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The Dragon's Back

By: Barclay, Ian

Price: $5.75

Publisher: Downers Grove, IL, InterVarsity Press: 1992

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 001977

ISBN: 0830813616

Condition: Very Good


Corners bumped, slight edge wear, a little soiling to covers. A clean, tight copy. "Recently widowed, Mike Main returns from an exotic trip to East Asia only to learn of a number of strange occurrences around his restaurant in his sleepy village on the English Channel. A burglar, a mysterious stolen package, forged drawings, reported sightings of dwarfs, a nervous vicar and an antique dealer who is obviously hiding the truth. These events climax when Mike and hi... View more info

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Sherlock Holmes of Baker Street:A Life of the World's First Consulting Detective

By: Baring-Gould, William S.

Price: $11.95

Publisher: New York, Clarkson N. Potter, Inc.: 1962

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 006181

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


336 pp., 2 appendices. Spine and front board somewhat sunned, spine slanted. Text is clean and light. The famous fictional biography of the esteemed consulting detective of Baker Street.; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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Death by Sheer Torture (A Scene of the Crime Mystery)

By: Barnard, Robert

Price: $2.95

Publisher: New York, Dell Publishing: 1983

Seller ID: 005958

ISBN: 0440119766

Condition: Good


Dell Book #11976. Spine slightly slanted, small spots on cover, corners a bit bumped, xx on top edge. Text is starting to yellow, but clean and unmarked. "It was a most embarrassing way for a policeman's father to die; garbed in gauzy spangled tights and dangling from his own Marquis de Sade strappado machine. It didn't matter that he had broken with the old boy years before. The murder at Harpenden House was sure to make Detective Inspector Perry Trethowan t... View more info

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Flashback (An Anna Pigeon Mystery)

By: Barr, Nevada

Price: $9.75

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Son's: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004245

ISBN: 0399149759

Condition: Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Spine slanted, corners bumped w/ tiny chip, cracked at title page, ex-library but only one plate/stamp. DJ in protective wrap taped to boards. "Escaping a proposal of marriage from Sheriff Paul Davidson, Anna Pigeon takes a post as a temporary supervisory ranger on remote Garden Key in Dry Tortugas National Park, a grouping of tiny islands in a natural harbor 70 miles off Key West. This island paradise has secrets it would keep, not just in the present, but in ... View more info

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The Christmas Bow Murder

By: Battison, Brian

Price: $5.95

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

Seller ID: 002044

ISBN: 031211463X

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Ex-library with only a few markings. Corners bumped, slight edge wear. Jacket enclosed in plastic wraps, taped to boards, shows a little edge wear and darkening. A clean, attractive copy. "When blonde, attractive, and promiscuous Stella Caraway is found murdered, a scarf around her broken neck tied in a bow and her near naked body displayed like a bizarre gift, her stormy marriage immediately points to her evasive husband, Steven, as the killer. But Chief Inspec... View more info

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The Witch's Familiar

By: Battison, Brian

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Leicester, F. A. Thorpe Publishers: 1998

Edition: Large Print Edition

Seller ID: 005780

ISBN: 0708953352

Condition: Good


Spine slightly slanted, minor edgewear and bumping, cover creased. Ex-library with a few stamps. Text is bright and clean. "Four hundred years ago the aldermen of Bridgetown, believing that Isobel Perkins was a witch, subjected her to a horrific death. While flames licked her body, Isobel screamed a curse to her executioners and all of their future issue. When best-selling author Joyce Regent, hounded by the tabloid press because of her sexual behavior, takes u... View more info

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Hard Candy

By: Baxter, Mary L.

Price: $2.40

Publisher: Don Mills, ON, Canada, Mira: 1998

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 001648

ISBN: 1551664402

Condition: Very Good+


Slightly shelf-cocked, corners bumped, slight edge wear. "He's crossed the line no homicide cop ever should. He's involved with a suspect. Emotionally and physically. And it's something he knows is wrong. But that's nothing. She's got a whole list-a murdered husband, vicious threats, missing money, a missing will, the fear of losing everyone and everything she loves. . . Falling for the wrong man-that's damn far down the list. Until he arrests her for murder... View more info

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Death of an Outsider

By: Beaton, M. C.

