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SPECIAL TOPICS IN CALAMITY PHYSICS

by Pessl, Marisha

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Published
2006
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Near Fine
ISBN
9780670037773
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£17.84

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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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HERE WE COME A-WASSAILING

by Perry, Thomas

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Published
2019
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Fine
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£10.62

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New York: The Mysterious Bookshop, 2019. Original Paper Wraps. Fine. During the December holidays in 1993, Otto Penzler's The Mysterious Bookshop on Warren Street in NYC commissioned a short story from the late mystery writer Donald E. Westlake. The only conditions were that the story was set at Christmas time and that at least part of the story… Read more
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THE LETTER WRITER

by Fesperman, Dan

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Published
2016
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Fine
ISBN
9781101875063
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£12.75

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New York: Knopf, 2016. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. The award-winning Fesperman's tenth novel is a historical mystery set in New York City during World War II. It features a former North Carolina police officer, Woodrow Cain, who has left behind an estranged wife, a young daughter and a career marred by the murder of his police officer partner. Cain… Read more
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HEMINGWAY'S SUITCASE

by Harris, MacDonald (Donald Heiney)

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Published
1990
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Fine
ISBN
9780671700829
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£21.24

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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1990. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. In the past few years there has been a revival of interest in the writing of MacDonald Harris, the pseudonymn used by Donald Heiney, sailor, writer and academic, in his fiction. This late novel was published in 1991, only two years before Heiney's death. In 1922, a young Hemingway… Read more
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THE DEATH OF AN IRISH SINNER

by Gill, Bartholomew (Mark McGarrity)

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Published
2001
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition.
ISBN
9780380977987
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£15.29

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New York: William Morrow/HarperCollins, 2001. First Edition. . Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. The 15th and next-to-last book in the late McGarrity's excellent and intelligent police procedural mystery series featuring Peter McGarr, head of the Dublin Police's homicide division. This time McGarr is called on to investigate the murder of a famous Irish biographer in a case that leads… Read more
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NO WORD FROM WINIFRED

by Cross, Amanda (Carolyn G. Heilbraun)

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Published
1986
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition.
ISBN
9780525244325
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£13.38

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New York: E.P. Dutton, 1986. First Edition. . Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. The eighth novel in Cross' mystery series featuring English Lit professor and amateur sleuth, Kate Fansler, who is asked to find Winifred Ashby, the "niece" of renowned British author, Charlotte Stanton. Winifred left a New England dairy farm for London to help a young woman named Charlie… Read more
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THE CHARLES DICKENS MURDERS

by Sloan, Bob

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Published
1998
Condition
Fine
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First Edition.
ISBN
9780385312301
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£16.99

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New York: Delacorte Press, 1998. First Edition. . Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. The third and last of Skom's highly praised trio of bibliomysteries featuring Professor Beth Austin, who is leading a class through the works of Charles Dickens at Midwestern University when a woman is murdered in a hospital bed in New York City. When Austin learns her mother's… Read more
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THE GEORGE ELIOT MURDERS

by Skom, Edith

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Published
1995
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Near Fine
Edition
First Edition.
ISBN
9780385312288
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£11.90

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New York: Delacorte Press, 1995. First Edition. . Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. The second of three highly-praised bibliomysteries by this Northwestern University writing and literature professor. It features Professor Beth Austin enjoying the warmth of Hawaii while on sabbatical from her frigid midwest campus as she prepares for a seminar on George Eliot's "Middlemarch." Then suddenly there are… Read more
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THE KING IS DEAD

by Queen, Ellery

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Published
1952
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Good Plus
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£10.20

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Boston: Little Brown & Co., 1952. Hardcover. Good Plus/Fair To Good. The 25th novel from the legendary mystery writing team of Frederic Dannay and his cousin, Manfred B. Lee, featuring their fictional writer and detective, Ellery Queen. This time Ellery and his father are taken at gunpoint to the Atlantic Ocean island kingdom of Abel Bendigo, wealthy international… Read more
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I, RIPPER

by Hunter, Stephen

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Published
2015
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Fine
Edition
First Edition.
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£25.49

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New York: Simon & Schuster, 2015. First Edition. . Hardcover. Fine/Fine. A stand-alone historical mystery from the award-winning author of the Bob Lee Swagger sniper thrillers. Very well realized characters are developed through a serial killer's diary entries, a journalist's memoirs, a prostitute's letters to her mother against a carefully-researched, 1880s London backdrop in a chase to find… Read more
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DROOD

by Simmons, Dan

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Published
2009
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Near Fine
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First Edition.
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New York: Little Brown & Co., 2009. First Edition. . Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. The award-winning Simmons is at his best in this mystery-thriller based on Victorian novelist Charles Dickens and his unfinished work, "The Mystery of Edwin Drood." Based on actual events in Dickens' life, Simmons' "Drood," uses fiction to explore some of the unresolved mysteries of… Read more
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THE SIGN OF THE BOOK

by Dunning, John

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Published
2005
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition.
ISBN
9780743255059
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£9.56

