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School Days
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School Days

By Parker, Robert B

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2005. First Edition. Hardcover. As New/As New. Signed by Author. Signed by the author boldly at the title page. A superior copy inside and out, being a sterling condition hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear; not ex-library, with neither underlining nor highlighting anywhere. Bright and shiny dust jacket, paper-backed, illustrated, showing only very minor wear, protected by a plastic coat, dust jacket not being price-clipped. Gift-quality condition inside and out. Another fine Spenser mystery. 295 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.

$18.00

Night Games
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Night Games

By Collin Wilcox

New York: Mysterious Press, 1986. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Signed by Author. Signed by the author at half-title, inscribed quite warmly and as the protagonist of this fine series of bibliomysteries. Sterling condition hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear; not ex-library, with neither underlining nor highlighting anywhere. Bright and shiny dust jacket, illustrated, showing only very minor wear, not price-clipped. 229 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.

$17.00

Scaredy Cat
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Scaredy Cat

By Billingham, Mark

Boston: Little, Brown, 2002. First Edition. Hardcover. As New/Fine. Signed by Author. A superior copy inside and out, being a sterling condition hardcover copy, signed by the author at the title page, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear, a bit of toning to pages; not ex-library, with neither underlining nor highlighting anywhere. Bright and shiny dust jacket, paper-backed, illustrated, showing only very minor wear, protected by a plastic coat, dust jacket not being price-clipped. Gift-quality condition inside and out. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.

$19.00

Other People's Skeletons
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Other People's Skeletons

By Smith, Julie

Unity, Maine: Five Star, 1999. First Edition. Hardcover. As New/As New. Signed by Author. Another fine contribution to the Five Star First Edition Mystery Series, and this being extremely scarce in the trade, there being currently no additional signed copies available. Eery, spooky pictorial covers. Signed by the author. Gift-quality condition inside and out. A superior copy inside and out, being a sterling condition hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear; not ex-library, with neither underlining nor highlighting anywhere. 232 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.

$23.00

The Procane Chronicle

By Bleeck, Oliver

New York: William Morrow, 1971. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Signed by Author. Signed by the author, "Oliver Bleeck," a.k.a. Ross Thomas. A perfectly serviceable reference copy; nothing fancy, but complete and sturdy. Public library discard, but with only minimal signs thereof, with a single ink-stamp to first flyleaf and glue residue inside front flap of dust jacket, else a clean, sturdy, tightly bound hardcover copy in a clean, fully intact, illustrated dust jacket. Slight forward cock to spine. 221 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.

$38.00

L is for Lawless
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L is for Lawless

By Grafton, Sue

New York: Henry Holt and Co, 1995. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Signed by Author. A Kinsey Millhone Mystery, Book 12 in the infamous Sue Grafton alphabetic series. Sterling condition hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear; not ex-library, with neither underlining nor highlighting anywhere. Bright and shiny dust jacket, illustrated, showing only very minor wear, protected by a plastic coat, dust jacket not being price-clipped. 290 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.

$26.00

Flesh Wounds
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Flesh Wounds

By Greenleaf, Stephen

New York: Scribner, 1996. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Signed by Author. The Daring New John Marshall Tanner Novel." Signed by the author at title page. Sterling condition hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear; not ex-library, with neither underlining nor highlighting anywhere. Bright and shiny dust jacket, illustrated, showing only very minor wear, protected by a plastic coat, dust jacket not being price-clipped. Red "Signed" label affixed to spine near foot. 318 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.

$23.00

Showcase: a Charlotte Sams mystery
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Showcase: a Charlotte Sams mystery

By Glen, Alison

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992. First Edition. Very Good/Good. Signed by Author. Signed by the author at title page: "For Terry - Another mystery reader! Hope you enjoy this first in our series. Alison Glen (Louise Vetter) (Cheryl Lowry) 5/20/93." Sterling condition hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear; not ex-library, with neither underlining nor highlighting anywhere. Bright and shiny dust jacket, illustrated, showing minor wear including small closed tears at top edge and at spine. Protected by a plastic coat, dust jacket not being price-clipped. Red "Signed" label affixed near spine foot. 206 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.

$22.00

The Great California Game
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The Great California Game

By Gash, Jonathan

New York: St. Martin's Press, 1991. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Signed by Author. Gash's "Lovejoy - the unparalleled antiques expert and irreverent rogue - takes on the U.S.A. for the first time." Signed boldly by the author at half-title page. Sterling condition hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear. Apparently unread, spine still crackles. Bright and shiny dust jacket, illustrated, showing only very minor wear, protected by a plastic coat, dust jacket not being price-clipped. Red "Signed" label affixed to spine near foot. 249 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.

$23.00

The Con Man's Daughter
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The Con Man's Daughter

By Dee, Ed

New York: Warner Books, 2003. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Signed by Author. Crime fiction set in New York with a retired detective "bouncing like a pinball through a game of guts, guns, and gangsters." Signed by the author at title page. Sterling condition hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear; not ex-library, with neither underlining nor highlighting anywhere. Bright and shiny dust jacket, illustrated, showing only very minor wear, protected by a plastic coat, dust jacket not being price-clipped. Red "Signed" label affixed near spine foot. 279 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.

$25.00

Misery Loves Maggody: an Arly Hanks mystery
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Misery Loves Maggody: an Arly Hanks mystery

By Hess, Joan

New York: Dutton, 1998. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Signed by Author. Delightful addition to the Maggody mystery series. Signed by the author at title page. Sterling condition hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear. white paper over boards with red wrapped spine. Gilt lettering to spine. Bright and shiny dust jacket, illustrated, showing only very minor wear, protected by a plastic coat, dust jacket not being price-clipped. Red "Signed" label affixed near spine foot. 285 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.

