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The Poisoned Serpent

By: Wolf, Joan

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, HarperCollins Publishers: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019502

Condition: Near Fine


Inked remainder mark on bottom edge. The author's 2nd novel of murder and mystery in medieval times. Set in 1140 Norman England, two cousins battle for the crown. Hugh de Leon, heir to an earldom, must find a killer & also elope with his true love. View more info

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The Tichborne Claimant: A Victorian Mystery

By: Woodruff, (John) Douglas (1897-1978)

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus, and Cudahy.: 1957

Edition: First American Edition.

Seller ID: 019374

Condition: Near Fine


Book review from August 18, 1957 the New York Times Book Review laid in. Book is square, tight & clean with all illustrations. Former owner's stamp on front & rear paste down endpapers. Paper clip indent on front free endpaper. Chips to jacket at head of spine and along bottom edges. Tear to top edge of rear panel. Scholarly work with genealogical table of the Tichborne family, sources, notes & index. The case of the missing heir to the Tichborne estate. View more info

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The Third Baffle Book

By: Wren, Lassiter and Randle McKay

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Garden City, N Y, Published for The Crime Club by Doubleday & Co.: 1930

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019196

Condition: Very Good


Spine lean & soil to page edges. Binding solid with clean text & boards. According to Allen J. Hubin's CRIME FICTION III, the author of this series of books apparently was actually John T. Colter. Forty crimes or brief mysteries to be solved by the reader as detective. View more info

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Curiosity Didn't Kill the Cat.

By: Wren, M. K. (pseudonym of Martha Kay Renfroe).

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Garden City, NY., Crime Club / Doubleday & Co.: 1973.

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 18774

Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket. Light soil to top edge & a bit of rubbing to extremities. Book is square, tight & clean. Jacket. white background lightly rubbed with wear to top front corner & head of spine.


The author's first novel. A Conan Flagg mystery set in Oregon. Flagg, a half-Irish half-Indian proprietor of the local bookshop also happens to be a former intelligence agent and a licensed P.I. The first of a great series. View more info

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The Night the Gods Smiled

By: Wright, Eric

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons.: 1983

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 17715

Condition: Fine


The first Inspector Charlie Salter mystery. Winner of the John Creasey Memorial Dagger Award for best first mystery novel from the Crime Writers Association of Great Britain. Book is square, tight & clean. No internal markings. Seems to be unread. Jacket bright. Price intact on front flap. Hardcover in black paper-wrapped boards. View more info

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The Scout Patrol Boys and The Hunting Lodge Mystery

By: Wright, Jack

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Cleveland & New York, The World Syndicate Publishing co.: 1933

Seller ID: 019656

Condition: Good


Binding is solid and text is bright but has toning. Text has tiny tear to top tip on pages 51-64. No effect on text. Fading to top edge of spine. Jacket has large tear to front panel and smaller tear to head of spine with wear to bottom of rear panel & rear edge. Dick Lawrence, traveler, explorer and archaeologist, leads the Scout Patrol Boys to adventure on a ranch where they learn to ride, then to the Yucatan to unearth an ancient race. A finally after fishing & hunting at the Hunting Lodge they rescue a famous company of explorers stranded on ice in the frozen south. View more info

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Poison Apples.

By: Wright, Nancy Means.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York., St. Martin's Press. Thomas Dunne Books.: 2000.

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 18813

Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.


A Ruth Willmarth mystery. The author's 3rd mystery. Ruth helps solve puzzling "accidents" at a neighbor's orchard. View more info

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Pursuit & Persuasion.

By: Wright, Sally S.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Sisters, Oregon., Multnomah Publishers.: 2000.

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 18473

Condition: Very good in pictorial wrappers. Light curl cover edges. Text clean in solid binding.


The 3rd Ben Reese mystery. Ben investigates the cause of death of a Scottish professor. His findings lead to a 16th century stabbing, falconry, stone sculpting, & book collecting. View more info

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From Pillar to Post.

By: Wylie, Martha.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Philadelphia., John C. Winston Co.: (1927).

Edition: First Edition.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 17778

Condition: Book is near fine with bright text in tight binding. Illustrated boards very bright. Light soil to top edge. White dust jacket is lightly rubbed & soiled with chips at spine ends & corners. A nice copy of a hard to find book.


Inscribed by the author: "To Miss Elinor Rose, With best wishes, Martha Richter Wylie." Romance, mystery and adventure set in New York, the Pacific, and China. View more info

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A Tiger in Red Weather.

