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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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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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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

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The Case of the Ice-Cold Hands

By: Gardner, Erle Stanley (1889-1970)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Roslyn, NY, Walter J. Black: 1962

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 019256


Tan cloth boards. Light soil to top edge & toning just starting to end papers. Binding solid & tight with bright text. Jacket edge worn with small chips to head of spine. A Perry Mason mystery. Horse racing & embezzled funds. A sizzling trial. View more info

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"G" is for Gumshoe

By: Grafton, Sue

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Company.: 1990

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019301


Book is tight with clean text. Slight spine lean & former owner's small stamp on front paste down end paper. Price clipped dust jacket bright with no tears or chips. Kinsey Millhone unearths the facts about a long forgotten betrayal. View more info

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"J" is for Judgment

By: Grafton, Sue

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Company.: 1993

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019302


A nice copy. Book is square, tight & clean in bright dust jacket. The 10th Kinsey Millhone mystery. Kinsey is hired to find a man thought dead for almost 5 years. View more info

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Who Guards the Prince?

By: Hill, Reginald

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Pantheon Books: 1982

Edition: First American Edition..

Seller ID: 019317


Crack to binding at half title page. Text is tight & clean. Jacket lightly edge rubbed. Originally published in the same year by Collins in England. In the author's 10th mystery novel, someone is trying to kill Prince Arthur of England. Scotland Yard Inspector McHarg investigates but finds his fellow members of the force, members of Parliament, and the Brotherhood of Freemasons are all trying to stop him. View more info

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Bad Chili

By: Lansdale, Joe R

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Mysterious Press.: 1997

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019305


Spine lean. Name & date stamp on top edge. Rubbing to boards. Text clean in solid binding. Jacket bright with rubbing to bottom of spine. The 4th Hap Collins & Leonard Pine mystery. Set in East Texas. A tornado, dead bodies, and a rabid squirrel. Lansdale at his best. View more info

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Fat Ollie's Book

By: McBain, Ed (pseudonym of Evan Hunter)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster.: 2000

Edition: First Edition..

Seller ID: 019255


Minor rubbing to jacket extremities. McBain's 55th 87th Precinct novel. Fat Ollie Weeks of the 88th Precinct has written a novel. The only copy is stolen from his car. Carella & King of the 87th help Ollie with his investigation. View more info

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Cinderella

By: McBain, Ed (pseudonym of Evan Hunter)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt & Co.: 1986

Edition: First Edition..

Seller ID: 019294


Book is square, tight & clean. Jacket lightly rubbed. No tears or chips. The 6th Matthew Hope mystery novel. Set on the Florida gold coast. One of McBain's best. View more info

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The Big Killing

By: Meyers, Annette

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1989

Edition: First Edition..

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 019309


Signed by the author on the title page. With author book mark laid in. The author's 1st mystery novel to feature Wall Street executive search specialists Xenia Smith & Leslie Wetzon. View more info

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A Very Venetian Murder: A Reuben Frost Mystery

By: Murphy, Haughton (pseudonym of James Henry Duffy)

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1992

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 019284


A nice copy. A touch of rubbing to jacket extremities. The author's 7th Reuben Frost mystery. Reuben & his wife are enjoying a Venetian holiday. Their fellow guest at a posh hotel is a temperamental celebrity fashion designer who is murdered by a handsome young male prostitute. A suspenseful tale with the author's usual amusing and satiric commentary. View more info

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Mysterious Mr. Sabin.

By: Oppenheim, E(dward) Philips (1866-1946)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown & Co.: 1905

Edition: 1st U.S. Edition

Seller ID: 17927


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The Box With Broken Seals

By: Oppenheim, E(dward) Phillips (1866-1946)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown & Co.: 1919

Edition: First American Edition.

Seller ID: 12569


Published in England by Hodder the same year as "The Strange Case of Mr. Jocelyn Thew." Very good. No dust jacket. Book is tight. Text is clean with no browning to pages. Small bookstore stamp on front pastedown & former owner's. Frontis by F. Vaux Wilson. View more info

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The Master Mummer

By: Oppenheim, E(dward) Phillips (1866-1946)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown & Co.: 1905

Edition: Later printing.

Seller ID: 019258


Basis for a silent film by Edison in 1915 (scw & dir: Walter Edwin). Soil to boards. Spine lean. Spine crack to front end papers. Former owner's name & date (1908) on front free end paper. Eight full page uncredited illustrations. A fairly early mystery novel by the prolific author. View more info

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Rancho Maria

By: Oster, Jerry

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row.: 1986

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019141


Book in blue quarter cloth & lighter blue paper-wrapped boards. Tight & square binding. Jacket lightly edge rubbed. No tears or chips. The author's 5th novel & 3rd mystery. Set in a rich southern California community. Three bizarre unnatural deaths turn the town upside down. View more info

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Nowhere Man

By: Oster, Jerry

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row.: 1986

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019281


Book in blue quarter cloth & yellow paper-wrapped boards. Jacket lightly rubbed. No tears or chips. Oster's 4th mystery novel and the 2nd to feature NPYD Detective Jake Neuman. A punk-pop star is murdered on the eve of her Broadway debut and a solitary runner is gunned down on a deserted SoHo street. View more info

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The Dollmaker's Daughters

By: Padgett, (Mary) Abigail

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Mysterious Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 019271


The author's child abuse investigator Bo Bradley is assigned to the case of "Fianna," a teen age would-be vampire. And where is her twin sister? View more info