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The Life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

By: (Sherlockiana) Carr, John Dickson (1906-1977)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc.: 1990

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 019613

Condition: Very Good


Binding solid. Light foxing to top edge & rear cover. Text & 8 pages of illustrations bright. "The combination of Doyle and Carr makes for a notable biography." (from the front free endpaper). View more info

The Trial of Elizabeth Cree

By: Ackroyd, Peter

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday: 1993

Edition: 1st U.S. Edition

Seller ID: 19207

Condition: Fine


First published in Great Britain by Sinclair-Stevenson. A novel of the Limehouse murders and the sensational trial that followed. Set in 1880 London. A nice copy. View more info

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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

Condition: Fine


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

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Cause For Alarm

By: Ambler, Eric

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1940

Edition: Later printing..

Seller ID: 020020

Condition: Near Fine


Book is square and tight with bright text. Light soil to rear pastedown endpaper. Jacket lightly edge rubbed with chip to head of spine. Set in Milan. Replacing a murdered colleague in an English machinery firm, Nicholas Marlow, engineer, becomes entangled in a web of international intrigue. With Valeshoff & Tamara he helps expose a vital part of the Rome-Berlin axis. 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

Condition: Fine


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

Condition: Near Fine


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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Even Yuppies Die

By: Babson, Marian ( pseudonym of Ruth Stenstreem)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1996

Edition: First U.S. Edition.

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 019465

Condition: Fine


Light rubbing to jacket extremities. No tears or chips. The author's 4th Trixie Dolan mystery novel. Trixie & friend Evangeline Sinclair, both former film stars at leisure (temporarily, of course), move to a suite in a partially remodeled London warehouse. They are fascinated by their new neighbors. Especially when one young woman is pulled out of the river. View more info

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Death Warmed Up

By: Babson, Marian ( pseudonym of Ruth Stenstreem)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Walker & Co.: 1982

Edition: First U.S. Edition.

Seller ID: 019632

Condition: Fine


Jacket wear to extremities with closed tear to top rear corner. First published in England in the same year by Collins. Jean Ainley has a fledgling catering business. Marian Babson provides "a mouth-watering mystery morsel" of eccentric characters & hilarious bumbling antics. 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

Condition: Fine


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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No Place of Safety

By: Barnard, Robert

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Scribner: 1998

Edition: 1st U.S. Edition

Seller ID: 019426

Condition: Fine


Orange quarter cloth & red paper-wrapped boards. Leeds Detective Constable Charlie Peace looks for two young missing teenagers. Finding them in a hostel for homeless young people he decides that all is not what it seems. View more info

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Political Suicide

By: Barnard, Robert

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1986

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019463

Condition: Fine


A nice copy. The award winning author's 1st novel to feature Superintendent John Sutcliffe of the London police. A member of Parliament has drowned in the Thames. Is it suicide or was he pushed? Does anyone care? View more info

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The Mistress of Alderley

By: Barnard, Robert (1936-2013)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Scribner.: 2003

Edition: 1st U.S. Edition

Seller ID: 019861

Condition: Near Fine


A nice copy. Just a hint of spine lean. A well-known actress has retired to the country to be with her married lover. Then the man's son show up and a murder occurs. Features Inspector Mike Oddie & Sergeant Charlie Peace. View more info

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The Habit of Widowhood

By: Barnard, Robert (1936-2013)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Scribner.: 1996

Edition: 1st U.S. Edition

Seller ID: 019862

Condition: Fine


A nice copy. Just a hint of spine lean. Short stories by the award wining author. An enticing woman marries an elderly gentleman - and then another & another. A man going through a midlife crisis meets the bully who made his life hell at school. And the Prince of Wales marooned in Balmoral Castle decides to live it up. View more info

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The Corpse at the Haworth Tandoori

By: Barnard, Robert (1936-2013)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Scribner.: 1999

Edition: 1st U.S. Edition

Seller ID: 019863

Condition: Near Fine


Text bright in solid binding. Former owner's name printed to top corner of front free endpaper. A set of four initials at the top left corner of the rear pastdown endpaper. Set in Haworth, the Yorkshire home of the Brontes. A young man is strangled in the parking lot of an Indian Tandoori restaurant. Inspector Mike Oddie & Sergeant Charlie Peace search for suspects. View more info

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A Hovering of Vultures

By: Barnard, Robert (1936-2013)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Scribner: 1993

Edition: 1st U.S. Edition

Seller ID: 019864

Condition: Very Good


Text bright in solid binding. Former owner's name printed to top corner of the half title page. A set of four initials at the top corner of the rear blank. In a small Yorkshire village an English entrepreneur has bought the home of two lesser known authors and is turning it into a museum. Detective Charlie Peace attends the opening and wonders about the entrepreneur's motives. View more info

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A Cry From the Dark

By: Barnard, Robert (1936-2013)

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Scribner: 2004

Edition: 1st U.S. Edition

Seller ID: 019865

Condition: Fine


Text bright in solid binding. Just a bit of rubbing to jacket extremities. An elderly London author is ready to write her memoirs of growing up in an outback town in 1930s Australia. Someone is willing to kill her to stop her. View more info

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Death of a Salesperson and Other Untimely Exits

By: Barnard, Robert (1936-2013)

Price: $11.50

Publisher: New York, Scribner.: 1989

Edition: 1st U.S. Edition

Seller ID: 019866

Condition: Near Fine


Text bright in solid binding. Former owner's name printed to top corner of front free endpaper. A single initial is at the top left corner of the rear pastdown endpaper. The author's first short story collection. Sixteen stories full of bizarre twists. View more info

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No Place of Safety

By: Barnard, Robert (1936-2013)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Scribner.: 1998

Edition: 1st U.S. Edition

Seller ID: 019867

Condition: Very Good


Text bright in solid binding. Former owner's name printed to top corner of front free endpaper. A set of six initials is at the top left corner of the rear pastdown endpaper. Detective Constable Charlie Peace searches for two missing teenagers. Finding them in a hostel for homeless kids he thinks that they are safe. But all is not well in this haven. View more info

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A Murder in Mayfair

By: Barnard, Robert (1936-2013)

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Scribner: 2000

Edition: 1st U.S. Edition

Seller ID: 019868

Condition: Near Fine


Text bright in solid binding. Small soil mark on rear pastedown endpaper. When a young man becomes a junior minister in the new Prime Minister's government he is clearly being groomed for higher office. Then a soiled postcard arrives. It says "Who Do You Think Your Are?" What is the postcard about? Who is his tormentor? View more info

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Last Post

By: Barnard, Robert (1936-2013)

Price: $13.50

Publisher: New York, Scribner: 2008

Edition: 1st U.S. Edition

Seller ID: 019869

Condition: Fine


Text bright in solid binding. A young has just buried her mother. Then a letter arrives hinting that the writer had an illicit affair with the mother. With only a blurred postmark for a clue, she set out discover what the writer knows about her mother's past. View more info