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A Certain Justice

By: James, P. D.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, NY, Alfred A. Knopf Incorporated: 1998

Edition: Eighth Printing

Seller ID: 001975

ISBN: 0375401091

Condition: 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 Dalgl... View more info

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A Taste for Death

By: James, P. D.

Price: $2.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Warner Books, Incorporated: 1987

Seller ID: 001679

ISBN: 0446323527

Condition: 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 t... View more info

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Cover Her Face

By: James, P. D.

Price: $3.85

Publisher: New York, Warner Books: 1982

Seller ID: 000494

ISBN: 0446314242

Condition: 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. . ."; 5¾" - 6¾" Tall View more info

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Death in Holy Orders (an Adam Dalgliesh mystery)

By: James, P. D.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: New York, Ballantine Books: 2002

Seller ID: 005623

ISBN: 0345446666

Condition: 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 fa... View more info

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Death in Holy Orders (an Adam Dalgliesh mystery)

By: James, P. D.

Price: $9.90

Publisher: New York, Alfred A Knopf: 2001

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 005708

ISBN: 0345446666

Condition: 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 p... View more info

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Death of an Expert Witness

By: James, P. D.

Price: $3.33

Publisher: New York, Popular Library: 1977

Seller ID: 001332

ISBN: 0445043016

Condition: 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."; 5¾" - 6¾" Tall View more info

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Innocent Blood

By: James, P. D.

Price: $6.50

Publisher: New York, Charles Scibner's Sons: 1980

Seller ID: 001310

ISBN: 0684165910

Condition: 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 no... View more info

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Original Sin

By: James, P. D.

Price: $3.45

Publisher: New York, Warner Books, Incorporated: 1996

Seller ID: 000134

ISBN: 0446602345

Condition: 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 wh... View more info

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Original Sin

By: James, P. D.

Price: $8.90

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf Incorporated: 1995

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 000767

ISBN: 0679438890

Condition: 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 ... View more info

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Shroud for a Nightingale

By: James, P. D.

Price: $3.45

Publisher: New York, NY, Popular Library: 1976

Seller ID: 001308

ISBN: 0445003774

Condition: 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."; 5¾" - 6¾&#... View more info

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Skull Beneath the Skin, The

By: James, P. D.

Price: $3.10

Publisher: New York, Warner Books: 1987

Seller ID: 000493

ISBN: 0446348309

Condition: 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 ... View more info

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Skull Beneath the Skin, The

By: James, P. D.

Price: $2.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Warner Books: 1983

Seller ID: 001678

ISBN: 0446306061

Condition: Good+


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 t... View more info

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The Black Tower

By: James, P. D.

Price: $3.45

Publisher: New York, Popular Library: 1975

Edition: Fourth Printing

Seller ID: 001307

ISBN: 0445084995

Condition: 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."; 5¾" - 6¾" Tall View more info

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The Maul and the Pear Tree

By: James, P. D.; Critchley, T. A.

Price: $4.75

Publisher: New York, NY, Warner Books, Incorporated: 1996

Edition: Tenth Printing

Seller ID: 001680

ISBN: 0445405627

Condition: 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 5¾" - 6¾" tall View more info

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The Maul and the Pear Tree

By: James, P. D.; Critchley, T. A.

Price: $10.50

Publisher: New York, Mysterious Press: 1986

Seller ID: 005422

ISBN: 089296152X

Condition: 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.&#... View more info

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The Maul and the Pear Tree

By: James, P. D.; Critchley, T. A.

Price: $3.95

Publisher: New York, Mysterious Press: 1996

Seller ID: 005777

ISBN: 0445405627

Condition: Good


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."; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall View more info