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Hound
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Hound

By Vincent McCaffrey

Small Beer Press. As New in As New dust jacket; Gently read. Like new.. 2009. Stated First Edition. Hardcover. 9781931520591 . 9.0 x 0.90 x 5.90; 271 pages; Written by bookseller, Vincent McCaffrey, this debut mystery novel is about ordinary people with ordinary dreams set in the world of book hound, Henry Sullivan. Henry's elderly landlady dies and in the process of finding out what happened, Henry also relives his life, his friendships and his loe of books. Booksellers all over, who, like Henry, are in the business, more for the love of books and the pursuit of that illusive collectible, will root for this hero. .

$18.00

The Two Minute Rule
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The Two Minute Rule

By Robert Crais

Simon & Schuster. New in New dust jacket. 2006. Hardcover. 9780743281614 . 9.50 x 1.10 x 6.25 in; 325 pages; Known for his Elvis Cole/ Joe Pike mystery series, Robert Crais takes time out from these characters to write a mystery novel with totally new characters. They are always just as exciting as the Elvisd etective series. Max Holman is a criminal in and out of prison. Having completed a 10 year stint, he wants nothing more than to reconcile with his son who has become a police officer. One day before Max' release, his son and other officers are killed in a shoot-out and there is rumor that his son may have been on the take. In his grief, Max sets out to find his son's killers and find the truth. He has no one else to turn to for help but the FBI officer who put him behind bars. Katharine Pollard has now retired from law enforcement and does not need the trouble that Max Holman brings. Yet she accepts against her better judgment and is drawn into the mystery. Robert Crais weaves a mystery around a father's love for his son, of friendship and of redemption. .

$12.00

The Two Minute Rule
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The Two Minute Rule

By Robert Crais

Simon & Schuster. As New in As New dust jacket; Gently read.. 2006. Hardcover. 9780743281614 . 9.50 x 1.10 x 6.25 in; 325 pages; Known for his Elvis Cole/ Joe Pike mystery series, Robert Crais takes time out from these characters to write a mystery novel with totally new characters. They are always just as exciting as the Elvisd etective series. Max Holman is a criminal in and out of prison. Having completed a 10 year stint, he wants nothing more than to reconcile with his son who has become a police officer. One day before Max' release, his son and other officers are killed in a shoot-out and there is rumor that his son may have been on the take. In his grief, Max sets out to find his son's killers and find the truth. He has no one else to turn to for help but the FBI officer who put him behind bars. Katharine Pollard has now retired from law enforcement and does not need the trouble that Max Holman brings. Yet she accepts against her better judgment and is drawn into the mystery. Robert Crais weaves a mystery around a father's love for his son, of friendship and of redemption. .

$8.00

Dead of Night
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Dead of Night

By Randy Wayne White

G. P. Putnam's Sons. As New in As New dust jacket. 2005. Hardcover. 039915244X . Doc Floyd; 9.10 x 1.22 x 6.58; 368 pages; I love Randy Wayne White because he writes so lovingly about Florida while involving his readers in a roller coaster thriller. He does so again in this Doc Floyd thriller. Doc Floyd's friend, Frieda Matthews asks him to check on her reclusive brother, a biologist, because he had not been answering the phone. The visit draws Doc into a nightmare of catastrophic possibilities threatening Florida. .

$16.50

Blue Smoke
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Blue Smoke

By Nora Roberts

G. P. Putnam's Sons. Very Good; Book club edition, dust jacket has shelf wear.. 2005. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. 0399153063 . 1.6 x 9.10x 6.20; 370 pages; Reena Hale worked hard to become an arson investigator. Fueled by the unforgetable spectacle of her family's pizzeria going down in a terrible blaze, she decided to learn about fire and its power. Then a man begins to taunt her with phone calls and horrific crimes. .

$3.00

Hit Parade
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Hit Parade

By Lawrence Block

William Morrow. New in New dust jacket; New but has remainder mark at the bottom.. 2006. Stated First Edition. Hardcover. 0060840889 . John Keller Mysteries; 9.28 x 1.05 x 6.22; 304 pages; John Keller is a hit man. He is prone to self doubt and loneliness and longs to give up the business. This is the third book in this series. .

$10.00

The Innocent
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The Innocent

By Harlan Coben

Dutton. New in New dust jacket; Dust cover may have slight shelf wear.. 2005. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. 0525948740 . 8.5 x1.2x 5.80; 400 pages; One night in college, Matt Hunter tries to break up a fight and ends up being a killer. Now several years after release from prison, Matt has a good life with pregnant wife and a good occupation. Then a video call on his wife's phone turns his life upside down. Vintage Harlan Coben fare, he weaves this tale keeping us wondering what is to come next. This is a book club edition. .

$5.00

Last Man Standing

By David Baldacci

Warner Books. As New in As New dust jacket. 2001. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. 1.40 x 8.90 x 6.10; 549 pages; David Baldacci is a master story teller. Web London of the elite FBI Hostage Rescue team is the only survivor of an ambush in a dark alley which wiped out his friends and his team. Devastated and struggling with survivor guilt, he tries to make sense of the incident and how it all went down. He must find a witness and survivor, a 10 year old boy. Baldacci's books are an easy read, well paced and difficult to put down. This is no exception. .

