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Dance of the Mongoose COLLECTIBLE UNCORRECTED PROOF]
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Dance of the Mongoose COLLECTIBLE UNCORRECTED PROOF]

By T. J. Phillips [pseudonym of Tom Savage]

New York - London: Berkley Publishing Group, 1995. An engaging murder mystery, in its limited pre-First-Edition Uncorrected Proof state - not quite the same as, but often referred to as an Advance Reading Copy, or ARC - fast becoming an attractive "collectible", as it precedes the First Edition. With this atmospheric and suspenseful tale, the author introduces us to Joseph Wilder, a struggling novelist whose approach to crime is strictly literary -- until his best friend's father is murdered in the West Indies. 288 pages. CONDITION: a bright, tight, square, unmarked, uncreased copy with negligible sehlf-wear - now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag.. Uncorrected Proof. Soft Cover. Fine (As New). 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Uncorrected Proof.

$8.55

The Legacy of the Bones - Baztan Trilogy, Vol. 2
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The Legacy of the Bones - Baztan Trilogy, Vol. 2

By Redondo, Dolores

London: Harper Collins, 2018. The second novel in this gifted author's trilogy, its lead character a strong-willed woman detective-inspector. Murder and mayhem, suffused with Basque folklore and mythology. A truly gripping thriller! 519 pages. CONDITION: A bright, tight, square, unmarked, uncreased copy with negligible/minimal shelf-wear - now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag.. Third Printing. Trade Paperback. Fine. Illus. by Holly Macdonald (cover design). 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$7.13

These Bones Were Made for Dancing [COLLECTIBLE UNCORRECTED PROOF BOUND GALLEY COPY]
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These Bones Were Made for Dancing [COLLECTIBLE UNCORRECTED PROOF BOUND GALLEY COPY]

By Meyers, Annette

New York: Doubleday, 1995. This is an "Uncorrected Proof" copy, often referred to as an "Advance Reading Copy" [or ARC] and an "Unedited, Uncorrected Page Proof" - fast becoming an attractive collectible, as it precedes the First Edition. Leslie Wetzon is dusting off her tap shoes for a good cause: a benefit revival of the hit Broadway musical "Combinations," complete with as many of the original cast stars as Wetzon's headhunting talents can unearth. But when she digs up not the missing leading lady but a trunk full of bones, it seems someone may be targeting Wetzon for a featured role not in a musical comedy, but in a very deadly murder plot, indeed. 358 pages. CONDITION: a bright, tight, square, unmarked, uncreased, likely unread copy with minimal shelf-wear and a faint manufacturing wrinkle in the lower right corner of the back cover near the spine. This remains a handsome, collectible copy - now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag.. Uncorrected Bound Galleys. Large Softcover. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Advance Uncorrected Proofs.

$4.28

The Head Humper ["Fiery tale of a hard-boiled private dick and the broads in his life and bed!"]
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The Head Humper ["Fiery tale of a hard-boiled private dick and the broads in his life and bed!"]

By (as Told to) Irma Frencher; Dale Koby (Introduction)

Atlanta, Georgia, USA: Pendulum Books, 1968. pnd 040. Marginally a detective story, the search for clues seeming to lead him to bed after bed, body after body - with a "serious" if not particularly informative Introduction by the infamous Dale Koby. 160+ pages. CONDITION: a bright, tight, square, unmarked copy with light shelf-wear, compromised by a "remainder" punch-hole on the front cover, a pair of creases on the back cover, and a hint of age-tanning to the interior. This nevertheless attractive copy is now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag. NOTE: A higher resolution scan of the covers will gladly be supplied on request. This small item will be shipped with a complimentary upgrade to trackable First Class on domestic (US) orders.. Assumed First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

$8.08

False Dawn - A Jake Lassiter Book [COLLECTIBLE UNCORRECTED PROOFS]
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False Dawn - A Jake Lassiter Book [COLLECTIBLE UNCORRECTED PROOFS]

