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THE ISLAND OF CRIMEA, Aksyonov, Vassily
1 Aksyonov, Vassily THE ISLAND OF CRIMEA
London Hutchinson 1985 0091597005 / 9780091597009 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
HC/DJ - near fine. Hardcover has slight soiling outer edge of pages, slight corner bumping Interior clean and unmarked - first 2 pages are a little wrinkled. Jacket has light edgewear, scuffing, not price clipped. Imagine that the Crimea, instead of being a peninsula in the Black Sea, is an island. And imagine that island as a capitalist playground with sleek architecture, more cars than people, and every kind of luxury - a thorn in the side of the USSR in much the same way that Taiwan is an irritant for Communist China.......a rollicking, suspenseful story of intrigue and romance that is also a cautionary tale about the USSR and the fate of the West." Translated from the Russian by Michael Henry Heim. (495) ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 22.50 USD
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THE LIGHT OF DAY, Ambler, Eric
2 Ambler, Eric THE LIGHT OF DAY
William Heinemann 1962 0434019712 / 9780434019717 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Good dust jacket 
Heinemann 1962 First Edition. HC/DJ - very good/good minus. Hardcover is clean and intact, with with no markings, a little fading and bumping to spine to spine ends. Good minus jacket is age tanned, with light soiling and several edge tears and chips, edge rubbing. . ; 8vo; "The Light of Day was the basis for Jules Dassin’s classic film, Topkapi. When Arthur Abdel Simpson first spots Harper in the Athens airport, he recognizes him as a tourist unfamiliar with city and in need of a private driver. In other words, the perfect mark for Simpson’s brand of entrepreneurship. But Harper proves to be more the spider than the fly when he catches Simpson riffling his wallet for traveler’s checks. Soon Simpson finds himself blackmailed into driving a suspicious car across the Turkish border. Then, when he is caught again, this time by the police, he faces a choice: cooperate with the Turks and spy on his erstwhile colleagues or end up in one of Turkey’s notorious prisons..." [354-not] 
Price: 13.95 USD
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Toronto Gage Publishing 1979 0771594887 / 9780771594885 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket 
Hardcover is clean & tight, except for some spotting bottom edge of pages. Interior unmarked. Light wear to spine ends/corners. Jacket has light edgewear, a couple small tears and one longer tear, which has been taped on the inside, not clipped, no price on jacket. "Helped by Chief Jack Pinetree, Father "Hard Rock" DuMoulins and shy Camon Templeton, Art and Ossie lead the people of Minnicog with wit and humour through the Queen's visit, when she makes a speech entirely in French, and also manage to handle the disastrous days of the Fall Fowl Fair and Turkey Tussle when the visiting German Ambassador is nearly killed. The people of Minnicog then marshall their forces to handle the riot when the young men from the Indian reserve hijack the the men's room at the Hotel Champlain , a book-burning in front of the public library, arranged by the publisher in the hope of promotable slander; and finally, they engineer a stunning conclusion to the campaign to save the town's hospital (known as The General Passion)....." ; 8vo 
Price: 13.50 USD
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4 Bee, David THE VICTIMS
Johannesburg, SA Macmillan 1971 0333133943 / 9780333133941 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Hardcover is clean, tight & unmarked, light foxing outer edge of pages, light age tanning inside covers. Hardcover light edgewear, couple tiny tears, small peel on front, light soiling, not price clipped. 8vo (8" tall). The author's third novel, a chilling story of a local African viral epidemic becoming a pandemic, and how the deterioration and decline of order and social services following the departure of the colonial powers from their former colonies in East Africa contributed to its destructiveness. (*Shipping will be reduced to most locations) ; 8vo 
Price: 24.00 USD
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SLEEP IN A DITCH, Birmingham, Maisie
5 Birmingham, Maisie SLEEP IN A DITCH
Charles Scribner 1978 0684159104 / 9780684159102 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Hardcover is clean & tight, very slight war spine ends/corners, no markings. Jacket has very light edgewear & a couple small tears, not price clipped. A young junkie is found dead in the gutter, at the door of a social worker that he visited one week earlier. Now the social worker must prove that she has no connection with the death. Her inquiries put her life in danger, for someone wanted her dead, and it looks like it must be the one whom she trusted most. (*shipping will be reduced to some locations) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 11.50 USD
