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As a Favor

By: Dunlap, Susan

Price: $3.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Dell Publishing: 1991

Seller ID: 002090

ISBN: 0440209994

Condition: Very Good+


Spine has a single slight crease, corners a little bumped, slight edge wear. A clean, fairly tight, attractive copy. "A call from an ex-husband is never welcome. For Berkeley cop Jill Smith it wins a Nobel prize for chutzpah. Her ex wants a favor. His 'friend' and co-worker, Anne Spaulding, is missing. Anne's ransacked apartment-complete with blood-s-rayed walls-gives Jill the chilling feeling that her ex may be up to his arrogant neck in murder. Now Jill's out with the street people of Berkeley and the crazies of People's Park to uncover the fate of a welfare worker. But her bes... View more info

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Ashes of Loda

By: Garve, Andrew

Price: $3.45

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1978

Seller ID: 003831

ISBN: 0060804300

Condition: Good


Spine & cover slightly slanted/creased, minor edgewear, PO name inside. Starting to yellow, but text clean and unmarked. "A bright, young British foreign correspondent in Moscow, Lord Tim Quainton, starts checking up on why the Soviet government has condemned in absentia his girlfriend's father for war crimes committed in 1944 in Loda camps. Suddenly, he finds his own neck in a fast-tightening noose."; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

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Banyon

By: Johnston, William

Price: $4.95

Publisher: New York, Paperback Library: 1971

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 006272

Condition: Good


Based on a screenplay by Ed Adamson. Cover depicts Robert Forster, who starred in the NBC World Premiere movie produced by Warner Cros. Television. Spine slanted with one crease, minor edgewear and bumping. Text is starting to yellow, but clean and unmarked. "Miles Banyon has a sense of humor - and a strong stomach. He needs both when he sees what is on the floor of his office. One luscious redhead, cold, stiff and dead, and three pairs of shoes, dusty and worn by three homicide detectives. Ten years a cop and mow a private eye, Banyon has just the right answers to Homicide's ques... View more info

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Before I Say Good-Bye

By: Clark, Mary Higgins

Price: $3.90

Publisher: New York, NY, Pocket Books: 2001

Seller ID: 001337

ISBN: 0671004573

Condition: Very Good


Spine/covers a bit creased, corners bumped. "When Nell MacDermott learns that her husband, architect Adam Cauliff, and three of his business associates have died in an explosion of his new cabin cruiser, she is not only devastated but wracked with guilt. The last time she saw Adam, they had a bitter quarrel over her plan to run for the congressional seat long held by her grandfather; she had told him not to come home. As the investigation into the boat's explosion proceeds, Nell learns that it was not an accident but a bomb. Despite her skepticism, Nell is swayed by her great-aunt G... View more info

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Before I Say Good-Bye

By: Clark, Mary Higgins

Price: $6.25

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004389

ISBN: 0671004573

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Remainder mark on bottom edge. DJ has slight shelfwear. A bright, attractive copy. "When Nell MacDermott learns that her husband, architect Adam Cauliff, and three of his business associates have died in an explosion of his new cabin cruiser, she is not only devastated but wracked with guilt. The last time she saw Adam, they had a bitter quarrel over her plan to run for the congressional seat long held by her grandfather; she had told him not to come home. As the investigation into the boat's explosion proceeds, Nell learns that it was not an accident but a bomb. Despite her skept... View more info

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Behold, Here's Poison

By: Heyer, Georgette

Price: $4.95

Publisher: New York, Fawcett Crest: 1979

Seller ID: 008165

ISBN: 0449241858

Condition: Good


Spine rolled, creased, corners bumped, some edge wear and rubbing. Some tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A good reading copy. "Meet the Matthews -- while they last . . . Gregory, Harriet, Gertrude, Zoe, Guy, Stella and Randall. An intriguing family. Fascinating and clever to a fault. The fault is murder. The method most bizarre . . . as Georgette Heyer's witty, world-famous detective, Inspector Hannasyde, discovers in the perfect thriller . . ."; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall View more info

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Bertie and the Seven Bodies

By: Lovesey, Peter

Price: $6.95

Publisher: New York, Mysterious Press: 1990

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 002572

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Ex-library with usual stamps. DJ in protective cover taped to spine. DJ has 1/2" tear on top edge. A bright attractive copy. "Albert Edward, Prince of Wales—bon viveur, playboy, sportsman, "Bertie" to his uppercrust pals—who made his detective debut in Bertie and the Tinman—is off and running with a new and baffling adventure. The prince is pleased to accept the invitation of Lady Amelia Drummond to an October shooting party at her country home. Desborough Hall is one of the great houses of England, the guest list is to his liking—and Lady Amelia herself is a f... View more info

