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$106,000 Blood Money

By: Hammett, Dashiell

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Lawrence E. Spivak: 1943

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004369

Condition: Fair


One of the Bestseller Mystery series (#B40) published during World Warr II using wartime paper restrictions. This is a complete and unabridged reprint of Dashiell Hammet's 1927 book, with a cover price of 25 cents. This edition appears to be its first appearance in book form. Spine is somewhat curved, text was bound in upside down. Covers show some edgewear and scuffing. Text is browned, with watermarks on corners. When a million dollars is stolen from two banks in an afternoon, the Continental Detective Agency must solve the crime.; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

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14 Peck Slip

By: Dee, Ed

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts, Warner Books Inc: 1994

Edition: Likely Book Club

Seller ID: 004246

ISBN: 0446517704

Condition: Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket


Smal indent on top edge, bottom front corner bumped. A bright, attractive copy. "In the darkness of a December morning in lower Manhattan's Fulton Fish Market a mob rip-off is under way: Thousands of pounds of fish are calmly 'tapped' - stolen - from wholesalers on the street. It's the price of doing business. But detectives Joe Gregory and Anthony Ryan have not come to Peck Slip to stop fish tapping. They've come to watch a fifty-gallon drum being dumped into the East River by a mobster in a Mets hat. Convinced they're seeing a burial, Gregory and Ryan call in police divers and ... View more info

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7 per-Cent Solution

By: Meyer, Nicholas

Price: $2.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Ballantine Books: 1975

Seller ID: 001947

ISBN: 0345245504

Condition: Good+


Spine slightly creased and slanted, corners bumped, a little darkening to edges, number written on ffep. "Little could Dr. Watson believe that the pathetic figure huddled before him was the great detective, Sherlock Holmes. Alas, it was his old friend Holmes, but a Holmes in bondage-not to any archvillian-but to a 7% solution of cocaine and sterile water. Driven by the drug to wild ravings, Holmes had to be duped into rehabilitation-before it was too late. John Hamish Watson was born in England in 1847. After a childhood spent abroad, he returned to England, where he took his medica... View more info

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A Blunt Instrument

By: Heyer, Georgette

Price: $3.95

Publisher: New York, Berkley Prime Crime: 1994

Edition: 1st Berkley Prime Crime printing

Seller ID: 8323

ISBN: 0425096416

Condition: Very Good


Spine slightly slanted, a bit creased, corners bumped, slight edge wear and rubbing. A nice copy. ; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 246 pages; "Who killed the dashing ladies' man? "But why should anyone want to murder dear Ernest?" Why indeed! Ernest was so debonair, so charming and so attractive. Why should some unknown party simply dash his brains out and not even have the decency to leave the murder weapon behind? And what could Superintendent Hannasyde do about it when the only man who could solve the crime was the killer himself?" View more info

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A Blunt Instrument

By: Heyer, Georgette

Price: $3.75

Publisher: New York, Berkley Prime Crime: 1994

Edition: 1st Berkley Prime Crime printing

Seller ID: 8324

ISBN: 0425096416

Condition: Good+


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A Cat on Jingle Bell Rock [An Alice Nestleton Mystery]

By: Adamson, Lydia

Price: $3.20

Publisher: New York, Signet: 1998

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 005332

ISBN: 0451194586

Condition: Very Good


Corners bumped, a little edge wear, bar code inside cover marked through, binding fairly tight. An attractive copy. "Acting jobs and cat-sitting assignments have been elusive for Alice Nestleton lately . . . but there's plenty of sleuthing work to be done. A prominent theater director has requested her help for his pet charity: Sustenance House. It seems an anonymous benefactor has vanished (along with his much-needed holiday donation), and Alice must find out what's going on before the homeless shelter has to close its doors to the poor forever. But when a board member shoots hims... View more info

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A Certain Justice

By: James, P. D.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, NY, Alfred A. Knopf Incorporated: 1998

Edition: Eighth Printing

Seller ID: 001975

ISBN: 0375401091

Condition: Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket


Corners bumped, slight shelf wear. Jacket shows slight edge wear. A clean, tight, attractive copy. "It begins, dramatically enough, with a trial for murder. The distinguished criminal lawyer Venetia Aldridge is defending Garry Ashe on charges of having brutally killed his aunt. For Aldridge the trial is mainly a test of her courtroom skills, one more opportunity to succeed-and she does. But now murder is in the air. The next victim will be Aldridge herself, stabbed to death at her desk in her Chambers in the Middle Temple, a bloodstained wig on her head. Enter Commander Adam Dalgl... View more info

