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The Finishing Stroke

By: Queen, Ellery

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006723

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


244 pp. Rebound in library binding with black and red design on boards and white lettering. Ex-library with usual stamps and pocket. Small spot in margin of a few pages, otherwise text is clean and unmarked. "A snowbound Christmas party turns grim when a guest begins sending grizzly gifts to the host - a warning of murder to culminate on the 12th night."; Ex-Library; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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The Fire Engine That Disappeared (A Martin Beck Police Mystery #5)

By: Sjowall, Maj; Wahloo, Per

Price: $13.95

Publisher: New York, Pantheon Books: 1970

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 004052

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Spine somewhat slanted, corners slightly worn, bumped. DJ has deep (1 3/4" at bottom and 3/4" at top) chips missing at ends of spine, tiny chips at ends of flaps, 1 1/2" closed tear, sunning along edges. Text is clean and unmarked. "The cunning incendiary device that blew the roof off a Stockholm apartment house one cold winter night not only interrupted the small, peaceful orgy underway inside, it nearly took the lives of the building's 11 occupants. And if one of police commissioner Martin Beck's colleagues hadn't been on the scene, the explosion would have led to a ma... View more info

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The First Eagle

By: Hillerman, Tony

Price: $7.75

Publisher: New York, NY, HarperCollins Publishers Inc.: 1998

Edition: Fourth Printing

Seller ID: 002577

ISBN: 0060175818

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


One corner very slightly bumped, very slight edgewear. DJ has very slight shelfwear at ends of spine. A bright, attractive copy. "The very plague that decimated Europe in the 14th century lurks today in the high, dry land of the American Southwest. But Navajo Tribal policeman Jim Chee and his mentor, Joe Leaphorn, discover an even deadlier killer stalking the reservation. . . . When Acting Lt. Chee catches a Hopi eagle poacher literally red-handed—huddled over the bloody body of a young Navajo Tribal police officer—he has an open-and-shut case—until Joe Leaphorn shows up to blo... View more info

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The Five Bells and Bladebone (A Richard Jury Mystery)

By: Grimes, Martha

Price: $3.75

Publisher: New York, Dell Publishing: 1990

Seller ID: 006301

ISBN: 0440201330

Condition: Very Good


Spine somewhat creased, small crease on cover, corners bumped. "Antiques dealer Marshall Trueblood had finally haggled the owner of Watermeadows - a lush country estate near the little village of Long Piddleton - into parting with a beautiful rosewood desk. He hadn't bargained on the corpse stuffed inside. The body belonged to the notorious philanderer Simon Lean. Richard Jury of Scotland Yard and his aristocratic sidekick, Melrose Plant, had no end of suspects. But Jury's best clue led to a London pub, the Five Bells and Bladebone. There he would learn about Lean's liaison with a... View more info

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The Forgotten : A Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Novel

By: Kellerman, Faye

Price: $6.45

Publisher: New York, Morrow/Avon: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002574

ISBN: 0688156142

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Very slight bumping at bottom spine & corners. DJ shows very slight bumping/edgewear. A bright, attractive copy. "The unofficial caretaker of her small storefront synagogue, Rina is shocked when she receives a morning call from the police. The modest place of worship has been desecrated with anti-Semitic graffiti and grisly Nazi death-camp photographs. A young suspect is soon arrested, a deal is cut, and the case is closed. Then a short six months later the youth is brutally murdered. For Rina and her husband Peter Decker, unraveling the truth behind Ernesto’s violent death bec... View more info

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The Glitter Dome

By: Wambough, Joseph

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, NY, Perigord Press: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001505

ISBN: 0688002072

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Corners bumped, as are the top right corners of about 20 pages. Jacket shows slight edge wear. A clean, tight copy. "In his finest, most compelling blend of wild humor and powerful drama, Joseph Wambaugh leads us into the Hollywood scene to demonstrate the effects of that heady, amoral world on four sets of police partners enmeshed in the glamour and the grime, the hustle and the horror. . . . Suddenly, their grim world of vice, drugs, and child abuse is interrupted by the murder of a major studio's president. And two veteran homicide detectives discover the alarming extent to which t... View more info

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The Golden One [Large Print]

By: Peters, Elizabeth

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, HarperCollins: 2001

Edition: Large Print Edition

Seller ID: 004351

ISBN: 0060093862

Condition: Very Good+


"This Large Print Book carries the Seal of Approval of N.A.V.H." Corners slightly bumped. Very gently used copy from retirement community library. A bright, attractive copy. "A new year, 1917, is dawning, and the Great War that ravages the world shows no sign of abating. Answering the siren call of Egypt once more, Amelia Peabody and her family arrive at their home in Luxor to learn of a new royal tomb ransacked by thieves. Soon an even more disturbing outrage concerns the intrepid clan of archaeologists: the freshly and savagely slain corpse of a thief defiling the ancient ... View more info

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The Green Ripper

By: MacDonald, John D.

