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Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody Mystery #2)

By: Peters, Elizabeth

Price: $6.85

Publisher: New York, Mysterious Press: 2002

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 8710

ISBN: 0445406488

Condition: Very Good


Corners bumped, slight edge wear and rubbing. Light tanning but text is clean and unmarked. Owner's inscrip. On title page. A fairly tight, attractive copy. ; Mysterious Press second reissue edition, 2002. 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 civili... View more info

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Cruel and Unusual

By: Cornwell, Patricia Daniels

Price: $3.45

Publisher: New York, Morrow/Avon: 1994

Seller ID: 000490

ISBN: 0380718340

Condition: Very Good


Slight crease to spine, corners bumped, slight edge wear. An attractive copy. "Cornwell embroils Kay Scarpetta in a grisly case involving a recently executed murderer whose fingerprints turn up at a new crime scene. . . "; 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall View more info

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Cursed to Death (A Sheriff Dan Rhodes Mystery)

By: Crider, Bill

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Walker & Company: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004538

ISBN: 0802756980

Condition: Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket


Some edgewear along bottom, ex-library with usual marks. DJ in protective wraps taped to boards. A bright, attractive copy. "Sheriff Dan Rhodes, of Blacklin County, Texas, is used to bizarre complaints, but they are mostly on the order of a herd of cows loose in the church parking lot, a heavy-metal high-school band rehearsing in a neighbor's back yard, or the holdup man at the Dairy Creem waving a gun and demanding three cheeseburgers and three large orders of fries. The call that comes into the county jail a few days before Christmas seems to be in the same general category. The... View more info

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Date with Darkness (Dell Mapback)

By: Hamilton, Donald

Price: $35.00

Publisher: 1950

Edition: 27th Edition

Seller ID: 8472

Condition: Very Good


Dell mapback 375, 240 pp, corners bumped, slight edge wear, light reading crease, crease across lower front corner. Some sunning and wear to spine, pages lightly tanned but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy. ; Donald Hamilton's first novel, originally published by Rinehart in 1947. ; 5¾" - 6¾" Tall; 240 pages; " A young naval officer with too much curiosity and stubbornness for his own good follows a scared glamour girl to Maryland, and in a few excitement-packed hours learns more about violence and the imminence of death - not to mention love - than he had in h... View more info

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Dead Beat and Deadly (A Charlie Plato Mystery)

By: Chittenden, Margaret

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, Kensington Publishing Corporation: 1999

Edition: First Kensington Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 006694

ISBN: 1575664364

Condition: Very Good-


Spine slanted and creased, very slight edgewear. Flat signed by the author on the title page. Some foxing on edges, but text is clean and unmarked. "After recovering from her last brush with murder, Charlie Plato, country-western club manager of Chaps, had decided it's time to take a break from teaching the Texas two-step and get lessons herself - in self-defense. The women's kung-fu course at Chaps is a bit slow warming up - except for Estrella, a pretty young Filipina who's more than ready to beat up the macho instructor. But this angry lady's real target, she confides to Charl... View more info

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Dead Men Don't Ski

By: Moyes, Patricia

Price: $3.45

Publisher: New York, Ballantine Books: 1965

Seller ID: 002288

Condition: Good


Covers a bit scuffed, soiled, corners bumped including some pages. Tears at base of spine where it meets the covers, 2" tear to front, 1" to back. A little yellowing. 1/2" semicircular chunk missing from the fore edge of page 63 - one word of text missing. "What could be more pleasant, or indeed more healthy, than a skiing vacation high in the Alps at a delightfully secluded and quiet resort: or so thought Chief Inspector Tibbett and his wife, Emmy. Not so. Not when that exclusive little resort . . . may in fact be cover for the nefarious smuggling of who knows what kind... View more info

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Deadbeat

By: Atkins, Leo

Price: $4.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Berkley Prime Crime: 1999

Seller ID: 001588

ISBN: 042516781X

Condition: Very Good+


Spine a bit creased, corners bumped, slightly shelf-cocked. "Gibbs isn't sure that the kid who just walked in can read the sign on his door. Yet there he is, nine years old and ready to plunk down his life-savings-all sixty-seven bucks worth-it Gibbs can find his long-lost father. The price is right, so Gibbs takes the case. But he's about to find out that this is one father who'll go a long way to stay lost. Even killing a big, nosy P.I. is no problem. That is, until he tries."; 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall View more info

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Deadline for a Critic (Father Koesler Mystery Ser., No. 9)

By: Kienzle, William X.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: New York, Ballantine Books: 1988

