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by Taylor, Phoebe Atwood

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Woodstock, VT: Foul Play Press / Countyman Press, 1990. 243 pp., pictorial wraps; Book has light crease to spine & a little wear to corners of front cover / Originally published in 1943. /. 1st Printing. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good. Illus. by Leslie Fry (cover art).

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Hi! My name is Leigh Holleschau, proprietor of High Castle Books. We are located in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas, about five miles from the Mexican border. The best-known city which people commonly associate with the area is Brownsville. Our address is 2431 Camino Real Viejo, Mercedes, TX 78579-9486. If you wish to contact us by phone at 956-565-2822, we are usually available between the hours of 9am and 5pm, Central Time. E-mail: Rather than divide our stock up into seemingly endless categories, I have coded each item with multiple keywords. This way you can create your own categories. The best way to do this is to use the 'search inventory' function on this page, rather than the 'browse' function, since 'search' accepts not only keywords, but author, title, publisher and other information. For example you could enter the keyword 'mystery' to see all mysteries in stock, and you could further refine your search by selecting the 'first edition' option as well, thereby displaying only first edition mysteries, etc.

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CONTACT INFORMATION: High Castle Books2431 Camino Real ViejoMercedes, TX 78570-9486 Phone: (956) 565-2822E-mail: PAYMENT METHODS: PAYPAL. Texas residents please add 8.25% sales tax. All items are subject to prior sale.SHIPPING: USPS Media Mail (formerly Bookrate): $3.95 for first book, $2.0 each additional (approx. 1 to 4 weeks) USPS Priority: $9.95 for first book, $5.00 each additional (approx. 3 to 5 days) Shipping costs are based on domestic shipping of books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or over-sized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required. RETURNS POLICY: Books are returnable within 14 days if not as described, with prior notification by e-mail or phone. Books must be returned in same condition as they were sent. CONDITION/GRADING: Our books are graded using AB Bookman's terms. Some of our paperbacks which were entered online at the start of our business are graded using Hancer's terms. If you would like a copy of either set of terms (or both), please contact us via e-mail and we will be glad to send them to you!

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  • Illustrator Leslie Fry (cover art)
  • Author Taylor, Phoebe Atwood
  • Binding Paperback
  • Edition 1st Printing
  • Condition Very Good
  • Pages 250
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Foul Play Press / Countyman Press, Woodstock, VT
  • Date 1990
  • Bookseller's Inventory # HCA-2547
  • ISBN 9780881501711 / 0881501719
  • Weight 0.57 lbs (0.26 kg)
  • Dimensions 8.02 x 5.08 x 0.6 in (20.37 x 12.90 x 1.52 cm)
  • Library of Congress subjects Mystery fiction, Cape Cod (Mass.)
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 00000000
  • Dewey Decimal Code FIC

From the publisher

Set within the brooding landscape of Cape Code, these classic who-dunits are sure to please dedicated Phoebe Atwood Taylor fans and newcomer mystery buffs alike. Asey Mayo fans will be delighted to find the codfish Sherlock not once, but thrice perplexed in these incomparable novellas: Murder Rides the Gale, The Stars Spell Death, and The Third Murderer.


Media reviews


  • Foreword, 08/19/2009, Page 0