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Ellery Queen vs. Jack the Ripper : A Study in Terror

By: Queen, Ellery

Price: $15.50

Publisher: New York, NY, Lancer Books: 1969

Seller ID: 001623

Condition: Good


Cover has come loose from the book proper. Cover shows some creasing, corners bumped, 1/2" tears at top and bottom of spine. Initials on ffep, some foxing, text is quite clear. Lancer # 73-814 appears to be a 1969 reprint of the 1966 paperback original. "One mad killer. . . Jack the Ripper, the most depraved murderer the world has ever known. Two great detectives. . . Ellery Queen and Sherlock Holmes, match wits in a unique duel to solve a baffling mystery." "presented with the full approval of the estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and is a legitimate addition to ... View more info

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Envious Casca (Large Print)

By: Heyer, Georgette

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Thorndike, Maine, Thorndike Press: 1992

Edition: Large Print Edition

Seller ID: 007526

ISBN: 1560542772

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Ex-library with stamp on title page, label on spine, and pocket inside back cover. Spine a bit cocked, corners bumped, slight edge wear, interior bright and clean. A nice copy of this large print edition. "It was a neat little murder, thought Inspector Hemingway - and quite the strangest of his career. For while the houseguests traded insults around the wassail bowl downstairs, the host lay in his bedroom stabbed to death. "At least four guests would have cheerfully done the old boy in, it seemed. But how? Hemingway was damned if he knew. For there was no blood, no weapon, and... View more info

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Exit Actors, Dying (A Penny Spring and Sir Toby Glendower Mystery)

By: Arnold, Margot

Price: $4.95

Publisher: Woodstock, Vermont, Foul Play Press: 1988

Edition: Fifth Printing

Seller ID: 008137

ISBN: 0881501158

Condition: Near Fine


Slight edge wear, binding tight. A bright, attractive copy. The first Penny Spring and Sir Toby Glendower mystery. "American anthropologist Penelope Spring and British archeologist Tobias Glendower are traveling in the Mediterranean. One day in a Greek amphitheatre, Penny comes upon the corpse of a beautiful young movie actress. And Toby discovers a body there too, that of a black actor decked out as a Roman gladiator. Investigating among the cast and crew filming 'The Travels of Telemachus,' they encounter enough plausible suspects to confound themselves and the Turkish police. At... View more info

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Exocet

By: Higgins, Jack

Price: $3.75

Publisher: New York, Signet: 1984

Seller ID: 000495

ISBN: 0451130448

Condition: Good+


Spine/covers show a little creasing. Slight shelf wear, a few pages with the upper left corner creased. "Tony Villiers was the hardest, most ruthless man Gabrielle had ever fallen in love with. That is why she had married him. Why she had divorced him. And why she was horrified to learn that she would be working with him again by order of British Intelligence. Raul Montera was the handsomest, most gallant man Gabrielle had ever mete. That was why she would have gone to bed with him even had she not been under orders to do so. Why she was filled with joy at his all-consuming love f... View more info

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Fatal Flashback (Take One for Murder Series #6)

By: Fulton, Eileen

Price: $4.00

Publisher: New York, Ivy Books: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006764

ISBN: 0804102104

Condition: Good+


Spine slanted and creased, corners slightly bumped. Text starting to yellow, but clean and unmarked. "Nina McFall can't wait to take a long-overdue vacation from the pressures - and dangers - of 'The Turning Seasons' set. The rambling old farmhouse she's rented in upstate New York seems the ideal spot for a long, peaceful rest. With her friend Robin Tally to keep her company, and the prospect of a visit from Nina's lover, police detective Dino Rossi, what could possibly go wrong? As it turns out, plenty. Nina soon finds out that ten years ago, the beautiful young woman who lived in... View more info

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Fire, Burn!

By: Carr, John Dickson (aka Carter Dickson)

Price: $33.50

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1957

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 006807

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


Black cloth over reddish brown cloth, white lettering, 265 pp, 'Notes for the Curious' at end. Spine slightly cocked, corners worn, minor edge wear, some darkening to pastedowns and edges. A bit of tanning but text is clean and unmarked. Jacket in new Brodart with moderate edge wear, some chipping mostly to corners and top and base of spine, some rubbing and darkening. Stated first edition, date code E-G (May, 1957 I believe). Overall a nice copy. "London was wrapped in fog when Inspector John Cheviot got into a 20th century taxi. The city was still fogbound when he got out - but the ... View more info

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First Come, First Kill (A Captain Heimrick Mystery)

By: Lockridge, Frances; Lockridge, Richard

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott Company: 1962

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 004576

Condition: Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Spine somewhat slanted, edgewear/chipping along bottom, ex-library with usual stamps. DJ in protective wrap taped to boards, some edgewear along bottom. Text has spots on a few pages. "It was the middle of a sunny May morning when the old man, thin and shabby, made his way up the Heimrichs' driveway...and suddenly collapsed on the gravel. He was Old Tom, self-appointed handyman for the community of Van Brunt, New York, and someone had shot him. The question was, why would anyone care enough about this harmless eccentric, the roving gardener, to want to kill him? Is there more to Ol... View more info

