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HANDS OFF BULLDOG DRUMMOND Yellow Jacket Series

By Gerard Fairlie Following Sapper

London: Hodder & Stoughton. Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket. 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. 1949 first in this edition. HC/DJ - near fine/Good. Yellow Jacket Series. Hardcover clean and unmarked other than slight soiling outer edge of pages, bumping to spine ends and slight wear at corners. Interior has occasional light age tanning. Dustjacket has some scuffing and ink rubbing, with light soiling and several small edge tears and chips, front flap is clipped. A Bulldog Drummond mystery. "Drummond punches his way to success and it's thrills all the way after he makes the toast: 'Here's to Irma Peterson, the world's most attractive woman we can do without most well. ' " (300-noto) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

$18.95

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

THE LATE BILL SMITH

By Garve, Andrew

London: Thriller Book Club. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1971. Hardcover. B002ADVYD2 . HC/DJ - very good. Hardcover clean other than green booksale stamp on top edge and small stamp and couple of old prices on first blank endpage, one small ink mark inside rear cover. A little bumping to spine ends. Jacket is moderately scuffed with light wear to edges, light soiling to rear and crease on front flap. A young woman is about to leave for the Aegean on holiday when a bleeding man lands on her balcony. It was fortunate that she believed his story for with her help he was able to devise an ingenious plan to evade his pursuers ... But then things became even more complicated. [223-osl? ]; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

$8.50

THE LOVE THAT GOD FORGOT
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THE LOVE THAT GOD FORGOT

By Cordell, Alexander

Ulverscroft Large Print. Very Good. 1997. First Edition. Hardcover. 0708937705 . Ulvescroft large print. Ex-library book, but still in quite nice condition, no jacket as issued. Pages are clean and tight, library marks to upper edge of pages. Cover has a little wear at corners, light scuffing and light soiling to rear. Wales 1880: Young Tom Mortymer, son of rich industrialist Iestyn Mortymer, has turned his back on his inheritance for a gypsy existence with his young Romany wife, Jen Wildflower. They come to settle on Flatholm Island where they become a refuge for animals. But their simple idyll does not last as they become aware of a strange malevolence towards them..... [640 ]; Ulverscroft Large Print Series; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 496 pages .

$9.95

TEMPLE TOWER Yellow Jacket Series
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TEMPLE TOWER Yellow Jacket Series

By Sapper

London: Hodder & Stoughton. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1954. Twenty-First Printing. Hardcover. 1842325590 . HARDCOVER Edition, Hodder & Stoughton, London 1954. Yellow Jacket series. HC/DJ - near fine/VG. Hardcover is clean and unmarked, light age tanning to interior, bumping to spine ends, slight soiling upper edge of pages. Dustjacket has light scuffing, light soiling and several very small edge tears/chips, flaps clipped. A Bulldog Drummond novel. [245-noto]; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; [lower shipping avail to overseas locations] .

$19.95

The Cat Who Brought Down the House
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The Cat Who Brought Down the House

By Braun, Lilian Jackson

Putnam Adult. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 2003. First Edition. Hardcover. 0399149422 . HC/DJ - fine/near fine. Excellent condition - hardcover clean and unmarked. Jacket has a little edge crinkling and a couple tiny tears at upper corners. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 240 pages; "Lovers of bestseller Braun's irresistible Siamese cats, regal Koko and delicate Yum Yum, and their pet human, Jim Qwilleran, will need no further recommendation than the title for this 25th book in the series. (Remember The Cat Who Went Up the Creek? ) The locale is the same, the town of Pickax in Moose County, 400 miles north of everywhere, with its peculiar, lovable citizens. Into this bucolic setting comes Thelma Thackeray, a native of Moose County, who, having achieved fame and fortune in Hollywood, is returning at age 82 to die. But first she intends to have some fun. Everyone is curious about the glamorous retiree, who also has purchased the long-vacant opera house downtown. Local historians recall that Thelma's twin brother, Thurston, had operated an animal hospital in neighboring Lockmaster until his tragic death from an accidental fall a year earlier. Now his son, Richard, has come to live with Thelma. When she decides to turn the opera house into a film club, Dick is offered the position of manager-with startling results. The first public event in the renovated opera house is the Kit Kat Revue, a fund-raiser, whose finale is a procession of prominent citizens with their pets, all cats. Qwill and Koko are at the end of the line, and that's when Koko brings down the house. In her inimitable gentle style, Braun documents the daily activities of the inhabitants of Pickax. Kidnappings, robberies and murders may abound, but nothing is really upsetting or unpleasant. Braun devotees will cheer." [529] .

