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The Bitten (Vampire Huntress Legends Series (Book 4).
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The Bitten (Vampire Huntress Legends Series (Book 4).

By L. A. Banks .

New York, NY St. Martin's Press: Griffin, 2005. Paperback First Edition (2005), so stated. First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. First Edition (2005), so stated. First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of wear to the upper rear corner tip; the text pages have tanned somewhat, due to aging; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creases to the panels. Free of creases to the backstrip. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, very close-to-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing only the very mildest wear and a single unobtrusive cosmetic flaw. Bright and clean. Corners sharp. Appears unread. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.3 x 5.5 x 1.15 inches). 434 pages. Language: English. Weight: 14.8 ounces. Vampire Huntress Legends Series (Book 4). Trade Paperback.

$14.70

Covenant with the Vampire: The Diaries of the Family Dracul.
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Covenant with the Vampire: The Diaries of the Family Dracul.

By Jeanne Kalogridis .

New York, NY Bantam Doubleday Dell: Dell , 1995. Mass Market Paperback First Edition Thus (1995), not directly stated, but First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. First Edition Thus (1995), not directly stated, but First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of wear to the extremities; two extremely faint stress creases top to bottom of the rear panel; the text pages have tanned slightly, due to aging; the binding leans ever so slightly, but remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of creases to the panels. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, very near-to-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing the very mildest wear and a couple of unobtrusive cosmetic flaws. Bright and Clean. Corners sharp. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (6.85 x 4.25 x 1 inches). 352 pages + the First Chapter of "Children of the Vampire". Color illustration at the front endpapers. Language: English. Weight: 7 ounces. The Diaries of the Family Dracul Series: (Book 1). Mass Market Paperback. Dracula's great-nephew, who inherits the job of managing his great-uncles estate.and his appetite. Introducing Arkady Tsepesh, a young man who has returned to the Carpathian Mountains to inherit a pact of evil. This is his chilling and unforgettable tale that exposes a family bound by blood and torn by the terrible choices their own evil would demand.

$14.70

The Smell of Evil.

By Charles Birkin.

New York, NY Award Books, 1969. Paperback First Edition USA (1969), so stated. First published by Tandem in London in 1965. First Edition USA (1969), so stated. Very Good+ to Near Fine in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: lsome scuffing to the edge of the front "hinge" and to the outside edge of the rear panel; else only very mild rubbing to wrapper covers; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean, but the pages have tanned somewhat, due to aging. Free of creases to the panels. Free of creases to the backstrip. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, very near-to-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing mild wear and unobtrusive cosmetic flaws. Bright and Clean. Corners sharp. Remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (6.95 x 4.25 x 0.55 inches). 187 pages. All Edges Tinted Yellow. Language: English. Weight: 4 ounces. Award A 437S. First published by Tandem in London in 1965. Mass Market Paperback. Charles Birkin's The Smell of Evil is a collection of horror stories. But there are very few tales of supernatural goings-on. Birkin's stories are full of monsters, but there are no blood-sucking vampires rising from their graves at night, no Satan worshipers or witchcraft, and no multi-tentacle bearing creatures from the deep sea or another universe threatening mankind. Birkin's stories can be considered contes cruels (cruel tales) and most of his monsters are mankind itself--the worst kind of monsters that can inhabit a story--because human monsters can be real and more hideous of a creation than the worst creature of the paranormal. The thirteen stories that comprise The Smell of Evil have a diverse lot of settings, situations, and characters. One thing the stories all have in common is that they are very well written and usually involve ordinary characters who suddenly find themselves thrust into extraordinary situations. Running throughout the stories is the author's macabre sensibilities often laced with a bit of sardonic humor.

$17.64

The Best of John Collier .

By John Collier .

