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The Riverside Villas Murder

By: Amis, Kingsley

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich: 1973

Edition: First American Edition.

Seller ID: 019425

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in red quarter cloth & black paper-wrapped boards. Red top edge. Light rubbing to boards. Text is clean in solid square binding. White jacket is bright with rubbing to extremities & crease to front flap. The author's 2nd mystery novel. Set in 1930s England with a 14 year-old hero. "Clever, comic, and chilling." View more info

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The Crime of the Century

By: Amis, Kingsley (1922-1995)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Mysterious Press: 1989

Edition: First American Edition.

Seller ID: 019583

Condition: Fine


Hardcover in black quarter cloth & blue paper-wrapped boards. Light rubbing jacket extremities. No tears or chips. Text is clean in solid square binding. First published as a six-part serial in the London Sunday Times. Readers were invited to solve the crime. The winning entry is reprinted here along with Amis's own solution. "A Very British Mystery." View more info

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In the Night Season

By: Bausch, Richard

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, HarperFlamingo: 1998

Edition: First Edition.

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 019710

Condition: Very Good


Author has inscribed "For Susan, with love & squalor, from Richard Bausch 1998." Is he paying homage to J. D. Salinger & Esme??? Crack just starting on title page where inscription was made. An exciting thriller featuring a new widow & her young son who are left nearly destitute. And their lives are in jeopardy. View more info

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Before and After

By: Brown, Rosellen

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus & Giroux.: 1992

Edition: First Edition..

Seller ID: 18823


369 pp. Softcover. 5.25" x 8.25". Uncorrected Proof. By the author of "Civil Wars," "Tender Mercies," "Cora Fry," & "Street Games." Near fine in wraps. Crease at bottom rear corner. Perfect bound in yellow printed wrappers. View more info

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Before and After

By: Brown, Rosellen

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus & Giroux.: 1992

Edition: First Edition..

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 019339

Condition: Fine


Inscribed by the author on the half title page. "For Samson, with my best wishes. Rosellen Brown, Houston 1992." A couple's son is accused of murder. The family is under siege. Compelling drama. View more info

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Without Remorse

By: Clancy, Tom

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons.: 1993

Edition: First Edition..

Seller ID: 18824


639 pp. Softcover. 6" x 9". Advance Reading Copy. Publisher's note bound in. Features John Kelly, code named Mr. Clark. From The Sum of All Fears, Clear & Present Danger, & The Cardinal of the Kremlin. Fine in illustrated wraps. Tight and clean. Unread and as new. View more info

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Two O'Clock Eastern Wartime

By: Dunning, John

Price: $11.50

Publisher: New York, Scribner.: 2001

Edition: First Edition..

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 019395

Condition: Near Fine


Signed by the author under his printed name on the title page. Slight indent to head of spine. With historical notes. "A magnificent story of mystery, murder, and revenge that brings to life another era." (from the dust jacket). View more info

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Payment Deferred

By: Forester, C(ecil). S(cott) (1899-1966)

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Boston, Little Brown: 1942

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 020058

Condition: Good


Lacking dust jacket. Edges rubbed. Crack to title page. Foxing to text just starting. Bookplate on front pastedown endpaper (Pierpont Van Derveer Davis). Originally published in England by Lane in 1926. The author's 3rd mystery novel. View more info

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Carrie

By: King, Stephen

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday & Co.: 1974

Edition: Book Club Edition

Seller ID: 020067

Condition: Very Good


Book is square & tight with bright text. Former owner's bookplate on front pastedown endpaper. Light rubbing to extremities. Jacket edge rubbed with chip to head of spine & tear to top of rear flap. Striking cover illustration bright with some wrinkling to bottom corner. King's classic first novel. The basis for the 1976 Brian De Palma Oscar nominated film starring Sissy Spacek. View more info

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The Exile

By: Kotzwinkle, William

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton / Seymour Lawrence: 1987

