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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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Miss Dimple Picks a Peck of Trouble, Ballard, Mignon F.
4 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

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5 A Ragged Plot
Barth, Richard
New York Dial Press 1981 0-8037-0053-9 / 9780803700536 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Very clean beige boards with black cloth spine, bright green metallic lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Slight manufacturer's crease at lower front board. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. 217 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has tiny closed tear at top front flap fold (1/4"), very slight wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A murder mystery involving stolen diamond on Manhattan's upper West Side. 8 vo.. Mystery. 010287

Price: 10.00 USD
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Curse of Magira - A Novel of East Africa, Bee, David
6 Curse of Magira - A Novel of East Africa
Bee, David
New York Harper & Row 1964 First Hardcover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket Joan Markham, Illustrator 
Stated First Edition in clean original unclipped dust jacket. Golden brown cloth boards with small blind-stamped design on cover, black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Small water mark at base of spine, very faint. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with bright yellow endpapers - small previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper. Illustrated with drawings by Joan Markham. 415 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A novel of Tanganyika -- formerly German East Africa -- skillfully weaves together past and prsent, love and murder, in a powerful drama of adventure, history and suspense. 027170

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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Berendt, John
7 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Berendt, John
New York Random House 1994 0679429220 / 9780679429227 First Hardback Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing with correct number line and all correct first edition points, in clean dust jacket. Clean unfaded dark green boards with black cloth spine, metallic lettering on cover (author's initials) and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 388 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, small price clip at upper corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. . To assist in determining the first edition, first printing these are the identifying points: Dustjacket price of $23.00 on front inside flap. On page eleven, line thirty-two contains the spelling error "fmr" instead of "for." The Random House correct number line of (2 4 6 8 9 7 5 3) above first edition statement on copyright page. On rear of dustjacket - Ann Beattie is listed first. On later printings each letter of the alphabet represents an additional ten thousand printing and appears only on later printings. The first printing of this book will not contain letters or the number "1" in the number line. On later printings, the rear of dustjacket Edmund White is listed first. This is one of the most misrepresented first edition, first printing books of the 21st century. 023170

Price: 100.00 USD
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From This Death Forward, Bloomfield, Robert
8 From This Death Forward
Bloomfield, Robert
New York Crime Club 1952 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page in original unclipped jacket. Clean gray cloth textured boards with unchipped red lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean (tanning to edges). Small return address label at top edge of front free endpaper; no other marks. 190 pp. Illustrated dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), 1" closed tear at top of rear panel, shorter closed tear at top rear spine corner. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A waitress marries a drunken millionaire to gain security for her young son. Murder follows the ill-matched couple on their strange honeymoon. 019980

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9 The Trunk Murderess: Winnie Ruth Judd
Bommarsbach, Jana
Simon & Schuster 1992 0-671-74007-5 / 9780671740078 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Clean gray boards with red cloth spine, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square. Pages and edges are clean and bright, no names, writing or marks. Clean bright dustjacket has not been price clipped, is unchipped and enclosed in new mylar cover. 8vo. True Crime. 006723

Price: 10.00 USD
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Lucrezia Borgia, Bradford, Sarah
10 Lucrezia Borgia
Bradford, Sarah
New York Viking 2004 0670033537 / 9780670033539 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First American Edition (first printing, with full number line) in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean beige cloth boards with blue cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white plates. 421 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author is an expert on the Borgia family and in Lucrezia she has found a subject ideally suited to her gift for narrative and psychological insight. Sex, gossip, murder, astonishing beauty and ambition--this is the Renaissance at its most irresistible. 026746

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11 Missing Beauty: A True Story of Murder and Obsession
Carpenter, Teresa
New York/London W. W. Norton 1988 0-393-02569-1 / 9780393025699 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean black boards with red cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 478 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. True Crime. 009847

