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Sweet Eyes, Agee, Jonis
1 Agee, Jonis Sweet Eyes
0517575159 / 9780517575154; This book is Agee's first novel. It is the story of Honey Parrish, a thirty-three year old woman at loose ends in the small town of Divinity, Iowa. Honey has a love affair with Jasper Johnson, the town's only black man, which sets off events in present-day Divinity that take us back to a mystery in Honey's and the town's past. There is an unsolved murder than occurred some fifteen years earlier. Sweet Eyes is a searing portrait of small-town life in America's heartland. In it, Agee brilliantly evokes the hatred and violence that runs through the town. ; Octavo (standard book size); 405 pages
Crown Publishers, Inc.
New York, 1991, First Edition
Hardcover
Fine in Fine dust jacket


004320; 
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2 Archer, Jeffrey As the Crow Flies
DJ is fine; one tiny tear at a corner. Cover is also fine. The price has not been clipped. The spine is solid. A young man wants to follow in his grandfather's footsteps but a war interrupts his plan. After that he receives a mysterious inheritence and an implacable enemy who will not rest until he and his ambitions are destroyed. 617 pages, 6.25 x 9.5. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Harpercollinspublishers
New York, 1991, First Edition
Hardcover
Fine in Fine dust jacket


N-01006; 
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3 Bardin, John Franklin The Deadly Percheron
Jacob Blunt seems perfectly sane to psychiatrist George Matthews, but Jacob himself is not so sure. After all, he is in the employ of certain 'leprechauns' who are paying him to whistle at Carnegie Hall and to give away money. George begins to trust Jacob, however, even when the young man is suspected of committing a brutal murder. The covers have very light wear at the bottom edges, and a bend at the top front corner. 191 pages, no marks or tears. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Penguin Books
London, England, 1988, 
Softcover
Near Fine with no dust jacket


M-02004; 
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Pastworld: a Mystery of the Near Future, Beck, Ian
4 Beck, Ian Pastworld: a Mystery of the Near Future
In 2050, while visiting Pastworld, a victorian London theme park, teenager Caleb meets seventeen-year-old Eve, a Pastworld inhabitant who has no knowledge of the modern world, and both become pawns in a murderer's diabolical plan that reveals disturbing truths about the teenagers' origins. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Bloomsbury USA Childrens
New York, NY, 2009, First Edition
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket


004164; 
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5 Belasco, David The Return of Peter Grimm
The Return of Peter Grimm has been novelized by the play by David Belasco. Peter Grimm is referred to also as the Dead Man, who comes and visits a child frequently in the course of the novel. He is taken to doctors and so forth because it appears he is talking to himself, but rather mysteriously he is speaking to his departed friend, Peter Grimm. 344 pages, includes frontispiece. The cover has a paste-down of a woman losing herself in scented blossoms, and the faint vision of a man in the background. There are a few tiny white spots where the picture has been scratched. The rest of the binding is red cloth; there is a slight bump at the front right top corner, and the spine bottom is folded up. There is a tiny white spot on the back binding. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
Grosset & Dunlap
New York, 1912, First Edition
Hardcover
Near Fine with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Rae, John; 
001892; 
Price: 16.56 USD
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Scissors, Paper, Stone, Boggs, Marcus
6 Boggs, Marcus Scissors, Paper, Stone
0531098605 / 9780531098608; The DJ is very good; front scuffed, several tiny tears at the spine. Tthe binding is fine; black with silver lettering on the front giving the title, and on the spine as well. The story takes place in a small southern city where class lines are clear. It begins with a romance between a native and a girl who was "from a different world. " Neither the local citizens or her brother condone the relationship and problems ensue.; Octavo (standard book size); 251 pages
Franklin Watts
New York, 1981, 
Hardcover
Fine in Very Good dust jacket


004323; 
Price: 11.04 USD
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7 Bowen, Michael Corruptly Procured
031210524X / 9780312105242; Retired from the Foreign Service, Michaelson is at government reception in the library of congress. A sudden explosion lands him in the hospital, and allows a German nationalist to steal the library's Gutenberg bible. After leaving the hospital, a top Washington D. C. Law firm offers him a consulting job; while he is preparing to decline, one of the partners is crushed to death. Jacket has a tiny horizontal tear at the front fold. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
St. Martin's Press
New York, 1994, First Edition
Hardcover
Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


