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1 The Piano Teacher

New York/Scarborough New American Library 1987 0-453-01015-6 / 9780453010153 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean red boards with red cloth spine, bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. Clean red endpapers. 277 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no wear, enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. True Crime. 008920

Price: 20.00 USD
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About the Murder of the Clergyman's Mistress, Abbot, Anthony
2 About the Murder of the Clergyman's Mistress
Abbot, Anthony
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1931 Reprint Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap edition. Originally published by Covici-Friede, Inc. in 1931, this book is scarcer than hen's teeth in any edition. A "Thatcher Colt" Detective Mystery. Orange cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear, Light soiling, with slight fading to spine. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean, with green top-stained upper page edges. Front free endpaper has name at top edge of front free endpaper that has been covered over with a black crayon. No other marks. 284 pages + publisher's advertising at rear of book. An engaging mystery story about the strange death of the Reverend Timothy Beazeley and of Evelyn Saunders, his beatuiful choir singer. 026567

Price: 40.00 USD
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Murder on the Leviathan: A Novel, Akunin, Boris
3 Murder on the Leviathan: A Novel
Akunin, Boris
New York Random House 2004 1400060516 / 9781400060511 First Hardcover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition with full number line, in clean unclipped jacket. Clean beige boards with gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Translated by Andrew Bromfield. 223 pp. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A richly atmospheric tale of suspense on the high seas set in the late 1800's. 020140

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4 The Pizza Connection: Lawyers, Money, Drugs, Mafia
Alexander, Shana
New York, New York, U.S.A. Grove Press 1988 1-55584-027-2 / 9781555840273 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
Clean gray hard cover paper boards with a four small pin marks, Authors initials embossed on front cover. Maroon cloth binding with silver lettering. Court room lay out on inside front cover and front free end paper. No names writing or book plates. Pages are clean and bright. Black and white photos. No cracking to hinges. 442 pgs, Binding tight and square, faint dust speckling to top of pages. Dust jacket is clean and bright, no tears, marks - enclosed in a new acid free mylar cover. 8 Vo. Mafia. 011295

Price: 12.00 USD
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Crime and Mr. Campion, Allingham, Margery
5 Crime and Mr. Campion
Allingham, Margery
Garden City, NY Doubleday 1937 Book Club Edition Hardcover Fine Very Good Jacket 
Book Club Edition in dust jacket. Very clean mint green boards with crisp red lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with red top stained upper page edges, clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 575 pages. Clean dust jacket has a few small edge chips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Three of Margery Allingham's finest mystery stories are collected in this book: Death of A Ghost; Flowers for the Judge; and Dancers In Mourning. 026061

Price: 15.00 USD
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6 The Byzantine Wake
Aloi, Frank
Edward Uhlan, Publisher 1976 0-682-48524-1 / 9780682485241 First Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean black pebbled cloth boards with gold stamped lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or bookplates; clean gray endpapers. 199 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, with just a hint of edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8 vo.. Mystery. 011028

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Light of Day, Ambler, Eric
7 The Light of Day
Ambler, Eric
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1963 First Hardcover Near Fine Good Jacket 
Stated "First American Edition" in dust jacket. Clean turquoise cloth boards with gold author initials on cover, gold lettering and green decoration on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean map-decorated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 243 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (3.95 on front inside flap), clean but has some insect damage (scattered small holes ); rear panel has nice photo of Ambler standing on a balcony smoking a cigarette. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Page-turning suspense novel by a master craftsman of the genre. Set in Istanbul, this is a swift-moving, sophisticated novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the last page. 023414

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The Siege of the Villa Lipp, Ambler, Eric
8 The Siege of the Villa Lipp
Ambler, Eric
New York Random House 1977 0-394-49982-4 / 9780394499826 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean white boards with red author initials on cover, clean black cloth spine, bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 275 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with two short closed edge tears. Photo of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Fiction. 013819

Price: 15.00 USD
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Hollywood and LeVine, Andrew Bergman
9 Hollywood and LeVine
Andrew Bergman
New York Holt, Rinehart And Winston 1975 0030138167 / 9780030138164 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition in unclipped dust jacket. Clean red boards with white cloth spine, black lettering on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 216 pages. Illustrated jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, one tiny closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026732

Price: 20.00 USD
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10 Crime and the Psychic World
Archer, Fred
New York William Morrow 1969 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Red tweed boards with white lettering on spine. Very lightly soiled. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 220 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with 1/4" closed tear at front flap fold, very slight edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. "An extraordinary collection of anecdotes in which a psychic has been instrumental in solving or preventing a crime" - Gina Cerminara". 8vo. True Crime. 008636

Price: 10.00 USD
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11 Fish and Company
Arnold, Ralph
New York MacMillan 1951 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
248 pgs. VG+ in VG DJ Orange cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumped corners. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean. P/O name on front free endpaper. Clean dustjacket has minor wear at top & bottom of spine, 1" closed tear at bottom front edge, top rear edge. Corners clipped on front flap, but original printed price still intact. Stated First Printing. Enclosed in new mylar cover. 8vo. Mystery. 004002

