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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

ISBN: 0 85617 198 0

Condition: Very Good


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 cover, another to top edge of back cover, tanning, in dust jacket w/light wear to corners/spine ends, light edgewear. 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

Condition: Good to Very Good


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 colour, sunning to bottom corners, tanning, moderate general wear; outer jacket w/some chipping/short tears to corners/spine ends,... 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

Condition: Very Good


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 August and 9 November 1888. These women were Martha Tabram, or Turner, Polly Nichols, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Catherine E... View more info

The Dark Room

By: Banks, Carolyn

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Viking: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011062

Condition: Very Good


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

ISBN: 055380555X

Condition: Near Fine


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 bottom edge of back cover, in dust jacket with only mild wear. An unread copy. View more info

Special Effects

By: Barnes, Hugh

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London & Boston, Faber & Faber: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014864

ISBN: 0-571-17132-X

Condition: Very Good


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

Condition: Good to Very Good


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, previous owner's bookplate to front end paper, in dust jacket w/edgewear, short edge tears, unever 1.5" diagonal tear to ... 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

Condition: Near Fine


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

ISBN: 0-9632554-3-6

Condition: Very Good


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

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

ISBN: 0-679-31058-4

Condition: As New


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 w/gilt spine lettering, 283 pages. An unread copy. 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

ISBN: 0-679-31058-4

Condition: As New


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 w/gilt spine lettering, 283 pages. An unread copy in dust jacket w/light surface wear. View more info

Sudden Death

By: Brennan, Peter

Price: $12.50

Publisher: London, Severn House: 1979

Edition: 1st UK hardcover edition

Seller ID: 009407

Condition: Very Good


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

Condition: Very Good


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 Seelhoff. Slight wear to corners/spine ends, tiny spot to top edge, previous owner's name/address neatly to top of front end p... View more info

The Walking Trip

By: Buckmaster, Henrietta

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Gollancz: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: mys.00258

ISBN: 0 575 01452 0

Condition: Very Good


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

In Spite of Thunder

By: Carr, John Dickson

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1960

Seller ID: 010433

Condition: Very Good


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, slight cover warp; edgeworn dj w/chipping to corners/spine ends, 3 longish/uneven tears to top edge, smudged rear panel, general ... 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

ISBN: 0 340 24394 5

Condition: Very Good


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

ISBN: 0 425 16538 8

Condition: As New


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 rear panel. A nice copy, unread. View more info

The Death Riders

By: Cofyn, Cornelius

Price: $15.00

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

Edition: 1st Blue Ribbon edition

Seller ID: 014942

Condition: Good


Copyright page indicates that this is the first American edition, copyright by Alfred A. Knopf, but with the Burt dust jacket, 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 edge of front pastedown, another owner's name/address to front end paper, in dust jacket w/rubbin... View more info

Dead Man's Watch

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

Price: $30.00

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

Edition: 1st Canadian edition

Seller ID: 008595

Condition: Good


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: $10.00

Publisher: London, Geoffrey Bles: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012509

Condition: Very Good


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 protective mylar sleeve. 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

ISBN: 0 246 11013 9

Condition: Very Good


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

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The Toff and the Terrified Taxman

By: Creasey, John

Price: $10.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015875

ISBN: 0 340 16487 5

Condition: Very Good


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

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

Condition: Very Good


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 general wear. Jacket in protective mylar sleeve. 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

Condition: Good to Very Good


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 sunning to spine, smudging to rear panel, general wear. Dust jacket now nicely ensconced in a protective mylar sleeve, which... 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

ISBN: 0 7126 7702 X

Condition: Very Good


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

Conquest Before Autumn

By: Eden, Matthew

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Abelard-Schuman: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: mys.00282

Condition: Very Good


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 dust jacket 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: $15.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Authors

