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Fiction - Detective, Sleuth

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THE Judah Lion Contract,  Joe Gall #15, Atlee, Philip
1 Atlee, Philip THE Judah Lion Contract, Joe Gall #15
Greenwich, CT Fawcett Gold Medal 1972 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Pages clean and intact, age tanning to page edges and covers, bookstore stamp inside front cover. Cover has light edge and corner wear, scuffing and a few small creases. One small edge tear and small tears to spine bottom. There were plenty of strangers around when Joe Gall showed up in Ethiopia to smuggle a deposed President out of the country. Unfortunately, murderers are as easy to hire in Africa as they are in Chicago. Cheaper too...... (85os,713) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 144 pages 
Price: 4.95 USD
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2 Child, Lincoln; Douglas Preston Fever Dream
New York Vision 2011 0446554952 / 9780446554954 Third Printing Softcover New 
Paperback is new and unread, with no markings. " Yesterday, Special Agent Pendergast still mourned the loss of his beloved wife, Helen, who died in a tragic accident in Africa twelve years ago. Today, he discovers she was murdered. Tomorrow, he will learn her most guarded secrets, leaving him to wonder: Who was the woman I married? Why was she murdered? And, above all . . . Who murdered her? FEVER DREAM - Revenge is not sweet: It is essential. " (300noto) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
Price: 8.99 USD
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LYING WONDERS  A Sheriff Milt Kovak Mystery, Cooper, Susan Rogers
3 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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HANDS UP, MISS SEETON, Crane, Hamilton
4 Crane, Hamilton HANDS UP, MISS SEETON
Berkley Books 1992 0425131327 / 9780425131329 Softcover Very Good+ 
Very good - pages clean, tight and unmarked. Cover has very light wear at corners and partial crease on spine. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; In a flurry of confusion, Miss Seeton is accused of being a thief's accomplice. She's cleared of any wrongdoing at the police station and discovers the Yard's latest baffling case is cocaine smuggling. Armed with an unerring eye for detail, Miss Seeton uncovers the ring of drug dealers--in her own village. [105-osl] 
Price: 3.50 USD
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MISS SEETON GOES TO BAT, Crane, Hamilton
5 Crane, Hamilton MISS SEETON GOES TO BAT
Berkley Books 1993 0425135764 / 9780425135761 Softcover Very Good+ 
Very good - pages clean, tight and unmarked. Cover has a little wear at corners and a small tear to spine bottom. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; A sketch she makes at a cricket match reveals to Miss Seeton vital clues to a series of burglaries that has upset the town of Plummergen. [110-osl] 
Price: 2.85 USD
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GIDEON'S POWER, Creasey, John
6 Creasey, John GIDEON'S POWER
Hodder And Stoughton 1978 0340158980 / 9780340158982 First Edition Softcover Good+ 
Coronet 1978 reprint. Internal pages clean and unmarked, age tanning to page edges & inside covers. Cover has moderate edgewear & rubbing/scuffing, small tears to spine ends, and a small peeled area on rear. "London's power supply was threatened, and Scotland Yard's Commander Gideon had to find out why - before the city was paralysed!" (110os) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 192 pages 
Price: 5.25 USD
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The Quick and the Dead  (Original Title: There Was an Old Woman), Ellery Queen
7 Ellery Queen The Quick and the Dead (Original Title: There Was an Old Woman)
Montreal, QC Pocket Books 1957 Fifth Printing Softcover Very Good 
Very good condition for it's age. Small paperback (6.5 in. tall). pages clean and intact, no markings, light age tanning to covers and page edges. first end page is slightly loose bottom end but still attached. cover has light edge wear, a little moreso to corners, spine edges, light creasing. Ellery Queen is tricked into aiding and abetting a murder! (95os,0514); 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 193 pages 
Price: 8.95 USD
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8 Engel, Howard THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN
Penguin Books 1994 014023246x / 9780140232462 Softcover Very Good 
Pages all intact and unmarked other than a small black ink mark inside cover. Cover has light edge and corner wear, some sticker residue on rear. "It all starts with a noisy toilet. Benny's janitor, Kogan, is preoccupied with the death of his elderly girlfriend, Lizzy Oldridge, who appears to have starved to death. Benny agrees to attend the inquest if Kogan will look into the plumbing. Lizzy may have died hungry, but she had plenty of money, and somehow former alderman and mayoralty candidate Thurleigh Ramsden, an unsavory character if there ever was one, has gained control of it. Ramsden escapes the inquest with his reputation untarnished, but Benny finds himself hopelessly enmeshed in the posthumous troubles of Kogan's late love. By the end of this twisting, turning tale, the body count has increased alarmingly-but what's happened with the plumbing? " [149-osl] ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 272 pages 
Price: 2.95 USD
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DIVIDED WE FALL, Eric Burgess
