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Newspaper Murders

By: Gash, Joe (Granger, Bill)

Price: $3.00

Publisher: NY, Warner Books: 1987

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 009996

ISBN: 0446342904

Condition: Good


164 pp. Edge chipping, light toning. spine creased, but binding still firm. An old-school Chicago reporter is bludgeoned to death. Others at his newspaper know something about the murder that is being blamed on a black messianic group. Written by Granger under the Joe Gash pseudonym. Size: 12mo -- 6.75 in Tall View more info

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Danger in High Places

By: Gilligan, Sharon

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Huntington Station NY, Rising Tide Press: 1993

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 005886

ISBN: 0962893870

Condition: Near Fine


156 pp. Faint pencil marks 1st page, else new. No spine creasing. Cover art by Evelyn Rysdek. Edited by Lee Boojamra and Alice Frier. An Alix Nicholson mystery involving the AIDS Quilt in Washington D.C. Freelance photographer Alix gets help from Mac, a lesbian congressional aide, in sorting it all out. View more info

Murder for Christmas

By: Godfrey, Thomas, Ed.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Mysterious Books (Warner Books): 1982

Seller ID: 003155

Condition: Very Good +


489 pp. Nearly new, fresh, no markings except for price on front endpaper. A collection of 25 short stories about capital crimes at Christmastime. The writers include the stars of the detective genre, such as Agatha Christie and Ellery Queen, but also others, such as Damon Runyon, Thomas Hardy and Charles Dickens. View more info

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Spade & Archer

By: Gores, Joe

Price: $9.00

Publisher: NY, Alfred A. Knopf: 2009

Edition: 1st Edition Stated.

Seller ID: 009492

ISBN: 0307264645

Condition: Near Fine


337 pp. Nearly new, no markings except initials in ink on corner of front free endpaper. Slight wrinkling and bumping of dj edges at spine. A prequel to Dashiell Hammett's Maltese Falcon. Gores imagines the early years of Sam Spade's work as a detective. Gores wrote a biography of Hammett and has won 3 Edgar Awards. Size: 8vo -- 9 in Tall View more info

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Takedown

By: Griffiths, W.G.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Warner Faith (AOL Time Warner Book Group): 2003

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 002641

ISBN: 0446678929

Condition: Very Good +


325 pp. Unread review copy, virtually new. With marketing press release laid in; slated for release June 2003. In this sequel to "Driven," Detective Gavin Pierce, the main character, meets up again with Krogran, personified evil, in the form of a professional wrestler. Pierce enters the wrestling world in pursuit. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Blood on Biscayne Bay

By: Halliday, Brett

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Chicago, Ziff Davis Publishing: 1946

Edition: Second Printing.

Seller ID: 010117

Condition: Very Good


213 pp. Water stain at bottom inch of spine and part of bottom board. Faint trace of same stain in bottom margin near joint of several pages. Overall, text clean, no markings. Small blue dot on end paper. Jacket has a few chips and small tears on spine edges and along lower edge of front panel. Mylar protector. Binding firm. Jacket art shows outline of woman's head above a pool of blood in a body of water. A Michael Shayne mystery about a woman who tries to sell her jewelry in a hurry and then gets murdered. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall View more info

Drawing Dead

By: Hautman, Pete

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Simon & Schuster: 1993

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 001426

ISBN: 0671793748

Condition: Near Fine


285 pp. Fresh tight copy, no markings, virtually new. In this first novel by Hautman, a gambler is drawn into intrigue in Minneapolis involving con artists and a comic book investment fraud. View more info

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Death Takes Passage

By: Henry, Sue

Price: $4.50

Publisher: NY, NY: Avon Books (Hearst), 1997: 1997

Edition: F

Seller ID: 000991

ISBN: 038097469X

Condition: Very Good +


Very Good +/Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 292 pp., 8.5 in by 5.75 in. Likely first edition, but no retail price on dj flap. Boards slightly convex. DJ has slight rubbing at foot of spine, otherwise near fine. An Alex Jensen Alaska Mystery. Jensen, an Alaska state trooper, takes a cruise commemmorating the Yukon Gold Rush and encounters robbery and murder. Fourth in the Jensen series. View more info

Nature Girl

By: Hiaasen, Carl

Price: $2.85

Publisher: NY ., Alfred A. Knopf: 2006

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 005944

Condition: Very Good


305 pp. Light spine crease and thumbing. Text clean. Another Hiassen detective yarn starring a cast of hapless Florida characters making their way through the Florida Everglades. View more info

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Talented Mr. Ripley

By: Highsmith, Patricia

Price: $2.50

Publisher: New York, Vintage Books (Random House): 1992

Edition: 4th Printing.

Seller ID: 005856

ISBN: 0679742298

Condition: Good +


290 pp. A few page corners creased, spine rolled. No markings. Binding firm. Cover shows Matt Damon as lead character in the film version, with Jude Law in the background. The is the Vintage Crime Black Lizard Edition. Highsmith's mystery tells the tale of Tom Ripley and his obsession with living the rich, carefree life of his friend Dickie Greenleaf. Size: 8vo --8 in Tall View more info

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Ripley's Game

By: Highsmith, Patricia

Price: $3.50

Publisher: NY, Vintage Crime/ Black Lizard (Random House_): 1993

Edition: 5th Printing -- Reprint.