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THE GOOD GUYS Advance Reading Copy, Bonanno, Bill & Pistone, Joe
6 Bonanno, Bill & Pistone, Joe THE GOOD GUYS Advance Reading Copy
Warner Books 2005 0446529656 / 9780446529655 First Edition Softcover As New 
Advance Reading Copy. Excellent condition, one tiny tear to bottom back cover which also affects last couple pages. clean, no markings. "The Mafia and the FBI compete to be the first to find a missing Columbia professor of Russian literature who may have Russian mob connections. Set in 1985, this crime novel is the product of a unique (and impeccably qualified) collaboration between the two headline authors: Bill Bonanno was a senior member of the Bonnano crime family, and former FBI agent Joe Pistone, better known as Donnie Brasco, went undercover to bust the mob in the 1980s. " (510); 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 10.50 USD
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Toronto Dorset Press 1979 088893016X / 9780888930163 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
HARDCOVER edition, Dorset 1979, first edition, same ISBN. HC/DJ - fine/VG. Hardcover is clean and tight with slight bumping of spine ends. Pages clean and intact, no markings. Jacket has light edgewear and a few tiny tears/chips, light scuffing, not clipped. Mantouche: Not the white man's all powerful, all knowing God....But cherished by the Native peoples as the force that regulates and balances life. Mantouche: In trouble, Puzzled, Threatened....Because of man's destruction of the environment, because of man's unbalanced nature. Heeding the pleas of a beautiful Ojibway girl, Canadian trouble-shooter Adrian Dumas agrees to do his best to help Mantouche. His covenant with Mike Red Sky involves him in a cruel KGB plot to manipulate a uranium industrialist's secret guilt. This very nearly costs him his life.....; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 277 pages 
Price: 12.95 USD
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Edmonton, AB Macbee Publishing 2003 0968798632 / 9780968798638 First Edition Softcover Very Good Signed by Author
Light wear to edges/corners, small peeled area on front, light scuffing to rear, interior pages clean & tight, 167 pages. Book Two in the Molly O'Connor Series: Molly O'Connor decides to take a leave of absence following the murders connected with Driftwood school. A Friend at a university in Arizona offers her lodgings, so she enrolls as a special student for the fall term. Soon after classes and rehearsals begin, she discovers that she has traded one set of problems for another.... Friends and acquaintances in the music department start having strange accidents. Certain that all these events are linked in some way, she asks Brian Donegan, the detective who led the investigation into the murders at Driftwood school, to help convince the police in Tucson that she isn't just another middle-aged meddler.... (os) ; 8vo; Signed by Author 
Price: 27.00 USD
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THE JUDGMENT Advance Reading Copy, Buffa, D. W.
9 Buffa, D. W. THE JUDGMENT Advance Reading Copy
Warner Books 2001 0446527378 / 9780446527378 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
Excellent condition, overall wear very light, slight soiling outer edge of pages, no markings. Author is a master of the legal thriller. First a powerful and infamous judge is gruesomely murdered. Then another judge is killed in the same manner. Attorney Joseph Antonelli delves into the heart of these mysterious events when he agrees to defend the man accused of the 2nd homicide. What he uncovers is a relentless conspiracy that threatens the very foundation of the judicial system....even as it traps him in "the perfect crime. " ; 8vo; 418 pages 
Price: 10.50 USD
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THE SAINT MAGAZINE April 1967, Charteris, Leslie (editor)
10 Charteris, Leslie (editor) THE SAINT MAGAZINE April 1967
New York Fiction Publishing 1967 Softcover Good 
