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A Cat on Jingle Bell Rock [An Alice Nestleton Mystery]

By: Adamson, Lydia

Price: $3.20

Publisher: New York, Signet: 1998

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 005332

ISBN: 0451194586

Condition: Very Good


Corners bumped, a little edge wear, bar code inside cover marked through, binding fairly tight. An attractive copy. "Acting jobs and cat-sitting assignments have been elusive for Alice Nestleton lately . . . but there's plenty of sleuthing work to be done. A prominent theater director has requested her help for his pet charity: Sustenance House. It seems an anonymous benefactor has vanished (along with his much-needed holiday donation), and Alice must find out... View more info

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Henrietta Who?

By: Aird, Catherine

Price: $4.50

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1981

Seller ID: 000909

ISBN: 0553203045

Condition: Very Good


Spine, covers slightly creased. Slight shelf wear. "The townspeople would have said Larking, with its stone rectory and thatched farmhouses, was typical of a thousand other English villages. As it happened, this was true. And everyone in Larking thought they knew everything about everyone else. In that they found they were mistaken. . . especially the morning the postman found Grace Jenkins murdered. She had lived quietly at Boundary Cottage for twenty-one years,... View more info

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Some Die Eloquent

By: Aird, Catherine

Price: $3.95

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1981

Seller ID: 007497

ISBN: 0553243179

Condition: Very Good


Spine a bit creased and slanted, corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing. Some tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy. "On the pathologists's cold metal table lay the naked body of Beatrice Gwendoline Wansdyke, spinster . . . Dead of perfectly natural causes at age 59. "The problem," mused the good doctor, "is not so much what she died from as what she died with: a quarter of a million pounds, in a bank account no maiden lady of mo... View more info

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A Late Phoenix

By: Aird, Catherine

Price: $3.95

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1981

Seller ID: 007505

ISBN: 0553145177

Condition: Very Good


Spine a little creased, slanted, and sunned, slight edge wear and rubbing. Some yellowing but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy. "Dangerous moonlight illuminated the English skies the night a German bomb razed the houses in Lamb Lane, Berebury. Then three decades quietly passed before a careless workman's pickaxe struck an old skeleton buried under the wreckage . . . and exhumed a new case of murder for Detective Inspector C. D. Sloan. Time had blacked out ... View more info

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Henrietta Who?

By: Aird, Catherine

Price: $3.75

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1981

Seller ID: 007784

ISBN: 0553203045

Condition: Good


Spine slightly creased, rolled, a little edge wear and rubbing. Upper corners of last 30 pages have some moisture related waviness. Some tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A solid copy. "The townspeople would have said Larking, with its stone rectory and thatched farmhouses, was typical of a thousand other English villages. As it happened, this was true. And everyone in Larking thought they knew everything about everyone else. In that they found they were mi... View more info

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Parting Breath

By: Aird, Catherine

Price: $3.95

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1983

Seller ID: 007785

ISBN: 0553236687

Condition: Good


Spine somewhat creased, rolled, reading crease, some edge wear and darkening, some cover creasing, store stamp on front end paper. Some tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A solid copy. "The college dons at the University of Calleshire fully expected trouble when the students planned to shake their ivory tower with a sit-in at Almstone Hall. But no one expected the very peculiar theft from a dormitory room. . . or the very dead body in the college quadrangle... View more info

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A Late Phoenix

By: Aird, Catherine

Price: $3.50

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1981

Seller ID: 008138

ISBN: 0553145177

Condition: Good


Spine rolled, somewhat creased, a little edge wear and darkening, spine cracked through at pp 82-83. Light tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A good reading copy. "Dangerous moonlight illuminated the English skies the night a German bomb razed the houses in Lamb Lane, Berebury. Then three decades quietly passed before a careless workman's pickaxe struck an old skeleton buried under the wreckage . . . and exhumed a new case of murder for Detective Inspector C... View more info

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Last Respects

By: Aird, Catherine

Price: $4.95

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1984

Seller ID: 008139

ISBN: 0553236776

Condition: Very Good


A little edge wear and darkening, binding fairly tight. Light tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy. "'Found drowned, my foot,' said the pathologist two minutes after looking at the body. The unidentified young man pulled from the salt water near the little fishing village of Edsway hadn't drowned after all. And he hadn't been a bather either, observed Detective Inspector C.D. Sloan. One simply didn't go swimming in a shirt and trousers. Not vol... View more info

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The Religious Body

By: Aird, Catherine

Price: $4.35

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1981

Seller ID: 008140

ISBN: 0553207768

Condition: Good


Spine somewhat rolled, creased, a little edge wear and darkening, owner's seal on front end paper. Light tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy. Catherine Aird's first novel, originally published in 1966. "Sister Anne," said the Mother Superior unperturbed, "died on Wednesday evening some time after supper, probably in the corridor leading from the Great Hall to the kitchens. Her body was put into the broom cupboard and later thrown down... View more info

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The Stately Home Murder

By: Aird, Catherine

Price: $3.95

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1980

Seller ID: 008142

ISBN: 0553139509

Condition: Good


Spine rolled, somewhat creased, a little edge wear and chipping, Light tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A good reading copy. "On Sunday the public paid half a crown to view Ornum House's three hundred rooms, its exceptional display of fine china, its authentic Holbein, its dank dungeon complete with suits of armor . . . and a dead body. With Burke's Peerage tucked under one arm and a dictionary under the other, Detective Inspector C. D. Sloan tiptoes throu... View more info

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The Mind Readers

By: Allingham, Margery

Price: $4.50

Publisher: New York, Macfadden Books: 1967

Seller ID: 004406

Condition: Good


Reading creases along spine, edgewear/bumping, 1/4" tear on front cover. Text is yelowing, but clean and unmarked. "Campion meets his match in two small boys who play a deadly game with a gang of killers."; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