Price: $3.40

Publisher: New York, NY, Fawcett Gold Medal: 1980

Seller ID: 001299

ISBN: 0449143457

Condition: Good+


Spine/covers a bit creased, slightly shelf-cocked, corners bumped. Some edge wear, slight darkening. "In another season there were girls of summer, robust and playful in their sandy ways, and now here were the winter ones, with cool surmise in the tended eye, fragrant and speculative, strolling, sailing and tanning, making their night music and night scent. And then there was Gretel. Gretel had discovered the key to me-all of me. And suddenly I had something to hope for. Then terribly, unexpectedly she was dead. From a mysterious illness, they told me. But I knew they were lying. ... View more info

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The Haunted Monastery and the Chinese Maze Murders : A Judge Dee Mystery

By: Van Gulik, Robert H.

Price: $8.50

Publisher: New York, Dover Publications, Incorporated: 1977

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 002562

ISBN: 0486235025

Condition: Good+


Some bumping/edgewear, 4 pages wrinkled, likely from dampness, a couple pages lightly stained, front cover bowed out a bit, spine slightly slanted. Overall a nice copy. Two Judge Dee novels in one volume. The Haunted Monastery: Judge Dee and his wives seek refuge from a violent mountain storm and are plunged into a bizarre series of interrelated crimes. Three women have been murdered in the monastery; Dee has seen something impossible, perhaps supernatural, and inexplicable events flash forth. . . Abbot Jade Mirror is dead, and the present Abbot lives in vivid fear of someone, or per... View more info

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The Hiller Weapon

By: Chance, John Newton

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Bath, England, Chivers Press: 1992

Edition: Large Print Edition

Seller ID: 005792

ISBN: 0745183182

Condition: Very Good


Light scuffing, minor edgewear and bumping. Ex-library with minimal stamps. Text is clean and unmarked. "Doctor Hiller's sudden departure for Cornwall was not totally unexpected. He had gone AWOL before, but this time it had been rather more precipitate than usual. 'Make friends with Miss Grayson,' had been my final instruction, and this was where the complications set in. When, the day after my arrival, Miss Grayson and I found Doctor Hill dead - very dead, poisoned as well as shot - the case started taking on rather more serious implications. The large coffin-like box that had ... View more info

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The Horse You Came In On (A Richard Jury Mystery)

By: Grimes, Martha

Price: $8.75

Publisher: New York, Alfred a Knopf Inc: 1993

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 006720

ISBN: 0679425233

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket


Black boards with beige cloth spine and black lettering. Spine very slightly slanted, remainder mark. A bright, attractive copy. "Richard Jury is supposed to be on holiday when the telephone call comes. And in any case, what has sudden death on American soil to do with an English police superintendent? But when the victim turns out to be British by birth, and the have a distant connection with Jury's old acquaintance Lady Cray, he reluctantly pries himself loose from his pint at the Jack and Hammer. Enlisting the aid of aristocratic Melrose Plant, and accompanied by Sergeant Wiggin... View more info

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The Horse You Came In On (A Richard Jury Mystery)

By: Grimes, Martha

Price: $6.50

Publisher: New York, Alfred a Knopf Inc: 1993

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 006721

ISBN: 0679425233

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket


Black boards with red spine and gold lettering. Spine somewhat slanted, text has some moisture waffling on upper edge. DJ has minor edgewear at spine and flap ends. A nice copy. "Richard Jury is supposed to be on holiday when the telephone call comes. And in any case, what has sudden death on American soil to do with an English police superintendent? But when the victim turns out to be British by birth, and the have a distant connection with Jury's old acquaintance Lady Cray, he reluctantly pries himself loose from his pint at the Jack and Hammer. Enlisting the aid of aristocrat... View more info