Cover has moderate edge wear and a few creases, fading to spine. 50c price is crossed out and 55c written in pen below. Interior clean & tight, couple small spots inside cover. A small cut about center of cover extends to the first section of pages, about 1/4" long. Numerous b/w illustrations. Contents: The Frightened Innkeeper, by Leslie Charteris; Sydelle, by Brad Steiger; The Third Brother, by Wenzell Brown; Stirred Ashes, by Emile Petaja; Witches! By W. O. G. Lofts; The Lighted Window, by Dorothea Goldfinger; Death of an Asteroid, by Sam Moskowitz; Margie, by Stefan Santesson. Keywords: Fiction Crime Science Fiction Short Stories Magazines Saint (*Shipping will be reduced to all locations) ; 8vo; 160 pages 
Price: 8.55 USD
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Five Complete Novels of Murder and Detection Peril At End House, the Murder At Hazelmoor, Easy to Kill, Ten Little Indians, Evil under the Sun, Christie, Agatha
11 Christie, Agatha Five Complete Novels of Murder and Detection Peril At End House, the Murder At Hazelmoor, Easy to Kill, Ten Little Indians, Evil under the Sun
Wings Books 1991 0517037505 / 9780517037508 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket 
Complete and unabridged. Jacket has some scuffing, light edge crinkling and a couple tiny edge tears. Hardcover has bumping to spine and light soiling to cover. Pages are clean and unmarked. Peril At End House, the Murder At Hazelmoor, Easy to Kill, Ten Little Indians, Evil under the Sun. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 734 pages; [958? ] (*Note - due to heavy weight, extra shipping may be required) 
Price: 19.50 USD
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THE MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR AT STYLES, THE SECRET ADVERSARY Hercule Poirot's First Two Mysteries, Christie, Agatha
12 Christie, Agatha THE MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR AT STYLES, THE SECRET ADVERSARY Hercule Poirot's First Two Mysteries
Carroll & Graf Publishers 1998 0786704349 / 9780786704347 Softcover Good 
Moderate wear to edges/corners, light creasing, light soiling to outer edge of pages. Interior pages clean & tight. 440 pages. Synopsis: Hercule Poirot begins his career investigating the sudden death of a wealthy heiress, and Tommy and Tuppence stumble onto a conspiracy of espionage and murder while looking for a missing woman. These two mysteries launched Agatha Christie's career. [431]; 8vo 
Price: 9.85 USD
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GRIZZLY LIES, Coughlan, Eileen
13 Coughlan, Eileen GRIZZLY LIES
Toronto Sumach Press 2005 1894549414 / 9781894549417 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
Light corner wear to cover, a little scuffing. Interior clean, tight and unmarked. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall; Hellie MacConnell retreats from a troubled relationship in Toronto to the quiet town of Banff, Alberta, where life is peaceful and nature abounds. But when her landlord turns up dead and Hellie' s bear-loving neighbour Arthur Elliott disappears, Hellie finds herself at the heart of a murder investigation. Is Arthur a dangerous extremist who will do anything to protect "his" grizzly bears? Is someone lurking in wait for Hellie, too? And what dark history is shared between Arthur and a visiting Texan hunter? A truly Canadian mystery set in isolated Banff, Grizzly Lies charms with small-town legend and chills with dark secrets. As Hellie delves deeper into the mystery of her landlord's death, she learns to listen to the stories of others, heal herself, and let go of the past. [386-noto] 
Price: 10.95 USD
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London Hodder & Stoughton 1973 0340164891 / 9780340164891 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
HC/DJ - near fine/VG. Re-issue of 1958 first edition. Light edgewear and small edge tears to jacket. The newly appointed Superintendent of Scotland Yard, Roger West, must solve a mystery in which a beautiful young girl in London is murdered, her face slashed to ribbons, and an elderly art dealer in New York is killed in the same fashion... (400noto) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
Price: 10.95 USD
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THE WAY UP the Memoirs of Count Gramont, De Gramont, Sanche
15 De Gramont, Sanche THE WAY UP the Memoirs of Count Gramont
London Hart-Davis, Macgibbon 1973 0246107421 / 9780246107428 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
HC/DJ - near fine/VG. Hardcover is clean and tight. There is a small inscription on first endpage and slight soiling outer edge of pages. Jacket has light edgewear, a few tiny edge tears, light scuffing, not price clipped. The unexpurgated memoirs of the authors (fictional? ) distinguished ancestor, the swashbuckling and charming Court Anaxagoras Gramont, and his rise in the world from the provincial second son , to courtier in the court of Louis XV, to a slave trader, to a prisoner in the Bastille, to eventually Marshal of France. ; 8vo; Told in a racy, ironic style by the author of THE FRENCH and EPITAPH FOR KINGS. This is his very entertaining second novel with many fascinateing oblique references to 18th century French court manners and slang. (700? ) 
