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Gold Without Glitter

By O'Keefe, Bob

Johannesburg, South Africa: Daddie Books/Central News Agency, Ltd., 1957. CG3 - A trade paperback book in good+ condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in brown and yellow checkered wraps with minor overall shelf wear plus there is some wrinkling along the spine plus there is some very light soiling on the outside paper edges plus there there is some very light foxing on the back cover plus there is the original owner's name in ink on the front cover at the front right corner. A fast moving South African mystery about the missing Kruger Millions in gold bullion. 166p.. Trade Paperback. Good/No Jacket as Issued. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$2.50

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 CH4 - A hard cover first American edition withdrawn ex-library book in very good- condition.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

Return Trip Ticket
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Return Trip Ticket

By Hall, David A.

New York, New York, USA: Saint Martin's Press, LLC, 1992. BE3 - An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in blue paper covered boards with silver lettering on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear plus the book is slightly shelf cocked. The dust jacket is in very good condition with only very minor overall shelf wear. The main character is a private detective who is a tired realist on a hunt for a wandering daughter. She had been living in Barcelona but when she disappears and her casual communication with her family stops her wealthy father hires the detective to find her. Though he is fluent in Spanish, he is not in Catalan and this search takes him into the odd nooks and crannies of Barcelona and onto the fronges of a murder case. He finally catches up with the girl in the southwestern United States but then finds that his case is just beginning. With an introduction by Donald E. Westlake. 146p.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$2.50

Mamista

By Deighton, Len

New York, New York, USA: HarperCollins Publishers, 1991. BU3 - A hard cover first edition book in very good+ condition. An as new, unread, tight, clean, sound copy in brown paper covered boards quarter bound in green cloth with gilt lettering on the spine with only very, very minor overall shelf wear. The dust jacket shows very minor overall shelf wear with some very slight edge wear at the back corners. Spanish Guiana is a land of intense poverty, except for those involved in its thriving cocaine industry. 409p.. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$3.00

The Fault Tree

By Friedman, Mickey

New York, New York, USA: E. P. Dutton, Inc., 1984. CF1 - A tight, clean, sound copy in red paper covered boards quarter bound in white cloth with gold lettering on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear with a very light remainder mark on the top outside paper edges. The main character is a woman failure analyst engineer. Her next project is to analyze the fatal collapse of an amusement park ride. During the process, she begins receiving mysterious messages, apparently from her younger sister who died in India ten years earlier. The investigator returns to Bombay, India and begins looking into her sister's role in a suspect ashram connected to the ritual sacrifice of a young boy and burned to the ground by an infuriated mob. The dust jacket shows very minor overall shelf wear with some very light scattered rubbing. By the author of "Hurricane Season." 211p.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$2.50

Country of Origin

By Lee, Don

New York, New York, USA: W. W. Norton & Co., 2004. CB2 - A first edition advance reading copy (ARC)/uncorrected proof 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. A novel about a young woman who vanishes in into the world of Tokyo's sex trade and the efforts of a US embassy official and neurotic Japanese cop to find her. By the author of "Yellow." 306p.. Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 6"x9.25". Advance Reading Copy (ARC).

$10.00

The Ibis Tapestry
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The Ibis Tapestry

By Nicol, Mike

New York, New York, USA: Alfred A. Knopf Incorporated, 1998. CH4 - A hard cover first American edition withdrawn ex-library book in good- condition with a dust jacket 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 there is the usual library stamp on the top outside paper edges plus the front endpaper has been removed as part of the library's withdrawal process plus the dust jacket endflaps are glued down to the inside surfaces of the boards. The dust jacket shows no visible signs of wear plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve plus there is the usual library label on the spine wrapping around onto the back plus the endflaps are glued down to the inside surfaces of the boards. 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 &anddeath. 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. Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

$1.75

Whisper

By Marshall, William

New York, New York, USA: Viking Penguin, 1988. BI2 - A hard cover first American edition book. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in very good- condition in blue paper covered boards quarter bound in darker blue cloth with sliver lettering on the spine with light fading to the cloth near the spine plus it is lightly bumped at the top right corners plus remainder marks on the bottom and right outside paper edges. The dust jacket is in very good- condition with very minor edge wear and very minor rubbing. By the author of the Yellowthread street mysteries. This is the second book in the Manila Bay series of mysteries set in the Philippines. An excellent sociological reportage, as well as a theater of the absurd; typical of the way author thinks and writes. 280p.. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Remainder.

$2.75

The Killer Breath

By Wyllie, John

Chicago, Illinois, USA: Academy Chicago Publishers, Limited BY2 - A mass market paperback book in very good condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in color illustrated white wraps with very minor overall wear plus some light creasing on the spine plus some light soiling on the right outside paper edges plus some very light surface chipping around the spine and cover edges. This is a murder mystery starring the West African detective Doctor Quarshie and his wife Prudence. Dr. Quarshie is called in by a wealthy mother to investigate the disappearance of her daughter. His search leads him to several powerful and unprincipled people. By the author of "Death is a Drum...Beating Forever," "Johnny Purple," "The Long Dark Night of Baron Samedi," "Skull Still Bone," and "A Tiger in Red Weather." 189p.. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$1.75

Ambassador Extraordinary
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Ambassador Extraordinary

By Bonner, Paul Hyde

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1962. B4 - A hard cover book in very good condition in a good plus condition dust jacket. Dust jacket has mild edgewear, spine ends and corners chipped and rubbed, 1/2" sealed tear at top edge of front dust jacket and 1/2" sealed tear at top edge of back cover.. Spine tanned, spine ends of book boards bumped, endpapers tanned, fore edge and bottom edge foxed. 8.25"x 5.75". 306 Pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$3.35