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Pacific Beat
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Pacific Beat

By Parker, Jefferson

London: Harper Collins. Very Good. 1992. First British Edition; First Printing. Paperback. Trade PB . Light shelf wear, some foxing to endpapers and edges of reading block. ; First UK trade paperback edition, first printing with full number line. Self wraps. Nice tight copy, no names inside. Cover artwork by David Scutt. Heavy book and priced accordingly. ; 384 pages; A hard-boiled tale of murder and corruption in the tradition of Raymond Chandler. When Ann Weir Cruz's body is found raped and brutally murdered, floating in the bay off California's Newport beach, it sets off the the kind of manhunt the police and their families dread. For Ann was one of their own, married to local police-lieutenant Ray Cruz, and so it would appear is the killer, as a police patrol car was reported driving away from the scene of the crime. .

$19.80

The Scotland Yard Files 150 Years of the C. I. D.
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The Scotland Yard Files 150 Years of the C. I. D.

By Begg, Paul; Skinner, Keith

London: Headline Book Publishing. Fair in Very Good- dust jacket. 1992. Reprint; First Printing. Hardcover. Some shelf wear to unclipped DJ, missing front endpaper and half title, paper edge toned with some foxing to endpapers and edges of reading block. ; First edition hardback, first printing with full number line. Black cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Good reading copy, no names inside. DJ design uncredited. Heavy book and priced accordingly. ; B&W Photographs; 320 pages; In 1842, amid considerable public suspicion, a tiny squad of six plain-clothes detectives was set up at Scotland Yard. From this small beginning grew the formidible Criminal Investigation Department, renowned throughout the world for catching criminals. A fascinating history of the CID and some of their famous investigations. .

$20.07

An Inconvenient Woman
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An Inconvenient Woman

By Dunne, Dominick

London: Bantam Books. Good. 1991. Reprint; First Printing. Paperback. Mass Market PB . Some reading and cover creases, some edge and shelf wear with sticker ghost and tiny surface tear to front cover, tiny ink ititials and two old prices to front endpaper. Some grime to inside rear cover, endpaper and edges of reading block. ; First UK paperback edition, first printing with no other printings listed. Good reading copy, no names inside. Cover design uncredited. Heavy book and priced accordingly. ; 478 pages; Billionaire financier Jules Mendelson, and his beautiful wife Pauline, have long been the leaders of West Coast high society. But on the night when Pauline's influential friend, Hector Paradiso, is inexplicably murdered their perfect life begins to unravel, even though Jules manages to supress the news of the murder and get a verdict of suicide. For someone suspects that Jules' version of events wasn't the truth... .

$6.13

The Potter's Field
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The Potter's Field

By Peters, Ellis

London: Futura. Very Good. 1991. Reprint; First Printing. Paperback. Mass Market PB . Some foxing to base of early leaves, slight grime to rear endpaper. ; First paperback edition, first printing with no other printings listed. Nice tight copy, no names inside. ; The Brother Cadfael Series; Vol. 17; 240 pages; During ploughing of the Potter's Field in October 1143 the remains of a woman are unearthed. The potter had just left his land to become a monk at Shrewsbury Abbey and his wife had supposedly returned to her home in Wales. But the finding of the corpse on Abbey land raises questions that impel Brother Cadfael to find answers. .

$6.68

The Fourth Stage Of Gainsborough Brown
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The Fourth Stage Of Gainsborough Brown

By Watson, Clarissa

London: Michael Joseph Ltd. Fair with no dust jacket. 1978. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Missing DJ, corners lightly bumped, missing front endpaper, marker pen initials to inside front cover, some foxing to edges of reading block. ; First edition, first printing with no other printings listed. Black cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Good reading copy, no names inside. Heavy book and priced accordingly. ; The Persis Willum Mysteries; Vol. 1; 224 pages; Investigating the sudden death of arrogant, flamboyant artist Gainsborough Brown, socialite-painter Persis Willum delves into Brown's mystifying past and his works. But in doing so she places her own life in jeopardy as she adds name after name to her growing list of suspects... .

$11.14

The Confession Of Brother Haluin
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The Confession Of Brother Haluin

By Peters, Ellis

London: Futura. Very Good. 1991. Reprint; Second Printing. Paperback. Mass Market PB . Light cover creases, tiny splits to base of spine, minor staining to rear endpaper. ; Second printing, 1991. Nice tight copy, no names inside. ; The Brother Cadfael Series; Vol. 15; 208 pages; December 1142 and Brother Haluin, having been gravely injured following a fall from an icy roof, makes a deathbed confession only to then recover from his injuries. .

