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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 Har... 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 - o... 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... 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

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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

But Nellie Was So Nice

By: McMullen, Mary

Price: $3.40

Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday & Co. 1979: 1979

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 001155

ISBN: 0385152906

Condition: Very Good


Boards. Very Good/Good. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 183 pp. Small ink doodle inside cover, soil on chipped dj, light yellow spotting on first few pages, otherwise clean. Photographer Jeremy probes the murder of his seemingly innocuous spinster aunt, Nellie Hand. 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