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Death and the Oxford Box: A Mystery Introducing Kate Ivory
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Death and the Oxford Box: A Mystery Introducing Kate Ivory

By Stallwood, Veronica

New York, New York, USA: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1994. CB6 - A tight, clean, sound copy with very minor overall shelf wear plus the book is very slightly shelf cocked plus there is some very light tape staining on the outside board surfaces from where the dust jacket was taped to the boards plus there are the usual library stamps and label on the top outside paper edges and front endpaper. The dust jacket shows very minor overall shelf wear plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve. This is a title in the author's Kate Ivory mystery series. 203p.. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Good. 5.75"x8.5". Ex-Library.

$2.50

Sauce for the Goose

By Campbell, Robert; Chelius, Jane (editor)

New York, New York, USA: Mysterious Press, 1995. BE6 - An unread, tight, clean, sound copy with very minor overall shelf wear with a remainder mark on the bottom outside paper edges. The dust jacket shows very mionor overall shelf wear with some light rubbing overall. This is a title in the author's Jimmy Flannery mystery series. A mystery set in Chicago. The main character is a Chicago sewer inspector and Democratic committeman who is also an occasional sleuth. He is attending an evening political science class when one of his classmates, a mob henchman, is killed in a suspicious mugging. The mystery deepens when the class teacher, a slick lawyer, disappears after promising the sewer inspector he is taking on a pro bono case. The author is a winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award. By the author of "In La-La Land We Trust" and "The Junkyard Dog." 229p.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Remainder.

$2.00

Too Dead to Swing: A Katy Green Mystery
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Too Dead to Swing: A Katy Green Mystery

By Glatzer, Hal

Santa Barbara, California, USA: Perseverance Press/John Daniel & Company, 2002. BH3 - A trade paperback withdrawn ex-library book in very good- condition. A tight, clean, sound cop in black and white photo and color wrading illustrated red and blue wraps with very minor overall shelf wear with the usual library stamps on the title page and the back endpaper. this is a title in the author's Katy Green mystery series. A mystery about murderer who seems to be following a swing band on its tour through California. The main character is a musician and amateur detective who finds herself negotiating fights between other members of an all-girl swing band. By the author of "Kamehameha County," "The Trapdoor," and "Massively Parallel Murder." 234p.. Trade Paperback. Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

$3.50

Life Itself
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Life Itself

By Taibo, Paco Ignacio, II

New York: Mysterious Press, 1994. BY4 - An ex-library first US edition hardcover book SIGNED by author on the title page in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has glue stains on the flaps, light discoloration and shelf wear. Book has library markings (labels, stamping, cardholder, etc.), glue stains on the endpapers, some bumped corners, light discoloration and shelf wear. Translated from the Spanish by Beth Henson. The author is a winner of the Hammett Award from the International Association of Crime Writers and the Planeta/Mortiz Award. The main character in the story is the most celebrated author of police thrillers in Mexico. A mining city has suffered 300 years of oppression which has finally lead to a radical people's government. The brutal ruling class is waiting for a chance to get back into power but the town's police chiefs keep getting killed. The city government decide to ask the author to come to town as the new police chief, reasoning that the author's fame and reputation will keep him safe. He accepts the offer on a whim and soon finds himself in the center of a web of madcap crime and deadly conspiracy. 8.5"x5.75", 210 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Signed by Author. First US Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

$15.00

The Ibis Tapestry
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The Ibis Tapestry

By Nicol, Mike

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Alfred A. Knopf Incorporated, 1998. CH4 - A hard cover first American edition withdrawn ex-library book in very good- condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in tan paper covered boards quarter bound in dark green paper with silver lettering and a graphic on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear plus the dust jacket endflaps are glued to the front and back fixed endpapers plus there is the usual library stamps and label on the top outside paper edges, front free endpaper, and title page. The dust jacket shows no visible signs of wear plus the front and back endflaps glued to the fixed endpapers plus there is a library label on the back plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve. A man is murdered in a remote Saharan town. The main character, the unhappy writer of political thrillers, the distraction of the investigation becomes an obsession. Then there is the mysterious delivery of a laptop computer and a cryptic e-mail message and he ends up caught up in the vagaries that made up the murdered man's life and death. By the author of "Horseman," "This Day and Age," "The Powers That Be," "A Good-Looking Corpse," and "The Waiting Country." 210p.. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