By: Wyllie, John.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Garden City, New York., Crime Club. Doubleday & Co.: 1980.

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 17903

Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket. Book is clean and binding solid. Small sticker removal from front free endpaper. Jacket edge rubbed with closed tear at foot of spine.


A Dr. Quarshie mystery set in West Africa. The doctor & his wife investigate the death a lady novelist whose research had provoked the native population. But she might have found a treasure trove from the 12th century empire of Mali treasure. View more info

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There Was a Crooked Man.

By: Yates, George Worthing (1900-1975).

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York., Triangle Books.: 1940.

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 17929

Condition: Good. No dust jacket. Front jacket panel taped to front pastedown. Soil to front panel and edges. Toning to pages as is usual for this publisher. Binding tight & solid.


Originally published by Morrow in 1936. The author's first mystery novel. Set in New York City. A theatre district murder investigation featuring "ancient and autocratic Lord Broghville." View more info

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Murder Will Out: An Elizabeth Will Mystery

By: Yeager, Dorian

Price: $11.00

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

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019586

Condition: Fine


Light rubbing to jacket extremities. The author's first Elizabeth Will mystery. Elizabeth visits her father in a small New Hampshire town. The town is proposing legalization of gambling & prostitution to improve the poor economy. A prolegalization council member is murdered & Elizabeth's conservative Dad is a prime suspect. His name must be cleared by Elizabeth & her friend the chief of police. View more info

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My Lord the Fox: The Secret Documents of Anthony Woodcott Concerning the Year 1560

By: York, Robert

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Constable & Co. Ltd.: 1984

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019674

Condition: Very Good


Book is square, tight & clean. Binding solid & text clean. Light bump to boards top rear tip & light soil to top of fore edges. Jacket wear to head of spine & small chip to top of rear tip. Set in the era of Queen Elizabeth I. Rumors of the queens romance with a "horse-keeper" and also of her paternity. Introduces Anthony Woodcott, secret agent & story teller. View more info

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Almost the Truth

By: Yorke, Margaret ( pseudonym of Margaret Beda Larminie Nicholson) (1924-2012)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Mysterious Press: 1995

Edition: 1st U.S. Edition

Seller ID: 019441

Condition: Fine


Very light rubbing to jacket corner tips. No tears or chips. First published in Great Britain in 1994 by Little, Brown & Co. A mild mannered family man seeks revenge against the brutal rapist of his daughter. View more info

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Murder in a Cold Climate.

By: Young, Scott.

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York., Viking.: 1989.

Edition: First American Edition.

Seller ID: 17907

Condition: Near fine in fine dust jacket. Remainder mark on bottom edge only fault.


The author's first mystery novel. Features Inuit police inspector Matthew "Matteesie" Kitologitak. Takes place in the Arctic winter. First published in Canada by Macmillan in 1988. View more info

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The Shaman's Knife.

By: Young, Scott.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York., Viking.: 1993.

Edition: First American Edition.

Seller ID: 17908

Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.


The author's second mystery novel featuring Inuit police inspector Matthew "Matteesie" Kitologitak. The inspector investigates a brutal double murder in a tiny Arctic village. First published in Canada by Macmillan in the same year. View more info

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Blood Brotherhood.

By: zan der Zee, John.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York., Harcourt, Brace & World.: 1970.

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 13650

Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.


Murder set in the world of San Francisco labor unions. Author's 2nd novel & first mystery. View more info

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Trust the Liar.

By: Zannos, Susan.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York., Walker & Co.: 1988.

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 18601

Condition: Near fine in fine dust jacket. Remainder mark on bottom edges.


The author's first mystery novel. A high-school attendance monitor & Brandon Henshaw, a young student known for stretching the truth, find the body of a fellow student. The search for the killer leads to Mexico & drug smuggling View more info

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Death Will Get You Sober.

By: Zelvin, Elizabeth.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York., St. Martin's Minotaur. Thomas Dunne Books.: 2008.

Edition: First Edition.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 18597

Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.


Inscribed by the author on the title page. Elizabeth Zelvin's debut novel. A mystery of addiction. Humor and fast paced mystery. View more info

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A Happy English Child.

By: Zilinsky, Ursula.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York., Crime Club. Doubleday.: 1988.

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 17894

Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket. Book is clean in solid binding. Light foxing to top edge. Jacket worn at extremities. Price intact on front flap.


The author's first & only mystery. Set in an English repertory theatre. Detective Inspector Winterkill must sort thru the cast to find a murderer. View more info