$6.50

THE BURGLAR ON THE PROWL
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THE BURGLAR ON THE PROWL

By Block, Lawrence

William Morrow. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2004. First Edition; Fourth Printing. Hardcover. 0060198303 . HC/DJ - excellent condition. 1st ed. , 4th printing. Clean and unmarked other than slight soiling to outer edge of pages. Jacket has small amount of edge crinkling and one tiny corner tear. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 304 pages; Bernie is back! To devoted followers of genre stalwart Block's comic series starring Bernie Rhodenbarr, the dry-witted bookseller-thief, a new adventure reads like a treasured stand-up routine, with a few details altered. Sure, it's formula, but that's the fun. We know that when Bernie breaks into someone's home, he will either find a dead body or be trapped under the bed while something bad happens above him. We wait for it, like comedy fans waiting for a familiar punch line. This time Bernie's under the bed, and to make matters worse, he's spotted on a security camera outside the building, making him a suspect in a murder-robbery that took place next door. Then there's the problem of the Black Scourge of Riga, and don't forget the fat man who paid $1,300 dollars for a $12 copy of Conrad's Secret Agent. There's more, of course, and none of it makes much sense, either to Bernie or his pal Carolyn, who offers her usual invaluable counsel while bemoaning the difficulties of finding a girlfriend online. But not to worry, by the last chapter, Bernie gets to say his favorite line, the one we wait for the longest: "I suppose you're all wondering why I summoned you here . . ." [600] .

$7.50

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

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

Five Complete Novels of Murder and Detection Peril At End House, the  Murder At Hazelmoor, Easy to Kill, Ten Little Indians, Evil under the Sun
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Five Complete Novels of Murder and Detection Peril At End House, the Murder At Hazelmoor, Easy to Kill, Ten Little Indians, Evil under the Sun

By Christie, Agatha

Wings Books. Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket. 1991. First Edition. Hardcover. 0517037505 . Complete and unabridged. Jacket has some scuffing, light edge crinkling and a couple tiny edge tears. Hardcover has bumping to spine and light soiling to cover. Pages are clean and unmarked. Peril At End House, the Murder At Hazelmoor, Easy to Kill, Ten Little Indians, Evil under the Sun. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 734 pages; [958? ] (*Note - due to heavy weight, extra shipping may be required) .

$19.50

PHOTO-FINISH

By Marsh, Ngaio

London: Collins. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1980. First Edition. Hardcover. 0002318571 . Collins, London edition. Hardcover excellent, clean & tight, slight corner wear & partial crease on spine. Jacket is scuffing with light edgewear & two tiny peels on spine area, price clipped. The thirty-second mystery from one of the genre's Grand Masters featuring Marsh's celebrated Chief Superintendent Roderick Alleyn, CID, Scotland Yard, investigating an opera diva's murder in New Zealand. [470]; 8vo .

$11.50

THE LIGHT OF DAY
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THE LIGHT OF DAY

By Ambler, Eric

William Heinemann. Very Good+ in Good dust jacket. 1962. First Edition. Hardcover. 0434019712 . Heinemann 1962 First Edition. HC/DJ - very good/good minus. Hardcover is clean and intact, with with no markings, a little fading and bumping to spine to spine ends. Good minus jacket is age tanned, with light soiling and several edge tears and chips, edge rubbing. . ; 8vo; "The Light of Day was the basis for Jules Dassin’s classic film, Topkapi. When Arthur Abdel Simpson first spots Harper in the Athens airport, he recognizes him as a tourist unfamiliar with city and in need of a private driver. In other words, the perfect mark for Simpson’s brand of entrepreneurship. But Harper proves to be more the spider than the fly when he catches Simpson riffling his wallet for traveler’s checks. Soon Simpson finds himself blackmailed into driving a suspicious car across the Turkish border. Then, when he is caught again, this time by the police, he faces a choice: cooperate with the Turks and spy on his erstwhile colleagues or end up in one of Turkey’s notorious prisons..." [354-not] .

$13.95

THE MIDNIGHT MEN
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THE MIDNIGHT MEN

By Fisher, Alan E.

London: Robert Hale. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket;. 1980. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0709186487 . Hardcover has bumping to spine ends, small ink marking upper edge of pages which has seeped into very top edge of a few pages & erased pencilled prices on endpage. Pages are otherwise clean & tight. Jacket has light scuffing, a little edge creasing, light soiling & a few tiny edge tears, not clipped. "Jake writes family histories. He has become increasingly uneasy about his involvement with the Schofield family after he unearths the possible murder of Ursula, the Schofield heiress, 30 years earlier...." (*shipping will be reduced to some locations) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

$12.95

SLEEP IN A DITCH
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SLEEP IN A DITCH

By Birmingham, Maisie

Charles Scribner. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1978. First Edition. Hardcover. 0684159104 . Hardcover is clean & tight, very slight war spine ends/corners, no markings. Jacket has very light edgewear & a couple small tears, not price clipped. A young junkie is found dead in the gutter, at the door of a social worker that he visited one week earlier. Now the social worker must prove that she has no connection with the death. Her inquiries put her life in danger, for someone wanted her dead, and it looks like it must be the one whom she trusted most. (*shipping will be reduced to some locations) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$11.50

