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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

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A Mysterious Affair of Style (Evadne Mount Trilogy), Adair, Gilbert
2 A Mysterious Affair of Style (Evadne Mount Trilogy)
Adair, Gilbert
New York Faber And Faber 2007 0571234259 / 9780571234257 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
First Edition, First printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean black boards with cream lettering on spine. Very light surface wear to spine ends, no tears or fraying. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean. Clean red endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 292 pages. Clean jacket is not price clipped, unchipped, a few short closed edge tears, corner wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 028553

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The Secret of Lonesome Cove, Adams, Samuel Hopkins
3 The Secret of Lonesome Cove
Adams, Samuel Hopkins
Indianapolis Bobbs Merrill 1912 Early printing Hardcover Good+ no dust jacket 
Early printing of a scarce title. Published 1912, no month on copyright page. Olive green ribbed cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. Small spots of wear-through at corners, wear at top and bottom spine edges. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name and date neatly penned on front fixed endpaper; old bookstore inkstamp (small) on both front fixed and front free endpaper at upper edge. Illustrations by Frank E. Schoonover, including frontispiece with tissue guard. 340 pages. 028547

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Murder on the Leviathan: A Novel, Akunin, Boris
4 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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5 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

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Crime and Mr. Campion, Allingham, Margery
6 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

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7 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

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The Light of Day, Ambler, Eric
8 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
9 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

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Hollywood and LeVine, Andrew Bergman
10 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

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11 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

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The Goliath Scheme (A Red badge novel of suspense), Arden, William
12 The Goliath Scheme (A Red badge novel of suspense)
Arden, William
New York Dodd, Mead 1971 0396062873 / 9780396062875 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in unclipped original dust jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No fading or soiling, small bump to one lower corner. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Book store name and address ink-stamped on front free endpaper, otherwise pages and edges are clean. A Red Badge Novel of Suspense - A Kane Jackson novel. 188 pages. Clean jacket is not price clipped, has light rubbing, chip at top spine edge (size of half a nickel), slight fading to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A company president fighting to save a fortune, a beautiful young wife with an unknown past, a scientist from behind the Iron Curtain--these were three of the people who had a special interest in the missing document Kane Jackson, industrial spy, had been hired to find. 028492

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The Brotherhood of Fear, Ardrey, Robert
13 The Brotherhood of Fear
Ardrey, Robert
New York Random House 1952 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Printing in unclipped original dust jacket. Lilght gray cloth boards with white and black lettering on spine. Slightest hint of foxing from paper jacket (now in mylar). No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean; blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 342 pages. Dust jacket is quite clean, not price clipped, has a little light rubbing and some wear at folds, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Suspense and romance ensue in this tale of the pursuit by a political police officer of a youth under sentence who escapes and tries to fight his way to freedom. Circumstance leads pursuer and pursued to an island where dwell simple folk whose way of life is governed by primitive laws adequate to a society untouched by the mainland's chaos and revolution. The bizarre nature of the pursuit provides countless momnts of excitement, underscored by a love affair of mingled ecstacy and terror. 028445

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14 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

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15 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

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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

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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

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Borderline, Barr, Nevada
18 Borderline
Barr, Nevada
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 2009 0399155694 / 9780399155697 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First edition, first printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean blue boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean map-illustrated endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 399 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Another page-turning Anna Pigeon mystery novel set in the wide-open vistas of southwestern Texas. 027222

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Firestorm, Barr, Nevada
19 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

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Superior Death, Barr, Nevada
20 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

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