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  • Bradley, Alan.
    THE SWEETNESS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PIE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Delacorte, (2009.). First edition - Uncommon advance edition of the first novel in the Flavia series, set in the English countryside in the 1950s. A remarkable, debut, winner of just about every award out there - the Ellis, Agatha, Debut Dagger, Barry, Dilys and Macavity - for best first mystery novel = "Meet Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, a taste for homicide, an obsession with delving into the forbidden past of her taciturn, widowed father. . . and did we mention she's eleven years old?" 373 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 53847
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  • A CONSPIRACY OF PAPER: A Novel. by Liss, David.
    Liss, David.
    A CONSPIRACY OF PAPER: A Novel.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Random House, 2000. First edition - The author's first book, set in early 18th century England, winner of the Edgar Award for best first novel and of the Barry and Macavity awards. SIGNED on the title page. Kirkus Reviews calls it "A well-researched and highly entertaining historical mystery debut. Liss's fiendishly intricate tale of financial skulduggery and multiple murder, set in a solidly realized early-eighteenth-century London, has as its redoubtable protagonist and narrator one Benjamin Weaver. The very model of a modern historical mystery." Also named a New York Times Notable Book for 2000. 435 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (light crease to back cover.).

    Book ID: 52414
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  • Liss, David.
    A CONSPIRACY OF PAPER: A Novel.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Random House, 2000. First edition - The author's first book, set in early 18th century England, winner of the Edgar Award for best first novel and of the Barry and Macavity awards. Kirkus Reviews calls it "A well-researched and highly entertaining historical mystery debut. Liss's fiendishly intricate tale of financial skulduggery and multiple murder, set in a solidly realized early-eighteenth-century London, has as its redoubtable protagonist and narrator one Benjamin Weaver. The very model of a modern historical mystery." Also named a New York Times Notable Book for 2000. 435 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (a new copy.) While this is not a scarce advance issue, it is much less easily found than the trade edition, which (according to the cover of this copy) had a planned printing of 150,000 copies.

    Book ID: 36426
    View cart More details Price: $30.00