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About the Murder of the Clergyman's Mistress, Abbot, Anthony
1 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

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Come Climb My Hill, Abbott, Winston O.
2 Come Climb My Hill
Abbott, Winston O.
South Windsor, CT Windsor House 1980 Revised Edition Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket Bette Eaton Bossen, Illustrator Signed
Revised Edition, SIGNED by author and illustrator, in clean unchipped jacket. Very clean green cloth boards with tree illustration on cover. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no previous owner markings. Unpaginated, illustrated with drawings by Bette Eaton Bossen. Clean jacket is unchipped, one tiny closed edge tear at top edge of rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Poetic prose about the mystery and beauty of common things. 019548

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The Kingdom and the Cave, Aiken, Joan
3 The Kingdom and the Cave
Aiken, Joan
Garden City, New York Doubleday 1974 0385030436 / 9780385030434 First Hardcover Very Good+ Fine Jacket Victor Ambrus, Illustrator 
Stated First American Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Yellow cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear, quite clean and bright. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean turquoise endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated by Victor ambrus. 160 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A wonderful tale of mystery, fantasy and adventure. 027564

Price: 25.00 USD
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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

Price: 15.00 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 Sun of Quebec - A Story of a Great Crisis, Altsheler, Joseph A.
7 The Sun of Quebec - A Story of a Great Crisis
Altsheler, Joseph A.
New York / London D. Appleton and Co. 1919 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with (1) on last page, in original unchipped jacket. Very clean unfaded brown cloth boards with bright gold stamped lettering on cover and spine, clean paste-on illustration on cover which is unchipped but has two tiny surface abrasions (each about the size of a grain of rice). Two corner tips have slight bumping. No fraying or wear to cloth. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Four color plate illustrations (including frontispiece) by Charles L. Wrenn. 334 pgs. Clean dustjacket with price on spine (1.50 net), no tears slight wear to one corner. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A story of the French and Indian War, with interesting historical descriptions of Albany in 1759, life on a slave trader, a battle at sea between a sloop of war and a pirate ship and lots of woods lore. With the fall of Quebec, an adventurous young American, Robert Lennox, solves the mystery of his life. 018661

Price: 325.00 USD
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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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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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Madame Solario, Anonymous
10 Madame Solario
Anonymous
New York Viking Press 1956 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition (First Published in August, 1956) in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean unfaded black and lime green cloth boards with black lettering no cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with black top-stained upper page edges. Clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 374 pages. Dust jacket is clean, has a few tiny edge nicks, short closed edge tears, not price clipped. Jacket design by Irv Docktor. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. At a fashionable hotel on Lake Como in 1906, the enchanting Madame Solario, a woman of worldly charm and mystery, is receiving the gallant attentions of the men and the envy of the women when her brother unexpectedly appears on the scene. Thrown together by a scandal in their past, they find themselves inescapably enmeshed. The author of this distinguished and fairly scarce novel has glowingly recaptured the scene of an age when life had graces now lost; the dress, the attitudes, the manners of European aristocracy in those years live in these pages as if the book had been written at that time. 026741

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11 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.
12 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
13 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
14 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

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The Thief Taker: Memoirs of a Bow Street Runner, Banks, T. F.
15 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
16 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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Borderline, Barr, Nevada
17 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

Price: 18.00 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 1993 First Hardback Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped jacket. Clean green boards with black spine, unchipped metallic 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. 238 pages. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Collectible quality first edition of author's first mystery in the famous Anna Pigeon series. 021089

Price: 120.00 USD
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