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1 James, P. D. A Certain Justice
New York, NY Alfred A. Knopf Incorporated 1998 0375401091 / 9780375401091 Eighth Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket 


Corners bumped, slight shelf wear. Jacket shows slight edge wear. A clean, tight, attractive copy.

"It begins, dramatically enough, with a trial for murder. The distinguished criminal lawyer Venetia Aldridge is defending Garry Ashe on charges of having brutally killed his aunt. For Aldridge the trial is mainly a test of her courtroom skills, one more opportunity to succeed-and she does. But now murder is in the air. The next victim will be Aldridge herself, stabbed to death at her desk in her Chambers in the Middle Temple, a bloodstained wig on her head. Enter Commander Adam Dalgliesh and his team, whose struggle to investigate and understand the shocking events cannot halt the spiral into more horrors, more, murders."; 7" - 9" Tall
001975 
Price: 7.50 USD

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2 James, P. D. A Taste for Death
New York, NY Warner Books, Incorporated 1987 0446323527 / 9780446323529 Mass Market Paperback Good 


Spine/covers well creased, slightly shelf-cocked. Corners bumped, a fair amount of edge wear/chipping. Store stamp inside front cover, slight yellowing. text in very good condition, still somewhat tight.

"Their throats slit, the two men had turned the old vestry of St. Matthew's Church red with blood. In death united, in life no men could have been more disparate: one a Baronet and Minister of the Crown; the other an alcoholic derelict. Commander Adam Dalgliesh believed that to find the killer he had to find the thread that connected the two lives. But he hound himself following a tangled skein of lofty emotions and base ambitions into Britain's enigmatic upper class-and into a labyrinth of ever-widening scandal and murder without end."; 5" - 6" Tall
001679 
Price: 2.95 USD

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3 James, P. D. Cover Her Face
New York Warner Books 1982 0446314242 / 9780446314244 Mass Market Paperback Very Good 


Spine/covers a bit scuffed. Some ordinary shelf wear., bookseller stamp on top edge.

"Sally Jupp was a sly and sensuous young woman who had used her body and her brains to make her way up the social ladder. Now she lay across her bed with dark bruises from a strangler's fingers forever marring her lily-white throat -- and it was up to Chief Inspector Adam Dalgliesh to unmask the murderer who had decided that the wages of sin should be death. . ."; 5" - 6" Tall
000494 
Price: 3.85 USD

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4 James, P. D. Death in Holy Orders (an Adam Dalgliesh mystery)
New York Ballantine Books 2002 0345446666 / 9780345446664 Mass Market Paperback Very Good 


Spine somewhat slanted & creased, minor shelfwear. A bright, attractive copy.

"On the East Anglican seacoast a small theological college hangs precariously on an eroding shoreline and an equally precarious future. Then, the body of a student is found buried in the sand, and the boy's influential father demands that Scotland Yard investigate. Adam Dalgliesh, the son of a parson, once spent happy summers at the school. A detective who loves poetry, a man who has known loss and discovery, Dalgliesh is the perfect candidate to look for the truth in a remote, rarified community of the faithful - and the frightened. For when one death leads to another, Dalgliesh finds himself steeped in a world of good and evil, of stifled passions and hidden pasts, where someone has cause not just to commit one crime, but to begin an unholy order of murder."; 6" - 7" Tall
005623 
Price: 4.00 USD

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5 James, P. D. Death in Holy Orders (an Adam Dalgliesh mystery)
New York Alfred A Knopf 2001 0345446666 / 9780345446664 First American Edition Hardcover Good in Very Good dust jacket 


Spine somewhat slanted and loose, corners slightly bumped. Ex-library with usual stamps, DJ in protective mylar cover taped to boards, back free endpaper removed. Cracked at half-title page. Text is clean and unmarked,

"On the East Anglican seacoast a small theological college hangs precariously on an eroding shoreline and an equally precarious future. Then, the body of a student is found buried in the sand, and the boy's influential father demands that Scotland Yard investigate. Adam Dalgliesh, the son of a parson, once spent happy summers at the school. A detective who loves poetry, a man who has known loss and discovery, Dalgliesh is the perfect candidate to look for the truth in a remote, rarified community of the faithful - and the frightened. For when one death leads to another, Dalgliesh finds himself steeped in a world of good and evil, of stifled passions and hidden pasts, where someone has cause not just to commit one crime, but to begin an unholy order of murder."; Ex-Library; 7" - 9" Tall
005708 
Price: 9.90 USD

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6 James, P. D. Death of an Expert Witness
New York Popular Library 1977 0445043016 / 9780445043015 Mass Market Paperback Very Good 


Corners bumped, minor edge wear/scuffing to covers/spine. Slight darkening.

