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Assignment Budapest

By: Aarons, Edward S.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London & New York, White Lion Publishers: 1974

Edition: 1st UK edition

Seller ID: 015900


A scarce hardcover edition of a title first published in paperback in the USofA, featuring tough-guy operator Sam Durell, "a troubleshooter for an agency so secret that even the government didn't know about it." In this one, a Communist hatchet-man with the Hungarian secret police has slipped into America to assassinate an unknown victim, a victim which may even be Durell. Red cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 160 pages. Some slant, bump to bottom edge of front co... View more info

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Subversion

By: Alderson, T.A.

Price: $5.50

Publisher: New York, Broadway Books/Random House: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013236


1st printing w/complete number sequence. Author's first mystery. When a D.C. lawyer discovers a web of corruption and scandal that includes millions of dollars missing from a company account, her boss/lover is suddenly found murdered. This one has an interesting history, having been recalled by the publisher less than two weeks before its publication date, and with reviewers and book stores who had received copies being instructed to return them at once. It is rumoured t... View more info

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Subversion

By: Alderson, T.A.

Price: $5.50

Publisher: New York, Broadway Books/Random House: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013307


1st printing w/complete number sequence. Author's first mystery. When a D.C. lawyer discovers a web of corruption and scandal that includes millions of dollars missing from a company account, her boss/lover is suddenly found murdered. This one has an interesting history, having been recalled by the publisher less than two weeks before its publication date, and with reviewers and book stores who had received copies being instructed to return them at once. It is rumoured t... View more info

Passage of Arms

By: Ambler, Eric

Price: $19.50

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1960

Edition: 1st US edition

Seller ID: 009104


while on a world cruise, an American businessman and his wife become involved in a "tangled tale of intrigue which leands them from Hong Kong to Manila to Singapore and, finally, to Indonesia in the company of black-market operators, opium smugglers, gun runners, and political terrorists."; this copy has both dust jackets, the first featuring a painting by John O'Hara Cosgrave II, the second designed by Jean Carlu; wear to bottom corners, fading to top edge colou... View more info

The Cry from Street to Street

By: Bailey, Hillary

Price: $12.50

Publisher: London, Constable: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011296


Mary Kelly, a rich woman after fleeing the horrors of 1880's Whitechapel to become a brothel-keeper on the Canadian frontier, has returned to London to find and rescue her two sisters, but it's now 1888, and a monster who would later become known as Jack the Ripper is just embarking on his bloody mission; (the author writes in a note at the beginning of her book, "The murderer known as Jack the Ripper killed six women in one square mile of East London between 7 Augus... View more info

The Dark Room

By: Banks, Carolyn

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Viking: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011062


when a man cannot be located after his perfect American family is found murdered, it becomes the job of a CIA operative to be sure that there is no link between the murders and an agency drug experiment in which the missing man was an unwitting participant; lightly tanned edges, faint impression of pencilled price to top right corner of first end paper; dj w/impressions, light edgewear, 1/4" tear to bottom left corner of front cover, vertical crease to front flap; View more info

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No Time For Goodbye (signed)

By: Barclay, Linwood

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Bantam / Bantam Dell: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016900


First printing w/complete number sequence. Twenty-five years after a fourteen-year-old girl's father, mother and brother disappear without a trace, she is still haunted by questions, which lead her to try to find out how and why her family disappeared, and why she was left behind. Murder ensues. This copy signed by Barclay, on title page. Black boards w/red cloth backstrip, silver spine lettering, 338 pages, plus acknowledgments. A gently bumped corner, bump to bott... View more info

Special Effects

By: Barnes, Hugh

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London & Boston, Faber & Faber: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014864


Author's first novel. A minor Whitehall figure "inadvertently uncovers a plot to hijack the government by a misalliance of speculators and monetarists, cranks and crooks, ex-spies, private eyes and cyberpunks." Black cloth w/white spine lettering, 366 pages, dust jacket illustration by Irene von Treskow. View more info

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The Hidden Kingdom

By: Beeding, Francis (pseudonym of Hilary Aidan Saint George Saunders and John Palmer)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Toronto, S.B. Gundy: 1927

Edition: 1st Canadian edition

Seller ID: 017372


Continues the dastardly exploits of Professor Kreutzemark, criminal mastermind, who was introduced in 'The Seven Sleepers,' and who is "up to more deviltry," his plans "potentially so terrible and far-reaching that the reader gasps." (Oh no! Not a gasp! The fiend!) Scarce edition of this early Beeding title. Black cloth w/green lettering/decoration to front cover/spine, 370 pages. Slant, bumped corners, edge soil, small soil mark to front pastedown, ... View more info

The Man With The Red Tattoo

By: Benson, Raymond

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton/Hodder Headline: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014106


1st printing w/complete number sequence. A James Bond novel, this one finding 007 confronting "both man and nature in a desperate bid to stop the release of a deadly virus that could destroy the Western world." Red cloth w/gilt spine lettering. A near pristine, unread copy. View more info

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Knock on Wood (signed)

By: Blechta, Rick

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Scarsdale & Toronto, Castlefield Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016166


A "part-time sax player and substitute teacher" finds himself in "a sordid world of blackmail, cocaine smuggling, and sudden death." This copy signed by Blechta, on title page. Black cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 292 pages. Light wear to corners/spine ends, slight cover warp, in dust jacket w/impressions/scratches, edge tears, general wear. View more info

Forty Words For Sorrow

By: Blunt, Giles

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto, Random House Canada: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012883


1st printing w/complete number sequence. From the front flap: "When four teenagers go missing in the small northern town of Algonquin Bay, the extensive police investigation comes up empty. Everyone is ready to give up except Detective John Cardinal, an all-too-human loner whose persistence in searching for the missing children only serves to get him removed from Homicide. Haunted by a criminal secret in his own past and hounded by a special investigation into corrup... View more info

The Delicate Storm

By: Blunt, Giles

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Toronto, Random House Canada: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 014749


1st printing w/complete number sequence. The second Detective John Cardinal mystery, following the award-winning 'Forty Words For Sorrow.' Two very different deaths -- one the dismembered corpse of an American tourist and the second a woman frozen to death nearby -- may be connected, and it is up to Detective John Cardinal, "whose flaws and mistakes still haunt him" to solve the mystery. This copy signed by Blunt, beneath his name on title page. Green boards ... View more info

The Delicate Storm

By: Blunt, Giles

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Toronto, Random House Canada: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 014856


1st printing w/complete number sequence. The second Detective John Cardinal mystery, following the award-winning 'Forty Words For Sorrow.' Two very different deaths -- one the dismembered corpse of an American tourist and the second a woman frozen to death nearby -- may be connected, and it is up to Detective John Cardinal, "whose flaws and mistakes still haunt him" to solve the mystery. This copy signed by Blunt, beneath his name on title page. Green boards ... View more info

Sudden Death

By: Brennan, Peter

Price: $12.50

Publisher: London, Severn House: 1979

Edition: 1st UK hardcover edition

Seller ID: 009407


a thriller with tennis as its central theme, featuring a street-wise, ruthless champion, and an eager up-and-comer battling it out after a vi cious series of events that has already seen two pros die; dj has impressions, light edgewear; View more info

Man and Wife

By: Brown, Beth

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Triangle Books: 1940

Edition: 1st Triangle edition

Seller ID: 015509


From the front flap: "Marie Siccardi was the best operative for Lulu White, a dynmamic, painted, wild woman who supplied those 'other women' to be found in a state of convenient undress when the lawyers and detectives and the outraged wife raided the hotel room to catch an erring husband. And Marie played a straight game with the mob until one night when they didn't play straight with her." Navy cloth w/red spine lettering, 305 pages, illustated by Jeanette Se... View more info

The Walking Trip

By: Buckmaster, Henrietta

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Gollancz: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: mys.00258


A young woman who has come from Boston to meet her brother in London discovers that he has disappeared. Red cloth; dusty/lightly spotted edges, 1/4" tear to top left corner of front end paper, in lightly edgeworn dust jacket w/impressions. View more info

The Rule of Four

By: Caldwell, Ian, and Dustin Thomason

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, The Dial Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014917


1st printing w/complete number sequence. On the eve of graduation from Princeton, two friends on the verge of solving the mysteries of a Renaissance text discover an ancient diary which leads them deeper into their researches, and further into "a world of forgotten erudition, strange sexual appetites, and terrible violence." A superior thriller. Cream boards w/cream cloth backstrip w/red foil spine lettering, 368 pages (plus Authors' Note, Acknowledgements and... View more info

In Spite of Thunder

By: Carr, John Dickson

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1960

Seller ID: 010433


a Dr. Fell Detective Story; an impulsive and not-always-truthful young woman refuses to listen to the advice given her by a man who has been asked to keep her safe, and soon finds herself encircled by danger and murder; blue seal broken; dj illustration by Tony Madia; blue boards w/red cloth backstrip and Harper device in white to bottom right corner of front cover, 215 pgs.; moderate wear to corners/spine ends, bump to bottom edge of front cover, moderate edgewear, slig... View more info

A Play for Millions

By: Carter, Nicholas

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Street & Smith: 1930

Seller ID: 011589


#1288 in the publisher's New Magnet Library series, and one of about three bazillion Nicholas Carter detective stories from the time; spine wrinkles (printer's flaw), back cover detached but present, two stains to back cover where previous owner taped it to book (tape long since gone, but took a little finish with it), dampstain to bottom edge, tanned pages; internally tight and clean; View more info

The Flaming Jewel

By: Chambers, Robert W.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Triangle: 1942

Edition: 1st Triangle edition

Seller ID: mys.00031


Originally published in hardcover by Doran in 1922. In upstate New York a guy with a shady past and involved in questionable activities needs a pile of dough to make a lady out of his daughter. "Against the background of the north woods and the assembled scum, Chance and Destiny played out a murderous game." Dusty/spotted edges, "No Return" stamped on bottom edge, a bit of slant, some light wear to corners and edges, a couple of small soil marks intern... View more info

Mission of Murder

By: Charles, Robert

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Robert Hale Limited:

Seller ID: 007756


with the government held to ransom by a blackmailer who has the antidote to a drug with lethal side-effects, Whitehall's unassuming Mr. Smith disobeys a direct order from the Prime Minister, and assigns cold-blodded killer Simon Larren to the case; dj by Mudge Marriott; some slant, tanned edges; dj w/chipping to corners/spine ends, short edge tears, crinkling, rubbing, puncture to left side of front panel (above gutter), general handling wear; View more info

The Sleeper

By: Clark, Eric

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton / H&S: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007074


A spy who has remained inactive for decades finds his cover blown, with unpredictable consequences. Faintly soiled edges, moderate general wear. Dust jacket w/moderate edgewear, two short tears to top edge of front panel, rubbing, impressions. View more info

The Story Teller (signed)

By: Coel, Margaret

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Berkeley, Berkley Prime Crime: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 012735


The fourth mystery to feature Father John O'Malley and Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden. While attempting to recover Arapaho sacred artifacts held in a museum, Holden is informed by an Arapaho storyteller that a one-of-a-kind rare and beautiful ledger book is missing from the museum's inventory list, and while investigating the omission she learns that an Arapaho student died under mysterious circumstances while researching the ledger. Dust jacket w/some gentle wrinkling to... View more info

The Death Riders

By: Cofyn, Cornelius

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Blue Ribbon Books/Burt: 1935

Seller ID: 014942


Copyright page indicates that this is the first American edition, copyright by Alfred A. Knopf, but I doubt it. A young Englishman in Geneva finds himself on the trail of a sinister German organization, and is captured while attending one of their secret meetings. Grey cloth w/orange decoration to front cover, orange decoration/lettering to spine, 299 pages, dust jacket illustration by Artstaff. Mild slant, mild wear to corners/spine ends, previous owner's name to top... View more info

Dead Man's Watch

By: Cole, G.D.H. & Margaret

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Toronto, Doubleday, Doran, and Company (Canada) Ltd.: 1932

Edition: 1st Canadian edition

Seller ID: 008595


On holiday with his fiancee, a man finds the drowned body of a man who might be his uncle, or then again, might not be, and it's up to Superintendent Wilson of Scotland Yard to solve the mystery. Some slant, gently bumped/lightly worn corners/spine ends, tanned/dusty edges, previous owner's name/date on front free end paper, tanned pages. Lacking dust jacket. View more info

Death is the End

By: Cooke, G. Walter

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Geoffrey Bles: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012509


Sequel to 'Death Takes a Dive.' Features one of the more curious occupations of mystery/thriller protagonists: a garage owner and his wife. In this one, the Mitchells find themselves the victims of a protection gang. Blue cloth w/white spine lettering, 224 pages, dust jacket by Donald Green. Some slant, faintly soiled edges, light tanning, in price-clipped dust jacket w/chipping to corners/spine ends/edges, edge tears, some smudging to rear panel. Jacket now in protectiv... View more info

