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The Burning Soul, Connolly, John
1 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. . . ." 
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Dry Bones  A Walt Longmire Mystery, Johnson, Craig
2 Johnson, Craig Dry Bones A Walt Longmire Mystery
New York Viking 2015 0525426930 / 9780525426936 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Some creasing base of DJ spine ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; A Longmire Mystery #11; 9.30 X 6.30 X 1.30 inches; 306 pages; "When Jen, the largest, most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever found surfaces in Sherriff Walt Longmire’s jurisdiction, it appears to be a windfall for the High Plains Dinosaur Museum—until Danny Lone Elk, the Cheyenne rancher on whose property the remains were discovered, turns up dead, floating face down in a turtle pond. With millions of dollars at stake, a number of groups step forward to claim her, including Danny’s family, the tribe, and the federal government. As Wyoming’s Acting Deputy Attorney and a cadre of FBI officers descend on the town, Walt is determined to find out who would benefit from Danny’s death, enlisting old friends Lucian Connolly and Omar Rhoades, along with Dog and best friend Henry Standing Bear, to trawl the vast Lone Elk ranch looking for answers to a sixty-five million year old cold case that’s heating up fast." 
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Prayers for the Dead, Kellerman, Faye
3 Kellerman, Faye Prayers for the Dead
London Headline 1996 0747216045 / 9780747216049 1st UK Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Dent bottom edge of back board, light creasing top edge of DJ, light yellowing of pagesas is common with British publications of this era. ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; A Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Mystery; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 343 pages; "Kellerman's ninth Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus mystery begins with the brutal murder and mutilation of renowned heart surgeon, researcher and fundamentalist Christian Azor Sparks. LAPD Lieutenant Decker gets the call. He also gets an abundance of suspects. First there is Sparks's large family: his wife, Dolores, and six adult children, including triplets (Paul, Luke and Abram, a Catholic priest), and their assorted spouses. Then there are the victim's surgical and research colleagues and his unlikely biking buddies. Religion and morality are integral to Kellerman's mysteries?built on the bedrock of the Deckers' orthodox Judaism. Here she deftly casts her net around the commanding victim, whose shadow lay equally over family and colleagues, and his son, the theologian Father Abram, whose past connection with Rina may force Decker off the case. Human strengths and frailties, decisions made or not made and mistakes overcome or yet to be reckoned with provide the material that Decker must sift through to find the murderer." 
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Smiley's People, Le Carré, John
4 Le Carré, John Smiley's People
London Hodder & Soughton 1980 0340247045 / 9780340247044 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Light wear and creasing to the glossy black dustjacket, gift notation on front free end paper ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; George Smiley Series No. 3; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 112 pages; "The murdered man had been an agent – once, long ago. But George Smiley’s superiors at the Secret Service want to see the crime buried, not solved. Smiley will not leave it at that, not when it might lead him all the way to Karla, the elusive Soviet spymaster…Smiley’s People is a thrilling confrontation between one of the most famous spies in all fiction and his Cold War rival, Karla. Like Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and The Honourable Schoolboy, it is as tense and unforgettable as only le Carré’s novels can be." 
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5 MacDonald, John D Shades of Travis McGee The Quick Red Fox, Pale Gray For Guilt, Dress Her in Indigo
Garden City Nelson Doubleday 1969 Book Club Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
Dust jacket chipped with short tears, a little fading top edge ; A tight solid book. DJ in Mylar ; Travis McGee ; 1.7 x 7.9 x 5.7 Inches; 569 pages; Three full Travis McGee books which first appeared in pocketbook. 
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FREE FALL IN CRIMSON, MacDonald, John D.
6 MacDonald, John D. FREE FALL IN CRIMSON
New York Harper & Row 1981 Book Club Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket Illustrated by Don Brautigan jacket art 
Travis McGee ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 246 pages; Dust jacket lightly chipped, some scuffing and light soiling. 19th in the Travis McGee series. "This time out, McGee came close to losing his status as a living legend when he agreed to track down the killers who brutally murdered an ailing millionaire. For starters, he renewed an unfinished adventure with a famous--and oversexed--Hollywood actress, who led him into a very nasty nest of murderers involving a motorcycle gang, pornographic movies, and mad balloonists. And Mcgee relearned the old lesson--that only when he came close to the edge of death was he completely alive." 
