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Once a Spy, Airth, Rennie
1 Airth, Rennie Once a Spy
London Jonathan Cape 1981 0224019023 / 9780224019026 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Bill Botten jacket design 
Slight edge wear to DJ, short crease bottom back edge of dust jacket. ; A bright solid, book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 245 pages; This is Airth's scarce second book, his first being 'Snatch'. 
Price: 129.95 USD
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Killer Boy Was Here, Bagby, George (pseud of Aaron Marc Stein)
2 Bagby, George (pseud of Aaron Marc Stein) Killer Boy Was Here
Garden City Crime Club by Doubleday 1970 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket 
DJ shows light edge wear. Book is missing back free end paper, previous owner's stamps and date stamp on front end papers. Glue remnants on front and back pastedowns under flaps. 'Anco copy' stamped on bottom page edges. Book was probably from a company library. ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 185 pages; "George Bagby was the nom de plume of the American novelist Aaron Marc Stein (1906- August 29, 1985),[1][2] who specialized in mystery fiction. Bagby's focus was on police investigators, especially the fictional Inspector Schmidt, Chief of Homicide for the New York Police Department. In the Schmidt novels, mystery-writer Bagby himself appears as "the Watson to Schmidt's Holmes, following him on cases, and acting as biographer."" (Wikipedia) 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Good as Dead, Billingham, Mark
3 Billingham, Mark Good as Dead
London Little Brown 2011 1847444202 / 9781847444202 Second Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
Light wear to extremities.; A bright, solid book.; Trade PB; Tom Thorne Novels; 9.10 X 6 X 1.20 inches; 394 pages; "The Hostage Police officer Helen Weeks walks into her local newsagent's on her way to work. Little does she know that this simple daily ritual will change her life forever. It's the last place she expects to be met with violence, but as she waits innocently at the till, she comes face to face with a gunman. The Demand The crazed hostage-taker is desperate to know what really happened to his beloved son, who died a year before in youth custody. By holding a police officer at gunpoint, he will force the one man who knows more about the case than any other to re-investigate his son's death. That man is DI Tom Thorne. The Twist While Helen fights to stay alive and the body-count rises,Thorne must race against time if he is to bring a killer to justice and save a young mother's life." 
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When the Sun Goes Down, Blackstock, Cynthia
4 Blackstock, Cynthia When the Sun Goes Down
London Hodder & Stoughton 1965 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket Illustrated by Hofbauer jacket art 
Price clipped DJ has a short tear bottom back edge, a little sticker residue on FFEP ; DJ in Mylar, a tight solid book. ; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 254 pages; A young woman goes to Thailand to investigate her brother's death 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Breaking Lorca, Blunt, Giles
5 Blunt, Giles Breaking Lorca
Toronto Random House Canada 2009 0307357007 / 9780307357007 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Only slight edge wear ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 8.27 X 5.75 X 1.42 inches; 272 pages; "In 1980s El Salvador, a young woman is detained in a government torture squad’s head-quarters, suspected of supporting guerilla forces. There, a bookish new recruit, Victor Peña, is assigned to assist in her interrogation. Before they learn so much as her name – Lorca – the squad relentlessly break her, body and soul. It is a terrifying journey into human cruelty and courage, one which years later – in the pinnacle of cosmopolitan America – still haunts the tormentor as dramatically as it does his victim." 