000086; 
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8 Butler, Gwendoline Cracking Open a Coffin, a Case for John Coffin
0312097778 / 9780312097776; A John Coffin Mystery. Two students from the Second City of London's university are missing, and one is later found dead. Coffin's investigation of the situation soon probes deep into the past, laying bare a series of deaths in settings that range from the university to a refuge for battered women to St. Luke's Theatre. The jacket is in a mylar cover. Both it and the binding are fine. 239 pages, no marks or tears. The back end paper has what looks like glue or a spill on it; doesn't affect the rest of the book. Price is not clipped. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
St. Martin's Press
New York, Ny, U. S. A., 1993, First American Edition
Hardcover
Fine in Fine dust jacket


M-02005; 
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9 Callen, Larry The Deadly Mandrake
HB with DJ worn on corners. Binding fine, pages fine with b/w illustrations throughout. 163 pages. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Atlantic-Little Brown Books
1978, 
Hardcover
Fine in Very Good dust jacket

Illustrated by Johnson, Larry; 
CH-01067; 
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A Time for Silence, Carr, Philippa
10 Carr, Philippa A Time for Silence
0399136193 / 9780399136191; This is and addition to Carr's popular Cornwall Saga. Secrecy and betrayal haunt two young women after leaving London for finishing school in Europe. They had no idea of the trouble to come, including an out-of-wedlock baby, the German invasion of Belgium, and upon fleeing Europe with the Germans one step behind, blackmail so severe it leads to murder. DJ has a bit of wear at one corner. Philippa Carr also writes as Victoria Holt. ; Octavo (standard book size); 349 pages
G. P. Putnam's Sons
New York, 1991, First Edition
Hardcover
As New in Fine dust jacket


004324; 
Price: 10.12 USD
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11 Christie, Agatha Towards Zero
Greenway Edition - Is there a connection between a failed suicide attempt, a young girl accused wrongfully of theft, and the love life of a tennis player? Maybe. A houseparty gathers at Gull's Point, the seaside home of an elderly widow. Suddenly, earlier events come to a dramatic climax. The light blue binding is fine but for a small pen mark on the back. 220 pages, they are crisp as though never read. No marks/tears.; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Dodd, Mead & Company
New York, 1974, First Greenway Edition
Hardcover
Fine with no dust jacket


000475; 
Price: 9.20 USD
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12 Clark, Mary Higgins My Gal Sunday
This terrific book contain four short stories: A Crime of Passion, They All Ran After the President's Wife, Hail, Columbia, and Merry Christmas/Joyeux Noel. Henry Park Britland IV is wealth and worldly - a beloved former president who, still youthful, is enjoying early retirement. His new wife, Sunday, is beautiful, smart and 17 years younger than he, and has just been elected to Congress in a stunning upset victory that has made her the darling of the media. Henry and Sunday make a formidable team of sleuths - and never more so than when they set out to solve crimes occurring among their friends in political high society. 244 pages. The binding is lightened at the top and bottom edges, and the jacket has light wear at the top edges. 8vo - 7 3/4 - 9 1/4" tall.
Simon & Schuster
New York, 1996, Fourth Printing
Hardcover
Very Good in Fine dust jacket


003320; 
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In the Deep Woods, Conde, Nicholas
13 Conde, Nicholas In the Deep Woods
0312025882 / 9780312025885; NYPD Detective Eric Gaines is part of a special interstate task force that is tracking a serial killer, so far with maddeningly little effect. There are just too many suspects - but when one more is added to the list, he realizes that book illustrator Carol Warren is in mortal danger. Book is crisp. Appears never to have been read. ; Octavo (standard book size); 306 pages
St. Martin's Press
1989, First Edition
Hardcover
As New in As New dust jacket


004329; 
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14 Cook, Robin Fatal Cure
039913879X / 9780399138799; Fatal Cure is a hair-raising, timely foray into the dark side of medical reform, proving that with "managed care" the unthinkable can be as close as the local hospital. A doctor couple with their child move to an East Coast hospital to practice. After a resplendent fall, a stark landscape looms, revealing more than the skeletons of trees. Gradually at first, then at a quickening pace, their Nirvana disintegrates as mysterious, unexplained deaths become more than coincidences. The deadly nightmare of their life threatens them all, even their child, the most vulnerable. The jacket and binding are fine. 447 pages; the prior owner's name is written on the front end paper. The price is not clipped. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
New York, Ny, U. S. A., 1994, First Edition
Hardcover
Fine in Fine dust jacket