Price: $6.25

Publisher: New York, Ivy Books: 1990

Seller ID: 006018

ISBN: 0804104875

Condition: Good


Spine a bit creased, slanted, corners bumped including a few pages, slight edge wear, reading crease. Some yellowing but text is clean and unmarked. "Nobody in the Scottish town of Cnothan had liked the abrasive Englishman, and mow that he has been murdered - in a most original fashion - nobody much minds. Constable Hamish Macbeth's hard luck is that he happens to be on temporary duty in this cloistered Highlands village when the killer strikes. And he has his ... View more info

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Death of a Cad

By: Beaton, M. C.

Price: $5.50

Publisher: New York, Ivy Books: 1988

Seller ID: 006019

ISBN: 0804102252

Condition: Good


Spine a bit creased, slanted, corners bumped including a few pages, some edge wear, reading crease. A little yellowing but text is clean and unmarked. "When Priscilla Halburton-Smythe brings her London playwright fiancé home to Lochdubh, the whole town is delighted, save perhaps for love-smitten bobby Hamish Macbeth. But the morning after a tastefully posh engagement party, one of the guests, Captain Bartlett - who so enraged everyone with his boorish behavior ... View more info

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Electric City : A Jane Da Silva Mystery

By: Beck, K. K.

Price: $7.95

Publisher: New York, Mysterious Press: 1994

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 002727

ISBN: 0892965363

Condition: Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Ex-library with usual marks, spine slanted, edgewear along bottom, cracked at p. 21. DJ in protective wraps taped to boards. A clean, unmarked copy. "The rather odd couple who appear on Jane da Silva's doorstep are either magazine salespeople-or the answer to her prayer for another hopeless case. It turns out that the bookish man and nervous young woman are worried that Irene March, their co-worker at a news clipping service, has met with foul play. They expl... View more info

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Target in Taffeta

By: Benson, Ben

Price: $6.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Bantam Books: 1955

Seller ID: 001628

Condition: Good+


Spine/covers slightly creased, corners bumped, slightly shelf-cocked. Marked out writing on ffep. Some foxing. A Wade Paris mystery. "Wade Paris had to keep his hands off this girl -- if he was ever going to get them on the killer! She was young, beautiful, rich -- and she was ardent. She thought the greatest thing in the world was to be alone, out of season, in a little Cape Cod hotel with Wade Paris. But Wade Paris knew he shouldn't have anything to d... View more info

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The Burning Fuse

By: Benson, Ben

Price: $4.85

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1956

Seller ID: 002128

Condition: Good+


Covers a bit creased, spine slanted, corners bumped including some pages, name marked through on ffep, slight edge wear. A little yellowing. An attractive, fairly tight copy. A Wade Paris mystery. "A crazed killer was loose - a killer with a load of stolen dynamite, a thirst for revenge, and a determination to kill - But this girl wasn't trying to help Detective Inspector Wade Paris. He had exactly 24 hours to find a murderer and stamp out the burning fuse."... View more info

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The Ninth Hour

By: Benson, Ben

Price: $9.75

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1957

Seller ID: 002130

Condition: Very Good


Spine/covers slightly creased, spine a bit slanted, corners bumped, slight edge wear, yellowing. Name crossed out on ffep. A fairly tight, attractive copy. A Wade Paris mystery. "Three desperate prisoners, armed with smuggled .45's, were holed up in the Isolation Cell Block, with two guards for hostages. "Give us a car," they told the warden. "Open the gates. Or in one hour we'll kill your screws." Oakley was in command of the break. Oakley was ... View more info