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6 Blunt, Giles By the Time You Read This
Toronto Random House Canada 2006 0679312447 / 9780679312444 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Light lean to book, minimal edge wear to dust jacket; Signed by author on title page. A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; A John Cardinal Mystery; 1.04 x 9.26 x 6.07 Inches; 308 pages; Set in remote Algonquin Bay, Ontario, Blunt's compelling fourth crime novel to feature John Cardinal (after Blackfly Season) finds the police detective mourning the death of his wife, an apparent suicide. Then Cardinal starts receiving cold, hate-filled notes gloating over his loss. Stirred and angered into believing that his wife may have been murdered, he sets about looking into who might be refusing to let the dead—or, more particularly, himself—rest easy. Meanwhile, his partner, Lise Delorme, is busy trying to track down the pedophile responsible for a cache of appalling photos featuring a small girl who may live in or near Algonquin Bay. An unexpected yet utterly realistic twist lifts this novel into extremely interesting (and entertaining) territory. Sharp dialogue, complex characters and a satisfying conclusion should help Blunt, who has won Britain's Silver Dagger and Canada's Arthur Ellis Award, win new readers in the U.S. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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Sick Heart River, Buchan, John
7 Buchan, John Sick Heart River
Toronto, ON Musson Book Company 1941 First Canadian Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Price clipped DJ shows shelf wear with creasing, scuffing, tears and chipping. Sunfaded. Previous owner's name in front free end paper ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. Blue cloth covered boards with blindstamp on front cover and gilt titles on spine, blue publisher topstain on top page edges with a little bleeding down onto pages. Fore and bottom page edges untrimmed. Prologue by Howard Swiggett ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 322 pages; This is one of the books utilising characters from the classic mystery 'The Thirty-nine Steps'. Sir Edward Leithen, one of Richard Hannay's circle, is in search of a man who has mysteriously disappeared. His search takes him into the wilderness of northern Canada. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Island of Sheep, Buchan, John
8 Buchan, John The Island of Sheep
London Hodder & Stoughton 1936 1st Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Map Endpapers 
Green cloth covered boards show some shelf wear, light soiling.; A tight solid book, hinges intact. Stated on copyright page - 'First printed . . July 1936' with no additional printings listed.; Richard Hannay #5; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 318 pages; "Now in his fifties, Richard Hannay is called upon to fulfill an old promise. Haraldsen, an acquaintance from Hannay’s days as a British spy, is dying, and demands that Hannay protect his son, Valdemar, who is about to inherit the secret to a great treasure. But enemies from Hannay’s past, including the infamous D'Ingraville, want in on the prize and will stop at nothing to get their hands on Valdemar. With the help of his old allies and teenage son, Peter John, can Hannay keep Valdemar, and the secret treasure, safe?The Richard Hannay series, including The Thirty-Nine Steps, Mr. Standfast, The Three Hostages, and Greenmantle, established John Buchan as an original thriller writer and pioneer of espionage fiction. The Island of Sheep is the fifth and final book in the series." 
Price: 16.50 USD
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Remember Me, Irene, Burke, Jan
9 Burke, Jan Remember Me, Irene
New York Pocket Books 2003 0743444507 / 9780743444507 Fifth Printing Paperback Very Good Signed by Author
Light edge wear of card covers, read only once ; Signed by author on title page. A bright, solid book ; Mass Market PB; Irene Kelly Mystery #4; 0.73 x 8.43 x 5.85 Inches; 454 pages; "I'm not who I used to be....The remark, whispered by a stranger on the street to Irene Kelly, becomes all the more unnerving when the newswoman realizes she knows the man. He's Lucas Monroe, her former college instructor who had looked forward to a brilliant future. Now he's a derelict in hiding, an unlikely suspect in blackmail and murder. What happened to Monroe's life strikes Irene as bizarre. But it's what happens to him in death that fills her with dread. Her long-lost mentor is found murdered, and whatever the picturesque town of Las Piernas is hiding has made some people very rich, very guilty, and very dangerous." blurb 
Price: 8.95 USD
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Casing the Promised Land, Carr, Caleb
10 Carr, Caleb Casing the Promised Land
New York Harper & Row 1980 0060107073 / 9780060107079 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket 
2 inch tear top front DJ panel with attendant crease , light chipping, price clipped ; DJ in Mylar, bright solid, book ; 265 pages; This is the first book by the author of 'Alienist'. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Bottled in Blonde; The Peter Kane Detective Stories, Cave, Hugh B.