The Soyuz Affair

By: Coulter, Stephen (pseudonym of James Mayo)

Price: $5.00

Publisher: London, Granada: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: mys.00060


Collins price sticker on front end paper, lightly dusted edges. Price-clipped dj w/rubbing, impressions, a 1" slit at top right of rear panel (above rear gutter of book). View more info

Dangerous Legacy

By: Coxe, George Harmon

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: mys.00061


Bumped and moderately worn corners, wear to spine ends. Price-clipped dust jacket w/edgewear all around, tears at spine edges, spine end chips, small chip out of top of rear panel, short tears. View more info

The Toff and the Deep Blue Sea

By: Creasey, John

Price: $6.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1973

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 010611


reprints the 1955 edition; someone tries to kill the Toff while he's acting as agent for a friend's new cabaret; previous owner's embossed seal on first end paper; dj w/light rubbing, light edgewear, some impressions, flaking; View more info

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The Toff and the Terrified Taxman

By: Creasey, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton/King Crime: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015875


The 55th book to feature the Honourable Richard Rollison, this one finding our hero trying to straighten out a 10,000-pound mistake in his tax assessment, only to find that the tax inspector and other officials are apparently terrified of him. Black cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 192 pages, dust jacket design by Colin Andrews. Spine slant, small brownish tape stains to top and bottom of both end papers, in lightly worn dust jacket. View more info

Beyond Spite

By: Darion, R.F. (pseudonym of Cherylyn Stacey)

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Edmonton, NeWest Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014158


1st printing w/complete number sequence. The second Staff Sergeant Dan Laurenson mystery. 231 pages. Light general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

Old Sinners Never Die

By: Davis, Dorothy Salisbury

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons/Scribner: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013976


Written after the death of General Jarvis, this one recounts an adventure earlier in his life, when a ruthless senator "whose political capital is Communists-in-government" generates no small amount of fear. Blue cloth, 187 pages, dust jacket illustration by Bernard Kay. Mild wear to corners/spine ends, previous owner's name/date to front free end paper, in dust jacket w/slightly sunned spine, moderate edgewear, minor chipping to corners/spine ends, moderate gene... View more info

Deep Lay the Dead

By: Davis, Frederick C.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Garden City, Doubleday Crime Club: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005431


An unemployed man who answers a letter from a stranger finds himself a central player in a mysterious series of events. Bumped/softened/worn corners, moderate wear to spine ends, tanned/dusty edges, previous owner's name on front free end paper, small abrasion to front pastedown where (apparent) sticker removal took some finish with it (covered by dust jacket flap). Dust jacket w/longish tears to spine edges, tears/chipping to corners, strip torn off top spine, slight ... View more info

One Virgin Too Many

By: Davis, Lindsey

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Lon d, Century/Random House UK Limited: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013268


1st printing w/complete number sequence. The eleventh book in the author's Falco series set in first-century Rome. Black cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 292 pages, dust jacket illustration by Colin Hadley. Moderate general wear, in lightly rubbed dust jacket w/thin scratches, 1/4" tear to bottom spine, price sticker remnants to bottom of front flap. View more info

Last Rights

By: Dawson, David Laing

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Toronto, Macmillan of Canada: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010521


elderly residents of a nursing home are dying, and no one believes a suspicious 76-year-old's claim that they are being murdered; price-clipped dj w/light edgewear and rubbing; View more info

Every Bet's A Sure Thing

By: Dewey, Thomas B.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: mys.00159


The job of keeping an eye on a frightened mother and her two kids while on a train trip west to California looks like a piece of cake for a private eye--until the man he's relieving of the responsibility turns up dead. Dusty edges, spine slant, a dog-earred corner, previous owner's name and date in top left corner of front pastedown (obscured by dust jacket flap), bumped corners/spine ends. Moderately edgeworn and price-clipped dust jacket w/light spine sunning, rubbin... View more info

Flashpoint

By: Duke, Madelaine

Price: $6.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011518


"A documentary thriller strongly rooted in real world events: the perpetual danger of nuclear accidents, the continuous political battles between Russia and the West with whole continents as pawns, the ruthless actions of multinational companies, and the relentless scientific advances toward ever more murderous weapons which threaten to wipe out hundreds of millions in one brief holocaust." The author's 35th novel, which includes the humourous Vet series written ... View more info

Conquest Before Autumn

By: Eden, Matthew

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New YorkAbelard-Schuman:

Seller ID: mys.00282


the third thriller featuring Marc Savage, newspaperman and ex-CIA operative, and Otis Stilwell, his erstwhile partner in "The Company"; gently bumped corners, tanned top edge, partially tanned fore-edge, some soil to top edge, wrinkle to front pastedown (printer's flaw); price-clipped dj w/sunned edges, moderate edgewear, 1/4" tear to bottom of front fold, some subsequent gentle creasing/crinkling, lightly rubbed; View more info

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Guilt (signed)

By: Ephron, G.H.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Minotaur: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Authors

Seller ID: 016968


First printing w/complete number sequence. G.H. Ephron is the pseudonym of Hallie Ephron and Donald A. Davidoff. The fifth murder mystery to feature Peter Zak, a forensic neuropsychologist. In this one, not knowing if he might be the killer's target, Zak agrees to help the police profile a bomber who has already killed several people. This copy signed by Ephron and Davidoff, on title page. Black boards w/gilt spine lettering, 293 pages. A bit of slant, gently bumpe... View more info

The Bonner Deception

By: Estey, Dale

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Estey, on title page

Seller ID: 015611


New Brunswick writer's second novel, "an alternately cerebral and visceral tale of the ambiguities of modern espionage." Black cloth w/silver spine lettering, 298 pages, dust jacket illustration by Terry Fehr. Light edgewear, two tiny soil marks to bottom fore-edge, provincial Department of Tourism stamp to second half-title, in price-clipped dust jacket w/a bit of edgewear, 1/4" tear to top right rear panel, 3/8" tear to top of rear fold. Jacket in pr... View more info

The Spider Lady

By: Fischer, Bruno

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Jonathan Press:

Seller ID: mys.00363


edgewear, dusty edges, some dog-earred pages, slant, some spine edge wear, 1" separation at bottom spine edges, light soil to rear cover; View more info

The Man Who Looked Back

By: Fleming, Joan

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton: 1977

Seller ID: 010650


reissues the 1951 edition; a novel of suspense; dj by Nick Yeats; previous owner's name; price-clipped dj; View more info

Crisscross

By: Flower, Pat

Price: $5.00

Publisher: London, Collins Crime Club:

Seller ID: mys.00107


murder mystery set in Sydney; light edgewear, tanned/dusty edges, tiny soil mark in right margin of pg. 6 (does not affect text); price-clipped dj w/light edgewear, 1/4" tear to top left corner of front panel, crinkling to bottom right edge of front panel, sunned top edge, rubbing, impressions; View more info

The Pretty How Town

By: Freeling, Nicolas

Price: $7.50

Publisher: London, Little, Brown & Company (UK) Ltd.:

Seller ID: 007775


Henri Castang makes another appearance, this time presumably banished to Brussels to an inconsequential advisory post, but soon involved in more mysterious matters than he would have imagined; dj illustration by John Howard; slant, previous owner's name/date on front free end paper; dj w/light general wear; View more info

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The Grey Sombrero

By: Fry, Pete

Price: $9.00

Publisher: New York, Roy Publishers: 1958

Edition: 1st US edition

Seller ID: 009187


apparently obsessed with colours (other titles include "The Red Stockings," "The Black Beret," "Thick Blue Sweater," "Bright Green Waistcoat," "The Purple Dressing Gown," "The Yellow Trousers," and so on) the author offers a first person narrative featuring a private detective who takes a holiday to run a friend's bar in Tangier, and although at first he "firmly refused to become involved in any of the smuggling activit... View more info

France--Security

By: Gandolfi, Simon

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Blond & Briggs: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010393


author's second book, following 'The 100 Kilo Club'; black cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 185 pgs.; some spine slant, tanning, pencil price impressions to top right corner of front free end paper, moderate general wear; rubbed dj w/impressions, thin scratches, moderate edgewear; View more info

ANONYMOUS REX, A Detective Story

By: Garcia, Eric

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, Villard Books/Random House: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009139


author's first book; having faked their extinction millions of years ago, dinosaurs still roam the planet in the guise of, among other things, pro football players and detectives wearing latex costumes which help them blend into human society; in this first book in the series, a down-on-his-luck private investigator whose partner has died under mysterious circumstances discovers something much more sinister than the case of arson he is called upon to investigate; the num... View more info

Bloody Waters

By: Garcia-Aguilera, Carolina

Price: $5.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons:

Seller ID: mys.00098


author's first novel, introducing private eye Lupe Solano; dj w/some light rubbing; View more info

The Case of the Perjured Parrot

By: Gardner, Erle Stanley

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, The Blakiston Company/Triangle Books: 1945

Edition: 4th Triangle edition

Seller ID: 010819


originally published in 1939 by William Morrow & Co.; a Perry Mason thriller in which our lawyerly hero must solve the murder of an eccentric retired millionaire found shot to death in his mountain cabin; bumped spine ends, tiny soil mark to back cover, the usual Triangle tanned pages; moderately edgeworn dj w/1" piece torn from bottom spine, 1/4" strip chipped from top spine, two smaller pieces from upper spine, chipping/short tears to corners, thin scratches, s... View more info

Scorpius

By: Gardner, John

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Toronto & Edinburgh, Stoddart: 1988

Edition: 1st Canadian edition

Seller ID: 008263


The seventh James Bond novel by Gardner, this one finding Commander Bond involved with "a strange, but deadly, quasi-religious sect known as the Society of the Meek Ones," whose leader has links to the world's most deadly arms dealer. Some tanning, tiny remainder dot to bottom edge, light general wear. Lightly edgeworn dust jacket w/impressions, rubbing, 1/4" tear to top corner of front fold. View more info

Icebreaker

By: Gardner, John

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons/Putnam: 1983

Edition: 1st US edition

Seller ID: 011545


a James Bond thriller, this time finding 007 in Finland and allied with agents of the KGB, the CIA and Mossad in order to eliminate a neo-Nazi group operating across the border in Arctic Russia; scuffed/lightly dusted edges, one gently bumped corner; rubbed, lightly edgeworn dj w/impressions, scratches, faint soil; View more info

Death Is Forever

By: Gardner, John

Price: $17.50

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013269


Gardner's eleventh James Bond novel, this one finding 007 "plunged into the dangerous, shadowy world of post-Cold-War Europe," and "on the trail of a fanatical Communist spymaster and a terrifying conspiracy to turn back the tide of European democracy." Black cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 248 pages. Slant, "Xmas '92" written near top of front end paper, in price-clipped dust jacket w/light edgewear, impressions. View more info

The Killing Hour

By: Gardner, Lisa

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Bantam Dell: 2003

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 014940


A free sampler promoting Gardner's suspense novel of the same name, containing a two-page letter from the author, a ten-page excerpt from the novel, a six-page question-and-answer session between Stephen White and Gardner, and a four-page listing of other Gardner titles. Uncommon. 24 pages. Moderate general wear. View more info

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Year of the Hyenas (signed)

By: Geagley, Brad

Price: $13.50

Publisher: New Haven & London, Simon & Schuster: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016233


First printing w/complete number sequence. A murder mystery set in ancient Egypt, taking as its backdrop "the mysterious death of Ramses III, involving intrigue, ambition, greed, and crimes of passion on a huge, though hidden, scale." Pale yellow cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 291 pages. Remainder stripe to top edge, .25" vertical split to bottom edge of front cover, in lightly rubbed dust jacket w/a few thin impressions, .25" tear to bottom right corne... View more info

Gravity (signed)

By: Gerritsen, Tess

Price: $9.50

Publisher: New York, Pocket Books: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 011753


Medical thriller. A brilliant research physician who has been training to study living beings in space gets her opportunity, but once aboard an international space station things go dreadfully wrong when a culture of single-celled organisms gathered from the deep sea begin to multiply and infect the crew. This copy signed by author on title page. Gently bumped spine ends, in rubbed dj w/impressions, light edgewear. An unread copy. View more info

After the Fine Weather

By: Gilbert, Michael

Price: $17.50

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008322


A story of suspense and political intrigue in a tiny Austrian province where a prince of the Church is assassinated in the presence of the sister of the British Vice-Consul. Dust jacket illustration by Eileen Walton. Slant, minor wear to corner/spine ends, indentation to left edge of front cover, tanned/dusty edges. Dust jacket w/some chipping to corners/spine ends, a couple of 1/4" tears to bottom edge, sunned spine, 1/2" x 1/8" strip scraped from left po... View more info

The Black Seraphim

By: Gilbert, Michael

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014693


When Dr. James Scotland, a young forensic pathologist, collapses from overwork, he takes a month's sabbatical at a school where his cousin is headmaster, but soon finds himself in solving a murder. Black cloth, 223 pages. Price-clipped dust jacket. View more info

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Hangover 1936

By: Gillespie, James Stuart Jr.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, The Galleon Press: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016832


A college student meets a mysterious woman with whom he falls in love during his Christmas vacation, (but who seems to disappear from the narrative once vacation is over); experiences a variety of family problems; sees a criminal arrested just before marrying his sister; has a friend who publishes a critically panned book, only to see it sell many more copies because bookbuyers can't believe that a book could be that bad; and much else during the hangover year of 1936 (t... View more info

Root of Evil

By: Goldthwaite, Eaton K.