Seller ID: 016968

ISBN: 0-312-33595-4

Condition: Good to Very Good


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 bumped spine ends, lightly worn corners, bumps to top edges of both covers, in moderately edgeworn dust jacket w/crinkling around ... 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

ISBN: 0-312-08780-2

Condition: Very Good


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 protective mylar sleeve. Uncommon signed. 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

ISBN: 0-7432-5080-X

Condition: Very Good


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 corner of spine. View more info

After the Fine Weather

By: Gilbert, Michael

Price: $17.50

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008322

Condition: Good


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 portion of front panel (does not interfere with illustration), general wear. View more info

The Black Seraphim

By: Gilbert, Michael

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton / H&S: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014693

ISBN: 0 340 33715 X

Condition: Very Good


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

Condition: Good to Very Good


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 (tough to believe that that much could happen to a guy in one year). A very uncommon title. Pale green patterned boards w/tit... 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

Condition: Good


"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 how much." Wear to corners/spine ends, dusty edges, moderate scuffing/staining to covers. Dust jacket w/some spine sunn... View more info

The Dead Pull Hitter

By: Gordon, Alison

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart / M&S: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008348

ISBN: 0 7710 3421 0

Condition: Very Good to Fine


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. Dust jacket illustration by N.R. Jackson. Bumps to spine ends, faint edge soil, in rubbed dust jacket w/moderate edgewear, vertical crease to front flap. 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

Condition: Very Good


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" diameter sticker shadow to front panel. A flimsy jacket to begin with, there aren't many around in collectible condition these days... View more info

'Cassandra' Bell

By: Greenaway, Peter Van

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz Limited: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011442

ISBN: 0 575 02874 2

Condition: Very Good


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: $10.00

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

Edition: First Edition (A on copyright page)

Seller ID: 015415

Condition: Very Good


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

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 spine, chipping to corners/edges, 1" tear to bottom fold, 1" tear to bottom left corner of rear panel, uneven 3/4"... 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

Condition: Near Fine


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: $20.00

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton / Penguin Canada: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: mys.00170

Condition: Very Good


A small Southern U.S. town faces a lot of unanswered questions when one of its number commits suicide. Tanned edges and yellowing pages, in dust jacket 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

ISBN: 0-241-11316-4

Condition: Very Good


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 rubbed dust jacket w/moderate edgewear, impressions, two small chips from top edge (spine and rear panel). Dust jacket now in pro... 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

ISBN: 0-7472-1960-5

Condition: Near Fine


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 victims fifty years previous, and a parish watchman must determine whether the plague has returned or whether this is a connecti... 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

ISBN: 0-380-97881-4

Condition: Near Fine


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

ISBN: 0-06-011876-8

Condition: About Very Good


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: $10.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1974

Edition: 2nd edition

Seller ID: 008547

ISBN: 0 00 245404 1

Condition: Good


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. Dust jacket 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 dust jacket w/rubbing, edgewear, chipping to corners/spine ends, impressions, short edge tears. View more info

Time Bomb

By: Howard, Hartley

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1973

Edition: 2nd edition

Seller ID: 015293

ISBN: 0 00 245811 X

Condition: Good


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

Condition: Very Good


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

ISBN: 0 333 90107 X

Condition: Fine


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

Condition: Near Fine


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 copy. View more info

Accidental Crimes

By: Hutton, John

Price: $7.50

Publisher: London, Bodley Head: 1984

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 014289

ISBN: 0 370 30498 5

Condition: Very Good


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

ISBN: 0 85468 338 0

Condition: Very Good


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

Kaleidoscope

By: Janes, J. Robert

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Constable: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012028

ISBN: 0-09-472420-2

Condition: Very Good


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 between top of page listing author's other books and top of title page, light general wear, in dust jacket w/impressions, th... View more info

Rolling the Bones

By: Jarrard, Kyle

Price: $30.00

Publisher: South Royalton, Steerforth Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014087

ISBN: 1-58642-026-7

Condition: Near Fine


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

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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 Kalla, on title page

