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CASA MADRONE

by Eberhart, Mignon G.

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Published
1980
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Printing, First UK Edition.
ISBN
9780002316705
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London: William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., 1980. First Printing, First UK Edition. . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. A late historical mystery by this mid-20th century American Grand Master, "Casa Madrone" is set in New York and later in San Francisco at the time of the 1906 earthquake, which reavaged the city. The book features Mallory Bookever, a… Read more
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WELL BRED AND DEAD

by O'Connell, Catherine

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Published
2007
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About Very Good
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New York: HarperCollins, 2007. Trade Paperback. About Very Good. O'Connell's debut mystery features newly widowed and close-to-broke Pauline Cook, who's just discovered the body of her friend, Ethan Campbell, a writer who chronicled the lives and loves of the elegant ladies of Chicago's Gold Coast. Apparently a suicide and without relatives, Ethan has left his bills and body… Read more
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SPECIAL TOPICS IN CALAMITY PHYSICS

by Pessl, Marisha

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Published
2006
Condition
Near Fine
ISBN
9780670037773
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£17.74

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New York: Viking Penguin, 2006. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Pessl's first novel, is this 514-page literary thriller featuring Blue van Meer, a smart, serious young woman undergraduate at Harvard, who decides to write her life story as a way to rid herself of the vision of a dead Hannah Schneider, hanging three feet off the ground from the… Read more
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TURN OF MIND

by LaPlante, Alice

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Published
2011
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Very Good
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New York: Grove/Atlantic, 2011. Hardcover. Very Good/Near Fine. The award-winning LaPlante has written a stunning literary thriller. It is narrated by Dr. Jennifer White, a retired orthopedic surgeon in the early stages of dementia, who police believe, has murdered her longtime friend and cut off her fingers. Dr. White can't remember and must try to pull together the… Read more
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HOME SWEET HOMICIDE

by Rice, Craig (Georgianna Ann Randaolph Craig)

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Published
2008
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Very Good
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£8.02

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Pleasantville, NY: Impress Mystery/Reader's Digest, 2008. Hardcover. Very Good. Craig Rice, a 1930s-'40s mystery writer, was often considered the queen of the madcap, humorous mystery. "Home Sweet Homicide," originally published in 1944, now a classic of the genre, features Dinah, April and Archie Carstairs, 14, 12, and 10 respectively, who decide to solve the murder of next door… Read more
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WHOM THE GODS LOVE

by Ross, Kate (Katherine J. Ross)

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Published
1995
Condition
Very Good
ISBN
9780670862078
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New York: Viking Penguin, 1995. Hardcover. Very Good/Near Fine. The third novel in Ross' award-winning historical mystery series featuring Regency-era, English dandy, Julian Kestrel, whose rapier-sharp mind belies his reputation as a Beau Brummel. This time Kestrel investigates the bludgeoning murder of a man who had it all: youth, charm, talent and money. First edition, first printing (as… Read more
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MURDER AT THE FOUL LINE

by Penzler, Otto, Editor

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Published
2006
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Very Good
ISBN
9780892960163
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New York: Mysterious Press, 2006. Hardcover. Very Good/Near Fine. One of Penzler's sports mystery anthologies, collecting short stories about a particular sport and crime. This time it's basketball (other anthologies include baseball, football, boxing, tennis, golf, and horse racing, Mystery writers contributing basketball stories include Lawrence Block, Jeffery Deaver, Parnell Hall, Laurie R. King, Mike Lupica, Michael Malone,… Read more
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LITTLE BLACK BOOK OF MURDER

by Martin, Nancy

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Published
2013
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Very Good to Near Fine
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New York: Obsidian/Penguin Group, 2013. Hardcover. Very Good to Near Fine/Near Fine. The ninth book in Martin's humorous, cozy mystery series featuring the Blackbird sisters, renegade members of Philadelphia high society. This time it's Nora, assigned by her editor to write an exclusive on the murder of billionaire fashion designer, Swain Starr, who recently retired to develop a… Read more
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SINNERS BEWARE

by Oppenheim, E. Phillips

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Published
1932
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Very Good
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London: Hodder & Stoughton, Ltd., 1932. Hardcover. Very Good. Oppenheim was a prolific and popular English writer of romantic mysteries and thrillers in the last half of the 19th, first half of the 20th century. "Sinners Beware" is a collection of 10 short stories from the 1920s and '30s. First edition, second printing (Dec. 1932). About 4 3/4… Read more
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AMANDA CROSS: The Collected Stories

by Cross, Amanda (Carolyn G. Heilbraun)

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Published
1997
Condition
Fine
ISBN
9780345408174
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£8.23

