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    MURDER ON WAVERLY PLACE by Thompson, Victoria

    New York: Berkley. 2009. First Edition. Hardcover. 0425227758 . Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; DJ is worn at edges. Remainder Mark; Midwife and sleuth Sarah Brandt and Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy must protect Sarah's mother from scandal after she tries to contact her dead daughter during a séance that sends one of the attendees into the afterlife. But first, they have to determine how the woman was murdered in the pitch dark when all the suspects were holding hands. ; A Gaslight Mystery; Remainder; Vol. 11; 294 pages .


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    MURDER IN LITTLE ITALY by Thompson, Victoria

    New York: Berkley. 2006. First Edition. Hardcover. 042520989X . Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; DJ is worn at edges. ; When a young mother who had safely delivered a new baby the day before is found dead and accusations begin to fly between the girl's Irish mother and her Italian in-laws, midwife Sarah Brandt joins forces with Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy to unravel the truth before the entire community erupts into deadly violence.; A Gaslight Mystery; Vol. 8; 291 pages .


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    HIGH MARKS FOR MURDER by Kent, Rebecca

    New York, NY: Berkley. 2008. First Edition. Paperback. 0425222047 . Very Good with no dust jacket; Edgewear; A Bellehaven House Mystery; Vol. 1; 200 pages .


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    HER ROYAL SPYNESS by Bowen, Rhys

    New York: Berkley. 2008. Sixteenth Printing. Paperback. 0425222527 . Very Good with no dust jacket; Edgewear, creases in spine; A penniless twenty-something member of the British nobility, Lady Victoria puts her sleuthing talents to work when an arrogant Frenchman, who is determined to gain control of her family's eight-hundred-year-old estate for himself, ends up dead in her bathtub.; A Royal Spyness Mystery; Vol. 1; 324 pages .


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    Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackery

    This book is in very good condition. There is little to no wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. The corners of the cover boards are not bumped. The previous owners name and motto is affixed to the inside of the front cover board. The pages are yellowed and tanned, but clear of any markings. "As the Manager of the Performance sits before the curtain on the boards, and looks into the Fair, a feeling of profound melancholy comes over him in his survey of the bustling place. There is a great quantity of eating and drinking, making love and jilting, laughing and the contrary, smoking, cheating, fighting, dancing, and fiddling: there are bullies pushing about, bucks ogling the women, knaves picking pockets, policemen on the loo-out, quacks ( other quacks, plague take them!) folk bawling in front of their booths, and yokels looking up at the tinselled dancers and poor rough tumblers, while the light-lingered folk are operating upon their pockets behind. Yes, this is Vanity Fair ;..." - Before The Curtain from Vanity Fair


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    REBELS OF BABYLON by Parry, Owen

    New York NY: Harpercollins. 2005. First Edition. Hardcover. 0060513926 . Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; DJ is worn at edges. ; When a Yankee heiress is murdered in Civil War-era, Union-occupied New Orleans, prim Methodist detective Abel Jones launches an investigation that takes him from the French Quarter alleys, to nearby plantations, to the local bayous, in a case that is complicated by regional superstition. ; 309 pages .


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    The Road To Tyburn by Christopher Hibbert

    This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back and spine of the cover boards. There are also some stains on the cover boards. The edges of the cover boards are also worn and the corners are bumped. The pages are yellowed and tanned, but there are no markings in the book "This biography of Jack Sheppard is based mainly on contemporary pamphlets, newspapers, and trial reports in the British Museum, the Bodleian Library, and the Inner Temple Library. It is intended as a work of entertainment rather than of scholarship; but for those who may be interested I have added a list of books of which i have made use in filling in the background to Sheppard's strange story. Of recent writers I am particularly indebted to Dr. M. Dorothy George, Mr. Peter Quennell, Mr. Patrick Pringle, and Dr. Leon Radzinowicz...." - Note from The Road To Tyburn: The Story of Jack Sheppard And The Eighteenth-Century London Underworld


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    ASHWORTH HALL by Perry, Anne

    New York: Fawcett Columbine. 1997. First Edition. Hardcover. 0449908445 . Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Thomas and Charlotte Pitt Series; Vol. 17; 373 pages .


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    BOHEMIAN MURDERS A Fremont Jones Mystery by Day, Dianne

    New York: Doubleday. 1997. Advance Review Copy. Softcover. 0385479239 . Very Good with no dust jacket; Edgewear. ; Uncorrected proof. ; Trade PB; Vol. 3; 240 pages .


