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Time Bomb
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Time Bomb

By Kellerman, Jonathan

London: MacDonald. Very Good. 1990. First Edition; First Printing. Paperback. Trade PB . Minor shelf and edge wear with some creases to rear cover, ink numerals to front endpaper. ; First trade paperback edition. Nice tight copy, no names inside, appears unread. Cover design uncredited. Heavy book and priced accordingly. ; The Alex Delaware Series; Vol. 5; 496 pages; The cheerful chaos of a California schoolyard is shatered one autumn day by gunfire. No children are hurt, but a sniper is shot down, and Alex Delaware is called in to help the kids cope with the trauma. Then comes another surprise, the identity of the sniper. Delaware Is intrigued by the chance to explore the forces that created such a twisted personality. But what he discovers is an ever widening net of malice reaching far beyond the school. .

$21.42

Blood Relations
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Blood Relations

By Hulland, J.R.

London: Barrie & Jenkins. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1991. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Minor shelf wear to unclipped DJ with some foxing to reverse and edges of reading block. ; Red cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Nice tight copy, no names inside, appears unread. ; 256 pages; She was so pleased with herself, evading all the restrictions placed on her, she'd escaped her foster-home and was planning a new life with her lover. Until a brutal murder put an end to all the dreaming... .

$17.85

Rebus: The Lost Years
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Rebus: The Lost Years

By Rankin, Ian

London: Orion Books. Very Good-. 2003. First Edition Thus; First Printing. Paperback. Trade PB . Light reading and cover creases, some shelf wear, slightly cocked spine. ; Nice tight copy, no names or marks inside. ; The Inspector Rebus Series; 832 pages; Omnibus edition of the seventh, eighth, and ninth novels featuring Edinburgh Detective Inspector John Rebus. Comprising: Let It Bleed; Black & Blue; The Hanging Garden. .

$21.42

A Poirot Quintet
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A Poirot Quintet

By Christie, Agatha

London: Collins. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1977. First Edition Thus; First Printing. Hardcover. Book Club Edition . Light shelf wear to unclipped DJ, small ding to base of front board, corners lightly bumped, minor foxing to endpapers and edges of reading block. ; Blue rexine boards with silver gilt lettering and decorations to front cover and spine. Nice tight copy, no names inside. Very heavy book and priced accordingly. ; 1003 pages; Omnibus edition of five Poirot novels comprising: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd; The Mystery of the Blue Train; Dumb Witness; After the Funeral; and Death on the Nile. All complete and unabridged. .

$41.43

The Penguin Complete Sherlock Holmes
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The Penguin Complete Sherlock Holmes

By Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan

Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England: Penguin Books. Very Good-. 1981. First Edition Thus; First Printing. Paperback. Light shelf and edge wear, paper edge toned with some foxing. ; First edition, first printing 1981. Nice tight copy, no names inside, appears unread. Cover artwork by Leslie Howell. Very heavy book and priced accordingly. ; 1128 pages; The first omnibus edition to contain all 4 novels and 56 Sherlock Holmes short stories, with a preface by Christopher Morley. .

$25.01

Compromising Positions
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Compromising Positions

By Isaacs, Susan

London: Allen Lane. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1978. First British Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Minor shelf wear to unclipped DJ, corners lightly bumped. ; First UK edition, first printing 1978. Dark purple cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Nice tight copy, no names inside, appears unread. ; 320 pages; Long Island housewife, Judith Singer, becomes involved in the murder investigation of local philandering dentist, Dr. M. Bruce Fleckstein, who had been having affairs with several of her neighbors. Basis for the 1985 Paramount movie starring Susan Sarandon. .

$14.28

Dangerous By Moonlight A Dangerous Davies Novel
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Dangerous By Moonlight A Dangerous Davies Novel

By Thomas, Leslie

London: Mandarin. Very Good. 1995. Reprint; Sixth Printing. Paperback. Mass Market PB . Light reading and cover creases, slightly cocked spine, light foxing to endpapers and edges of reading block. ; Sixth printing, 1995. Nice tight copy, no names inside. Cover artwork by Peter Mennim. ; 352 pages; While recuperating in Bournemouth from injuries sustained in the line of duty in London, Detective Constable Dangerous Davies is approached by a member of the local Widows Club to investigate the disappearance of her husband 15 years before. It's against the rules but a mystery which propels Davies into a double life of casework and moonlighting and a series of outlandish adventures. .