Seller ID: 009342

ISBN: 0679745688

Condition: Very Good


285 pp. Light wear, rear cover has corner crease. Spine uncreased. No markings. Tom Ripley seeks revenge agaijnst a picture framer who ridiculed him. Size: 8vo -- 8 in. Tall View more info

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Ransom for an Angel: A Jeremy Ransom/Emily Charters Mystery

By: Hunter, Fred W.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Walker & Co.: 1995

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 007044

ISBN: 0802732534

Condition: Fine


237 pp. As new, tiny slit in rear panel of dj. No markings. The second book in the Jeremy Ransom/Emily Charters series. In this follow-up to "Presence of Mind," urbane Chicago detective Jeremy Ransom and his amateur sidekick Emily have to solve a woman's murder predicted by a fortune-teller. View more info

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Ransom for an Angel

By: Hunter, Fred W.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Walker & Co.: 1995

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 001425

ISBN: 0802732534

Condition: Near Fine


237 pp. Nearly new, but a few rear pages have top corners lightly crinkled, possibly a production error. No markings. A Jeremy Ransom/Emily Charters Mystery. In this tale, Chicago police detective Ransom and his grandmother Emily investigate the death of a woman who said her killing was foretold by her fortune telling cards. The psychic's prediction fingers her husband, but is he the guilty party? Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Fade the Heat

By: Jay Brandon

Price: $3.00

Publisher: NY, Pocket: 1991

Edition: 1st Paperback Printing.

Seller ID: 009907

ISBN: 0671702610

Condition: Good +


342 pp., plus advertising material in rear. Light chipping, spine creased. Text clean. The son of a San Antonio D.A. is implicated in a rape. His father struggles with how to prove his son has been framed. The author is a former San Antonio prosecutor. Houston Chronicle blurb states: "Better than Turow.I'll go a step further and add a comparison to the classic "To Kill a Mockingbird" because Brandon's focus encompasses more than merely the courtroom. Like Harper Lee, he comments on the heartbeat of a region and its family life." The Washington Post adds: "Its knowing view o... View more info

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In Hot Pursuit

By: Ledbetter, Suzann

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Don Mills, Ontario, Don Mills, Ontario: MIRA, 2003: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002775

ISBN: 1551666871

Condition: Fine


Mass Market Paperback. Fine. First Edition. Advance Uncorrected Proofs. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 384 pp. New, unread. Advance proofs in red wraps. A woman ex-cop goes into a witness protection program and assumes a new identity in Missouri, but many years later an old flame surfaces. View more info

LaBrava

By: Leonard, Elmore

Price: $3.00

Publisher: NY, Avon Books: 1984

Edition: 8th Printing

Seller ID: 006070

ISBN: 0380692376

Condition: Very Good


Spine uncreaased, lightly read, no markings. Moderate toning. Firm. Ex-secret service agent Joseph LaBrava gets tangled up in South Beach with an actress and a violent ex-cop and a hot-blooded Cuban. View more info

Dear Mr. Capote

By: Lish, Gordon

Price: $3.85

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004857

ISBN: 0684186756

Condition: Very Good


258 pp. No spine creases or markings, firm. Light toning, light tannish discoloration of white cover along edges, rear cover has corner creases and small rubbed spot. A novel in the form of letters to Capote from a mass murderer. View more info

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A Conspiracy of Paper

By: Liss, David

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Ballantine Books: 2001

Edition: 11th Printing.

Seller ID: 009728

ISBN: 0804119120

Condition: Very Good


439 pp. Light rippling ofabout 20 rear pages. Txt OK. Binding firm, no markings. Includes a 10-page interview with the author. A historical thriller about a Jewish boxer who is a sort of bounty hunter in the rough and tumble financial world of 18th century London. The hero uncovers a stock fraud as he investigates his father's death. Marketed as a "New York Times Notable Book" with a laudatory cover blurb by Times reviewer Christopher Lehmann-Haupt. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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A Spectacle of Corruption

By: Liss, David

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Random House: 2004

Edition: First Edition Stated.

Seller ID: 010286

ISBN: 0375508554

Condition: Very Good +


381 pp. Slight wear, clean text, small ink smear on rear panel of dust jacket. A historical whodunit set in 18th century England. Sequel to "A Conspiracy of Paper" with boxer/investigator Benjamin Weaver returning as protagonist. Critic Christopher Lehmann-Haupt's cover blurb calls it "an evocation of English history that you can happily get lost in for days." Newsweek adds: "an intricate mystery, a colorful rogues' gallery, and, improbably, a history lesson on the birth of the stock market." Size: 8vo - 9.5 In Tall View more info

Return of Mr. Campion: Uncollected Stories

By: Margery Allingham

Price: $7.50

Publisher: NY, St Martins Press: 1990

Edition: 1st US Edition Stated.

Seller ID: 010092

ISBN: 0312044135

Condition: Very Good +


165 pp. Close to new, no markings. Spine gilt titling still bright. An assortment of 13 Albert Campion detective stories not previously included in anthologies. With a tribute by Agatha Christie, introduction by J.E. Morpurgo and editor's notes for each story. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall View more info