THE FOURTH WALL An Alex Bernier Mystery
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THE FOURTH WALL An Alex Bernier Mystery

By Saulnier, Beth

Warner Books. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 2001. Hardcover. 0739414917 . Hardcover is clean & unmarked with minimal wear. Jacket has light edgewear and rubbing along edges. Interior is clean & unmarked. "In Saulnier's entertaining sixth Alex Bernier adventure (after 2003's Ecstasy) , the stubborn, brassy reporter for the Gabriel, N. Y. , Monitor gets mixed up in the dispute over the town's once-glorious Starlight Theatre. When socialite Sissy Dillingham, the major force behind the Save Our Starlight group (aka S. O. S. ) , is brutally murdered, Alex realizes there's far more at stake than rescuing the old place from demolition...." ; 8vo .

$8.95

ARISTOTLE DETECTIVE
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ARISTOTLE DETECTIVE

By Doody, Margaret

Harper & Row. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1978. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0060110864 . HC/DJ - near fine/very good. Hardcover has very light edge & corner wear, slight soiling to outer edge of pages, blue dot from booksale on top edge of pages, interior clean & tight, with no markings. DJ has light edge/corner wear, a couple small tears, one old sticker mark/peel on front, slight soiling, price clipped. 278 pages. 8 vo. " The greatest philosophical mastermind turns detective in this witty and dramatic whodunit which takes place in Athens, 332BC, an unhappy city under the rule of the Macedonian barbarian' Alexander the Great. In the midst of this unrest, Boutades, an eminent citizen, is found brutally murdered. Suspicion falls heavily on young Philemon, and, by Athenian law, his cousin Stephanos is elected to defend his name in court...." ; 8vo .

$20.95

DAY OF JUDGMENT
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DAY OF JUDGMENT

By Jack Higgins

London: Collins. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1978. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Hardcover is clean, slight soiling outer edge of pages, inscription on endpage, slight bumping/wear to corners & spine ends. Interior unmarked other than above. Jacket has light edgewear & a light edge wrinkling. ".....On the eve of Kennedy's historic visit to Berlin, Ulbricht's commissars plan their propaganda counter-strike from the red side of the Wall. Inside the impregnable fortress of Schloss Neustadt lies Father Sean Conlin, survivor of Dachau and lifelong apostle of human freedom. His jailers must make him admit to being a CIA hireling in the vital minutes when the whole world is watching. The West is determined to save him. Racing against time, gambling with their own survival, a small band of intrepid men take on a rescue mission that could sway the course of history. "; 8vo .

$12.95

A COLDER KIND OF DEATH A Joanne Kilbourn Mystery
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A COLDER KIND OF DEATH A Joanne Kilbourn Mystery

By Bowen, Gail

Mcclelland & Stewart. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1994. First Edition. Hardcover. 0771014821 . Excellent condition, only light wear overall, clean and unmarked other than name written on endpage. " A Colder Kind of Death introduces Gail Bowen's amateur detective Joanne Kilbourn in a most inventive and intriguing murder mystery debut. Fortysomething Joanne, single mom and university professor, still hasn't quite come to terms with the murder of her husband when politician Andy Boychuk, a family friend and one of her husband's closest colleagues, is murdered at a picnic celebrating his election as leader of his party. Even though there seem to be few other suspects, Kilbourn is determined to clear Boychuk's wife, Eve, on whom all suspicions seem to be falling. But Joanne discovers that there are hidden secrets in Andy and Eve's past that someone doesn't want revealed, even if it means killing again..." ; 8vo .

$10.95

CLOAK AND DAGGER A Treasury of 35 Great Espionage Stories
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CLOAK AND DAGGER A Treasury of 35 Great Espionage Stories

By Pronzini, Bill (editor)

Avenel. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1988. Hardcover. 0517653516 . Large hardcover and dustjacket in very nice condition, no tears or chips, light scuffing/soiling to DJ and outer edge of pages. Pages clean and tight, with no markings. 580 pages. Includes stories by Isaac Asimov, Brian Garfield, Edward D. Hoch, John Jakes, Michael Gilbert, W. Somerset Maugham, Erle Stanley Gardner, Bruce Cassiday, Mark Twain, O. Henry, Guy de Maupassant, G. K. Chesterton and others. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; "Intriuge, drama, double-cross, secret codes, missing persons, politically sensitive documents - all these elements are found in the spy game. Spies - their dangerous missions and double lives - have always fascinated readers. In Cloak and Dagger, the editors have collected 35 espionage stories that will satisfy the secret spy in every reader...." (*Note: due to heavy weight, there will be an extra shipping charge) [990] .

$9.95

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