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  • JANE AND THE MAN OF THE CLOTH: Being the Second Jane Austen Mystery. by Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    JANE AND THE MAN OF THE CLOTH: Being the Second Jane Austen Mystery.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Bantam, (1997.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - The second in this delightful series with Jane Austen putting her keen powers of observation to the task of solving the puzzle at High Grange Down. SIGNED on the title page. Editor's foreword. ix, 274 pp. Dust jacket art by Carol Inouye. ISBN: 0-553-102036.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 43070
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  • JANE AND THE STILLROOM MAID: Being the Fifth Jane Austen Mystery. by Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    JANE AND THE STILLROOM MAID: Being the Fifth Jane Austen Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fifth in this delightful series with Jane Austen using her keen powers of observation and her insight into the follies of others to solve a brutal murder. SIGNED on the title page. Editor's foreword. vii, 277 pp. ISBN: 0-553-107348.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 60232
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  • JANE AND THE GENIUS OF THE PLACE: Being the Fourth Jane Austen Mystery. by Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    JANE AND THE GENIUS OF THE PLACE: Being the Fourth Jane Austen Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (1999.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fourth in this delightful series with Jane Austen off to the Canterbury races with the rich and the fashionable. SIGNED on the title page. Editor's foreword. x, 290 pp. ISBN: 0-553-10733X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 60233
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  • JANE AND THE PRISONER OF WOOL HOUSE: Being The Sixth Jane Austen Mystery. by Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    JANE AND THE PRISONER OF WOOL HOUSE: Being The Sixth Jane Austen Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (2001.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The sixth in this delightful series with Jane Austen using her wit and family ties to the Royal Navy to solve a murder on the high seas. SIGNED on the title page. Editor's foreword. ix, 294 pp. Dust jacket art by Kimiko Y. Craft. ISBN: 0-553-802224.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75334
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  • JANE AND THE MAN OF THE CLOTH: Being the Second Jane Austen Mystery. by Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    JANE AND THE MAN OF THE CLOTH: Being the Second Jane Austen Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (1997.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second in this delightful series with Jane Austen putting her keen powers of observation to the task of solving the puzzle at High Grange Down. SIGNED on the title page. Editor's foreword. ix, 274 pp. Dust jacket art by Carol Inouye. ISBN: 0-553-102036.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 54159
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  • JANE AND THE UNPLEASANTNESS OF SCARGRAVE MANOR: Being the First Jane Austen Mystery. by Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    JANE AND THE UNPLEASANTNESS OF SCARGRAVE MANOR: Being the First Jane Austen Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (1996.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first in this delightful series with Jane Austen attempting to prove the innocence of a friend, and encountering the seemingly arrogant Lord Harold Trowbridge. SIGNED on the title page. Editor's foreword. xi, 289 pp. ISBN: 0-883-10196x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77113
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  • JANE AND THE PRISONER OF WOOL HOUSE: Being The Sixth Jane Austen Mystery. by Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    JANE AND THE PRISONER OF WOOL HOUSE: Being The Sixth Jane Austen Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (2001.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The sixth in this delightful series with Jane Austen using her wit and family ties to the Royal Navy to solve a murder on the high seas. Editor's foreword. SIGNED on the title page. ix, 294 pp. Dust jacket art by Kimiko Y. Craft. ISBN: 0-553-802224.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 77140
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  • JANE AND THE UNPLEASANTNESS OF SCARGRAVE MANOR: Being the First Jane Austen Mystery. by Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    JANE AND THE UNPLEASANTNESS OF SCARGRAVE MANOR: Being the First Jane Austen Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (1996.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first in this delightful series with Jane Austen attempting to prove the innocence of a friend, and encountering the seemingly arrogant Lord Harold Trowbridge. INSCRIBED on the title page. Editor's foreword. xi, 289 pp. ISBN: 0-883-10196x.

    Condition: Good only in a near fine dust jacket (some dampstaining and crinkling to the outer margins of many pages.)

    Book ID: 60328
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  • JANE AND THE MAN OF THE CLOTH: Being the Second Jane Austen Mystery. by Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    JANE AND THE MAN OF THE CLOTH: Being the Second Jane Austen Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (1997.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second in this delightful series with Jane Austen putting her keen powers of observation to the task of solving the puzzle at High Grange Down. INSCRIBED on the title page "To --- who knows and loves Jane." Editor's foreword. ix, 274 pp. Dust jacket art by Carol Inouye. ISBN: 0-553-102036.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 59585
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  • JANE AND THE BARQUE OF FRAILITY: Being a Jane Austen Mystery. by Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    JANE AND THE BARQUE OF FRAILITY: Being a Jane Austen Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (2006.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The ninth in this delightful series with Jane Austen using her wit to save herself and her sister from being convicted of the murder of a minister. Editor's afterword. SIGNED on the title page. 297 pp. Dust jacket art by Kimiko Y. Craft. ISBN: 0-553-82267.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (comment inked on front endpaper)

