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Fiction - Mystery

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Fiction - Mystery

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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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Random House 2005 0812968794 / 9780812968798 Softcover As New with no dust jacket 
Review copy. Clean & unmarked, very slight corner wear. Cover differs from the stock photo - see my photo below. Book Description: Paris, 1878: Eccentric antiquarian Lord Littleby and his ten servants are found murdered in Littleby's mansion on the rue de Grenelle, and a priceless Indian shawl is missing. Police commissioner Papa Gauche recovers only one piece of evidence from the crime scene: a golden key shaped like a whale. Gauche soon deduces that the key is in fact a ticket of passage for the Leviathan, a gigantic steamship soon to depart Southampton on its maiden voyage to Calcutta. The murderer must be among its passengers. (*Shipping will be reduced to all locations). ; 8vo 
Price: 8.55 USD
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THE LIGHT OF DAY, Ambler, Eric
3 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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Walker Co 1984 0802730507 / 9780802730503 Softcover Very Good 
Very nice, clean, tight condition. Pages are unmarked, some age tanning. Cover has light edgewear & a little scuffing. The discovery of his later father's war diaries, describing his brave work in counterintelligence, is understandably important to Charles Copley for personal reasons. But the excessive interest shown in them by the Yugoslav People's Inst. For Historical Research is baffling, for the diaries have no apparent link with Yugoslavia..." (200? Osl) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
Price: 4.50 USD
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Permabook 1963 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Light edge and corner wear, a little edge rubbing, small chip/tear back cover. Age tanning to pages and inside covers. Light soiling outer edge of pages and back cover. Internal pages clean other than name written on first page. 168 pages. "The widows of a murdered gambler search for the killer and the loot! ...." There appear to be at least three Mrs. Melmans" I said, fighting to keep the smile hidden, "and each of them believes that at the time of Frenchy's death he possessed a cool two hundred thousand dollars!" (osl) ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall 
Price: 8.00 USD
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Gold Medal Books 1964 First Edition Softcover Good 
Cover has moderate edge and corner wear, small chip from spine edge, discoloration to outer edge of pages (watermark? ) has left a very light corner stain to several pages - doesn't affect readability. Pages are otherwise clean and intact, with light age tanning. "The count against Lorig stood at seven votes for death. One woman could save him--if she cast the final ballot with her body..." (os); 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
Price: 4.95 USD
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7 Bardi, Abby THE BOOK OF FRED
Washington Square Press 2001 0743411943 / 9780743411943 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Pages clean and unmarked. Some soiling/spotting to bottom edge of pages. Light soiling to cover and a little scuffing to rear. Raised in an isolated, reclusive fundamentalist sect, Mary Fred Anderson finds her life turned upside down when she is uprooted and placed in foster care in the Cullison household, where her new housemates introduce her to a whole new world, until a horrifying act of violence forces her to confront everything about her life and past. A first novel. (300noto) ; 8vo; 292 pages 
Price: 4.50 USD
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Bantam Books 1996 0553574760 / 9780553574760 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
Very light wear to edges, light creasing, interior clean & tight. From Publishers Weekly: "When Jane Bee ends up at her aunt's in London, having exhausted her money while traveling through Europe, she's not sure what she'll do next. She hadn't thought it would be as housemaid in the Royal Palace. Polishing the china and sweeping the floors-however royal-isn't much fun, but Jane likes the people and even talks to the Queen, who enlists her help when a footman apparently commits suicide in the Royal Apartments...." (*lower shipping avail to int'l locations) (125-noto) ; 12mo 
Price: 2.80 USD
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DEVIL'S NIGHT, Bianchi, Oliviero Honore
9 Bianchi, Oliviero Honore DEVIL'S NIGHT
London Eyre & Spottiswoode 1961 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Scarce title. Ex-library in very good condition, light to moderate wear to extremities, light soiling, DJ attached to book, back pocket removed, tape marks inside covers, paper split at spine a little inside front cover. Interior pages clean & tight other than light soiling last few pages. 189 pages. Translated by Isabel Quigly. SUMMARY: The action takes place on a single night and involves three characters who are attempting to rob a museum...A profoundly unusual and exciting novel, which at the time, introduced a new Italian writer to English readers. "; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall 
Price: 12.95 USD
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SLEEP IN A DITCH, Birmingham, Maisie
10 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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KREKSHUNS, Bolen, Dennis E.
