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Miss Melville Returns

By: Smith, Evelyn E

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Donald I. Fine: 1987

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 019471

Condition: Near Fine


The 2nd Miss Melville mystery. Set in the New York City art world. Light foxing to edges. Book is square, tight & clean. View more info

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Why Aren't They Screaming?

By: Smith, Joan

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons.: 1989

Edition: First American Edition.

Seller ID: 019484

Condition: Fine


A nice copy. The author's 2nd mystery novel & the 2nd to feature Loretta Lawson. The impressive English feminist academic returns. Set near Oxford in the country home of a famous children's book author & illustrator whose life is in chaos. View more info

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The Doorbell Rang: A Nero Wolfe Novel

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1965

Edition: Book Club Edition

Seller ID: 17617

Condition: Fine


Hardcover in publisher's red cloth boards with black titles on spine. Red top edge. Book is square, tight & clean. Jacket has closed tear along top of spine with tape repairs. Nero Wolfe & Archie Goodwin are hired by a very rich woman to rid her of alleged FBI harassment. View more info

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The Doorbell Rang: A Nero Wolfe Novel

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1965

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 019323

Condition: Fine


Nero Wolfe & Archie Goodwin are hired by a very rich woman to rid her of alleged FBI harassment. View more info

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Three Aces: A Nero Wolfe Omnibus.

By: Stout, Rex (1886-1975).

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1971

Edition: Book Club Edition

Seller ID: 019549

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in green cloth boards with titles in black. Binding solid with slight spine lean. Text clean. Jacket has April, 1971 written in ink at top of front flap. Tear at foot of spine & top of rear flap. Scuff to front panel. Contains three full-length novels. "Too Many Client," "Might As Well Be Dead," and "The Final Deduction." View more info

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Only Half a Hoax

By: Taylor, L A [ie, Laurie Aylma Taylor Sparer] (1939-1996)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Walker & Co: 1983

Edition: First Edition..

Seller ID: 019316

Condition: Near Fine


Book is square, tight & clean in solid binding. Light age toning to text. Jacket edge rubbed with a few tiny chips to extremities. Taylor's 3rd mystery novel. The first to feature Joseph Jamison, young computer engineer & family man whose hobby is investigating UFOs. A UFO sighting & two murders stir up his normal family life. View more info

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The Bachelors of Broken Hill

By: Upfield, Arthur W (1888-1964)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, A Scribner Crime Classic. Collier Books. Macmillan Publishing Co.: 1986

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 019532

Condition: Very Good


A paperback in solid binding. Rubbing to wrappers. Toning to endpapers. Text clean. A later Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte mystery. Set in the prosperous mining town of Broken Hill. Two men are dead from cyanide poisoning and another dies as the inspector arrives to investigate. With the help of the local constabulary, a professional burglar on vacation, & an amateur quick-sketch artist the case is solved. View more info

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Outsider in Amsterdam

By: Van de Wetering, Janwillem

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Co.: 1975

Edition: Book Club Edition

Seller ID: 019572

Condition: Near Fine


Book has slight spine lean. Appears to be unread. Light rubbing to jacket edges. The author's first mystery novel and the first featuring Adjutant Grijpstra and Sgt. Rinus de Gier. Set in a sleazy Amsterdam restaurant-cum-commune. The owner is found hung. Suicide? One of the residents, a former member of the Dutch Constabulary in New Guinea (the outsider) lends his help. View more info

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Shadows at the Fair: An Antique Print Mystery

By: Wait, Lea

Price: $14.50

Publisher: New York, Scribner.: 2002

Edition: First Edition..

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 019278

Condition: Fine


Signed by the author on the title page. Laid in are promo materials for future titles by Lea Wait. The is Wait's first mystery novel. Nominated for a "Best First Mystery" Agatha award by the Mystery Writer's of America. Introduces antique print dealer Maggie Summer. View more info

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The Shape of Snakes

By: Walters, Minette

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 019416

Condition: Fine


Signed by the author on the first blank before the half title page. Signed copy sticker on front jacket panel. During the November 1978 national strike in Britain a woman known as "Mad Annie" is murdered. The macabre tale contains copies of source material & photos. View more info

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The Shape of Snakes

By: Walters, Minette

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019473

Condition: Fine


Slight spine lean. During the November 1978 national strike in Britain a woman known as "Mad Annie" is murdered. The macabre tale contains copies of source material & photos. View more info

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The Ice House

By: Walters, Minette

Price: $10.00

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

Edition: First U.S. Edition.

Seller ID: 019492

Condition: Fine


Book is clean in solid binding. Jacket bright with light wear to extremities. First published in Great Britain by Macmillan London Ltd. The author's first mystery novel. Centers on the three women who inhabit an isolated country manor. Walters is the winner of the Edgar Award and the Crime Writers Association of Great Britain Gold Dagger Award. View more info

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Good Behavior

By: Westlake, Donald E. (1933-2008)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Mysterious Press.: 1986

Edition: First Printing..

Seller ID: 019436

Condition: Fine


The 6th Dortmunder mystery. After an aborted burglary, Dortmunder is asked to aid a congregation of nuns in rescuing a kidnapped sister. Hardcover in navy blue quarter cloth & lighter blue paper-wrapped boards. Light rubbing to head jacket spine. No tears or chips. View more info

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Playing God

By: Whitehead, Barbara

Price: $13.50

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1989

Edition: First U.S. Edition..

Seller ID: 019447

Condition: Near Fine


Book is square, tight & clean. Red dot (remainder mark?) on top edge. Light rubbing to jacket edges. No tears or chips. Originally published in Great Britain by Quarter in 1988. The author's 1st mystery novel. Set in Britain's ancient city of York. In the reenactment of a medieval mystery play, a rock idol is picked to play Christ. The director is murdered. Tom Churchyard, British Telecom engineer & medieval enthusiast, has a clue to the murderer. View more info

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The Girl With Red Suspenders

By: Whitehead, Barbara

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1990

Edition: First U.S. Edition..

Seller ID: 019575

Condition: Near Fine


Book is square, tight & clean. Light foxing just starting to top edge & small letter "W" on bottom edge. Remainder mark? Appears to be unread. Rubbing to jacket extremities. Originally published in Great Britain by Constable & Co. Ltd. Detective Inspector Dave Smart & his partner WPC Jenny Wren investigate the death a social worker who Dave was very attracted to. The investigation leads to crime, drugs & vengeance. View more info

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The Counsellor Heart

By: Winslow, Pauline Glen

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press.: 1980

Edition: First American Edition.

Seller ID: 019318

Condition: Near Fine


Book is square, tight & clean. Just a touch of dust soil to top edge. Jacket edge rubbed. The author's 5th Detective Superintendent Merle Capricorn mystery novel. The wife of one of Capricorn's colleagues is kidnapped by terrorists. View more info

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Among the Mad: A Maisie Dobbs Novel.

By: Winspear, Jacqueline

Price: $13.50

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt & Co.: 2009

Edition: First Edition..

Seller ID: 18747

Condition: Near Fine


Perfect bound in illustrated wrappers. Near fine in wraps. Publisher's info sticker on lower right corner of front panel. Book is square, tight & clean with small black dot on top edge. Uncorrected Proof. Set in London of 1931. Christmas Eve. Maisie witnesses a man commit suicide on a busy London street. The next day the prime minister's office receives a letter threatening massive deaths if demands are not met. Maisie is mention by name in the letter. View more info