"On the surface, Dr. Lorrimer was the picture of a bloodless, coldly efficient scientist. Only when his brutally slain body was discovered and his secret past dissected die this image begin to change. And once again Chief Inspector Adam Dalgliesh learned that there was more to human beings than met the eye. . . and more to solving a murder than the obvious clues."; 5" - 6" Tall
001332 
Price: 3.33 USD

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7 James, P. D. Innocent Blood
New York Charles Scibner's Sons 1980 0684165910 / 9780684165912 Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 


Ex-library with usual markings, plus back FEP torn out when retired. Some edgewear/chipping to boards and jacket. Jacket in protective wraps and taped to the boards. Shelf-cocked. Some darkening.

"Innocent Blood is a novel that goes far beyond the bounds of the mystery story to explore the themes of the growth of love and the search for identity. Philippa Palfrey, adopted as a child, exercises her legal right to apply for a copy of her birth certificate when she becomes eighteen. Although she has always had a fantasy of being the illegitimate daughter of an aristocratic father and now dead mother, she soon learns the shocking truth about her parents-and finds that her mother is about to be released from prison.
With this knowledge, Philippa moves into an alien world that is to prove more dangerous and terrifying than any she could imagine. For there is someone else interested in her mother's release-someone who had dedicated his life to seeking out and destroying her"; Ex-Library; 7" - 9" Tall
001310 
Price: 6.50 USD

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8 James, P. D. Original Sin
New York Warner Books, Incorporated 1996 0446602345 / 9780446602341 Mass Market Paperback Very Good 


Slight shelf wear. Front cover is creased with a slight tear at lower left corner.

"Commander Adam Dalgliesh and his team are confronted with a puzzle of baffling complexity. A murder has taken place in the offices of the Peverell Press, a venerable London publishing house located in a dramatic mock-Venetian palace on the Thames. The victim is Gerard Etienne, the brilliant but ruthless new managing director, who had vowed to restore the firm's fortunes. Etienne was clearly a man with enemies -- a discarded mistress, a rejected and humiliated author, and rebellious colleagues, one of whom apparently killed herself a short time before. Yet Etienne's death, which occurred under bizarre circumstances, is for Dalgliesh only the beginning of the mystery, as he desperately pursues the search for a killer prepared to strike and strike again."; 5" - 6" Tall
000134 
Price: 3.45 USD

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9 James, P. D. Original Sin
New York Alfred A. Knopf Incorporated 1995 0679438890 / 9780679438892 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 


Owner's name on front FEP. Jacket shows some creases at the corners, slight shelf wear.

"Commander Adam Dalgliesh and his team are confronted with a puzzle of baffling complexity. A murder has taken place in the offices of the Peverell Press, a venerable London publishing house located in a dramatic mock-Venetian palace on the Thames. The victim is Gerard Etienne, the brilliant but ruthless new managing director, who had vowed to restore the firm's fortunes. Etienne was clearly a man with enemies -- a discarded mistress, a rejected and humiliated author, and rebellious colleagues, one of whom apparently killed herself a short time before. Yet Etienne's death, which occurred under bizarre circumstances, is for Dalgliesh only the beginning of the mystery, as he desperately pursues the search for a killer prepared to strike and strike again."; 7" - 9" Tall
000767 
Price: 8.90 USD

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10 James, P. D. Shroud for a Nightingale
New York, NY Popular Library 1976 0445003774 / 9780445003774 Mass Market Paperback Good+ 


Spine/covers somewhat creased, slightly shelf-cocked, corners bumped. Some darkening.

"Two student nurses lay dead, the great hospital nursing school of Nightingale House was shadowed with terror, and a secret medical world of sex, shame and scandal was about to be exposed as Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard probed ever deeper into this macabre mystery. Someone was prescribing murder as the cure for all ills-and it was up to the indomitable Dalgliesh to unmask a killer who operated as skillfully as a surgeon before the epidemic of evil got completely out of hand."; 5" - 6" Tall
001308 
Price: 3.45 USD

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11 James, P. D. Skull Beneath the Skin, The
New York Warner Books 1987 0446348309 / 9780446348300 Mass Market Paperback Very Good 


Spine shows some creasing/scuffing. Some ordinary shelf wear.

