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PAPERBACKS • FICTION • MYSTERY & SUSPENSE • BRETT HALLIDAY

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American mystery writer Brett Halliday né David Dresser (1904-1977) Is best known for his series of novels featuring hard- boiled detective Michael "Mike" Shayne, which inspired at least twelve films as well as a radio series, a pulp magazine, and even a short-lived television series starring Richard Denning. In addition to detective fiction, Dresser also penned a fair number of westerns and romances, often employing such nom de pluems as Asa Baker, Matthew Blood, Kathryn Culver, Don Davis, Hal Debrett, Anthony Scott, and Anderson Wayne. Dresser was also one of the founders of The Mystery Writers of America, and in 1954 he received an Edgar Award.

Dell Publishing 10¢ Books (1951)

Mike Shayne: A Taste for Cognac
by Davis Dresser aka Brett Halliday (1951) SOLD
Dell Publishing #15 [First Printing]
Book is Good Plus. (Edge and corner wear, some sticker damage lower spine.)

Dell Publishing Mapbacks (1943-1951)

Mike Shayne: Counterfeit Wife
by Davis Dresser aka Brett Halliday (1947) $16.00
Cover art by Robert Stanley.
Dell Publishing #280 [First Printing]
Book is Fine. (Nice save for very light vertical creasing front cover.)

Dell Publishing D-Series (19##-19##)

Mike Shayne: Fit to Kill
by Davis Dresser aka Brett Halliday (October 1959) SOLD
Cover art by Robert McGinnis.
Dell Publishing #D-314 [First Printing]
Book is Fine Minus.

Mike Shayne: Counterfeit Wife
by Davis Dresser aka Brett Halliday (June 1960) SOLD
Cover art by Robert McGinnis.
Dell Publishing #D-358 [First Printing]
Book is Fine.

Mike Shayne: The Homicidal Virgin
by Davis Dresser aka Brett Halliday (September 1961) SOLD
Cover art by Robert McGinnis.
Dell Publishing #D-437 [First Printing]
Book is Fine Minus. (Creasing on cover along spine.)

Mike Shayne: Stranger in Town
by Davis Dresser aka Brett Halliday (1955) $4.00
Cover art by Robert Stanley.
Dell Publishing #914 [First Printing]
Book is Very Good. (General wear.)

Mike Shayne: A Taste for Violence
by Davis Dresser aka Brett Halliday (March 1962) SOLD
Dell Publishing #D-463 [First Printing]
Book is Fine Plus.

Dell Publishing 4.25" x 6.5" Editions (1962-1966)

Mike Shayne: Blood on Biscayne Bay
by Davis Dresser aka Brett Halliday (June 1966) $5.00
Cover art by Robert McGinnis.
Dell Publishing #0618 [First Printing]
Book is Fine. (Minor warping bottom edge of book.)

Mike Shayne: Blood on the Stars
by Davis Dresser aka Brett Halliday (June 1962) SOLD
Cover art by Robert McGinnis.
Dell Publishing #0626 [First Printing]
Book is Fine Minus.

Mike Shayne: Dead Man's Diary
& Mike Shayne: A Taste for Cognac
by Davis Dresser aka Brett Halliday (November 1964) SOLD
Cover art by Robert McGinnis.
Dell Publishing #1943 [First Printing]
Book is Very Fine Minus.

Mike Shayne: Dead Man's Diary
& Mike Shayne: A Taste for Cognac
by Davis Dresser aka Brett Halliday (November 1964) SOLD
Cover art by Robert McGinnis.
Dell Publishing #1943 [First Printing]
Book is Very Fine.

Mike Shayne: In a Deadly Vein
by Davis Dresser aka Brett Halliday (June 1962) SOLD
Originally published as Murder Wears a Mummer's Mask.
Cover art by Robert McGinnis.
Dell Publishing #4016 [First Printing]
Book is Fine Minus.

Mike Shayne: Killers from the Keys
by Davis Dresser aka Brett Halliday (June 1962) SOLD
Cover art by Robert McGinnis.
Dell Publishing #4476 [First Printing]
Book is Very Good.

Mike Shayne: Marked for Murder
by Davis Dresser aka Brett Halliday (January 1963) $3.00
Cover art by Robert McGinnis.
Dell Publishing #5386 [First Printing]
Book is Very Good Minus. (Ragged edges bottom right corner front cover.)

Mike Shayne: Marked for Murder
by Davis Dresser aka Brett Halliday (January 1963) $4.00
Cover art by Robert McGinnis.
Dell Publishing #5386 [First Printing]
Book is Fine Minus.

Mike Shayne: Michael Shayne's Long Chance
by Davis Dresser aka Brett Halliday (May 1964) SOLD
Dell Publishing #5602 [First Printing]
Book is Very Good Plus.

Mike Shayne: Murder by Proxy
by Davis Dresser aka Brett Halliday (August 1963) SOLD
Dell Publishing #5949 [First Printing]
Book is Fine Minus.

