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The King of the Rainy Country (Crime Ser.)

By: Freeling, Nicolas

Price: $3.45

Publisher: Harmondsworth, England, Penguin: 1985

Edition: 2nd Reprint

Seller ID: 001692

ISBN: 0140028536

Condition: Good+


Spine somewhat creased, shelf-cocked, corners bumped, some yellowing. Edgar award-winning novel featuring Inspector Van der Valk. "A handsome middle-aged millionaire has disappeared with a naked girl-and it's up to Inspector Van der Valk to find them."; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

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The Lacquer Screen

By: Van Gulik, Robert

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York, Garland Publishing, Inc.: 1983

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 005463

ISBN: 0824049519

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Ex-library with typical stamps, stickers, and markings. Green cloth with black lettering on spine, 181 pp. Spine is slanted, binding loose, corners chipped, significant edge wear and chipping expecially to top and base of spine, some rubbing. Interior is clean and unmarked. Basically a good reading copy. Written in 1961, with the first American publication in 1967, this reprint is number 47 in the Garland Series "50 Classics of Crime Fiction 1950-1975". Chosen and introduced by Jacques Barzun and Wendell Hertig Taylor. Postscript by the author. Set in the year 663 or 664 A. D.... View more info

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The Last Camel Died At Noon (Amelia Peabody Mystery #6)

By: Peters, Elizabeth

Price: $6.50

Publisher: New York, Warner Books: 1992

Edition: Thirteenth Printing

Seller ID: 8711

ISBN: 0446363383

Condition: Very Good-


Spine a bit creased, minor edge wear and rubbing, binding fairly tight. A nice copy. ; Sixth in the Amelia Peabody Mystery series. ; Amelia Peabody; 5¾" - 6¾" Tall; 430 pages; "The last camel is dead, and Egyptologist Amelia Peabody, her dashing husband, Emerson, and precocious son, Ramses, are in dire straits on the sun-scorched desert sands. Months before, back in cool, green England, Viscount Blacktower had approached them to find his son and his son's new bride, who have been missing in war-torn Sudan for over a decade. An enigmatic message scrawled on papyrus and ... View more info

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The Last Camel Died At Noon (Amelia Peabody Mystery #6)

By: Peters, Elizabeth

Price: $5.95

Publisher: New York, Warner Books: 1992

Edition: Fifth Printing

Seller ID: 8712

ISBN: 0446363383

Condition: Good+


Spine somewhat creased, minor edge wear and rubbing, light reading crease. A solid copy. ; Sixth in the Amelia Peabody Mystery series. ; Amelia Peabody; 5¾" - 6¾" Tall; 430 pages; "The last camel is dead, and Egyptologist Amelia Peabody, her dashing husband, Emerson, and precocious son, Ramses, are in dire straits on the sun-scorched desert sands. Months before, back in cool, green England, Viscount Blacktower had approached them to find his son and his son's new bride, who have been missing in war-torn Sudan for over a decade. An enigmatic message scrawled on papyrus ... View more info

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The Last Precinct

By: Cornwell, Patricia Daniels

Price: $2.85

Publisher: New York, Berkley Publishing Group: 2001

Seller ID: 000013

ISBN: 0425180638

Condition: Good


A Kay Scarpetta novel. Covers and spine are creased. Pages in very good condition. "In a narrow and terrifying escape from the brink of death, Virginia’s chief medical examiner, Dr. Kay Scarpetta, has managed to slip through the hands of serial killer Jean Baptiste Chandonne. Yet even his subsequent capture can’t free her from his chilling influence. Shaken and depressed by his assault, she visits her good friend Anna, a psychiatrist, who feels certain a change of scene will help Kay to recover. But as more bodies begin to pile up, including that of Scarpetta’s longtime archene... View more info

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The Late Man

By: Girard, James Preston

Price: $13.95

Publisher: New York, Atheneum: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004240

ISBN: 0689121830

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket


Spine slightly slanted, very minor edgewear, gift inscription inside, donation stamps indicate that book was donated to retirement community assisted living program, but very lightly read. DJ flaps taped to boards but otherwise in excellent condition. A bright, attractive copy. "North of Wichita, Kansas, an ordinary field sits beside a narrow dirt road. An unknown, and perhaps unidentifiable, body lies there, the apparent victim - and the first in several years - of a local serial murderer. This ugly death will draw to it three intriguing and sympathetic characters, each determined... View more info

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The Laughing Policeman (A Martin Beck Police Mystery #4)