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Duell, Sloan and Pearce: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005704


"The explosion that wrecked Carl's laboratory not only made Emily a widow but seemed for a time to have ruined the industrial enterprise of Messrs. Plummer and Gorky as well. They were determined men, however, and had no intention of letting that enterprise die. Just how determined, Emily did not discover until the moment she opened her door without first seeing who was there--and found herself looking into a gun. 'We love money,' Plummer had said. She had not known ... View more info

The Dead Pull Hitter

By: Gordon, Alison

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008348


a baseball mystery; introduces Kate Henry, baseball beat writer making her way through a long season until her team's designated hitter turns up dead; dj illustration by N.R. Jackson; bumps to spine ends, faint edge soil; rubbed dj w/moderate edgewear, vertical crease to front flap; View more info

Night Game (signed)

By: Gordon, Alison

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart/M&S: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 011337


the third Kate Henry baseball mystery, this one finding our intrepid reporter/sleuth covering spring training in Florida, and soon attempting to clear a Dominican rookie of murder charges; this copy signed on title page; dust jacket illustration by John Paul Genzo; blue cloth, 269 pages; a suggestion of wear to corners/spine ends; rubbed dj w/impressions, light edgewear; View more info

Death Penalties

By: Gosling, Paula

Price: $6.00

Publisher: London & Edinburgh & Glasgow, Scribners/Scribner: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010520


a Luke Abbott mystery; when a young police sergeant eager to prove himself a credit to the CID decides to reopen a file on a fatal car crash, he discovers that the dead man's premature exit may have proved very inconvenient for someone; dj by Oliver Hunter; rubbed dj; View more info

Fall Down Easy

By: Gough, Laurence

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart:

Seller ID: mys.00140


the sixth crime novel featuring detectives Jack Willows and Claire Parker; a coke addict/weapons freak/bank robber kills a man who turns out to be a plainclothes Panamanian police officer, and Willows and Parker find themselves involved in a dangerously complex investigation; dj w/impressions and light rubbing; View more info

An International Affair

By: Graeme, Bruce

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Hutchinson Crime-Book Society No. 43:

Seller ID: mys.00152


nd; features Superintendant Stevens of the C.I.D.; dusty edges, small nick to top right spine, slant/roll, waterstain to bottom page co rners; dj w/edgewear all around, chipping to spine ends, wear to folds, rubbing, scrape to rear panel, two tan-coloured stains visible primarily on inside of jacket; View more info

THE FILIGREE BALL: Being a Full and True Account of the Solution of the Mystery Concerning the Jeffrey-Moore Affair

By: Green, Anna Katherine

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap / G&D:

Seller ID: 005716


Reissue of the 1903 Bobbs-Merrill edition. Frontispiece by C.M. Relyea. Decorated maroon cloth. Front cover still bright and attractive. Dusty/tanned edges, bumped corners, some wear to corner/spine ends, offsetting to end papers, scuffed/faintly soiled cloth, in dust jacket w/edgewear, chipping, uneven tear to top of front fold/right edge of front panel, 2" piece torn from top spine/left edge of front panel, other smaller pieces torn from edges, 3/4" diamete... View more info

'Cassandra' Bell

By: Greenaway, Peter Van

Price: $31.50

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz Limited: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011442


The unfulfilled prophecies of a long-dead seeress who foresaw her own murder now lead to a conspiracy which results once again in murder, ultimately involving Inspector Cherry in his most desperate case. Red cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 192 pages. Price-clipped dust jacket w/impressions/thin scratches. View more info

The Watchman

By: Grubb, Davis

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons/Scribner: 1961

Edition: First Edition (A on copyright page)

Seller ID: 015415


In a West Virginia river town where the local sheriff makes residents feel safe and secure, the son of a leading citizen is found murdered. Blue cloth w/gilt lettering/decoration to front cover/spine, 275 pages, dust jacket illustration by Marilyn Miller. Mild wear to corners/spine ends, faint soil to bottom edge, in price-clipped dust jacket w/slightly sunned spine, a bit of edgewear, light chipping to spine ends, 1/4" tear to top left corner of front panel. View more info

Run, Fool, Run

By: Gruber, Frank

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Dutton:

Seller ID: mys.00156


a man contemplating suicide after his wife leaves him is offered $50,000 to kill someone he knows, but when he takes the job he finds himself being pursued; dusty edges, moderate edgewear, a hint of slant, light soil to front cover; dj w/2 " tear at top right spine edge, shelfwear, chipping, creasing, short tears, rubbing, impressions; View more info

The Sherlock Holmes Companion

By: Hardwick, Michael and Mollie

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, John Murray:

Seller ID: mys.00146


all sorts of stuff you'd like to know about that Sherlock fella; dusty edges, small bumps to cover edges; price-clipped dj w/edgewear, impressions, some lifting of lamination along left edge of front panel, crinkles to bottom left spine edge; View more info

The Enormous Shadow

By: Harling, Robert

Price: $27.50

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus:

Seller ID: 007656


psychological thriller, author's third novel; a Washington correspondent for an English newspaper is recalled to London to write a series of reports on the English political scene, only to find himself caught in an unsettling mystery; dj by Biro; some slant, some mild fading to spine ends, tanned edges, moderate general wear; dust jacket w/some edgewear, top 1" of spine torn off, triangular piece torn from top left corner of front panel, small piece torn from bottom ... View more info

The Fish Kisser

By: Hawkins, James

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Dundurn: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 014642


1st printing w/complete number sequence. The second Inspector David Bliss mystery. A computer genius hunted by cyber-terrorists disappears while on on a cruise bound for Holland. Signed by author (beneath his name) on title page. 440 pages. Reading creases to spine, rubbing/shallow impressions, moderate general wear. View more info

Revenge of the Cootie Girls (signed)

By: Hayter, Sparkle

Price: $9.00

Publisher: New York, Viking: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 004823


A Robin Hudson mystery. Our intrepid heroine has taken a new intern under her wing, but when the girl doesn't show after being invited to a Hallowe'en bash, Robin finds herself on a search through a night of murder and mayhem. Signed by Her Sparkleness on title page. Dust jacket illustration by Mark Zingarelli. An unread copy. A hint of slant, bar code on rear pastedown. Dust jacket w/light edgewear, rubbing, impressions. View more info

Ill Wind

By: Heath, W. L.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton:

Seller ID: mys.00170


a small Southern US town faces a lot of unanswered questions when one of their number commits suicide; tanned edges and yellowing pages; dj w/light edgewear, two 1/4" tears, slight discolouration to rear panel, a small area on inside flap where price sticker removal took some finish with it; View more info

Pel and the Pirates

By: Hebden, Mark (pseudonym of John Harris)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012476


The eighth Pel novel, this one finding the Inspector on his honeymoon, but no less involved in bringing miscreants to justice. Black cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 187 pages, dust jacket illustration by Ken Reilly. Mild slant, mild wear to corners/spine ends, near 1/4" indentation to top edge of back cover, shallower indentation to top edge of front cover, black magic marker R to front pastedown (presumed to be a remainder mark of some sort), in price-clipped and rubb... View more info

Man's Illegal Life

By: Heller, Keith

Price: $7.50

Publisher: London, Headline Book Publishing/Hodder Headline PLC: 1998

Edition: 1st Headline edition

Seller ID: 009372


originally published in 1984 by William Collins Sons & Company; a mystery set in early eighteenth-century Drury Lane, "one of the most dangerous and volatile districts of London, where prostitutes solicit openly on the street-corners, beggar children sleep rough in the gutters and the busy gin-houses ply their raucous trade."; in his boarded-up house a ruined entrepeneur is found tied to a chair, starved to death in a fashion reminiscent of the fate of plague vic... View more info

DEAD NORTH, An Alaska Mystery (signed)

By: Henry, Sue

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Nwe y, William Morrow/HarperCollinsPublishers: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 012044


A woman driving her friend's RV from Idaho to Alaska offers a ride to a teenager, who subsequently disappears at Jasper National Park, just ahead of the police who are searching for him in connection with two murders. Signed on title page. Dust jacket illustration by Pat Bailey. Bumped spine ends, small remainder dot to bottom edge, in dust jacket w/a couple of impressions, light wear to spine ends. An unread copy. View more info

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A Pinch of Snuff

By: Hill, Reginald

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1978

Edition: 1st US edition

Seller ID: 016280


First printing w/complete number sequence. A Detective-Inspector Pascoe and Detective-Superintendant Dalziel novel, this one finding them investigating the making of a possible snuff film. Blue boards w/navy cloth backstrip, silver spine lettering, 271 pages, dust jacket illustration by Michelle Maldeau. Light edgewear, mild dampstaining to bottom edge of front cover, in dust jacket w/light edgewear, light dampstaining, moderate general wear. View more info

Key to the Morgue

By: Howard, Hartley

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1974

Seller ID: 008547


originally published in 1957; after the death of his sister, a guy with money, brains and power needs a bodyguard to ensure that he doesn't follow her; dj illustration by Gilbert Gordon; some slant, light edgewear, gift inscription to previous owner, sticker shadow to top right corner of front free end paper, tanning; price-clipped dj w/rubbing, edgewear, chipping to corners/spine ends, impressions, short edge tears; View more info

Time Bomb

By: Howard, Hartley

Price: $12.50

Publisher: London, Collins: 1973

Edition: 2nd edition

Seller ID: 015293


A man hired to find someone who has disappeared with $20,000 of a local racketeer's money "finds himself involved in a tense and lethal situation." Brown cloth w/black spine lettering, 192 pages, dust jacket illustration by Barbara Walton. Gentle spine slant, a bit of edgewear, tanning to cheap paper, light general wear, in lightly edgeworn dust jacket w/light smudging to rear panel, impressions, 1/4" tear to top edge of rear panel, light general wear. View more info

The Whisper in the Glen

By: Hubbard, P.M.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Atheneum: 1972

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 013991


A woman who gives up London to join her husband as he teaches in the North of Scotland "soon finds herself enmeshed in the tangle of desires, jealousies and darker emotions that run riot beneath the deceptively calm surface of the ingrown little town." Steel cloth w/title in blind to front cover, gilt spine lettering, 189 pages, dust jacket illustration by James and Ruth McCrea. View more info

Sleeping Partner

By: Humphreys, James

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan Publishers: 2000

Edition: Advance reader's copy

Seller ID: 015389


An uncorrected proof copy of the author's debut crime-fiction novel, telling the story of a shy, twenty-seven-year-old woman accused of murdering her ex-lover. 359 pages. An unread copy, internally tight and clean. View more info

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The Sorrows of an American (signed)

By: Hustvedt, Siri

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Company (a Frances Coady book): 2008

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016608


First printing w/complete number sequence. Siblings who "find a disturbing note from an unknown woman among their late father's papers ... believe he may be implicated in a mysterious death," which leads them to try to unravel the mystery. This copy signed by Hustvedt, on title page. Cream and grey boards w/silver spine lettering, 307 pages (including brief biographical sketch). Small remainder dot to bottom edge, in dust jacket w/mild edgewear. An unread co... View more info

Accidental Crimes

By: Hutton, John

Price: $7.50

Publisher: London, Bodley Head: 1984

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 014289


A small lie of convenience finds a man suspected of rape and murder. Red cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 252 pages. A bit of slant, bumped corners, light wear, in rubbed dust jacket w/moderate edgewear, thin scratches/impressions. Jacket in protective mylar sleeve. View more info

Phantom Lady

By: Irish, William (pseudonym of Cornell Woolrich)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Tom Stacey: 1973

Edition: 1st Tom Stacey edition

Seller ID: 015264


A man who has dinner with a nameless woman returns home to find his wife strangled, himself the prime suspect in her murder, and desperately needing to find the nameless woman in order to clear himself. Green cloth w/silver foil lettering to spine, 256 pages. Light edgewear, moderate spine slant, price impressions to top right corner of front end paper, in rubbed, lightly worn dust jacket. View more info

False Accusations

By: Jacobson, Alan

Price: $19.50

Publisher: New York, Pocket Books:

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 008940


a wealthy, powerful and respected doctor is charged with double homicide, and the evidence against him, coupled with his lack of an alibi, gives even his attorney grave doubts; this copy signed, by author, on title page; two gently bumped corners; scuffed dj w/bumped corners, thin scratches; an unread copy; View more info

Kaleidoscope

By: Janes, J. Robert

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Constable: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012028