$3.34

Monk's Hood
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Monk's Hood

By Peters, Ellis

London: Futura. Good+. 1984. Reprint; First Printing. Paperback. Mass Market PB . Some cover creases and edge wear with tiny splits to base of spine, paper edge toned with light staining. ; First paperback edition, first printing with no other printings listed. ; The Brother Cadfael Series; Vol. 3; 224 pages; Cadfael investigates when a man who intended to leave his valuable manor to the Abbey is poisoned with one of Cadfael's own medicinal concoctions. .

$4.74

The Virgin In The Ice
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The Virgin In The Ice

By Peters, Ellis

London: Futura. Very Good. 1990. Reprint; Ninth Printing. Paperback. Mass Market PB . Light cover creases and shelf wear. ; Ninth printing, 1990. Nice tight copy, no names or marks inside, appears unread. ; The Cadfael Chronicles; Vol. 6; 272 pages; Winter, 1139 and the bloody civil war between King Stephen and Empress Maud has caused many refugees to flee north from Worcester, among them two orphans of a great family and their companion, a nun. But they have disappeared on their journey to Shrewsbury Abbey, so Brother Cadfael sets out to find him. .

$3.34

The Rose Rent
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The Rose Rent

By Peters, Ellis

London: Warner Futura. Good. 1987. Reprint; First Printing. Paperback. Mass Market PB . Some reading and cover creases, some surface tears to front cover, paper edge toned. ; First paperback edition, first printing with no other printings listed. Good reading copy, no names or marks inside. ; The Brother Cadfael Chronicles; Vol. 13; 192 pages; Young widow Judith Perle bestows one of her properties, a house in the Monk's Foregate, on the Abbey of Shrewsbury. The only rent: a single white rose, to be delivered annually upon the day of translation of St. Winifred. But a beautiful woman with a substantial dowry is a target for would-be suitors, and the dowry would be greater if the Rose Rent is not paid. So when a man is found murdered next to the rose, Brother Cadfael sets out to find the killer. .

$5.30

Busman\'s Honeymoon
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Busman's Honeymoon

By Sayers, Dorothy L.

London: Coronet. Very Good-. 1989. Reprint; Third Printing. Paperback. Mass Market PB . Light shelf and edge wear with small splits to base of spine, some reading and cover creases, slight surface damage to rear cover, paper edge toned with some foxing to edges of reading block. ; Third printing, 1989. Nice tight copy, no names inside. Cover design uncredited. ; The Lord Peter Wimsey Series; 400 pages; The last of the Lord Peter Wimsey novels. Lord Peter finally marries his beloved Harriet, but this won't stop him seeing a case through to the very, very end. .

$5.30

The Annotated Innocence Of Father Brown
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The Annotated Innocence Of Father Brown

By Chesterton, G. K. ; Gardner, Martin

London: Oxford Paperbacks. Very Good. 1988. First Edition Thus; First Printing. Paperback. Light reading creases and shelf wear, ink name to front endpaper, minor foxing to endpapers and edges of reading block. ; First UK paperback edition, revised from hardback edition, first printing with no other printings listed. Nice tight copy. Cover illustration of Father Brown, 1924 by Frank Jeffries. ; 288 pages; The first volume of short stories featuring the adventures and mishaps of a Roman Catholic priest from East Anglia, who is also a master detective, with an intuition that never fails. With an introduction and notes giving background details by Martin Gardner. .

$7.53

A Thief of Time
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A Thief of Time

By Hillerman, Tony

Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England: Penguin Books Ltd. Very Good. 1993. Reprint; Third Printing. Paperback. Mass Market PB . Light cover creases and shelf wear, some foxing to endpapers and edges of reading block. ; Nice tight copy, no names inside. Cover design by Instinct. ; The Leaphorn and Chee Mysteries; Vol. 8; 224 pages; Someone had been digging in the tribal homeland. Someone had been looting. A Thief of Time. Anthropologist Dr. Eleanor Friedman-Bernal, who is interested in ceramics, has disappeared. As the search begins, OfficerJim Chee first discovers the corpses of two men who had paid with their live for despoiling an ancient burial ground. But the doctor has trespassed further. Into the lost canyon of the Sacred Mountains, haunted by the ghosts of the ancient past, pursued by the violence of the present... .

$5.30

The Railway Detective
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The Railway Detective

By Marston, Edward

London: Allison & Busby. Very Good+. 2005. Reprint; Fifteenth Printing. Paperback. Light reading creases and minor shelf wear. ; Fifteenth printing. Nice tight copy, no names or marks inside. Cover design by Brighton Studios incorporating image from The Bridgeman Art Library. ; 352 pages; London 1851. With the opening of the Great Exhibition on hand, interest is mounting in the engineering triumphs of the railways, but not everyone feels like celebrating... .