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New York: Simon & Schuster, 2005. First Edition. . Hardcover. Fine/Fine. The fourth novel in Dunning's bestselling bibliomystery series featuring Cliff Janeway, Denver bookseller and former cop. This time around, Janeway is asked to check on a woman friend who is sitting in a cell in a Colorado jail, accused of murdering her husband, a book collector. Janeway… Read more
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BURGLARS CAN'T BE CHOOSERS

by Block, Lawrence

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Published
1995
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Printing, First Edition Thus.
ISBN
9780525939436
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£11.90

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New York: Dutton/Penguin, 1995. First Printing, First Edition Thus. . Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. The hardcover edition of Bernie Rhodenbarr's (NYC burglar and bookshop owner) first caper, originally issued in paperback in 1977. In this one, Bernie is working on order, breakingf into a posh NYC East Side apartment, grabbing a leather-covered box and delivering it to the guy… Read more
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THE D. CASEor The Truth About The Mystery Of Edwin Drood

by Dickens, Charles; Fruttero, Carlo & Lecentini, Franco

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Published
1992
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Printing, First U.S. Edition.
ISBN
9780151137329
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£15.29

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New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992. First Printing, First U.S. Edition. . Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. This is a treat for readers who like their mysteries with a dash of wit and humor. At a hotel in Rome, a forum on unfinished works of music and literature has been convened to bring closure to Charles Dickens last and uncompleted… Read more
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MURDERING MINISTERS

by Beechey, Alan

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Published
1999
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Fine
Edition
First Edition, First Printing.
ISBN
9780312209025
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£12.75

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New York: St. Martin's Press, 1999. First Edition, First Printing. . Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Beechey's second humorous mystery featuring children's book author and amateur sleuth Oliver Swithin, creator of the Finsbury the Ferret series. Swithin has been commissioned to write a satirical article on modern religious practices from the point of view of his athiest ferret and finds himself… Read more
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DOMINANCE

by Lavender, Will

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Published
2011
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Very Fine
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First Edition, First Printing.
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£25.28

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New York: Simon & Schuster, 2011. First Edition, First Printing. . Hardcover. Very Fine/Very Fine. Lavender's second novel, a psychological thriller and bibliomystery, is as good a read as his bestselling first book, 'Obedience.' In 'Dominance,' Professor Alex Shipley must solve the multiple mysteries surrounding three murders and a famous author's true identity. Signed by Lavender on the… Read more
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THE PERFECT MURDER: Five Great Mystery Writers Create The Perfect Crime

by Hitt, Jack

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Published
1991
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition, First Printing.
ISBN
9780060163402
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£15.08

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New York: HarperCollins, 1991. First Edition, First Printing. . Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Hitt, a senior editor at "Harper's" magazine, created Tim, a man with a '90s sensibilities and '80s wealth, who, having decided to murder his wife, calls together his "advisors" -- Lawrence Block, Sarah Caudwell, Tony Hillerman, Peter Lovesey and Donald E. Westlake -- to help… Read more
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NORTH STAR CONSPIRACY

by Monfredo, Miriam Grace

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Published
1993
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition, First Printing.
ISBN
9780312093556
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£19.33

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New York: St. Martin's Press, 1993. First Edition, First Printing. . Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. The second novel in Monfredo's fine, historically accurate mystery series set in Seneca Falls, NY, site of the first Women's Rights Convention in 1848, again features town librarian, Glynis Tryon. It is 1854, seven years before the Civil War, and Glynis is facing major… Read more
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AN EXPERT IN MURDER

by Upson, Nicola

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Published
2008
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Printing, First U.S. Edition.
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£14.87

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New York: HarperCollins, 2008. First Printing, First U.S. Edition. . Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Upson's first novel is this elegant and original historical bibliomystery set in England in 1934 and featuring, in addition to Detective Inspector Archie Penrose, one of the great mystery writers of the 20th century, Josephine Tey. Tey, traveling from Scotland to London by train… Read more
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THE BOOK OF Q

by Rabb, Jonathan

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Published
2001
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition, First Printing.
ISBN
9780609604830
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£21.03

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New York: Crown/Random House, 2001. First Edition, First Printing. . Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Rabb's second novel is a mystery-thriller featuring Ian Pearse, a young American priest working as a researcher at the Vatican Library, who comes into possession of an ancient scroll after the mysterious death of one priest and the disappearance of another. Translation of the scroll… Read more
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