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Journey Into Fear

By: Ambler, Eric

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf.: 1968

Edition: Repeprint

Seller ID: 019322


Basis for the 1943 film with screen play by and starring Orson Wells & Joseph Cotton. View more info

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Aunt Dimity Slays the Dragon

By: Atherton, Nancy

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Viking.: 2009

Edition: First Edition..

Seller ID: 019325


A very nice copy. A rowdy Renaissance festival comes to town & Lori Shepard discovers a dark layer of intrigue lurking beneath the surface. With the advice of her Aunt Dimity, Lori tires to save her beloved village. View more info

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Cover-Up Story

By: Babson, Marian ( pseudonym of Ruth Stenstreem)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press.: 1988

Edition: First U.S. Edition.

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 019420


Remainder mark on bottom edge. Light rubbing to jacket extremities. Signed & dated '98 by the author on the title page. First published in England by Collins in 1971. The author's first mystery novel. Set in the London public relations firm of Perkins & Tate. A humorous tale featuring a hillbilly music act & the firms Doug Perkins. View more info

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The Thief-Taker: Memoirs of a Bow Street Runner

By: Banks, T. F.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Delacorte Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition..

Seller ID: 019274


The first novel in the Bow Street Runners series. Set in 1815 London. Constable Henry Morton searches for the murderer of an gentleman of unsullied character. Review copy. Publisher letter laid in. View more info

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A Deadly Place to Stay

By: Bell, Josephine (pseudonym of Doris Bell Ball) (1897-1987)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Walker & Co.: 1983

Edition: First American Edition.

Seller ID: 019251


Slight spine lean. Crack at title page. Binding still tight & text clean. Jacket edge rubbed with small closed tear at top of front panel and at top rear tip. Originally published in England as "The Innocent" by Hodder in 1983. A young woman from a foster home runs away to London. She is offered haven in the house of a faux religious order only to find that she is a prisoner. View more info

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The Corpse Had a Familiar Face: Coving Miami, America's Hottest Beat.

By: Buchanan, Edna

Price: $9.50

Publisher: New York, Random House.: 1987

Edition: First Edition.

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 10495


Light soiling to edges. The 2nd book by the Pulitzer Prize winning Miami Herald police reporter. True crime. Precedes her mystery novels. View more info

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Cold Case Squad

By: Buchanan, Edna

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 2004

Edition: First Edition.

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 019358


Signed by the author on the title page. A nice copy.The Pulitzer Prize winning Miami Herald police reporter writes "a new suspense novel that features a special homicide unit that breathes new life into old cases." (from the dust jacket). View more info

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The Dead Sleep Lightly and other mysteries from radio's Golden Age

By: Carr, John Dickson (1906-1977)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Published for the Crime Club by Doubleday & Co.: 1983

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019330


Book is square, tight & clean with bright text. Bottom edge reminder marked. Jacket bright with two closed tears & a small chip on top rear edge. Edited and with an Introduction by Douglas G. Greene. Nine never-before-published radio plays by John Dickson Carr. Locked rooms, "impossible" crimes, Dr. Gideon Fell is in two of the dramas. View more info

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The Four False Weapons

By: Carr, John Dickson (1906-1977)

Price: $17.50

Publisher: London, Tom Stacey: 1973

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 019360


Top corners bumped. Text is bright in solid binding. Top line on copyright page inked out. Originally published in the U. S. by Harper in 1937. PUblished in England by H. Hamilton in 1938. Features French criminologist Henri Bencolin & Jeff Marles. Set in Paris. View more info

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lFarewll, My Lovely

By: Chandler, Raymond.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Cleveland and New York, World Publishing Co.: 1946

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 019329


Green cloth boards. Binding tight & square. Text toned as is usual with this publisher. Rubbing to extremities. Jacket bright with photos from the film on front & rear panels. Front flap clipped at top corner. Edge worn with 1/2" chip at head of spine. This is a movie tie-in for the 1944 film-noir classic "Murder My Sweet" starring Dick Powell, Claire Trevor & Mike Mazurki. Directed by Edward Dmytryk. (The 1st film version of Farewell, My Lovely). View more info

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L. A. Requiem

By: Crais, Robert

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday: 1999

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 019336


A nice copy. As new. The 8th Elvis Cole mystery. Cole and former copJoe Pike investigate the death of Pike's former lover who died in a Hollywood Hills reservoir. View more info

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The Habit of Fear

By: Davis, Dorothy Salisbury

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons.: 1987

Edition: First Edition.