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The Charlotte Armstrong Treasury (The Witch's House; Mischief; The Dream Walker)

By: Armstrong, Charlotte

Price: $6.75

Publisher: New York, Coward, McCann, & Geoghegan, Inc.: 1972

Seller ID: 006731

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


473 pp., blue boards. Preface by Alice Cromie. Spine somewhat slanted, corners a little bumped, some edgewear, sticker on front board, PO name inside is blacked out, Text is clean and unmarked. Anthony Boucher described Charlotte Armstrong as "one of the few authentic spell-casting witches of modern times. "The Dream Walker" takes on spells and spooky goings-on. In "The Witch's House" she "not only created one of the most memorable and pi... View more info

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Exit Actors, Dying (A Penny Spring and Sir Toby Glendower Mystery)

By: Arnold, Margot

Price: $4.95

Publisher: Woodstock, Vermont, Foul Play Press: 1988

Edition: Fifth Printing

Seller ID: 008137

ISBN: 0881501158

Condition: Near Fine


Slight edge wear, binding tight. A bright, attractive copy. The first Penny Spring and Sir Toby Glendower mystery. "American anthropologist Penelope Spring and British archeologist Tobias Glendower are traveling in the Mediterranean. One day in a Greek amphitheatre, Penny comes upon the corpse of a beautiful young movie actress. And Toby discovers a body there too, that of a black actor decked out as a Roman gladiator. Investigating among the cast and crew fil... View more info

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Casebook of the Black Widowers

By: Asimov, Isaac

Price: $37.50

Publisher: New York, Doubleday & Company: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005000

ISBN: 0385157045

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Ex-library with usual stamps inside covers, remains of pocket on back end paper, tags taped to spine, remains of a label on back board. Corners are chipped, moderate edge wear, top of spine is torn with 1/2" flap. The text block, on the other hand, appears clean and nearly unmarked -- I saw two pages with a name underlined. After successfully writing a trio of science fiction detective novels in the 1950s, a straight detective story must have seemed much less com... View more info

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Murder at the ABA

By: Asimov, Isaac

Price: $3.45

Publisher: New York, Fawcett Crest: 1976

Seller ID: 007193

ISBN: 0449232026

Condition: Good


Spine creased, slanted, torn near base, corners creased, some edge wear and rubbing, covers somewhat creased, scribbling inside cover, store stamp on title page. Pages somewhat browned but text is clean and unmarked. A good reading copy. Dr. Asimov, working under instructions from his publisher (doubtless of his own devising), transforms a real life bookselling convention into a murder mystery -- and writes himself into a prominent role in the book (in effect, he is ... View more info

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More Tales of the Black Widowers

By: Asimov, Isaac

Price: $87.50

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday: 1976

Seller ID: 8390

ISBN: 0385111762

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


White boards with black lettering, corners slightly bumped, slightly cocked. Jacket in protective plastic, not price clipped, a little edge wear along top edge. A very nice copy. ; 7 ¾" - 9 ¾" Tall; 180 pages; One of the first authors to successfully write detective science fiction (see his Lije Bailey books starting with 'The Caves of Steel') , the good Doctor once again proves that was not a fluke by turning his hand to conventional mystery. Twelve tales ... View more info

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Deadbeat

By: Atkins, Leo

Price: $4.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Berkley Prime Crime: 1999

Seller ID: 001588

ISBN: 042516781X

Condition: Very Good+


Spine a bit creased, corners bumped, slightly shelf-cocked. "Gibbs isn't sure that the kid who just walked in can read the sign on his door. Yet there he is, nine years old and ready to plunk down his life-savings-all sixty-seven bucks worth-it Gibbs can find his long-lost father. The price is right, so Gibbs takes the case. But he's about to find out that this is one father who'll go a long way to stay lost. Even killing a big, nosy P.I. is no problem. That ... View more info

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The Twelve Deaths of Christmas

By: Babson, Marian

Price: $2.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Dell Publishing: 1981

Seller ID: 001934

ISBN: 0440191831

Condition: Good


Slight spine slant, corners bumped including a few pages. Both covers have a crease running from the bottom edge most of the way up the cover. Some soiling/darkening. A little yellowing but text is clean and unmarked. "A string of grisly holiday murders had London terrorized. The police knew that the homicidal maniac was probably a perfectly respectable resident of a perfectly ordinary rooming house. But only when all the guests were gathered for Christmas dinn... View more info

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Windfall

By: Bagley, Desmond

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Perennial Library: 1985

Edition: First Perennial Library Edition

Seller ID: 006742

ISBN: 0060807563

Condition: Very Good


Spine slightly slanted, some edgewear, corners bumped. Text is clean and unmarked. "Jan-Wilem Hendrykxx dies a mysterious death on a small island off the coast of England and leaves a multimillion dollar fortune to a small agricultural college in Kenya and two distant relatives. Both heirs disappear under suspicious circumstances. Who is Hendrykxx, how did he acquire his money, and where are his relatives? Max Stafford, head of the largest private espionage ... View more info

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Deadly Promise: A Novel of Suspense

By: Ballard, Mignon F.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Carroll & Graf: 1989

Edition: Advanced Reading Copy (ARC)

Seller ID: 006587

ISBN: 0881845159

Condition: Very Good+


232 pp. Uncorrected Proof. Spine slightly slanted. Reviewer's notes on half-title page. Letter from publisher to reviewer describing book and author is inserted. A bright, attractive copy. "Mignon F. Ballard perfectly evokes the lives and surroundings of Southern women in small-town America, a sympathetic place that we would like to know and, for the moment at least, to live in. Murder in this context is more shocking, more threatening, than murder in the dr... View more info