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    The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke

    -: The Chicken House, -. -. Paperback. good. -. Synopsis:-Winter has come early to Venice. Two orphaned children are on the run, hiding among the crumbling canals and misty alleyways of the city. Befriended by a gang of street children and their mysterious leader, the Thief Lord, they shelter in an old, disused cinema. On their trail is a bungling detective, obsessed with disguises and the health of his pet tortoises. But a greater threat to the boys` new-found freedom is something from a forgotten past-a beautiful magical treasure with the power to spin time itself. Wonderful. An exciting and richly atmospheric thriller told in the best storytelling tradition by a bestselling international children`s author.-> this Paperbackbook the publishing house is The Chicken House in 2002 it has 348 pages we have grade it as good and Has A Few Scuffs Marks Etc No Noticeable defects it will be shipped from our UK warehouse shipping is Free for UK buyers and at a reasonable charge for buyer outside the UK


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    The Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham

    This book is in good condition.There is little to no wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. There is no bumping on the corners of the cover boards. The pages are yellowed and tanned, but there are no marking inside the book. "Glenway Wescott the critic has aptly told the reason for the popularity of W. Somerset Maugham among so many classes of readers today: "He is the dean of novelists writing in English at present. He is the one, the only one, who for more than a quarter century has had the admiration of an elite of highly cultivated, sophisticated readers and of a sufficient number of good fellow-writers, with increasing influence on the younger ones; and at the same time he has given great moral pleasure to, and affected the lives of, a million or more ordinary mortals...." - International Collectors Library Presents - The Moon and Sixpence


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    And Four To Go by Rex Stout

    This book is in very good condition except for the dust jacket. It is in acceptable condition THe dust Jacket is worn, torn and fading. The previous owner's name is written at the top of the first page. Four Nero Wolfe novels in miniature, published in book form for the first time. Christmas Party, Easter Parade, Fourth of July Picnic and Murder is no Joke. There is a marking on the first page.


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    SUMMER OF THE DANES by Peters, Ellis

    New York, NY: Mysterious Press. 1991. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. 0892964480 . Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; English monk and detective, Brother Cadfael welcomes the excitement of a diplomatic excursion to Wales until he is captured by a vengeful Danish prince.; Chronicle of Brother Cadfael, of the Benedictine Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, At Shrewsbury; Vol. 18; 184 pages .


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    EMPEROR NORTON'S GHOST A Fremont Jones Mystery by Day, Dianne

    New York: Doubleday. 1998. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. 0385486081 . Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; DJ is worn at edges. ; Vol. 4; 307 pages .


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    The Great Wall Of China by Franz Kafka

    This book is in fair condition The binding is loose and there is a large amount of wear on the cover as well as stains on the cloth board. The previous owner's name is written on the front page. The Great Wall of China ( German : Beim Bau der Chinesischen Mauer ) is the first posthumous collection of short stories by Franz Kafka published in Germany in 1931. It was edited by Max Brod and Hans Joachim Schoeps and collected previously unpublished short stories, incomplete stories, fragments and aphorisms written by Kafka between 1917 and 1924. The first English translation by Willa and Edwin Muir was published by Martin Secker in 1933. The same translation was published in 1946 by Shocken Books.


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    NOVICE'S TALE by Frazer, Margaret

    New York: Berkley. 1992. Fifteenth Printing. Paperback. 9780425143216 . Very Good with no dust jacket; Edgewear. ; Sister Frevisse Medieval Mystery; Vol. 1; 229 pages .


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    Death Of A Dude by Rex Stout

    This book is in good condition. However, the cover has wear on the front, back and spine. The edges are worn especially on the spine. The corners are bumped and there is writing on the front end page. The pages are yellowed and tanned, but the binding is still tight and solid. Archie Goodwin is part of a house party at Lily Rowan's vacation home in Montana when a murder brings Nero Wolfe from New York to take a hand. Uniquely for a Nero Wolfe novel, it takes place entirely away from the brownstone on West 35th Street. Some Buried Ceasar came close, but returned to the brownstone for a brief coda; Too Many Cooks similarly came very close, but includes a brief description of the departure from the brownstone, including the good-byes from Fritz, Saul and Theodore.


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    HONOR'S KINGDOM A Novel of Historical Suspense by Parry, Owen

    New York NY: William Morrow. 2002. First Edition. Hardcover. 0060186348 . Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; DJ is worn at edges. Remainder Mark; Dispatched to London during the Civil War in the summer of 1862, Union Major Abel Jones discovers the murdered body of his predecessor and finds himself tangled in scandals in Parliament, grisly killings among Victorian England's poor, and the threat that England will be drawn into the war. ; Remainder; 328 pages .