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Before The Frost  A Linda Wallander Mystery, Mankell, Henning &  Ebba Segerberg
7 Mankell, Henning & Ebba Segerberg Before The Frost A Linda Wallander Mystery
New York New Press, The 2005 1565848357 / 9781565848351 First American Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; Kurt Wallander Mysteries; 9.30 X 6.40 X 1.50 inches; 383 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Last Temptation, McDermid, Val
8 McDermid, Val The Last Temptation
Toronto, ON Harpercollins 2002 0002005247 / 9780002005241 First Canadian Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket 
Slight edgewear, remainder mark bottom page edges. ; A bright solid, book DJ in Mylar, unclipped. Unread.; Tony Hill Mystery; 432 pages; A white-knuckle ride through a world of corruption, crueltyand violence ...Mapping the minds of murderers is what Dr Tony Hill does better than anyone.So when a twisted killer starts targeting psychologists across northern Europe,he's the obvious choice to track the executioner's mental and physical journey. Except that Tony doesn't want to do this any more.But the case is about to come uncomfortably close to home. The next victim is a friend of his. And his former partner, DCI Carol Jordan, is herself in Germany, working undercover in a world where human life is cheaper than a drug deal. She needs his help as much as the serial killer hunters do.Confronting the worst of contemporary crime and struggling to unravel rootsthat lie deep in the tormented past of Nazi atrocities and Stasi abuses, Tony and Carol are forced to battle for survival against overwhelming odds. In this morass of doublecross and doubledealing, they have no one to trust but each other.Tony Hill is back. And this time, it's personal. 
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The Beautiful Mystery, Penny, Louise
9 Penny, Louise The Beautiful Mystery
New York Minotaur Books 2012 0312655460 / 9780312655464 1st Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Only slight edge wear to book and DJ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel; 9.40 X 6.20 X 1.40 inches; 373 pages; No outsiders are ever admitted to the monastery of Saint-Gilbert-Entre-les-Loups, hidden deep in the wilderness of Quebec, where two dozen cloistered monks live in peace and prayer. They grow vegetables, they tend chickens, they make chocolate. And they sing. Ironically, for a community that has taken a vow of silence, the monks have become world-famous for their glorious voices, raised in ancient chants whose effect on both singer and listener is so profound it is known as “the beautiful mystery.” But when the renowned choir director is murdered, the lock on the monastery’s massive wooden door is drawn back to admit Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and Jean-Guy Beauvoir of the Sûreté du Québec. There they discover disquiet beneath the silence, discord in the apparent harmony. One of the brothers, in this life of prayer and contemplation, has been contemplating murder. As the peace of the monastery crumbles, Gamache is forced to confront some of his own demons, as well as those roaming the remote corridors. Before finding the killer, before restoring peace, the Chief must first consider the divine, the human, and the cracks in between. 
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The Long Way Home, Penny, Louise
10 Penny, Louise The Long Way Home
New York Minotaur Books 2014 1250022061 / 9781250022066 1st Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Only slight wear ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; Inspector Gamache Mystery; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 373 pages; "Happily retired in the village of Three Pines, Armand Gamache, former Chief Inspector of Homicide with the Sûreté du Québec, has found a peace he’d only imagined possible. On warm summer mornings he sits on a bench holding a small book, The Balm in Gilead, in his large hands. “There is a balm in Gilead,” his neighbor Clara Morrow reads from the dust jacket, “to make the wounded whole.”While Gamache doesn’t talk about his wounds and his balm, Clara tells him about hers. Peter, her artist husband, has failed to come home. Failed to show up as promised on the first anniversary of their separation. She wants Gamache’s help to find him. Having finally found sanctuary, Gamache feels a near revulsion at the thought of leaving Three Pines. “There’s power enough in Heaven,” he finishes the quote as he contemplates the quiet village, “to cure a sin-sick soul.” And then he gets up. And joins her. Together with his former second-in-command, Jean-Guy Beauvoir, and Myrna Landers, they journey deeper and deeper into Québec. And deeper and deeper into the soul of Peter Morrow. A man so desperate to recapture his fame as an artist, he would sell that soul. And may have. The journey takes them further and further from Three Pines, to the very mouth of the great St. Lawrence river. To an area so desolate, so damned, the first mariners called it the land God gave to Cain. And there they discover the terrible damage done by a sin-sick soul." 