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

By: Doyle, A. Conan

Price: $2.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Berkley Medallion: 1971

Edition: Eleventh Printing

Seller ID: 001578

Condition: Very Good


Corners bumped, foxing, remains of price tag on back cover. Authorized edition. "The agonized cry swept through the silent night, louder and nearer. And a new sound mingled with it, a deep, muttered rumble, musical and yet menacing. 'The hound!' cried Holmes. 'Come, Watson, come! Great heavens, if we are too late!' He had started running swiftly over the moor. . . "; 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall View more info

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The House on 9th Street

By: Strange, John Stephen (pseudonym for Dorothy Stockbridge Tillett)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday & Company: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006558

ISBN: 0385116039

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


214 pp., black boards with gold lettering. Spine slanted, minor edgewear. DJ in new Brodart protective plastic wrap. DJ dampstained along spine, but boards not affected, two 1" tears, some edgewear and light soiling. Number on free endpaper, otherwise text if clean and unmarked. "In New York City, on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the row of handsome brownstones on 9th Street east of Fifth drowsed in the sun, until 12:01 precisely when Number 9 blew up. It was to solve the horrifying, entangled story behind the blast that our old friend Barney Gantt returned after all these ye... 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 veranda cot with a knife in his heart, there is no shortage of suspects for the Honolulu police department. There is his broth... 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. When Dan Winterslip is found on his veranda cot with a knife in his heart, there is no shortage of suspects for the Honolulu ... View more info

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The House Without the Door

By: Daly, Elizabeth

Price: $4.75

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1984

Seller ID: 000416

ISBN: 0553246100

Condition: Good


Covers/spine show some creasing. Spine is cocked. First batch of pages are creased at top curner. Bookseller stamp inside front cover. A Henry Gamadge Mystery., originally published in 1942. "The death of Curtis Gregson had left his wife very rich. It had also left her marked in the public's mind as 'the woman who poisoned her husband.' A jury had acquitted her, of course. But the suspicion remained. Now she wanted Gamadge to clear her name -- and to keep her alive. For some very nasty anonymous notes to Mrs. Gregson had been followed by several equally nasty, and nearly fatal 'ac... View more info

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The Impersonator (Signed)

By: Miley, Mary

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, Minotaur Books: 2013

Edition: 27th Edition; Second Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 183461

ISBN: 1250054303

Condition: New in New dust jacket


New, never read, copy. Signed by author on title page. Winner of the Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Award. ; Cover Design; 7 ¾" - 9 ¾" Tall; 358 pages; "In 1917, Jessie Carr, fourteen years old and heiress to her family's fortune, disappeared. Now, years later, her uncle Oliver Becker thinks he's found her: a young actress in a vaudeville playhouse is a dead ringer for his missing niece. But when Oliver confronts the girl, he learns he's wrong. Orphaned young, Leah's been acting since she was a toddler. Oliver, never one to miss an opportunity, makes a proposi... View more info

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The Inferno

By: Creasey, John

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Leicester, Ulverscroft: 1976

Edition: Large Print Edition

Seller ID: 005112

ISBN: 0854564063

Condition: Good in Good+ dust jacket


Ex-library with usual markings and stamps. Spine slanted, minor edge wear. Jacket in protective wraps, minor edge wear. Overall, a nice copy of this large print edition. "At first the fires looked like natural disasters. Then they spread to the cities and a ghastly pattern began to emerge. Next came the ultimatum, and with it a terror so paralyzing that the governments of the world were prepared to betray Z5 and everything it stood for. But Palfrey fights on, determined to crack the secret."; Ex-Library; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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The Junkyard Dog

By: Campbell, Robert

Price: $3.90

Publisher: New York, NY, Signet: 1986

Edition: Fourth Printing

Seller ID: 001566

ISBN: 0451158997

Condition: Very Good+


Corners bumped, slight edge wear, a few pages with small creases in upper right corner. "Chicago is Jimmy Flannery's kind of town. A tough Irishman with street smarts, he's part of a political machine that runs on favors and friendships. Flannery's particular piece of the patronage pie is the 27th Ward, and anything that happens there is his business. Even murder. So when an antiabortion demonstration ends with a bomb Blast that kills a pretty young girl and an old woman, Flannery takes it personally. But someone's stonewalling the investigation, and Flannery's starting to wonder if... View more info