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McGarr and the Politician's Wife

By: Gill, Bartholomew

Price: $4.95

Publisher: New York, Penguin: 1982

Seller ID: 008196

ISBN: 0140059849

Condition: Good


Ex-library with stamps inside covers. Spine slightly slanted, front corners creased, minor edge wear and rubbing, reading crease. Some tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A solid copy. First in the Inspector Peter McGarr detective series. "McGarr is called in when Robert Ovens, an eccentric and enigmatic American, has his skull smashed open by a winch handle on board his own schooner, The Virelay. At the yacht club where Ovens was discovered unconscious, both Bill Martin, the ancient and seemingly harmless boat boy, and Horace Hubbard, the plump steward, claim that Ovens' inju... View more info

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McGarr and the Sienese Conspiracy

By: Gill, Bartholomew

Price: $6.50

Publisher: New York, Penguin: 1986

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 003711

ISBN: 0140085807

Condition: Good


Spine slanted, creased, covers creased, some edgewear/bumping. Text is clean and unmarked. "When separate but identical murders of retired heads of Britain's Secret Intelligence Services threaten the new British Ambassodor to Italy, Inspector Peter McGarr discovers an intricate conspiracy involving tow competitive North Sea oil operations, an ex-Fascist oil baron, and the beautiful wife of the ambassador. Now McGarr must battle British red tape, Italian political intrigue, and a huge Jamaican with a license to kill in order to break a seemingly unsolvable case."; 6¾" - 7¾&#... View more info

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McGarr and the Sienese Conspiracy (A Murder Ink. Mystery)

By: Gill, Bartholomew

Price: $4.45

Publisher: New York, Dell Publishing: 1980

Seller ID: 005175

ISBN: 0140085807

Condition: Good


Spine somewhat creased, a little slanted, covers show some creasing and soiling, some paper lifts to back cover, minor edge wear, numbers written on front end paper. A couple pages with brown spots. Text is unobscured. A solid reading copy. "When separate but identical murders of retired heads of Britain's Secret Intelligence Services threaten the new British Ambassodor to Italy, Inspector Peter McGarr discovers an intricate conspiracy involving tow competitive North Sea oil operations, an ex-Fascist oil baron, and the beautiful wife of the ambassador. Now McGarr must battle British r... View more info

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McGarr on the Cliffs of Moher (Crime Monthly Ser.)

By: Gill, Bartholomew

Price: $47.50

Publisher: New York, Penguin: 1982

Seller ID: 001705

ISBN: 0140061975

Condition: Good


Front cover has several long creases, corners bumped, some edge wear, some scuffing/soiling to covers, darkening inside covers. Ex-library with stamp on ffep. Pages clean and unmarked. "When May Quirk, star reporter for a New York City newspaper, returned home to rural Ireland, it was more than a sentimental journey. May was investigating the IRA's use of funds donated by Americans. Her reception was not exactly what she planned. Shortly after her arrival she is found dead, stabbed through the chest with a pitchfork. Chief Inspector Peter McGarr of the Irish police is soon deep int... View more info

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McNally's Gamble

By: Sanders, Lawrence

Price: $5.95

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Son's: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002579

ISBN: 0399142487

Condition: Fair in Very Good dust jacket


Spine slanted, cracked at pp. 90 & 144, ex-library with usual stamps & end paper removed, spot on p. 103, some dog-earing. DJ enclosed in protective wrap w/ slight shelfwear at ends of spine. "When well-to-do widow Edythe Westmore is urged to buy a Faberge Imperial egg, her adult offspring violently oppose the investment and enlist Archy McNally’s services to put the kibosh on the deal. As he investigates the bona fides of the bejeweled trinket, the mysterious machinations of the siblings, family advisors, and an aged antiques dealer are revealed, and Archy is thrust into a whirlin... View more info

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Memory Can Be Murder

By: Squire, Elizabeth Daniels

Price: $10.50

Publisher: New York, NY, Berkley Publishing Group: 1995

Edition: First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 001893

ISBN: 042514772X

Condition: Very Good-


Spine slightly creased, corners bumped (including a few pages). Covers bowed out slightly. Inscribed by author on title page. Paperback original. "Acclaimed author Elizabeth Daniels Squire presents an exciting new mystery series featuring Peaches Dann -- an amateur sleuth who's slightly forgetful . . . and totally unforgettable!"; 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall; Signed by Author View more info

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Mine (Signed)

