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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

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Death of an Outsider

By: Beaton, M. C.

Price: $6.25

Publisher: New York, Ivy Books: 1990

Seller ID: 006018

ISBN: 0804104875

Condition: Good


Spine a bit creased, slanted, corners bumped including a few pages, slight edge wear, reading crease. Some yellowing but text is clean and unmarked. "Nobody in the Scottish town of Cnothan had liked the abrasive Englishman, and mow that he has been murdered - in a most original fashion - nobody much minds. Constable Hamish Macbeth's hard luck is that he happens to be on temporary duty in this cloistered Highlands village when the killer strikes. And he has his work cut out for him, dragging from Mainwaring's close-mouthed neighbors enough facts to start solving this peculiar case. B... View more info

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Death on a Quiet Day : A Sir John Appleby Mystery

By: Innes, Michael

Price: $4.25

Publisher: New York, NY, Perennial Library: 1983

Seller ID: 001565

ISBN: 006080677X

Condition: Good+


Spine creased, shelf-cocked. Corners bumped, a few pages dog-eared. Minor edge wear. Some darkening. "Student David Henchman decides to spend a quiet day in the country to escape from his boisterous class mate tormentors but gets more than he bargains for when he comes across a man with a bullet hole in his head. So begins a tale of frenzied pursuit featuring a disappearing corpse, a mad race from a killer on the moots, a panicky girl, a flight by automobile, and an ivy-covered tower that contains the secret of death on a quiet day."; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

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Deck the Halls

By: Clark, Mary Higgins; Clark, Carol Higgins

Price: $4.95

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 2000

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 002046

ISBN: 0743212002

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Corners bumped, slight edge wear. "Mary Higgins Clark and her daughter, Carol Higgins Clark, have joined forces for the first time to create a brilliant and exciting story of high-stakes intrigue and detection in a kidnapping played out against a holiday setting." When her father is kidnapped and held for ransom three days before Christmas, Regan Reilly, a dynamic young sleuth, joins forces with Alvirah Meehan, famous lottery winner and amateur detective, to find him before time runs out.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Decked : A Regan Reilly Mystery (A Dove Bk.)

By: Clark, Carol Higgins

Price: $3.25

Publisher: New York, NY, Warner Books, Incorporated: 1993

Seller ID: 000733

ISBN: 0446364703

Condition: Very Good


Spine a bit creased/shelf-cocked. Covers bowed out a bit. "The daughter of a successful mystery writer and a P.I. with pizzazz, Regan Reilly is attending her class reunion at St. Polycarp's, England, when the long-dead body of her former roommate turns up under the bushes. It's a case Regan would love to solve, but a prior commitment puts her on a transatlantic cruise. She shouldn't have fretted. The clues to the crime are following her on the Queen Guinevere. Here, on a ship awash with secret lovers, a fortune hunter, a jewel thief and an assassin, Regan is sailing home -- and in... View more info

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Decked : A Regan Reilly Mystery (A Dove Bk.)

By: Clark, Carol Higgins

Price: $3.25

Publisher: New York, NY, Warner Books, Incorporated: 1993

Edition: Twenty-Fourth Printing

Seller ID: 001422

ISBN: 0446364703

Condition: Very Good


Spine/covers slightly creased, corners bumped. Covers bowed out a bit. "The daughter of a successful mystery writer and a P.I. with pizzazz, Regan Reilly is attending her class reunion at St. Polycarp's, England, when the long-dead body of her former roommate turns up under the bushes. It's a case Regan would love to solve, but a prior commitment puts her on a transatlantic cruise. She shouldn't have fretted. The clues to the crime are following her on the Queen Guinevere. Here, on a ship awash with secret lovers, a fortune hunter, a jewel thief and an assassin, Regan is sailing h... View more info

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Desert Sinner (Father Dowling Mysteries)

By: McInerny, Ralph

Price: $4.95

Publisher: New York, NY, St. Martin's Press: 1992

Edition: Likely Book Club

Seller ID: 001966

ISBN: 0312081774

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Owner's name on ffep. Jacket has bumped corners, slight soiling to back. A clean, tight attractive copy. "A former Las Vegas showgirl named Stacey Wilson is jailed for the murder of her husband, Marvin, a rich playboy whose marriage to the showgirl was a local scandal. Stacey staunchly claims innocence; despite a life sentence, she refuses to disclose her whereabouts on the murder day. While the police see the case as closed, Father Dowling, uncomfortable with the verdict, privately seeks the truth. Sin, innocence, and their linked consequences are played out by a varied cast of cha... View more info

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Died in the Wool

By: Marsh, Ngaio

Price: $3.50

Publisher: Glasgow, Fontana: 1981

Seller ID: 001616

ISBN: 0006161510

Condition: Very Good


Spine, covers slightly creased, corners bumped, slightly shelf-cocked. Slight darkening, name on ffep. "One summer evening in 1942 Flossie Rubrick, one of the most formidable women in New Zealand, goes to her husband's wool shed to rehearse a patriotic speech-and disappears. Three weeks later she turns up at an auction. Packed inside one of her own bales of wool and very, very dead."; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall View more info

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Dorothy L. Sayers: A Careless Rage for Life

By: Coomes, David

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Oxford, Lion Publishing: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003747