Seller ID: 001612

ISBN: 0345331907

Condition: Very Good


Spine a bit creased, corners bumped, minor edge wear esp. along spine. "Truly, the late, unlamented Ridley Groendal's word processor was dipped in venom. At a word from the bitter and dreaded critic, plays closed overnight. Concert halls went silent. Books gathered dust on bookshelves. Many sought revenge. But four were close enough to exact it. The playwright. The violinist. The author. The actress. All with a dark, longtime link to the victim. And to Father Koesler, who'd known Groendal since their school days. Who pulled the curtain down on Ridley? All the divining Fathe... View more info

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Deadly Promise: A Novel of Suspense

By: Ballard, Mignon F.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Carroll & Graf: 1989

Edition: Advanced Reading Copy (ARC)

Seller ID: 006587

ISBN: 0881845159

Condition: Very Good+


232 pp. Uncorrected Proof. Spine slightly slanted. Reviewer's notes on half-title page. Letter from publisher to reviewer describing book and author is inserted. A bright, attractive copy. "Mignon F. Ballard perfectly evokes the lives and surroundings of Southern women in small-town America, a sympathetic place that we would like to know and, for the moment at least, to live in. Murder in this context is more shocking, more threatening, than murder in the drug-choked streets of the Bronx. "Molly Stonehouse, on a holiday visit to her late husband Ethan's aunts, suspects th... View more info

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Death and the Sky Above

By: Garve, Andrew

Price: $6.50

Publisher: London, Pan Books: 1973

Seller ID: 006411

ISBN: 0330234587

Condition: Good


Spine somewhat slanted, reading crease and some edgewear, corners a bit bumped. Text is yellowing, but clean and unmarked. "Life held very little for Louise; drunken, vicious, middle-aged, she was soon to leave it. Charles Hilary found himself accused of his wife's murder, tried, convicted and sentenced to hang. A few hours before execution comes a development surprising as a bombshell."; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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Death at the Chase (Crime Monthly Ser.)

By: Innes, Michael

Price: $4.25

Publisher: Harmondsworth, England, Penguin: 1986

Seller ID: 000898

ISBN: 0140032436

Condition: Very Good+


Spine/covers slightly creased. Minor shelf wear. "Sir John Appleby, retired Chief Commissioner of Metropolitan Police, thinks Martyn Ashmore, the lord of a neighboring manor, is suffering from senile delusions. Ashmore has accused Sir John of wanting to kill him. However, afrter a large stone block falls from a roof and the two men narrowly escape death, Sir John decides to look further. He discovers that Ashmore lives with a terrible guilt -- his cracking under Nazi torture led to the massacre of many Resistance fighters -- and with a terrible threat -- each year on the anniversa... View more info

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Death by Sheer Torture (A Scene of the Crime Mystery)

By: Barnard, Robert

Price: $2.95

Publisher: New York, Dell Publishing: 1983

Seller ID: 005958

ISBN: 0440119766

Condition: Good


Dell Book #11976. Spine slightly slanted, small spots on cover, corners a bit bumped, xx on top edge. Text is starting to yellow, but clean and unmarked. "It was a most embarrassing way for a policeman's father to die; garbed in gauzy spangled tights and dangling from his own Marquis de Sade strappado machine. It didn't matter that he had broken with the old boy years before. The murder at Harpenden House was sure to make Detective Inspector Perry Trethowan the laughingstock of the CID. So it was sheer torture for Perry to return to his ancestral home to investigate this unconvent... View more info

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Death Comes to Lady's Steps

By: Duncan, W. Murdoch

Price: $11.50

Publisher: Leicester, F. A. Thorpe Publishers: 1998

Edition: Large Print Edition

Seller ID: 005782

ISBN: 0708953883

Condition: Good


Spine slanted & creased, cover creased with corners bumped and minor edgewear. Ex-library with minimal stamps. Text is clean and unmarked. "Lew Deever, the greatest bank robber of them all, had eluded justice for twenty years. When young Inspector Beaton was sent to Lady's Holt to investigate a strange murder - there was a story of a grey hooded figure which had been seen in the house of a Mrs. Sylvia Temple - by some strange coincidence there seemed to be many of Deever's old acquaintances in the vicinity, all searching for the Tranter Steal - Deever's biggest haul - half a million... View more info

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Death Drop

By: Gill, B. M.