$1.75

Face Down
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Face Down

By Lewis, Jack

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Thomas Bouregy & Company, Incorporated, 1999. CE5 - A tight, clean, sound copy in red paper covered boards with black lettering and a graphics on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear plus there are the usual library stamps, labels, and pocket on the top outside paper edges, front and back endpapers, and title page. The dust jacket shows only very minor overall shelf wear plus there is the usual library label on the spine plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve. A mystery novel in which the main character is a newspaperman who finds himself involved in the investigation of the murder of an old prospector in a quiet desert town in California. It seems to be involved with smuggling or a Spanish treasure and while he is trying to solve the mystery and publish his story he is also trying to evade the murderer. 183p.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

$4.50

Confessions of a Deathmaiden

By Francisco, Ruth

New York, New York, USA: Mysterious Press/Warner Books, 2003. CB3 - A first edition advance reading copy (ARC)/uncorrected page proof book in very good+ condition with no dust jacket as issued (trade paperback). An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in color illustrated black and white wraps with only very, very minor overall shelf wear. A mystery novel about a nurse who provides end of life care. Her most recent case is a young boy who is taken to the hospital from his home where he dies mysteriously. The nurse begins an investigation of the death and it leads her to Mexico where she discovers its relationahip to a biotech corporation that is in the business of harvesting organs. This is the author's first novel. 339p.. Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 5.75"x8.75". Advance Reading Copy (ARC).

$2.50

A Dying Art: Maggie Kean Mystery

By Davis, Nageeba

Toronto, ON, Canada: Penguin Books Canada, Limited, 2002. CC6 - A trade paperback advance reading copy (ARC)/uncorrected proof first edition book in very good+ condition with no dust jacket as issued (trade paperback). An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in color illustrated white wraps with only very, very minor overall shelf wear. The main character is an art teacher and sculptor who finds that a dead body, that of her friend and neighbor, has clogged up her toilet, and is actually found floating in her septic tank. The artist becomes the prime suspect and she has to evade the police while clearing her name and trapping the killer. This is the author's first novel. By the author of "An Opening for Murder." 267p.. Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 5.25"x8.25". Advance Reading Copy (ARC).

$5.00

One More River
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One More River

By Freeling, Nicolas

New York, New York, USA: Mysterious Press, 1998. BC6 - A tight, clean, sound copy with very minor overall shelf wear with the dust jacket mylar sleeve endflaps glued to the front and back fixed endpapers plus there are the usual library stamps and pocket on the top outside paper edges, the front and back free endpapers, and title page. The dust jacket shows no visible signs of wear plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve. A mystery novel about a bizarre crime against a refined English writer who has some deep secrets he keeps only to himself. The author is a winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award from the Mystery Writers of America, the Gold Dagger from the British Crime Writers Association, and France's Grand Prix de Roman Policier. By the author of "Love in Amsterdam" and "King of the Rainy Country." 214p.. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

$1.75

Robbers
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Robbers

By Whalley, Peter

New York, New York, USA: Walker & Company, 1987. BE4 - An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in black paper covered boards with gold lettering and graphics on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear plus there is a very, very light remainder mark on the top outside paper edges plus there is some very, very light yellowing on the outside paper edges. The dust jacket shows only very minor overall shelf wear. This is one of the author's Harry Sommers Adventures. The main character is a gentle former prize-fighter and amiable ex-con serving as the muscle for a detective agency. His boss dies of a heart attack and the ex-boxer finds out that he has inherited the small agency. He becomes in a case that involves blackmail and murder related to a successful payroll heist many years earlier. By the author of "Rogues." 223p.. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$2.50

A Permanent Retirement
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A Permanent Retirement

By Miles, John C.

