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Calendar of Crime

By: Queen, Ellery

Price: $7.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Pocket Books: 1953

Seller ID: 001580

Condition: Good


Minor edge wear esp. along spine, slightly shelf-cocked, corners bumped. Foxing, name on ffep marked out, ffep and title page loose. Ellery Queen solves a mystery a month in this collection of twelve short story thrillers stretching from January, "The Inner Circle," to December, "The Dauphin's Doll." These stories originally appeared in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine between 1946 and 1951.; 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall View more info

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Candy Cane Murder

By: Fluke, Joanne; Levine, Laura; Meier, Leslie

Price: $4.25

Publisher: New York, Kensington Books: 2007

Edition: Fifth Printing

Seller ID: 8829

ISBN: 0758221991

Condition: Very Good


Corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing. A bright, fairly tight, attractive copy. ; Postcard type insert tipped into center of book that features a recipe for Candy Cane Bar Cookies, and an invitation to submit your favorite recipe for a Hannah Swenson mystery. Also includes a number of holiday recipes. ; 5¾" - 6¾" Tall; 429 pages; " 'Tis the season for trimming the tree, caroling, baking cookies, and curling up by the Yuletide waiting for Santa to drop down the chimney. But in this festive collection of holiday whodunits, murder is also paying a visit ... ... View more info

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Casebook of the Black Widowers

By: Asimov, Isaac

Price: $37.50

Publisher: New York, Doubleday & Company: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005000

ISBN: 0385157045

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Ex-library with usual stamps inside covers, remains of pocket on back end paper, tags taped to spine, remains of a label on back board. Corners are chipped, moderate edge wear, top of spine is torn with 1/2" flap. The text block, on the other hand, appears clean and nearly unmarked -- I saw two pages with a name underlined. After successfully writing a trio of science fiction detective novels in the 1950s, a straight detective story must have seemed much less complicated for Dr. Asimov. First appearing in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine in 1971, the Black Widower's Club enjoyed popular... View more info

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Cat in a Diamond Dazzle (Midnight Louie Mystery Ser.)

By: Douglas, Carole Nelson

Price: $4.90

Publisher: New York, Tom Doherty Associates, LLC: 1997

Seller ID: 000206

ISBN: 0812555066

Condition: Near Fine


"Midnight Louie is back! ... along with the human the black tomcat condescends to spend his days with: Temple Barr, a redheaded publicist whose love for expensive shoes is matched only by her affinity for trouble."; 5¾" - 6¾" Tall View more info

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Celebration in Purple Sage : A Jolie Wyatt Mystery

By: Smith, Barbara B.

Price: $2.85

Publisher: Toronto, Canada, Worldwide: 1998

Seller ID: 001652

ISBN: 0373262612

Condition: Very Good


Ex-library with some stamps and 'Mystery' sticker across spine. Spine slightly creased, slightly shelf-cocked, corners bumped. "When a double shooting leaves a woman dead and the town's sheriff badly wounded, Jolie finds herself trying to clear the prime suspect: her husband. But she may be too late to save her own neck as her sleuthing skills draw her ever closer to a killer."; Ex-Library; 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall View more info

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Change for the Worse

By: Lemarchand, Elizabeth

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, Walker & Company: 1983

Seller ID: 005657

ISBN: 0802730280

Condition: Good


Spine slanted, some wear at spine and edges, corners bumped, PO name inside. Text shows some spotting. "An unpretentious country art exhibit turns into a frightening episode of theft, murder and blackmail in this classic puzzler set in an affluent English farming village. What is the secret Katharin Ridley is keeping from her granddaughter? And what does it have to do with the death of popular Francis Peck, the Heritage Trust caretaker at Fairlynch, former manor of the Ridleys? The Yard's Detective Chief Superintendent Tom Pollard and Inspector Toye are hard put to unravel the tangl... View more info

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Charlie Chan Carries On

By: Biggers, Earl Derr

Price: $12.95

Publisher: New York, Pocket Books: 1943

Seller ID: 008246

Condition: Very Good


Pocket Books nr. 207, 275 pp. Stiff covers, minor edge wear, some soiling and a little creasing to covers. Interior clean and unmarked, as typical for war-time Pocket books. A nice copy. "When the Lofton Round the World Tour arrives in London, it is immediately obvious that someone is trying to whittle down the passenger list. A globe-trotting pleasure cruise is about to become a nightmare of death. In a typical British atmosphere of heavy fog, Hugh Morris Drake, a Detroit automobile tycoon, is found murdered in his bed. This first killing baffles the experts at Scotland Yard, includin... View more info

