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Bound to Murder
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Bound to Murder

By Fiske, Dorsey

NY: St. Martin's Press. Very Good in Good dust jacket; Boards splayed, jacket tattered.. 1987. First Printing. Hardcover. 0312010028 . Cambridge University medieval scholar (and closet mystery writer) Fenchurch teams up with Inspect Bunce to find out who has been desecrating library volumes and then to solve the murder of this bibliopath. ; 305 pages .

$8.00

Death of a Writer
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Death of a Writer

By Collins, Michael

NY: Bloomsbury USA. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket lightly scuffed, else a clean, . tight copy.. 2006. First Printing. Hardcover. 1596912294 . A former literary prodigy turned stodgy and depressed English professor, E. Robert Pendleton, attempts suicide when a rival author arrives at his midwestern college. He ends up wheelchair bound, and an unpublished novel of his about a gruesome child murder surfaces at the same time. The novel is published and Pendleton gets the success he always craved, but also becomes a suspect in a local unsolved murder case. ; 307 pages .

$9.00

The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
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The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane

By Howe, Katherine

NY: Hyperion. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Boards splayed.. 2009. First Printing. Hardcover. 9781401340902 . The author's first novel. A bookish tale about a Harvard grad student who needs a dissertation topic for her doctorate in colonial history and finds one in the quest for an ancestor's Salem, Mass. "physick book", or grimoire. Lots of juicy prose about New England history, plant lore, old house details, the Salem witch trials, etc. ; 371 pages .

$9.00

The Anthologist:   A Novel
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The Anthologist: A Novel

By Baker, Nicholson

NY: Simon and Schuster. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Boards splayed, jacket shelfworn.. 2009. Later Printing. Hardcover. 9781416572442 . A novel about poet Paul Chowder and his love affair with poetry. ; 243 pages .

$9.00

The Jane Austen Book Club
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The Jane Austen Book Club

By Fowler, Karen Joy

NY: G. P. Putnam's Sons. Very Good with no dust jacket; Covers lightly scuffed, a couple of . dog-eared pages, else a clean, tight copy.. 2003. Uncorrected Proofs. Softcover. A bestselling novel, later made into a 2007 film, which revolves around the personal stories of six people who meet to read and discuss Jane Austen's novels. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 288 pages .

$15.00

The Secret of Lost Things
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The Secret of Lost Things

By Hay, Sheridan

NY: Anchor Books. Very Good with no dust jacket; Covers lightly scuffed.. 2008. First Paperback Edition. Softcover. 9780307277336 . Signed by the author on the title page. This novel follows young Tasmanian immigrant, Rosemary Savage, after she arrives in Manhattan and gets gainfully employed at a Strand-like used bookstore, populated by a cast of very weird coworkers. There's also a lost Herman Melville manuscript and some eccentric collectors in the mix. Highly recommended. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 354 pages; Signed by Author .

$9.00