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Oxford Blue
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Oxford Blue

By Stallwood, Veronica

London: Headline, 1999. " In order to come to terms with the death of her close friend, Andrew, Kate Ivory has escaped Oxford and found sanctuary in a friend's cottage a few miles away. Here, in the peace of the countryside, she hopes to find tranquility and the ...She has barely time to unpack before her gardener, Donna, is found dead in mysterious circumstances and Kate is reluctantly drawn into an investigation. Unconvinced by the official police verdict, she starts to uncover the feuds and illegal goings-on behind the genteel village facades.... There is plenty of gossip, and everyone has a theory about Donnas death, but Kate must relinquish her exile and return to Oxford before she can discover the truth."[Librarians (and libraries) feature in almost all of Stallwood's books, as central characters and occasionally as victims.]. First Pbk.Ed.. Pbk. Very Good.

$4.00

Death in the Truffle Wood (Commissaire Laviolette Mystery)
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Death in the Truffle Wood (Commissaire Laviolette Mystery)

By Magnan, Pierre

New York: Minotaur Books, 2007. Long a renowned crime writer in France, Pierre Magnan has won numerous prizes and has a huge popular following in his native country. Now, with this mouth-watering series debut, Magnan introduces the celebrated Commissaire Laviolette to U.S. readers.. 1st US Edition. Hardcover. New/New.

$15.00

When Gods Die
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When Gods Die

By Harris, C.S.

Thorndike Press, 2007. "Still shadowed by rumours of his dangerous past, Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, returns in another gripping tale of murder and passion in Regency England. In 1811, on a summer evening at the Royal Pavilion in Brighton, the beautiful young wife of an ageing marquis is found dead in the arms of the Prince Regent himself. Around her neck lies an ancient bluestone-and-silver necklace that legend credits with mysterious powers. Sebastian is lured into a dangerous investigation of the marchioness's death which appears to be mysteriously linked to the dark past of his own family. With the aid of his lover - Kat Boleyn, a beautiful actress hiding secrets of her own - and his new servant, Tom, a reformed pickpocket, Sebastian follows a twisted trail that leads from the luxurious wealth of Brighton palace to the most depraved London slums. And when one murder is followed by another, he confronts an insidious conspiracy that imperils those nearest to him even as it threatens to bring down the monarchy.". Large Type Edition. Laminated HC. As New.

$30.00

Airs Above the Ground

By Stewart,Mary

New York: M.S.Mill /William Morrow, 1965. Mystery around the Lippizzaner horses of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. BCE. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good with slight chips & Tear.

$17.50

The Taste of Proof

By Knox, Bill

New York: Crime Club/Doubleday. , 1965. Thane and Moss solve the intriguing mystery of a theft from a Glasgow Whisky distillery - as neat and complex a story as a single malt ! 188p. . Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Very Good/Good (torn parts repaired).

$15.00

Something in the Air

By Lathen,Emma

New York: Simon & Schuster., 1988. John Putnam Thatcher investigates sabotage & murder at his client's small commuter airline. No jacket - but the format appears to be a book clun editon. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket.

$6.00

Much Ado About Murder (Shakespeare & Smythe Mystery)
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Much Ado About Murder (Shakespeare & Smythe Mystery)

By Hawke, Simon

New York: Forge Books, 2002. Third book in the Shakespeare Murder mystery series. Shakesperare and Smythe are at it again in a literary mystery tale set in the world of the Elizabethan theater.The plague is in town and the theaters are closed by royal decree, so even though fledgling playwright Will Shakespeare and would-be thespian and part-time ostler Symington Smythe are now fully ensconced members of a theater company, the two inadvertent shamuses of the stage world are once again, at least temporarily, out of work.To make ends meet, Smythe resorts to smithing while Will becomes a poet for hire involved with the affairs of a certain dark lady . . . until entertainment-starved London is rocked by an apparent crime of passion with all of the requisite elements of a Greek tragedy.But life is never as simple as a stagebound construct, and in their new adventure the detective duo quickly find themselves involved in an affair that makes Much Ado About Murder.. 1st US Edition. Hardcover. New/New.