000345; 
Price: 5.06 USD
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15 Cook, Robin Vital Signs
0399135758 / 9780399135750; Marissa seems to have it all - a great career, terrific husband. But the one thing she cannot have that she most dearly wants is a child. She and a friend, Wendy, also in a similar situation, do some medical sleuthing. They break into a fertility clinic, travel to the center of in-vitro fertilization, then on to Hong Kong. Shockingly, Wendy is brutually killed - and Marissa's own life is mysteriously threatened. But that does not stop her from being drawn back into the dark vortex that is the baby-making business, where dreams turn to dread. The binding has a bump on the bottom front edge, otherwise fine. The jacket has no flaws and is in a mylar cover. This was a rental book (says "rental" at the spine bottom), NOT an ex-lib. 396 pages including bibliography. Prior owner's signature on inside front cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. . Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction::Mystery and Crime; ISBN: 0399135758. ISBN/EAN: 9780399135750. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 000543. Hardcover
G. P. Putnam's Sons
New York, 1991, First Edition
Hardcover
Near Fine
Fine; 

000543; 
Price: 7.36 USD
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16 Cragin Herzig, Alison, and Lawrence Mali, Jane A Season of Secrets
1982; HB. Ex-library. Binding is good, little wear on edges, scuffed on front. The pages are fine. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. . Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction::Mystery and Crime; Children::Juvenile. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: CH-23025. Hardcover
Little, Brown and Company
Boston, MA, 1982, 
Hardcover
Good
No Jacket; 

CH-23025; 
Price: 11.07 USD
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17 Crane, Caroline Coast of Fear
0396079504 / 9780396079507; On a sightseeing trip to the French Riviera, Jessica Hayden makes a sympathy call on the family of her friend Francoise Lannier. Francoise had been killed by a mugger while she was a student in the United States. The family did not seem to mind her getting in touch with them, but someone did as she was followed by a man she recognized as one of the last to visit her late friend. Acts of violence seem to follow in her wake, and her hotel room was searched. It was clear Francoise's death was more than just a mugging. Somehow Jessica is involved, but she does not know how, and needs help from this nightmare of fear. Jacket has one small closed tear at the right flap. ; Octavo (standard book size); 209 pages
Dodd, Mead & Company
New York, 1981, First Edition
Hardcover
Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


004333; 
Price: 7.36 USD
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The Waterworks, Doctorow, E. L.
18 Doctorow, E. L. The Waterworks
0394587545 / 9780394587547; The main character, Pemberton, is walking in lower Manhattan when he sees a horse-drawn omnibus with several old men all in black, among them his supposedly dead father. He tries in vain to track the strange omnibus of old men, and leads us into a city we know and recognize, and yet don't know. His search, increasing ominious, is narrated by Pemberton's sometimes employer. Jacket has a 1/4" closed tear halfway down in the gutter. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Random House
New York, 1994, First Edition
Hardcover
Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


000084; 
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19 Drake, Austin Mann The Vial of Vishnu
This book is "The report of a cycle of events following the violation of the command that the vial must always remain in the possession of its rightful owner. " I'm guessing there was a violation! A little more of the story - "For I am the god Vishnu, the god of Preservation, Much Good Luck I'll bring to you, Whatever be your station. Whosoever giveth me, As a Friend, or as a Lover, Keeps for themselves half the Joy, One-half goes to the other. Take me, and always keep me, You must never let me roam, Your Heart's Desire will come to you, If you'll only keep me home. " 400 pages. There is light to medium wear on the corners of the blue cloth cover. Light wear at the spine ends. The lettering is in white, and a fortune teller is shown on the front in blue and white. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Percy Roberts
Chicago, IL, 1915, First Edition
Hardcover
Very Good with no dust jacket


001895; 
Price: 18.40 USD
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20 Ellis, Rhian After Life
0670892424 / 9780670892426; This is the author's debut novel. It is about a woman named Naomi Ash, and Train Line, the town she lives in. The town is full of psychics, levitators, mind readers and all manner of occult practices. Beautifully written, this is a novel of secrets and lies, of a young woman's vision; of fakery, fraud and hovering spirits. It unveils a world where the secrets of the dead cannot stay buried and where Naomi's past must confront her precarious present. The black jacket is fine, as is the black & white binding. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Viking Penguin
New York, Ny, U. S. A., 2000, First Edition
Hardcover, Cloth
New in New dust jacket


