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Once a Spy

By: Airth, Rennie

Price: $129.95

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15710

ISBN: 0224019023

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


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'. View more info

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Killer Boy Was Here

By: Bagby, George & Aaron Marc Stein

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Garden City, Crime Club by Doubleday: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15014

Condition: 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. ; 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 t... View more info

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When the Sun Goes Down

By: Blackstock, Cynthia & Hofbauer jacket art

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10832

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Price clipped DJ has a short tear bottom back edge, a little sticker residue on FFEP ; DJ in Mylar, a tight solid book. ; 254 pages; A young woman goes to Thailand to investigate her brother's death View more info

By the Time You Read This

By: Blunt, Giles

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Toronto, Random House Canada: 2006

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 13932

ISBN: 0679312447

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


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 ab... View more info

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Breaking Lorca

By: Blunt, Giles

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, Random House Canada: 2009

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15786

ISBN: 0307357007

Condition: 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 haunt... View more info

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Crime Machine (signed)

By: Blunt, Giles

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Toronto, Random House Canada: 2010

Edition: 1st; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 18722

ISBN: 0679314334

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Signed by Author; Only light edge wear, light residue on front cover (barely noticeable). ; Signed by author on the title page. A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; A John Cardinal Mystery; 9.10 X 6.10 X 1.20 inches; 304 pages; "A year after the death of his beloved and troubled wife, Catherine, John Cardinal has moved into a new, but very humid, condo. He has fallen into an easy routine of work on cold case files and platonic movie nights with friend and colleague Lise Delorme. The quiet of a snow-covered Algonquin Bay is shattered when the decapitated bodies of two peop... View more info

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Forty Words for Sorrow

By: Blunt, Giles

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, Random House Canada: 2000

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 18745

ISBN: 0679310576

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


DJ and boards show light shelf wear. ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; John Cardinal series #1; 9.13 X 6.57 X 1.11 inches; 326 pages; "When four teenagers go missing in the small northern town of Algonquin Bay, the extensive police investigation comes up empty. Everyone is ready to give up, except Detective John Cardinal, an all-too-human loner whose persistence only serves to get him removed from homicide. Then the mutilated body of thirteen-year-old Katie Pine is pulled out of an abandoned mineshaft. And only Cardinal is willing to consider the horrible truth: th... View more info

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The Island of Sheep

By: Buchan, John

Price: $16.50

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1936

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 17621

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


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, wan... View more info

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Sick Heart River

By: Buchan, John

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Musson Book Company: 1941

Edition: First Canadian Edition

Seller ID: 18259

Condition: 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... View more info

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Remember Me, Irene

By: Burke, Jan

Price: $8.95

Publisher: New York, Pocket Books: 2003

Edition: Fifth Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15386

ISBN: 0743444507

Condition: Very Good


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... View more info

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Casing the Promised Land

By: Carr, Caleb

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1980

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 9972

ISBN: 0060107073

Condition: 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'. View more info

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Bottled in Blonde; The Peter Kane Detective Stories

By: Cave, Hugh B.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Minneapolis, MN, Fedogan & Bremer: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15932

ISBN: 1878252488

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


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. View more info

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Cold Earth

By: Cleeves, Ann

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, MacMillan: 2016

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19018

ISBN: 1447278186

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Small ding on front panel of dustjacket; A bright, solid book dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; Shetland #7; 9.2 X 6.3 X 1.6 inches; 387 pages; "In the dark days of a Shetland winter, torrential rain triggers a landslide that crosses the main Lerwick-Sumburgh road and sweeps down to the sea. At the burial of his old friend, Magnus Tait, Jimmy Perez watches the flood of mud and peaty water smash through a croft house in its path. Everyone thinks the croft is uninhabited, but in the wreckage he finds the body of a dark-haired woman wearing a red silk dress. In his mind she shares his Mediter... View more info

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Harbour Street

By: Cleeves, Ann

Price: $16.50

Publisher: London, MacMillan: 2014

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 19234

ISBN: 023076018X

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Light erasure on front free end paper ; A bright, solid book dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; Vera Stanhope #6; 9.1 X 6.3 X 1.4 inches; 376 pages; "In Newcastle, Detective Joe Ashworth and his daughter Jessie travel home on the busy Metro. The train is stopped unexpectedly, and Jessie sees that one woman doesn't leave with the other passengers: Margaret Krukowski has been fatally stabbed. No one saw the murder take place. How can this be, when the train was packed? Searching for a lead, DI Vera Stanhope heads to the quiet Northumberland town of Mardle to investigate. She can feel in her... View more info

The Resurrectionists

By: Collins, Michael

Price: $16.50

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2002

Edition: First Edition; Second Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 11111

ISBN: 1861591950

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


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 be... View more info

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The Burning Soul

By: Connolly, John

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, Atria Books: 2011

Edition: First Edition; Second Printing

Seller ID: 18326

ISBN: 1439165270

Condition: 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 discove... View more info

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Faceless Mortals

By: Cook, Bob

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10061

ISBN: 0575042893

Condition: 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. View more info

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The Weed and the Winter Solstice Confessions of a Soul Apart : A Novel

By: Cook, Howard E.

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Athens, TN, Friendly City Publishing: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18491

ISBN: 0938212028

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


DJ shows very light shelf wear. A couple of dings bottom front board ; A tight solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 406 pages; "A novel based on an Appalachian folk tale of a gruesome Yuletide axe murder, the Franki Silvers legend. Retold as a modern novel set around the middle of the 20th Century, it becomes eerily suggestive." View more info

The Body Farm

By: Cornwell, Patricia

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 13581

ISBN: 0684195976

Condition: Very Good


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. Meanwhil... View more info

Death of a Racehorse

By: Creasey, John

Price: $16.50

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1973

Edition: Uniform edition

Seller ID: 12486

ISBN: 0340164905

Condition: 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 View more info