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Chosen Prey [signed]

By: Sandford, John

Price: $28.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 008213

ISBN: 0399147284

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Black cloth over dark purple boards, 357 pp. Spine slightly cocked, corners bumped, slight edge wear. Jacket in n ew Brodart, slight edge wear and rubbing. Signed by author on tipped in page. "An art history professor and writer and cheerful pervert, James Qatar had a hobby: he took secret photographs of women and turned them into highly sexual drawings. One day, he tood the hobby a step further and . . . well, one thing led to another, and he had to kill her. A man in his position couldn't be too careful, after all. And you know something? He liked it. "Already faced w... View more info

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Cleveland Local (Milan Jacovich Mysteries Ser.)

By: Roberts, Les

Price: $5.95

Publisher: New York, NY, St. Martin's Press: 1998

Seller ID: 001584

ISBN: 0312966784

Condition: Very Good


Spine somewhat creased, corners bumped, slight edge wear, slightly shelf-cocked. "When hot shot Cleveland real estate attorney Joel Kerner Jr. Is killed on a Caribbean holiday, only his angry sister Patrice thinks it's more than a botched robbery. The island police have nothing and the Cleveland cops don't have the jurisdiction to track it down. So when burly P.I. Milan Jacovich is hired to swim through the mire, he's on his own."; 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall View more info

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Cold Flat Junction

By: Grimes, Martha

Price: $8.25

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 2001

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 006719

ISBN: 0670894915

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Spine slightly slanted. DJ has edgewear and creasing at spine and flap ends and edgewear along flap edges. A bright, attractive copy. "Twelve-year-old Emma Graham, the heroine of Hotel Paradise, continues her compelling inquiry into the suspicious drowning 40 years ago of another twelve-year-old in Spirit Lake, near the Hotel Paradise, the once-fashionable resort belonging to the Graham family. Emma Graham's quirky, mysterious story is spun out of old secrets and varnished truths. She is determined to find answers to the questions that surround not only the 'accidental' drowning, bu... View more info

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Cold Light of Day

By: Page, Emma

Price: $4.85

Publisher: New York, NY, Walker & Company: 1986

Edition: First American Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 001916

ISBN: 0802731538

Condition: Good+


Covers somewhat creased and scuffed, corners bumped, some edge wear. Edges/inside covers a little darkening. Some yellowing but text is clean and unmarked. "Crime doesn't respect the conventions of quiet English village life. When a young, successful bachelor is found stabbed to death, it's Inspector Kelsey's job to dovetail the slim leads and airtight alibis to ultimately uncover the missing pieces in this jigsaw puzzle suspense."; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

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Collision Bend

By: Roberts, Les

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, NY, St. Martin's Press: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001995

ISBN: 0312145705

Condition: Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Ex-library with usual markings, spine slanted, corners bumped, some edge wear. Spine cracked at pp20/21. Jacket is in protective wraps taped to boards, with a little edge wear. Text block is clean and unmarked. "The brutal death of Virginia Carville, one of Cleveland's up-and-coming TV reporters, shocks the city, and even ex-cop Milan Jacovich is not immune. He had met the young woman on several occasions with his former lover, Mary Soderburg, the TV station's top sales executive. Mary broke Milan's heart when she left, but now she's back to ask a favor. The police have as their chi... View more info

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Colour Scheme

By: Marsh, Ngaio

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown, and Company: 1943

Edition: Likely First Edition

Seller ID: 000786

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Some shelf wear, chipping and scuffing. Front board bowed out slightly. Foxing. Slightly shelf-cocked. Owner's name inside front cover. In WWII New Zealand, a family which runs a thermal bath business becomes involved with an unscrupulous businessman and possible murder.; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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Colour Scheme (Roderick Alleyn Mystery Ser.)