$5.06

Bird
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Bird

By Adams, Jane

London: Pan Books. Very Good+. 1998. Reprint; Fourth Printing. Paperback. Mass Market PB . Light reading creases and shelf wear with split to base of spine, light foxing to endpapers and edges of reading block. ; Fourth printing. Nice tight copy, no names inside. Cover photo by Richard Ivey. ; 304 pages; A chilling tale of a young woman's search to uncover the demons haunting her grandfather. Images of a body hanging from a tree and the ghostly image of "Rebekkah", a woman he insists is standing beside him, a noose around her neck. Before he dies, Bird vows to uncover the true story behind this woman. Even if it points to her grandfather being a murderer. .

$5.66

Blood Relatives
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Blood Relatives

By McBain, Ed

London: Pan Books. Very Good-. 1979. Reprint; Third Printing. Paperback. Mass Market PB . Light reading and cover creases, some shelf and edge wear, light foxing to endpapers abd edges of reading block. ; Third printing, 1979. Nice tight copy, no names inside. Cover photo from the film adaptation. ; The 87th Precinct Series; 160 pages; Saturday night was party night, until one girl got knifed and the other ran dripping blood into the 87th Precinct station house. .

$5.66

Silence in Hanover Close
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Silence in Hanover Close

By Perry, Anne

London: Grafton. Fair. 1991. Reprint. Paperback. Mass Market PB . Ex library copy with usual stamps and marks inside. Some reading and cover creases, some shelf and edge wear with tiny splits to base of cocked spine, missing front endpaper and title, ink name to dedication, some foxing. ; Reading copy only. Cover artwork by Teri Gower. ; The Charlotte & Thomas Pitt Series; Vol. 9; 384 pages; After three years, the murder of aristocrat Robert York, who worked at the Foreign Office, in an apparent bungled burglary at his home in Hanover Close remains unsolved. Inspector Pitt of Bow Street is told to look at the case again but can make little headway, none of the stolen goods have been recovered and they seem to have been an odd choice for a burglar. A possible clue is the sighting of a mysterious woman in the house at about the time of the crime, but Pitt little realises the danger he'll encounter in his search for her. .

$5.06

The Bridesmaid
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The Bridesmaid

By Rendell, Ruth

London: Arrow Books. Very Good. 1989. Reprint; First Printing. Paperback. Mass Market PB . Light reading and cover creases, some shelf wear, paper edge toned. ; Nice tight copy, no names or marks inside. Cover design uncredited. ; 304 pages; A man becomes obsessed with one of his sister's bridesmaids who bears a startling resemblance to a Renaissance statue of a garden nymph he'd inherited from his father. An obsession that will lead to murder. .

$4.17

Death of an Outsider
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Death of an Outsider

By Beaton, M.C.

London: Constable. Very Good. 2016. Reprint; Third Printing. Paperback. Some reading and cover creases. ; Third printing of 2016 re-issue. Nice tight copy, no names or marks inside. Cover design by Stuart Polson. ; The Hamish Macbeth Series; Vol. 3; 256 pages; While Hamish Macbeth is on duty temporarily in Cnothan, William Mainwaring, the most disliked man in town is murdered. No one wants to solve the crime, including Macbeth's superiors who want to keep the strange manner of Mainwaring's death hushed up. It might be bad for the local lobster industry if the word got out that the last shipment to Britain's best restaurants had disposed of the body first... .

$5.66

Death Of A Liar
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Death Of A Liar

By Beaton, M.C.

London: Constable. Very Good. 2016. Reprint; Third Printing. Paperback. Some reading creases. ; Third printing. Nice tight copy, no names inside. Cover design by Stuart Polson. ; The Hamish Macbeth Series; Vol. 31; 272 pages; Sergeant Hamish Macbeth is alarmed to receive a report from a woman in the small Highlands village of Cronish. She has been brutally attacked and a dangerous criminal is on the loose. But upon further investigation, It seems she was lying. So when the same woman calls him a few days about an intruder in her house, he takes the claim with a pinch of salt- only this time, it seems, she was telling the truth. Her body is found in her home and Hamish must sort through all her lies to solve the mystery of her murder. .

$5.66

Death Of A Dreamer
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Death Of A Dreamer

By Beaton, M.C.