Price: 12.00 USD
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12 Cop Cade
Ball, John
Doubleday & Co. For Crime Club 1978 0-385-14374-5 / 9780385143745 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Clean blue-black boards with blue lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, two very small chips to rear bottom panel edge (match head size), light corner wear and rubbing. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Mystery. 007416

Price: 10.00 USD
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Miss Dimple Picks a Peck of Trouble, Ballard, Mignon F.
13 Miss Dimple Picks a Peck of Trouble
Ballard, Mignon F.
New York Minotaur Books 2014 1250035627 / 9781250035622 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition (first printing, with full number line) in clean unclipped dust jacket. As new condition. Clean light gray boards with green metallic lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean blank endpaper. 262 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A murder mystery set in the summer of 1944 in the state of Georgia. Miss Dimple Kilpatrick, who has taught the town's first graders for decades, and her colleagues are busy at summer jobs in the apple orchard where the murder occurs, and she and her fellow teachers-turned-sleuths won't rest until it solved. 025669

Price: 15.00 USD
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Mrs. Raffles - Being the Adventures of An Amateur Crackswoman, Bangs, John Kendrick
14 Mrs. Raffles - Being the Adventures of An Amateur Crackswoman
Bangs, John Kendrick
New York Harper & Brothers 1905 First Hardcover Good+ no dust jacket Jacket 
First Edition, Published October, 1905. Decorated American trade binding. Gray cloth boards with decorated cover (woman with two pistols aimed at man with arms up). Black lettering and single rule line border. Gold lettering on spine. Light soiling and fading. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers (previous owner name in erasable pencil on front free endpaper). Frontispiece illustration by Albert Levering with tissue guard, 15 illustrations throughout - should be 16 - missing one illustration (opposite page 66). 180 pages. 024280

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Pursuit of the House Boat: Being Some Further Account of the Divers Doings of the Associated Shades, under the Leadership of Sherlock Holmes, Esq., Bangs, John Kendrick
15 The Pursuit of the House Boat: Being Some Further Account of the Divers Doings of the Associated Shades, under the Leadership of Sherlock Holmes, Esq.
Bangs, John Kendrick
New York Harper & Brothers 1898 Early Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket Peter Newell, Illustrator 
Clean beige cloth boards with black lettering and small color illustration on cover, gilt lettering on spine. Very slight darkening to spine. No bumping fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers, with tasteful previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper. 204 pgs. 1897 on copyright page; 1898 on title page. 12mo. 016256

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Thief Taker: Memoirs of a Bow Street Runner, Banks, T. F.
16 The Thief Taker: Memoirs of a Bow Street Runner
Banks, T. F.
New York Delacorte Press 2001 0-385-33571-7 / 9780385335713 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Clean maroon boards with maroon cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 276 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Mystery. 013703

Price: 10.00 USD
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13 1/2, Barr, Nevada
17 13 1/2
Barr, Nevada
New York Vanguard Press 2009 1593155530 / 9781593155537 Hardcover Fine Signed
Clean, brand new softcover ARC (Advanced Reader's Copy) of author's latest book, flat-signed by Nevada Barr on title page. 320 pp. A family is murdered by an eleven-year old boy in Minnesota. Released at age seventeen, the murderer heads south to New Orleans where his life intersects with that of Polly, a young mother who is helping to rebuild her adopted city. A taught and terrifying psychological thriller. 018271

Price: 65.00 USD
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Firestorm, Barr, Nevada
18 Firestorm
Barr, Nevada
New York G. P. Putnam 1996 039914126X / 9780399141263 First Hardback Near Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with full number line on copyright page, SIGNED by author; in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean rust orange boards with green spine, gold metallic lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean gold endpapers. Signed "Nevada Barr" on half-title page. 307 pages. 021094

Price: 25.00 USD
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Superior Death, Barr, Nevada
19 Superior Death
Barr, Nevada
New York G. P. Putnam 1994 0399139168 / 9780399139161 First B-Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, in clean unclipped jacket. Clean green boards with gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 303 pages. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, hint of very light surface rubbing. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 021061

Price: 20.00 USD
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Track of the Cat, Barr, Nevada
20 Track of the Cat
Barr, Nevada
New York Putnam Publishing Group 1993 0399138242 / 9780399138249 First Hardcover Fine fine Jacket Signed
Beautiful first edition, first printing of author's first book in the Anna Pigeon mystery series, SIGNED by author on title page. Clean unfaded green boards with unfaded black spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping, no wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. No previous owner markings. 238 pgs. Clean bright original dustjacket with price of $19.95 on front inside flap is unchipped, no wear, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Scarce and highly collectible. 018274

Price: 400.00 USD
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