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Billy Straight

By: Kellerman, Jonathan

Price: $3.90

Publisher: New York, Ballantine Books: 1999

Seller ID: 000555

ISBN: 0345413865

Condition: Very Good


Spine, covers are a bit creased. Corners bumped, slight shelf wear. "A resourceful runaway alone in the wilds of Los Angeles, twelve-year-old Billy Straight suddenly witnesses a brutal stabbing in Griffith Park. Fleeing into the night, Billy cannot shake the horrific memory of the savage violence, nor the pursuit of a cold-blooded killer. For wherever Billy turns -- from Hollywood Boulevard to the boardwalks of Venice -- he is haunted by the chuck chuck sound of a knife sinking into flesh. As LAPD homicide detective Petra Connor desperately searches for the murderer, as the med... View more info

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Black Notice

By: Cornwell, Patricia Daniels

Price: $6.75

Publisher: New York, NY, G.P. Putnam's Son's: 1999

Seller ID: 000557

ISBN: 0399145087

Condition: Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Very slight shelf wear. Jacket is a bit chipped. Likely Book Club edition although not marked as such. "Cornwell delivers a high-stakes Kay Scarpetta novel with an intrigue that will take Kay an ocean's length away from home. The nightmare begins when a cargo ship arriving at Richmond's Deep Water Terminal from Belgium is discovered to be transporting a locked, sealed container holding the decomposed remains of a stowaway. The autopsy performed by Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta initially reveals neither a cause of death nor an identification. But the victim's personal ef... View more info

Blindsight

By: Cook, Robin

Price: $4.45

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Son's: 1992

Edition: Likely Book Club

Seller ID: 000044

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Spine a bit slanted, corners bumped, a few tiny speckles on cover. Text is clean and unmarked.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Blood Count

By: Shannon, Dell

Price: $3.95

Publisher: New York, William Morrow: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001983

ISBN: 0688067794

Condition: Poor in Good+ dust jacket


Reading copy. Ex-library with usual markings plus end papers torn out. Corners bumped, slight edge wear. Spine cracked in two spots, pp 87-158 detached as a unit. Jacket in protective wraps taped to boards, with some edge wear and darkening. "It's been a rainy week in LA, and among the tasks Mendoza and company face are tracing a couple who may have murdered their unwanted newborn infant, and investigating a possible case of husband-beating. There's a string of hit-and-run accidents in which the offending vehicle is a Model A Ford, and the peculiar case of a mugger who's as greedy for... View more info

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Bloodhounds (A Peter Diamond mystery)

By: Lovesey, Peter

Price: $10.95

Publisher: New York, Mysterious Press: 1996

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 002799

ISBN: 0892966459

Condition: Good in Very Good dust jacket


Spine somewhat slanted, bumping/edgewear, ex-lib w/ usual stamps. Spine starting to separate at title page. DJ in protective cover, minor bumping. Text is bright & attractive. "Head of the Bath murder squad, Peter Diamond isn’t exactly up to his elbows in bodies in the placid resort. He’s bored, a bit testy, and ready for an old-fashioned mystery. Alas, when one does come along it’s not in his division; it’s a half-million-dollar heist by a thief who first has sent a rhyming riddle to all the local radio stations. Diamond is ready to throw his weight around to help solve... View more info

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Bloody Instructions (A Joan Kahn-Harper Novel of Suspense)

By: Woods, Sara

Price: $4.25

Publisher: New York, Popular Library: 1962

Seller ID: 005655

Condition: Good


Spine slanted and creased, reading crease on front cover, edgewear and a little chipping, PO name inside. Text is yellowing, but clean and unmarked. "Antony Maitland, up-and-coming barrister, was used to waiting for James Winter, senior partner of Messrs. Ling, Curtis, Winter and Winter. But when he finally entered the revered gentleman's office he was quite unprepared for such an icy greeting. James Winter was slumped over his desk, staring blankly ahead, with a knife protruding from his back! So began the most difficult, most baffling, most terrifying courtroom battle-so far- of ... View more info