London: Constable. Good+. 2015. Reprint; Third Printing. Paperback. Some reading and cover creases, bottom fore corner slightly chewed, some grime. ; Third printing of 2015 re-issue. Nice tight copy, no names inside. Cover design by Stuart Polson. ; The Hamish Macbeth Series; Vol. 22; 320 pages; Most newcomers don't stay long in remote Lochdubh - usually boredom, dampness and nosy locals drive them out. But it looks as if artist Effie Garrand has come to stay. When Hamish Macbeth calls on her he's amazed to find the woman in residence after a particularly harsh winter. Unfortunately, Effie is also quite delusional, having convinced herself that fellow local artist Jock Fleming is in love with her, and that they are engaged. But after a lover's scrap with Jock, Effie is found dead, poisoned by hemlock. Suicide or murder? It's up to Hamish to find out whether the dreamer's death is the result of something much more serious than a broken heart. .

$5.06

The Big Blowdown
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The Big Blowdown

By Pelecanos, George P

London: Serpent's Tail. Very Good. 2001. Reprint; Third Printing. Paperback. Single crease to spine, slight shelf wear, some foxing to endpapers and edges of reading block. ; First paperback edition. Nice tight copy, no names inside. Cover design by Keenan. ; 320 pages; Washington DC, 1946. For two local young men, Pete Karras and Joey Recevo, the easiest way to find work after the war is by turning to crime - providing a little muscle for a local boss, Mr Burke, who runs a protection racket with the Mafia. The trouble with Pete Karras is that he is just too soft on his fellow immigrants, and the last thing the boss wants is for his mob to get soft... .

$7.13

Total Recall
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Total Recall

By Paretsky, Sara

London: Hamish Hamilton. Very Good-. 2001. First British Edition; First Printing. Paperback. Trade PB . Damaged in transit inkstamp to front endpaper, corners slightly bumped, some grime and cat claw drag scratches to fore edge of readig block. ; First printing of UK trade paperback edition, 2001. Nice tight copy, no names inside, appears unread. Cover design by blacksheep. Heavy book and priced accordingly. ; 432 pages; In downtown Chicago, angry protestors are calling for the recovery of Holocaust assets which leads V I Warshawski into an intricate maze of wartime lies, heartbreaking secrets and harrowing retribution. A story that has devastating consequences for VI's cherished friend and mentor, Lotty Herschel. .

$12.80

Mischief
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Mischief

By McBain, Ed

London: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1993. First British Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Minor shelf wear and tear to unclipped DJ, some foxing to endpapers and edges of reading block. ; First UK edition. Black cloth boards with silver gilt lettering to spine. Nice tight copy, no names inside, appears unread. DJ design uncredited. ; The 87th Precinct Series; 320 pages; Somebody is killing graffiti writers. Someone else is dumping grannies all over the town. And the Deaf Man, the nemesis of the 87th Precinct, who hasn't been heard from in nearly a decade returns with a vengeance. Zeroing in on his favourite foil, Steve Carella, with a series of directives that almost, but not quite, give details of exactly what he plans to do for a multi-million dollar coup. .

$12.80

The Lighthouse
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The Lighthouse

By James, P. D.

London: Faber and Faber. Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket. 2005. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Slight shelf wear and tear to unclipped DJ, spine corners lightly bumped. ; First printing with full number line. Blue boards with cream lettering to spine, green endpapers. Nice tight copy, no names inside, appears unread. Cover artwork by Lee Gibbons. ; 336 pages; Combe Island off the Cornish coast has a bloodstained history of piracy and cruelty but now, privately owned, it offers respite to over-stressed men and women in positions of high authority who require privacy and guaranteed security. But the peace of Combe is violated when one of the distinguished visitors is bizarrely murdered. Adam Dalgliesh is called in to solve the mystery quickly and discreetly, but at a difficult time for him and his depleted team. .

$12.80

A Classic Christmas Crime
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A Classic Christmas Crime

By Heald, Tim

London: Headline. Very Good-. 1997. Reprint; First Printing. Paperback. Mass Market PB . Some cover creases and shelf wear, ink name to front endpaper, light foxing to endpapers and edges of reading block. ; Promo edition originally distributed with My Weekly magazine. Nice tight copy. Cover photo by John Abbott. ; 144 pages; Nine short stories featuring an unseasonal lack of goodwill to all men. .

$2.98

Original Sin
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Original Sin

By James, P. D.

New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Very Good-. 1995. First American Edition; First Printing. Paperback. Trade PB . Light shelf wear, corners slightly thumbed, slight bump to top of spine, paper slightly edge toned with light foxing. ; First American Trade Paperback edition. Nice tight copy, no names inside. Cover design uncredited. Heavy book and priced accordingly. ; 432 pages; Adam Dalgleish and his team investigate the murder of a London publishing house's new managing director. .

$14.28

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