New York, New York, USA: Walker & Company, 1992. BD3 - An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in charcoal gray ppaer covered boards with metallic blue lettering and a graphic on the spine with only very minor overall shelf wear. The dust jacket shows very minor overall shelf wear plus it is price clipped. John Miles is a pseudonym. A mystery novel set in a retirement center in Norman, Oklahoma. A single mother and graduate student in sociology runs conseling sessions for college credit. A body is found and one of the residents who loves mysteries is certain the deaty was murder and the sociology student agrees. The mystery investigation ensues but becomes quickly compoicated. By the author of "A Permanent Retirement." 230p.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$3.50

A Sense of Loyalty

By Ashford, Jeffrey

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Walker & Company, 1984. BF2 - A hard cover first American edition withdrawn ex-library book in very good- condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in red paper covered boards with gold lettering and a grapic on the spine with minor overall shelf wear plus some light soiling on the top outside paper edges plus the usual library stamps and pocket on the title page, first page, back endpaper, and top and bottom outside paper edges plus the dust jacket endflaps have been taped down to the outside board surfaces. The dust jacket shows no visible signs of shelf wear plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve plus the endflaps have been taped down to the boards. Industrial espionage has allowed a company's competition to learn the secrets of a new engineering achievement. The investigator hired to find the traitor in the company finds evidence implicating the chief of the public relations department. This man turns detective to try and clear his name but a connection to both his own sister and the woman he loves causes him to hesitate. After a violent crime related to the investigation he ends up pursuing his leads to the Spanish coast where he finds his own life at risk. By the author of "Guilt With Honors," "The Loss of the Culion," and "A Recipe For Murder." 157p.. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

$2.50

Killed on the Rocks
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Killed on the Rocks

By Deandrea, William L.

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Mysterious Press, 1990. BY2 - A hard cover first edition book in very good condition. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in purple paper covered boards quarter bound in gray cloth with gold lettering on the spine with only very minor overall shelf wear plus there some very light soiling of the top and right outside paper edges plus a remainder mark (red dot) on the bottom outside paper edges. The dust jacket shows only very minor overall shelf wear primarily in the form of some very light, scattered rubbing. This is one of the author's Matt Cobb mysteries. An eccentric Montana millionaire and corporate raider is planning a takeover of the company that the main character, Matt Cobb, is working for. Matt Cobb and an assortment of company lawyers and stockholders travel to the tycoon's monstrous Victorian mansion in the wilds of the Adirondack Mountains in order to prenegotiate the deal. The entire group is snowed in and next morning the millionaire is found dead out on a crest of newfallen snow, dozens of yards from the mansion, with no footprings leading up to or away from him. The author is a winner of two Edgar Awards. By the author of "Killed in the Ratings," "The Hog Murders," and "Cronus Quartet." 232p. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$2.00

The Cat Who Sang for the Birds
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The Cat Who Sang for the Birds

By Braun, Lilian Jackson

New York, New York, USA: Putnam Publishing Group, The, 1998. BZ5 - A hard cover first edition book in very good+ condition. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in burgandy paper covered boards quarter bound in burgandy cloth with metallic burgandy lettering and a graphic on the spine and a graphic blind stamped on the front with only very minor overall shelf wear. A newspaper columnist and millionaire philanthropist has had the apple barn he calls home remodeled. He realizes that something is amiss though when his cats begin waking him up by singing with the birds in the mornings. A local has had her barn vandalized, some sketches of nudes at the new art center have been stolen, and finally the owner of the vandalized barn is killed in an arson-set fire on her farm. 244p.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 6"x8.75".

$2.00

Last Known Address
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Last Known Address

By Forsythe, Malcolm

New York, New York, USA: Severn House Publishers, Limited, 2001. BW2 - A hard cover first American edition withdrawn ex-library book in very good- condition with a dust jacket in very good condition. The words FIRST PUBLISHED and the year appear on the copyright page with no additional printings indicated. A tight, clean, sound copy in color printed paper covered boards with minor overall shelf wear plus there are the usual library stamps and label on the top outside paper edges, front free endpaper, and title page. the dust jacket shows only very minor overall shelf wear plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve. A couple with a liberated attitude to sex decide to merge his business with that of another couple. But DCI and DS inspectors arrive at the first couple's house searching for a missing au pair whose last known address was in their home. Also, the au pair's father, serving a life sentence for murder, has been granted parole and he wants answers as to where his daughter has disappeared to. By the author of "Without a Trace," "A Cousin Removed," "The Book Lady," "A Fatal Reunion," and "Death of a Secretary." 186p.. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

