride. Bantam 138. 1948. Cover art by Casimer Norwaish using model Helen Tynan. His first cover for Bantam.