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The Twelve Deaths of Christmas

By: Babson, Marian

Price: $2.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Dell Publishing: 1981

Seller ID: 001934

ISBN: 0440191831

Condition: Good


Slight spine slant, corners bumped including a few pages. Both covers have a crease running from the bottom edge most of the way up the cover. Some soiling/darkening. A little yellowing but text is clean and unmarked. "A string of grisly holiday murders had London terrorized. The police knew that the homicidal maniac was probably a perfectly respectable resident of a perfectly ordinary rooming house. But only when all the guests were gathered for Christmas dinner did Detective Superintendent Knowles realize that the killer planned to carve more than turkey. . . and that the last deat... View more info

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The Wench is Dead

By: Dexter, Colin

Price: $12.95

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1989

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 002047

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Corners bumped, slight edge wear. Jacket shows a little edge wear, rubbing. "In 1859, the body of a young woman was found floating in the Oxford Canal; her death led to a sensational murder trial. In 1989, Inspector Morse is recovering from an ulcer in Oxford's Radcliffe Hospital. Idly leafing through books in the hospital library, Morse comes across an account of the investigation. He is soon convinced that the two men hanged for the canal murder were innocent-and from the confines of his bed, sets out to prove it."; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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The Wench is Dead

By: Dexter, Colin

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1989

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 005236

Condition: Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket


Corners slightly bumped, slight edge wear, a little speckling to edges. Jacket has slight edge wear. An attractive copy. "In 1859, the body of a young woman was found floating in the Oxford Canal; her death led to a sensational murder trial. In 1989, Inspector Morse is recovering from an ulcer in Oxford's Radcliffe Hospital. Idly leafing through books in the hospital library, Morse comes across an account of the investigation. He is soon convinced that the two men hanged for the canal murder were innocent-and from the confines of his bed, sets out to prove it."; 7¾" - 9¾&#... View more info

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The West End Horror

By: Meyer, Nicholas

Price: $2.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Ballantine Books: 1977

Seller ID: 001948

ISBN: 0345254112

Condition: Good+


Spine a bit creased, slight spine slant, corners bumped. Minor edge wear/darkening. "March, 1895. Menace stalks the renowned West End. A maniac more terrifying than Jack the Riper is on a rampage through London's glamorous theater district. What baffles Scotland Yard is elementary to the great detective-until Holmes finds himself in the clutches of the grisly murderer!"; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

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The Widow's Tale (Dame Frevisse Mystery #14)

By: Frazer, Margaret

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Berkley Prime Crime: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007132

ISBN: 0425200183

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket


Light blue boards wtih silver lettering, 266 pp. Ex-library with a single stamp on front end paper and a pocket glued to back pastedown. Spine slightly cocked, corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing, black line across bottom edge near spine. Interior clean and unmarked. Jacket in new Brodart, a little edge wear and rubbing. A nice copy. Fourteenth in the Dame (Sister) Frevisse Medieval Mystery series. "Spring 1449. Lately widowed and still grieving, Cristiana Helyngton has been kidnapped, defamed, and imprisioned in a nunnery - as her late husband's duplicitous relatives s... View more info

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The Windsor Knot (Elizabeth MacPherson Mystery)

By: McCrumb, Sharyn

Price: $3.45

Publisher: New York, Ballantine Books: 1992

Seller ID: 005274

ISBN: 0345364279

Condition: Good


Spine a bit creased, slanted, corners creased, a little edge wear and rubbing. A good copy. "Racing to complete her doctoral research, Elizabeth MacPherson is completely booked for the summer - until her Scottish fiance calls from across the seas with a once-in-a-lifetime invitation to tea with Her Majesty the Queen. There's a hitch, of course - no friends or fiances allowed, only spouses. Royalty enthusiast that she is, Elizabeth solves the dilemma by planning a large formal wedding in five weeks. "In between Elizabeth's fittings and flowers, local widow Clarine Mason receive... 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 up residence in Witch's Cottage, it seems that the witch has returned - and with her, the curse. Descendants of the alderman ... View more info