$21.00

Mortal Remains in Maggody
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Mortal Remains in Maggody

By Hess, Joan

New York: Dutton, 1991. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Signed by Author. Delightful addition to the Maggody mystery series. Signed by the author at title page. Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Light foxing to edges. Teal-green paper over boards with navy wrapped spine. Gilt lettering to spine. Bumping to spine head and foot. Bright and shiny dust jacket, illustrated, showing only very minor wear, protected by a plastic coat, dust jacket not being price-clipped. Red "Signed" label affixed near spine foot. 294 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.

$17.00

The Maggody Militia: an Arly Hanks mystery
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The Maggody Militia: an Arly Hanks mystery

By Hess, Joan

New York: Dutton, 1997. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Signed by Author. Delightful addition to the Maggody mystery series. Signed by the author at title page. Sterling condition hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear. Gray paper over boards with green wrapped spine. Gilt lettering to spine. Bright and shiny dust jacket, illustrated, showing only very minor wear, protected by a plastic coat, dust jacket not being price-clipped. Red "Signed" label affixed near spine foot. 310 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.

$21.00

Maggody in Manhattan, an Arly Hanks mystery
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Maggody in Manhattan, an Arly Hanks mystery

By Hess, Joan

New York: Dutton, 1992. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Signed by Author. Delightful addition to the Maggody mystery series. Signed by the author at title page. Sterling condition hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear. Lime-green paper over boards with blue wrapped spine. Gilt lettering to spine. Bright and shiny dust jacket, illustrated, showing only very minor wear, protected by a plastic coat, dust jacket not being price-clipped. Red "Signed" label affixed near spine foot. 266 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.

$21.00

Poison, Your Grace
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Poison, Your Grace

By Herring, Peg

Detroit, Michigan: Gale Cengage Learning, 2011. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Signed by Author. A Simon & Elizabeth Mystery. Signed by the author at title page. Sterling condition hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear; not ex-library, with neither underlining nor highlighting anywhere. Apparently unread, spine still crackles. Bright and shiny dust jacket, illustrated, showing only very minor wear, protected by a plastic coat, dust jacket not being price-clipped. Red "Signed" label affixed near spine foot. 293 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.

$23.00

Crime Fiction 1749-1980: a comprehensive bibliography, plus 1981-1985 Supplement, complete in two volumes

By Hubin, Allen J

New York: Garland Publishing, Inc. Hardcover. Near Fine. Fascinating crime fiction addition to the Garland Reference Library of the Humanities (Vol. 371), complete in two volumes. Sterling condition hardcover copies, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear; not ex-library, with neither underlining nor highlighting anywhere. Green cloth covers with gilt lettering and edging to fronts, gilt lettering to spine. The table of contents denotes that this fine and comprehensive bibliography contains a Preface, Introduction, a set of Abbreviations, an Author Index, a Title Index, a Settings Index, a Series Index, and a Series Character Chronology. The second volume provides a supplement, containing another 1,100 listings of items published from 1981-1985. Volume I (1984): xix + 712 pp.; Volume II (1988): xxi + 260 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.

$41.00

The Bear Raid
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The Bear Raid

By Follett, Ken

New York: The Armchair Detective Library, 1990. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Signed by Author. Beautifully produced Limited Edition of Ken Follett's second novel, originally published in 1976, this being #28 of only 100 signed copies. Author signature on Limitation Page. Sterling condition hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, protected in a near-pristine maroon cardboard slipcase showing very little edge-wear. Maroon covers with gilt decoration and lettering to front and spine. Black-and-white illustration of author on front. Decorated endpapers. A truly beautiful, gift-worthy volume. Apparently unread, spine still crackles. 152 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.

$78.00

The Looking Glass War
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The Looking Glass War

By Le Carre,John

New York: Coward-McCann, Inc, 1965. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 1965 addition to the military/espionage fiction of Le Carre. Laid-in, trimmed "Literary Arts" post card featuring the likeness of John Steinbeck and with John Le Carre's signature, dated 1979, at front. Sterling condition hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only slight shelf- and edge-wear; not ex-library, with neither underlining nor highlighting anywhere. Black cloth covers with gilt illustration to front, gilt lettering and illustration to spine. Slight bumping to spine head and foot. Previous owner's inscription, neatly rendered and dated 1965, at front endpaper. Bright and shiny dust jacket, illustrated, showing only very minor wear, protected by a plastic coat, dust jacket not being price-clipped. 320 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.

$52.00

Death of a Collector
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Death of a Collector

By Hall, John

Hertford, England: Authors OnLine Ltd, 2005. First Edition. Softcover. Fine. Signed by Author. Signed by the author at title page, warmly inscribed by John Hall, and then laid in is a nice hand-written note and then address label from the author. Sterling condition softcover copy, with unfurled tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear. 177 pp., and with glossy illustrated covers. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.

$38.00

The House of the Three Ganders
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The House of the Three Ganders

By Bacheller, Irving

Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1928. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. First Edition. Original red cloth with gilt lettering to cover and to spine, rubbed a bit. Bumping to spine head and foot. Interesting mystery novel based on the true events of "a trial famous in the legal annals of New York state." Previous owner's book-plate inside front flap, warm inscription opposite. 315 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.

$11.00

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