Category: Mystery and Crime


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Sweet Eyes

By: Agee, Jonis

Price: $8.28

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers, Inc.: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004320

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. ... View more info

As the Crow Flies

By: Archer, Jeffrey

Price: $7.36

Publisher: New York, Harpercollinspublishers: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: N-01006

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. View more info

The Deadly Percheron

By: Bardin, John Franklin

Price: $5.98

Publisher: London, England, Penguin Books: 1988

Seller ID: M-02004

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" ... View more info

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Pastworld: a Mystery of the Near Future

By: Beck, Ian

Price: $11.04

Publisher: New York, NY, Bloomsbury USA Childrens: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004164

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 View more info

The Return of Peter Grimm

By: Belasco, David

Price: $16.56

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1912

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001892

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 visi... View more info

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Scissors, Paper, Stone

By: Boggs, Marcus

Price: $11.04

Publisher: New York, Franklin Watts: 1981

Seller ID: 004323

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 View more info

Corruptly Procured

By: Bowen, Michael

Price: $5.08

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000086

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. View more info

Cracking Open a Coffin, a Case for John Coffin

By: Butler, Gwendoline

Price: $16.61

Publisher: New York, Ny, U. S. A., St. Martin's Press: 1993

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: M-02005

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... View more info

The Deadly Mandrake

By: Callen, Larry

Price: $5.01

Publisher: Atlantic-Little Brown Books: 1978

Seller ID: CH-01067

HB with DJ worn on corners. Binding fine, pages fine with b/w illustrations throughout. 163 pages. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. View more info

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A Time for Silence

By: Carr, Philippa

Price: $10.12

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004324

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 View more info

Towards Zero

By: Christie, Agatha

Price: $9.20

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Company: 1974

Edition: First Greenway Edition

Seller ID: 000475

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 View more info

My Gal Sunday

By: Clark, Mary Higgins

Price: $8.28

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1996

Edition: Fourth Printing

Seller ID: 003320

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 S... View more info

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In the Deep Woods

By: Conde, Nicholas

Price: $5.98

Publisher: St. Martin's Press: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004329

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 View more info

Fatal Cure

By: Cook, Robin

Price: $5.06

Publisher: New York, Ny, U. S. A., Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000345

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 ... View more info

Vital Signs

By: Cook, Robin

Price: $7.36

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000543

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 d... View more info

A Season of Secrets

By: Cragin Herzig, Alison, and Lawrence Mali, Jane

Price: $11.07

Publisher: Boston, MA, Little, Brown and Company: 1982

Seller ID: CH-23025

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 View more info

Coast of Fear

By: Crane, Caroline

Price: $7.36

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Company: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004333

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 Fr... View more info

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The Waterworks

By: Doctorow, E. L.

Price: $5.98

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000084

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 View more info

The Vial of Vishnu

By: Drake, Austin Mann

Price: $18.40

Publisher: Chicago, IL, Percy Roberts: 1915

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001895

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 a... View more info

After Life

By: Ellis, Rhian

Price: $11.07

Publisher: New York, Ny, U. S. A., Viking Penguin: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000621

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 f... View more info

The Crooked House, a Detective Story

By: Fleming, Brandon

Price: $11.04

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1921

Seller ID: 001888

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, an... View more info

In Full Possession

By: Flint, Helen

Price: $5.52

Publisher: New York, Ny, U. S. A., St. Martin's Press: 1989

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 000104

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 thr... View more info

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Criminal Convictions: Errant Essays on Perpetrators of Literary License

By: Freeling, Nicolas

Price: $8.74

Publisher: Jaffrey, New Hampshire, U. S. A., David R Godine Pub: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001537

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... View more info

The Love Song of J. Edgar Hoover

By: Friedman, Kinky

Price: $7.82

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002674

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... View more info

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Arcadia Falls

By: Goodman, Caarol

Price: $11.04

Publisher: New York, NY, Ballantine Books: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003964

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-burie... View more info