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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

My Lady Judge (Burren Series)
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My Lady Judge (Burren Series)

By Harrison,Cora

London: Macmillan, 2007. On the first eve of May the people from the Burren climbed Mullaghmore Mountain to celebrate the festival through the night. But one man did not return through the grey dawn to the safety of his home. When mara, a woman appointed by King Turlough Don O'Brien to be judge and lawgiver to the stony kingdom, came to investigate, she was met with a wall of silence.. Uncorrected Proof. Typescript. Fine.

$15.00

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

Ovation by Death: A Vic Bowering Mystery
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Ovation by Death: A Vic Bowering Mystery

By Yeager, Dorian

New York: St Martins Press, 1996. ARC/Advance Reading Copy. Softcover. Fine.

$5.00

Curse the Darkness

By Grant-Adamson, Lesley

London: Faber & Faber, 1991. The fifth mystery featuring Rain Morgan (after Guilty Knowledge ) is a highly original, satisfying tale. When Alf Wilson, an elderly screenwriter, "invites" his neighbors and gossip-columnist/sleuth Rain to discover his body hanging from his chandelier, it is an invitation for Rain to investigate whether the situation is a case of murder or not. In the meantime, novelist John Gower--whose success is thus far measured in positive reviews rather than in money--stages his own death in order to win publicity for his work. Unfortunately for Gower, the scheme works too well. While Gower's estranged wife and his agent reap the rewards, the author is left to hide in a remote cottage and later in an urban squatters' digs. He writes the masterpiece of his career, but finds himself leading a life increasingly similar to that of his own fictional main character. A mystery on two levels, with Rain's pursuit of the truth running parallel to the action in the false disappearance, the novel also examines the writing life as experienced by a journalist, a screenwriter and a novelist. A smashing conclusion brings Rain and Gower together in dangerous circumstances.. Softcover. Very Good.

$5.00

Virgin Territory
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Virgin Territory

By Todd, Marilyn

London: Macmillan, 1996. Claudia jumps at the chance to leave Rome and to chaperone Sabina, after 30 years as a Vestal Virgin , back to Sicily.. Unfortunately, Sabina is an imposter. And back in Rome, investigator Marcus Orbilio fears Claudia is in danger. He must go to Sicily to save her. 1st UK Edition. Hardcover. New/New.

$35.00

Brother Cadfael : The Leper of St. Giles [VIDEO]

By Peters, Ellis

London: Central Films, 1994. Cadfael, a British TV series broadcast between 1994 and 1998 was based on The Cadfael Chronicles novels written by Ellis Peters. Produced by ITV Central, it starred Derek Jacobi as the medieval detective and monk Brother Cadfael. This is part of a boxed set of Series 1 [1994] Containg 4 episodes, and parts will NOT be seld separately. Each VHS cassette cassette lasts approx. 75 minutes. The set includes "Once Corpse Too Many" "The Sanctuary Sparrow" "The Leper of St.Giles" and "Monl's Hood" Each VHS cassette cassette lasts approx. 75 minutes All cassettes As as New in orginal box.. First Thus. Video Box. As New. Boxed Set.

$20.00

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