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Fiction - Mystery - Hardcover

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Fiction - Mystery - Hardcover

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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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SLEEP IN A DITCH, Birmingham, Maisie
3 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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William Morrow 2004 0060198303 / 9780060198305 First Edition; Fourth Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
HC/DJ - excellent condition. 1st ed. , 4th printing. Clean and unmarked other than slight soiling to outer edge of pages. Jacket has small amount of edge crinkling and one tiny corner tear. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 304 pages; Bernie is back! To devoted followers of genre stalwart Block's comic series starring Bernie Rhodenbarr, the dry-witted bookseller-thief, a new adventure reads like a treasured stand-up routine, with a few details altered. Sure, it's formula, but that's the fun. We know that when Bernie breaks into someone's home, he will either find a dead body or be trapped under the bed while something bad happens above him. We wait for it, like comedy fans waiting for a familiar punch line. This time Bernie's under the bed, and to make matters worse, he's spotted on a security camera outside the building, making him a suspect in a murder-robbery that took place next door. Then there's the problem of the Black Scourge of Riga, and don't forget the fat man who paid $1,300 dollars for a $12 copy of Conrad's Secret Agent. There's more, of course, and none of it makes much sense, either to Bernie or his pal Carolyn, who offers her usual invaluable counsel while bemoaning the difficulties of finding a girlfriend online. But not to worry, by the last chapter, Bernie gets to say his favorite line, the one we wait for the longest: "I suppose you're all wondering why I summoned you here . . ." [600] 
Price: 7.50 USD
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A COLDER KIND OF DEATH A Joanne Kilbourn Mystery, Bowen, Gail
5 Bowen, Gail A COLDER KIND OF DEATH A Joanne Kilbourn Mystery
Mcclelland & Stewart 1994 0771014821 / 9780771014826 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Excellent condition, only light wear overall, clean and unmarked other than name written on endpage. " A Colder Kind of Death introduces Gail Bowen's amateur detective Joanne Kilbourn in a most inventive and intriguing murder mystery debut. Fortysomething Joanne, single mom and university professor, still hasn't quite come to terms with the murder of her husband when politician Andy Boychuk, a family friend and one of her husband's closest colleagues, is murdered at a picnic celebrating his election as leader of his party. Even though there seem to be few other suspects, Kilbourn is determined to clear Boychuk's wife, Eve, on whom all suspicions seem to be falling. But Joanne discovers that there are hidden secrets in Andy and Eve's past that someone doesn't want revealed, even if it means killing again..." ; 8vo 
Price: 10.95 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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The Cat Who Brought Down the House, Braun, Lilian Jackson
7 Braun, Lilian Jackson The Cat Who Brought Down the House
Putnam Adult 2003 0399149422 / 9780399149429 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
HC/DJ - fine/near fine. Excellent condition - hardcover clean and unmarked. Jacket has a little edge crinkling and a couple tiny tears at upper corners. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 240 pages; "Lovers of bestseller Braun's irresistible Siamese cats, regal Koko and delicate Yum Yum, and their pet human, Jim Qwilleran, will need no further recommendation than the title for this 25th book in the series. (Remember The Cat Who Went Up the Creek? ) The locale is the same, the town of Pickax in Moose County, 400 miles north of everywhere, with its peculiar, lovable citizens. Into this bucolic setting comes Thelma Thackeray, a native of Moose County, who, having achieved fame and fortune in Hollywood, is returning at age 82 to die. But first she intends to have some fun. Everyone is curious about the glamorous retiree, who also has purchased the long-vacant opera house downtown. Local historians recall that Thelma's twin brother, Thurston, had operated an animal hospital in neighboring Lockmaster until his tragic death from an accidental fall a year earlier. Now his son, Richard, has come to live with Thelma. When she decides to turn the opera house into a film club, Dick is offered the position of manager-with startling results. The first public event in the renovated opera house is the Kit Kat Revue, a fund-raiser, whose finale is a procession of prominent citizens with their pets, all cats. Qwill and Koko are at the end of the line, and that's when Koko brings down the house. In her inimitable gentle style, Braun documents the daily activities of the inhabitants of Pickax. Kidnappings, robberies and murders may abound, but nothing is really upsetting or unpleasant. Braun devotees will cheer." [529] 
Price: 6.50 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
8 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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9 Christie, Agatha Taken At the Flood Ulverscroft Large Print
Leicester Ulverscroft Large Print 1971 Hardcover Good 
Ex-library book in fair to good condition, usual ex-lib type of markings, back pocket. Some paper loss on bottom edge and corners. Soiling to outer edge of pages and light soiling to covers and the occasional page. "If you like intricate and complex plots, lots of red herrings, characters who are not who they say they are, murders disguised as suicides and accidents, this could be your favorite Christie...." (545) ; 8vo; 386 pages 
Price: 7.95 USD
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LYING WONDERS  A Sheriff Milt Kovak Mystery, Cooper, Susan Rogers
10 Cooper, Susan Rogers LYING WONDERS A Sheriff Milt Kovak Mystery
St. Martin's Minotaur 2003 031229056x / 9780312290566 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Excellent condition. Hardcover is clean and tight, unmarked other than a tiny (dot) remainder mark bottom edge. Jacket has light scuffing and very light wear at corners, price sticker on rear. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 224 pages; Review: "Sheriff Milt Kovak of Prophesy County, Oklahoma, gets a call from former lover Laura, whose son has disappeared with his girlfriend, Amanda. Kovak's inquiries lead him to the local headquarters of a religious sect known as the Seven Trumpets. Kovak is uncomfortable; all the women are pregnant, and the two sect leaders are two very contented--and evasive--men. Then Amanda's naked, lifeless body is found at a remote location of the sprawling compound. The investigation focuses on the religious sect and its unsavory leaders, but Kovak can't make any sort of a forensic case against them. Using the time-tested investigatory technique of thrashing about until something breaks loose, Kovak subsequently alienates his wife, his former lover, and a distraught community before he unmasks the killer. The eighth entry in the Kovak series is carefully plotted and cleverly resolved. But the series' success rests squarely on the likable shoulders of Kovak, who understands the criminal mind far better than he understands the women in his life. Settle in and enjoy." [383-noto] 