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Flashback (An Anna Pigeon Mystery)

By: Barr, Nevada

Price: $9.75

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Son's: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004245

ISBN: 0399149759

Condition: Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Spine slanted, corners bumped w/ tiny chip, cracked at title page, ex-library but only one plate/stamp. DJ in protective wrap taped to boards. "Escaping a proposal of marriage from Sheriff Paul Davidson, Anna Pigeon takes a post as a temporary supervisory ranger on remote Garden Key in Dry Tortugas National Park, a grouping of tiny islands in a natural harbor 70 miles off Key West. This island paradise has secrets it would keep, not just in the present, but in shadows from its gritty past, when it served as a prison during the Civil War, and for the Lincoln assassination conspirators... View more info

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Fleeced : A Regan Reilly Mystery (Regan Reilly Mystery Ser.)

By: Clark, Carol Higgins

Price: $3.75

Publisher: New York, Pocket Books: 2002

Seller ID: 003017

ISBN: 0743412311

Condition: Very Good-


Spine slightly slanted/creased, minor edgewear/bumping, 1/4" closed tear along lower edge. A bright, attractive copy. "Regan Reilly is in New York attending a crime conference organized by her celebrity-author mother. . . and enjoying time with a new beau, Jack ‘no relation’ Reilly. It’s not long before trouble finds her: a family friend, Thomas Pilsner—the president of the Settlers’ Club on Gramercy Park—desperately needs help. Two Settlers are dead, diamonds they were donating to the flagging club have vanished, and Thomas is rapidly becoming the prime suspect on a... View more info

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Floaters

By: Wambaugh, Joseph

Price: $7.25

Publisher: New York, NY, Bantam Books: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001508

ISBN: 0553103512

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Ex-library with minimal stamps and markings, spine slightly shelf-cocked, corners bumped. Jacket is price clipped and taped to boards. "Mike Fortney and his partner Leeds manage to cruise above the standard police stress-pools of coffee and Pepto-Bismol-they're water cops in the 'Club Harbor Unit,' manning a patrol boat on San Diego's Mission Bay. . . . But now their days are anything but typical, because the America's Cup international sailing regattas have come to town and suddenly San Diego is swarming with yacht crazies of every nationality, the cuppies who want to love them, and. ... View more info

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Florentine Finish

By: Hirschberg, Cornelius

Price: $4.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Avon: 1969

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 000791

Condition: Good+


Spine/covers somewhat creased. Minor shelf wear, shelf-cocked. "Diamonds, diamonds everywhere. Rough-cut, icy smooth, glistening hard -- a fortune in black-market jewels slips through calculating hands in Manhattan's fabulous diamond center. Saul Handy, a diamond salesman and an ex-cop, does his job and doesn't look for trouble. But trouble finds him -- he is the prime suspect in a monumental robbery and triple murder."; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

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Flynn's In

By: McDonald, Gregory

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Mysterious Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006732

ISBN: 089296085x

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


201 pp., navy cloth boards with gold lettering, Spine slightly slanted, boards a bit bowed, DJ price-clipped, very minor edgewear. A bright, attractive copy. "The members of The Rod and Gun Club are extremely wealthy. More important, they are powerful. They are, simply, the elite - men whose words are law and whose laws are those by which the country runs. One does not say 'no' to the members of The Club, nor does one murder them. Until now. Faced with a situation beyond their ken - the shotgunned corpse of one of their number - they do the thing they do best: attempt to gain c... View more info

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Footsteps in the Dark

By: Heyer, Georgette

Price: $4.90

Publisher: New York, Berkley Books: 1987

Edition: Twentieth Edition; Seventh Printing

Seller ID: 8328

ISBN: 0425087697

Condition: Good


Spine slightly slanted, corners bumped, reading crease and some cover creasing, minor edge wear, hole punched in upper corner of front cover. Some tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A solid copy. ; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 246 pages; Originally published in 1932, "Footsteps in the Dark" was Georgette Heyer's first mystery novel, expanding her brilliant writing career from historical and Regency novels. "It wasn't the lack of modern conveniences that made a summer spent at the ancient priory mansion such an unsettling experience. It was the ghost - or whatever was gr... View more info

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Free Fall in Crimson

By: MacDonald, John D.