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The House Without a Key

By: Biggers, Earl Derr

Price: $6.45

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1974

Seller ID: 007356

Condition: Good


Bantam N8446, 248 pp. Spine somewhat creased and rolled, front corners curled, a little edge wear with a little chipping at top and base of spine. Light tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A solid copy. "Dan Winterslip was the wandering black sheep of a respectable Boston family. He settled near Honolulu after having made big money abroad -- but no one knows how or where his cash appeared. No one still alive, anyway. When Dan Winterslip is found on his v... View more info

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The Chinese Parrot

By: Biggers, Earl Derr

Price: $5.95

Publisher: New York, Pyramid Books: 1969

Seller ID: 007390

Condition: Good


Pyramid T-1970, 222 pp. Spine a bit rolled, slight chipping at top and base, reading crease, front corners chipped, a little edge wear and soiling, crease across bottom back corner. Some tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A solid copy. "A mysterious millionaire with a penchant for strange pets takes a flyer on a string of pearls and finds that death is the broker. "Charlie Chan embarks on an incognito journey across the desert to find the answer to ... View more info

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The House Without a Key

By: Biggers, Earl Derr

Price: $18.50

Publisher: New York, Triangle Books: 1940

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 007405

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Green cloth with black lettering, 316 pp. Triangle Books edition June 1940. Spine a bit cocked with some sunning, corners bumped, minor edge wear, some rubbing. Some tanning, especially to margins, but text is clean and unmarked. A solid copy. "Dan Winterslip was the wandering black sheep of a respectable Boston family. He settled near Honolulu after having made big money abroad -- but no one knows how or where his cash appeared. No one still alive, anyway. ... View more info

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Charlie Chan Carries On

By: Biggers, Earl Derr

Price: $12.95

Publisher: New York, Pocket Books: 1943

Seller ID: 008246

Condition: Very Good


Pocket Books nr. 207, 275 pp. Stiff covers, minor edge wear, some soiling and a little creasing to covers. Interior clean and unmarked, as typical for war-time Pocket books. A nice copy. "When the Lofton Round the World Tour arrives in London, it is immediately obvious that someone is trying to whittle down the passenger list. A globe-trotting pleasure cruise is about to become a nightmare of death. In a typical British atmosphere of heavy fog, Hugh Morris Drake,... View more info

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A Vow of Penance

By: Black, Veronica

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Leicester, Ulverscroft Large Print Books: 1995

Edition: Large Print Edition

Seller ID: 004663

ISBN: 0708933262

Condition: Very Good+


Pictorial boards with no jacket as issued. Ex-library from a retirement community and very gently used. Spot on p. 1, otherwise text is clean and bright. A quite attractive copy. "On the Cornish moor where Sister Joan lives with other Sisters of the Daughters of Compassion, a shadowy figure is stalking the night, slashing trees. When Father Malone's housekeeper is found dead, suicide is the verdict - but Sister Joan and her old friend, Detective Sergeant Mill,... View more info

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Blue Octavo

By: Blackburn, John

Price: $10.95

Publisher: London, Panther Crimeband: 1967

Edition: First Panther Edition

Seller ID: 006027

Condition: Good


Spine slanted and creased, minor edgewear and bumping. Text starting to yellow, but clean and unmarked. "What was so special about the book that was bound in blue? The best price it had ever fetched was £12 but many people suddenly seemed to think it was worth a lot more. They included a millionaire who wanted to die in peace, a bookseller who lived in poverty, an explorer who worshipped himself, and a clergyman with burnt feet. They all wanted a copy of the... View more info

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Home Body (A Jack McMorrow novel)

By: Boyle, Gerry

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Berkley Prime Crime: 2004

Edition: Advanced Reading Copy (ARC)

Seller ID: 006586

ISBN: 0425196119

Condition: Near Fine


394 pp., Uncorrected Proofs. Spine somewhat slanted. A bright, attractive copy. "Reporter Jack McMorrow befriends a runaway teen, but no sooner do his mother and stepfather try to retrieve him than the terrified stray vanishes again. When the boy's mother is murdered, Jack has no choice but to investigate the heart of a dark and deadly family secret . . . "; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info