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Rebus:   The St. Leonard's Years (Strip Jack/ The Black Book/ Mortal Causes), Rankin, Ian
11 Rankin, Ian Rebus: The St. Leonard's Years (Strip Jack/ The Black Book/ Mortal Causes)
London Orion 2004 0752846558 / 9780752846552 Omnibus; Second Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Light wear only to book and dust jacket ; A bright, solid book DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; Inspector Rebus; 9.53 X 6.46 X 2.36 inches; 691 pages; 'Strip Jack': MP Gregor Jack is caught in an Edinburgh brothel with a prostitute only too keen to show off her considerable assets. Then Jack's wife disappears. Someone wants to strip Jack naked and Rebus wants to know why. 'The Black Book': When a close colleague is brutally attacked, Rebus is drawn into a case involving a hotel fire, an unidentified body and a long-forgotten night of terror and murder. Rebus must piece together a jigsaw no one wants completed. 'Mortal Causes': It is August in Edinburgh and the Festival is in full swing. A brutally tortured body is discovered in one of the city's ancient subterranean streets and Rebus suspects the involvement of sectarian activists. The prospect of terrorism in a city heaving with tourists is unthinkable. 
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Rebus:  The Lost Years  (Let It Bleed/ Black & Blue/ The Hanging Garden), Rankin, Ian
12 Rankin, Ian Rebus: The Lost Years (Let It Bleed/ Black & Blue/ The Hanging Garden)
London Orion 2003 0752856731 / 9780752856735 Omnibus; Second Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Slight wear to book and dust jacket, short crease to fore corner of front free end paper. ; A bright, solid book DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; Inspector Rebus; 9.30 X 6.10 X 2.30 inches; 832 pages; LET IT BLEED: Struggling through the bleak Edinburgh winter Rebus finds himself sucked into a web of intrigue that throws up more questions than answers. Was the Lord Provost's daughter kidnapped or just another runaway? And why on earth is Rebus invited to a clay pigeon shoot at the home of the Scottish Office's Permanent Secretary? Sucked into the machine that is modern Scotland, Rebus confronts the fact that some of his enemies may be beyond justice. BLACK & BLUE: Rebus is juggling four cases trying to nail one killer. And he's doing it under the scrutiny of an internal inquiry led by a man he's just accused of taking backhanders from Glasgow's Mr Big. Added to that there are TV cameras at his back investigating a miscarriage of justice, making Rebus a criminal in the eyes of a millions of viewers. Just one mistake is likely to mean a slow and unpleasant death or, worse still, losing his job. THE HANGING GARDEN: DI John Rebus is on the paper trail of a WWII war criminal...until a running battle between two rival gangs on the city streets arrives at his door.When his own daughter is the victim of a hit-and-run Rebus is forced to acknowledge that there's nothing he wouldn't do to bring down the prime suspect - even if it means cutting a deal with the devil. 
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Rebus: Capital Crimes (Dead Souls/ Set in Darkness/ The Falls), Rankin, Ian
13 Rankin, Ian Rebus: Capital Crimes (Dead Souls/ Set in Darkness/ The Falls)
London Orion 2004 075286159X / 9780752861593 Omnibus; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Light wear to book and dustjacket. ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; Inspector Rebus; 9.29 X 5.91 X 2.44 inches; 1040 pages; DEAD SOULS A call from an old friend brings back memories and more than a little guilt for DI John Rebus. An old schoolfriend's son has gone missing, the ghost of Jack Morton is inhabiting Rebus' dreams, a part-time poisoner is terrorising the local zoo and a freed paedophile rouses the vigilantes. SET IN DARKNESS Two unusual incidents in one day seem unconnected, until a third body - that of a prospective member of the Scottish Parliament - is found at Queensbury House. Inspector Rebus investigates, and uncovers old secrets that suggest Scotland's second attempt at devolution will be just as dirty. THE FALLS A student has gone missing in Edinburgh - completely out of character. There's almost nothing to go on but Detective Inspector John Rebus gets an unmistakable gut feeling that there's more to this than just another runaway high on unaccustomed freedom. Two leads emerge: a carved wooden doll in a toy coffin, found in the student's home village, and an Internet role-playing game. The ancient and the modern, brought together by uncomfortable circumstance ... 