New York, NY Pocket Books, 1975. Mass Market Paperback First Edition Thus (1975), unstated, but implied: no subsequent printings noted, according to Pocket Books' customary practice. The hardcover edition was published by Knopf in 1972. First Edition Thus (1975), unstated, but implied: no subsequent printings noted, according to Pocket Books' customary practice. Very Good+ to Near Fine in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: just a hint of wear to the extremities; mild rubbing to wrapper covers; some faint soiling to the white background fields of the backstrip and rear panel; a faint crease at both the lower front and rear corners; a couple of tiny spots at the fore-edge; faint foxing to the inside of the front cover and front endpapers; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creases to the backstrip. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing very mild wear and a few unobtrusive cosmetic flaws. Bright and Clean. Corners sharp. Close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (7 x 4.25 x 1 inches). xvii, 492 pages. Cover Illustration by Ed Soyka. Introduction by Anthony Burgess. Language: English. Weight: 8.9 ounces. All Edges tinted red. The hardcover edition was published by Knopf in 1972. Mass Market Paperback. John Henry Noyes Collier (3 May 1901 – 6 April 1980) was a British-born author and screenwriter best known for his short stories, many of which appeared in The New Yorker from the 1930s to the 1950s. He won the International Fantasy Award. Individual stories are frequently anthologized in fantasy collections. John Collier's writing has been praised by authors such as Anthony Burgess, Ray Bradbury, Roald Dahl, Neil Gaiman, Michael Chabon, Wyndham Lewis, and Paul Theroux.

$29.40

Anno Dracula.
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Anno Dracula.

By Kim Newman .

New York, NY Bantam Doubleday Dell: Dell , 1994. Paperback First Edition Thus (1994), so stated. First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. First Edition Thus (1994), so stated. First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of wear to the extremities; two extremely faint soil spots to the outside edge of the front panel; the text pages have tanned slightly, due to aging; else flawless; the binding is square and remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of creases to the panels. Free of creases to the backstrip. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels, but a bookseller's rubber-stamped logo at the inside of the front cover. A handsome, very near-to-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing the very mildest wear and a couple of unobtrusive cosmetic flaws. Bright and Clean. Corners sharp. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (6.85 x 4.25 x 1.2 inches). 409 pages. Language: English. Weight: 7.5 ounces. Mass Market Paperback.

$21.76

Mind Kill.

By Richard La Plante.

New York, NY TOR BOOKS, 1999. Paperback First Edition Thus [1999]; First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. First Edition Thus [1999]; First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Very Near Fine in Wraps: the rear endpaper has a tiny tear at the outside edge; else flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creases to the covers. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing a single unobtrusive flaw. Just about pristine. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (6.75 x 4.2 x 0.85 inches). 319pages. Cover Illustrated By Robert Santora. Language: English. Weight: 6.4 ounces. Mass Market Paperback.

$9.41

Afterage.
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Afterage.

By Yvonne Navarro .

New York, NY Bantam Books, 1993. Mass Market Paperback First Edition Thus (1993); First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. First Edition Thus (1993); First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Very Good+ to Near Fine in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: just a hint of wear to the extremities; two very faint crease-lines at the backstrip; the text pages have tanned a bit, due to aging; the binding leans slightly off square, but remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. A handsome nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing only a couple of minor, unobtrusive flaws. Remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (6.95 x 4.25 x 1.15 inches). 389 pages. Language: English. Weight: 7.2 ounces. Mass Market Paperback.

$14.70

How Dear the Dawn.

By Marc Eliot .

New York, NY Ballantine Books , 1987. Mass Market Paperback First Edition Thus (1987), so stated. First Edition Thus (1987), so stated. Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of wear to extremities, with some scuff marks at the outside edge of the front panel; else only the mildest rubbing. The binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any creases to the covers. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing only the very mildest wear and minor, unobtrusive flaws. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (6.85 x 4.25 x 0.8 inches). 280 pages. Language: English. Weight: 5.8 ounces. Mass Market Paperback.

$53.90

Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Slay Ride.

By Alfred Hitchcock, [Editor].

New York, NY Dell Publishing, 1971. Paperback First Edition Thus (1971); First Printing, so stated. First Edition Thus (1971); First Printing, so stated. Very Good in Wraps: shows very light wear to the extremities; the spine leans a little; the backstrip is perhaps very faintly sunned (it's difficult to tell; the white titles thereon remain bold and clearly legible); else shows very little wear. The binding remains secure; the text is clean. There is a crease along the front hinge and another near the rear hinge. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tighly bound, showing a couple of minor flaws. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 12mo. (7 x 4.25 x 0.5 inches). 240 pages. Language: English. Weight: 4.4 ounces. Originally published in the Collection 'Stories That Scared Even Me', in 1967. Mass Market Paperback.

$6.47

Weave-World.
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Weave-World.

By Clive Barker .

New York, NY Pocket Books, 1988. Paperback First Edition Thus [1988]; First Printing indicated. First Edition Thus [1988]; First Printing indicated. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of wear to extremities; a faint crease at the lower front panel; another faint crease at the upper rear corner and a half-inch closed tear at the outside edge of the rear panel; the binding is slightly concave but remains square and secure; the text is clean. Not perfect, but shows very little wear; very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. xi, 704 pages. Mass Market Paperback.