Price: 7.00 USD
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THE LOVE THAT GOD FORGOT, Cordell, Alexander
11 Cordell, Alexander THE LOVE THAT GOD FORGOT
Ulverscroft Large Print 1997 0708937705 / 9780708937709 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
Ulvescroft large print. Ex-library book, but still in quite nice condition, no jacket as issued. Pages are clean and tight, library marks to upper edge of pages. Cover has a little wear at corners, light scuffing and light soiling to rear. Wales 1880: Young Tom Mortymer, son of rich industrialist Iestyn Mortymer, has turned his back on his inheritance for a gypsy existence with his young Romany wife, Jen Wildflower. They come to settle on Flatholm Island where they become a refuge for animals. But their simple idyll does not last as they become aware of a strange malevolence towards them..... [640 ]; Ulverscroft Large Print Series; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 496 pages 
Price: 9.95 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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SEND SUPERINTENDENT WEST A Roger West Adventure, Creasey, John
13 Creasey, John SEND SUPERINTENDENT WEST A Roger West Adventure
Scribner's 1976 0684147300 / 9780684147307 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
HC has corner bumping, light edgewear, slightly tipped forward at spine, light soiling outer edge of pages. Interior clean & unmarked. Jacket has age tanning, moderate edgewear and several small tears/ships, scuffing, not clipped. Summary: This is the story of a kidnapping with international complications, involving the American Embassy in London, the FBI and most of all, Roger West of Scotland Yard. (*shipping will be reduced to some locations) ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall 
Price: 15.50 USD
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AND JUSTICE THERE IS NONE A Duncan Kincaid, Gemma James Novel, Crombie, Deborah
14 Crombie, Deborah AND JUSTICE THERE IS NONE A Duncan Kincaid, Gemma James Novel
Bantam Books 2002 0553109731 / 9780553109733 Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Excellent, near new condition. Clean, tight, no markings other than pencilled date on first page. Light scuffing to jacket. 318 pages. " In Crombie's eighth masterly police procedural featuring Scotland Yard Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and Inspector Gemma James, the pair's relationship deepens. With the progression of Gemma's pregnancy (revealed in A Finer End) , they consolidate households while working together to solve three murders...."; 8vo 
Price: 8.55 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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16 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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17 Ellery Queen Queen's Bureau of Investigation
Little, Brown & Co. 1954 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Good dust jacket 
Stated first edition 1954. Gold cloth hardcover has slight soiling on cover and page edges, minimal edgewear/bumping. Book slightly cocked forward. Pages are clean and intact, small bookstore plate and signature of previous owner on front endpage. Jacket has moderate edgewear, small chips and tears, one larger to bottom front of spine, light soiling to back, price clipped. "Queen's Bureau of Investigation is now open for business - and in each department of this new enterprise Ellery finds ample opportunity to exercise the brilliant, ingenious and at time, startling talents of his crime-laboratory mind ; includes, The Three Widows, The Myna Birds, A Question of Honor and others..." ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 228 pages 
Price: 18.95 USD
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London Viking/Penguin 1990 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Scarce Title. Ex-library, with usual stamps & sticker, mylar covered, DJ attached to book, price clipped. DJ has been trimmed back by library before gluing onto book. DJ has light edgewear and chipping. Pages clean and tight, a few earmarks. 184 pages. A nice, tight clean copy. "Five people with very different reasons for wishing to escape Christmas answer the ad and travel from London to a remote Scottish island where Eric, the hopeful hostelier, has lured them. Whether the five are there to run away from the present or to commune with the past becomes clearer...."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 10.05 USD
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19 Eric Burgess DIVIDED WE FALL
London The Crime Club By Collins 1959 Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
Ex-library with usual ex-lib type markings and brodart sleeve over jacket. Occasional light soiling within book, moderate soiling to outer edge of pages. Light edge stain inside cover edges and some glue residue/tape markings, back flap clipped back quite short. Reading/study copy. "Two hundred and twenty-six paople saw James Roylake die - just minutes before the decisive session at which he would have defended his challenged leadership. Roylake had always dealt with is legion of public and personal enemies with derision and contempt ....Now it seemed he had scorned them once too often" [302-noto] ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
Price: 9.50 USD
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20 Erickson, Steve ARC D'X
Poseidon Press 1993 0671742965 / 9780671742966 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Near new condition. Wear is very light - no markings. From Publishers Weekly: Erickson, who has attracted a strong following with his three novels (the most recent was Tours of the Black Clock ) and the memoir Leap Year , has now written his most provocative novel yet, an apocalyptic narrative in which he yokes his grim vision of America to the exalted vision of Thomas Jefferson. The story opens in Paris, where Jefferson is serving as the new country's ambassador to France. The protagonist, however, is not the master of Monticello but Sally Hemings, the slave and concubine he has brought with him... ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 6.80 USD
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