9 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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TO THE NINES, Evanovich, Janet
10 Evanovich, Janet TO THE NINES
St. Martin's 2003 0312265867 / 9780312265861 First Edition; Third Printing Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Excellent condition, clean, no markings. Light wear to top edge of jacket, one small tear to rear. Stephanie Plum's got rent to pay, people shooting at her, and psychos wanting her dead every day of the week (much to the dismay of her mother, her family, the men in her life, the guy who slices meat at the deli . . . Oh, the list goes on). An ordinary person would cave under the pressure. But hey, she's from Jersey.... ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 11.95 USD
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STARSKY & HUTCH #3, Franklin, Max
11 Franklin, Max STARSKY & HUTCH #3
Ballantine Books 1976 0345239210 / 9780345239211 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Light cover creasing & edgewear, interior clean & tight, 153 pages. "Being dead means never having to say you're sorry! And the organization is out to cancel a crimeland kingpin's apologies to a senate committee with a quick bullet. That's where Starsky and Hutch come in - on assignment to keep the big pigeon alive and escort his beautiful and beloved daughter into safe custody before the mob's meanies can waste him or snatch her. "; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall; (*shipping will be reduced on this lighter item) [90-osl] 
Price: 5.05 USD
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The Ambushers Matt Helm No. 6, Hamilton, Donald
12 Hamilton, Donald The Ambushers Matt Helm No. 6
UK Coronet Books 1974 0340024208 / 9780340024201 Softcover Very Good 
Coronet 1974 printing, same ISBN. Pages all intact and clean other than small bookstore stamp inside both covers, age tanning to page edges and inside covers. Cover has light edgewear, edge rubbing and scuffing, tiny peel where sticker was removed. The 6th Matt Helm, Secret Agent title. Helm and a " Battle-scared girl who couldn't stand being touched by men, " tackle a crazy Nazi, a crazy guerilla General and a foreign agent of the shapely variety... (95os,0514) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
Price: 4.25 USD
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Dress Her in Indigo, John D. MacDonald
13 John D. MacDonald Dress Her in Indigo
CT Fawcett Gold Medal 1969 Softcover Very Good 
Travis McGee series. Very good condition. Cover has very light edge/corner wear, some creasing on spine. Pages are clean and intact, with no markings. Some age tanning to covers and page edges. ; A Travis Mcgee Novel; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; From a Reviewer: "Travis McGee keeps getting better! .......Read this series the first time while in the Navy as a teen. Now thirty years later I am on my third time through series, and each time I enjoy it as much if not more than the first time. John D. McDonald is a true master story teller, and Travis McGee is the hero we can all admire, envy and root for. " (150os,0514) 
Price: 2.95 USD
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THE PILLARS OF SOLOMON Advance Uncorrected Bound Manuscript, Land, Jon
14 Land, Jon THE PILLARS OF SOLOMON Advance Uncorrected Bound Manuscript
Forge Books 1999 0312868197 / 9780312868192 First Edition Very Good 
Softcover. Cover has light edge & corner wear, light soiling, creasing to front. Internal pages are clean & unmarked. "In his 20th book, Land offers a bracing sequel to the well-received thriller, The Walls of Jericho, once again featuring Palestinian detective and ex-Detroit cop Ben Kamal, and Jerusalem police inspector Danielle Barnea, Ben's old flame. Delving into the disappearance of the 12-year-old daughter of a Jericho woman, Ben is warned of a planned suicide bombing in Tel Aviv's Atarim Square...." ; 8vo 
Price: 12.50 USD
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WHAT THE DEAD KNOW  A Novel, Lippman, Laura
15 Lippman, Laura WHAT THE DEAD KNOW A Novel
William Morrow 2007 0061128856 / 9780061128851 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
HC/DJ - near fine. Excellent condition. Hardcover is clean and tight - small remainder mark bottom edge of pages. Jacket has light scuffing and a little crinkling at edges. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 384 pages; "Starred Review. Edgar-winner Lippman, author of the Tess Monaghan mystery series (No Good Deeds, etc. ) , shows she's as good as Peter Abrahams and other A-list thriller writers with this outstanding stand-alone. A driver who flees a car accident on a Maryland highway breathes new life into a 30-year-old mystery—the disappearance of the young Bethany sisters at a shopping mall—after she later tells the police she's one of the missing girls. As soon as the mystery woman drops that bombshell, she clams up, placing the new lead detective, Kevin Infante, in a bind, as he struggles to gain her trust while exploring the odd holes in her story. Deftly moving between past and present, Lippman presents the last day both sisters, Sunny and Heather, were seen alive from a variety of perspectives. Subtle clues point to the surprising but plausible solution of the crime and the identity of the mystery woman. Lippman, who has also won Shamus, Agatha, Anthony and Nero Wolfe awards, should gain many new fans with this superb effort. " [700] 
Price: 9.95 USD
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THE GREEN RIPPER, MacDonald, John D.