"Actress Clarissa Lisle was famous for her ravishing beauty -- and her unscrupulous manipulations. Now on the death-shrouded island of Courcy, her schemes win her a starring role in a nightmare in which she can trust no one -- not her deceived husband; her dangerously insecure stepson; her ominously genial host; her dependent, desperate cousin; or her cruelly amusing ex-lover.
Soon detective Cordelia Gray will find that nothing is as it seems on Courcy -- especially after the curtain goes down. Here she must delve into ancient secrets and guilt-stained pasts -- and risk her life to stop a brilliantly cunning murderer who has set the stage for death . . . "; 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall
000493 
Price: 3.10 USD

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12 James, P. D. Skull Beneath the Skin, The
New York, NY Warner Books 1983 0446306061 / 9780446306065 Mass Market Paperback Good+ 
Illustrated by Gadino, Victor (cover)

Spine somewhat creased, shelf-cocked. Corners bumped, some edge wear, scuffs on back cover. Slight yellowing

"Actress Clarissa Lisle was famous for her ravishing beauty -- and her unscrupulous manipulations. Now on the death-shrouded island of Courcy, her schemes win her a starring role in a nightmare in which she can trust no one -- not her deceived husband; her dangerously insecure stepson; her ominously genial host; her dependent, desperate cousin; or her cruelly amusing ex-lover.
Soon detective Cordelia Gray will find that nothing is as it seems on Courcy -- especially after the curtain goes down. Here she must delve into ancient secrets and guilt-stained pasts -- and risk her life to stop a brilliantly cunning murderer who has set the stage for death . . . "; 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall
001678 
Price: 2.95 USD

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13 James, P. D. The Black Tower
New York Popular Library 1975 0445084995 / 9780445084995 Fourth Printing Mass Market Paperback Good 


Spine/covers a bit creased, slightly shelf-cocked. Corners bumped, including a few pages. Bookstore stamps on front end paper. Some darkening.

"A strange, isolated tower on the English coast. . .a seemingly saintly man of God slain by an act of satanic evil. . .a prim nursing home whose walls concealed a labyrinth of human perversity and inhuman terror. . . all were part of the devilishly difficult puzzle that confronted Adam Dalgliesh, the most subtle and sophisticated sleuth since Hercule Poirot."; 5" - 6" Tall
001307 
Price: 3.45 USD

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14 James, P. D.; Critchley, T. A. The Maul and the Pear Tree
New York, NY Warner Books, Incorporated 1996 0445405627 / 9780445405622 Tenth Printing Mass Market Paperback Near Fine 


Slight edge wear, two small spots on front cover. A clean, tight copy.

"During a dark night in December 1811, in London's East End, a tradesman, his young wife, sleeping baby, and a shop boy were battered to death in their home. Days later, a pub owner, his wife, and a servant were similarly killed. No motive was found." James and police historian Critchley recreate this infamous crime, scouring old records and proving the wrong man was arrested. Then they name the killer who went free."; 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall
001680 
Price: 4.75 USD

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15 James, P. D.; Critchley, T. A. The Maul and the Pear Tree
New York Mysterious Press 1986 089296152X / 9780892961528 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 


234 pp, bibliography, list of persons involved, b/w illustrations and reproductions, endpapers have map of the Ratcliffe Highway area. Blue cloth spine over orange boards. Spine slightly slanted, corners bumped, slight edge wear, binding fairly tight. Jacket has slight edge wear, some rubbing, spine slightly sunned. An attractive copy.

"During a dark night in December 1811, in London's East End, a tradesman, his young wife, sleeping baby, and a shop boy were battered to death in their home. Days later, a pub owner, his wife, and a servant were similarly killed. No motive was found." James and police historian Critchley recreate this infamous crime, scouring old records and proving the wrong man was arrested. Then they name the killer who went free."; 7" - 9" Tall
005422 
Price: 10.50 USD

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16 James, P. D.; Critchley, T. A. The Maul and the Pear Tree
New York Mysterious Press 1996 0445405627 / 9780445405622 Mass Market Paperback Good 
Illustrated by Bascove [cover]

Spine slightly slanted, cover creased and scuffed a bit with 1/2" tear, corners bumped. Text is clean and unmarked.

"During a dark night in December 1811, in London's East End, a tradesman, his young wife, sleeping baby, and a shop boy were battered to death in their home. Days later, a pub owner, his wife, and a servant were similarly killed. No motive was found." James and police historian Critchley recreate this infamous crime, scouring old records and proving the wrong man was arrested. Then they name the killer who went free."; 6" - 7" Tall
005777 
Price: 3.95 USD

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