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The Blue Last (A Richard Jury Mystery)

By: Grimes, Martha

Price: $3.75

Publisher: New York, Onyx: 2002

Seller ID: 006293

ISBN: 0451410556

Condition: Very Good


Single crease on spine, minor edgewear and bumping. A bright, attractive copy. "Scotland Yard superintendent Richard Jury recruits a reluctant Melrose Plant to solve a case of bizarre coincidence - or shocking complicity. . . Mickey Haggerty, a DCI with the City police, has asked for Richard Jury's help. Two skeletons have been unearthed during the excavation of London's last bomb site, where once stood a pub called the Blue Last. The grandchild of brewery magnate Oliver Tynedale supposedly survived that December 1940 bombing. . . but did she? Then the son of the onetime owner of t... View more info

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The Bookman's Wake: A Mystery With Cliff Janeway

By: Dunning, John

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, Scribner: 1995

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 006173

ISBN: 0684800039

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


DJ has very slight edgewear. A bright, fairly tight, attractive copy. Fans of Cliff Janeway of Booked To Die will rejoice at this opportunity to become reacquainted with him: "The story starts and ends, aptly, with a book, a very special book: a 1969 edition of Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven, published by the tiny prestigious Grayson Press of Northbend, Washington. No bibliography mentions the 1969 edition. If it indeed exists, it could be worth a fortune to the right collector. It's the kind of book somebody might kill for. In fact, somebody probably already has."; 7¾" - ... View more info

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The Burden of Proof

By: Turow, Scott

Price: $2.75

Publisher: New York, Warner Books, Incorporated: 1991

Edition: Sixteenth Printing

Seller ID: 002394

ISBN: 0446360589

Condition: Very Good+


Spine slightly slanted and faintly creased, very minor bumping/edgewear. A bright, attractive copy. "The Burden of Proof shows us a man, Sandy Stern, the brilliant defense attorney from Presumed Innocent, facing an event so emotionally shattering that no part of his life is left untouched. It reveals a family caught in a maelstrom of hidden crimes, shocking secrets, and warring passions. And it will make you walk a tightrope with Sandy Stern between the commands of our ideals and the urges of the heart. . . all the way to a climax of profound and devastating revelations."; 16mo -... View more info

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The Burgos Contract (Walker's British Mystery Series)

By: Ross, Angus

Price: $4.25

Publisher: New York, NY, Walker & Company: 1985

Seller ID: 000612

ISBN: 0802731384

Condition: Good+


Covers slightly creased, scuffed. Some shelf wear, corners bumped. "The KGB colonel must be killed, and Mark Farrow is assigned to the execution. That the Russian is a beautiful woman doesn't make his job any more palatable. Farrow has always hated these assignments. Tough as he is, he hates to kill another human being in cold blood. But, as Charlie his superior tells him, he's 'entitled to the job'; his close friend died when the colonel blew up Mark's trailer. Would he have accepted at all if he had foreseen the danger, the beatings, and the murder his grim enterprise would init... 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."; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

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The Case of Sonia Wayward

By: Innes, Michael

Price: $5.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Dodd, Mead & Co.: 1960

Edition: Possible first Edition

Seller ID: 001303

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Reading copy. Ex-library, with usual markings plus front FEP torn out when retired. Red boards with significant edge wear and chipping to corners. Spine is shelf-cocked and seems to have been repaired with title written on spine in white ink. Covers show some creasing and rippling. FEP have been taped, first signature starting to separate from spine. The Colonel had lived for years on his wife's highly successful novels. But now his wife is accidentally dead; can the Colonel conceal her death, fake the novels himself and continue in the lifestyle to which he has become accustomed?; Ex-Libr... View more info

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The Case of the Journeying Boy (An Inspector Thomas Cadover Mystery)

By: Innes, Michael

Price: $4.25

Publisher: New York, HarperCollins: 1991

Edition: First Harper-Perennial Edition

Seller ID: 004489

ISBN: 006080632x

Condition: Very Good+


Light crease on spine, very minor edgewear. A bright, attractive copy. "Humphrey Paxton, the rambunctious son of an eminent British physicist, is accompanied by his somewhat fussy tutor to spend his holiday with relatives in Ireland. Even before they can leave London, the spies and villains of the boy's imagination become all too real, following the youngster and his mild-mannered companion on their journey. In Ireland Humphrey encounters a grave threat to his life."; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