The third mystery to feature French policeman Jean-Louis St. Cyr and his Gestapo counterpart, Hermann Kohler, tackling crime in occupied France. This one finds our uneasily alligned detectives attempting to solve a murder which might have roots in a decades-old political scandal. Black cloth w/silver spine lettering, 255 pages, dust jacket illustration by Terry Pastor. Light soil to top edge, McClelland & Stewart Complimentary Review Copy stamp to title page, slight pull... View more info

Rolling the Bones

By: Jarrard, Kyle

Price: $25.00

Publisher: South Royalton, Steerforth Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014087


Author's second novel. Charcoal cloth w/blue foil spine lettering, 320 pages, dust jacket illustration by Bill Nelson. A nice, unread copy. View more info

A Twist of Sand

By: Jenkins, Geoffrey

Price: $6.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008074


Author's first novel. Years after the end of the Second World War a man returns to Africa's Skeleton Coast in search of treasure from ships wrecked in its dangerous waters. Dust jacket illustration by John Rose. Scuffed cloth, tanned/moderately soiled edges, Christmas gift inscription to previous owner, some offsetting to end papers. Dust jacket w/some edgewear, chipping to corners/spine ends, 1.25" diagonal tear to top left corner of rear panel, subsequent creas... View more info

Under the Dragon's Tail

By: Jennings, Maureen

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007467


First printing w/complete number sequence. Jennings's second book, also set in Toronto of the late 1880s and featuring police detective William Murdoch. Dust jacket illustration by Vince McIndoe. A bumped corner, in rubbed dust jacket w/thin scratches, light general wear. An unread copy; View more info

The Earthquake Bird

By: Jones, Susanna

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Picador: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 013863


1st printing w/complete number sequence. Author's first novel. A young English woman working as a translator in Tokyo is the chief suspect under suspicion of murder. Navy cloth w/silver spine lettering, 212 pages. This copy signed by Jones, on title page. An unread copy. View more info

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Cold Plague (signed)

By: Kalla, Daniel

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Forge / Tom Doherty Associates: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016952


After "pristine water -- hidden for millions of years, untouched by pollution, and possessing natural healing powers -- is found miles under Antarctic ice," this thriller's hero soon comes to believe that the water "might hold the key to a microscopic Jurassic Park." In between, though, we have outbreaks of mad cow disease in France, our hero's suspicion that there's more to the outbreaks than meets the eye, and that there's a conspiracy stretching aroun... View more info

Not a Girl Detective

By: Kandel, Susan

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Morrow/HarperCollins/Harper Collins: 2005

Edition: Uncorrected Proof

Seller ID: 015284


A Ceci Caruso mystery. A woman who writes biographies of deceased mystery writers is in Palm Springs to research the pseudonymous Carolyn Keene, where she meets a collector of Keene's early material, and soon finds herself investigating his sudden death. 294 pages. A hint of general wear. Unread, internally tight and clean. View more info

A Halo For Nobody

By: Kane, Henry

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New YorkSimon & Schuster:

Seller ID: mys.00291


introduces hard-boiled detective Peter Chambers, a guy who "is tough as an agent's smile; who can drink like a camel, but hold his liquor like a revenue snooper." ; bumped corners, edgewear, tanned pages; price-clipped dj w/2" x 1" triangular piece missing from top of front panel, several scrapes and nicks, rubbing, 1" x 1/8" piece scraped horizontally from left edge of front panel, general wear; View more info

Sucker Trap

By: Kane, Mark

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, Roy Publishers: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011556


when a service station employee is hired to maintain the estate of a wealthy woman who is bored with her husband, his dreams of wealth and romance blind him to the trap surrounding him; tanned edges, bumped corners, light general wear; rubbed dj w/edgewear, short nicks to spine ends, smudged rear panel, sticker shadow to rear panel; View more info

The Dead Circus

By: Kaye, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Atlantic Monthly Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed & Dated by Author

Seller ID: 015495


1st printing w/complete number sequence. Kaye's second novel. When his fiancee is killed in a plane crash, an ex-cop "becomes obsessed with an unsolved mystery from his days with the LAPD: the death of up-and-coming rockabilly star Bobby Fuller." Kaye has signed and dated this copy on title page ("John Kaye/1-25-2003"). 324 pages. A nice, collectible, unread copy. View more info

Bribery, Corruption Also

By: Keating, H.R.F.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008112


An Inspector Ghote mystery. When Ghote and his wife move from Bombay to Calcutta in order to live in a house they have inherited they find it a decaying ruin, and when their lawyer advises them to sell it immediately, Ghote decides there's corruption afoot. Rubbed dust jacket w/impressions/scratches, light edgewear. View more info

The Hard Detective

By: Keating, H.R.F.

Price: $8.50

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008355


the deaths of two of her officers lead Detective Chief Inspector Harriet Martens to wonder if her unyielding stance on local crime may provoke further deaths; a nice, unread copy; View more info

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The Case of the Jeweled Ragpicker

By: Keeler, Harry Stephen

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, Phoenix Press: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017613


Gird your loins and lay in some concoction produced by the genius of modern chemistry, because you have before you a reading experience from a writer unlike any other in the world of the written word (unless you count the world of the written word in poetic form, as delivered by the incomparable William McGonagall, in which case we're talking a tie). The incomparable Keeler presents us with the unsolved murder of a "shabby ragpicker who was killed with a dagger inla... View more info

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Eye of Vengeance (signed)

By: King, Jonathon

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Dutton/The Penguin Group: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016904


First printing w/complete number sequence. After his wife and a daughter are killed by a drunk driver, a veteran crime reporter is left alone to raise his remaining daughter while also dealing with the hunt for a cold-blooded killer who is murdering criminals. This copy signed by King, on title page. Green boards w/black cloth backstrip, gilt spine lettering, 276 pages, plus acknowledgments and brief author biography. Remainder strip across bottom edge, tiny indentat... View more info

Death of a Big Shot

By: Knight, Clifford

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Bestseller Mystery B139:

Seller ID: mys.00208


nd; "She was a sweet young thing, even with the handcuffs dangling from her wrist." (not a bad line at all); some slant, dusty edges, wear to spine edges, nick/short tear to bottom right spine edge, small black magic marker line over previous owner's name on front cover (didn't work--the previous owner's name is A. E. King); View more info

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Trace Elements (signed)

By: Knight, Kathryn Lasky

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, W.W. Norton & Co.: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016567


When a young woman's scientist husband is murdered in the desert, she sets out to track down his killer, and soon finds herself involved with "murder, intrigue and corruption in the academic world." This copy inscribed and signed ("For Helen S. Foster/With best wishes/Kathryn Lasky Knight/P.S. errata: p. 108/Janet Mead should/read Margaret/Mead") by Knight, on half-title. Beige boards w/red cloth backstrip, gilt spine lettering, 192 pages, dust jacket ... View more info

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The Castle of Dawn

By: Kramer, Harold Morton

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Boston, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co.: 1908

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011706


Mystery and romance from a writer whose fifty-seven years from 1873 to 1930 saw him earn his keep as a cowboy, a soldier, reporter, editor and occasional lecturer. Illustrated green cloth, 409 pages, six illustrations. Rubbing/discolouration to covers and spine, spine slant, bumped/worn corners/spine ends, tanned/lightly soiled edges, previous owner's signature/date on front free end paper, front hinge split at Contents Page, rear hinge partially split at rear end paper/... View more info

Shadows of Sin (signed)

By: Krich, Rochelle

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow: 2001

Edition: 2nd printing

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 011486


A Jessie Drake mystery, this one finding her investigating what at first blush appears to be a random multiple murder, but which she instinctively feels is something much different. Author has inscribed, signed and dated ("For xxxxx--/So nice meeting you today./Enjoy the book./Rochelle Krich 4/28/02") this copy on title page. Promotional bookmark laid in. Blue boards w/blue cloth backstrip, 337 pages. Gently bumped spine ends, vertical scratch to back cover, in r... View more info

Quit Monks or Die!

By: Kumin, Maxine

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Ashland, Story Line Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009899


a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet here offers a literary murder mystery in which two researchers are murdered, possibly by an animal rights terrorist group opposed to animal research; mauve cloth, 183 pgs.; dj in Bro-dart sleeve; a nice copy, unread; View more info

The Heir Hunter

By: Larsgaard, Chris

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Delacorte Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011056


author's first novel; a pair of private investigators searching for a dead multi-millionaire's next-of-kin and thinking that they're about to score big bucks learn that there are secrets in the dead man's past, and there are some people who don't want those secrets let loose; pearl boards w/black cloth backstrip, 356 pgs., dj illustration by Raquel Jaramillo; an unread copy w/thin/shallow impressions to covers, gently bumped spine ends; a nice copy; View more info

Outcast

By: Latour, Jose

Price: $11.50

Publisher: New York, Akashic Books: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014209


Trade paperback original of author's seventh novel, and the true first edition of "The first Cuban crime novel to be written in English and published in the United States." 217 pages. A pristine copy. View more info

Arsene Lupin Versus Herlock Sholmes

By: Leblanc, Maurice

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Chicago, M.A. Donohue & Co.:

Seller ID: 007569


one of the "Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin," translated from the French by George Morehead; decorated pale green cloth, 350 pgs.; bumped/moderately worn corners/spine ends, tanned/dusty/moderately soiled edges, some flaking to front cover lettering, spine lettering flaked to near-oblivion, moderate general wear; lacking dj; View more info

Final Closing (signed)

By: Lee, Barbara

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 006263


After female real estate agents receive threatening telephone calls, one of then is found bludgeoned to death on a secluded estate, and an ex-policewoman is hired by a broker to teach his agents self defence. This copy signed by Lee, on title page. Dust jacket illustration by James Wang. Lightly rubbed dust jacket w/light scratching to rear panel. An unread copy. View more info

A Fish For Murder

By: Lee, Edward

Price: $7.00

Publisher: London, Hurst & Blackett:

Edition: 1st UK edition

Seller ID: 015395


No date (circa 1945). "A fast-moving story of fishing, gambling and murder on the high-seas," featuring Red Blake. Blue cloth, 176 pages. View more info

The Killing Wind

By: Lee, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, John Long: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010651


author's second novel; a freelance photographer hurting for money agrees to an assignment in Algeria, where he is accosted by army dissidents, blackmailed, and discovers that he is involved in an ominous and far-reaching plot; dj by Oliver Elmes; dj w/some light edgewear, light rubbing, sticker shadow to front flap; View more info

The Cutting Edge of Barney Thomson

By: Lindsay, Douglas

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Judy Piatkus (Publishers): 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014101


Black comedy sequel to 'The Long Midnight of Barney Thomson,' featuring "Scotland's most notorious -- and misunderstood -- serial killer," this time hiding out in the monastery of The Holy Order of the Monks of St. John, which, it turns out, "already has its full complement of serial killers." 376 pages. An unread copy, internally tight and clean. View more info

Blood Country

By: Logue, Mary

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Walker & Company: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010526


complete number sequence; introduces Claire Watkins, a Minnesota police officer who, when her husband is killed in a hit-and-run accident, moves with her daughter to a small town outside the Twin Cities, not knowing that her daughter witnessed the accident, and that the driver knows it; dj illustration by John Martinez; an unread copy; View more info

...And Incidentally, Murder!