By Levine, Paul

New York: Bantam Books, 1993. This is an "Advance Uncorrected Proofs" copy - often referred to as an "Advance Reading Copy" [or ARC] and an "Unedited, Uncorrected Page Proof" - fast becoming an attractive collectible, as it precedes the First Edition. "A master craftsman of the courtroom mystery pits tough Miami trial lawyer Jake Lassiter against a seamy case of low-rent murder and a billionaire determined to rip off the priceless heritage of Russia." 303 pages. CONDITION: a bright, tight, square, unmarked, uncreased, evidently unread copy with negligible shelf-wear (just a hint of an upper-right corner bump). This handsome, highly collectible copy is now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag.. Advance Reading Copy (ARC). Medium Paperback. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Uncorrected Proofs.

$10.45

Suspense - A Stanley Hastings Mystery Novel [COLLECTIBLE ADVANCE READING COPY]
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Suspense - A Stanley Hastings Mystery Novel [COLLECTIBLE ADVANCE READING COPY]

By Hall, Parnell

New York: Mysterious Press - Warner Books, 1998. This is an Advance Reading Copy, or ARC, a publishing state fast becoming an attractive "collectible", as it precedes the First Edition. "Stanley Hastings, bodyguard? Come on, he doesn't even carry a gun. But a best-selling suspense writer's wife who is getting threatening phone calls hires Stanley to make them stop. Bad move. The fact the calls continue is the least of her worries." 314 pages. CONDITION: a bright, tight, square, unmarked, uncreased, evidently unread copy with negligible shelf-wear. This handsome, highly collectible copy is now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag.. ARC. Paperback. As New (Fine). 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Advance Uncorrected Proofs.

$4.28

Jungle Street ["Life was a stream of passion and blood in this gutter world!"]
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Jungle Street ["Life was a stream of passion and blood in this gutter world!"]

By Elliott, Don [pseudonym of Robert Silverberg]

San Diego, California: Reed Nightstand - Greenleaf Classics, 1973. # 3024. "A searing novel of degradation and futility in the big city slums." 223+ pages. CONDITION: a bright, tight, square, unmarked, uncreased, evidently unread copy with negligible shelf-wear, compromised only by a "remainder" hole punch on the front cover. This beautiful, highly collectible copy is now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag. NOTE: A higher resolution scan of the covers will gladly be supplied on request. This small item will be shipped with a complimentary upgrade to trackable First Class on domestic (US) orders.. Assumed First Edition. Mass Market Paperback. Fine. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$13.78

The Canary Trainer - from the Memoirs of John H. Watson, M.D. [COLLECTIBLE ADVANCE READER'S COPY]
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The Canary Trainer - from the Memoirs of John H. Watson, M.D. [COLLECTIBLE ADVANCE READER'S COPY]

By Meyer, Nicholas

New York: W. W. Norton, 1993. This is an Advance Reading Copy, or ARC - a publishing state fast becoming an attractive "collectible", as it precedes the First Edition. Located by a computer in the bowels of a major university where it had collected dust for over half a century, this missing manuscript by the biographer of Sherlock Holmes reveals for the first time a hitherto unknown episode in the life of the Great Detective. Holmes, master sleuth, was also an accomplished violinist. Following his discharge from therapy with Sigmund Freud (see The Seven-Per-Cent Solution), we now learn that he journeyed to Paris and there found employment as a pit musician at the Paris Opera. The year is 1891, Paris is the capital of the western world, and its opera house is full of surprises. First and by no means least is the sudden reappearance of the great love of Holmes's life, an accomplished singer from Hoboken, New Jersey. Second is the series of seemingly bizarre accidents - each more sinister than the last - allegedly arranged by the "Opera Ghost, " an opponent who goes by many names and is more than equal to Holmes. 225 pages. CONDITION: a bright, tight, square, unmarked, uncreased, evidently unread Fine Minus copy with minimal shelf-wear. This handsome, collectible copy is now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag.. ARC. Large Softcover. Fine Minus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Advance Uncorrected Proofs.