Price: 11.50 USD
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Harper & Row 1978 0060110864 / 9780060110864 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
HC/DJ - near fine/very good. Hardcover has very light edge & corner wear, slight soiling to outer edge of pages, blue dot from booksale on top edge of pages, interior clean & tight, with no markings. DJ has light edge/corner wear, a couple small tears, one old sticker mark/peel on front, slight soiling, price clipped. 278 pages. 8 vo. " The greatest philosophical mastermind turns detective in this witty and dramatic whodunit which takes place in Athens, 332BC, an unhappy city under the rule of the Macedonian barbarian' Alexander the Great. In the midst of this unrest, Boutades, an eminent citizen, is found brutally murdered. Suspicion falls heavily on young Philemon, and, by Athenian law, his cousin Stephanos is elected to defend his name in court...." ; 8vo 
Price: 20.95 USD
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Room for Murder, Doris Miles Disney
17 Doris Miles Disney Room for Murder
Mcfadden-Bartell 1969 First Printing Softcover Very Good 
Mcfadden-Bartell 1969 paperback, 1st printing. Light edge and corner wear, light scuffing, a little age tanning to cover and page edges. Interior clean and unmarked, small tear at spine on last page. 176 pages. "The verdict was accidental death...and a killer walked free in the night....Who was Richard Lovejoy?" (110os) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
Price: 12.50 USD
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18 Dumitriu, Petru THE SARDINIAN SMILE
London Collins 1967 B0000COC34 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
HC/DJ - near fine. Hardcover is clean with slight soiling to outer edge of pages. Interior of pages clean and intact, with no markings. Jacket has slight wear to edges, not price clipped. 156 pages. Fifth novel by this Rumanian novelist. Against the backdrop of the scorched and barren landscape of Sardinia, the author examines the fraught and at times violent relationship between archaeologist Enquist and his wife, Freya and son, Michael... (400noto) ; 8vo 
Price: 17.00 USD
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The Bomb Surgeon (Aka the Operative)  Uncorrected Proof, Duncan Falconer
19 Duncan Falconer The Bomb Surgeon (Aka the Operative) Uncorrected Proof
Time Warner 2005 0751536334 / 9780751536331 First Edition Softcover Fine 
Uncorrected proof (Softcover) under the original title: The Bomb Surgeon in 2005, same ISBN. Book was published under the title, 'The Operative'. Very nice condition, only light wear overall, slight soiling to outer edge of pages. No markings. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; In war torn Iraq, Stratton's closest friend is killed on operation, leaving behind a grieving wife and child - Stratton's godson. When the widow moves to Los Angeles, she is brutally murdered and her child placed in state custody. Stratton, rocked to his core by the killing, uncovers an FBI plot to hide the crime and sets off on a private operation of revenge that eventually pits him against one of the most powerful Eastern European crime syndicates in America...... (500+) 
Price: 14.95 USD
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BANNON, Evans, Alan
20 Evans, Alan BANNON
London Cassell 1968 B005L8YLYM First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
HC/DJ - near fine/very good. Hardcover is clean with minimal wear to edges and corners. Pages are unmarked other than old price on endpage, and a small blue number stamp on last two blank pages, one says 50, one says 100. Dustjacket has light edgewear, light soiling/scuffing, not price clipped, small scribble in pen on front, crease across front flap and slight crease across first few pages. By the author of 'The End of the Running' & 'Mantrap'. "The big square house stood isolated in the swirling water of the lake. The water was there because of the dam, and the dam was there because of the people. It spelt progress, and power. But to the man who lived in the house, it spelt ruin, the loss of everything he had owned. Kelly was a stubborn old man who refused to get out, refused to be compensated by the government, and refused to sell to young Toro, who wanted the house desperately and was willing to pay almost any price for it..." (400noto) ; 8vo; 142 pages 
Price: 32.50 USD
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