By: Lovell, B.E.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Mystery House/Bouregy & Curl: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011552


Introduces private investigator Edge Hannegan, who supposes a missing person case will hold little excitement, but who finds himself with a gorgeous redhead on a trail that leads to an enormous crime syndicate. Red cloth, 253 pages, dust jacket illustration by David Kyle. Spine slant, wear to edges/corners/spine ends, date in ink to top edge of front free end paper, some dampstaining to top edge of rear pastedown/rear end papers, tanning, in dust jacket w/edgewear, crink... View more info

Wobble to Death

By: Lovesey, Peter

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007507


Lovesey's first mystery, and winner of the Panther/Macmillan First Crime Novel Competition. Set in London of the late nineteenth century, murder is committed during a bizarre athletic/endurance competition. Sadly, the natural enemy of the book (no, not an insect or drooling adolescent or vermin, but worse, the librarian) has gotten at this one, thus the book is graded as Fr only, w/two tape stains to each of front and back covers, lighter tape stains to end papers/past... View more info

Rough Cider

By: Lovesey, Peter

Price: $5.00

Publisher: London, The Bodley Head: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011429


A young woman looking for information about her father, who was hanged for murder nineteen years earlier, contacts a university lecturer who, as a nine-year-old boy, was the prosecution's chief witness, but they soon find themselves involved in another murder. Black cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 206 pages, dust jacket illustration by Trevor Scobie. Bumped corner; dust jacket w/light edgewear, thin scratches/impressions. View more info

Bertie And The Seven Bodies

By: Lovesey, Peter

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Century/Mysterious Press UK:

Seller ID: mys.00299


"From the Detective Memoirs of King Edward VII"; murder in 1890 at Desborough Hall while the Prince and Princess of Wales are visiting, and Bertie must save the day; dj w/very light edgewear, impressions; View more info

Dead Ringer

By: Lyons, Arthur

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Mason/Charter: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 013179


A Jacob Asch mystery, this one finding our Jewish detective enlisted by a boxing promoter to help "an Argentine heavyweight whose career is on the skids." Lyons has inscribed this copy on the dedication page ("For Jeana--Best always,/Arthur Lyons./Oct. 6, 1980"). Cream boards w/black cloth backstrip w/gilt spine lettering, 234 pages, dust jacket illustration by Frank Riley. Rubbed dust jacket w/impressions, 1/4" tear to top right corner of front panel... View more info

The Green Ripper

By: MacDonald, John D.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Lippincott:

Seller ID: mys.00222


a Travis McGee mystery; spine slant, some edgewear, dusty edges; rubbed, edgeworn dj w/impressions, flaking; View more info

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Murder Gone Mad

By: MacDonald, Philip

Price: $250.00

Publisher: London, W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. / Crime Club:

Edition: Early reprint

Seller ID: 016714


No date (circa 1933). An early reprint of a title that John Dickson Carr considered to be one of the ten best detective novels. This deals with a serial killer long before that particular type of murderer become popularized in crime fiction. Blue cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 252 pages, dust jacket illustration by Bip Pares. Very scarce in a dust jacket. Moderate wear to corners/spine ends, mild dampstaining to edges, previous owner's name/date (Oct. 24/33) on front... View more info

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Murder in Vain

By: Mantell, Laurie

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz Ltd.: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015820


Mantell's fifth novel, featuring "the New Zealand detective Steve Arrow & his colleagues," this one finding Arrow investigating the murder of a nudist who has been shot with an arrow. Red cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 191 pages. Light general wear in dust jacket w/sticker remains to top right corner of front panel, thin scratches, light edgewear. View more info

A Matter of Roses (signed)

By: Manuel, David

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Brewster, Paraclete Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 010527


First printing w/complete number sequence. A Faith Abbey mystery. Murder follows in the wake of a severe Cape Cod storm, and an overworked police chief and a monk from a nearby abbey work to solve the crime. This copy signed by author on title page. Green cloth w/green foil spine lettering, 355 pages. An unread copy. (A word about our grading: Fine -- or, sometimes, As New -- is our highest grade, and it's down from there. "Mint" is a word referring to a flavour ... View more info

A Matter of Roses (signed)

By: Manuel, David

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Brewster, Paraclete Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 012175


1st printing w/complete number sequence. A Faith Abbey mystery. Murder follows in the wake of a severe Cape Cod storm, and an overworked police chief and a monk from a nearby abbey work to solve the crime. This copy signed on title page. Green cloth w/green foil spine lettering, 355 pages. An unread copy. (A word about our grading: Fine -- or, sometimes, As New -- is our highest grade, and it's down from there. "Mint" is a word referring to a flavour or a buildin... View more info

Sleeping Beauty

By: Margolin, Phillip

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, HarperCollins Publishers/Harper Collins:

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 014175


1st printing w/complete number sequence. From the front flap: "Author Miles Van Meter is on a book tour to promote his sensational bestseller 'Sleeping Beauty,' a true-crime account of a deeply personal subject: the attack by a serial killer that left his twin sister, Casey, in a coma. Tonight the audience waits to mear Miles discuss recent developments in his sister's case -- unaware that pieces of this complex puzzle of violence, unknown even to the author, are abo... View more info

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The Stolen God

By: Marshall, Edison

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Burt/Blue Ribbon Books:

Edition: 1st Burt/Blue Ribbon edition

Seller ID: 012246


No date (circa 1940). Follows the Kinsey edition published in 1936. The theft of the Emerald Buddha sees an American adventurer in Bangkok pulled into a morass of danger and political intrigue. Red cloth w/Buddha decoration to front cover, 271 pages. A bit of edgewear, 1/4" long x 1/8" deep chip from top spine, light glue stains to pastedowns (cheap glue, cheap paper), light tanning, in lightly edgeworn dust jacket w/sunned (entirely legible) spine, chip from top... View more info

The Long Close Call

By: Martin, J. Wallis

Price: $7.50

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012453


1st printing w/complete number sequence. Author's third novel. When a London policeman kills a bank robber, the dead man's family abducts the officer's son. Black cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 314 pages. View more info

Blood Of An Aries

By: Mather, Linda

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New YorkSt. Martin's Press:

Seller ID: mys.00233


first in a series of mysteries featuring astrologer/sleuth Jo Hughes; author's first mystery; dj w/small area to front panel where sticker removal took some gloss with it (no loss of paper), light rubbing, impressions; View more info

The Imposter

By: McCloy, Helen

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Company: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007762


After being involved in a car accident and taken to hospital, a woman concerned that she has lost her baby is told by a doctor that she was never pregnant. She takes the first opportunity to flee the hospital, shortly thereafter discovering a murder, the circumstances of which prevent her from going to the police. Dust jacket illustration by Doug Anderson. Rubbed dust jacket w/shallow impressions, light edgewear. View more info

The Blood of an Englishman

By: McClure, James

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1980

Edition: 1st US edition

Seller ID: 015247


A Kramer and Zondi novel. Two seemingly unconnected crimes lead the South African team of Kramer and Zondi into unexpected directions. Black boards w/grey cloth backstrip w/red foil spine lettering, 270 pages, dust jacket by Robert Cuevas. A hint of wear to corners/spine ends, lightly foxed edges, moderate general wear, in price-clipped dust jacket w/a bit of rubbing, light general wear. View more info

Killing the Shadows

By: McDermid, Val

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto, Viking/Penguin Books Canada: 2000

Edition: 1st Canadian edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 012955


1st printing w/complete number sequence. A psychopath is murdering thriller writers who write about psychopaths. McDermid has signed this copy beneath her name on title page. Black boards w/silver foil spine lettering, 422 pages. An unread copy in collectible condition. View more info

The Brave

By: McDonald, Gregory

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Barricade Books: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014441


1st printing. An impoverished, not-too-bright young man with a family is determined to give that family a better life, and makes a deal with a piece of filth who promises him thousands of dollars in exchange for his life in a snuff film. This one is a heartbreaking piece of work, not for the squeamish, and will stay with you a long, long time. Black cloth w/red spine lettering, 216 pages. A hint of wear to corners/spine ends, faint impressions to top right corner of fron... View more info

A Kind of Homecoming

By: McEldowney, Eugene

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1994

Edition: 1st US edition

Seller ID: 011952


Author's first novel, introducing Superintendent Cecil Megarry. This guy is my kind of cop: he's Irish, he fortifies himself with life's three essentials (caffeine, nicotine and alcohol), and authority figures don't like him. Black cloth, 212 pages, dust jacket illustration by Dean Williams. Moderate general wear, in dust jacket w/tear to top left spine edge, subsequent 2" diagonal crease across top edge of rear panel, moderate general wear. View more info

Schrödinger's Baby

By: McGregor, H.R.

Price: $12.50

Publisher: London, Judy Piatkus (Publishers) Ltd.: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009993


paperback original; Juliet, the rational member of an assortment of oddballs inhabiting "a claustrophobic student house in Glasgow," finds a dead body in the place, only to have it subsequently disappear, whereupon she gets a little too deeply involved in quantum theory and a roomie's fantasy world of lies and deception; cover design by Gary Day-Ellison; 296 pgs; an unread copy w/a touch of edgewear, scrape across spine, a hint of general wear; square, flat, inte... View more info

THE BOOK OF KILLS, A Mystery Set at the University of Notre Dame

By: McInerny, Ralph

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Minotaur: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 014895


1st printing w/complete number sequence. A series of pranks which become increasingly serious eventually lead to murder at Notre Dame. Singed by McInerny, on title page. Blue cloth w/gilt spine lettering, dust jacket illustration by Jeff Foster. Bumped top edge, in dust jacket w/a hint of general wear. A nice copy, unread. View more info

Making Good Blood

By: Melville, Jennie

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1989

Edition: 1st US edition

Seller ID: 010447


a Chief Superintendent Charmian Daniels mystery; in this one, the arrival of polo season finds a horse with its throat slashed, a woman with *her* throat cut, and an attack on our heroine; previous owner's sticker; rubbed dj w/impressions; View more info

Do Evil in Return

By: Millar, Margaret

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011701


Canadian-born author of a number of superior mysteries, and whose husband, Kenneth, was better known as Ross MacDonald. Grey cloth w/design to front cover, gilt lettering/rule/design to spine, 243 pages, dust jacket illustration by E. Lawrence Hoffman. Some slant, bumped/worn corners/spine ends, lightly smudged fore-edge, internally clean, in dust jakcet (now in protective mylar sleeve) w/chipping/tears to corners/spine ends, scratches, long tear to bottom right corner o... View more info

Uneasy Street

By: Miller, Wade

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New YorkFarrar, Straus and Company:

Seller ID: mys.00237


the third Max Thursday mystery (following "Guilty Bystander" and "Fatal Step") by the collaborative team of Bob Wade and Bill Miller; bumped corners, dusty edges, large but faint soil to top edges, light spine end wear; price-clipped dj w/edgewear, chips to corners, wear to folds, 1&1/2" jagged tear to top of front panel, 3/4" diagonal tear to bottom of front panel, 1/2" of top spine chipped, 1/4" bottom spine chipped, 1&1/2" jagged te... View more info

Murder at Moot Point

By: Millhiser, Marlys

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Perfect Crime/Doubleday/Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 012998


1st printing w/complete number sequence. Introduces literary agent Charlie Greene. When a bicycle is found beneath the wheels of Greene's car in Moot Point, Oregon, she is accused of murdering an old woman who rode it. Millhiser has signed this copy on title page, beneath her name. Blue boards w/steel cloth backstrip w/silver spine lettering, 263 pages, dust jacket illustration by Michael Chesworth. Tiny soil mark to middle of front gutter, tiny pinpoint soil marks to ed... View more info

The Stone Hawk

By: Moffat, Gwen

Price: $9.50

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012176


A Miss Pink mystery, this one finding our heroine vacationing in the red rock canyons along the Colorado River in Utah, where the disappearance of two children uncovers old scandals. Blue cloth w/silver spine lettering, 224 pages, dust jacket illustration by Martin White. Tanned pages, light general wear, in rubbed dust jacket w/creases to flap corners, impressions/scratches. View more info

The Midnight Side

By: Mostert, Natasha

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow: 2001

Edition: 1st U.S. edition

Seller ID: 008630


A psychological thriller of obsession and loss, in which a woman who has been dead for two days contacts her cousin to begin arrangements for the financial destruction of a company owned by the dead woman's former husband. Scuffed dust jacket w/moderate edgewear. A nice copy, unread. View more info

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Cat Cross Their Graves (signed)

By: Murphy, Shirley Rousseau

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, HarperCollinsPublishers/HarperCollins/Harper Collins: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016609


First printing w/complete number sequence. A Joe Grey mystery. When a film star is murdered, only a tortoiseshell cat hears the shots fired, and she's soon tracking down the killer, with the assistance of her feline friends, the aforenamed Joe Grey, and a creature named Dulcie. This copy signed, on title page, by Rousseau. Blue and black boards, gilt spine lettering, 305 pages, dust jacket illustration by Beppe Giacobbe. Top tips of last twenty or so pages crinkled/... View more info

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In the Shadows of the Cross (signed)

By: Nassr, Donald

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Troy, ICAM Publishing: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016935


When an explosion kills his family, a Detroit neurosurgeon becomes obsessed with vengeance, and with his brother, his brother's friend, and a beautiful Parisian, uncovers "a secret society within the Vatican that has orchestrated the killings." This copy inscribed and signed by Nassr ("for Cathy/Enjoy/Don Nassr/11/13/97"), on first end paper. Black cloth w/gilt lettering to front cover/spine, 379 pages (plus acknowledgments), dust jacket design by Bertr... View more info

Strong as Death

By: Newman, Sharan

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York, Forge: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010782


the fourth mystery featuring the twelfth century's Catherine LeVendeur, a former novitiate who chose love over devotion to the Church; dj illustration by Harvey Parker; View more info

Stone Angel (signed)

By: O'Connell, Carol

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons/Putnam: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 012087


Seventeen years after her mother was stoned to death by a mob in a small Louisiana town, Kathleen Mallory returns to solve the murder and discover what happened to the vanished body. Signed on second end paper. Grey/green boards w/gilt spine lettering, 341 pages. Lightly rubbed dust jacket. An unread copy. View more info

The Poison Tree (signed)

By: O'Rourke, F.M.