Seller ID: 016952

ISBN: 0765318334

Condition: Near Fine


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 around the globe. This copy signed by Kalla, on title page. (It's not hard to see from the scribble that passes for his signatur... View more info

A Halo For Nobody

By: Kane, Henry

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: mys.00291

Condition: Good


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 dust jacket 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

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

ISBN: 0-87113-849-2

Condition: Near Fine


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

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The Case of the Jeweled Ragpicker

By: Keeler, Harry Stephen

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Phoenix Press: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017613

Condition: Fair to Good


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 inlaid with precious jewels, and then deposited, dagger and all, in the seedy hostelry known as the Hotel Romanorum," thirty ... View more info

Death of a Big Shot

By: Knight, Clifford

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Bestseller Mystery B139:

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: mys.00208

Condition: Good


No date (first published in 1951 by Dutton). "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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The Castle of Dawn

By: Kramer, Harold Morton

Price: $75.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011706

Condition: Good


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/rear pastedown, lacking dust jacket. An uncommon title. 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: $10.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Lee, on title page

Seller ID: 006263

ISBN: 0-312-16762-8

Condition: Fine


After female real estate agents receive threatening telephone calls, one of them 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

The Killing Wind

By: Lee, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, John Long: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010651

Condition: Very Good to Fine


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

...And Incidentally, Murder!

By: Lovell, B.E.

Price: $15.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011552

Condition: Good


Introduces private investigator Edge Hannegan, who supposes that 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, crinkling, dampstaining to rear fold, moderate general wear. View more info

Wobble to Death

By: Lovesey, Peter

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, MacMillan of Canada / National Museum of Man: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007507

Condition: Fair to Good


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 Fair to Good only, w/two tape stains to each of front and back covers, lighter tape stains to end papers/pastedowns, library stamp/discard stamp to copyright page, library stamp to rear pastedown, rear end paper excised, str... View more info

Dead Ringer

By: Lyons, Arthur

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Mason/Charter: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 013179

ISBN: 0-88405-581-7

Condition: Very Good


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. Jacket in protective mylar sleeve. View more info

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Murder Gone Mad

By: MacDonald, Philip

Price: $100.00

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

Edition: Early reprint

Seller ID: 016714

Condition: Near Very Good


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 became popularized in crime fiction. Blue cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 252 pages, dust jacket illustration by Bip Pares. Somewhat 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 pastedown and again on copyright page, a turned corner, bookseller's tag to bottom left corner of rear pastedown, in dus... 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

Condition: Very Good


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 (which is different from a morass of danger and political intrigue in North America, because in North America it's a morass of danger and political stupidity). 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 (enti... View more info

The Imposter

By: McCloy, Helen

Price: $10.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007762

ISBN: 0-396-07441-3

Condition: Near Fine


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

Killing the Shadows

By: McDermid, Val

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto, Viking/Penguin Books Canada: 2000

Edition: 1st Canadian edition

Inscription: Signed by McDermid

Seller ID: 012955

ISBN: 067089643-8

Condition: Near Fine


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 decent condition. View more info

The Brave

By: McDonald, Gregory

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Barricade Books: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014441

ISBN: 0-942637-34-8

Condition: Very Good


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 front end paper, light general wear, in rubbed dust jacket w/light edgewear, thin impressions. Jacket in protective mylar sleeve. 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 McInerny

Seller ID: 014895

ISBN: 0-312-20346-2

Condition: Near Fine


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

Condition: Very Good


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

Condition: Good to Very Good


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 jacket (now in protective mylar sleeve) w/chipping/tears to corners/spine ends, scratches, long tear to bottom right corner of front panel, significant general wear. View more info

Uneasy Street

By: Miller, Wade

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Strauss and Company: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: mys.00237