11 Cave, Hugh B. Bottled in Blonde; The Peter Kane Detective Stories
Minneapolis, MN Fedogan & Bremer 2000 1878252488 / 9781878252487 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Jill Baumann jacket art 
As new ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 8.70 X 5.80 X 1 inches; 241 pages; This is one of the 1000 copy first trade editions. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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12 Collins, Michael The Resurrectionists
London Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2002 1861591950 / 9781861591951 First Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Light wear to base of DJ ; Signed by author on title page. DJ in Mylar, unclipped. A bright solid, book ; 360 pages; North America is truly Michael Collins's heart of darkness. And it is a territory mapped with infinite precision in this new novel of murder and menace set in the frozen wastes of a winter town on the shores of Lake Michigan. Twenty years ago, when Frank was five, his parents burned to death in this former mining town. Now his uncle is dead too, shot by a mysterious stranger. When Frank hears that the stranger bears the name of a man who died twenty years before, he decides to head North. To dig up the dead. 
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The Burning Soul, Connolly, John
13 Connolly, John The Burning Soul
New York Atria Books 2011 1439165270 / 9781439165270 First Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Small nick bottom edge of dust jacket ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; Charlie Parker, Book 10; 9 X 6.10 X 1.30 inches; 406 pages; "“There are some truths so terrible that they should not be spoken aloud, so appalling that even to acknowledge them is to risk sacrificing a crucial part of one’s humanity, to exist in a colder, crueler world than before.”Randall Haight has a secret: He is a convicted murderer, a man with the blood of a young girl on his hands. He has built a new life for himself in the small Maine town of Pastor’s Bay, but someone has discovered the truth about him. He is being tormented by anonymously sent reminders of his crime. He wants private detective Charlie Parker to make them go away.But another girl has gone missing, this time from Pastor’s Bay itself, and her family has its own secrets to protect. Now, in a town built on blood and shadowed by old ghosts, Parker must unravel a twisted history of violence and deceit involving the police and the FBI, a doomed mobster and his enemies, and Randall Haight himself.Because Randall is telling lies. . . ." 
Price: 14.95 USD
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Faceless Mortals, Cook, Bob
14 Cook, Bob Faceless Mortals
London Victor Gollancz 1988 0575042893 / 9780575042896 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Some creasing head and tail of DJ spine, previous owner's embossing first few pages, light yellowing of pages ; A bright solid, book, DJ in Mylar, unclipped. ; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 204 pages; A political thriller - "Herbie Feigl, an obscure prep-school master, goes missing in Yugoslavia and a tabloid newspaper claims he is a spy". An ex MI6 Professor of Philosphy feels obliged to pursue the matter and discovers a mystery involving many agencies. 
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15 Cornwell, Patricia The Body Farm
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1994 0684195976 / 9780684195971 First Edition Paperback Very Good Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Light corner curl of card covers. This is the Advance Reader's Copy of the book ; A tight solid book. Signed by Author on front fly leaf ; Trade PB; 1.4 x 9.2 x 6.2 Inches; 320 pages; "As an FBI consultant, Scarpetta investigates the North Carolina murder of 11-year-old Emily Steiner, whose mutilation suggests the M.O. of an escaped killer met previously in Cruel and Unusual. Forensic clues from the body's second autopsy prompt Scarpetta to request that certain experiments be made at the University of Tennessee's Decay Research Facility, known as the Body Farm. Meanwhile, she, Pete Marino of the Richmond, Va., police, and her new love interest, FBI Unit Chief Benton Wesley investigate the apparent suicide (from autoerotic asphyxiation) of the local FBI agent in charge of the case. Then, Scarpetta's computer-whiz niece Lucy, working at FBI headquarters at Quantico, is charged with violating security. During her travels between North Carolina and Virginia, Scarpetta worries about both the less-than-forthcoming Lucy and Marino, who becomes emotionally entangled with Emily's beautiful stricken mother. Results at the Body Farm lead her to a convincing, if abrupt, resolution." 