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed on bookplate

Seller ID: 011643


years after witnessing the death of his father, and motivated by his mother's thirst for vengeance, a young Irishman is recruited into a terrorist splinter group and chosen for an important assignment, unaware that it is a suicide mission; author-signed on small decorative bookplate tipped to half-title; an unread copy; bent top right corner of front cover, bump to rop left corner of back cover, bump to bottom edge of same; dj w/bump to top right corner of front panel, l... View more info

The Strangers' Gate

By: Oppenheim, E. Phillips

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap:

Edition: 1st Grosset & Dunlap edition

Seller ID: 010498


uses the 1939 Little, Brown sheets w/G&D binding and dj; the head of an English mining corporation believes that he controls all the bauxite in a small country, but learns that there are other deposits, and that Germany wants them; cover by George T. Kelley; light scuffing to cloth, previous owner's bookplate/signature/date; dj w/moderate edgewear, flaking to spine ends, a couple of less-than-half-inch tears, four reinforcing tape pieces applied by previous owner to insi... View more info

Exit A Dictator

By: Oppenheim, E. Phillips

Price: $15.00

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart:

Seller ID: mys.00197


a story of international intrigue; dj illustration by George F. Kelley; dusty edges; dj w/edgewear, numerous short tears, some light to moderate soiling and scraping to front fold; View more info

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Matorni's Vineyard

By: Oppenheim, E. Phillips

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart/M&S: 1928

Edition: 1st McClelland & Stewart edition

Seller ID: 016099


The first (and uncommon) Canadian edition of a thriller published the same year by Little, Brown & Company. A man takes charge of papers destined for an Italian political party, only to find himself thrust into danger as Italy's secret police attempts to retrieve the documents. Black cloth w/lilac lettering/decoration to front cover/spine, 308 pages. Light wear to corners/spine ends, dusty/tanned/lightly soiled edges, gift inscription/date on front end paper, small bo... View more info

Man in the Dark (originally published as 'The Days of Darkness')

By: Orgill, Douglas

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Essex, Ian Henry Publications Ltd.: 1980

Edition: 1st Ian Henry edition

Seller ID: 014026


Originally published in 1965 by Peter Davies Ltd. Two people who seem familiar with an amnesiac give the distinct impression that he is in the assassination business, but when the amnesiac isn't so sure he decides to learn all that he can about his background. Black cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 128 pages. Date stamp to front end paper, moderate general wear, in dust jacket w/tiny puncture to left edge of front panel (does not interfere with illustration or lettering), a... View more info

Blue (signed)

By: Padgett, Abigail

Price: $9.50

Publisher: New York, Mysterious Press: 1998

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 007585


Introduces Blue McCarron. When a sixty-one-year-old widow confesses to smashing a man's head with a paperweight, then storing his body in a public freezer for five years, Blue McCarron, living an isolated life and still carrying a torch for a mysterious feminist, finds herself involved with the case and looking for facts which go far beyond the older woman's confession. This copy signed by Padgett. Lightly rubbed dust jacket w/a few impressions. An unread copy; View more info

Rook Takes Knight

By: Palmer, Stuart

Price: $5.50

Publisher: New YorkRandom House:

Seller ID: mys.00153


the second Howie Rook mystery, in which our hero comes to the aid of a young woman suspected of complicity in her husband's murder; dusty edges, edgewear, corner wear, small soil mark to top edge; price-clipped dj w/rubbing, light edgewear, bottom fold chipped, short tear to top left of rear panel; View more info

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Rashomon Gate (signed)

By: Parker, I.J.

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press / Minotaur: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016774


A mystery set in 11th-century Japan. A minor official in the Ministry of Justice is asked by an old friend to help one of the friend's colleagues, who is being blackmailed, but a murder sidetracks the investigation. This copy signed by Parker, on title page. Red boards w/gilt spine lettering, 336 pages (including historical note). Gently bumped spine ends, bumped corners, in dust jacket w/light general wear. An unread copy. View more info

Eager To Please (signed)

By: Parsons, Julie

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan Publishers: 2001

Edition: 1st UK edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 012846


Twelve years after her husband's murder, the wife convicted of the crime is free and determined to take revenge on the true killer: her brother-in law and erstwhile lover. This copy signed on title page. Black cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 436 pages. Abrasion to bottom edges of a few pages (printer's flaw), bumped bottom spine, in lightly rubbed dust jacket w/a bit of crinkling to bottom spine, bottom flap edges. Dust jacket in protective mylar sleeve. An unread copy. View more info

Eager To Please

By: Parsons, Julie

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan Publishers: 2001

Edition: 1st UK edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 013005


Twelve years after her husband's murder, the wife convicted of the crime is free and determined to take revenge on the true killer: her brother-in law and erstwhile lover. This copy signed on title page. Black cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 436 pages. Abrasion to bottom edges of a few pages (printer's flaw), bumped bottom spine, in lightly rubbed dust jacket w/a bit of crinkling to bottom spine, bottom flap edges. Dust jacket in protective mylar sleeve. An unread copy, in... View more info

The Multicultiboho Sideshow

By: Pate, Alexs D.

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Bard/Avon Books: 1999

Edition: New edition

Seller ID: 012026


1st printing w/complete number sequence. Pate's third novel. In order to explain the dead body in his living room, an unpublished black writer captures a middle-aged white police detective he has lured to his apartment. "A savage, stinging wit in a provocative satire about art, race, murder, and the culture of subsidized culture." Gold/black boards w/gilt spine lettering, 241 pages. An unread copy. View more info

The Mystery of the Gregory Kotovsky

By: Pattinson, James

Price: $12.50

Publisher: London, George G. Harrap: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015433


A story of "modern power politics, set against a seafaring background." Red cloth w/white lettering to front cover/spine, 220 pages. View more info

The Skull Mantra

By: Pattison, Eliot

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Minotaur: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010517


first printing w/complete number sequence; author's first novel, and winner of the 2000 Edgar Award for Best First Mystery Novel by an American; when a decapitated body is found on a remote Tibetan mountainside, an inspector who has been stripped of his rank and imprisoned is the only hope the district commander has of solving the crime before the arrival of important American tourists, but the inspector's findings soon see him involved in dangerous religious and politic... View more info

The Last Judgement

By: Pears, Iain

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014925


The fourth mystery featuring art historian Jonathan Argyll and art crime specialists Flavia di Stefano and General Bottando. In this one, Argyll agrees to deliver a painting to a client in Rome, but when the client is killed and a second buyer is also snuffed out, it becomes apparent that there is more to the painting than meets the eye. Red cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 224 pages. Mild slant and a hint of edgewear, in rubbed dust jacket w/impressions/scratches, a coup... View more info

A Deadly Sickness

By: Penn, John

Price: $6.50

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011540


A faithful manservant is determined to protect his wealthy employer from the employer's pleasure-seeking son and avaricious daughter-in-law. Beige boards w/plum cloth backstrip, 189 pages, dust jacket illustration by Tim Gaydos. Tiny soil mark to front cover, pencil impressions to top right corner of front free end paper, tiny soil mark to rear pastedown, in lightly rubbed dust jacket w/a few impressions, moderate general wear. View more info

Death by Fire

By: Pentecost, Hugh

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Co.: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005479


An Uncle George mystery. Two cases of arson in the New England village of Lakeville result in two deaths, but are they accidents or murder? Tanned/lightly soiled edges. Dust jacket w/some rubbing, impressions, scratches, light soil. View more info

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The Last Days of Newgate (signed)

By: Pepper, Andrew

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson/Orion Publishing Group: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016435


The first Pyke mystery. Pyke, an occasional criminal, finds himself trying to solve the brutal murders of three people, while dealing with religious animosity and political turmoil in 1829 London. This copy signed by Pepper, on title page. Black cloth w/red foil spine lettering, 312 pages (including acknowledgements). A hint of a suggestion of wear, in lightly scuffed dust jacket w/a short crinkle to bottom edge of front panel. An unread copy. View more info

The Face-Changers (signed)

By: Perry, Thomas

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Perry on second end paper

Seller ID: 008567


A Jane Whitefield thriller. Attempting to help an old friend of her new husband, Whitefield discovers that a perverse group using her name, reputation, and techniques is destroying lives. An unread copy. View more info

Backlash

By: Philips, Judson

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010067


Philips also writes as Hugh Pentecost; a Peter Styles mystery; shortly before he receives a letter from his wife about a terrorist organization's headquarters, a journalist on the trail of that same organization learns that she has been murdered; dj by Tim Gaydos; previous owner's name; price-clipped dj w/light chipping to spine ends, moderate edgewear, moderate general wear; View more info

Verdict of Twelve

By: Postgate, Raymond

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Triangle Books/Blakiston Company: 1944

Edition: 1st Triangle edition

Seller ID: 012921


A story "not only a direct and intriguing account of the trial of a woman accused of murder by poisoning, but also the several stories of men and women whose pat lives strongly affected their judgement. One was a religious fanatic. Two were women who had known what murder can mean. Two were old men with nothing in common but their age. One had gone through much to achieve a position which he was determined to protect. All, for their own individual reasons, reacted to... View more info

The Evil Wish

By: Potts, Jean

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons/Scribners: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011642


A novel of psychological suspense in which two sisters living with their father learn that he is planning to remarry, and after they half-seriously talk of murdering him in order to maintain their life style they are consumed with guilt and suspicion when he and his intended are killed in an accident. Blue/black boards, 224 pages, dust jacket by Allan Melhado. Some slant, wear to corners/spine ends, bump to bottom edge of front cover, tanned/lightly soiled edges, small t... View more info

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The Alias Man (signed)

By: Pronzini, Bill

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Walker & Company: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016309


First printing w/complete number sequence. A top-drawer, award-winning mystery writer here gives us the story of three seduced-then-abandoned women who join forces for vengeance against the man who used them, and who is involved "in an even more profitable and deadly scheme." This copy signed by Pronzini, between title and name, on title page. Navy cloth w/silver spine lettering, 213 pages. Scuffed covers w/impressions, bumped top corners/bottom spine end, in... View more info

Lost Girls

By: Pyper, Andrew

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Toronto, HarperFlamingoCanada/Harper Flamingo: 1999

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 008219


author's first novel; a young criminal defence lawyer involved with his first murder trial defends an English teacher suspected in the disappearance of two fourteen-year-old girls; a nice copy, unread; View more info

THE GREAT BRIDGE CONSPIRACY...In Which the Cardplaying and Espionage Feats of Captain Diggery Piper Are Fully and Faithfully Recorded...

By: Quinn, Terry

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009030


author's first novel, originally serialised in 'Games' magazine; an academic and speech-writing failure who sorts mail in the basement of the Capitol in Washington dreams of becoming a bridge champion, and when he is taken under the wing of a dashing and mysterious figure his dream just might come true--if he and his partners aren't killed first by an agent stalking them, first; dj illustration by Mary Mckenna; sunning to top cover edges, foxing to top page edges, light ... View more info

The Fine Art Of Murder

By: Quogan, Anthony

Price: $5.00

Publisher: London, Collins:

Seller ID: mys.00247


pseudonym of Anthony Stephenson; author's first novel; Matthew Prior, a drama teacher turned playwright is losing the cast and crew of his play to a killer using a variety of sexually bizarre weapons; remainder stripe across top edge, previous owner's signature on title page, light corner wear; rubbed and lightly edgeworn dj w/impressions and faint small soil mark to front flap; View more info

Frankie Bosser Comes Home

By: Raine, Jerry

Price: $12.50

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007967


Paperback original. Raine's second book. A small-time hood, out to give a little payback to an old guy who embarrassed him, goes a smidgeon too far and soon discovers that his victim's son is a big-time killer home to England from hiding in Italy, and he's real keen to find out who did in the old man. Impressions, light general wear. An unread copy, internally tight and clean. View more info

Murder Before Matins (signed)

By: Reeves, John

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Toronto & Garden City, Doubleday Canada Ltd. and Doubleday & Company Inc.: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 007596


Author's fourth book, the second to feature detectives Coggin and Sump. When the Prior of Tathwell Abbey is murdered shortly before he is scheduled to be made Abbot, suspicion falls on the entire order of monks and nuns who live at the Abbey. Dust jacket illustration by Julie Linden. This copy inscribed and signed by Reeves ("for --- and ---/with affection/John Reeves"), and uncommon thus. Mild general wear. Lightly rubbed dust jacket w/a few impressions, sma... View more info

Murder on Angler's Island

By: Reilly, Helen

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011120


an Inspector Christopher McKee mystery; when a woman is founded murdered in her swimming pool, McKee is on hand to help an old friend solve the crime; internally the book is okay, with mild dampstaining and light soil, but externally there are problems, thus a reading copy w/soiled/dusty edges, some dampstaining to top edge, splash-soil to covers, bumped/worn corners/spine ends; dampstained dj w/chipping, edgewear, tears, soil, impressions; View more info

Dead Man Control

By: Reilly, Helen

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, David McKay Company/American Library:

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 014854


A locked room mystery provides Inspector McKee with his most most baffling case. A quite scarce edition, for Reilly/McKee completists. 229 pages. Edgewear, vertical cover creasing, edge soil, corner wear. Internally still fairly tight. View more info