Condition: Very Good


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 dust jacket w/edgewear, chips to corners, wear to folds, 1.5" 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, 1.5" jagged tear to top right spine edge, 2" jagged tear to top left spine edge and another 1" across spine, chip from bottom of rear panel,... View more info

Murder at Moot Point

By: Millhiser, Marlys

Price: $10.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Millhiser

Seller ID: 012998

ISBN: 0-385-42295-4

Condition: Very Good


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 edges, two rear end papers torn three-quarters of their length at binding (affects nothing), in lightly edgeworn dust jacket w/... View more info

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Cat Cross Their Graves (signed)

By: Murphy, Shirley Rousseau

Price: $30.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Murphy

Seller ID: 016609

ISBN: 0-06-057808-4

Condition: Very Good


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/bent, in rubbed, lightly edgeworn dust jacket. An unread copy. Uncommon signed. View more info

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In the Shadows of the Cross (signed)

By: Nassr, Donald

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Troy, ICAM Publishing: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016935

ISBN: 0-9642463-0-9

Condition: Near Fine


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 Bertram Gader. A 2" vertical scratch to bottom of front cover, in scuffed dust jacket. Uncommon signed. View more info

The Beehive

By: O'Donnell, Margaret

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Eyre Methuen: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011543

ISBN: 0-413-46160-2

Condition: Very Good


Author's first novel. In a dictatorship fueled by propaganda, indoctrination and secret police, women are either wives forced to bear children or oppressed workers leading drab existences. Deep green cloth w/gilt lettering to spine, 255 pages. Minute wear to corners/spine ends, light spotting to top edge, in rubbed dust jacket w/impressions, thin scratches, light edgewear. View more info

Exit A Dictator

By: Oppenheim, E. Phillips

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart / M&S: 1939

Edition: 1st Canadian edition

Seller ID: mys.00197

Condition: Good to Very Good


A story of international intrigue. Dust jacket illustration by George F. Kelley. Dusty edges in dust jacket 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

Condition: Good to Very Good


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 bookseller's tag to bottom edge of same, in dust jacket w/edge tears, scratches, light soil, chipping. Jacket now in protectiv... View more info

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Rashomon Gate (signed)

By: Parker, I.J.

Price: $15.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016774

ISBN: 0-312-28798-4

Condition: Near Fine


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: $10.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan Publishers: 2001

Edition: 1st UK edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 012846

ISBN: 0-333-72990-0

Condition: Near Fine


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: $10.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan Publishers: 2001

Edition: 1st UK edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 013005

ISBN: 0-333-72990-0

Condition: Near Fine


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 collectible condition. View more info

The Last Judgement

By: Pears, Iain

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014925

ISBN: 0-575-05584-7

Condition: Very Good


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 couple of short edge tears, moderate general wear. Jacket in protective mylar sleeve. 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

Condition: Good to Very Good


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 the evidence in a way which influenced the verdict." Light brown cloth, 273 pages. A bit of slant, mild edgewear, tiny b... 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

Condition: Good


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 tape stain to front pastedown, faint smudging to front free end paper, moderately tanned pages, in price-clipped dust jacket (... 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

ISBN: 0-8027-3381-6

Condition: Very Good


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 dust jacket w/crinkling to bottom edges near spine, light scuffing, light general war. Jacket in protective mylar sleeve. ... View more info

Lost Girls

By: Pyper, Andrew

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Toronto, HarperFlamingoCanada/Harper Flamingo: 1999

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 008219

ISBN: 0 00 225502 2

Condition: Fine


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

ISBN: 0-312-34496-1

Condition: Very Good


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 general wear; price-clipped dj w/rubbing, scratches, moderate wear to top spine; 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

ISBN: 0-385-19377-7

Condition: Near Fine


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, small roughly triangular tear to middle of spine, light general wear. 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

Condition: Fair Reading Copy


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

Condition: Fair


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

Condition: Good


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 edgeworn dust jacket w/chipping to corners/spine ends, sunned spine, two small sticker pulls to middle of front panel, .75&#... 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

