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STRIP TEASE

by Hiaasen, Carl

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Published
1993
Condition
Very Good
ISBN
9780679419815
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New York: Knopf, 1993. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. The fifth of sixteen crime -thriller novels by one of America's top satirists and humorists, "Strip Tease" features Florida Congressman David Dilbeck, exotic dancer Erin Grant, and assorted blackmailers, and political wheeler-dealers. Dilbeck is trying to avoid an election year scandal brought on by his loss of control around "naked… Read more
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THE MOST OF ANDREW ROONEY

by Rooney, Andrew A.

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Published
1990
Condition
Very Good
ISBN
9780883657652
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£13.60

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New York: Galahad Books, 1990. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. An omnibus edition containing the complete texts of Rooney's three bestselling books: "A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney;" "And More by Andy Rooney," and "Pieces of My Mind." First Galahad Books edition. About 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, 761 pages in dark blue, paper-covered boards with silver lettering… Read more
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DEATH OF A GHOST

by Beaton, M.C. (Marion Chesney)

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Published
2017
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Near Fine
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£12.32

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New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2017. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. The 32nd book in Beaton's long-running, highly-regarded cozy mystery series set in rural Scotland and featuring Sgt. Hamish Macbeth. This time Macbeth decides to put an end to a haunted castle rumor by spending the night at the ruined castle with patrolman Charlie Carson. Carson promptly falls through… Read more
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THE BURGLAR WHO TRADED TED WILLIAMS

by Block, Lawrence

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Published
1994
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Very Good
ISBN
9780525938071
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£10.20

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New York: Dutton/Penguin, 1994. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. The sixth novel in the award-winning Block's mystery series featuring New York City book seller and burglar, Bernie Rhodenbarr. This time the small profit Bernie coaxes from his bookstore is going to be way short of a rent increase and Bernie returns to burglary at a West Side apartment, lifts… Read more
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THE PRE-HISTORY OF THE FAR SIDE, A 10TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBIT

by Larson, Gary

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Published
1989
Condition
Very Good
ISBN
9780836218510
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£15.29

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Kansas City: Andrews & McMeel, Inc., 1989. Large Softcover. Very Good. Artist Gary Larson titled this collection of his cartoons a "Retrospective," and an "Exhibit." It is a a trip inside a weird mind and strange sense of humor, a glimpse into the creative process of an artist who sees the world a bit differently than the rest… Read more
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BACK TO BLOOD

by Wolfe, Tom

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Published
2012
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Very Good
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£11.90

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New York: Little Brown & Co., 2012. Hardcover. Very Good/Near Fine. The last of Wolfe's four novels ("Bonfire of the Vanities," "A Man in Full," "I Am Charlotte Simmons") features among others, a newly promoted Miami marine police officer, a Cuban mayor, a pair of Wasp Yale-graduate newspaper types, and a sex-addiction, sexually-addicted psychiatrist, all operating in a… Read more
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SACRED MONSTER

by Westlake, Donald E.

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Published
1989
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Good Plus to Very Good
ISBN
9780892961771
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£10.20

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New York: Mysterious Press, 1989. Hardcover. Good Plus to Very Good/Very Good. For the latter half of the 20th century, the award-winning Westlake was known as the master of the comic crime novel and probably best remembered for his Dortmunder series, featuring a blundering burglar. He also wrote many wickedly funny stand-alone novels. "Sacred Monster," is a stand-alone,… Read more
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THE STORY OF A WONDER MAN: BEING THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF RING LARDNER

by Lardner, Ring (Ringgold Wilmer)

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Published
1927
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition.
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£29.74

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1927. First Edition. . Hardcover. Very Good. Ring Lardner was a legendary sports reporter and short story writer active in the first part of the 20th century. His humorous, often satirical work earned him praise from, among others, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Virginia Woolf. This autobiography is, from the first word… Read more
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SARATOGA STRONGBOX

by Dobyns, Stephen

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Published
1998
Condition
Very Good
ISBN
9780670876921
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£10.20

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New York: Viking Penguin, 1998. Hardcover. Very Good/Near Fine. A late entry in award-winning novelist and poet Dobyns' mystery-detective series featuring Charlie Bradshaw. The Saratoga Springs private detective must again save his long-time friend, Victor Plotz, from Plotz's own greed. This time Plotz hires on to transport a suitcase across the border from Montreal to Saratoga Springs, a… Read more
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HOME SWEET HOMICIDE

by Rice, Craig (Georgianna Ann Randaolph Craig)