$3.50

Sink or Swim

By Hammond, Gerald

New York, New York, USA: St. Martin's Press, 1997. BF4 - A tight, clean, sound copy with very minor overall shelf wear plus there are the usual library marks, stamps, and labels on the top outside paper edges and front endpaper plus the dust jacket endflaps are glued down to the inside surfaces of the boards. The dust jacket shows very minor overall shelf wear plus the endflaps are glued down to the inside surfaces of the boards plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve. This one of the author's Keith Calder mysteries set amid the world of sport shooting in Scotland. Wallace James hears about how an important landowner has apparently drowned while fishing while his longtime enemy was reportedly nearby. Wallace happens to overhear a CB radio conversation that suggests that the man's death involved blackmail and something more sinister than an accident. By the author of "Fred in Situ," "The Loose Screw," "Mud in His Eye," and "Sting in the Tail." 171p.. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

$2.50

The Starlite Drive-In: A Novel
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The Starlite Drive-In: A Novel

By Reynolds, Marjorie

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Morrow/Avon, 1997. BG1 - A tight, clean, sound copy with very minor overall shelf wear plus a remainder mark on the bottom outside paper edges. The dust jacket is in very good+ condition with very minor overall shelf wear. Construction uncovers human bones at the site of an old drive-in and the main character realizes that she may be the only person who knows the identity of the victim who disappeared one summer 36 years ago. This is the story of when she was 13 in 1956. She was living with her parents in rural Indiana and her dad was running the drive-in. A drifter comes to work at the drive-in and both she and her mother fall for his charms. Her father is suspicious of the stranger and his past and in the future, 36 years later, he must figure out the secrets behind the death. This is the author's first novel. By the author of "The Cabin On Ghostly Pond," "The Civil Wars of Jonah Moran," "Dark Horse Barnaby," "A Horse Called Mystery," "Keep a Silver Dollar," and "Ride the Wild Storm." 282p. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Remainder.

$3.50

Never Nosh a Matzo Ball: A Ruby the Rabbi's Wife Mystery

By Kahn, Sharon

New York, New York, USA: Scribner, 2000. BC4 - A first edition advance reading copy (ARC)/uncorrected proof book in very good condition with no dust jacket as issued (trade paperback). A tight, clean, sound copy in color illustrated white wraps with minor overall wear plus some light creasing on the front and back covers plus there is some light paper wrinkling of the last pages, pages 255 through 298. In a small town in central Texas, a citizen dies from what appears to be a matzo ball gone awry. Ruby Rothman sets about trying to set things straight. The author has been nominated for the Agatha Award. By the author of "Fax me a Begel." 300p.. Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Advance Reading Copy (ARC).

$2.25

Black Plume: The Suppressed Memoirs of Edgar Allan Poe

By Madsen, David

London, East Sussex, United Kingdom: Grafton Books/HarperCollins Publishers, 1991. BZ1 - A mass market paperback book in very good condition. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps with minor overall shelf wear A novel in the form of the memoir of the dying Edgar Allen Poe. It recreates his strange marriage to a child-bride, his addiction to alcohol, and his agonizing battle against his sensual nature. He tells how he is overwhelmed by his physical needs and is drawn into the under-life of old New York City where he is involved in a series of hideous murders. In a last effort to save himself and his beloved wife from destruction, he tracks a maddened killer through the back streets until he comes face to face with a terror so horrible theat even he could have not invented it. By the author of "U. S. S. A." 351p.. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$3.50

Orphans

By Pearce, Gerald

New York, New York, USA: Walker and Company, 1990. BC6 - An unread, tight, clean, sound copy with very minor overall shelf wear with a remainder mark on the top and bottom outside paper edges. The dust jacket shows very minor overall shelf wear. A novel set in a small southern California town. An annual art festival is about to begin amid tensions mounting over whether the town should be turned into a society resort or preserved as a Bohemian retreat. An attorney living there has kept out of the local politics, anticipating his pending move to Los Angeles. A murder delays his departure though and he becomes involved in a murder investigation. The victim, only recently returned to the town after twenty years, had been the lover of several men now important in the town's politics. The investigation becomes complicated and, just when the police investigation seems to be going nowhere, another body turns up. 226p.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Remainder.

$2.50

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