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Death Trance: A Novel of Hypnotic Detection
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Death Trance: A Novel of Hypnotic Detection

By Zimmerman, R.D.

William Morrow & Company, 1992. Book. Illus. by James Sullivan (jacket art). . Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Good condition hardback with jacket. No remainder marks or clippings. Price inside jacket $20.00. Number line: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10. No writing or tears inside book. Tight spine, clean pages. Jacket art by James Sullivan. .

$4.99

Pennies On A Dead Woman's Eyes (A Sharon McCone Mystery)

By Muller, Marcia

The Mysterious Press, 1992. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Very-good condition hardback with jacket. No remainder marks or clippings. Price inside jacket $18.95. Number line: 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. Jacket is clean and bright, shows slight wear - no tears. No tears inside book. Only writing inside book is previous owner's signature in book front on blank page (Eunice Weech). Tight spine, clean pages. .

$6.71

A Wild and Lonely Place: A Sharon McCane Mystery

By Muller, Marcia

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Mysterious Pr, 1995. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Very-good condition hardback with jacket. No remainder marks or clippings. Price inside jacket $19.95. Price inside jacket 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. Jacket is clean, shows light wear - no tears. No writing or tears inside book. Tight spine, clean pages. .

$8.39

The Bishop and the Missing L Train: A Blackie Ryan Story
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The Bishop and the Missing L Train: A Blackie Ryan Story

By Greeley, Andrew M.

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Forge, 2000. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Very-good condition hardback with jacket. No remainder marks or clippings. Price inside jacket $24.95. Number line: 0 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. Jacket is clean, shows light wear - no tears. No writing or tears inside book. Tight spine, clean pages. .

$8.39

The Menehune Murders: A Penny Spring and Sir Toby Glendower Mystery
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The Menehune Murders: A Penny Spring and Sir Toby Glendower Mystery

By Arnold, Margot

Woodstock, Vermont: A Foul Play Press Book: The Countryman Press, Inc., 1989. Book. Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Good condition hardback with jacket. No remainder marks or clippings. Price inside jacket $17.95. Jacket shows light wear - no tears. No tears inside book. Previous owner's name was in book front on blank page. It has been whited-out. No other writing inside book. Tight spine, clean pages. Pages show tanning. 259 pages. No tears inside book. .

$7.99

Little Indiscretions : A Novel
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Little Indiscretions : A Novel

By Posadas, Carmen; Andrews, Christopher (translator)

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Random House, 2003. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. First American Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near-fine condition hardback with dust cover. No remainder marks or price clippings. First U.S. Edition. Dust cover is clean and bright, shows slight wear - no tears. Tight spine, clean pages. No writing or tears inside book. 309 pages. .

$9.99

Verdict in Blood: A Joanne Kilbourn Mystery
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Verdict in Blood: A Joanne Kilbourn Mystery

By Bowen, Gail

McClelland & Stewart, 1998. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near-fine condition. SIGNED / AUTOGRAPHED by author in book front on title page. No other writing inside book. No remainder marks or price clippings. Price inside dustcover: $20.95. No tears inside book. Tight spine, clean pages. Verdict in Blood is Gail Bowen's sixth novel featuring Joanne Kilbourn, one of Canada's most beloved sleuths. Teacher, friend, lover, single mother, and now grandmother, Joanne has a quick intelligence and a boundless compassion, which repeatedly get her into - and out of - trouble. In Verdict in Blood, Joanne's good friend Hilda McCourt is visiting her in Regina, Saskatchewan, when Judge Justine Blackwell's corpse is found sprawled across one of the limestone slabs of the Boy Scout memorial in Wascana Park. Blackwell, known for the harsh sentences she's handed down over the years, had lately been seeking out people she'd once incarcerated and trying to help them. Had she had a genuine change of heart, or had she been getting senile? Even the fearsome judge herself had wondered. Just the night before her death, she'd asked Hilda to make an assessment of her mental condition. Now she's dead, the matter is urgent: Which of her two wills should prevail - the one leaving everything to her daughters, including the famous sixties singer Lucy Blackwell, or the one leaving it all to Culhane House, a halfway house for ex-cons? Whoever stood to lose could be her murderer, and Hilda has to decide. Before too long, Joanne (who has problems enough of her own with her lover, Alex, and his troubled nephew, Eli) finds herself once again embroiled in intrigue..