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The Thursday Turkey Murders

By: Rice, Craig (pseudonym of Georgiana Ann Randolph Walker Craig)

Price: $22.50

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster/Inner Sanctum: 1943

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016118


Continues the adventures of Bingo and Handsome, "co-partners of the International Foto, Motion Picture, and Television Corporation of America (or, to put it more bluntly, street photographers), whose first adventures were related in 'The Sunday Pigeon Murders.'" Black cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 313 pages, top edge green, dust jacket illustration by Lieberman. Strong spine slant, light scuffing to cloth, previous owner's name to front end paper, in moderately... View more info

Aftermath (signed)

By: Robinson, Peter

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 011778


A title in the author's bestselling series of award-winning Inspector Banks mysteries. 389 pages (including Acknowledgements). This copy signed on title page. Bent top left corner of back cover, in dust jacket w/corresponding crinkle to top left corner of rear panel. An unread copy. View more info

The Summer That Never Was

By: Robinson, Peter

Price: $27.50

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 014890


1st printing w/complete number sequence. A Chief Inspector Banks novel. Banks is out of the country on vacation when he receives word that the skeleton of a childhood playmate missing since 1965 has been unearthed near their home town. This copy signed by Robinson, on title page. Grey cloth w/gilt lettering, 394 pages. An unread copy, internally tight and clean. View more info

Gallows View

By: Robinson, Peter

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Markham, Penguin Books Canada/Viking: 1987

Edition: Uncorrected Proof/Advance Reader's Copy

Seller ID: 015248


Uncorrected proof edition of Robinson's first book, which introduced the now-enormously-popular Detective Inspector Alan Banks. 225 pages. A suggestion of general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

The Golden Scorpion

By: Rohmer, Sax

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Novel Selections, Thriller Novel Classic 9:

Seller ID: 008049


The all-powerful master spirit of a set of super-criminals works diabolic schemes through a variety of men and women. Slant, edgewear all around, impressions, creases, tanning, handling wear. View more info

Fire-Tongue

By: Rohmer, Sax

Price: $10.00

Publisher: McKinlay, Stone & MacKenzie:

Seller ID: mys.00124


a title from the publisher's Masterpieces Of Oriental Mystery series, and featuring Paul Harley; reissues the 1922 Doubleday, Page edition; frontispiece; sunned spine, slant, dusty/tanned/lightly soiled edges, moderate wear to corners/edges; View more info

Out of the Night

By: Ross, Dan

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Avalon Books/Thomas Bouregy: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008343


A young widow who has never accepted the authorities' verdict that her husband's death was an accident finds herself involved in a grim mystery. Set in Fredericton and the Bay of Chaleur areas of New Brunswick. Dust jacket illustration by Jon Nielsen. Thin amber tape stains horizontally to covers (the result of being inserted into one of the Plasti-Kleer dust jacket covers used by Avalon/Bouregy), tanned edges. Lightly worn, price-clipped dust jacket w/some waviness ... View more info

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Dark Mansion (signed)

By: Ross, W.E.D.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Avalon/Thomas Bouregy & Company: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015681


A young actress wanting to spice up her life signs up with a computer dating service, agrees to meet one of the men the service suggests, only to have a woman who closely resembles her murdered before her eyes at the meeting place. This copy signed by Ross on dedication page ("With all good wishes/Dan Ross/May 29/73"). Pale green cloth w/red spine lettering, 191 pages, dust jacket illustration by Edrien. Mild spine slant, lightly tanned edges, front cover bent... View more info

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Danger Money

By: Russell, Martin

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Collins Crime Club: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017330


A bank employee "already in danger, after fifteen years, of remaining forever a cashier" struggles "to meet the calls made on him in a world of predatory employers and a demanding family; a world itself awash with liquid cash, crying out to be used in a private and personal context." (Umm -- I think that that means he's going to steal it.) Red cloth w/gilt lettering/design to spine, 224 pages, dust jacket illustration by Kenneth Farnhill. Previous owner... View more info

Short Cut to Santa Fe

By: Sale, Medora

Price: $5.50

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons/Scribner: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005236


An Inspector John Sanders/Harriet Jeffries mystery. Dust jacket by Carol Inouye. Some slant, moderate edgewear, faint smudge to top edge. Dust jacket w/some edgewear/crinkling, rubbing, impressions, light scratches. View more info

The Winter Bride

By: Salisbury, Carola

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Century Hutchinson Ltd.: 1987

Edition: 1st Century edition

Seller ID: 007763


Twenty years after brutal murders were committed within its walls, a castle is home to a renowned poet whose newly-hired secretary begins to believe that the murderer did not die as is generally accepted. Tanning, in dust jacket w/impressions, light general wear. A fairly nice copy. View more info

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Black Hornet

By: Sallis, James

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Carroll & Graf Publishers: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016260


The third Lew Griffin detective story. Black boards w/black cloth backstrip w/silver foil spine lettering, 150 pages, dust jacket by Paul Bacon. View more info

The Island of Terror

By: Sapper (pseudonym of H. Cyril McNeile)

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Toronto, The Musson Book Company & Hodder and Stoughton: 1931

Edition: 1st Canadian edition

Seller ID: 014735


Blue cloth w/black lettering to front cover/spine, 320 pages. Moderate general wear. View more info

The Dancer Disappears

By: Sax, Andre

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chivers Press/Firecrest:

Seller ID: mys.00333


a hospital worker finds a drug room door left open, a key left in the door, and a dead body that seems to move; "Then, too, there was Alma Magdar, his close friend and neighbor. He had waved to her only minutes before, and now she lay dead in the morgue with a nametag on her big toe that said 'Olnokov'. [her big toe said 'Olnokov'???] Finally there was the Russian dancer whose name just happened to be Vladimir Olnokov. He wanted to defect, but then he suddenly disapp... View more info

A Murder on the Appian Way (signed)

By: Saylor, Steven

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 005761


Saylor's fifth novel. Historical mystery set in ancient Rome. When a populist politician is murdered on the Appian Way, his political rival is accused of the crime, and it is left to Gordianus the Finder, at the command of Pompey the Great, to put his investigative skills to the test by discovering what really happened. Small impression to back cover, near gutter (about 1/4" long, about a fingernail's thickness in depth), gentle bump to top right corner of back co... View more info

King of the Golden Valley

By: Scholefield, Alan

Price: $7.50

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011541


A letter written in 1939 is received by the recipient's son in 1985, and leads from London to Pekin and across the Black Gobi Desert in a quest to solve a decades-old racing scandal. Brown cloth w/gilt lettering to spine, 225 pages + Author's Note, wraparound dust jacket illustration by Len Thurston. Slant, mild wear to corners/spine ends, tanning, in rubbed dust jacket w/impressions, light edgewear. View more info

The Goodlife

By: Scribner, Keith

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, Riverhead Books/Penguin Putnam: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010464


author's first novel; narrated from five points of view over the course of three days, this is the story of the kidnapping of a wealthy executive, planned and executed by a couple deeply in debt and anxious for a better life; based on the 1992 kidnapping of Exxon executive Sydney Reso, who was abducted from his New Jersey home by Arthur Seale, a former Exxon security officer, and his wife, Jackie; gently bumped spine ends; dj w/mild general wear; an unread copy; View more info

The Whistling Shadow

By: Seeley, Mabel

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Garden City, Doubleday: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011648


When a woman whose son died in a car accident manages to track down the woman to whom he was secretly married, she finds herself the focus of violence and disaster. Blue cloth, 219 pages, dust jacket by Reisie Lonette and Vincent Nucera. Moderately worn corners/spine ends, previous owner's name on front pastedown, tanning, in rubbed and edgeworn dust jacket w/sunned spine, chipping/short tears to corners/spine ends, sticker pull to spine/top edge of front panel, general ... View more info

The Chuckling Fingers

By: Seeley, Mabel

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Garden City, Doubleday Doran Crime Club:

Seller ID: mys.00314


[1941]; previous owner's signature and address, small numerals on front endpaper; dj w/tear at top of rear fold, edgewear, rubbing, general wear; View more info

Virgin Heat (signed)

By: Shames, Laurence

Price: $9.00

Publisher: New York, Hyperion: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed & Dated by Author

Seller ID: 004715


Author's fifth novel. A woman is in love with a man running scams and dodging cops in Key West, despite the fact that he betrayed her Mafia kingpin father ten years earlier. This copy signed and dated by Shames (perhaps it would be more accurate to say that this copy is squiggled and dated by Shames, since actually deciphering these marks would take a Rosetta Stone and two wizened scholars--even so, it's better than that insult-to-fans signature of James Ellroy's, whic... View more info

Moscow By Nightmare

By: Shub, Joyce

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008317


an American woman fraternizing with underground artists in Moscow stumbles upon a Soviet state secret, subsequently finding herself the prey of intelligence operatives and double-agents; dj illustration by M. Mohan; spine slant, bumped corners, moderate edgewear, dusty edges, sticker pull to front free end paper; dj w/moderate edgewear, 1" tear to top right corner of rear panel, 1&1/2" tear to top left corner of rear panel, a bit of spine sunning; View more info

Crow In Stolen Colors

By: Simpson, Marcia

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime 17463: 2000

Edition: 1st paperback edition

Seller ID: 014672


1st printing w/complete number sequence. Simpson's first novel, the first of a mystery series set on the Alaska Panhandle. 304 pages. An unread copy. View more info

Crow In Stolen Colors

By: Simpson, Marcia

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime 17463: 2000

Edition: 1st paperback edition

Seller ID: 014848


1st printing w/complete number sequence. Simpson's first novel, the first of a mystery series set on the Alaska Panhandle. 304 pages. A very nice unread copy. View more info

The Chrome Connection

By: Simpson, Margaret

Price: $9.50

Publisher: London, Andre Deutsch: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006565


Simpson's second novel. A Buckinghamshire industrialist is the victim of a political kidnapping. Spotting to top edge, some tanning to top and fore-edge, light general wear. Price-clipped dust jacket w/rubbing, impressions, scratches. View more info

The Estuary Pilgrim

By: Skeggs, Douglas

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010884


when a masterpiece painting by Monet -- suspected to have been part of a great art collection assembled by the Nazis but subsequently destroyed in an ambush -- turns up in Normandy, an expert on the renowned painter's work travels to France to solve the mystery, only to find himself involved in an international art fraud fuelled by hate and a forty-year-old desire for revenge, a desire which has already resulted in at least one murder; maroon cloth, 333 pgs.; light gener... View more info

The Golden Nightmare

By: Snow, Walter

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Austin-Phelps Inc.: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007023


Snow's only mystery novel, featuring Balzac "Rembrandt" Jones, "fine arts restorer, war-toughened ex-soldier and Quixotic man of good will [who is] forced into sleuthing when his lovely but neurotic refugee wife is accused of murder," Grey/tan cloth. Dusty/tanned/soiled edges, gently bumped corners, mild edgewear. Dust jacket w/faintly sunned spine, small (1/2" x 3/4") piece from top edge of front panel, light chipping/flaking to spine ends/cor... View more info

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Deal With the Dead (signed)

By: Standiford, Les

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons/Putnam: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015735


1st printing w/complete number sequence. A John Deal novel, this one finding Deal approached by a government agency to take up the work Deal's father was secretly doing before him. When he agrees, "his life is immediately torn apart, as he is caught in the middle of a vicious personal vendetta, his family threatened, his friends hunted, his own existence hanging by a thread." Signed on title page. Purple boards w/silver foil key illustration to front cover, s... View more info

The Last Days of Il Duce

By: Stansberry, Domenic

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Sag Harbor, The Permanent Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition, 2nd state

Seller ID: 011270


despite the fact that an interest in his brother's wife has implicated him in murder, an ex-lawyer refuses to abandon his obsession with the woman; dj by Bob Rowe; this is the 2nd state of the 1st edition; price-clipped dj w/light rubbing, light edgewear, thin scratches to rear panel; View more info

Sins of the Brother

By: Stewart, Mike

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons/Penguin Putnam: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010504


first printing w/complete number sequence; author's well-received first mystery, introducing Tom McInnes; when his brother is murdered, a young attorney practicing in Mobile, Alabama returns to his small-town home to track down the killer, only to discover that he cares more about solving the crime than anyone else, and his efforts soon put him in serious jeopardy; dj w/short crinkle to top edge of rear panel; an unread copy; View more info

Sins of the Brother

By: Stewart, Mike

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons/Penguin Putnam: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010505


first printing w/complete number sequence; author's well-received first mystery, introducing Tom McInnes; when his brother is murdered, a young attorney practicing in Mobile, Alabama returns to his small-town home to track down the killer, only to discover that he cares more about solving the crime than anyone else, and his efforts soon put him in serious jeopardy; bump to top edge of rear panel; dj w/a 1/8" tear to top of front fold; an unread copy; View more info