$6.13

Sick of Shadows
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Sick of Shadows

By Beaton, M C

London: Robinson. Very Good. 2010. Reprint; Second Printing. Paperback. Mass Market PB . Some reading and cover creases, slightly cocked spine. ; Second printing. Nice tight copy, no names or marks inside. Cover artwork by Alice Tait. ; The Edwardian Murder Mystery Series; Vol. 3; 256 pages; Lady Rose Summer and her fiance Captain Harry Cathcart work together to solve the death by drowning of a debutant fresh from the country, while trying to prevent Rose from being the next in line to die. .

$4.74

Mistress of the Art of Death
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Mistress of the Art of Death

By Franklin, Ariana

London: Bantam Books. Very Good. 2008. Reprint; Second Printing. Paperback. Light reading and cover creases, light shelf wear, some foxing to edges of reading block. ; Second printing. Nice tight copy, no names inside. Cover design by Tom Poland with calligraphy by Stephen Raw. Heavy book and priced accordingly. ; The Adelia Aguilar Series; Vol. 1; 528 pages; Winner of the CWA Ellis Peters Award for historical crime novel of the year in 2007. Medieval England, a hideous murder and the first female anatomist, who must conceal her skills to prevent being accused of witchcraft. .

$8.09

Aristotle Detective
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Aristotle Detective

By Doody, Margaret

London: Arrow Books. Good+. 2002. Reprint; First Printing. Paperback. Mass Market PB . Light reading and cver creases, light shelf wear with slight bump to top of spine and tiny splits at base, some foxing to endpapers and edges of reading block. ; First printing in this edition with full number line. Nice tight copy, no names inside. Cover design by John Avon. ; 384 pages; Athens 332 BC - a city uneasy under the sway of Alexander the Great, now fighting in the East. An exile from the city is accused of a bizarre homicide, and his cousin must conduct his defence and attempt to clear the family name of this bloody murder. .

$4.74

Agatha Raisin and a Spoonful of Poison
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Agatha Raisin and a Spoonful of Poison

By Beaton, M C

London: Constable & Robinson Ltd.. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 2008. First British Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Minor shelf wear to unclipped DJ. ; First UK edition, first printing with no other printings listed. Dark blue cloth boards with green lettering to spine. Nice tight copy, no names or marks inside, appears unread and near as new. DJ artwork by Joe Roberts. ; The Agatha Raisin Series; Vol. 19; 208 pages; Agatha Raisin gets involved when a local jam making competition is hit by tragedy as someone spikes the preserves with LSD! .

$16.72

Full Dark House
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Full Dark House

By Fowler, Christopher

London: Bantam Books. Very Good-. 2004. Reprint; First Printing. Paperback. Light cover creases and some internal corner creasing. ; First UK paperback editoin, first printing with full number line. Nice tight copy, no names inside. Cover design by Jake Rickwood. Heavy book and priced accordingly. ; The Bryant & May Series; Vol. 1; 416 pages; Bryant & May's first mystery. The detectives from the Metropolitan Police's little known Peculiar Crimes Unit are plunged into a bizarre gothic mystery in pursuit of a faceless man. .

$8.09

Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam
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Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam

By Beaton, M C

London: Robinson Publishing. Very Good+. 2006. Reprint; Second Printing. Paperback. Mass Market PB . Light reading creases and shelf wear. ; Second printing. Nice tight copy, no names or marks inside. Cover artwork by Francis Farmar. ; The Agatha Raisin Series; Vol. 10; 256 pages; Agatha has been jilted and retreats to a cottage in the pretty village of Fryfam. Her nose for trouble soon leads her to a potent brew of jealousy, blackmail and dangerous liaisons, and the murder of the local squire. .

$5.30

Gently At A Gallop
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Gently At A Gallop

By Hunter, Alan

London: Constable & Robinson Ltd.. Near Fine. 2013. Reprint; Second Printing. Paperback. Mass Market PB . Second printing in this edition. Nice tight copy, no names or marks inside, appears unread and near as new. Cover artwork by David Woodroffe. ; The Inspector George Gently Series; Vol. 18; 192 pages; The strange death of Charles Berney, trampled by a horse on a windswept stretch of moorland, came as the aging Lotherio had apparently settled down with an attractive young wife and was concentrating on developing his business. Who set the horse on him? And why was he on the moor anyway? .

$5.30

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