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Blue Octavo

By: Blackburn, John

Price: $10.95

Publisher: London, Panther Crimeband: 1967

Edition: First Panther Edition

Seller ID: 006027

Condition: Good


Spine slanted and creased, minor edgewear and bumping. Text starting to yellow, but clean and unmarked. "What was so special about the book that was bound in blue? The best price it had ever fetched was £12 but many people suddenly seemed to think it was worth a lot more. They included a millionaire who wanted to die in peace, a bookseller who lived in poverty, an explorer who worshipped himself, and a clergyman with burnt feet. They all wanted a copy of the blue octavo very badly, and some of them died for it."; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall View more info

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Blunt Darts

By: Healy, Jeremiah

Price: $4.45

Publisher: New York, Pocket Books: 1991

Seller ID: 005973

ISBN: 0671737422

Condition: Very Good


Bottom corner very slightly bumped, text starting to yellow, but clean and unmarked. "The boy had vanished. The lush Boston suburb didn't offer a clue, but 14-year-old Stephen Kinnington's old-money family did. When John Cuddy investigated he found skeletons in every closet: a mother's suicide that might not have been suicide, a father's cover-up, an uncle decorated for Vietnam war heroics he never performed, a bodyguard with an ugly past. Just out of a job as an insurance investigator, still getting over his wife's death, John Cuddy is striking out on his own when he starts looki... View more info

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Body Count

By: Kienzle, William X.

Price: $4.95

Publisher: Kansas City, Andrews and NcMeel: 1992

Seller ID: 002566

Condition: Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket


Spine slightly slanted, owner's name on endparer, spot pp.115-23. DJ corners/spine slightly bumped. A bright, attractive copy. "‘Bless me, Father, for I have sinned. I killed a priest.’ Father Koesler is bound by the storied seal of the confessional. But is he? By odd coincidence, a new priest-in-residence, Father Nick Dunn, overhears the confession and Dunn, a product of the modern church, contests Father Koesler’s need for silence. To his further distress, Father Koesler discovers that Father Dunn has joined him in his rectory not only to study at the University of Det... View more info

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Body of Evidence (Kay Scarpetta Mystery Ser.)

By: Cornwell, Patricia Daniels

Price: $4.15

Publisher: New York, Avon Books: 1992

Seller ID: 000488

ISBN: 0380717018

Condition: Very Good


Spine/covers show a little creasing/corners bumped. Slight shelf wear. 'In Body of Evidence Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta must deal with a deranged killer who stalks and murders a noted historical novelist and then seems to be working back through the novelist's past . . . Scarpetta is much more than a female 'Quincy' and Cornwell is the perfect match for her." (Chicago Tribune); 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall View more info

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Body of Opinion

By: Stacey, Susannah; Chelius, Jane (editor)

Price: $4.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Pocket Books: 1991

Seller ID: 001936

ISBN: 067173427X

Condition: Good+


Spine/covers soomehwat creased, spine slanted, corners bumped, a couple pages creased at the top corner. Yellowing, but text is clean and unmarked. "The party at the Manor had been a smash, and rock star Ken Cryer was feeling well pleased. . . until he found golden Alix Hamilton in his bed. Despite her seductive pose, Alix didn't fancy Ken, or anyone else. She was dead-shot twice, with two different guns, in a room Cryer had specifically locked against intruders. For Superintendent Robert Bone, these were only the first complications in a case that would include champagne corks that... View more info

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Borrowed Time

By: Goddard, Robert

Price: $4.45

Publisher: London, Corgi Books: 1997

Seller ID: 008209

ISBN: 0552142239

Condition: Very Good-


Spine a bit creased, slanted, minor edge wear and rubbing. Text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy. "It is a golden evening of high summer. Walking a ridge on the Welsh Borders, Robin Timariot meets by chance an elegant middle-aged woman who seems strangely out of place. They exchange only a few words, but those words prove to be unforgettable. A few days later, Timariot learns from the newspapers that, just hours after their meeting, the woman was raped and murdered. "A man is swiftly charged and convicted of the crime, but a string of inexplicable events begins to convince T... View more info

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Buried Caesars (A Toby Peters mystery)

By: Kaminsky, Stuart M.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Mysterious Press: 1990

Seller ID: 005824

ISBN: 0445408782

Condition: Very Good+


Very minor edgewear. A bright, tight, attractive copy. "Shortly after Hollywood private eye Toby Peters receives a call from General Douglas A. MacArthur, he is whisked to the palatial military headquarters by Army escort. The general is planning a political career; his wartime successes have made him a popular enough figure to shoot for the U.S. presidency. But one of his aides has absconded with the money MacArthur had been planning to use to launch his campaign. . . as well as with papers that could destroy the general's plans to take and occupy the White House. Peters is helped i... View more info