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    The Last Days Of Pompeii by Sir Edward G.E. Bulwer-Lytton

    This book is in very good condition. There is minimal to no wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. There is no bumping on the corners of the cover boards. The previous owners name and motto is stamped on the inside cover of the front cover board. The pages are slightly yellowed and tanned, but clear of any markings. "Quid sit futurum, fuge quaerere; et Quem fors dierum cunque dabit, lucro Appone; nec dulces amores Sperne, puer, neque tu choreas." - Hor. lib. I. Od. ix....." - Book 1, Chapter 1 from The Last Days Of Pompeii


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    The Iroquois Trail by M. R. Harrington

    This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is little bumping or fraying on the cover boards. The pages are white and clear of markings. "The ship from England! Lord knows they were few enough in those days. When such a vessel cast anchor in the James River, the whole town gathered on the shore. And in those days 'James Towne,' as they wrote it then, was only nine years old, and had seen some very hard times; but now, at last, it had begun to find a foothold. It was like a little walled city, only the walls were wood, not stone. Triangular in shape with one broad side toward the river, it had projecting towers or bastions on all three corners. There were mounted cannons, commanding a full view of the walls and a well-guarded gate on the river side. If I remember, there were only twenty or thirty buildings in the village, ranging from huts to quite decent houses, but mostly simple cabins; also a church, a town hall and a jail...." - Chapter One from The Iroquois Trail


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    Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham

    This book is in very good condition. There is practically no wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover. The corners are not bumped. The pages are yellowed and tanned, but they are clear of all markings. "In Aspects of the Novel , EM Forster wrote: "The final test of a novel will be our affection for it, as it is the test of our friends, of anything else that we cannot define." He might have been writing about W Somerset Maugham's masterpiece, Of Human Bondage . For English readers, this is a Bildungsroman we mostly first encounter as adolescents. It earns its place in this list for the edgy economy of its dark, often cruel narrative more than its style (prosaic) or its humanity (tormented). Maugham's unforgettable portrait of Philip Carey is one that teenagers, typically, will ingest like junkies, not least because Maugham poured so much of himself into the plot of the novel and its strangely sympathetic protagonist. Perhaps not since David Copperfield , an obvious inspiration, had an English writer mined his own life so explicitly or so ruthlessly...." - The Guardian, U.S. Edition, July 21st, 2014


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    TAINTED SNUFF BOX by Stevens, Rosemary

    New York: Berkley. 2001. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. 0425179486 . Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; DJ is worn and torn at edges. ; When a friend is accused of attempting to murder the Prince of Wales, Regency fashion arbiter Beau Brummell turns sleuth to clear his friend's name and to find the real assassin before he can strike again.; Beau Brummell Mystery Series; Vol. 2; 292 pages .


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    The History Of Henry Esmond by William Makepeace Thackery

    This book is in good condition. There is little to no wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. The corners of the cover boards are not bumped. The previous owners name is affixed to the inside of the front cover board. The pages are yellowed and tanned, but clear of any markings. The seam between front cover board and the spine has cracked all the way through. "The estate of Castlewood, in Virginia, which was given to our ancestors by King Charles the First, as some return for the sacrifices made in His Majesty's cause by the Esmond family, lies in Westmoreland county, between the rivers Potomac and Rappahannoe, and was once as great as an English Principality, though in the early times its revenues were but small. Indeed, for near eighty years after our forefathers possessed them, our plantations were in the hands of factors, who enriched themselves one after another, though a few scores of hogsheads of tobacco were all the produce that, for long after the Restoration, our family received from their Virginian estates...." - Preface from The History Of Henry Esmond


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    FADED COAT OF BLUE by Parry, Owen

    New York NY: Avon. 2000. First Paperback Edition. Paperback. 0380797399 . Very Good with no dust jacket; Edgewear. ; A recent immigrant to the U.S. finds himself serving as an agent to General George McClellan and investigating the murder of a dynamic young captain, in a tale of mystery and suspense set against the backdrop of the Civil War.; Abel Jones Series; Mass Market PB; Vol. 1; 356 pages .


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    Modern English Readings by Roger Sherman Loomis and Donald Lemen Clark (Editors)

    This book is in good condition. There is some wear to the front, back, spine, and edges of the cover boards. The corner of the cover boards are bumped. There is a stamp of the library on the inside of the front cover board. The pages are yellowed and tanned but clear of any markings. "In this third edition of Modern English Readings , as in the original edition, three aims have guided the selection; (1) The teaching of correct in vital expression through study of models. (2) The quickening of the student's interest in literature by giving him some of the best fiction, drama, essays, biography, and poetry of the last hundred years to read attentively and enjoy. (3) An introduction to those modern problems which, if left unsolved or if wrongly solved, mean individual misery and social and national disaster...." - Preface from Modern English Readings


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