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By Dexter, Colin

London: Macmillan, 1976. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/near fine. The second Inspector Morse novel. A VG+ copy in jacket (unclipped) of this elusive book. Small dents at the corners, previous owner's discreet name and date of purchase on front free endpaper -- a very presentable copy of a book that didn't sell many copies to individuals. Pages browning as is usual in books from this publisher at this time. Scans of cover, photos of owner inscription available on request. pa


Deadly Edge

By Stark, Richard (pseudonym of Donald E. Westlake)

New York: Random House, 1971. First edition, as stated. Hardcover. Good/very good. The first of the Parker novels to be published as a hardcover original, and now quite scarce. As is typical for Random House books of this period, the number line goes from 9 down to 2; the statement "First Edition" on the verso of the title page implies this is a first printing.This is a Good copy in a VG dustjacket; the book would be VG except that a small portion (3-1/2x11cm) of the rear free endpaper is cut out. Moderate spine rolling, spine ends slightly bent, a bit of general wear. Jacket has noticeable edge wear, a few small cuts and one cut on the bottom foredge of the rear fold. It'll look quite reasonable on the shelf, and it has no problems affecting the text -- but that little bit of missing paper lowers its price considerably. The book is dedicated to Joe Gores, and includes a scene that matches one in one of Gores' novels, told from the other side -- an odd bit of cross-writing that both authors appeared to enjoy. tw 1.25


Morbid Taste for Bones, A A Mediaeval Whodunnit
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Morbid Taste for Bones, A A Mediaeval Whodunnit

By Peters, Ellis

London: Macmillan, 1977. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/fine. A very nice copy of the first Brother Cadfael novel. In this book Edith Pargeter combined her excellent historical novel abilities with her nom-de-plume Ellis Peters' well-constructed mysteries and started the boom in historical mysteries that continues to this day. There are many earlier examples of the form, but this is where it takes off and becomes a major publishing category. Historically important, well written, and a scarce book to find in nice condition. This copy has a previous owner's minuscule inscription on the front free endpaper (signature and date of 10 Dec 77, and the cryptic notation "F.E." indicating it was purchased through British bookseller Francis Edwards Ltd.), and very slight bumping to the spine, both head and tail, creasing the jacket slightly. The jacket is unclipped, and the book was not read more than once or twice. A nice copy of a cornerstone volume. Any photo attached to my listings are of the actual book described, not a stock photo. Dad's