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New York: Ballantine Books, 1997. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. For a number of years Heilbrun, a tenured professor of English literature at Columbia University, kept her identity as "Amanda Cross," the author of a series of witty, literary mysteries (featuring an amateur sleuth, Kate Fansler, who was also an English professor0, concealed from the public, afraid it might compromise her… Read more
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THE ALPINE ZEN

by Daheim, Mary

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Published
2015
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Fine
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New York: Ballantine Books, 2015. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine to Fine. The 26th novel in Daheim's cozy mystery series set in Washington's Cascade Mountains and featuring the small town of Alpine's weekly newspaper, "The Alpine Advocate," and its editor, Emma Lord. This time in the midst of a heat wave, Emma and her staff must deal with a young… Read more
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WHISPERING SHADOWS

by Sendker, Jan-Philipp

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Published
2015
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Fine
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New York: 37 Ink/Atria Books, 2015. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. The first novel in Sendker's Rising Dragon crime-thriller series features Paul Leibovitz, a German-American expat and journalist, who, after the death of his son from cancer and and the break-up of his marriage, has exiled himself to a small island near Hong Kong. He is asked by an American woman… Read more
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A PRESUMPTION OF DEATH

by Walsh, Jill Paton & Sayers, Dorothy L.

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Published
2003
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Printing, First Edition Thus.
ISBN
9780312291006
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New York: St. Martin's Press, 2003. First Printing, First Edition Thus. . Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Dorothy L. Sayers, one of the great authors of the 1920s-30s Golden Age of Detectives fiction, left an unfinished Lord Peter Wimsey mystery -- "Thrones, Dominations" -- at her death in 1957. In 1998, Walsh, a Booker Prize finalist for "Knowledge of Angels"… Read more
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THE INVISIBLE BOARDER

by Davis, Mildred

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Published
1974
Condition
Very Good
ISBN
9780394490229
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New York: Random House, 1974. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Davis' writing career began in 1948 when her "The Room Upstairs" won an Edgar Award for best first novel. She published regularly in the 1950s, '60s, and '70s until 1977 when she published "Scorpion," and appeared to have stopped writing altogether. Almost three decades went by before Davis, in collaboration… Read more
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KILLER

by Kellerman, Jonathan

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Published
2012
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Near Fine
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New York: Ballantine Books, 2012. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. The 29th novel in Kellerman's psychological thriller series featuring Los Angeles psychologist, Alex Delaware. This time, Delaware, trying to save a little girl trapped in a custody fight between a successful physician, Connie Sykes, and her sister, finds himself facing death threats and suddenly murder. First Edition, first printing… Read more
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SCHROEDER'S GAME

by Maling, Arthur

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Published
1977
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Near Fine
ISBN
9780060128111
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New York: Harper & Row, 1977. Hardcover. Near Fine/Good To Good Plus. The second novel in Maling's mystery-suspense series featuring Brock Potter, head of a New York City brokerage firm that is sent into a tailspin when one of the partners seems headed for a breakdown and suicide. A Harper Novel of Suspense. First edition, first printing (as… Read more
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DEATH WAS THE OTHER WOMAN

by Richards, Linda L.

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Published
2008
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Near Fine
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New York: Thomas Dunn/St. Martin's Press, 2008. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. A relative newcomer to the mystery-detective genre, Canadian-born Richards has written a historical mystery set in Depression era Los Angeles. It features Kitty Pangborn, secretary to Dexter J. Theroux, one of the city's hard-drinking, tough-talking P.I.'s, and who, Kitty learns, may not always be on the right… Read more
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ELLERY QUEEN'S WRIGHTSVILLE MURDERS

by Queen, Ellery (Frederic Dannay & Manfred Lee)

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Boston: Little Brown & Co.. Hardcover. Very Good/About Very Good. An Ellery Queen omnibus containing the three mysteries set in the fictional New England town of Wrightsville ("Calamity Town," "The Murderer Is A Fox" and "Ten Days Wonder"). These three novels represent a change in the Queen character from the NYC genius solving his police detective's father's hardest… Read more
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TROUBLE FOLLOWS ME

by MacDonald, Ross (Kenneth Millar)

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Published
1972
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Very Good
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New York: Bantam Books, 1972. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good. Vintage Paperback. Bantam Books N7189. An early hard-boiled crime novel from MacDonald writing under his real name and before he created private detective, Lew Archer, and the mystery-detective series that put MacDonald in the class of Hammett and Chandler. This novel, set in Hawaii at the end of… Read more
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THE BARON AND THE STOLEN LEGACY

by Morton, Anthony (John Creasey)

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Published
1967
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Near Fine
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1967. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. If quantity is the sole determinant for champion crime writer, Creasey, who wrote over 600 crime thrillers under more than 20 pseudonyms is the easy winner. Using the pen name, Anthony Morton, Creasey wrote 47 novels featuring The Baron, aka John Mannering, international antiques dealer and Scotland Yard… Read more
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