$19.60

The Vampire Armand (Vampire Chronicles).
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The Vampire Armand (Vampire Chronicles).

By Anne Rice.

New York, NY Random House: Ballantine Books, 1999. Paperback First Edition Thus [1999]; First Printing indicated. First Edition Thus [1999]; First Printing indicated. Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute spine lean and the pages have tanned somewhat, due to aging. The Binding remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 400 pages. Trade Paperback. I have read all of The Vampire Chronicles over at least 20 times and I love each and every one of them, but while Lestat is my favorite character this particular book of Armand's life story is my absolute favorite. I love how after reading this book all the gaps that you may have had about Armand finally get filed in. After reading this book I finally understood him. It is like Anne put's her all in each and every one of her characters and Armand is no exception. He is by far the most complex of all her chronicle vampires and you see that in this book. I love how in this book you get to see a tender side to Armand that you really don't get to see much. You get to see the change he made from Amadeo to Armand. This story is just amazing. Also Anne's attention to detail is magnificent. She treats every detail like it is the key to all understanding and I admire that. I also admire her attention to historic details. I love how in her chronicles she always intertwined her fiction and the lives or her vampires with historic places and events. It is very thought provoking. Overall I love how while reading this you can feel every emotion that Armand felt. When he is happy you feel his happiness and when he is sad you feel and understand it all. Out of all the chronicles though this book is the one that I literally get engrossed in to the point that it is like I am not merely reading it, but I am there. I get so sucked into his story that it is like I am no longer just sitting in my room reading a book, but I am there. This at times makes it difficult, especially when Armand becomes numb, because I feel every emotion he has as if it was my own, but it is worth it because this book is beyond all words. Anne Rice did wonderfully with this book and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys imaginative fiction in this genre.

$6.47

Others Mass Market.
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Others Mass Market.

By James Herbert .

New York, NY Tom Doherty Associates: Tor, 2000. Paperback First Edition Thus [2000]; First Printing indicated. First Edition Thus [2000]; First Printing indicated. Fine in Wraps: binding square and secure; text clean. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. 480 pages. Mass Market Paperback. The public revered him for his good looks and good deeds. However that public icon hid his ugly soul very well on Earth. Now he is just another lost sinner residing in hell until angels visit him with an offer of redemption. Failure to accept or succeed will condemn in hell for eternity. The former movie star jumps at the opportunity. With no memory of his previous life, he returns to earth in a different body. Nicholas Dismas is a private investigator with a thriving practice in England. Still, he is an unhappy soul. In his own eyes and that of the world, Nicholas is monster and his misshapen body leaves people staring in stunned horror. A client hires him to locate her missing son that she thought died during childbirth. Nicholas goes through the motions of an investigation, but does not believe there is any chance of success. The client introduces Nicholas to a clairvoyant who becomes his ally by warning him of imminent danger. He finds danger in Perfect Rest, a nursing home that allows its elderly patients to hide a horror that is capable of allowing to surface the dark nature in Nicholas, soul. James Herbert is one of the recognized masters of the horror genre. Though OTHERS centers on efforts to regain Paradise Lost in the face of extreme adversary, the horror of this tale lies in the brutality humans inflict on less fortunate beings. It is the beauty of the physical form that matters. A handsome person freely walks the earth with admiring glances even if their inside rivals that of Lucifer. On the other hand, those with hearts like Mother Teresa but in deformed bodies will probably be treated as freaks. Could Mr. Herbert be Stoker bound?

$5.29

Nightingale's Lament  (Nightside Series, Volume 3).
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Nightingale's Lament (Nightside Series, Volume 3).

By Simon R. Green.

New York, NY Ace, 2006. Mass Market Paperback. First Ed thus, later printing. Very Near Fine in Wraps: the pages have tanned just slightly, due to aging and the binding shows the slightest lean, while remaining perfectly secure; else flawless; text clean. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. 244pp. (Nightside Series). First Ed thus, later printing. Mass Market Paperback. In this, the third installment of Simon R. Green's Nightside series, the author seems to finally relax and not obsess as much over the reader's understanding how strange the Nightside is. On the other hand, there is plenty of new oddities taken up in the pages here, but it seems we are more in a groove now, going along with John Taylor, the noirish detective who lives in the Nightside, the utterly alien and magical dark underbelly of London. He gets hired to find things, since he has a psychic gift that prevents anything from staying hidden from him for very long. While this makes him a great detective, it also makes him a target for plenty of powerful beings that also reside in the Nightside who consider him a danger. In the Nightside, the hidden heart of London where it's always 3 AM, Detective John Taylor must find an elusive singer known as The Nightingale. Her silken voice has inexplicably lured many a fan to suicide--and Taylor is determined to stop her, before the whole neighborhood falls under her trance. But to catch the swift-winged Nightingale, he'll have to hear the deadly music--and survive.