Price: $6.25

Publisher: New York, NY, Harper & Row: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001837

ISBN: 0060148330

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


Ex-library with usual markings plus rear fep torn out. Spine slanted and cracked through in a couple places, although all pages still firmly attached. Corners bumped, some edge wear, some darkening. Jacket shows edge wear/chipping and some soiling. Enclosed in protective wraps and taped to boards. "'Girl in Coma Inherits Fortune'-that is how the headlines read when terminally ill tycoon Ellis Esterland was beaten to death at a stop on the Florida Turnpike two years ago-murdered as his daughter lay unconscious, never to recover from a road accident. When she died a few weeks later, the... View more info

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From Potter's Field

By: Cornwell, Patricia Daniels

Price: $3.45

Publisher: New York, Berkley Publishing Group: 1996

Seller ID: 000491

ISBN: 0425154092

Condition: Very Good


Spine, covers show a little creasing & ordinary shelf wear. "Upon examining a dead woman found in snowbound Central Park, Scarpetta immediately recognizes the grisly work of Temple Brooks Gault, a bold, brilliant killer from her past. Soon she realizes that Gault's murders are but a violent chain leading up to one ultimate kill: Scarpetta herself. Now she must stay her own fears and keep step with a psychopath who is always one step ahead, both everywhere and nowhere. But even with the help of her FBI and police comrades, Scarpetta knows the endgame is hers alone to play. Having repeat... View more info

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From Potter's Field

By: Cornwell, Patricia Daniels

Price: $3.50

Publisher: New York, NY, Berkley Publishing Group: 1996

Seller ID: 000672

ISBN: 0425154092

Condition: Very Good


Spine/covers show a little creasing, corners bumped. "Upon examining a dead woman found in snowbound Central Park, Scarpetta immediately recognizes the grisly work of Temple Brooks Gault, a bold, brilliant killer from her past. Soon she realizes that Gault's murders are but a violent chain leading up to one ultimate kill: Scarpetta herself. Now she must stay her own fears and keep step with a psychopath who is always one step ahead, both everywhere and nowhere. But even with the help of her FBI and police comrades, Scarpetta knows the endgame is hers alone to play. Having repeatedly pl... View more info

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Gallow's View (An Inspector Banks Mystery)

By: Robinson, Peter

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Berkley Prime Crime: 1997

Edition: First Berkley Prime Crime Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 006678

ISBN: 0425156729

Condition: Very Good


Very slight edgewear, 1/3" tear on back. Inscribed by the author: "To _____ -- Thanks for taking the photo. Cheers! Peter Robinson." A bright, tight, attractive copy. "After moving his family from London, Chief Inspector Alan Banks is feeling all too at home in the picturesque market town of Eastvale. A crime wave seems to have followed him north. Teenage thugs are burglarizing the homes of elderly women, culminating in murder. And a Peeping Tom is on the loose, menacing the women of Eastvale. To appease the outraged local feminists, the police bring in psychologist ... View more info

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Get Shorty

By: Leonard, Elmore

Price: $3.90

Publisher: New York, NY, Dell Publishing: 1991

Seller ID: 000481

ISBN: 0440209803

Condition: Very Good


Spine/covers show slight creasing. Slightly cocked/corners bumped. A few pages have a small crease towards the top of the page. 'Miami mob little-guy, loan shark Chili Palmer, is seriously thinking of a career change when a client skips town. Pursuit leads him to L.A. . . . and the rest, as they say, is history. As a crook, Chili has all the qualifications to make it in the movie business. Soon he's hooked up with horror-film producer Harry Zimm and former starlet Karen Flores, a size-D screamer. But hustling Harry has stiffed a backer, some Miami muscle is headed west to break more than C... View more info

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Gideon's Fire

By: Marric, J. J. (John Creasey)

Price: $4.95

Publisher: New York, Berkley Medallion: 1961

Seller ID: 001056

Condition: Near Fine


Slight shelf wear, darkening, slight creasing at the hinges. An Edgar award winning mystery novel. "The brutal rape and killing of a young girl -- plus a series of frightening fires -- plus a grave containing the bodies of three women -- plus a fraudulent stock deal -- equal . . .'The best mystery novel of the year' -- Mystery Writers of America. Here is Commander Gideon's most baffling case -- a brisk and suspenseful search for a rapist and pyromaniac -- a madman who must be caught before he sets other fires and murders other women. "; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tal... View more info

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Gideon's Lot

By: Marric, J. J. (John Creasey)

Price: $3.75

Publisher: New York, Berkley Medallion: 1966

Seller ID: 001055

Condition: Near Fine


Minor shelf wear, darkening. Spine has a crease that looks like a publisher's defect. "Gideon's lot is an unenviable one on this lovely May day. To the cases at hand are about to be added troublesome inquiries from the New York police, and information from them about 1) a suspected rapist (American) now in London, and 2) the imminent arrival in that city of a big-league confidence man; the tragic case of Signor Lucci and the orgies on premises owned by him; and the shenanigans of a light-hearted couple named Barnett -- the husband, Barney, is also light-fingered, while his wife is an a... View more info