$12.99

Nothing But Gossip: A Lilly Bennett Mystery
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Nothing But Gossip: A Lilly Bennett Mystery

By Kellogg, Marne Davis

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Doubleday, 1999. Book. Fine. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Very-nice, clean copy. NO remainder marks or price clippings. Price inside dustcover:$21.95. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. Tight spine, bright pages. 276 pages. Dustcover shows slight wear (NO tears). Synopsis In Marne Davis Kellogg's fourth mystery featuring Lilly Bennett, the intrepid marshal of Bennett's Fort, Wyoming, and president of Bennett Security, finally makes it to the altar - but not before stopping a one-man crime wave, being abducted in the trunk of a Cadillac, and confronting a murderer over a rose-strewn casket..

$9.99

Scat
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Scat

By Hiaasen, Carl

Alfred A Knopf Inc, 2009. Book. As New. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. NEW book. Stated First Edition. Number line: 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. NO remainder marks or price clippings. Tight spine, clean pages. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. 373 pages Synopsis: Bestselling author and columnist Carl Hiaasen returns with another hysterical mystery for kids set in Florida's Everglades. Bunny Starch, the most feared biology teacher ever, is missing. She disappeared after a school field trip to Black Vine Swamp. And, to be honest, the kids in her class are relieved. But when the principal tries to tell the students that Mrs. Starch has been called away on a "family emergency," Nick and Marta just don't buy it. No, they figure the class delinquent, Smoke, has something to do with her disappearance. And he does! But not in the way they think. There's a lot more going on in Black Vine Swamp than any one player in this twisted tale can see. And Nick and Marta will have to reckon with an eccentric eco-avenger, a stuffed rat named Chelsea, a wannabe Texas oilman, a singing substitute teacher, and a ticked-off Florida panther before they really begin to see the big picture. That's life in the swamp, kids. The New York Times - David Pogue Not many authors are equally successful at writing books for adults and children, but Carl Hiaasen seems to have made an effortless transition His latest, Scat, won't disappoint Hiaasenphiles of any age the ingenious plotting makes Scat more engrossing than either of its predecessors. The characters are richer two of them turn out to be not at all the caricatures they seemed at first. And even the title is a clever pun, referring both to the good guys' message to the bad guys, and to the panther droppings that hold a key to the mystery. In short, Hiaasen's novels for younger readers seem to be maturing right along with them..

$10.99

A Matter of Time: A Faith Abbey Mystery
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A Matter of Time: A Faith Abbey Mystery

By Manuel, David

Paraclete Pr, 2002. Book. Fine. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near-new condition. NO remainder marks or price clippings. Number line: 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. Tight spine, clean pages. NO writing or tears inside book. 255 pages. David Manuel's third installation in the acclaimed Faith Abbey Mystery Series follows A Matter of Roses (2000) and A Matter of Diamonds (2001). In the latest addition, A Matter of Time, monastic sleuth Brother Bartholomew takes a personal retreat in Bermuda to unravel a deep-seated spiritual crisis of his own, but soon finds himself untangling a bizarre murder mystery involving a local fisherman..

$9.99

Delectable Mountains: A Benni Harper Mystery
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Delectable Mountains: A Benni Harper Mystery

By Fowler, Earlene

Berkley Pub Group, 2005. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near-new condition. NO remainder marks or price clippings. Number line: 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. Tight spine, clean pages. 305 pages. From Publishers Weekly Starred Review. No wonder Benni Harper fans are so faithful-the woman can't even stay out of trouble in church. At the start of Fowler's topnotch 12th cozy to feature the quilter and amateur sleuth (after 2004's Broken Dishes), Benni stumbles on the body of church handyman Walt Adams, who's oozing blood onto the sanctuary's new carpeting. Who would hurt a sweet old caretaker? On the other hand, what did anyone really know about Walt's past? Both the policemen in Benni's life-her Latino hunk hubby, Gabe Ortiz, and Ford "Hud" Hudson, who'd love to be more than her friend-warn her to leave the detective work to the professionals, but as usual, Benni leaps first and thinks later. Between Walt's murder and the disappearance of a valuable violin from the San Celina, Calif., folk museum, Gabe and Benni have their hands full. The surprise visit of Gabe's long-estranged cousin, Luis, adds to their difficulties, as he and Gabe seek to work through their differences, and Benni seeks to referee. Gabe's reluctance to open up to Benni propels the three-year Ortiz-Harper union into some rough waters. A heart-hammering hostage situation leads to a highly unexpected ending, while most readers will approve of the almost-but-not-quite-resolved Benni-Hud relationship..