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 17678


278 pp. 8vo. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper. Dorothy Salisbury Davis was named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America. This is her 4th novel featuring newspaper columnist & part time sleuth Julie Hayes. Fine in fine dust jacket. As new Hardcover in red quarter cloth & blue paper-wrapped boards. View more info

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Saratoga Backtalk

By: Dobyns, Stephen

Price: $13.50

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Co.: 1994

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 019369


Inscribed by the author on the title page. Dobyns' 8th Charlie Bradshaw mystery. Charlie is on jury duty. His sidekick, Victor Plotz investigates the death of a wealthy horse owner who was kicked to death by a horse. Luckily Charlie comes to clear up things up. View more info

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Family Affair

By: Eberhart, Mignon G (1899-1996)

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Random House.: 1981

Edition: First Edition..

Seller ID: 019257


Book is square, tight & clean. Jacket price clipped with two small closed tears on top edge. Set in New York City. An idyllic family is shocked by the murder of a mean & petty stepson. By the winner of the 1971 Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award. View more info

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Hasty Wedding

By: Eberhart, Mignon G (1899-1996)

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Triaangle Books: 1943

Edition: Reprint..

Seller ID: 019326


Book binding is square & tight. Edges worn to board extremities. Former owner's name whited out. Text clean with toning usual for this publisher. Jacket edge worn. Cover art bright. By the winner of the 1971 Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award. On the eve of her wedding, a Chicago heiress is called by her ex-lover who pleads for her to change her mind. The next morning he is dead. Basis for th 1945 film "Three's a Crowd." View more info

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Arlette

By: Freeling, Nicolas (1927-2003)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Pantheon Books.: 1981

Edition: First American Edition..

Seller ID: 019331


Book is square & tight in gray quarter cloth & black cloth boards. Jacket edge rubbed with small closed tear at top of front panel & crease to rear flap. The author's 2nd novel to feature Arlette, the widow of Inspector van der Valk. (The first was The Widow). The story of a missing boy and the seamier side of life in Strasbourg. View more info

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The Back of the NorthWind.

By: Freeling, Nicolas (1927-2003)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Viking.: 1985

Edition: First American Edition..

Seller ID: 019364


Nice copy. Small soil spot on fore edge. Jacket lightly edge rubbed. No tears or chips. The 7th Henri Castang mystery. Just back from vacation, Castang must deal with the cannibalistic murder of a young woman and a ruthless bid for political power that will stop at nothing. View more info

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Sand Castles

By: Freeling, Nicolas (1927-2003)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Mysterious Press: 1990

Edition: First U.S. Edition..

Seller ID: 019411


Hardcover in black quarter cloth & purple paper-wrapped boards. Light soil to top edge. Light crease to top of front jacket flap. First published in Great Britain in 1989. The last novel in the Inspector Piet Van der Valk series. On vacation with his wife on the North Holland coast, Van der Valk stumbles on a local protection racket. And that's just the beginning. View more info

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The Red Thumb Mark

By: Freeman, R(ichard) Austin (1862-1943)

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Co.: 1935

Edition: Later printing.

Seller ID: 019279


Rubbing to spine ends & corner tips. Sunning to spine. Former owner's name on front free end paper. Glue residue to paste down end papers. Tear at top of half title page. Crack to rear hinge. It is holding. Text bright with no soil or toning. The author's first mystery novel and the first to feature forensic investigator Dr. John Thorndyke. Originally published in England by Collingwood in 1907. View more info

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Mr. Pottermack's Oversight

By: Freeman, R(ichard) Austin (1862-1943)

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Co.: 1930

Edition: First American Edition.

Seller ID: 019280


Hardcover in red cloth boards. Dust soil to top edge. Fading to spine. Tear to last text page (advert). Binding square & solid. Facsimile dust jacket bright. Features forensic investigator Dr. John Thorndyke. Originally published in England by Hodder in the same year. View more info