$3.80

The Janus Murder Case ["The New Inspector Saltfleet Mystery"]
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The Janus Murder Case ["The New Inspector Saltfleet Mystery"]

By Wilson, Colin

London: Panther Books - Granada Publishing, 1985. The First British Paperback Edition of this 1984 novel, with a lengthy Appendix on Multiple Personality. 235 pages. CONDITION: a bright, tight, unmarked copy with negligible shelf-wear, compromised only by several light reading creases on the spine and a bit of spine-lean. This handsome copy is now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag. NOTE: A higher resolution cover scan will gladly be supplied on request. This small item will be shipped, securely packed, with a complimentary upgrade to trackable First Class on domestic (US) orders.. First British Paperback Edition. Mass Market Paperback. Near Fine. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$9.50

Under Cover of Daylight - A Novel [COLLECTIBLE ADVANCE READER'S COPY]
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Under Cover of Daylight - A Novel [COLLECTIBLE ADVANCE READER'S COPY]

By Hall, James W.

New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1987. This is an extremely Limited Edition special Advance Reader's Copy, also designated as an Uncorrected Proof (though they are technically not the same.) As such this state precedes the First Edition - thus its collectibility. The engaging tale of an orphan, who learned of his parents' murder at age 13 and got revenge (via murder) at 19. In his late 30s, his foster mother is murdered, and he begins a quest to find that killer as well. 289 pages. CONDITION: a bright, tight, square, unmarked, uncreased, evidently unread copy with negligible shelf-wear. This handsome, collectible copy is now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag.. Uncorrected Proofs. Paperback. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Advance Reading Copy (ARC).

$13.78

Siberian Light [COLLECTIBLE ADVANCE READING COPY]
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Siberian Light [COLLECTIBLE ADVANCE READING COPY]

By White, Robin

New York: Delacorte Press, 1997. This is an Advance Reading Copy, or ARC - a publishing state fast becoming an attractive "collectible", as it precedes the First Edition. Siberia, land of hope and desperation. A place of unimaginable wealth, and unimaginable greed. Against this backdrop, Gregori Nowek, the mayor of the small river town of Markovo, is ordered to investigate the killing of three men. Two of them are members of his own militia. The third is Andrei Ryzkhov, a man who has made a fortune from an American-financed oil exploration deal. The investigation leads Nowek into a labyrinth of deception and ends with a terrible discovery: an old horror, long thought dead, has reemerged amid the frozen wastes of Siberia. 441 pages. CONDITION: a bright, tight, square, unmarked, uncreased copy with light shelf-wear (one tiny cover-corner bump and a crinkle at the spine top). This handsome, collectible copy is now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag.. ARC. Large Softcover. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Advance Uncorrected Proofs.

$4.75

Death Takes a Hand [COLLECTIBLE ADVANCE UNCORRECTED PROOF COPY]
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Death Takes a Hand [COLLECTIBLE ADVANCE UNCORRECTED PROOF COPY]

By Moody, Susan

New York: Otto Penzler Books, 1994. This is an "Uncorrected Advance Proof" copy, often referred to as an "Advance Reading Copy" [or ARC] and an "Unedited, Uncorrected Page Proof" - fast becoming an attractive collectible, as it precedes the First Edition. Cassandra Swann, who left the teaching of biology to become a professional bridge player, an occupation that lets her indulge in her amazing detective ability, faces a tough challenge when three of her bridge students mysteriously die. 296 pages. CONDITION: a bright, tight, square, unmarked, uncreased, likely unread copy with minimal shelf-wear. This handsome, collectible copy is now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag.. Uncorrected Proof. Soft Cover. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Advance Uncorrected Proofs.