$10.00

The Husband
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The Husband

By Dean Koontz

Bantam Books. Good+ with no dust jacket; The book is well read with tight binding, some . dog eard pages.. 2007. Paperback. 9780553589092 . Mass Market PB; 7.0 x 1.0 x4.25 in; 417 pages; Dean Koontz writes mysteries about good ordinary people confronted with evil and this book is in the same vein. A simple gardener gets a call that they have his wife and need $2M for ransom, a perplexing thing because he is a gardener with only about $11,000.00 in his bank account. The thriller goes from there as the husband tries to make sense of it all while pursuing all he can to free his wife. He has to confront his past and is transformed from a gentle man to a man capable of anything in his desperation. .

$3.00

Stone Cold
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Stone Cold

By David Baldacci

Grand Central Publishing. New in New dust jacket. 2007. Stated First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0446577391 . Camel Club; 1.60 x 9.0 x6.20; 400 pages; Oliver Stone, cemetery caretaker, monitors goings on in the government. A man with an incredible past, he holds secrets feared by government officials who would rather he disappeared from the face of the earth and periodically try to kill him. Oliver's family is a collection of unlikely friends who together form the Camel Club, an unknown, unofficial government watchdog. When ex-CIA members from his past are assasinated, Oliver is unwillingly drawn into the intigue. Annabelle Conroy, honorary Camel Club member, one of the world's greatest con artist, has swindled 40 million dollars from ruthless casino owner, Jerry Bagger, who killed Annabelle's mother and who will stop at nothing to kill her. How Oliver Stone is forced to confront his past while protecting his beloved Camel Club from those who want him dead is a thrilling ride Baldacci style. A great read that will keep you up till the end. .

$15.95

Stone Cold

By David Baldacci

Grand Central Publishing. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket; Slight tear on a couple of pages.. 2007. Large Print Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 9780739489543 . Camel Club; 1.25 x 8.50 x6.20; 622 pages; Oliver Stone, cemetery caretaker, monitors goings on in the government. A man with an incredible past, he holds secrets feared by government officials who would rather he disappeared from the face of the earth and periodically try to kill him. Oliver's family is a collection of unlikely friends who together form the Camel Club, an unknown, unofficial government watchdog. When ex-CIA members from his past are assasinated, Oliver is unwillingly drawn into the intigue. Annabelle Conroy, honorary Camel Club member, one of the world's greatest con artist, has swindled 40 million dollars from ruthless casino owner, Jerry Bagger, who killed Annabelle's mother and who will stop at nothing to kill her. How Oliver Stone is forced to confront his past while protecting his beloved Camel Club from those who want him dead is a thrilling ride Baldacci style. A great read that will keep you up till the end. .

$6.00

Fear Itself
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Fear Itself

By Walter Mosley

Little Brown. As New in Very Good+ dust jacket; Dust jacket with slight shelf wear.. 2003. Stated First Edition. Hardcover. 0316591122 . Fearless Jones; 1.10 x 9.50 x 6.0; 316 pages; Paris Minton enjoys selling books in his shop in 1950's Los Angeles. One night, friend, Fearless Jones, knocks on his door asking him for help locating the husband of a young women. Paris knows this could lead to trouble but allows himself to be drawn into the search nonetheless. Walter Mosley, author of the Easy Rawlins, writes not only a compelling thriller but paints great picture of the life of the Black man in 1950's Los Angeles. .

$5.00

Mystic River
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Mystic River

By Dennis Lehane

William Morrow. Fine+ in Fine+ dust jacket; Used, gently read, some rubbing on dust jacket.. 2001. First Edition. Hardcover. 0688163165 . First edition; 6 1/2 X 9 1/2 "; 401 pages; Three friends share a childhood secret which they leave behind as they grow up. The murder of a daughter brings the friends together once again to confront the demons they have been trying to forget. Dennis Lehane weaves this intriguing tale. He has been considered an heir to Raymond Chandler. COLLECTIBLE FIRST EDITION. .

$11.00

Mystic River
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Mystic River

By Dennis Lehane

William Morrow. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket; Used, gently read, some rubbing . on dust jacket.. 2001. Stated First Edition. Hardcover. 0688163165 . First edition; 6 1/2 X 9 1/2 "; 401 pages; Three friends share a childhood secret which they leave behind as they grow up. The murder of a daughter brings the friends together once again to confront the demons they have been trying to forget. Dennis Lehane weaves this intriguing tale. He has been considered an heir to Raymond Chandler. COLLECTIBLE FIRST EDITION. .

$10.00

A Case of Need
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A Case of Need

By Michael Crichton

Signet. Fair with no dust jacket; Front cover is lifting.. 1969. Paperback. 0451183665 . Trade PB; 1.20 x 6.70 x 4.10; 416 pages; This is one of Michael Crichton's (writing as Jeffrey Hudson) earlier novels and is a medical thriller. Dr. John Berry tries to exonerate his friend, Dr. Arthur Lee who is accused of a botched abortion leading to the death of prominent socialite Karen Randall. There are secrets to be protected and Berry runs up against a prominent Boston family. The morality of abortion is also a major theme in this work. Finally, Crichton presents the moral dilemnas confronting physicians today. .

$3.00

Target
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Target

By Stella Cameron

Mira. Very Good; Gently read.. 2007. Paperback. 0778324257 . Mass Market PB; 1.18 x 6.46 x 4.09; 384 pages; In 1990, one boy and two girls escape a sinister mass murder at the Refuge, a commune at the foothills north of San Francisco. The leader, a charismatic man named Collin, concealed the deed in a mass grave. The children, Nick and sisters Sarah and Aurelie, finds their way to the bayous of Louisiana and quietly grow and live peacefully. Twenty years later, the mass grave is uncovered and the trio must relive the nightmare and save themselves from the man who has been waiting for them to resurface. .

$3.00