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The Marseille Caper

By: Mayle, Peter

Price: $3.75

Publisher: NY, Alfred a Knopf: 2012

Edition: First Edition Stated.

Seller ID: 009815

ISBN: 030759419X

Condition: Fine


210 pp. As new. Another Mayle culinary caper -- Sam and Elena are hired to help rich Francis Reboul gain control of valuable waterfront in Marseille. Will Sam survive to enjoy another bowl of bouillabaisse? Critic Don George writes: ".the star of this caper is the vineyard-veined, lavendar-scented, sun-showered, garlic-seasoned setting itself: pure Provence." Size: 8mo -- 8.5 In View more info

Hotel Pastis: A Novel of Provence

By: Mayle, Peter

Price: $3.50

Publisher: NY, Alfred A. Knopf: 1993

Edition: 1st U.S Edition

Seller ID: 0503003696

ISBN: 0679402292

Condition: Very Good


389 pp. Blue cloth, gilt on spine still bright. Dust jacket has soil, edge chipping. Text clean. Fresh off a divorce, Simon decides to do some R&R in the south of France and ends up buying and restoring a small hotel that becomes enmeshed in a bank robbery plot. View more info

The Innocent

By: McEwan, Ian

Price: $3.00

Publisher: NY, Doubleday: 1990

Edition: 1st U.S Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 006075

Condition: Very Good +


270 pp. Light edgewear and slight bump to corner. Text bright and clean. Spine uncreased. A novel about the Berlin tunnel, set in 1955-56. View more info

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The Secret Code

By: Meier, Paul and Wise, Robert

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Nashville, Tenn., Thomas Nelson: 1998

Edition: 1st Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 004701

ISBN: 0785270906

Condition: Near Fine


301 pp. Nearly new, spine uncreased. Three young people work on decoding the Torah. They warn Israel of a terrorist plot that threatens to bring nuclear destruction to Jerusalem in 2006. View more info

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Murder Makes an Entree: A Victorian Whodunit

By: Myers, Amy

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, St Martins Press: 1996

Edition: 1st U.S Edition

Seller ID: 007087

ISBN: 0312143761

Condition: Fine


279 pp. With a hotel sketch and floor plan in preliminary pages. An Edwardian mystery set in the Broadstairs resort town. A poisoning occurs at a banquet prepared by master chef/sleuth Auguste Didier. View more info

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Murder Makes an Entree

By: Myers, Amy

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NY, St. Martin's: 1996

Edition: 1st American Edition

Seller ID: 002807

ISBN: 0312143761

Condition: Fine


279 pp. Nearly new, tight, no markings, small stray ink mark on rear panel of dj. Master chef Auguste Didier seeks to solve a poisoning that mars his literary dinner. First published in UK. View more info

Pulpmaster: The Theodore Roscoe Story

By: Parente, Audrey

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Mercer Island, Wash., Starmont House: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 005707

Condition: As New


Detailed biography of Theodore Roscoe, well-known pulp fiction writer in pre-war era. Preface by William B. Hart., introduction by Richard A. Lupoff. Afterword by Rocco Musemeche. Pictorial cover on glossy wraps. Part of Starmont's Popular Culture Studies series (No. 13). View more info

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The Good Cop

By: Parks, Brad

Price: $4.50

Publisher: NY, Minotaur Books: 2013

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 010265

ISBN: 1250005523

Condition: Very Good


324 pp. spine slant, library stampings. Mylar protector. Text clean. Binding firm. Reporter Carter Ross is assigned to investigate a suspicious police suicide. Size: 8v-- 9 in Tall View more info

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Eyes of the Innocent

By: Parks, Brad

Price: $6.00

Publisher: NY, Minotaur (St. Martin's Publishing): 2012

Edition: 1st Paperback Thus.

Seller ID: 010282

ISBN: 1250002281

Condition: Very Good +


293 pp. Light wear, no markings, thumbed. Spine uncreased. Sticker remains on rear cover. Investigative reporter Carter Ross probes a fatal fire in Newark and uncovers a house-flipping scandal. A Library Journal blurb says: "Zany characters, witty dialog and a plot that races to a bang-up finish." Size: 8vo -- 8.25 in View more info

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The Fraud

By: Parks, Brad

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NY, Minotaur (St. Martin's Publishing): 2015

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 010345

ISBN: 1250064406

Condition: Near Fine


345 pp. Shelf tag on spine, else fine. Another Carter Ross mystery, In this one, the intrepid newspaper reporter finds himself personally involved as he investigates two fatal carjackings in Newark. Parks formerly wrote for the Washington Post and the Newark Star-Ledger. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall View more info

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The Mysterious Mickey Finn

By: Paul, Elliot

Price: $6.00

Publisher: NY, Dover Publications: 1984

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 009682

ISBN: 0486247511

Condition: Very Good +


253 pp. Gently read, no markings, spine uncreased. Cover shows men at a sidewalk cafe, circa 1930. Reprint of a 1939 Modern Age edition. Detective story about an American ex-pat in Paris who solves the disappearance of a millionaire patron of the arts. First in a series of eight stories featuring detective Home Davis. Written partly as a satire of S.S. Van Dine's Philo Vance character. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In View more info

D.O.A.