$7.13

Pacific Beat [COLLECTIBLE ADVANCE READING COPY]
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Pacific Beat [COLLECTIBLE ADVANCE READING COPY]

By Parker, T. Jefferson

New York: St. Martin's Press, 1991. This is an Advance Reading Copy, or ARC - a publishing state fast becoming an attractive "collectible", as it precedes the First Edition. Ex-cop Jim Weir thought he'd seen it all during his years on the force. That is until he saw the body of his sister Annie, brutally used by a monster in human form, then carelessly discarded. He'd never seen such grief ravage the face of his friend and brother-in-law Ray Cruz, a good cop on the Newport Beach Police Department. When Weir learns that the only witness swore the killer made his escape in a Newport Beach squad car, his disbelief turns to confusion and outrage. 364 pages. CONDITION: a bright, tight, square, uncreased Very Good Plus copy with light edge- and corner-wear, the word "discard" stamped in the front and back, plus evidence of a removed sticker at the spine bottom. This was likely NOT formerly in an official public library, however. This remains an attractive, collectible copy - now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag.. ARC. Large Softcover. Very Good Plus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Uncorrected Proof.

$3.33

Famous Detective Stories - October 1955 - Volume 15 Number 3
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Famous Detective Stories - October 1955 - Volume 15 Number 3

By Sam Merwin Jr., George Hudson Smith, William Hopson, George H. Dammann, B. W. Scott, Eugene Pawley, Zachary Strong, Dennis Wiegand, Al C. McGarry, Mat Rand, and Tom Thursday, Contributors

Holyoke, Massachussetts: Columbia Publications Inc., 1955. Another outstanding vintage collection of detective stories. CONTENTS: It's On Your Head! (Merwin), The Adventure of the Wrong Time (Smith), Starbrite (Hopson), The Great Lucifer (Dammann), The Wicked Flee (Scott), Cancelled in Red (Pawley), The Squarest Guy (Strong), One for the Birds (Wiegand), Yellow (McGarry), Doubled for Death (Rand), Annals of Crime (Thursday). 100 pages. CONDITION: a solid, square, unmarked copy, with significant shelf-wear (edge-chips on covers and last few pages, some surface rubbing, and two tears which have been discreetly repaired with near-invisible archival tape), its interior compromised only by a very slight age-tanning. This quite respectable, collectible copy is now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag with archival backing board.. Soft Cover. Good. 6.5" x 9.25". Magazine.

$27.31

The Mexican Tree Duck [COLLECTIBLE ADVANCE READER'S COPY]
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The Mexican Tree Duck [COLLECTIBLE ADVANCE READER'S COPY]

By Crumley, James

New York: The Mysterious Press - Warner Books, 1993. This is the limited-printing Advance Reader's Copy state (ARC) - not quite the same as, but often referred to as an Uncorrected Proof - fast becoming an attractive "collectible", as it precedes the First Edition. Ex-private eye C.W. Sughrue has been depressed, jobless and living in the basement of a morgue, but now a job has come up. He sets off on an odyssey of liquor, sex and gunplay to find a missing woman who has eluded the FBI and cocaine dealers. 247 pages. CONDITION: a bright, tight, square, unmarked, uncreased, likely unread copy with minimal shelf-wear (a small indentation line on the back cover). This handsome, collectible copy is now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag.. ARC. Paperback with Foldout Cover. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Advance Reading Copy (ARC).

$4.75

Shinju - A Novel of Japan [COLLECTIBLE ADVANCE READER'S EDITION]
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Shinju - A Novel of Japan [COLLECTIBLE ADVANCE READER'S EDITION]

By Laura Joh Rowland

New York: Random House, 1994. This is the limited Advance Reader's Edition state - often referred to as an Advance Reading Copy, Uncorrected Proof, or ARC - fast becoming an attractive "collectible", as it precedes the First Edition. An exotic and beguiling mystery story, set in 17th-century Japan, where a young samurai is investigating what seems to be a ritual double suicide. What he discovers instead threatens the very underpinnings of the shogun's Japan. 350 pages. CONDITION: a bright, tight, square, unmarked, uncreased copy with negligible shelf-wear. This handsome, highly collectible copy is now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag.. ARC. Paperback. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Advance Uncorrected Proofs.