By: Sjowall, Maj; Wahloo, Per

Price: $3.95

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1971

Seller ID: 003809

Condition: Good


Spine slanted/creased, minor edgewear/bumping, inside covers starting to yellow. A clean, unmarked copy. "On a dismal rainy night in November, while Stockholm police are battling a mob of antiwar protesters, nine people are brutally murdered in a double-decker bus. The clues suggest a motiveless crime of violence. But the unexplained presence on the bus of Officer Ake Stenstrom, friend and colleague of Superintendent Martin Beck of the Stockholm Homicide Squad, points to more complicated motives of revenge or concealment."; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall View more info

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The Lies That Bind : A Neil Hamel Mystery

By: Van Gieson, Judith

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Harper Paperbacks: 1994

Edition: Second Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 001574

ISBN: 0061090514

Condition: Near Fine


Corners slightly bumped, slight edge wear. Signed by author on title page, this copy is clean and tight and looks unread. "When an elderly woman accused of murder asks Neil Hamel to defend her, the lawyer and sometime sleuth accepts, mainly because homicide is a lot more interesting than her usual real estate and divorce cases. The Albuquerque police say that Martha Conover intentionally ran over a young woman whose crushed body was found near Martha's dented car-the same young woman who had accidentally killed Martha's grandson exactly three years before. As Neil searches for the tr... View more info

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The Life and Times of Christmas Calvert... Assassin

By: Wainwright, John

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Thorndike, Maine, G K Hall & Co: 1996

Edition: Large Print Edition

Seller ID: 005788

ISBN: 0783814739

Condition: Very Good-


Minor edgewear & bumping, a few light creases, ex-library with minimal stamps. Text is clean, bright, and unmarked. "Fifty years ago, Christmas Calvert had distinguished himself as one of the most reliable 'vanishers' in the Button Squad, an elite team of RAF killers. Now he is an old man who's seen too much death, too much deception. Looking over his past with old comrade Avril Morton, Calvert relives his part in the foiling of the Dambusters sabotage, the execution of Rudolf Hess (or his double), and the time when it all began to go wrong. But the past still has repercussions. . ... View more info

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The Man in the Queue

By: Tey, Josephine

Price: $3.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Berkley Medallion: 1957

Seller ID: 001915

Condition: Fair


Spine creased, slightly slanted, with a crack that doesn't quite go all the way through. Covers a bit creased and scuffed. Tears at top and base of spine have been repaired with tape. Some edge wear/darkening. Yellowing. No publication date listed, but no later than the early 1960s. "It was the last week of London's most popular musical comedy, 'Didn't You Know?' The tightly packed queue for seats slowly moved ahead. Suddenly a man sank to his knees, then fell over on his face-the handle of a dagger protruded from his coat. The man had been murdered. Inspector Alan Grant of Scotland... View more info

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The Man Who Could Not Shudder

By: Carr, John Dickson

Price: $2.22

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1964

Seller ID: 007307

Condition: Fair


Reading copy. Bantam F2837, 150 pp. Spine somewhat creased and slanted, a little edge wear, significant soiling and scuffing to covers, some dampstains to the last few pages. Some yellowing but text is not affected. Reading copy only. "Three guests at Martin Clarke's weekend party swore they saw the pistol lifted from the wall, leveled, and shot. Yet no hand held it. It couldn't have happened - but there was a dead body on the floor to prove that it had! For the victim, it was far too late for a doctor. For the clever murderer, however, a house visit by the famed crime-solver Dr. G... View more info

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The Man Who Could Not Shudder

By: Carr, John Dickson

Price: $4.95

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1964

Seller ID: 007306

Condition: Very Good


Bantam F2837, 150 pp. Minor edge wear, light reading crease, a little darkening, binding tight. Some tanning but text is clean and unmarked. An attractive copy. "Three guests at Martin Clarke's weekend party swore they saw the pistol lifted from the wall, leveled, and shot. Yet no hand held it. It couldn't have happened - but there was a dead body on the floor to prove that it had! For the victim, it was far too late for a doctor. For the clever murderer, however, a house visit by the famed crime-solver Dr. Gideon Fell was just what the constable ordered. But the killer still some... View more info

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The Man Who Loved God (Father Koesler Mystery Ser., No. 19)

By: Kienzle, William X.