Price: 30.00 USD
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14 Rankin, Ian Resurrection Men An Inspector Rebus Novel
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 2003 0316766844 / 9780316766845 First US Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Light edge wear, small remainder mark bottom page edges. ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 1.6 x 9.4 x 6.3 Inches; 436 pages; Inspector John Rebus has messed up badly this time, so badly that he's been sent to a kind of reform school for damaged cops. While there among the last-chancers known as "resurrection men," he joins a covert mission to gain evidence of a drug heist orchestrated by three of his classmates. But the group has been assigned an unsolved murder that may have resulted from Rebus's own mistake. Now Rebus can't determine if he's been set up for a fall or if his disgraced classmates are as ruthless as he suspects. When Detective Sergeant Siobhan Clarke discovers that her investigation of an art dealer's murder is tied to Rebus's inquiry, the two - protegé and mentor - join forces. Soon they find themselves in the midst of an even bigger scandal than they had imagined-a plot with conspirators in every corner of Scotland and deadly implications about their colleagues. With the brilliant eye for character and place that earned him the name "the Dickens of Edinburgh," 
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Saints of the Shadow Bible, Rankin, Ian
15 Rankin, Ian Saints of the Shadow Bible
London Orion Publishing Group, Limited 2013 1409144747 / 9781409144748 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Light edge wear to DJ ; A bright, solid book, DJ is crisp and bright. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector, unclipped. ; Inspector Rebus #19; 9.29 X 6.38 X 1.34 inches; 328 pages; "When a young woman is found unconscious at the wheel of her car, evidence at the scene suggests this was no ordinary crash. Especially when it turns out her boyfriend is the son of the Scottish Justice Minister and neither of them is willing to talk to the police.Meanwhile, John Rebus is back on the force, albeit with a big demotion and an even larger chip on his shoulder. A new law has been passed allowing the Scottish police to re-prosecute old crimes and a thirty-year-old case is being reopened, with Rebus and his team from back then suspected of corruption and worse.Known as 'the Saints', his colleagues swore a bond of mutual loyalty on something called 'the Shadow Bible'. But with Malcolm Fox as the investigating officer - and determined to use Rebus for his own ends - the crimes of the past may not stay hidden much longer.With political turmoil threatening to envelop Scotland, who really are the saints and who the sinners? And can the one ever become the other?" 
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Saints of the Shadow Saints of the Shadow Bible, Rankin, Ian
16 Rankin, Ian Saints of the Shadow Saints of the Shadow Bible
London Orion Publishing Group, Limited 2013 1409144747 / 9781409144748 1st Canadian; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Small stain inside top edge of dust jacket, light edge wear ; This is the Canadian imprint of the British edition with the Canadian price on lower edge of front flap ; Inspector Rebus #19; 9.29 X 6.38 X 1.34 inches; 328 pages; When a young woman is found unconscious at the wheel of her car, evidence at the scene suggests this was no ordinary crash. Especially when it turns out her boyfriend is the son of the Scottish Justice Minister and neither of them is willing to talk to the police.Meanwhile, John Rebus is back on the force, albeit with a big demotion and an even larger chip on his shoulder. A new law has been passed allowing the Scottish police to re-prosecute old crimes and a thirty-year-old case is being reopened, with Rebus and his team from back then suspected of corruption and worse.Known as 'the Saints', his colleagues swore a bond of mutual loyalty on something called 'the Shadow Bible'. But with Malcolm Fox as the investigating officer - and determined to use Rebus for his own ends - the crimes of the past may not stay hidden much longer.With political turmoil threatening to envelop Scotland, who really are the saints and who the sinners? And can the one ever become the other? 