$2.35

Underworld: A Novel.
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Underworld: A Novel.

By Peter Conrad.

New York, NY Simon & Schuster: Poseidon Press, 1992. Hardcover First Ed; First Printing indicated. First Ed; First Printing indicated. Near Fine in Near Fine DJ: Both book and DJ show only minute indications of use. Book shows tiny soil spot at bottom edge front face; binding square and secure; text clean. DJ shows the mildest rubbing to its sheen; price unclipped. Overall, very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 252pp. Hardback with DJ.

$3.53

Near Death.
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Near Death.

By Nancy Kilpatrick.

New York, NY Pocket Books, 1994. Paperback First Ed thus; First Printing indicated. First Ed thus; First Printing indicated. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of wear to extremities. Binding square and secure; text clean. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. 295pp.

$11.96

A Knight of the Word.
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A Knight of the Word.

By Terry Brooks .

New York, NY Ballantine Books: Del Rey, 1999. Mass Market Paperback First Ed thus; First Printing indicated. First Ed thus; First Printing indicated. Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only a faint tanning to the pages; else flawless. Binding square and secure; text clean. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. 386pp. Mass Market Paperback. The book was one of the best SF books I've ever read. The characters were 'real' and the plot was very well thought out. Still long-winded in parts, but I found the content actually enhanced the story instead of detracting from it. This book continues that tradition. Truly one of the best SF books I've ever read, it captures the imagination and won't let go.

$5.29

Wild Blood.
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Wild Blood.

By Nancy A. Collins.

New York, NY Penguin Group: ROC Books, 1994. Paperback First Ed thus; First Printing indicated. First Ed thus; First Printing indicated.Very Near Fine in Wraps: binding square and secure; text clean. Just a touch of wear to extremities; quarter-inch closed tear at outside edge front panel has been carefully tape-repaired; uncreased. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 12mo. 299pp. Mass Market Paperback.

$5.88

Shadows [Clan Lasombra Trilogy, Book Two].
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Shadows [Clan Lasombra Trilogy, Book Two].

By Bruce Baugh.

Stone Mountain, GA White Wolf Publishing, 2002. Paperback First Edition [2002], so stated. First Edition [2002], so stated. Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use; binding square and secure; text clean. Mildest rubbing only. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 12mo. (7 x 4.3 x 0.75 inches). 282 pages. Weight: 5.6 ounces. Vampire: The Masquerade Series. Mass Market Paperback.

$11.96

Portent.
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Portent.

By James Herbert.

London, UK Hodder & Stoughton: New English Library, 1993. Paperback First Edition Thus [1993], so stated. First Edition Thus [1993], so stated. Very Good in Wraps: shows indications of light use: shows the slightest spine lean; light wear to the extremities; mild rubbing and faint creasing to wrapper covers; a tiny scar near the upper front corner where a sticker has been removed; the binding is secure; the text is clean. No longer 'As New', but remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. 413pp. Mass Market Paperback. Fast on the trail of "Twister" is this apocalyptic novel replete with meteorological mayhem. Shimmering lights precede a slew of natural disasters and plunge British climatologist James Rivers into a battle between good and evil. A twist of events brings Rivers to Hazelrod, a deteriorated Georgian estate nestled in the English countryside. There, Rivers meets adopted Romanian twin children who possess not only phenomenal healing powers but also answers to why the planet is destroying itself. Herbert spreads his story to the remotest corners of the earth, bringing in characters of many countries, each of whom dies in some disaster or another. The significant characters beyond Rivers and his Hazelrod companions are a Scottish Highlands hermit and the grotesque high priestess of a New Orleans earth cult. Both characters also hold evidence crucial to the novel's outcome. Herbert has a brilliant descriptive sensibility and uses it to create unforgettable disaster scenes. His obvious knowledge of meteorology also lends credence to his otherwordly premise.

$7.64