11 Bolen, Dennis E. KREKSHUNS
Canada Random House 1997 0394224663 / 9780394224664 Softcover New 
New book, clean, no markings. The hero of the novel, Barry Delta, operates out of a Vancouver, Canada parole office, not unlike the author himself. While he's a womanizer with a cynical slant on his job, Delta genuinely believes in good and evil, although sometimes he blurs the lines. (260-noto) ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 11.50 USD
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Avon Books 1961 First Edition Softcover Good+ 
Cover has light edge and corner wear, light creasing, one small tear across spine, light soiling to cover and outer edge of pages. Interior clean and intact, age tanning to pages, one split at spine at one point but no pages are loose. "The harsh whispering voice coiled itself around his mind with terrifying power....obscene, brutal words he hadn't heard in years - but the voice was agonizingly familiar as his own..." (115-osl) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
Price: 4.95 USD
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A COLDER KIND OF DEATH A Joanne Kilbourn Mystery, Bowen, Gail
13 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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London Harpercollins 1993 0586217223 / 9780586217221 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
Only light wear overall, interior clean & tight. 190 pages. "When the skeletons of a woman and her unborn child are uneathed at the bottom of her newly acquired country garden, Sarah Arnott wants to know how they came to be there...She begins to peer beneath the summer surface of village life and discovers it to be a good deal less idyllic than she had imagined. " (**Shipping will be reduced on this lighter book) ; 12mo 
Price: 3.80 USD
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WOLF, NO WOLF AND NOTCHES Two Montana Mysteries Featuring Gabriel Du Pre, Bowen, Peter
15 Bowen, Peter WOLF, NO WOLF AND NOTCHES Two Montana Mysteries Featuring Gabriel Du Pre
St. Martin's Minotaur 2002 0312289634 / 9780312289638 Softcover New 
New & unread - it has a publisher's marking across top edge of pages, otherwise as new. Description: Peter Bowen's unique Montana mysteries featuring cattle-brand inspector and occasional sleuth Gabriel Du Pre have always received the critics' highest praise. Now these two highly acclaimed mysteries in the series, Wolf, No Wolf and Notches, are brought together in one volume. (*shipping will be reduced to most locations) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 8.80 USD
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16 Braun, Lilian Jackson The Cat Who Blew the Whistle
Jove 1996 0515118249 / 9780515118247 First Edition Mass Market Paperbac Very Good 
Very good - pages clean and tight, no markings Cover has very light edgewear and creasing on spine. (160-noto) ; Cat Who...; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 320 pages 
Price: 1.50 USD
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17 Braun, Lilian Jackson The Cat Who Knew a Cardinal
Jove 1992 0515107867 / 9780515107869 First Edition Mass Market Paperbac Very Good 
Very good - pages clean and tight, name written on endpage. Cover has light edgewear and creasing on spine. (160-noto) ; Cat Who...; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 288 pages 
Price: 1.25 USD
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The Cat Who Lived High, Braun, Lilian Jackson
18 Braun, Lilian Jackson The Cat Who Lived High
Jove 1991 051510566x / 9780515105667 Softcover Very Good 
Very good - pages clean and unmarked. Cover has some edgewear and a few small creases, creasing on spine, small tears to spine bottom. (160-noto) ; Cat Who...; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 304 pages 
Price: 1.80 USD
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19 Braun, Lilian Jackson The Cat Who Moved a Mountain
Jove 1992 0515109509 / 9780515109504 Softcover Very Good 
Very good - pages clean and tight, name written on endpage. Cover has very light edgewear and creasing on spine. (140-noto) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 261 pages 
Price: 2.05 USD
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20 Braun, Lilian Jackson The Cat Who Wasn't There
Jove 1993 0515111279 / 9780515111279 First Edition Mass market paperback Very Good+ 
Very nice - pages clean and tight, no markings. Cover has slight edgewear and creasing on spine. (140-noto) ; Cat Who...; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 288 pages 
Price: 1.50 USD
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