By: Quinn, Fiona

Price: $8.25

Publisher: 2014

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 183471

ISBN: 1505614961

Condition: New in New dust jacket


New, never read, copy. Signed by author on title page. ; Cover Design; 7 ¾" - 9 ¾" Tall; 153 pages; "Not safe at home in Boston, Kate Hamilton seeks refuge in the small Virginia town where she was born and raised. Scarborough is no longer the bucolic village that she remembered. Pleasantries are only skin deep as big city issues and the politics of the world roil just under the surface. A string of untimely deaths has the whole town grieving. Only Kate thinks something nefarious is afoot. Can she convince the local police that coincidences like these are only found in fict... View more info

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More Stories Not for the Nervous

By: Hitchcock, Alfred (editor)

Price: $2.00

Publisher: New York, Dell Publishing: 1967

Seller ID: 004963

Condition: Good


Covers creased and a bit scuffed, minor edge wear, a little tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A solid reading copy. "Hang on to your tranquilizers and prepare yourself for a parade of diabolical plots that will keep you screaming on the edge of your seat. It's an insidious Alfred Hitchcock extravaganza, with one of the finest troupes of literary terrorists ever; Hal Dressner, Idris Seabright, Robert Arthur, Mike Marmer, Henry Selsar, Richard Mathieson, Ellis Peters, Margaret St. Clair, Miriam Allen de Ford, Jack Ritchie, plus "Sorry, Wrong Number" the complete novel by L... View more info

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Morning, Noon and Night

By: Sheldon, Sidney

Price: $5.25

Publisher: New York, NY, Morrow/Avon: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001427

ISBN: 0688084923

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Jacket shows slight edge wear. "When Harry Stanford, one of the wealthiest men in the world, mysteriously drowns while cruising on his yacht off the rugged coast of Corsica, it sets off a chain of events that reverberates around the globe. At the family gathering following the funeral in Boston, a strikingly beautiful young woman appears. She claims to be the daughter of Harry Stanford and entitled to a share of the tycoon's estate -- is she genuine or an imposter? The Stanford family is one of the most respected in America, but behind the facade of fame and glamour is a hidden web of ... View more info

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Mortal Fear

By: Cook, Robin

Price: $5.50

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Son's: 1988

Seller ID: 000125

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Likely a Book club edition but with no jacket. Some shelf wear plus one creased page.; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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Murder a La Mode

By: Moyes, Patricia

Price: $7.95

Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart, and Winston: 1963

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 002290

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


Spine slanted, corners bumped, slight edge wear, hinges a little weak, owner's name on front free end paper. Jacket has some edge wear, tears, chipping. One tear, starting from the bottom edge near the spine extends two thirds of the way up the front cover and has been taped. 3" tear to back cover, starting at base of spine. "What could be more pleasant, or indeed more healthy, than a skiing vacation high in the Alps at a delightfully secluded and quiet resort: or so thought Chief Inspector Tibbett and his wife, Emmy. Not so. Not when that exclusive little resort . . . may in fa... View more info

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Murder at Hobclaw Barony

By: Roosevelt, Elliott

Price: $3.60

Publisher: New York, Avon: 1987

Seller ID: 007050

ISBN: 0380700212

Condition: Good


Spine somewhat creased and slanted, corners bumped, minor edge wear and a little chipping, some rubbing, owner's name on front end paper. Some yellowing but text is clean and unmarked. A solid copy. Third in the First Lady mysteries series. "It's autumn, 1937, and Mrs. Roosevelt has accepted an invitation for a holiday of fun and socializing with some of Hollywood's greats at Bernard Baruch's famed South Carolina estate, Hobcasw Barony. But on the very first night, the mansion is rocked with a violent explosion that leaves a prominent movie producer dead and Eleanor facing another... 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 ghostwriting the novel for himself). "When the protege of writer Darius Just suddenly turns up murdered at the celeb... View more info

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Murder at the Savoy (A Martin Beck Police Mystery #6)

By: Sjowall, Maj; Wahloo, Per

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books:

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 007790

Condition: Good


Bantam S7417, 204 pp. Spine somewhat creased, rolled, reading crease, minor edge wear and rubbing. Some tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A solid copy. Sixth in the Martin Beck Police Mystery series. "When Viktor Palmgren, a powerful Swedish industrialist, is casually shot during an after-dinner speech, the police in the small coastal town of Malmo are at a loss as to how to catch a killer nobody could identify. Chief Inspector Martin Beck of the National Homicide Squad begins a systematic search for the people-friends, enemies and business associates-who would have wanted Palm... View more info

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Murder By the Tale (A Luis Mendoza Mystery)