Price: $6.45

Publisher: Kansas City, MO, Andrews McMeel Publishing: 1997

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 002564

ISBN: 0836227549

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Spine slightly slanted, small check on front endpaper. DJ has some bumping/edgewear, small chip at bottom of spine. A bright, attractive copy. "An unplanned, unwanted pregnancy. The grand opening of a branch bank in a dangerous part of town. A vacation for Father Robert Koesler. Half-brothers who have never met, one a visiting priest, the other a hometown cop. A dinner party with unsuspecting guests. A philanthropic bank president described as a man who loves God. In The Man Who Loved God Father Koesler goes on vacation, leaving his parish and the sleuthing to the visiting Fathe... 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 Monterant Affair (An Inspector Gautier Mystery)

By: Grayson, Richard

Price: $3.50

Publisher: New York, Charter Books: 1983

Seller ID: 006696

ISBN: 0441545262

Condition: Good


Spine somewhat slanted and creased, corners a bit bumped, some edgewear and 1/4" tear. Text starting to yellow, but clean and unmarked. "The final curtain of 'La Dame aux Camélias' came down to thunderous applause. All Paris was raving about Sophie Monterant, the beautiful young challenger to the divine Sarah Bernhardt. But before morning, Sophie was dead - murdered with a poisoned chocolate left for her by an anonymous admirer. Inspector Gautier of the S?reté, who had been in the opening night audience, volunteers to find Sophie's murderer. His search takes him to the heights... View more info

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The Murder That Wouldn't Stay Solved

By: Stone, Hampton

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1951

Edition: Likely First Edition

Seller ID: 002026

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Corners bumped, some edge wear, light rubbing/soiling to boards. Pages clean and unmarked. Simon and Schuster contemporary reply postcard laid in, asking "whether this book has lived up to your expectations." "You know the kind of hotel - it's sordid and cheap and dismal, and you hear noise through the walls all night. But you can check in at any hour - with or without baggage - and no questions asked. "It's strictly private . . . until a little item like murder gives it top spot on the police blotter. Like on the night the older man takes a room with a young boy - and... View more info

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The Murder That Wouldn't Stay Solved

By: Stone, Hampton

Price: $3.50

Publisher: New York, Dell Publishing: 1956

Seller ID: 006393

Condition: Fair


Dell 883, 223 pp. Reading copy. Cover well creased, slanted, some edge wear, front cover price clipped, a couple creased to covers and some rubbing, spine cracked in half at page 90 and front cover starting to separate from text, tear across top of title page. Pages tanned but text is unmarked. Reading copy. "You know the kind of hotel - it's sordid and cheap and dismal, and you hear noise through the walls all night. But you can check in at any hour - with or without baggage - and no questions asked. "It's strictly private . . . until a little item like murder gives it top sp... View more info

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The Murderer's Tale (Sister Frevisse Medieval Mystery #6)

By: Frazer, Margaret

Price: $36.00

Publisher: New York, Berkley Prime Crime: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 8360

ISBN: 0425154068

Condition: Near Fine


Corners bumped, slight edge wear. Slight yellowing, but text is clean and unmarked. An attractive copy. ; Paperback original, first printing. ; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 230 pages; Number 6 in the Sister Frevisse Medieval mystery series. "Leaving St. Frideswide on pilgrimage was a welcome respite for Sister Frevisse - as was her errand along the way at Minster Lovell. But Frevisse's stay at the minster turned deadly when murder visited the quiet manor. Guest Lionel Knyvet was afflicted with a dreadful disease - and during one of his violent fits, an innocent person lost his life. M... View more info

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The Murderer's Tale (Sister Frevisse Medieval Mystery #6)

By: Frazer, Margaret

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Berkley Prime Crime: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 8884

ISBN: 0425154068

Condition: Near Fine


Spine slanted, somewhat creased, corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing. Owner's name on front end paper. A nice copy. ; Paperback original, first printing. ; Sister Frevisse; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 230 pages; Number 6 in the Sister Frevisse Medieval mystery series. "Leaving St. Frideswide on pilgrimage was a welcome respite for Sister Frevisse - as was her errand along the way at Minster Lovell. But Frevisse's stay at the minster turned deadly when murder visited the quiet manor. Guest Lionel Knyvet was afflicted with a dreadful disease - and during one of his ... View more info

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The Murders at Imopasse Louvain (An Inspector Gautier Mystery)

By: Grayson, Richard

Price: $4.50

Publisher: New York, Charter Books: 1982

Seller ID: 006695

ISBN: 0441545262

Condition: Good+


Spine somewhat slanted and creased, corners a bit bumped. Text starting to yellow, but clean and unmarked. "The setting is gaslight Paris, a city of artists and salons, of gossip, romance, and infidelity. And sometimes it is a city of murder. One Sunday morning, Inspector Jean-Paul Gautier of the Paris S?reté is called on to handle a scandalous double murder. It is a delicate case: Josephine Hassler, the wife of one victim and the daughter of the other, was once before intimately involved with sudden death - the late President of France was rumored to have died in her arms . . . ... View more info