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The Yom Kippur Murder

By: Harris, Lee

Price: $4.00

Publisher: New York, Fawcett Gold Medal: 1992

Edition: Tenth Printing

Seller ID: 007519

ISBN: 0449147630

Condition: Very Good


Paperback original, 10th printing. Slight spine slant, corners bumped, slight edge wear, binding fairly tight. An attractive copy. "Ex-nun Chris Bennett can't leave all of her charitable instincts behind, even if she has left the convent. But she'll need more than kindness when she begins helping three elderly people fight a harassing landlord on Manhattan's West Side. "When Chris can't get into Mr. Herskovitz's apartment to accompany him to Yom Kippur services, she discovers that her friend has been murdered. He was a lonely widower estranged from his children, and since Chri... View more info

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Theft of Magna Carta, the

By: Creasey, John

Price: $9.75

Publisher: New York, NY, Charles Scibner's Sons: 1973

Edition: Likely First Edition

Seller ID: 000787

ISBN: 0684132656

Condition: Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


Bottom front edge (board/jacket) is a bit chewed up. Otherwise in very good condition. "This is a story of a daring plot to steal one of England's greatest treasures. The Sarum Magna Carta is zealously guarded at Salisbury Cathedral. In this new Roger West novel a band of international art thieves -- English and American -- work out a brilliant and ruthless scheme for penetrating the security measures protecting the priceless document. They succeed in removing Magna Carta from the Cathedral Library; but in a high-tension climax Superintendent West rescues the treasure and solves one of... View more info

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They Found Him Dead

By: Heyer, Georgette

Price: $4.95

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1970

Seller ID: 007398

Condition: Good


Spine a bit creased and slanted with the bottom 1" missing, minor edge wear and rubbing, reading crease, crease across upper right corner, single hole punched in back cover. Some tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A solid reading copy. "The first death looked accidental. The second was as obvious as a murder could be. And now her fiance had narrowly escaped two potentially fatal 'accidents.' A horrified thought crept into Patricia Allison's mind - would her Jim be the third victim? "Superintendent Hannasyde thought otherwise. For no one had a better motive for murder ... View more info

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They Found Him Dead

By: Heyer, Georgette

Price: $5.90

Publisher: London, Panther Books: 1961

Seller ID: 007603

Condition: Good


Panther Crime Circle (Aust) 1188, 203 pp. Spine creased, scuffed, slightly slanted, minor edge wear, scuffing and some creasing to covers, reading crease, some foxing along edges. Pages tanned but text is unaffected. A good reading copy. "The first death looked accidental. The second was as obvious as a murder could be. And now her fiance had narrowly escaped two potentially fatal 'accidents.' A horrified thought crept into Patricia Allison's mind - would her Jim be the third victim? "Superintendent Hannasyde thought otherwise. For no one had a better motive for murder than Mr... View more info

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Thin Air (Spenser Thriller Ser.)

By: Parker, Robert B.

Price: $4.25

Publisher: New York, NY, G.P. Putnam's Son's: 1995

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 001434

ISBN: 0399140204

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Ex-library with usual stamps and markings. Corners slightly bumped, shelf-cocked. Jacket shows slight edge wear. "When a Boston police detective's adored young bride, Lisa St. Claire, disappears without a trace, he enlists Spenser's help in tracking her down. Sleuthing from a New England college campus to the slick sports clubs of L.A., Spenser discovers all about Lisa -- including her past history of prostitution, substance abuse, and self-destructive love affairs -- and suspects she is being held prisoner by her sociopathic Latino ex-lover in his crumbling tenement fortress deep with... View more info

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Three Bedrooms, One Corpse (An Aurora Teagarden Mystery)

By: Harris, Chalaine

Price: $5.65

Publisher: New York, Berkley Prime Crime: 2008

Seller ID: 008150

ISBN: 0425220524

Condition: Very Good-


Spine a bit creased, corners worn, minor edge wear and rubbing. A nice copy. "Aurora 'Roe' Teagarden had always worked for a living, until an unexpected legacy gave her the money to quit her librarian job. Now, with time on her hands, she decides to try selling real estate. Her mother, after all, is Lawrenceton's premier real estate agent, giving Roe a head start on this new career. "But at her first house showing, Roe discovers the naked corpse of a rival broker in the master bedroom. To make matters worse, one of her mother's colleagues has fallen under suspicion. "... View more info

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Three-Act Special: 3 Complete Mystery Novels (A Wreath for Rivera; Spinsters in Jeopardy; Night at the Vulcan)

