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The Folio Book of Christmas Crime Stories

By Various Authors

London, UK: The Folio Society. As New in Fine+ dust jacket. 2004. Hardcover. 9782846342759 . Folio 2004, 1st in this edition. Hardcover in slipcase. Excellent, near new condition. Hardcover with illustrated boards is clean and unmarked, no visible wear. Dark blue slipcase has at most very light scuffing. Fifteen colour illustrations by Michael Foreman. A delightful anthology of Christmas crime stories including authors Agatha Christie, Colin Dexter, Ellis Peters, Edward D. Hoch, Ngaio Marsh, Arthur Conan Doyle, Sara Paretsky, P. D. James and others. (918-11-18) ; 8vo .

$32.50

The Rape, Police Woman #1

By Leslie Trevor

New York: Award Books. Near Fine. 1975. First Printing. Paperback. 0426162218 . Award Books edition, 1st printing 1975. Very nice condition. Pages clean and intact, with no markings, light age tanning to interior, feels tight and unread. Cover has light age tanning to edges, light scuffing, light crease near spine and minimal edge wear. Based on the NBC-TV series Police Woman, starring Angie Dickinson as Pepper Anderson, a cool, smart and tough city cop solving a heinous crime. #1 in the series. (110os,5-18) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 185 pages .

$10.95

Fer-De-Lance, Nero Wolfe

By Rex Stout

New York: Jove / HBJ Books. Very Good. 1979. Softcover. Very good condition, pages clean and intact, no markings. Cover has light wear to corners and tiny tears to spine bottom, light scuffing. ; Nero Wolfe Mysteries; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; As any herpetologist will tell you, the fer-de-lance is among the most dreaded snakes known to man. When someone makes a present of one to Nero Wolfe, Archie Goodwin knows he's getting dreadully close to solving the devilishly clever murders of an immigrant and a college president. As for Wolfe, he's playing snake charmer in a case with more twists than an anaconda -- whistling a seductive tune he hopes will catch a killer who's still got poison in his heart. (105os,0514) .

$4.95

Dress Her in Indigo

By John D. MacDonald

CT: Fawcett Gold Medal. Very Good. 1969. Softcover. Travis McGee series. Very good condition. Cover has very light edge/corner wear, some creasing on spine. Pages are clean and intact, with no markings. Some age tanning to covers and page edges. ; A Travis Mcgee Novel; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; From a Reviewer: "Travis McGee keeps getting better! .......Read this series the first time while in the Navy as a teen. Now thirty years later I am on my third time through series, and each time I enjoy it as much if not more than the first time. John D. McDonald is a true master story teller, and Travis McGee is the hero we can all admire, envy and root for. " (150os,0514) .

$2.95

The Quick and the Dead (Original Title: There Was an Old Woman)

By Ellery Queen

Montreal, QC: Pocket Books. Very Good. 1957. Fifth Printing. Softcover. Very good condition for it's age. Small paperback (6.5 in. tall). pages clean and intact, no markings, light age tanning to covers and page edges. first end page is slightly loose bottom end but still attached. cover has light edge wear, a little moreso to corners, spine edges, light creasing. Ellery Queen is tricked into aiding and abetting a murder! (95os,0514); 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 193 pages .

$8.95

The Ambushers Matt Helm No. 6

By Hamilton, Donald

UK: Coronet Books. Very Good. 1974. Softcover. 0340024208 . Coronet 1974 printing, same ISBN. Pages all intact and clean other than small bookstore stamp inside both covers, age tanning to page edges and inside covers. Cover has light edgewear, edge rubbing and scuffing, tiny peel where sticker was removed. The 6th Matt Helm, Secret Agent title. Helm and a " Battle-scared girl who couldn't stand being touched by men, " tackle a crazy Nazi, a crazy guerilla General and a foreign agent of the shapely variety... (95os,0514) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

$4.25

Fever Dream
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Fever Dream

By Child, Lincoln; Douglas Preston

New York: Vision. New. 2011. Third Printing. Softcover. 9780446554954 . Paperback is new and unread, with no markings. " Yesterday, Special Agent Pendergast still mourned the loss of his beloved wife, Helen, who died in a tragic accident in Africa twelve years ago. Today, he discovers she was murdered. Tomorrow, he will learn her most guarded secrets, leaving him to wonder: Who was the woman I married? Why was she murdered? And, above all . . . Who murdered her? FEVER DREAM - Revenge is not sweet: It is essential. " (300noto) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

$8.99

THE Judah Lion Contract, Joe Gall #15

By Atlee, Philip

Greenwich, CT: Fawcett Gold Medal. Very Good. 1972. First Edition. Softcover. Pages clean and intact, age tanning to page edges and covers, bookstore stamp inside front cover. Cover has light edge and corner wear, scuffing and a few small creases. One small edge tear and small tears to spine bottom. There were plenty of strangers around when Joe Gall showed up in Ethiopia to smuggle a deposed President out of the country. Unfortunately, murderers are as easy to hire in Africa as they are in Chicago. Cheaper too...... (85os,713) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 144 pages .