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The Cat Who Saw Stars

By: Braun, Lilian Jackson

Price: $6.95

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Son's: 1998

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 001994

ISBN: 0399144315

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Jacket shows slight edge wear. A clean, tight, attractive copy. "Qwilleran, Koko, and Yum Yum are hoping for a peaceful month of July spent sitting on the porch of their cabin by a lake in Mooseville. It's not so far from home-but far enough away from the hustle and bustle of Pickax that Qwill figures he might actually find some peace and quiet. When rumors begin to circulate that UFOs are responsible for the disappearance of a stray backpacker . . . . as the inexplicable goings-on get stranger and stranger, Qwill starts to wonder who or what is in fact responsible, if not extraterres... 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 pitiable 'witchs' in suspense fiction, but took a vivid and unsentimental look at school systems, administrators, professors, ... View more info

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The Chinese Bell Murders

By: Van Gulik, Robert

Price: $49.95

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1958

Seller ID: 001627

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Corners bumped. A clean, tight very attractive copy of this novel originally published in Tokyo 1951. Includes 15 plates drawn by the author in Chinese style. "The Chinese Bell Murders is the first 'Judge Dee Mystery' to appear in the United States. Each 'Judge Dee Mystery' is based upon three original old Chinese plots, rewritten as one continuous story, centering round Judge Dee, one of the most famous ancient Chinese master detectives who lived in the 7th century AD The aim of the series is to present Chinese-style detective novels that give the Chinese as they were wont to descri... View more info

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The Chinese Bell Murders

By: Van Gulik, Robert

Price: $4.95

Publisher: Chicago, University of Chicago Press: 1980

Edition: Fifth Printing

Seller ID: 004439

Condition: Very Good-


Novel originally published in Tokyo 1951. One crease on spine, minor edgewear/bumping, PO name inside. Cracked at "Sketch Map of Poo-Yang" in front of book. Includes 15 plates drawn by the author in Chinese style. "The Chinese Bell Murders is the first 'Judge Dee Mystery' to appear in the United States. Each 'Judge Dee Mystery' is based upon three original old Chinese plots, rewritten as one continuous story, centering round Judge Dee, one of the most famous ancient Chinese master detectives who lived in the 7th century AD The aim of the series is to present Chinese-style d... View more info

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The Chinese Bell Murders

By: Van Gulik, Robert

Price: $4.70

Publisher: Chicago, University of Chicago Press: 1984

Edition: Seventh Printing

Seller ID: 005466

ISBN: 0226848620

Condition: Good


Novel originally published in Tokyo 1951. Spine somewhat creased, slanted, corners bumped, a little edge wear, covers a bit creased with some rubbing. Text is clean and unmarked. Includes 15 plates drawn by the author in Chinese style, and an introduction by Donald F. Lach (Univ. of Chicago). "The Chinese Bell Murders is the first 'Judge Dee Mystery' to appear in the United States. Each 'Judge Dee Mystery' is based upon three original old Chinese plots, rewritten as one continuous story, centering round Judge Dee, one of the most famous ancient Chinese master detectives who lived in t... 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 Inspector Jim Ashworth, swimming against the tide of his colleagues' opinions, thinks this is too obvious a solution. As the list ... View more info

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The Christmas Crimes at Puzzel Manor

By: Brett, Simon

Price: $6.45

Publisher: New York, NY, Delacorte Press: 1992

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 002029

ISBN: 0385308434

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Spine slightly slanted, corners bumped. Jacket shows minor edge wear. A bright, attractive copy with puzzles at the end of each chapter. "Jack Tarrant is a newly retired Scotland Yard detective recovering from a bullet wound and bored with doing nothing but crossword puzzles. His girlfriend Maria hopes that a festive holiday weekend at the snowbound Country House Hotel, Puzzel Manor, will lift his spirits. But Jack can't seem to get away either from his career or the puzzles he loves so much. Soon after he and Maria arrive for their weekend, they find a corpse-and a series of mysteri... View more info

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The Christmas Crimes at Puzzel Manor