By: Marsh, Ngaio

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston, Little Brown & Co: 1953

Seller ID: 006727

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


541 pp. Rebound in sturdy library binding with black and white design on orange boards and white lettering. Ex-library with pocket and usual stamps. Spine slightly slanted, corners a bit bumped and worn. A few spots, but text is mostly clean and bright. Three complete Inspector Roderick Alleyn mystery novels in one omnibus edition from one of the "Great Ladies" of England's golden mystery age. (1) A Wreath for Rivera, originally published as Swing Brother Swing, is set in England. " The drummer fires a gun as a gimmick during the swing band's final number, and the accordio... View more info

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Tickled to Death : A Claire Malloy Mystery

By: Hess, Joan

Price: $5.95

Publisher: New York, Dutton: 1994

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 002435

ISBN: 0525938109

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Spine a bit slanted, corners bumped, slight edge wear. Jacket shows a little edge wear, some rubbing. A bright, attractive copy. "Claire Malloy, Farberville's plucky amateur sleuth, feels the pull of summer doldrums until a predicament sends her to a posh lakefront community. Her best friend, Luanne, is having an affair with Dick Cissel, a dentist who just may have murdered his two previous wives. While the police are determined to prove Dick guilty . . . Luanne wants to confirm him [as] . . . prime marriage material."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Till Death Do Us Part

By: Carr, John Dickson (aka Carter Dickson)

Price: $4.75

Publisher: New York, Berkley Medallion: 1971

Edition: First Berkley Medallion Edition

Seller ID: 005946

Condition: Good


Some edgewear, corners a bit bumped. Text is starting to yellow, but clean and unmarked. "Dick Markham was engaged. . . to a murderess? Her victims were always found in a sealed room, Sir Harvey said, with a hypodermic containing the last drops of prussic acid by their side. And was he next? To be done in by this girl with a face of an angel - this girl he loved? 'We must set a trap,' said Sir Harvey. A few hours later Sir Harvey was dead - poisoned - in a sealed room. And Dr. Fell was left to pick up the pieces."; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall View more info

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Toff and the Deadly Parson, The

By: Creasey, John

Price: $3.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Lancer Books: 1948

Seller ID: 000705

Condition: Fair


Spine is somewhat creased, shelf-cocked, and mostly detached from the book. Some darkening and foxing, but pages are in very good condition. Price written on front cover. The only date is 1948, but this was definitely printed in the 60s or early 70s. "The Reverend Ronald Kemp came to the East End of London with definite ideas of right and wrong, which was only fitting for a minister of God. However, the people of the East End had a few ideas of their own, and the Reverend Kemp quickly found his world torn asunder as he met murderers, prize fighters -- and the Toff!. Very quickly ... View more info

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Tourist Trap

By: Stratton, Ted

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Son's: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002342

ISBN: 0399116087

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


Corners bumped, slight edge wear, spine slanted. Jacket has 1" tear along front top edge, slight edge wear, some darkening, rubbing, and a dampstain along top edge. A clean, attractive copy. A series of murders at a deluxe anglers' resort seem more than 'fishy' to the Fair Hill, NJ Police Department as they use their 'country hick' methods to bait the hook for 'city slickers' killers."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Trinity in Violence

By: Kane, Henry

Price: $4.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Signet: 1964

Seller ID: 001701

Condition: Good+


Spine/covers a bit creased, corners bumped, slightly shelf-cocked, some darkening/soiling to covers. Bookstore stamp inside front cover, some yellowing but the text is clean. "A triple shocker featuring the Chambers specialties-high-voltage action, luscious females, and death!" "The three were full of wanton wiles. And Peter Chambers was more than willing. But then he always was a fall guy for the ladies, especially when they had murder in mind!"; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

Tsing-Boum (An Inspector Van der Valk mystery)

By: Freeling, Nicolas

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Vintage Books: 1982

Edition: First Vintage Books Edition

Seller ID: 005897

ISBN: 0394752619

Condition: Near Fine


A bright, tight attractive copy. "Esther Marx, wife of a dull Dutch sergeant, is machine-gunned to death in her dreary apartment, and the trail leads back to events in Vietnam, in Dien Bien Phu, in 1954."; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall View more info