16 MacDonald, John D. THE GREEN RIPPER
J. B. Lippincott 1979 0397013620 / 9780397013623 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Hardcover clean & tight other than a couple tiny spots, slightly cocked at spine. Jacket has light edgewear, age tanning and a couple small edge tears. "The pleasures of life are interrupted by a murder that plunges Travis McGee into a nightmare where nothing is as it seems, including the Church of the Apocrypha, which he must infiltrate to find the truth. " ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 6.00 USD
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A VERY DEADLY GAME Kojak #6, Miller, Victor B.
17 Miller, Victor B. A VERY DEADLY GAME Kojak #6
Pocket Books 1975 B002LYDTCE First Edition; Second Printing Softcover Very Good 
Pocket Books 1975, 2nd printing. Pages are clean and unmarked other than bookstore stamp inside front cover, light age tanning. Cover has light edgewear, light scuffing, light creasing. "The FBI had bungled the big one, and $100,000, and a dead cop later, they had all the problems they'd had at the start plus one more. Because now Kojak was going to do it his way...." (85osl) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
Price: 6.00 USD
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GIRL IN THE RIVER Kojak #3, Miller, Victor B.
18 Miller, Victor B. GIRL IN THE RIVER Kojak #3
Pocket Books 1975 0671788175 / 9780671788179 First Edition; Second Printing Softcover Very Good 
Pages are clean, tight and unmarked other than bookstore stamp inside cover, light age tanning to interior. Cover has moderate creasing, light edge and corner wear and a little soiling. "The M. O. Was always the same - to find a swinging single, to woo her, to strangle her, to dispose of the body somewhere wet.....Kojak missed nailing him two years ago - he couldn't afford to miss again..." (85osl) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
Price: 4.95 USD
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REQUIEM FOR A COP Kojak #2, Miller, Victor B.
19 Miller, Victor B. REQUIEM FOR A COP Kojak #2
Pocket Books 1974 0671784889 / 9780671784881 First Edition; Second Printing Softcover Very Good 
Pocket Books 1974, 2nd printing. Pages clean and tight, no marks other than bookstore stamp inside front cover. Cover has very light edgewear, light creasing, light pen marks on rear cover. "A cop is found dead with $10,000 on him. Things start to add up - like why he was on the same trail for 18 weeks without a score while the gang he was tailing pulled one job after another. ...Kojak has no choice but to play a desperate hunch." (85osl) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
Price: 4.50 USD
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THE TRADE-OFF Kojak #9, Miller, Victor B.
20 Miller, Victor B. THE TRADE-OFF Kojak #9
Pocket Books 1975 0671800450 / 9780671800451 First Edition; Second Printing Softcover Good 
Pocket Books 1975, 2nd printing. Pages clean and tight, no markings other than bookstore stamp inside cover. Would be upgraded to very good, but there is a piece cut from rear cover bottom edge, approx. 2" x 1". Cover otherwise very good with light edgewear, light creasing. "Kojak didn't want the skin-popping punks. This time, he wanted the king of heroin....and he had him! .....but underworld monarchs don't dispose easily..." [80-osl] ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
Price: 3.50 USD
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