ISBN: 0-7710-7577-4

Condition: Near Fine


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

ISBN: 0-7710-7602-9

Condition: As New


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

The Golden Scorpion

By: Rohmer, Sax

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Novel Selections, Thriller Novel Classic 9:

Seller ID: 008049

Condition: Good Reading Copy


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

Condition: Very Good


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 (again the result of the Plasti-Kleer cover). 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

Condition: Good


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/cracked vertically at centre. Dust jacket w/moderately sunned (entirely legible) spine, light edgewear, light general wear.... 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

Condition: Very Good


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's name/date to front end paper, light tanning, in price-clipped dust jacket w/a 1/2" tear to top edge of front panel, an... 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

Condition: About Very Good


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

ISBN: 0-7126-1661-6

Condition: Very Good


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

ISBN: 0-7867-0118-8

Condition: Very Good


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

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

Condition: Near Fine


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 cover. Dust jacket w/some rubbing, uneven shallow scratching, a couple of impressions to rear panel (one of which matches inde... 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

ISBN: 0-241-11697-X

Condition: Very Good


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

ISBN: 1-57322-143-0

Condition: Near Fine


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

Condition: Good


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 wear. 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

Condition: Fine


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, which more closely resembles a dull two-year-old's spastic markings than anything written by a competent adult). Dust jacket bea... View more info

Moscow By Nightmare

By: Shub, Joyce

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008317

ISBN: 0 00 221540 3

Condition: Good


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

ISBN: 0-425-17463-8

Condition: As New


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

ISBN: 0-425-17463-8

Condition: As New


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

Condition: Very Good


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

ISBN: 0-333-47482-1

Condition: Very Good


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 general wear; rubbed dj w/light edgewear, shallow impressions; 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

Condition: Very Good


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/corners, jagged 1" tear to top left spine edge. 1" tear to bottom edge of rear panel, moderate general wear. 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

ISBN: 0 670 87774 3

Condition: Fine


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

Condition: Very Good


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 a mylar sleeve). 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

ISBN: 0-517-60670-4

Condition: Near Fine


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

Condition: Very Good


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

ISBN: 0 491 01671 9

Condition: Good


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. This copy w/publisher's promotional sticker on front panel ("A killer cop/for hire!/ROBIN MOORE/says: 'He gets even more/ac... 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

ISBN: 0 312 05006 2

Condition: Good to Very Good


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 front cover. Dust jacket w/edgewear, moderate wear to corners/spine ends, front panel impression matching that of front cov... 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

Condition: Good to Very Good


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

Condition: About Very Good


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 jacket w/edgewear, several 1/8" and 1/4" edge tears, a bit of chipping to corners, smudged rear panel. Uncommon. 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

Condition: Very Good


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

Condition: Good


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 mustiness, in price-clipped dust jacket w/sunned spine, thin impressions, light general wear. Jacket now in protective mylar sl... 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

ISBN: 0-385-25977-8

Condition: Fine


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

ISBN: 0-85617-596-X

Condition: Very Good


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

Condition: Good


"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

ISBN: 1-86049-882-5

Condition: As New


"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

Condition: Fine


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

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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

Condition: Very Good


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 lettering, 192 pages, frontispiece and dust jacket illustration by C. (Christopher) Cavania Sanders. Gently bumped spine en... View more info

Angel Rock

By: Williams, Darren

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, HarperCollins Publishers/Harper Collins: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014896

ISBN: 0-00-713715-X

Condition: As New


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

ISBN: 0-00-713715-X

Condition: As New


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

ISBN: 0-684-81996-1

Condition: Very Good


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

ISBN: 1-56649-269-6

Condition: Good


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

Condition: About Very Good


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

ISBN: 0 00 222634 0

Condition: Very Good


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

ISBN: 0-00-232448-2

Condition: Very Good


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