Price: 10.00 USD
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The Ramsden Case, Chandler, David
12 The Ramsden Case
Chandler, David
New York Simon & Schuster 1967 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean golden brown cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (small remainder mark on bottom page edges). Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 382 pages. Dustjacket is not price clipped (5.95 on front inside flap), is clean with slight age-toning, a few tiny shallow chips at top spine edge, a few very short closed edge tears. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A novel which focuses on a murder trial in a small Southern U.S. town, a case which penetrates the cliches of race relations and of human relations. 021248

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13 Agatha Christie's Detectives - Five Complete Novels
Christie, Agatha
New York Avenel Books 1982 Reprint Hardcover Very Good Near Fine Jacket 
Hardcover book in clean original dust jacket. Five novels - complete and unabridged. Novels include: The Murder at the Vicarage; Dead Man's Folly; Sad Cypress; Towards Zero; N or M? Book has clean maroon cloth covers with bright gold lettering on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages are clean, but tanned. 698 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025876

Price: 12.00 USD
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Murder in our Midst - Three Complete Mystery Novels, Christie, Agatha
14 Murder in our Midst - Three Complete Mystery Novels
Christie, Agatha
New York Dodd Mead 1967 First Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Omnibus Edition in clean dust jacket. Very clean unfaded red boards with black title box, bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Includes the following mystery novels: The Body in the Library; The Murder at the Vicarage; The Moving Finger. 444 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (5.95 on front inside flap), small corner clip at top of front inside flap, unchipped, one 1" closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 027398

Price: 50.00 USD
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Louis Beretti, Clarke, Donald Henderson
15 Louis Beretti
Clarke, Donald Henderson
New York Triangle Books 1929 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Triangle edition in sharp illustrated dustjacket illustrated by Vincentini. Clean red cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. Tiny bump to one corner tip, no fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean (tanning to pages). Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 285 pages. Clean bright dustjacket has hint of edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Hard-boiled story of a tough guy from the toughest part of New York City's East Side, who became a success, despite a run through the gamut of crime including juvenile delinquency and murder. 022082

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The Murder of Helen Jewett, Cohen, Patricia Cline
16 The Murder of Helen Jewett
Cohen, Patricia Cline
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1998 0-679-41291-3 / 9780679412915 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean charcoal gray boards with black cloth spine, bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 432 pgs. with index. Illustrated. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. As new condition. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. True crime story of the life and death of a prostitute in nineteenth-century New York. Large 8vo. True Crime. 013353

Price: 20.00 USD
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17 Murder, London-Miami
Creasey, John
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1969 First Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition ("A" on copyright page). Very clean red cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 160 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears, with tiny hint of wear at corner tip. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Mystery. 010222

Price: 30.00 USD
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18 Murder with Mushrooms
Creasey, John (as Gordon Ashe)
Holt Rinehart Winston 1974 0-03-011156-0 / 9780030111563 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean bright green boards with pale gray cloth spine, green lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or bookplates; faint shadow on front fixed endpaper where bookstore label was affixed (size of postage stamp). 154 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Mystery. 010291

Price: 15.00 USD
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Perfect Murder: A Study in Detection, David Lehman
19 Perfect Murder: A Study in Detection
David Lehman
New York Free Press 1989 0029197708 / 9780029197707 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (with full number line on copyright page) in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean unfaded black cloth boards with bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean, with clean; previous owner name written on front fixed endpaper, along with small return address label. Old price in back corner of rear free endpaper. 242 pages with author notes and indexes. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no wear, no tears, very slight fading to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A wonderful guide to the best mysteries ever written. 026009

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Girl Who Trod on a Loaf, Davis, Kathryn
20 The Girl Who Trod on a Loaf
Davis, Kathryn
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1993 0-679-41425-8 / 9780679414254 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean black cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. Clean endpapers. 400 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. As new. A novel about opera, Denmark, adultery, and murder--set in Upstate New York.GIFT QUALITY 8vo. Fiction. 012267

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