$8.99

The Grilling Season: A Culinary Mystery
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The Grilling Season: A Culinary Mystery

By Davidson, Diane Mott

Bantam Books, 1997. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near-new condition. Appears unread. Price inside dustcover: $22.95. Number line: 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 - October 1997 Printing. Tight spine - Bright pages. NO remainder mark or price clippings. 323 pages. Hired to cater a hockey party, Goldy comes up with a winning menu featuring zesty South of the Border Appetizers, succulent Grilled Goalies' Tuna, and iced Stanley Cupcakes. Yet Patricia McCracken, her client and long-suffering friend, won't be satisfied until Goldy adds a hefty side order of revenge. Patricia is convinced that her obstetrician and her Health Maintenance Organization - penny-pinching ACHMO - are to blame for the recent loss of her baby. And the doctor in question is none other than John Richard Korman, Aspen Meadow's leading ob-gyn and Goldy's ex-husband, whose clean-cut good looks hide his dirty habit of battering women. Now Patricia is suing the doctor and ACHMO for malpractice, but that's not enough. She wants Goldy's advice on getting even - and coming out on top. At first, Goldy relishes the fact that her ex-husband is finally going to pay. For the handsome, charming, dangerous doctor deserves to be in a financial pickle. Even so, it's a horrid shock when John Richard is arrested for the murder of his current girlfriend, glamorous Suz Craig.especially when it's Goldy who makes the gruesome discovery. Shaken by the thought that she could easily have been the victim, Goldy feverishly throws herself into her work, grilling vegetables for Slapshot Salad and molding hockey-puck-shaped biscuits. But with her new husband, homicide cop Tom Schulz, relegated to the background of the case, and her fourteen-year-old son begging her to prove his father innocent, Goldy has no choice but to sift through Aspen Meadow's premium mix of sizzling gossip and reheated rumors for clues. The Grilling Season, replete with tantalizing recipes, is Diane Mott Davidson's tastiest mystery yet..

$8.55

Malpractice in Maggody: An Arly Hanks Mystery
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Malpractice in Maggody: An Arly Hanks Mystery

By Hess, Joan

Simon & Schuster, 2006. Book. Fine. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near-new condition. NO remainder marks or price clippings. Price inside dustcover: $23.00. Tight spine, clean pages. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. 258 pages. Synopsis: A part from small-town feuds and church scandal, things have been so quiet in the little Arkansas town of Maggody that even police chief Arly Hanks has found time for a vacation. But she returns to find trouble brewing and tongues wagging at fever pitch. The local old-folks' home has been sold to a mysterious outsider, and overnight the place has been transformed into the Stonebridge Foundation, an exclusive rehabilitation center complete with a stone-faced guard who doesn't speak a word of English and an even nastier dog. Soon there are rumors flying of mental patients roaming the countryside at night, and every character in town is keeping a gun close at hand, just in case. Everyone is dying to know what goes on behind those inhospitable gates, with the exception of Arly, who has enough rural business to keep her satisfied. When the beautiful young receptionist found drowned in the garden pool is identified as a local girl from nearby Farberville, it's clear the case may not only involve the suspicious characters who've recently moved to town, but also some of the citizens of Maggody, who may have a secret or two to hide themselves. There's the doctor who can't resist a dose of his own medicine and a roster of patients that reads like a who's who of tabloid headlines, as well as the local pastor who gets his spiritual inspiration with a little help from the sacramental wine, and the mayor's wife who makes it her business to know everything about everyone. Soon Arly finds herself on the trail of a killer and discovers she may be the only innocent person left in town..

$9.99

Love Over Scotland
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Love Over Scotland

By Smith, Alexander McCall

Anchor Books, 2007. Book. Illus. by McIntosh, Iain. Fine. Trade Paperback. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near-new condition. NO remainder marks or clippings. Tight spine, bright pages. Illustrated. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. 357 pages. Synopsis: Internationally best-selling author Alexander McCall Smith, creator of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novels, offers the third installment from his popular Scotland Street series. The endearing denizens of 44 Scotland Street soldier on both domestically and across the globe in this entertaining mosaic that is filled with the author's trademark wit and charm. The New York Times - Elsa Dixler: It is clear even to an outsider that someone who knows Edinburgh would recognize many people and places in ''44 Scotland Street.'' But an outsider can still relish McCall Smith's depiction of this place ''of angled streets and northern light,'' and enjoy his tolerant, good-humored company. Biography: Law professor Alexander McCall Smith had already written more than 50 books before inventing the heroine for his No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series: Precious Ramotswe, the only female P.I. in Botswana. The books are as unconventional as their good-humored heroine, who relies on common sense -- and a few tidbits gleaned from Agatha Christie -- to solve her cases..