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16 Creasey, John Death of a Racehorse
London Hodder & Stoughton 1973 0340164905 / 9780340164907 Uniform edition Hardcover Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket 
Previous owner's name top FFEP, DJ shows light edgewear & scuffing, short tear top back panel ; DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. A tight solid book. ; an Inspector West mystery; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 190 pages; This is a reprint of the book which was originally released in 1959 
Price: 16.50 USD
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Night Probe!, Cussler, Clive
17 Cussler, Clive Night Probe!
Toronto, ON McClelland & Stewart 1981 0771025033 / 9780771025037 First Canadian Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
DJ chipped with scuffing and short tears, some creasing, bottom corners lightly bumped. Some fading to top edge of blue paper covered boards, blue cloth spine shows only light wear. ; Price clipped DJ in protective Mylar sleeve. A tight solid book. ; 344 pages; This is the Canadian edition of the fifth Dirk Pitt adventure. "He proved invincible in Raise the Titanic! Now, with the future of virtually every person in the world at stake, he is enlisted to spearhead his most daring mission yet—the rescue of a vital document for the United States. To an energy-starved, economically devastated America, possession of this document is worth billions. But to Great Britain, it’s worth a war. Pitt’s quest plunges him into a head-to-head confrontation with Britian’s most cunning secret agent—and into the throes of a torrid love triangle. As time runs out for a desperate America, he races toward an underwater clash more terrifying than anything Clive Cussler has ever created—the breathtaking climax of Night Probe!" 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Mind Games, Deverell, William
18 Deverell, William Mind Games
Toronto, ON McClelland & Stewart 2003 0771026781 / 9780771026782 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Dustjacket has light scuffing.; DJ in mylar, unclipped. A bright solid book. ; 309 pages; Award-winner William Deverell proves that when you mess with a psychiatrist's mind, anything can happen Psychiatrist Dr. Tim Dare's life is falling apart: his wife has just left him, he's being hauled before a disciplinary committee, and now someone's threatening to kill him In his gripping new novel,Mind Games, William Deverell returns to the intriguing territory of the law and lawyers and of human psychology and motivation, and he does so in familiar Deverell surroundings: the streets, courtrooms, and waters of Vancouver. Dr. Tim Dare is a forensic psychiatrist whose life is in a mess: his wife has just left him to find herself; his mother is being sued for libel by a small-town mayor over a mystery novel; he's been made the monitor of a man just out of psychiatric hospital, a man he considers a psychopathic murderer; he's being hauled before a disciplinary committee for "misplacing" a file; one of his patients is "transferring" feelings to him rather too romantically; and now someone's threatening to kill him. He can't even get into an elevator without falling apart. No wonder he thinks he needs to see a shrink himself. Under the guidance of fellow psychiatrist Dr. Allison Epstein, Dare gradually learns how to face the demons within - and those in the real world that are really out to get him. 
Price: 15.95 USD
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Slander, Deverell, William
19 Deverell, William Slander
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1999 0771026757 / 9780771026751 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket Signed by Author
Only light edge wear, small stain on page fore edges, previously owner's name top front free end paper. ; Signed by author on tile page. A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 409 pages; Elizabeth Finnegan is a young lawyer, bright and headstrong, who finds herself locking horns, not for the first--or the last--time, with Hugh Vandergraaf, a brilliant and charismatic Supreme Court judge. Outraged by the lenient sentence Vandergraaf has just handed down to a convicted rapist, Elizabeth ignites a very public war of words with him both inside and outside the courtroom. When, a few days later, Elizabeth is visited in her office by a woman who makes a stunning claim against Vandergraaf, she takes on what promises to be the trial of her career, in spite of opposition from her firm's senior partners and the Attorney-General's office.As Elizabeth builds her case against Vandergraaf, she pieces together a portrait of a brooding, ambitious man with powerful allies, who is seemingly addicted to sex and haunted by the demons of his past. But the trial, replete with complications and reluctant witnesses, takes a bizarre turn, and--in a very personal way--Elizabeth gets more than she bargained for. 
Price: 19.50 USD
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20 Dias, Dexter Above the Law
Toronto Doubleday Canada 1999 0385258828 / 9780385258821 First Canadian Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Slight scuffing of DJ ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 480 pages; ' A young girl dies when she is caught in the crossfire of a shooting in the backstreets of South London. Andrea Chamber gets a phone call shortly afterward. Her son,Calvin, has been arrested for the child's murder. Corporate lawyer Andrea, a former defence lawyer, manages to free Calvin by agreeing to defend a Yardie gang man. ...corruption, drugs and violence are rife.' 
Price: 16.95 USD
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