$6.65

Closed Circle [COLLECTIBLE ADVANCE READER'S COPY]
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Closed Circle [COLLECTIBLE ADVANCE READER'S COPY]

By Goddard, Robert

New York: Poseidon Press, 1993. This is an Advance Reading Copy, or ARC - a publishing state fast becoming an attractive "collectible", as it precedes the First Edition. Guy Horton and Max Wingate, both disaffected veterans of World War I, have roamed the world as partners in various confidence games. Amid Depression-era gloom they court English heiress Diana Charnwood with hopes of quick financial gain. Their callow scheme leads, however, to murder and a harsh moral education as Guy's investigation of the homicides unexpectedly uncovers those responsible for the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. 331 pages. CONDITION: a bright, tight, square, unmarked copy with minimal shelf-wear (including a couple miniscule corner bumps) and a single faint spine crease. This handsome, collectible copy is now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag.. Uncorrected Proof. Large Softcover. Very Good Plus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Advanced Reading Copy (ARC).

$7.13

Render Up the Body - A Novel of Suspense [COLLECTIBLE UNCORRECTED PROOF COPY]
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Render Up the Body - A Novel of Suspense [COLLECTIBLE UNCORRECTED PROOF COPY]

By Wesson, Marianne

New York: Harper Collins, 1998. This is an "Uncorrected Proof" copy - often referred to, but not the same as, an "Advance Reading Copy" [or ARC] - fast becoming an attractive collectible, as it precedes the First Edition. A decomposed body is found high in the mountains of central Colorado. The remains are identified as those of Nicole Marie Caswell, age 22. Ten months later Jason Smiley is arrested and charged with Nicole Caswell's rape and murder. Long before Smiley's arrest, Cinda Hayes had become disillusioned with working as chief sex-crimes prosecutor for the Boulder County District Attorney's Office -- a job muddled by too many calculating egos, too much machismo and not enough decency. When the opportunity arises for her to become director of the Boulder County Rape Crisis Center, she doesn't think twice -- she jumps at the chance to leave the practice of law behind. 323 pages. CONDITION: a bright, tight, square, unmarked, uncreased, likely unread copy with minimal shelf-wear and just a single tiny cover corner bump. This handsome, collectible copy is now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag.. Uncorrected Proof. Large Softcover. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Advance Reading Copy (ARC).

$7.13

Hang Time - A Thriller [COLLECTIBLE ADVANCE READING COPY]
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Hang Time - A Thriller [COLLECTIBLE ADVANCE READING COPY]

By Chafets, Zev

New York: Warner Books, 1996. This is an Advance Reading Copy, or ARC (similar to, but not the same as an "Uncorrected Proof" or an "Unedited, Uncorrected Page Proof") a publishing state fast becoming an attractive "collectible", as it precedes the First Edition. "NBA great Tyrone Holliman isn't too thrilled to be traveling to Israel with legendary NCAA coach Digger Dawkins, but as an ambassador for his sport, he knows how to play the game. But neither man can imagine what lies ahead--armed abduction by Muslim terrorists that locks America and the Arab world in a confrontation that threatens to become World War III." 307 pages. CONDITION: a bright, tight, square, unmarked, uncreased, evidently unread copy with negligible shelf-wear. This handsome, collectible copy is now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag. . ARC. Paperback. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Advance Reading Copy (ARC).

$7.60

Some Clouds [COLLECTIBLE ADVANCE UNCORRECTED PROOFS]
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Some Clouds [COLLECTIBLE ADVANCE UNCORRECTED PROOFS]

By Paco Ignacio Taibo II

New York: Viking Press, 1992. This is an "Advance Uncorrected Proofs" copy - often referred to as an "Advance Reading Copy" [or ARC] and an "Unedited, Uncorrected Page Proof" - fast becoming an attractive collectible, as it precedes the First Edition. Private detective Hector Belacoaran Shayne [a Mexican "Sam Spade"] is forced to make his way through a perilous and complex labyrinth of corruption, betrayal, cover-up, and death as he investigates two strange murders and a mysterious fortune in Mexico City. This work appears here in an excellent translation by William I. Neumann. 161 pages - *** plus a laid-in promotional letter from the publisher. CONDITION: a bright, tight, square, unmarked, uncreased, likely unread copy with negligible shelf-wear. This handsome, highly collectible copy is now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag.. Advance Reading Copy (ARC). Large Softcover. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Advance Uncorrected Proofs.

$7.13

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