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A City Solitary

By: Freeling, Nicolas

Price: $4.75

Publisher: New York, NY, Penguin: 1986

Seller ID: 001694

ISBN: 0140094024

Condition: Good+


Spine somewhat creased, slightly shelf-cocked, corners slightly bumped. Slight yellowing. "Three mocking, self-confident punks have vandalized the Forrestiers' home. The actual damage is minimal, but Walter Forrestier's brush with crime, and with the criminal justice system, begins to corrupt all the values he holds sacred. Forced into action, Walter sets out on a course of vengeance that will destroy everything in his path."; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

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A Coffin for Charley

By: Butler, Gwendoline

Price: $2.95

Publisher: Toronto, Canada, Worldwide: 1996

Seller ID: 001697

ISBN: 0373262000

Condition: Good


Spine/covers a bit creased, corners bumped, some edge wear, covers bowed out a bit. Owner's name stamped inside front cover, initials and dates inside back cover. "His wife, actress Stella Pinero, is being stalked. Adding to his worries, London's Second City is terrified by a cunning and inventive serial killer. Coffin has cast a wide net, but the killer is elusive. . . and continuing to kill. Somehow connected is a murder that occurred 20 years before. A young girl had witnessed the crime and testified. Now the killers are free and returning home, possibly for revenge. When Coffi... View more info

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A Country Killing

By: Harris, Max F.

Price: $4.65

Publisher: New York, Leisure Books: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000613

Condition: Very Good+


Covers slightly darkened. Likely remainder marks. "Did the son murder his father? That's what the southern country sheriff can't find out, and that's what brought two city cops off the pavement and into the swamplands. Detectives Parrish and Recks bushwhack their way through the backwoods, a southern plantation, and more suspects than they can handle -- mentally or physically. Soon they uncover blackmail, two wanted criminals, and become involved it -- as if they needed it -- a young couple with shaky marriage plans."; Remainder; 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall View more info

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A Deadly Shade of Gold

By: MacDonald, John D.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, Fawcett Gold Medal: 1965

Seller ID: 006264

ISBN: 0449142213

Condition: Good


Spine curved and creased, covers show some soiling, edgewear and bumping. Inside covers yellowing with PO initials. Text is clean and unmarked. "A long-ago face from a faraway past -- Sam Taggart dropped in from nowhere on the girl he'd left behind -- and on his old buddy Travis McGee. And at one o'clock that night McGee opened the door to Taggart's cheap motel unit to find his friend's throat neatly cut from ear to ear and his body lying in a lake of blood smelling like freshly sheared copper. McGee was left to inherit the legacy: Taggart's vengeance-driven woman and an ancient ... View more info

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A Good Story and Other Stories

By: Westlake, Donald E.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, International Polygonics, Ltd.: 2000

Seller ID: 007076

ISBN: 1558820353

Condition: Near Fine


259 pp. Corners bumped, binding fairly tight. A bright, attractive copy. "Westlake has selected his best non-series short fiction spanning a writing career of more than forty years. All the familiar Westlake hallmarks are in evidence. "A lone castaway on a desert island commits a murder for which he is the only suspect. "A genealogist learns just how far rotten apples fall from the family tree. "A con man, impersonating a minister, gets religion. "A supermarket tabloid journalist must solve a murder to complete his story on the death of a major telev... View more info

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A Late Phoenix

By: Aird, Catherine

Price: $3.95

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1981

Seller ID: 007505

ISBN: 0553145177

Condition: Very Good


Spine a little creased, slanted, and sunned, slight edge wear and rubbing. Some yellowing but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy. "Dangerous moonlight illuminated the English skies the night a German bomb razed the houses in Lamb Lane, Berebury. Then three decades quietly passed before a careless workman's pickaxe struck an old skeleton buried under the wreckage . . . and exhumed a new case of murder for Detective Inspector C. D. Sloan. Time had blacked out the clues. All that remained were a body . . . an unborn baby . . . and a bullet. Could the inspector's uncanny investigative... View more info