By: Pedneau, Dave

Price: $2.25

Publisher: NY: Ballantine Books, 1988:

Seller ID: 001100

ISBN: 0345346777


Mass Market Paperback. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. ISBN:0345346777. 311 pp., clean, no markings. Detective Whit Pynchon and girlfriend Anne, a reporter, take of the case of a young girl's murder and the comatose condition of her mother. View more info

The Mystery Hall of Fame

By: Pronzini, Bill; Greenburgh, Martin H., And Waugh, Charles G., Eds.

Price: $4.80

Publisher: NY, William Morrow: 1983

Seller ID: 002010

Condition: Good


357 pp. Near fine except for crayon doodles on front and rear endpapers, and a faint pencil doodle on front of red boards. Previous owner's bookplate on front endpaper. No other markings, binding firm, pages fresh. A collection of 20 best short-story mysteries of all time, as determined by a poll of the Mystery Writers of America. Authors represented range from Poe and Hawthorne to Dashiell Hammett, Stanley Ellin, Agatha Christie and Ellery Queen. View more info

Ten Days' Wonder

By: Queen, Ellery

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown & Co.: 1948

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 009998

Condition: Very Good


265 pp., spine edges bumped and two quarter-inch spots of rubbing, light soil to gray cloth cover. Margins of text toned. Binding firm, no markings. Cover has design of open book, and bust of man. The son of a millionaire seeks the detective's help to find out how he ended up beaten up in a Bowery flophouse. Size: 8vo -- 7.75 in High View more info

The New Adventures of Ellery Queen

By: Queen, Ellery

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Cleveland, World Publishing Co.: 1947

Edition: First Thus (Tower edition reprint).

Seller ID: 010057

Condition: Good


307 pp. Spine sunned, edges rubbed, corners bumped, text heavily browned. Some scuffing to rear cloth board. Anthology containing one short novel "The Land of God," plus 4 sports mysteries and 4 "adventure" mysteries. Size: 8vo -- 8.25 in View more info

Ellery Queen's Prime Crime 2

By: Queen, Ellery, Ed. (Sullivan, Eleanor and Prince, Karen A., Eds)

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Davis Publications: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003299

Condition: Very Good


288 pp. Light cover soil, light rubbing on spine, moderate toning, no markings. Anthology No. 51, Winter 1984 issue. 21 short detective stories including a novela by William Bankier, "Belliveau Pays". Other contributors include Clark Howard, Tim Heald, Antonia Fraser. View more info

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The Jacob Street Mystery (Dr. Thorndyke)

By: R. Austin Freeman

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, House of Stratus: 2001

Edition: Later Printing.

Seller ID: 010093

ISBN: 0755103645

Condition: Near Fine


233 pp. Nearly new, spine uncreased. A Dr. Thorndyke mystery set in Linton Green, featuring artist Thomas Pedley. Photographic negative design on cover as in other Freeman mysteries published by Stratus. Size: 8vo -- 8 in Tall View more info

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Felo De Se (Dr. Thorndyke)

By: R. Austin Freeman

Price: $13.00

Publisher: North Yorkshire, UK, House of Stratus: 2001

Edition: First Thus.

Seller ID: 010143

ISBN: 0755103572

Condition: Near Fine


262 pp. Close to new, no markings, spine uncreased. A mystery in which Dr. Thorndyke solves the death of gambler John Gilliam, caught up in a blackmail plot. Size: 8vo - 8in Tall View more info

Sanibel Flats

By: Randy Wayne White

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Houston, Busted Flush Press: 2005

Edition: Limited Edition..

Inscription: By Author, Illustrator and Editor

Seller ID: 009027

ISBN: 0976715716

Condition: Fine


244 pp., Quarter brown leatherette, marbled boards in matching slipcase. Slipcase is slightly bumped with a light diagonal indentation near rear bottom. Number 133 in a limited fine-press edition of 200. Originally published in 1980 by St Martin's Press. Detective novel about Doc Ford, a marine biologist who hangs out with scruffy characters at a marina in Florida. Laudatory introduction by Ace Atkins . Signed by author, artist and Atkins. Colored end papers. Size: 8vo --8.5 In. View more info

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Judgment Day

By: Reinken, Patrick

Price: $4.40

Publisher: NY, Simon & Schuster: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005641

ISBN: 0684807629

Condition: Very Good


380 pp. Dark spot on rear endpaper and margin of a few rear pages. Otherwise clean text. Chip on lower end of dj. No internal markings or writing A thriller about an experimental AIDS vaccine that proves deadly and efforts to cover it up. View more info