    Book ID: 72364
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  • JANE AND THE PRISONER OF WOOL HOUSE: Being The Sixth Jane Austen Mystery. by Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    JANE AND THE PRISONER OF WOOL HOUSE: Being The Sixth Jane Austen Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (2001.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The sixth in this delightful series with Jane Austen using her wit and family ties to the Royal Navy to solve a murder on the high seas. Editor's foreword. SIGNED on the title page. ix, 294 pp. Dust jacket art by Kimiko Y. Craft. ISBN: 0-553-802224.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (slight spine slant)

    Book ID: 62126
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  • JANE AND THE MAN OF THE CLOTH: Being the Second Jane Austen Mystery. by Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    JANE AND THE MAN OF THE CLOTH: Being the Second Jane Austen Mystery.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Bantam, (1997.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - The second in this delightful series with Jane Austen putting her keen powers of observation to the task of solving the puzzle at High Grange Down. SIGNED on the title page. Editor's foreword. ix, 274 pp. Dust jacket art by Carol Inouye. ISBN: 0-553-102036.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 51107
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  • JANE AND THE WANDERING EYE: Being the Third Jane Austen Mystery. by Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    JANE AND THE WANDERING EYE: Being the Third Jane Austen Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third novel in this delightful series with Jane Austen putting her keen powers of observation to the task of solving puzzles. As Christmas 1804 is approaching, Jane is finding herself bored at Bath, and so she accepts a curious assignment. . SIGNED on the title page. Editor's foreword. viii, 262 pp. Dust jacket art by Carol Inouye. ISBN: 0-553-102044.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77302
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  • JANE AND THE BARQUE OF FRAILITY: Being a Jane Austen Mystery. by Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    JANE AND THE BARQUE OF FRAILITY: Being a Jane Austen Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (2006.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The ninth in this delightful series with Jane Austen using her wit to save herself and her sister from being convicted of the murder of a minister. Editor's afterword. SIGNED on the title page. 297 pp. Dust jacket art by Kimiko Y. Craft. ISBN: 0-553-82267.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 77315
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  • Barton, Beverly.
    CLOSE ENOUGH TO KILL.

    Edition: Paperback original - first printing.

    New York: Zebra Books - Kensington, (2006.). First edition - Thriller featuring Sheriff Bernie Granger of Adams County, Alabama - in her first big case, she needs to stop a serial thriller who first romances and then kills women. 440 pp. ISBN: 0-8217-76886.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 36343
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  • THE WIDOW. by Barton, Fiona.
    Barton, Fiona.
    THE WIDOW.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: New American Library - NAL, 2016. First edition - The author's first novel, part pyschological suspense and part examination of what a marriage is, one which explores the question of "how much do the wives of men who commit terrible crimes actually know.?" Told in alternate voices, from the perspective of the widow, the police detective and the reporter. 324 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 68113
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  • PEELED. by Bauer, Joan.
    Bauer, Joan.
    PEELED.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2008) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Young adult novel featuring a feisty heroine - a high school reporter who wants to be a journalist - a ghost and a mystery. SIGNED on the title page. 248 pp. ISBN: 9780399234750.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 60108
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  • DAUGHTER OF THE COAST GUARD. by Baxter, Betty.
    Baxter, Betty.
    DAUGHTER OF THE COAST GUARD.

    Edition: First of very early printing.

    Chicago: Goldsmith Publishing, (1938.) dj. Hardcover - The daughters of a Coast Guard captain and of a newspaper publisher aid in the capture of smugglers on the Great Lakes. 252 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket (usual toning to pages, fading and chipping to spine of dj, vertical crease on spine)

    Book ID: 63177
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  • DAUGHTER OF THE COAST GUARD. by Baxter, Betty.
    Baxter, Betty.
    DAUGHTER OF THE COAST GUARD.

    Edition: First of very early printing.

    Chicago: Goldsmith Publishing, (1938.) dj. Hardcover - The daughters of a Coast Guard captain and of a newspaper publisher aid in the capture of smugglers on the Great Lakes. 252 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a fair dust jacket (usual toning to pages, chunk missing from front cover of dj, but still attractive)

    Book ID: 45875
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  • DEATH OF A BORE. by Beaton, M. C. (pseudonym of Marion Chesney)
    Beaton, M. C. (pseudonym of Marion Chesney)
    DEATH OF A BORE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Mysterious Press / Warner (2005) dj. Hardcover first edition - A Constable Hamish Macbeth mystery, set in a small town in Scotland. When a famous writer turns up offering a course on how to be a writer, lots of townspeople sign up. After he mocks their writing and dreams, many want to kill him- and someone does. 248 pp. ISBN: 0-89296-7951.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73993
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  • MOGHUL BUFFET. by Benard, Cheryl.
    Benard, Cheryl.
    MOGHUL BUFFET.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, "set in Peshawar, a border town in Pakistan, a murder mystery about a missing American businessman which offers a glimpse at the situation of women in the Muslim world, from Afghan refugees to maverick women politicians." 264 pp. ISBN: 0-374211795.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 74116
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  • ALMOST. by Benedict, Elizabeth.
    Benedict, Elizabeth.
    ALMOST.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York & Boston: Houghton Mifflin, (2002). As 40-something narrator Sophy Chase begins a new relationship in New York, she learns that her almost ex-husband was found dead on a resort island in New England. Sophy must navigate her emotions, her grown stepdaughters, a lawyer and a former lover to figure out the mystery of her husband's death. A New York Times notable book, 258 pp. ISBN: 0-618-231617.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 61311
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  • WHO IS TEDDY VILLANOVA? by Berger, Thomas.
    Berger, Thomas.
    WHO IS TEDDY VILLANOVA?