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Published
2008
Condition
Very Good
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£8.07

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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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DRUMMER'S YARNS AND FUNNY JOKES

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Published
1911
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Good
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£43.33

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New York: Excelsior Publishing Co., 1911. Original Paper Wraps. Good. This 1911 copy of the "19th crop" of "Drummer's Yarns and Funny Jokes," subtitled, "Original and Selected American Humor with Many Laughable Illustrations," is typical of a sub-genre of the pulp magazine precursors to comic books widely circulated at the end of the 19th and beginning of the… 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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£12.75

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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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THE LONELY POLYGAMIST

by Udall, Brady

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Published
2010
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Very Good
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£39.09

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New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2010. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Udall, from a prominent western U.S. family that includes two former Congressmen -- Stewart, also a Secretary of the Interior, and Morris, a former Presidential candidate -- seems more likely to be remembered as a writer than for his politics. "The Lonely Polygamist" is his second novel.… Read more
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THE SASQUATCH MURDER (a Love Story)

by Viles, Jeffery

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Published
2017
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Fine
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Minneapolis, MN: Beaver's Pond Press, 2017. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Viles first novel is an account of how Sasquatch became involved in the romance of Jake Holly and Jessica O'Reilly, whose father is the county prosecuting attorney and who is more than a little angry because of the age difference between the two lovers. Also involved are the local oddballs… Read more
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THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION, JUNE 1973

by Ferman, Edward L., Editor

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Published
1973
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Near Fine to Fine
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New York: Mercury Press, Inc., 1973. Magazine. Near Fine to Fine. Volume 44, No. 6, Whole No. 265: Contents include 2nd Part of Jack Vance's novel, "The Asutra;" a novelette, "Haggopian," by Brian Lumley; short stories by Robin Scott Wilson, Ron Goulart, Dennis Etchison, Tori Warner and Doris Pitkin Buck; poetry by Ray Bradbury ("Old Ahab's Friend"), Isaac… Read more
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SAMANTHA AMONG THE BRETHEREN or The Upholdin' of the Meetin' House

by Holley, Marietta (Josiah Allen's Wife)

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Published
1897
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Good
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Springfield, Ohio: Mast, Crowell & Kirkpatrick, 1897. Original Paper Wraps. Good. Marietta Holley was a late 19th century American novelist who used humor and satire to point out social problems such as women's rights and alcoholism. Born and raised and spending most of her life in Jefferson County in Upstate New York, Holley was friends with Mark Twain,… Read more
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AVANT-GARDE, January, 1970

by Ginzburg, Ralph, Editor

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Published
1970
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Very Good
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New York: Frank R. Brady, 1970. Large Softcover. Very Good. Avant-Garde," published by Ralph Ginzburg for about three years from 1968 to 1971, featured art and erotic literature and photography as did his earlier magazine, "Eros," for which Ginzburg went to prison on obscenity charges. Articles in the January, 1970, issue include: "The Dr. Who Called the A.M.A,… Read more
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DRIVING ON THE RIM

by McGuane, Thomas

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Published
2010
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Near Fine
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New York: Knopf, 2010. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. The tenth novel for the award-winning McGuane, author of "The Bushwhacked Piano," and "Ninety-two In The Shade," "Driving On The Rim" features a physician, I.B. "Berl" Pickett ."whose uncharmed life was probably cast as soon as his mother got the bright idea to name him after Irving Berlin." First printing,… Read more
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Famous Books of Today: DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE, ONE PAIR OF HANDS, BROTHERS IN LAW

by Gordon, Richard/Dickens, Monica/Cecil, Henry

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Published
1957
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Good Plus to Very Good
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London: Michael Joseph Ltd., 1957. Hardcover. Good Plus to Very Good/Good Plus. In 1957, English publisher, Michael Joseph, brought together three former bestselling books in an omnibus edition labeled "Famous Books of Today." Although two of the three were fiction and the third a humorous memoir, the books had similar starting points. All three were stories about neophytes… Read more
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THE CAT WHO WALKS THROUGH WALLS

by Heinlein, Robert A.

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Published
1986
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition Thus.
ISBN
9780425093320
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£8.28

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New York: Berkley Books, 1986. First Edition Thus. . Mass Market Paperback. Very Good. Subtitled "A Comedy of Manners," this late career bestseller features Dr. Richard Ames, an ex-military man turned writer, who becomes the victim of mistaken identity when a stranger trying to deliver a message is shot dead at Ames' table in a restaurant. Ames finds… Read more
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