Price: $3.95

Publisher: New York, Charles Scibner's Sons: 1980

Seller ID: 002341

ISBN: 0684164647

Condition: Fair in Good+ dust jacket


Ex-library with typical markings and stamps and free end papers torn out. Spine slanted, moderate edge wear, Front board and backstrip detached from text block, although back board still firmly attached, text unmarked. Jacket in protective wraps, taped to boards, showing minor edge wear, some rubbing. "It certainly seemed like an accident-though a rather bizarre one-when twelve-year-old David Fleming was killed falling into the hold of a ship on a school field trip. His father, John Fleming, came to the school prepared to charge it with negligence, but he wasn't prepared for the icy p... View more info

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Death Drop

By: Gill, B. M.

Price: $4.95

Publisher: New York, Charles Scibner's Sons: 1980

Seller ID: 005563

ISBN: 0684164647

Condition: Very Good-


Spine somewhat slanted, some edgewear/bumping, PO name inside. Text is bright and clean. "It certainly seemed like an accident-though a rather bizarre one-when twelve-year-old David Fleming was killed falling into the hold of a ship on a school field trip. His father, John Fleming, came to the school prepared to charge it with negligence, but he wasn't prepared for the icy politeness or the atmosphere of fear the greeted him. With slowly building horror, John Fleming realizes there is something terribly wrong at Marristone Grange. Something the school is determined to hide. If Davi... View more info

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Death in Amsterdam

By: Freeling, Nicolas

Price: $5.95

Publisher: New York, Ballantine Books: 1964

Seller ID: 004285

Condition: Very Good


Minor scuffing. Text is starting to yellow, but clean and unmarked. "Martin was locked in jail. Elsa was dead. It was, in a way, a good thing, since Elsa living had been a constant menace to him. But Elsa dead had turned out to be a menace, too. For Elsa, with her little whip, had been killed, shot four times in the stomach with a pistol given to her by Martin. And Martin had been seen standing in front of her house on the evening of the murder. Inspector Van der Valk was hard-headed, shrewd, a man very much of the world. There was not much that is depraved in the human conditi... View more info

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Death in Covert

By: Willock, Colin

Price: $5.75

Publisher: Baltimore, Penguin: 1963

Seller ID: 005658

Condition: Good


Spine somewhat slanted and creased, corners bumped, tiny chip at bottom of spine, PO name inside. Text is starting to yellow, but clean and unmarked. "When Sir Peregrine Piers decided to open his stately home to the public, Regency Rakes Ltd was formed to promote it. Spectacular stunts were planned: a regency rout and hunting supper, and a midnight steeplechase. Nathaniel Goss, magazine publisher and amateur detective, took a lively interest in Regency Rakes, the more so as he had recently joined a shooting syndicate whose terrain bordered on Sir Peregrine's land. The syndicate is ... View more info

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Death in Holy Orders (an Adam Dalgliesh mystery)

By: James, P. D.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: New York, Ballantine Books: 2002

Seller ID: 005623

ISBN: 0345446666

Condition: Very Good


Spine somewhat slanted & creased, minor shelfwear. A bright, attractive copy. "On the East Anglican seacoast a small theological college hangs precariously on an eroding shoreline and an equally precarious future. Then, the body of a student is found buried in the sand, and the boy's influential father demands that Scotland Yard investigate. Adam Dalgliesh, the son of a parson, once spent happy summers at the school. A detective who loves poetry, a man who has known loss and discovery, Dalgliesh is the perfect candidate to look for the truth in a remote, rarified community of the fa... View more info

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Death in Holy Orders (an Adam Dalgliesh mystery)

By: James, P. D.

Price: $9.90

Publisher: New York, Alfred A Knopf: 2001

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 005708

ISBN: 0345446666

Condition: Good in Very Good dust jacket


Spine somewhat slanted and loose, corners slightly bumped. Ex-library with usual stamps, DJ in protective mylar cover taped to boards, back free endpaper removed. Cracked at half-title page. Text is clean and unmarked, "On the East Anglican seacoast a small theological college hangs precariously on an eroding shoreline and an equally precarious future. Then, the body of a student is found buried in the sand, and the boy's influential father demands that Scotland Yard investigate. Adam Dalgliesh, the son of a parson, once spent happy summers at the school. A detective who loves p... View more info

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Death in the Stocks

By: Heyer, Georgette

Price: $5.95

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1980

Seller ID: 007792

ISBN: 055314085X

Condition: Very Good


Light reading crease, a little edge wear and rubbing, binding fairly tight. Some tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy. "A moonlight night. A sleeping village. And a corpse in evening dress - locked in the stocks on the green. So opens another superb Georgette Heyer murder story in which Superintendent Hannasyde sets out on the trail of a killer so cunning that even his phenomenal powers of detection are tested to their limit."; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall View more info