$4.95

ONE-EYED MERCHANTS

By Timms, Kathleen

Totem Crime. Good. 1986. Softcover. 0002231174 . Pages clean with no markings, some age tanning to interior and light wrinkling to some page edges. Cover has light creasing and light wear to edges/corners. A penny-ante insurance fraud leads to arson, kidnapping and murder. (125-osl) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 201 pages .

$1.85

He Died with His Eyes Open

By Raymond, Derek

Abacus. Very Good. 1984. Softcover. 0349129290 . Pages intact and clean other than name written on first endpage. Age tanning to page edges. Cover has light edge and corner wear and a few small creases. " In the first of six police procedurals that comprise the Factory series, Derek Raymond spins a riveting, and vividly human crime drama. Relentlessly pursuing justice for the dispossessed, his detective narrator treads where few others dare: in the darkest corners of London, a city of sin plagued by unemployment, racism and vice, and peopled by a cast of low-lifes, all utterly convincing and brought to life by Raymond's pitch-perfect dialogue." (150-osl) ; Abacus Books; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 192 pages .

$2.25

SOUTHERN FATALITY  A Jersey Barnes Mystery
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SOUTHERN FATALITY A Jersey Barnes Mystery

By T. Lynn Ocean

Thomas Dunne. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 2007. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0312373678 . HC/DJ - near fine. Excellent condition - pages clean and tight, tiny remainder mark top edge (a dot). Dustjacket has light edge crinkling and slight soiling, not price clipped. ; Jersey Barnes Mysteries; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 288 pages; "Jersey Barnes thinks she has retired from a risk-filled career as a private security specialist. A sexy, hard-hitting brunette, she`s ready to enjoy her newfound free time and is looking forward to leaving home without a weapon. But when her boyfriend asks her for a simple favor, she can`t turn him down. What should be a routine surveillance job lands Jersey smack-dab in the middle of a high-stakes cover-up, a double kidnapping, and a scheme that may steal millions of dollars from hard-working Americans. With input from her business partner, Ox (a Lumbee Indian whose savory looks she can`t quite ignore) , a comedic group of her aging father`s poker buddies, a computer hacker named Soup, and a faithful dog, Jersey sets out to prevent what might be the cyber crime of the century In Southern Fatality, T. Lynn Ocean serves up an action-packed, sun-soaked adventure set in the historic port city of Wilmington, North Carolina. Advance Praise for Southern Fatality `Ocean puts the D in dangerous. ` ---John Hart, author of The King of Lies ` Southern Fatality reads like a string of firecrackers---one bang after another. The action is nonstop and the tone is smart and sassy. Jersey Barnes is a character with moxie, manners, and mental acuity--a protagonist to root for!" (402-noto) .

$8.25

MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY

By Nordhoff, Charles; Hall, James Normal

Pocket Books. Good. 1970. Softcover. Pages clean and unmarked, one paper split at spine near centre, but no loose pages, bookstore stamp inside cover. Cover has moderate edgewear, several creases, light soiling and partial sticker on front. Part one of the Bounty trilogy. (185-noto? ) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

$2.00

DIVIDED WE FALL
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DIVIDED WE FALL

By Eric Burgess

London: The Crime Club By Collins. Good in Good dust jacket. 1959. Hardcover. Ex-library with usual ex-lib type markings and brodart sleeve over jacket. Occasional light soiling within book, moderate soiling to outer edge of pages. Light edge stain inside cover edges and some glue residue/tape markings, back flap clipped back quite short. Reading/study copy. "Two hundred and twenty-six paople saw James Roylake die - just minutes before the decisive session at which he would have defended his challenged leadership. Roylake had always dealt with is legion of public and personal enemies with derision and contempt ....Now it seemed he had scorned them once too often" [302-noto] ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

$9.50

WHAT THE DEAD KNOW  A Novel
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WHAT THE DEAD KNOW A Novel

By Lippman, Laura

William Morrow. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 2007. First Edition. Hardcover. 9780061128851 . HC/DJ - near fine. Excellent condition. Hardcover is clean and tight - small remainder mark bottom edge of pages. Jacket has light scuffing and a little crinkling at edges. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 384 pages; "Starred Review. Edgar-winner Lippman, author of the Tess Monaghan mystery series (No Good Deeds, etc. ) , shows she's as good as Peter Abrahams and other A-list thriller writers with this outstanding stand-alone. A driver who flees a car accident on a Maryland highway breathes new life into a 30-year-old mystery—the disappearance of the young Bethany sisters at a shopping mall—after she later tells the police she's one of the missing girls. As soon as the mystery woman drops that bombshell, she clams up, placing the new lead detective, Kevin Infante, in a bind, as he struggles to gain her trust while exploring the odd holes in her story. Deftly moving between past and present, Lippman presents the last day both sisters, Sunny and Heather, were seen alive from a variety of perspectives. Subtle clues point to the surprising but plausible solution of the crime and the identity of the mystery woman. Lippman, who has also won Shamus, Agatha, Anthony and Nero Wolfe awards, should gain many new fans with this superb effort. " [700] .