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A Late Phoenix

By: Aird, Catherine

Price: $3.50

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1981

Seller ID: 008138

ISBN: 0553145177

Condition: Good


Spine rolled, somewhat creased, a little edge wear and darkening, spine cracked through at pp 82-83. Light tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A good reading copy. "Dangerous moonlight illuminated the English skies the night a German bomb razed the houses in Lamb Lane, Berebury. Then three decades quietly passed before a careless workman's pickaxe struck an old skeleton buried under the wreckage . . . and exhumed a new case of murder for Detective Inspector C. D. Sloan. Time had blacked out the clues. All that remained were a body . . . an unborn baby . . . and a bullet. Could the ... View more info

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A Living Dog

By: Somerville-Large, Peter

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz Ltd.: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006975

ISBN: 0575029196

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Library of Congress surplus with stamp on front end paper and copyright page. Red cloth with gilt lettering, 204 pp. Slight spine slant, corners bumped, slight edge wear, light dampstain to front board with it bowing out a bit. Jacket in new Brodart, slight edge wear. A nice copy. "Peter Somerville-Large turns to the more relaxed world of black comedy. In particular to the world on the fringe of the antiques trade, where, he suggests, the antiques may just possibly be genuine but everything else is faked, and murder is as casually regarded by his characters as is short-changing a clien... View more info

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A Long Time Dead

By: Thompson, Monroe

Price: $2.85

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1991

Seller ID: 004432

ISBN: 0553290673

Condition: Very Good


A paperback original. Top corner creased, minor edgewear/bumping. A bright, attractive copy. "Ex-husband, ex-army specialist, ex-everything, Matt Langley has come to New Orleans to lose his past. He's not looking for trouble --- just to make ends meet. But when Matt takes a six-bucks-an-hour security guard job on the waterfront, trouble finds him the first night, leaving him with a bullet hole and a lot of nasty questions. Before he knows what's happened, he's up to his ass in alligators. Smugglers, cops, the Feds, and a gang of Bourbon Street punks all want a piece of him. And t... View more info

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A Really Cute Corpse

By: Hess, Joan

Price: $4.50

Publisher: New York, Ballantine Books: 1992

Edition: Fifth Printing

Seller ID: 000740

ISBN: 034536158X

Condition: Very Good+


"Claire Malloy, reluctant director of Farberville's Miss Thurberfest beauty pageant, is being driven to distraction . . . So she's hardly prepared when a nail is driven into the stage for the present Miss Thurberfest to trip over, a sandbag crashes . . . a bullet . . . It can only end in murder and it does . . ." Spine shows a little creasing.; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

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A Remarkable Case of Burglary

By: Keating, H. R. F.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Leicester, F. A. Thorpe Publishers: 1997

Edition: Large Print Edition

Seller ID: 005784

ISBN: 0708951562

Condition: Good


Spine slanted, some creasing, corners bumped. Ex-library with minimal stamps. Text is clean, bright, and unmarked. "Val Leary is handsome, charming and broke. On the morning of April Fool's Day 1871, while walking through one of London's wealthiest districts, he notices a young maidservant scrubbing the steps of 53 Northbourne Park Villas. In that instant he conceives the idea for a remarkable case of burglary. The set-up seems perfect, but chance intervenes in a succession of coincidences that place the jewels further and further beyond the reach of Val and his cronies - until. .... View more info

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A Setting for Murder (Take One for Murder Series #5)

By: Fulton, Eileen

Price: $4.25

Publisher: New York, Ivy Books: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006763

ISBN: 0804102082

Condition: Good


Spine slanted and creased, some edgewear and bumping. Text yellowing, but clean and unmarked. "Things are looking sunny for 'The Turning Seasons.' Ratings have zoomed as a result of the TTS Trivia Contest that took the country by storm, and Nina McFall is more popular than ever. Even sharp-tongued co-star Angela Dolan is in a mellow mood - there's a suave, attractive man in her lonely life. It appears that the series of disasters that have plagued the show is finally at an end. But appearances can be deceiving. Angela's autumnal affair ends abruptly when her lover's lifeless body ... View more info

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A Six-Letter Word for Death

By: Moyes, Patricia

Price: $7.95

Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart, and Winston: 1983

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 002289

ISBN: 0030629780

Condition: Good in Very Good dust jacket


Spine slanted, corners bumped, slight edge wear, owner's name on front free end paper. Jacket shows slight edge wear, sunning to spine, a little darkening. A fairly tight, attractive copy. Stated First American Edition, but number line starts with '2'. "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 of contraband-a... View more info