$8.99

War and Peas: A Jane Jeffry Mystery
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War and Peas: A Jane Jeffry Mystery

By Churchill, Jill

Avon Books, 1996. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near-new condition. Appears unread. NO remainder marks or price clippings. Price inside dustcover: $20.00. Stated First Edition. Number line: 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. 216 pages. Synopsis: Wealthy old Auguste Caspar Snellen, the legendary Pea King, is long gone, but his greatest legacy lives on: the Snellen Museum, an institution dedicated to the glorification of local lore and legumes. But at this years annual Pea Festival, the museum sustains a terrible loss when its able, innovative director, Regina Price Palmer, is shot to death during a noisy reenactment of a Civil War battle. Suburban single mom Jane Jeffrey was a costumed participant in the deadly pageant. Now her part-time work at the museum has put Jane and best friend Shelley Nowack in the midst of a veritable podful of murder suspects. And its up to Jane and Shelley to determine who fatally beaned poor Regina before another victim is planted six feet under..

$9.99

The Accidental Florist: A Jane Jeffry Mystery
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The Accidental Florist: A Jane Jeffry Mystery

By Churchill, Jill

William Morrow, 2007. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Like-new condition. Appears unread. Stated First Edition. Number line: 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. NO remainder marks or price clippings. Price inside dustcover: $23.95. Tight spine, clean pages. NO writing,marks or tears inside book. 209 pages. Synopsis: Jane Jeffry and longtime beau Detective Mel VanDyne finally decide to marry, but Mel's overbearing mother wants to take charge of not only the rehearsal dinner but the actual wedding. Since Jane half expected Mel's mother to steamroll the entire event, she agrees--but with rules of her own. No bridesmaids, no groomsmen. And she can't tell Jane what to wear. But during what should have been a blissful interval between the engagement and the bouquet toss, several other occurrences take place. Mel convinces Jane and her best friend, Shelley Nowack, to take a women's safety class. They learn a lot, but the class is cut short when a dead body is discovered. So between Jane's wedding planning, her new writing project, and a battle between both mother-in-laws (which Jane encourages), a murderer must be found before this bride can walk happily down the aisle..

$11.99

Bell, Book, and Scandal: A Jane Jeffry Mystery
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Bell, Book, and Scandal: A Jane Jeffry Mystery

By Churchill, Jill

William Morrow & Co, 2003. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Like-new condition. Appears unread. Stated First Edition. Number line: 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. NO remainder marks or price clippings. Price inside dustcover: $23.95. Tight spine, bright pages. 213 pages. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. Synopsis: 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..

$11.99

The House of Seven Mables: A Jane Jeffry Mystery
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The House of Seven Mables: A Jane Jeffry Mystery

By Churchill, Jill

Avon Books, 2002. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Like-new condition. Appears unread. Stated First Edition. Number line: 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. NO price clippings or remainder marks. Price inside dustcover:$23.95. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. Tight spine, bright pages. 234 pages. "Homemaking" is about to take on a whole new meaning for Jane Jeffry, now that she's agreed to help the prosperously divorced Bitsy Burnside restore and redecorate a decrepit old neighborhood mansion. Bitsy's decision to employ an almost all-woman crew has prompted Jane's quick-witted best bud Shelley Nowack to dub the project, "the House of Seven Mabels" -- but it's also engendered some nasty ill will. And when what begins as a series of anonymous, mean-spirited "pranks" ends up leaving one of the workwomen lying dead at the foot of a staircase, Jane and Shelley decide to try and nail the assassin. But the more Jane saws away at the truth, the more it appears that she may be painting herself into a corner, leaving herself no exit if a crafty killer decides to make Jane Jeffry the next demolition project..

$11.99

The Sheriff and the Branding Iron Murders
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The Sheriff and the Branding Iron Murders

By Meredith, D.R.

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Walker & Co, 1985. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A photo of this book is available. NO remainder marks or price clippings. Price inside dustcover: $14.95. Number line:10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. Tight spine, clean pages. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. Pages show light tanning. 154 pages. When cowboy artist Willie Russell is brutally slain, Sheriff Charles Matthews hasn t much to go on only the hoofprints of a spooked horse and Willie s sketches of the beautiful Santiago Crucifix, which had vanished a century before. Frustrated by other leads, Matthews turns to the story of the crucifix. In it he finds eerie links that connect present events with the story of an infamous outlaw, whose courtship of a lovely woman ended in tragedy. To find Willie s killer, he may also have to solve the mystery of the crucifix..

$11.99

The Dragon Boat Mystery

By Bechtel, John

Wm B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1943. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A photo of this book is available. Very-good condition. NO remainder marks or clippings. Tight spine, clean pages. Pages show light tanning. NO tears inside book. Apparent First Edition. ONLY writing inside book is gift inscription in book front on blank page: "Joyce Arnold - with love from Grandpa and Grandma Dawdy"..

$11.99

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