$17.50

King Arthur's Bones
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King Arthur's Bones

By Medieval Murderers

London: Simon & Schuster UK, 2009. Medieval murder and mayhem collectively exposed by Susanna Gregory, Bernard Knight, Michael Jecks, Philip Gooden and Ian Morson "1191. During excavation work at Glastonbury Abbey, an ancient leaden cross is discovered buried several feet below the ground. Inscribed on it are the words: Hic iacet sepultus inclitus rex arturius ...Here lies buried the renowned King Arthur. Beneath the cross are skeletal remains. Could this really be the legendary King Arthur and his queen, Guinevere? As the monks debate the implications of this extraordinary discovery, the bones disappear - spirited away by the mysterious Guardians, determined to keep King Arthur's remains safe until the legend is fulfilled and he returns to protect his country in in the hour of its greatest need. A missing right hand. A gang of ruthless bodysnatchers. Brother accused of killing brother. As the secret of the bones' hiding place is passed from generation to generation, those entrusted to safeguard the king's remains must withstand treachery, theft, blackmail and murder in order to keep the legend intact." . First Pbk.Ed.. Trade Paperback. Near Fine.

$10.00

The Regatta Mystery

By Christie Agatha

New York: Dell, 1969. Vintage pbk containing short stories featuring Hercule Poirot,Mr.Parker Pyne and Miss Marple.. Reprint. Pbk.. Very Good.

$3.00

Inspector Imanishi Investigates
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Inspector Imanishi Investigates

By Matsumoto, Seicho

New York: Soho Press, 1994. Classic of Japanese mystery fiction first published in 1961 under the title <Suna nao Utsuwa> (Vessel of Sand) . "In the railroad yard of Tokyo's Kamata Station a disfigured corpse is found, its head pillowed on one rail, thighs across another, awaiting the departure of the first morning train to complete the grisly work. The solitary clue is a name: Kameda. It leads nowhere until from the Homicide Division comes Inspector Imanishi Eitaro, a dogged, respected investigator, minimally educated, genteel, a gardener fond of haiku." . Soft Cover. Fine.

$21.00

Hill of Bones
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Hill of Bones

By Medieval Murderers

London: Simon & Schuster UK, 2011. Medieval murder and mayhem collectively exposed by Karen Maitland, Susanna Gregory, Bernard Knight, Michael Jecks, Philip Gooden and Ian Morson "Bath Abbey, 1199. The monks' peaceful existence is turned upside down when the Abbey's unpopular prior is found dead on Solsbury Hill. But when Sir Symon Cole and his wife, Gwenllian, arrive to investigate, they soon discover hear whisperings that prior has met with divine punishment. For it is said that on Solsbury Hill, only those who are pure in heart can survive a night when the moon is full. Determined to get to the bottom of the suspicious circumstances surrounding the prior's death, Gwenllian launches a daring investigation that puts her in great danger and Sir Symon accepts a challenge to visit the hill at night. Sacred treasures. Dangerous secrets. Plots against church, crown and government. Solsbury Hill continues to be the scene of murder, theft and conspiracy throughout the ages. But what will today's archaeologists make of the mysteries uncovered on this haunted site?" . First Pbk.Ed.. Trade Paperback. Near Fine.

$10.00

Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist
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Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist

By Beaton, M.C

New York: St.Martin's Press., 1997. Mystery story set in the Turkish occupied part of northern Cyprus. Clean and tight, ffep missing leaving only minor signs of library ownership.. 1st.US Ed.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Laminated DJ. Ex-Library.

$10.00

Jane and the Ghosts of Netley
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Jane and the Ghosts of Netley

By Barron, Stephanie

New York: Bantam, 2003. In her seventh captivating adventure, Jane Austen finds her crime-solving mettle put to the test in a confounding case of intrigue, murder, and high treason. Among the haunted ruins of an ancient abbey, Jane is drawn into a shadow world of dangerous secrets and traitorous hearts where not only her life is at stake--but the fate of England.. 1st US Edition. Hardcover. As New/As New.

$20.00

Not a Girl Detective: A Cece Caruso Mystery
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Not a Girl Detective: A Cece Caruso Mystery

By Kandel, Susan

New York: William Morrow, 2005. "Biographer and amateur sleuth Cece Caruso freely admits that she spent her youth idolizing girl detective Nancy Drew, a fantasy that undoubtedly influenced her grown-up job of writing biographies of dead mystery writers. Researching the life of Nancy Drew creator Carolyn Keene, Cece snoops around at the annual Nancy Drew fan convention in Palm Springs - and discovers a dead body in the swimming pool of her borrowed vacation house." . 1st US Edition. Hardcover. As New/As New.