By: Brett, Simon

Price: $6.45

Publisher: New York, Delacorte Press: 1991

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 005932

ISBN: 0385308434

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Spine slanted. Jacket shows minor edge wear. A bright, attractive copy with puzzles at the end of each chapter. "Jack Tarrant is a newly retired Scotland Yard detective recovering from a bullet wound and bored with doing nothing but crossword puzzles. His girlfriend Maria hopes that a festive holiday weekend at the snowbound Country House Hotel, Puzzel Manor, will lift his spirits. But Jack can't seem to get away either from his career or the puzzles he loves so much. Soon after he and Maria arrive for their weekend, they find a corpse-and a series of mysterious, fiendish puzzles ... View more info

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The Clerk's Tale (Dame Frevisse Mystery #11)

By: Frazer, Margaret

Price: $3.95

Publisher: New York, Berkley Prime Crime: 2002

Seller ID: 007273

ISBN: 0425187381

Condition: Good


Spine creased and rolled, corners creased, minor edge wear and rubbing. Slight tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A good reading copy. "St. Mary's nunnery is a place of prayer and healing for women - so it is surprising to see a man sprawled out in the cloister garden. Dead. Less surprising, to Dame Frevisse, was the identity of the victim. Master Montfort was not particularly liked by anyone in the town of Goring - even his own wife and clerk. As royal escheator, he was trying to settle a heated inheritance dispute between a wealthy woman and her supposed nephew. "Now Da... View more info

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The Clerk's Tale (Dame Frevisse Mystery #11)

By: Frazer, Margaret

Price: $4.50

Publisher: New York, Berkley Prime Crime: 2002

Edition: 1st Paperback printing

Seller ID: 8370

ISBN: 0425187381

Condition: Very Good


Spine slightly slanted, slight creases, corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing. An attractive copy. ; 5¾" - 6¾" Tall; 312 pages; "St. Mary's nunnery is a place of prayer and healing for women - so it is surprising to see a man sprawled out in the cloister garden. Dead. Less surprising, to Dame Frevisse, was the identity of the victim. Master Montfort was not particularly liked by anyone in the town of Goring - even his own wife and clerk. As royal escheator, he was trying to settle a heated inheritance dispute between a wealthy woman and her supposed nephew. "... View more info

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The Cold Smell of Sacred Stone

By: Chesbro, George C.

Price: $5.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Dell Publishing: 1989

Seller ID: 001755

ISBN: 0440203945

Condition: Very Good+


Spine is very slightly creased, corners bumped. Clean tight copy. "He's an ex-circus performer turned hard-boiled NY private eye-with a Ph.D. in criminology and a black belt to boot. He's also a dwarf-which creates some curious problems even as it gives him special insight into the slings and arrows that pierce the human heart. Mongo has created a monster. . . or a Messiah. His brother Garth, lies in a coma. Only Mongo knows of the genetic secret that has put Garth beyond ordinary medical help. Mongo initiates his own high-risk therapy, and the gamble pays off. But Garth awakens... View more info

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The Cook

By: Kressing, Harry

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, Ballantine Books: 1984

Seller ID: 007612

ISBN: 0345317211

Condition: Good


244 pp. Spine somewhat creased and rolled, some edge wear, reading crease, some creasing to front cover, one page dog-eared. Pages tanned but text is clean and unmarked. Originally published in 1965, 'The Cook' was the basis for the Harold Prince movie "Something for Everyone", which starrred Michael York and Angela Lansbury. "Delicious, Diabolical, Different. "The Cook may be described as a fable of horror and delight. The sinister weapons are marvelous food, flattery and, if necessary, neatly accidental murder. It is brilliantly, beautifully written. "... View more info

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The Copper Peacock and Other Stories

By: Rendell, Ruth

Price: $6.25

Publisher: New York, Mysterious Press: 1991

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 002573

ISBN: 0892964650

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket


Spine slanted, ex-lib with usual stamps, back endpaper removed. DJ in protective wrap taped to boards, 1/4" spot on front cover, minor bumping. A bright, attractive copy. "The Copper Peacock and Other Stories gathers together nine new short stories—eight tales featuring the psychological suspense that has made Ruth Rendell the darling of critics and discerning fans, and one classic detective story featuring Chief Inspector Reginald Wexford, Rendell’s phenomenally popular series hero."; Ex-Library; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info