By: Marsh, Ngaio

Price: $3.45

Publisher: New York, Jove Publications: 1984

Seller ID: 000710

ISBN: 0515078816

Condition: Good


Spine, covers somewhat creased, some darkening, yellowing, corners bumped. Apparent waterstain on the lower middle of the front edge of about a third of the pages, extends close to an inch in. Another of Marsh's Inspector Roderick Alleyn mysteries. "England is at war, and this means 'spy fever' for a quarrelsome collection of patriots at a shabby New Zealand resort. Inspector Roderick Alleyn joins them incognito when their amateurish sleuthing results in a macabre murder that shocks even Scotland Yard!" View more info

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Come and be Killed (Abridged) (Mercury Mystery #125)

By: Smith, Shelley

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York, The American Mercury:

Seller ID: 006823

Condition: Good


Mercury Mystery # 125, 128 pp, c. 1946 (no printing date listed), abridged edition. Spine a bit rolled, corners creased, minor edge wear, some rubbing, 1/4" of spine missing at top and base. Pages are browned but text is clean and unmarked. "Florence Brown had quarreled with her sister Phoebe, and so when she escaped from the rest home she welcomed the invitation of Mrs. Jolly, the plump kind-faced stranger, to hide in her secluded house in the country. But then Florence had no way of knowing that she was fleeing to a house of terror and death which she might never leave. . . When... View more info

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Counterstroke

By: Garve, Andrew

Price: $4.25

Publisher: New York, Penguin Books: 1979

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 003832

ISBN: 0140052704

Condition: Very Good-


Spine slightly slanted/creased, very minor edgewear/bumping, PO name inside. Text starting to yellow but clean and unmarked. "Sally Morland, wife of a high British official, has been kidnapped by terrorists. In exchange for her safe return, they demand the release of Tom Lacey, their hailed leader. Enter Bob Farran, an unemployed actor skilled at make-up and mimicry. His job: impersonate Lacey so convincingly that even the terrorists will be deceived. As Farren prepares for the greatest role of his life, however, unseen forces are already building toward a nerve-searing climax of... View more info

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Counterstroke

By: Garve, Andrew

Price: $4.25

Publisher: New York, Penguin Books: 1979

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 003833

ISBN: 0140052704

Condition: Very Good-


Spine slightly slanted, very minor edgewear/bumping. Text starting to yellow but clean and unmarked. "Sally Morland, wife of a high British official, has been kidnapped by terrorists. In exchange for her safe return, they demand the release of Tom Lacey, their hailed leader. Enter Bob Farran, an unemployed actor skilled at make-up and mimicry. His job: impersonate Lacey so convincingly that even the terrorists will be deceived. As Farren prepares for the greatest role of his life, however, unseen forces are already building toward a nerve-searing climax of shock and horror."; ... View more info

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Cover Her Face

By: James, P. D.

Price: $3.85

Publisher: New York, Warner Books: 1982

Seller ID: 000494

ISBN: 0446314242

Condition: Very Good


Spine/covers a bit scuffed. Some ordinary shelf wear., bookseller stamp on top edge. "Sally Jupp was a sly and sensuous young woman who had used her body and her brains to make her way up the social ladder. Now she lay across her bed with dark bruises from a strangler's fingers forever marring her lily-white throat -- and it was up to Chief Inspector Adam Dalgliesh to unmask the murderer who had decided that the wages of sin should be death. . ."; 5¾" - 6¾" Tall View more info

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Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody Mystery #1)

By: Peters, Elizabeth

Price: $5.55

Publisher: New York, Mysterious Press: 1992

Edition: Seventeenth Printing

Seller ID: 8708

ISBN: 0445406518

Condition: Very Good-


Spine a bit slanted and creased, corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing. Light tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy. ; First in the Amelia Peabody Mystery series. ; Amelia Peabody; 5¾" - 6¾" Tall; 262 pages; "Amelia Peabody, that indomitable product of the Victorian age, embarks on her first Egyptian adventure armed with unshakable self-confidence, a journal to record her thoughts, and, of course, a sturdy umbrella. "On her way, Amelia rescues young Evelyn Barton-Forbes, who has been 'ruined' and abandoned on the streets of Rome by her ra... View more info

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Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody Mystery #2)

By: Peters, Elizabeth

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, Mysterious Press: 1992

Edition: Tenth Printing

Seller ID: 8709

ISBN: 0445406488

Condition: Very Good


Corners bumped, slight edge wear and rubbing. Light tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A fairly tight, attractive copy. ; Second in the Amelia Peabody Mystery series. ; Amelia Peabody; 5¾" - 6¾" Tall; 285 pages; "The joys of home and hearth are about to drive Victorian gentlewoman Amelia Peabody Emerson mad. While she and her husband, the renowned archeologist Radcliffe Emerson, dutifully go about raising their young son Ramses, she dreams only of the dust and detritus of ancient civilizations. Providentially, a damsel in distress - coupled with a promising archeo... View more info