000621; 
Price: 11.07 USD
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21 Fleming, Brandon The Crooked House, a Detective Story
This is a vintage mystery detective novel that takes place in London. It involves the crooked house, a strange riddle, a trail of corpses found by various people, a duel, the ethics of killing, the beauty-killer and the last truths. Everything gets wrapped up in the conclusion, of course. 312 pages, with 8 pages of advertisements following. The medium-light cloth cover has a bit of a fray at the back top corner. The back looks as though it has a few water spots on it, and one darker spot at the top of the cover. The front cover shows the house and a winding path. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
Grosset & Dunlap
New York, 1921, 
Hardcover
Near Fine with no dust jacket


001888; 
Price: 11.04 USD
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22 Flint, Helen In Full Possession
0312038488 / 9780312038489; This book, with it's acid wit, dark humor, and fresh storytelling, is a novel of insight and originality about the bruising power of love and the nature of obsession. In a 3 flat, Ben lives in the middle above his mother, Bet and below the sit-in tenant, Marguerite. When Bet finds her health again on a vacation to Australia, her doctor advises Ben to sell the old damp, musty house and move. However, the sit-in tenant refuses to budge, and if she won't move there's no throwing her out or selling the house. Bet dies, and Ben decides to exact his revenge on the woman above him. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
St. Martin's Press
New York, Ny, U. S. A., 1989, First American Edition
Hardcover
Fine in Fine dust jacket


000104; 
Price: 5.52 USD
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23 Freeling, Nicolas Criminal Convictions: Errant Essays on Perpetrators of Literary License
0879239735 / 9780879239732; Universally recognized as one of today's premier writers of crime fiction, Nicolas Freeling here displays yet another side of his original mind in these "enviably perceptive and lyrical" essays (Kirkus) on other players in the same field. Freeling's definition of "crime fiction" is refreshingly broad, comprising not only the usual suspects - Sayers, Conan Doyle, Simenon, to name but a few of those he discusses, but also such unlikely candidates as Dickens, Kipling, Stendhal, and Conrad. For Freeling, the mystery genre embraces multitudinous forms and an astounding variety of practitioners, from great literary stylists to base hacks. As might be expected, he is never at a loss for word nor diffident in his judgments about either. In his own fiction, Freeling has defied every convention, to the delight of audiences worldwide. An original, unexpected, unfailingly rewarding writer, he here gives us further delight with these personal, opinionated, thoroughly provocative essays on his predecessors in mysterious excellence. This is a collection for anyone interested in the literature of crime, and indeed in literature tout court - for, as Freeling says, "The nature of crime is also the nature of art. " The binding is half cloth; 155 pages. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
David R Godine Pub
Jaffrey, New Hampshire, U. S. A., 1994, First Edition
Hardcover
New in Near Fine dust jacket


001537; 
Price: 8.74 USD
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24 Friedman, Kinky The Love Song of J. Edgar Hoover
0684803771 / 9780684803777; Filled with adventure, passion, excitement and a fair amount of talk about cats and puppet heads, this latest installment in the on-going saga of man's inhumanity to the English language finds New York's most cosmic private detective launched once again on an investigation that leads him far afield of both the law and the lower Manhattan loft he calls home. Kinky Friedman (the investigator) is hired by Polly Price to find her missing husband; Kinky smells a rat. But it's not until he's shot by the D. C. Police and locked in a burning limousine by a Chicago chauffeur that he realizes he may be the one with his tail in a trap! A joyful, fun, fast-paced book that will make you laugh! A 1/4" remainder mark on the top, and a slightly longer one on the bottom. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.; 238 pages
Simon & Schuster
New York, 1996, First Edition
Hardcover
Fine in Fine dust jacket


002674; 
Price: 7.82 USD
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Arcadia Falls, Goodman, Caarol
25 Goodman, Caarol Arcadia Falls
This novel is a deftly woven, mesmerizing narrative of passion: For revenge, for art, and for love. After the unexpected death of Meg's husband, she and her daughter Sally make a fresh start in upstate New York, where Meg accepts a teaching job at a boarding school. One of her students plunges to her death during the schools First Night bonfire. The sheriff finds the death suspicious, but he has secrets and a dark past. He is investigating the death, and Meg's long-buried secrets emerge, with danger enveloping Sally. Shadows of the past grow longer and deadlier like a fairy tale. Praised by the Chicago Tribune, Publishers Weekly and Library Journal. Small red dot on bottom of pages. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Ballantine Books
New York, NY, 2010, First Edition
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket


003964; 
Price: 11.04 USD
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