ISBN: 0745919227

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket


242 pp. plus bibliography, notes author's acknowledgements, index. PO's name on pastedown, light spotting on to edge. A bright, attractive copy. "Known to millions as the creator of Lord Peter Wimsey and the bestselling author of a dozen detective novels, Dorothy Leigh Sayers was in reality a complex woman-moved, she said, by a 'careless rage for life'. The elusive mystery of the real person behind the public figure makes Sayers an attractive choice for the biographer. It is her own distinctive voice, the fact that she is allowed to speak for herself through extensive quotation from... View more info

Double, Double

By: Queen, Ellery

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Boston, Little Brown & Co: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005840

Condition: Good in Poor dust jacket


215 pp., some edgewear, cracked at back free-endpaper, ex-library with usual stamps and DJ glued to boards. DJ shows considerable edgewear and tears. Text is clean, light and unmarked. "Ellery has never had a more bewitching client than Miss Rima Anderson, who recalls him to Wrightsville. A series of newspaper clippings, sent anonymously, have half-prepared him for Rima's visit, but upon his arrival for 0n-the-spot investigation, he comes up against the most puzzling set of clues in his career: a heart attack, a suicide, a disappearance over a cliff, all quite natural - perhaps - ... View more info

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Dover and the Claret Tappers

By: Porter, Joyce

Price: $5.50

Publisher: Woodstock, Vermont, Foul Play Press: 1992

Seller ID: 005461

ISBN: 0881502456

Condition: Good


Spine somewhat creased, slanted, corners bumped including some pages, a little edge wear, light reading crease, crease across top corner of front cover leaving the first 30 pages with a small corner crease. Text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy. Ninth in the Chief Inspector Wilfred Dover series. "Fans of Scotland Yard's least competent detective take note: here for the first time in paperback in the United States is a surprising departure from the series - and the first to depart is none other than Dover himself. When the doubtful detective suddenly vanishes from Scotland Yar... View more info

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Dover One

By: Porter, Joyce

Price: $4.75

Publisher: London, Pan Books: 1966

Seller ID: 005458

Condition: Good


Pan X534, 206 pp. Spine a bit creased, slanted, corners bumped, minor edge wear mostly along spine, a little darkening, front cover has a price sticker from a Danish bookstore. Pages browned but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy. "Dover One" is not only the first in the Chief Inspector Wilfred Dover series, it was Joyce Porter's first publshed book. "Dover is Chief Inspector, moody, lazy, dyspeptic. In company with his Sergeant, a keen boy and a slick dresser, he investigates the disappearance of a sixteen-stone teenage nymphomaniac….The general tone is bawdy, , a... View more info

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Dover Strikes Again

By: Porter, Joyce

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Woodstock, Vermont, Foul Play Press: 1991

Seller ID: 005459

ISBN: 0881502111

Condition: Very Good-


4" Crease across bottom right corner, corners bumped, light reading crease, a little edge wear including a 1" crease at middle of leading edge. Text is bright and unmarked. Sixth in the Chief Inspector Wilfred Dover series. "Sully Martin had probably been a picturesque English village before the earthquake nearly destroyed it. And construction tycoon Walter Chantry might have been taken for another of the many casualties if it hadn't come out that he had been strangled. This time Dover is in for much more than his usual share of bother. For a start, the town's only hotel... View more info

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Dover Two

By: Porter, Joyce

Price: $3.95

Publisher: Greenwich, Conn, Fawcett Crest: 1968

Seller ID: 005457

Condition: Good


Fawcett Crest d1103, 176 pp. Spine somewhat creased, a bit slanted, corners bumped, some edge wear and a little chipping, some darkening and rubbing, a couple creases to top edge of front cover. Pages slightly browned but text is clean and unmarked. Second in the series featuring Chief Inspector Wilfred Dove, following "Dover One". "Detective Inspector Wilfred Dover, faced with the fantastic puzzle of the double murder of a single girl, once again proves himself to be the most original and intriguing sleuth to come along in years. In the macabre chiller, Dover, who is und... View more info

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Downtown

By: McBain, Ed

Price: $4.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Morrow/Avon: 1993

Seller ID: 001151

ISBN: 0380707616

Condition: Very Good


Covers slightly creased, corners bumped. "It's Christmas Eve -- and Florida orange grower Michael Barnes is in the Big Apple with a couple of hours to kill. In no time at all, he's scammed by a shady blonde and robbed by a bogus policeman. His rental car is stolen by a "good Samaritan." And he's being framed for the murder of a slimy, two-bit movie producer. Now he's running from the mob, the cops and a hired killer. And a beautiful Oriental bombshell in a white limo is taking him for the ride of his life - showing Barnes a sleazy side of "Fun City" he never d... View more info

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Draw Batons! (A Thane and Moss Mystery)

By: Knox, Bill

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday & Company: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002568

ISBN: 0385036000

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Spine slightly slanted, corners slightly bumped, some darkening at edge of endpapers. DJ shows some bumping/edgewear along top with 1/4" tears at edge & spine. A bright, attractive copy. "Project Community was supposed to be an occasion for good will: a police-sponsored exhibition of the handiworks of Glasgow’s hobby clubs. But as Sergeant Francey Lang discovered when he was "inspecting" the vast model train layout, someone had used it as an occasion for murder. The victim was a used-car dealer, of considerably less than savory reputation, who seemed to devote most of... View more info