Sins of the Brother

By: Stewart, Mike

Price: $18.50

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons/Penguin Putnam: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010506


first printing w/complete number sequence; author's well-received first mystery, introducing Tom McInnes; when his brother is murdered, a young attorney practicing in Mobile, Alabama returns to his small-town home to track down the killer, only to discover that he cares more about solving the crime than anyone else, and his efforts soon put him in serious jeopardy; bump to bottom spine; dj w/a 1/4" tear to top of front fold; an unread copy; View more info

Token of Remorse (signed)

By: Stone, Michael

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Viking: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 012433


The third Streeter mystery, following 'The Low End of Nowhere' and 'A Long Reach.' Signed on second end paper. Red boards w/black cloth backstrip, dust jacket illustration by Owen Smith. An unread copy. View more info

Bogue's Fortune

By: Symons, Julian

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New YorkHarper:

Seller ID: mys.00326


light corner and spine end wear; dj w/rubbing, edgewear, flaking/chipping to corners and spine ends, light-to-moderate spine sunning; View more info

The Belting Inheritance

By: Symons, Julian

Price: $9.00

Publisher: New YorkHarper & Row:

Seller ID: mys.00336


small soil marks to fore-edge; dj w/moderately sunned spine, light edgewear, 1" tear at right spine edge at top, light corner wear; View more info

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The Colour of Murder

By: Symons, Julian

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Crime Club/Collins, London: 1960

Edition: 2nd edition

Seller ID: 015655


The story of a respectable businessman who is happily married, who meets a young woman at the local library, and thereafter "finds himself enmeshed in a web of romance and fantasy, a web broken only by murder." Red cloth w/black spine lettering, 256 pages. Light general wear (no marks, inscriptions, doodles, calculations or other defacements) in rubbed dust jacket w/light wear to corners, light general wear. Uncommon in a dust jacket (which is now protected by... View more info

THE SHERLOCK HOLMES CROSSWORD PUZZLE BOOK, Famous Adventures, Fascinating Features

By: Tepper, Ruth Lake

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Avenel, Gramercy Books/Random House Value Publishing: 1986

Edition: 3rd thus

Seller ID: 010021


originally published in 1977 by Clarkson N. Potter; a collection of crossword puzzles with stories related to them; puzzles unworked; Introduction by Robert Leslie Hirtle; 160 pgs.; slight board warp, thin impressions; View more info

A Charm of Finches

By: Thielen, Bernard

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Mystery House/Thomas Bouregy and Company: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015416


An ornithologist becomes involved with the FBI in an effort to track down a murderous enemy agent. Salmon cloth w/black spine lettering, 224 pages, cover illustration by Ric Binkley. Dusty top edge, lightly tanned edges, in dust jacket w/light chipping to top spine, mild edgewear, small scrape to rear panel. Jacket in protective mylar sleeve. View more info

Line of Duty

By: Tidyman, Ernest

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, W.H. Allen/Howard & Wyndham: 1974

Edition: 1st UK edition

Seller ID: 011607


A man "waits in a comfortless room lit by a single glaring bulb, seller of secrets of the organisation that could pillage the metropolis. A second comes hunting him with a policeman's badge shielding a ruthless assassin's hunger for the kill. And a third, a just and honest man, begins to know that his hands alone can stop the bloodbath that threatens to engulf his city." Olive cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 240 pages, dust jacket illustration by Leslie Edwards. Th... View more info

Finders Keepers (signed)

By: Travis, Elizabeth

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 008565


Author's third mystery, and the second to feature the publishing/sleuthing team of Ben and Carrie Porter, introduced in 'Under the Influence.' In this one the thirty-something pair take a working vacation to a recently-deceased author's Riviera home where, naturally, murder and mayhem ensue. This copy inscribed and signed by author on front free end paper. Dust jacket illustration by Cary Henrie. Abit of slant, mild edgewear, diagonal impression across width of top of... View more info

H as in Hunted

By: Treat, Lawrence

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Duell, Sloan and Pearce: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005366


A man anxious to have his name cleared learns that the one man who can do it is dead only five hours after their first meeting in years. Dust jacket illustration by Sev Jonassen. Tanned/dusty/lightly soiled edges, a bit of slant. Edgeworn dust jacket w/some sunning to spine, numerous short tears, chipping, impressions/flaking, small ink scribble to bottom edge of rear panel, faint soil to rear panel. View more info

The Chinese Doll

By: Tucker, Wilson

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Rinehart:

Seller ID: mys.00342


Tucker's first book; dusty edges, edge/corner wear, some slant, spotting to covers; price-clipped dj w/some creasing, a 3" tear, other smaller tears, some soiling to rear panel, chipping at spine, waterstain to bottom half of spine and lower portions of both panels; View more info

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The Glass Interval

By: Turner, James

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Cassell & Company / Crime Connoisseur: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017171


When a man's wife is murdered, everyone in his house party has had motive or opportunity, including himself and his secretary (with whom he is in love), his assistant (with whom he is not in love), and an artist and his mistress (with whom he's probably in like, or something). Black cloth w/silver lettering/thumbprint to spine, 182 pages, dust jacket illustration by Eric Mudge-Marriott. Mild foxing to edges, a turned corner, moderate general wear, in price-clipped dust... View more info

The Great Hold-Up Mystery

By: Usher, Wilfrid

Price: $19.50

Publisher: Cleveland, International Fiction Library: 1929

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 009626


reissues the 1928 English edition; holidaying in a Cornish fishing village, a man who goes to the rescue of another man being attacked by three hooligans has little inkling that his act of courage will involve him in murder, a police chase, and a struggle with a gang of international criminals; soiled top edge, tanned pages, presentation stamp on front end paper; dj is moderately edgeworn w/wear to spine ends, slightly discoloured spine, scratches, impressions; View more info

Murder in Canton

By: van Gulik, Robert

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons/Scribner: 1967

Edition: First Edition (A on copyright page)

Seller ID: 015478


A Chinese detective story featuring Judge Dee, now in his 50s "when he has already served four years in the capital as President of the Metropolitan Court." Chronologically this one links with 'The Willow Pattern.' Beige cloth w/red decoration to front cover, red lettering to spine, 208 pages (including postscript), illustrated by the author. Minor spine slant, dusty/tanned edges, light tanning, tiny soil mark to right edge of half-title/title pages, light mus... View more info

Every Wickedness (signed)

By: Vasas-Brown, Cathy

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Toronto, Doubleday Canada/Random House Canada: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 011771


Author's first novel. A serial killer in San Francisco has already claimed four victims, and the roommate of the fourth suspects that she knows the murderer's identity, which may make her the next victim. This copy signed on title page. Red boards w/silver spine lettering, 293 pages. Lightly rubbed dust jacket w/impressions/thin scratches. An unread copy. View more info

The Ringer

By: Wallace, Edgar

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, White Lion Publishers:

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 007486


No date (circa 1972). Reissues the 1925 Hodder and Stoughton edition. A police inspector is torn between loyalty to his childhood love and the necessity to track down her criminal brother. Tanning, moderate general wear, in much-rubbed dust jacket w/edgewear, sticker pull to top portion of front cover, uneven 3/8" tear to top left corner of front panel, flaking to spine ends, impressions, thin scratches. View more info

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White Face

By: Wallace, Edgar

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, Musson Book Company: 1943

Edition: 2nd Canadian printing

Seller ID: 016710


"All London was talking about the amazing and daring robberies carried out so ingeniously by White Face," a mysterious character whom Michael Quigley and Scotland Yard must track down. Red cloth w/black lettering to front cover/spine, 312 pages. Light wear to corners/spine ends, dusty/lightly soiled edges, in edgeworn dust jacket w/chipping to spine ends, dampstaining, general wear. View more info

Fingersmith

By: Waters, Sarah

Price: $55.00

Publisher: London, Virago/Time Warner: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014779


"London 1862. Sue Trinder, orphaned at birth, grows up among petty thieves -- fingersmiths -- under the rough but loving care of Mrs. Sucksby and her 'family'. But from the moment she draws breath, Sue's fate is linked to that of another orphan growing up in a gloomy mansion not too many miles away." Black cloth w/red foil spine lettering, 548 pages + Notes, red ribbon bookmark. View more info

White Crosses (signed)

By: Watson, Larry

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Pocket Books: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 005107


When two people who have no right to be together are killed in a car crash, the sheriff of a small Montana town sets out to solve the story of their deaths, in the process creating another story which will irreparably damage the town. Signed on title page. An unread copy. View more info

Have Mercy Upon Us

By: Wells, Tobias

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Garden City, Crime Club/Doubleday & Company: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009349


review copy w/Doubleday slip laid in; pseudonym of DeLoris Stanton Forbes, who also wrote as Stanton Forbes and Forbes Rydell; a Mercy Bird/Knute Severson mystery; when mystery writer Mercy finds herself low on funds packs herself off to a haven for wayward song writers, only to have people begin to die with alarming frequency; dj illustration by Al Nagy; canary boards, 159 pgs.; tiny dampstain to bottom edge of front cover, tiny stain to top of back cover, moderate gene... View more info

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On Secret Service

By: Westerman, John F.C.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: London, Nisbet & Co. Ltd.:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016880


No date (1933). A title from the publisher's Pioneer Series. From the rear flap: "Secret Service is pretty certain to be a difficult and dangerous job, with plenty of scope for a cool head and a stout heart." And so it is, with our heroes "combating a desperate, well-organised gang" smuggling cocaine, heroin and opium. A scarce title, especially in a dust jacket. Red cloth w/small black illustration to bottom right corner of front cover, black spine... View more info

Angel Rock

By: Williams, Darren

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, HarperCollins Publishers/Harper Collins: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014896


1st printing w/complete number sequence. A story of revenge and redemption, set in Australia in 1969. Two boys become lost in the hostile country surrounding a small town, and after ten days, only one returns. Chocolate cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 311 pages. A very nice unread copy. View more info

Angel Rock

By: Williams, Darren

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, HarperCollins Publishers/Harper Collins: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015652


1st printing w/complete number sequence. A story of revenge and redemption, set in Australia in 1969. Two boys become lost in the hostile country surrounding a small town, and after ten days, only one returns. Chocolate cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 311 pages. A pristine, unread copy. View more info

SCHERZO, A Venetian Entertainment

By: Williams, Jim

Price: $11.00

Publisher: London, Touchstone/Simon & Schuster/Viacom: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014913


1st printing w/complete number sequence. A murder mystery set in Venice in the mid-18th century, narrated by a castrato (owie owie owie!) opera singer. Williams has written three other novels, under the pseudonym Richard Hugo. Black cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 390 pages. A nice copy. View more info

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Justice Deferred (signed)

By: Williams, Len

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Welcome Rain Publishers: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016557


First printing w/complete number sequence. A man victimized by Alabama's three-strike rule hatches a plot to escape prison, falsely claiming to have murdered a boy and burying him in a dense swamp. This copy inscribed and signed by Williams, on title page: "To Aunt Delcie(?)/I love you!/Len Williams." Black boards w/gilt spine lettering, 352 pages. View more info

Dealer's War

By: Wilson, Steve

Price: $16.50

Publisher: London, Macmillan:

Seller ID: mys.00364


the drug dealer introduced in "Dealer's Move" returns in this sequel, and this time he's in tense and serious trouble with a Mafia boss whose son he has kidnapped; a hint of corner wear; price-clipped dj w/light impressions, light rubbing, minor edgewear, and small very gentle crease to top edge of front panel; View more info

Call Back Yesterday

By: Woods, Sara

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Toronto, Lester & Orpen Dennys:

Seller ID: mys.00251


an Antony Maitland mystery; hypnotism, reincarnation and murder in this story of a woman who believes she married a man during the Battle of Britain--before *either* of them had been born; tiny yellowish soil mark to first end paper; dj w/3 short tears to top of panels, light edgewear, light rubbing; View more info

Smoke Detector (signed)

By: Wright, Eric

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Don Mills (printed in Great Britain), Collins Toronto: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 006840


The second Inspector Charlie Salter novel, this one finding our hero investigating the death of a second-hand furniture dealer operating at the shady end of the antiques trade. This copy signed, on title page, by Wright. Dust jacket photograph by Joe Partridge. Spine slant, Collins C-in-a-circle remainder stamp to bottom edge, lightly dusted edges. Rubbed dust jacket w/impressions, moderate chipping/wear to top corners/spine ends, moderate edgewear. View more info

The Night the Gods Smiled

By: Wright, Eric

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Don Mills, Collins Publishers: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015306


Introduces Inspector Charlie Salter, who must solve the murder of a Toronto college professor attending a conference in Montreal. red cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 181 pages. Gently bumped spine ends, bumped bottom corners, in rubbed dust jacket w/moderate wear to corners/spine ends, impressions, short edge nicks View more info

Death by Degrees

By: Wright, Eric

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Collins Crime Club/HarperCollins/Harper Collins: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015315


An Inspector Charlie Salter novel. Red cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 192 pages. Dust jacket w/impressions, light edgewear. View more info