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The Complete Short Stories: A Good Hanging/ Beggars Banquet/ Atonement, Rankin, Ian
17 Rankin, Ian The Complete Short Stories: A Good Hanging/ Beggars Banquet/ Atonement
2005 Orion 2005 0752869345 / 9780752869346 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Only slight wear to book and dust jacket ; DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. As new.; Inspector Rebus; 9.13 X 6.38 X 2.05 inches; 544 pages; Ian Rankin has amassed an incredible portfolio of short stories, which all share the best qualities of his phenomenally popular novels. Now his two critically acclaimed short story collections - A GOOD HANGING and BEGGARS BANQUET - come together in one volume, along with ATONEMENT - a new Rebus story, written especially for this collection. A GOOD HANGING - Twelve Inspector Rebus mysteries, including the hanging of a student during the Edinburgh Festival, a gruesome arson attack, and the apparent witnessing of a miracle. Step off the tourist trail and into the macabre heart of Rebus's Edinburgh. BEGGARS BANQUET - Ranging from suburban murders to the sinister workings of a serial killer's mind, here are twenty-one tales all bearing the hallmark of great crime writing. Included are seven Inspector Rebus mysteries, and the Dagger award-winning story 'Herbert in Motion'. ATONEMENT - When Rebus comes to the aid of an old friend, he uncovers some hard-to-swallow truths about life, and death, at a local home for the elderly. 
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Even Dogs in the Wild, Rankin,Ian
18 Rankin,Ian Even Dogs in the Wild
London Orion 2015 1409159361 / 9781409159360 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; John Rebus; 9.29 X 6.06 X 1.42 inches; 345 pages; "Retirement doesn't suit John Rebus. He wasn't made for hobbies, holidays or home improvements. Being a cop is in his blood.So when DI Siobhan Clarke asks for his help on a case, Rebus doesn't need long to consider his options.Clarke's been investigating the death of a senior lawyer whose body was found along with a threatening note. On the other side of Edinburgh, Big Ger Cafferty - Rebus's long-time nemesis - has received an identical note and a bullet through his window.Now it's up to Clarke and Rebus to connect the dots and stop a killer.Meanwhile, DI Malcolm Fox joins forces with a covert team from Glasgow who are tailing a notorious crime family. There's something they want, and they'll stop at nothing to get it.It's a game of dog eat dog - in the city, as in the wild." 
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When the Music's Over, Robinson, Peter
19 Robinson, Peter When the Music's Over
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 2016 0771072678 / 9780771072673 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; Inspector Alan Banks; 9.13 X 6.22 X 1.73 inches; 482 pages; "When the body of a young girl is found in a remote countryside lane, evidence suggests she was drugged, abused, and thrown from a moving van -- before being beaten to death. While DI Annie Cabbot investigates the circumstances in which a 14-year-old could possibly fall victim to such a crime, newly promoted DSI Alan Banks must do the same -- but the crime Banks is investigating is the coldest of cases. Fifty years ago Linda Palmer was attacked by celebrity entertainer Danny Caxton, yet no investigation ever took place. Now Caxton stands accused, at the centre of a historical abuse investigation, and it's Banks's first task as superintendent to find the truth. As more women step forward with accounts of Caxton's manipulation, Banks must piece together decades-old evidence. With his investigation uncovering things from the past that would rather stay hidden, he will be led down a path even darker than the one he set out to investigate . . ." 
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The Cadfael Companion The World of Brother Cadfael, Whiteman, Robin
20 Whiteman, Robin The Cadfael Companion The World of Brother Cadfael
London Macdonald & Co. (Publishers) Ltd. 1991 0356200523 / 9780356200521 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
DJ shows very light shelf wear.; A bright, solid book dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 392 pages; "Introduced by Ellis Peters, an elegantly bound, richly illustrated reference guide to the world of Peters's very popular medieval sleuth, Brother Cadfael, covers all of the characters, settings, and trivia of the mystery series." 
Price: 21.50 USD
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