Mike Shayne: Never Kill a Client
by Davis Dresser aka Brett Halliday (November 1963) SOLD
Dell Publishing #6300 [First Printing]
Book is Very Fine Minus.

Mike Shayne: A Redhead for Mike Shayne
by Davis Dresser aka Brett Halliday (March 1965) SOLD
Dell Publishing #7329 [First Printing]
Book is Fine. (Nice save for dust shadow.)

Mike Shayne: Shoot to Kill
by Davis Dresser aka Brett Halliday (May 1965) SOLD
Dell Publishing #7843 [First Printing]
Book is Fine.

Mike Shayne: The Uncomplaining Corpse
by Davis Dresser aka Brett Halliday (November 1963) SOLD
Dell Publishing #9216 [First Printing]
Book is Very Fine Minus.

Mike Shayne: The Violent World of Michael Shayne
by Davis Dresser aka Brett Halliday (November 1965) SOLD
Dell Publishing #9334 [First Printing]
Book is Fine Minus.

Mike Shayne: When Dorinda Dances
by Davis Dresser aka Brett Halliday (July 1963) SOLD
Dell Publishing #9462 [First Printing]
Book is Very Good. (Nice except for .75" x 1" piece missing from first page.)

Dell Publishing 4.25" x 7" Editions (1967-1976)

Mike Shayne: Blood on the Stars
by Davis Dresser aka Brett Halliday (June 1967) SOLD
Cover art by McGinnis.
Dell Publishing #0626 [First Printing]
Book is Fine Minus. (Mild creasing on front and back cover
along spine, 1" x 2" clip from upper right corner first page.)

Mike Shayne: Count Backwards to Zero
by Davis Dresser aka Brett Halliday (September 1975) $3.00
Dell Publishing #1535 [First Printing]
Book is Very Good.

Mike Shayne: Caught Dead
by Davis Dresser aka Brett Halliday (April 1972) SOLD
Dell Publishing #1535 [First Printing]
Book is Very Good Plus. (Creasing on front and back cover along spine.)

Mike Shayne: Die Like a Dog
by Davis Dresser aka Brett Halliday (April 1967) $3.00
Dell Publishing #1930 [First Printing]
Book is Very Good Plus. (Creasing on front and back cover along spine.)

Mike Shayne: Guilty as Hell
by Davis Dresser aka Brett Halliday (August 1971) $4.00
Dell Publishing #3291 [First Printing]
Book is Fine.

Mike Shayne: Guilty as Hell
by Davis Dresser aka Brett Halliday (November 1975) $4.00
Dell Publishing #3291 [First Printing]
Book is Fine.

Mike Shayne: Dolls Are Deadly
by Davis Dresser aka Brett Halliday (November 1969) $6.00
Dell Publishing #2088 [First Printing]
Book is Very Fine.

Mike Shayne: Heads You Lose
by Davis Dresser aka Brett Halliday (October 1970) $3.00
Dell Publishing #3515 [First Printing]
Book is Very Good Plus.

Mike Shayne: I Come to Kill You
by Davis Dresser aka Brett Halliday (August 1971) $3.00
Dell Publishing #3984 [First Printing]
Book is Very Good Plus.

Mike Shayne: Million Dollar Handle
by Davis Dresser aka Brett Halliday (March 1976) $3.00
Dell Publishing #5380 [First Printing]
Book is Very Good Plus.

Mike Shayne: Million Dollar Handle
by Davis Dresser aka Brett Halliday (March 1976) $5.00
Dell Publishing #5380 [First Printing]
Book is Fine Plus.

Mike Shayne: Mermaid on the Rocks
by Davis Dresser aka Brett Halliday (December 1971) $3.00
Dell Publishing #5581 [First Printing]
Book is Very Good Plus.

Mike Shayne: Mermaid on the Rocks
by Davis Dresser aka Brett Halliday (December 1975) $3.00
Dell Publishing #5581 [First Printing]
Book is Very Good Plus.

Mike Shayne: Murder in Haste
by Davis Dresser aka Brett Halliday (July 1971) $4.00
Dell Publishing #5970 [First Printing]
Book is Fine.

Mike Shayne: Murder in Haste
by Davis Dresser aka Brett Halliday (March 1975) $6.00
Dell Publishing #5970 [Printing Unknown]
Book is Very Fine.

Mike Shayne: Murder Takes No Holiday
by Davis Dresser aka Brett Halliday (July 1973) $3.00
Dell Publishing #6126 [First Printing]
Book is Very Good Plus.

Mike Shayne: Nice Fillies Finish Last
by Davis Dresser aka Brett Halliday (December 1976) $3.00
Dell Publishing #6361 [First Printing]
Book is Fine Minus.

Mike Shayne: Nice Fillies Finish Last
by Davis Dresser aka Brett Halliday (December 1976) $4.00
Dell Publishing #6361 [First Printing]
Book is Fine.


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