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 019612

Condition: Fine


Light rubbing to jacket top edges. No tears or chips. The author's 5th mystery novel. Set during World War II. A celebrated Hollywood movie star transforms into a Berlin black marketeer hunted by the Gestapo. View more info

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Bad Chemistry

By: Krist, Gary

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Random House.: 1998

Seller ID: 11897


354 pp. 8vo. The first novel by the prize winner author. His first short story collection (The Garden State) won the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction and the second (Bone by Bone) was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year in 1994. Fine in pictorial wrappers. Advance Uncorrected Readers' Edition. Two page publisher's promo bound in. View more info

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Bad Chemistry

By: Krist, Gary

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Random House.: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019702

Condition: Near Fine


Book is square & tight. Light foxing just starting on top edge. The first novel by the prize winner author. His first short story collection (The Garden State) won the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction and the second (Bone by Bone) was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year in 1994. View more info

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The Prisoner in the Opal

By: Mason, A(lfred) E(dward) W(oodley) (1865-1948)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Garden City, New York, The Crime Club by Doubleday, Doran, & Co.: 1928

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 020028

Condition: Very Good


Book is square with bright text. Light soil to edges. By the author of "Four Feathers." Set in France, the author's fourth Insp. Hanaud mystery. The Black Mass in the Cave of the Mummies. An English girl murdered before a dozen witnesses whose lips were sealed. View more info

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Salt is Leaving

By: Priestley, J B (1894-1984)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1966

Edition: 1st U.S. Edition

Seller ID: 020031

Condition: Near Fine


Book is square, tight with bright text. Light dust soil to top edge. Jacket bright with no tears or chips. Light bump to top edge. $6.95 price intact on front flap. A missing man (bookseller) with a suspected murder (girl) and you've got a great "old-fashioned" mystery. View more info

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Mysticus

By: Silvis, Randall

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Huntington Beach, California, Wolfhawk Books. (1999): 1999

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 15234


414 pp. 8vo. Multilayered novel with story lines set in 1949, 2001, and 2018. Totally original in its concept & execution. Uncommon. Fine in fine dust jacket. Hardcover in navy cloth boards. View more info

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On Night's Shore

By: Silvis, Randall

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Minotaur. Thomas Dunne Books.: 2001

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 019738

Condition: Near Fine


Light foxing to top edge. Minor rubbing to corners. Set in New York City in the summer of 1840. The double suicide of a mother & her baby is witnessed by a 10 year-old street urchin. Trying to sell his story he meets struggling young journalist Edgar Allan Poe. View more info

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Stallion Gate

By: Smith, Martin Cruz

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Random House.: 1986

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 7429


321 pps. 8 vo. Novel about the invention of the atomic bomb. Fine in fine jacket. Owner's bookplate on front paste down. View more info

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Reprisal

By: Smith, Mitchell

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Dutton: 1998

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 019708

Condition: Near Fine


Review copy with publisher's promo laid in. Book is square, tight & text clean. Foxing just starting to top edge. Tiny crease to bottom of front jacket flap. A poet, professor, wife & mother loses both her husband & father to seemingly careless accidents. But she is sure that their deaths were not accidents. View more info

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The Magician

By: Stein, Sol

Price: $11.50

Publisher: New York, Delacorte Press: 1971

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 019536

Condition: Fine


Review copy with publisher's material laid in. Hardcover in black cloth boards. Blue top edge. Light soil to dust jacket. No tears or chips. Sixteen-year-old Ed Japhet gives a skillful performance of magic at a high school prom. The leader of the high school gang is infuriated. Which leads to a criminal trial, an attempted murder, and a death. View more info

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The Winter of Our Dscontent

By: Steinbeck, John.

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1961

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 020063

Condition: Very Good


Light rubbing to spine ends. Light soil to top edge. Binding solid but with crack to last blank page before endpapers. Former owner's name written on front free endpaper. Lacking dust jacket. Steinbeck's last novel. A family morality story. Reviewed as one of the author's best. View more info