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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

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Death of a Busybody

By: Shannon, Dell

Price: $5.75

Publisher: New York, NY, Mystery Guild: 1988

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 001978

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Corners slightly bumped, very slight edge wear. Jacket shows a little edge wear/darkening, and a small (1/8") hole at bottom front right. A clean, attractive copy. "Margaret Chadwick seemed to have everything-good looks, more money than she knew what to do with, and a pedigree to rival a princess. Margaret, however, had one serious flaw: she was a chronic do-gooder who insisted on prying too deeply into the lives of the 'unfortunates.' She was such a malicious busybody that hardly a tear was shed when her body was found in the freight yards-neatly strangled and minus a single sl... View more info

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Death of a Cad

By: Beaton, M. C.

Price: $5.50

Publisher: New York, Ivy Books: 1988

Seller ID: 006019

ISBN: 0804102252

Condition: Good


Spine a bit creased, slanted, corners bumped including a few pages, some edge wear, reading crease. A little yellowing but text is clean and unmarked. "When Priscilla Halburton-Smythe brings her London playwright fiancé home to Lochdubh, the whole town is delighted, save perhaps for love-smitten bobby Hamish Macbeth. But the morning after a tastefully posh engagement party, one of the guests, Captain Bartlett - who so enraged everyone with his boorish behavior and caddish comments - has the bad manners to be murdered on a grouse hunt. Unfortunately, the prime suspects are the titled... View more info

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Death of a Doll

By: Lawrence, Hilda

Price: $5.50

Publisher: New York, Avon Books: 1969

Seller ID: 006679

Condition: Very Good-


Spine slanted and creased, corners very slightly bumped. Text is bright and clean. "In the history of Hope House, a home for working girls, nothing untoward had ever happened. The ladies of the home were very proper ladies, indeed. Then Ruth Miller mover in and a very few hours later was found limp, broken, and very dead in the courtyard. 'Fell or jumped,' was the comfortable verdict - until Mark East entered Hope House and found little signs that the police, on a routine investigation, hadn't thought to look for. Little things that added up to murder."; 6¾" - 7¾" T... View more info

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Death of a Golden Girl (Take One for Murder Series #2)

By: Fulton, Eileen

Price: $3.95

Publisher: New York, Ivy Books: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008053

ISBN: 0804101965

Condition: Very Good


Spine a bit slanted and creased, a little edge wear. Light tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy. "TV soap star Nina McFall receives a terrible shock when she visits her old friend, actress May Minton, and finds her dead. May had won a juicy role on 'The Turning Seasons' over several others who desperately wanted the part. Was one of them desperate enough to kill? While Detective Lieutenant Dino Rossi and his men investigate the case, Nina does some snooping on her own. She's determined to discover whodunit if it's the last thing she ever does - and it looks as if it ... View more info

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Death of an Expert Witness

By: James, P. D.

Price: $3.33

Publisher: New York, Popular Library: 1977

Seller ID: 001332

ISBN: 0445043016

Condition: Very Good


Corners bumped, minor edge wear/scuffing to covers/spine. Slight darkening. "On the surface, Dr. Lorrimer was the picture of a bloodless, coldly efficient scientist. Only when his brutally slain body was discovered and his secret past dissected die this image begin to change. And once again Chief Inspector Adam Dalgliesh learned that there was more to human beings than met the eye. . . and more to solving a murder than the obvious clues."; 5¾" - 6¾" Tall View more info