By: Shannon, Dell

Price: $6.95

Publisher: New York, William Morrow: 1987

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 002569

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Spine very slightly slanted. DJ shows some bumping/edgewear, two very small tears at bottom edge of spine, and crease on inside flap. A bright, attractive copy. "Murder by the Tale is the perfect short-story collection for Dell Shannon’s thousands of fans, because it gives them eight never-before-published stories featuring the popular Lieutenant Luis Mendoza of the Los Angeles Police Department as well as six fine non-series tales. We see the full range of Dell Shannon’s diabolical talent as a writer of crime fiction—from the nitty-gritty realism of the Mendoza stories to cre... View more info

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Murder Carries a Torch: A Southern Sisters Mystery

By: George, Anne

Price: $8.95

Publisher: New York, William Morrow: 2000

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 006077

ISBN: 0380978105

Condition: Very Good- in Near Fine dust jacket


Spine slanted. Some pages are a little wavy due to exposure to dampness, but text is clean and bright. Another hilarious whodunit by Anne George. "Just back from vacation, sisters Patricia Anne and Mary Alice are greeted by cousin Pukey Lukey who's in a terrible state. . . His wife of forty years, Virginia, has run off with a housepainter/preacher. Cousin Like is so miserable the sisters agree to drive to the top of Chandler Mountain in search of Virginia and her new-found man of God. But no sooner do the three start snooping around the deserted grounds when Luke goes into the... View more info

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Murder for Christmas

By: Godfrey, Thomas (editor); Marsh, Ngaio; Bowen, Marjorie; Chekhov, Anton; Hoch, Edward; Rinehart, Mary Roberts; Dickson, Carter; Kendrick, Baynard; Stevenson, Robert Louis; Runyon, Damon; Sayers, Dorothy; De La Torre, Lillian; Stout, Rex; Lewis, DB Wyndham

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, Avenel: 1989

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 8832

ISBN: 0517690403

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Red boards with silver lettering, 465 pp. Corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing. Jacket in new Brodart, price clipped, a little edge wear. An attractive copy. ; 7 ¾" - 9 ¾" Tall; 465 pages; Illustrated with cartoons by Gahan Wilson. "Another perfect stocking stuffer for the person who has everything -- and plans to leave it to you. It's been said that Christmas brings out the best in everyone. This is certainly true of mystery writers, who seem to have been inspired to their best work by the holiday season. "Come and celebrate. Burn a Yule log with ... View more info

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Murder in Focus

By: Sale, Medora

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Markham, Ontario, Penguin: 1990

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 006689

ISBN: 0140121757

Condition: Very Good-


Spine lightly creased, minor edgewear and bumping, a little foxing on edges. Inscribed by the author: "To ____ with all my best wishes, Medora Sale." A nice copy. "When Toronto Homicide detective John Sanders is chosen to go to Ottawa for a week-long seminar in anti-terrorist techniques, he expects to suffer five days of mind-numbing boredom. Instead he finds himself plunged into internal chaos among the RCMP, CSIS and the local police force. And his professional interest is sharpened when a construction worker is found brutally murdered in a high-risk security zone. Sande... View more info

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Murder in Mind

By: Fuller, Roy

Price: $4.95

Publisher: Chicago, Academy Chicago Publishers, Limited: 1987

Edition: First Mass Market Edition

Seller ID: 006771

ISBN: 0897332350

Condition: Very Good


Previously published in 1956 as "Fantasy and Fugue." Spine is slightly slanted, corners have minor bumping. Text is clean and bright on high quality paper. A bright, attractive copy. "Harry Sinton is a murderer. He knows it. There can be no doubt about it. His mind is filled with fearful knowledge, his trembling hands fouled by invisible blood, his soul reeks of murder. And yet - though murder is the most vivid of crimes - he cannot recall any of the details of the crime he is sure he committed. His killing of a drunken poet is blanketed in a fog of amnesia. Franticall... View more info

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Murder in Silence

By: Selmark, George

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Novel Selections, Inc.: 1940

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 004300

Condition: Good+


128 pp. A vintage mystery originally published by Doubleday, Doran & Co., this is an abridged version published in the Thriller Novel Classic series (#37), probably sometime during the early 1940s. Spine is somewhat slanted/curved, minor edgewear/bumping. Text is barely starting to yellow and is clean and unmarked. "Evelyn Chesney, the vicar's daughter, wasn't the sort to shed tears over the spectacle of her revered father making a fool of himself, but something was very much on her mind - so much on her mind that she was oblivious of the village burning with impatience to see the v... View more info