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, (1977) dj. Hardcover first edition - Berger's take on the hard-boiled crime thriller as practised by the masters of noir. 247 pp, Dust jacket and title page art by John Sposato. ISBN: 0-440-095468.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket. (prev owner's embossed seal)

    Book ID: 58300
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  • THE MANUAL OF DETECTION. by Berry, Jedehiah.
    Berry, Jedehiah.
    THE MANUAL OF DETECTION.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Penguin, 2009. First edition - The author's first novel -" Charles Unwin is an anonymous clerk for a large-scale private detective agency. His only contact with actual sleuthing is when he files reports for his famous boss, investigator Travis Sivart. When Sivart unexpectly goes missing, Unwinis thrust into a labyrinth of murderous plot twists, beautiful women, and unanswered questions as he searches for his boss with only his wits and the mysterious 'Manual of Detection' to guide him. As his search through the nameless, rain-soaked city progresses, he discovers that his mentor's greatest cases were incorrectly solved, and is faced with thwarting a criminal mastermind with designs on controlling the entire city." 281 pp.

    Condition: Fine in black glossy illustrated wrappers. Different cover art than the final book.

    Book ID: 64549
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  • BOOK SCAVENGER. by Bertram, Jennifer Chambliss.
    Bertram, Jennifer Chambliss.
    BOOK SCAVENGER.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Henry Holt, (2015). SIGNED first edition - The author's first novel, a story for older children - "For twelve-year-old Emily, the best thing about moving to San Francisco is that it's the home city of her literary idol: Garrison Griswold, book publisher and creator of the online sensation Book Scavenger (a game where books are hidden in cities all over the country and clues to find them are revealed through puzzles)." SIGNED on the title page and dated in April 2015, before publication. Illustrations by Sarah Watts. Author's notes.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. Promotional book mark laid in.

    Book ID: 67237
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  • NEVER COME DOWN. by Black, Michelle.
    Black, Michelle.
    NEVER COME DOWN.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Frisco, Colorado: Wolf Moon Press, (1996). SIGNED first edition - The author's first book, a novel of modern and historic Colorado, in which a ghost town high in Tenmile Canyon holds a century-old secret. SIGNED on the title page. Winner of the CIPA Award for fiction. 300 pp. Cover art by Ann T, Weaver. ISBN: 0-9658014-03.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 61084
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  • CORRIGAN. by Blackwood, Caroline.
    Blackwood, Caroline.
    CORRIGAN.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Penguin, (1986.). Corrigan is a gaunt, handsome Irishman in a wheelchair, and he manages to transform the life of a lonely widow, but who is he really? A novel which is part mystery, part love story, and wholly entertaining black comedy. 279 pp. ISBN: 0-670-804207.

    Condition: Very good (peeled spot on front cover, contents clean.)

    Book ID: 49418
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  • CORRIGAN. by Blackwood, Caroline.
    Blackwood, Caroline.
    CORRIGAN.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1985.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Corrigan is a gaunt, handsome Irishman in a wheelchair, and he manages to transform the life of a lonely widow, but who is he really? A novel which is part mystery, part love story, and wholly entertaining black comedy. 279 pp. ISBN: 0-670-804207.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 49247
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  • THE BOOK OF LIGHT. by Blake, Michelle.
    Blake, Michelle.
    THE BOOK OF LIGHT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2003). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third mystery in the unusual series featuring Episcopalian priest Lily Connor "whose passion for justice forces her to confront evil even when it dwells within the church." SIGNED on the title page. 215 pp. ISBN: 0-399150463.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 74426
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  • THE WIDOW-MAKERS. by Blankfort, Michael.
    Blankfort, Michael.
    THE WIDOW-MAKERS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1946. dj. Hardcover first edition - When their father disappears (he is actually murdered) in Portugal, three young - and rather precocious children - are pursued in New York City by an undercover group attempting to resurrect fascism after the defeat of Hitler in World War II - a group trying to destroy evidence that their father had gathered, and hidden in one of their books. Basis for the 1964 made for television movie, the first ever, "See How They Run." 249 pp..

    Condition: Very good in a good only dust jacket (usual light toning to the pages, tape repair to the of the dj at the corners of the flaps, chip at base of dj spine) .

    Book ID: 71451
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