$25.00

Cruel & Unusual

By Cornwell, Patricia

New York: Harper Audio, 1993. Abridged. Box contains 2 double sided cassettes. Read by Kate Burton. Playing time 3 hours. "Killing me won’t kill the beast warned convicted rapist-murderer Ronnie Joe Waddell four days before his execution. Ignored as a madman’s rant, the words come to haunt Scarpetta when Waddell’s fingerprints show up at a fresh crime committed after she’d performed his autopsy. It’s a chilling game, and Scarpetta can’t afford to lose. Because if Waddell’s next victim is someone she loves, the punishment will be CRUEL AND UNUSUAL". Boxed Set. Near Fine. Illus. by Read by Kate Burton.

$15.00

The Body Farm

By Cornwell, Patricia

New York: Simon & Schuster Audioworks, 1994. Abridged. Box contains 2 double sided cassettes. Read by Jill Eikenberry. Playing time 3 hours. ""The Body Farm" is a remote facility in the foothills of Virginia where a team of experts assess how bodies deteriorate in various conditions. Dr Kay Scarpetta needs their knowledge when asked to investigate a girl's murder. She needs to establish not only how she died, but where.". Boxed Set. Near Fine. Illus. by Read by Jill Eikenberry..

$15.00

Bell, Book, and Scandal (Jane Jeffry Mysteries, No. 14)
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Bell, Book, and Scandal (Jane Jeffry Mysteries, No. 14)

By Churchill, Jill

New York: William Morrow, 2003. One would never guess to look at suburbanite homemaker Jane Jeffry that she would be interested in murder, but she's practically an expert on the subject. Which is why, with best buddy Shelley Nowack in tow, Jane's booking down to a nearby mystery writers' convention to mingle with the agents, publishing bigwigs, and famous authors . and to maybe drum up interest in her own recently completed manuscript. But what would a mystery convention be without a mystery? So when a famous ego-squashing editor is undone by an anonymous poisoner, and a much hated book-bashing journalist is himself bashed quite nastily in the parking lot, Jane and Shelley jump right on the case, ready to snoop, eavesdrop, and gossip their way to a solution. But the would-be killer they seek is no open book. And trying to read him/her/them may turn out to be harder and deadlier than anyone initially imagined. 1st US Edition. New/New.

$20.00

Death in the Cotswolds

By Tope, Rebecca

London: Allison and Busby, 2008. After two disastrous house sitting incidents in which she unwittingly became embroiled in murder and mayhem, Thea Osbourne is only too happy to have a bit of peace and quiet. The only positive thing that came out of her experiences is her blossoming relationship with DI Phil Hollis and she relishes the thought of their spending some quality time together. Even meeting Phil’s childhood acquaintance, the eccentric Ariadne, cannot detract from Thea’s happiness. . Reprint. Pbk. Near Fine.

$6.00

A Grave in the Cotswolds (The Cotswold Mysteries)
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A Grave in the Cotswolds (The Cotswold Mysteries)

By Tope, Rebecca

London: Allison and Busby, 2011. Undertaker Drew Slocombe is not having a good day. His business is failing, the car needs an MOT (safety inspection) and he’s driving 120 miles to the Cotswolds to carry out the late Greta Simmonds’ final wishes. Unfortunately, when he gets there, a string of bureaucratic mistakes means that he’s now the chief suspect of a murder inquiry. He’s beginning to wish he had never heard of Greta Simmonds. Thea Osborne and her loyal spaniel Hepzie are still pursuing their occupation as house-sitters, despite the disastrous incidents of the past. At the moment they are staying in Greta Simmonds’ house, which is currently between ownership. Thea is torn between moving back home or waiting for the execution of the will. After all, she does have outstanding payments due. Then the discovery of a body in a nearby field takes the decision out of Thea’s hands, and she finds herself embroiled in a murder investigation once again. Having befriended the police’s only suspect, Drew Slocombe, Thea believes him to be innocent. As Thea and Drew work together to clear his name, it slowly dawns on them that in a village simmering with secrets, a means and a motive could be laid at anybody’s door.. Reprint. Pbk. Near Fine.

$6.00

The Sherlock Holmes Companion

By Hardwick, Michael & Hardwick, Mollie

New York: Bramhall House, 1962. "This indispensable companion brings together all the ingredients... a Who's Who, plots of each story, biographies of Holmes and Watson, an anthology of their aphorisms and a chapter on their relation to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, their creator" The illustrations are from the originals done for the Strand Magazine by Sidney Paget in the 232p. illus. Reissue. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good, Slight Chips. Illus. by Sidney Paget.

$15.00

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