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The Valentine Estate

By: Ellin, Stanley

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Random House.: 1968

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019466

Condition: Near Fine


Book plate on front free endpaper. Slight spine lean. Binding solid & text clean. Red top edge. Light rubbing to jacket edges. Price intact on top of front flap. A dead-broke former Wimbledon tennis champion is now working in a tennis shop in Miami. A timid Boston girl offers him $50,000 to marry her. And then things get interesting! Vintage Ellin. View more info

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The Loring Mystery

By: Farnol, (John) Jeffery (1878-1952)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown & Co.: 1925

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 019680

Condition: Very Good


Book is square & tight with bright text in solid binding. Navy boards. Fading to spine. Jacket bright with $2.00 price intact on front flap. Light rubbing & edge wear. Chips to extremities. The 3rd Sgt. Jasper Shrig mystery by the author. Set in England in 1818. A young American arrives in England to claim his country estate only to be murdered. View more info

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The Memoirs of Schlock Homes

By: Fish, Robert L(loyd) (1912-1981)

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Indianapolis/New York, The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc.: 1974

Edition: First Edition..

Seller ID: 019635

Condition: Fine


Hardcover fine in black quarter cloth & brown paper-wrapped boards. Wear & chips to jacket extremities. Price ($6.50) intact on front flap. The sequel to "The Incredible Schlock Homes." Subtitled "A Bagel Street Dozen" the book, of course, contains 11 stories of Homes & Watney. View more info

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Trial Run

By: Francis, Dick

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row. "A Joan Kahn Book.": 1978

Edition: First U.S. Edition..

Seller ID: 019482

Condition: Very Good


Light soil to top edge and to top corner of front free endpaper. Jacket bright with paper clip indent to top of front flap. Closed tear to top of rear panel. Hardcover in black quarter cloth & dark gray paper-wrapped boards. Map endpapers. A former steeplechase rider is asked to protect a member of the Royal Family who is riding in the Moscow Olympics. One of Dick Francis' earlier novels. View more info

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The Cavalier Case

By: Fraser, Anthea

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1991

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019451

Condition: Fine


Book is square, tight & clean. Light rubbing to head of jacket spine. No tears or chips. A Jemima Shore mystery. The portrait of a 17th century Cavalier, poet & soldier seems to be stepping out of his portraits and attacking the residents of his former home Lackland Court. Jemima's attraction for the Cavalier brings her to the attention of the present lord, a tennis star & his family. Then the butler is murdered. 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

Condition: Fine


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

Condition: Near Fine


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

Condition: Near Fine


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 Widow

By: Freeling, Nicolas (1927-2003)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Pantheon Books: 1979

Edition: First American Edition..

Seller ID: 019422

Condition: Near Fine


Book is square & tight in blue quarter cloth & dark blue paper wrapped boards. Light foxing starting on top & bottom edges. Small red Pantheon logo on top edge. Jacket lightly edge rubbed creases on flaps. The author's1st mystery novel to feature Arlette, the widow of Inspector van der Valk as the heroine. 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

Condition: Very Good


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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Charlie Muffin and Russian Rose

By: Freemantle, Brian

Price: $14.50

Publisher: London, Century Publishing Co. Ltd.: 1985

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019567

Condition: Fine


Very light rubbing to jacket extremities. The author's 6th Charlie Muffin novel. Given the choice of serving a 14 year sentence in Wormwood Scrubs or going to Moscow to bring out a Russian spy, Charlie chooses the obvious. But this could lead to a lifetime in a Russian gulag. Or Charlie could fall in love with the spy. View more info

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Charlie Muffin San

By: Freemantle, Brian

Price: $12.50

Publisher: London, Century Hutchinson Ltd.: 1987

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019685

Condition: Near Fine


Book is square, tight & clean. Light rubbing to spine ends. Light rubbing to jacket extremities. The author's 7th Charlie Muffin novel. Charlie is sent to Japan to coordinate the defection of a top Moscow hit man & his wife and to cope with the CIA who are planning retribution against him for entrapping their Director. View more info

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Comrade Charlie

By: Freemantle, Brian

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019695

Condition: Fine


Book is square, tight & clean. Light rubbing to jacket extremities. The 9th novel in the Charlie Muffin series. As the Soviet Union comes apart, they at intent on beating American development of the Star Wars Defense Program. Charlie becomes involved when he discovers a British traitor helping the Russians. And old flame Natalia Fedova is trying to bring about Charlie's destruction. 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

Condition: Very Good


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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The Case of the Queenly Contestaant and Traps Need Fresh Bait

By: Gardner, Erle Stanley (1889-1970) and pseudonym A. A. Fair.

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Roslyn, NY, Walter J. Black, Inc. (Detective Book Club).: 1967

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 019342

Condition: Very Good


Tan cloth boards. Slight spine lean and very light foxing just starting to top & fore edges. Jacket rubbed with small chips at extremities. A later Perry Mason mystery along with a Donald Lam - Bertha Cool mystery. View more info

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Playing for the Ashes

By: George, Elizabeth

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books.: 1994

Edition: First Edition.

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 019456

Condition: Near Fine


Signed by the author below her name on the title page. Indent to book at head of spine. The 7th Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley mystery. Set in the English countryside and the world of national cricket. View more info

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A Shrine of Murders

By: Grace, C. L. ( pseudonym of P. C. Doherty).

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York., St. Martin's Press: 1994

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019608

Condition: Fine


Hardcover in black paper-wrapped boards. Jacket bright with light wear to extremities. The author's 1st novel to feature Kathryn Swinbrooke, physician & chemist in 15th century Canterbury. A series of terrible deaths paralyzes Canterbury. Short poems pinned to the great cathedral door announce each death. Kathryn & a rough-mannered Irish soldier Colum Murtagh join to solve the murders. 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

Condition: Near Fine


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

Condition: Fine


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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"O" Is For Outlaw

By: Grafton, Sue (1940-2018)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Company. A Marian Wood Book.: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019354

Condition: Fine


Book is square, tight & clean in bright dust jacket. The 15th Kinsey Millhone mystery. "a revealing excursion into Kinsey's past." (from the front dust jacket flap" View more info