$9.95

The Limehouse Text  A Novel
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The Limehouse Text A Novel

By Thomas, Will

Touchstone. Very Good+. 2006. First Edition. Softcover. 0743273354 . Clean & tight, light wear at corners, remainder mark bottom edge of pages, two lightly wrinkled pages near centre. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 352 pages; "Convincing period detail and memorable characters lift Thomas's fast and furious third Victorian whodunit (after 2005's To Kingdom Come) to feature enquiry agent Cyrus Barker and his callow assistant, Thomas Llewelyn. A pawn ticket found among the effects of Barker's previous sidekick, Quong, leads the pair to Limehouse, London's Chinatown, where they discover an ancient Chinese book on martial arts. A number of parties seek the book, including someone willing to kill to gain its secrets. Barker draws on his encyclopedic knowledge of the London underworld and his extensive network of allies to advance the investigation. While the murderer's identity won't surprise many, and Barker's talents, which include mastery of the martial arts, border on the superhuman, Sherlock Holmes fans in particular will be pleased by how well Thomas evokes the Baker Street sleuth and the spirit of Conan Doyle's stories." [295-noto] .

$6.00

LYING WONDERS  A Sheriff Milt Kovak Mystery
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LYING WONDERS A Sheriff Milt Kovak Mystery

By Cooper, Susan Rogers

St. Martin's Minotaur. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 2003. First Edition. Hardcover. 031229056x . Excellent condition. Hardcover is clean and tight, unmarked other than a tiny (dot) remainder mark bottom edge. Jacket has light scuffing and very light wear at corners, price sticker on rear. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 224 pages; Review: "Sheriff Milt Kovak of Prophesy County, Oklahoma, gets a call from former lover Laura, whose son has disappeared with his girlfriend, Amanda. Kovak's inquiries lead him to the local headquarters of a religious sect known as the Seven Trumpets. Kovak is uncomfortable; all the women are pregnant, and the two sect leaders are two very contented--and evasive--men. Then Amanda's naked, lifeless body is found at a remote location of the sprawling compound. The investigation focuses on the religious sect and its unsavory leaders, but Kovak can't make any sort of a forensic case against them. Using the time-tested investigatory technique of thrashing about until something breaks loose, Kovak subsequently alienates his wife, his former lover, and a distraught community before he unmasks the killer. The eighth entry in the Kovak series is carefully plotted and cleverly resolved. But the series' success rests squarely on the likable shoulders of Kovak, who understands the criminal mind far better than he understands the women in his life. Settle in and enjoy." [383-noto] .

$7.00

THE SECOND CONFESSION
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THE SECOND CONFESSION

By Stout, Rex

Bantam. Very Good. 1985. Softcover. 0553245945 . Bantam 1985 edition. Internal pages clean & unmarked, light soiling rear cover & outer edge of pages. Cover has very light edge/corner wear. ; The Rex Stout Library: a Nero Wolfe Mystery; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 256 pages; When a millionaire businessman hires Nero Wolfe to uncover the background of his daughter's boyfriend, Wolfe isn't sure he wants to be involved. Then a mob boss "counsels" him to drop the matter, machine-gun fire rips apart his orchid room, and the boyfriend turns up dead. Wolfe must solve the murder to prevent his own. -- (*shipping will be reduced after checkout) [115-osl] .

$3.50

IN THE BEST FAMILIES
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IN THE BEST FAMILIES

By Stout, Rex

Bantam Books. Very Good+. 1984. Softcover. 0553243756 . Bantam 1984 edition. Pages clean, tight and unmarked. Age tanning inside covers. Cover has light edge & corner wear, very light creasing. ; A Nero Wolfe Mystery; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; A bidding war for his services interrupts Nero Wolfe's attempts to solve the case of the businessman who died in his love nest--a case in which the police seem oddly uninterested. [91-osl] .

$4.25

THREE WITNESSES
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THREE WITNESSES

By Stout, Rex

Bantam Books. Very Good+. 1985. Softcover. 0553249592 . Bantam 1985 edition. Very nice, clean, tight condition, no markings. Cover has light edge/corner wear & a little scuffing, no creases. ; Nero Wolfe; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 224 pages; In three cases--a millionaire who writes his own death warrant, a dog who becomes a killer's worst enemy, and an answering service which refuses to talk about a murder--three witnesses hold the solution for detective Rex Stout. [120-osl] .

$3.50

MURDER BY THE BOOK

By Stout, Rex

Bantam. Very Good+. 1985. Softcover. 0553248847 . Pages clean, tight and unmarked, age tanning inside covers. Cover has light edge/corner wear and light scuffing. ; Nero Wolfe Mysteries; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; Nero Wolfe and his sidekick, Archie, connect the dots between three seemingly unconnected murders, as always a step ahead of the chronically baffled and frustrated Inspector Cramer. Linking the murders of a law clerk, an editor, and a typist is a missing book manuscript with potentially damaging information about a prominent law firm. ... [120-osl] .

$7.00

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