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  • POETS AND MURDER. A Chinese Detective Story. by Van Gulik, Robert.
    Van Gulik, Robert.
    POETS AND MURDER. A Chinese Detective Story.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1972) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring Judge Dee (630-700 AD), set during the Tang dynasty, illustrated with 8 drawings by Van Gulik. Illustrated endpapers. Postscript. 174 pp. ISBN: 0-684125609.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (light toning to pages)

    Book ID: 78090
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  • THE BANDBOX. by Vance, Louis Joseph (1897-1933)
    Vance, Louis Joseph (1897-1933)
    THE BANDBOX.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: A. L. Burt, (1912). Hardcover - A novel which "bristles with breathless adventure, mistaken identities, detective investigations, romantic developments, and startling situations... It is a rousing story, told with a stimulating style, and culminating in love rewarded" Illustrated by Arthur I. Keller with a glossy frontispiece and three inserted plates. Basis of the 1919 film of the same name. 319 pp plus 6 pp ads.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated red boards with cream lettering,

    Book ID: 75073
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  • WHO KILLED PALOMINO MOLERO? by Vargas Llosa, Mario.
    Vargas Llosa, Mario.
    WHO KILLED PALOMINO MOLERO?

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1987) dj. Hardcover first edition - A detective novel by this Nobel Prize winning author: "Set on an air force base in Peru, where a young airman is found tortured and murdered. An entertaining and brilliantly plotted mystery, this book also takes up one of Vargas Llosa's great themes: despair at how difficult it is to be an honest man in a society based on a corruption of motives and feelings." Translated from the Spanish by Alfred Mac Adam. 151 pp. Dust jacket by Honi Werner. ISBN: 0-374289786.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket. (remainder mark, tiny nick to upper edge of dj)

    Book ID: 74857
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  • THE SILVER CLOUD CAFE. by Vea, Alfredo.
    Vea, Alfredo.
    THE SILVER CLOUD CAFE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's second book, a novel set in San Francisco's Mission District, a study of the mix of race and culture in the US and also a gripping murder mystery. 343 pp,. ISBN: 0-525-940774.

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

    Book ID: 26986
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  • PLAYING WITH FIRE. by Veder, Bob.
    Veder, Bob.
    PLAYING WITH FIRE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Linden Press / Simon & Schuster, 1980. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, set in the small town of Fallsview, NY, a town seemingly like others within a few hours of the city - until an arsonist set about burning down the whole town - the houses and businesses - and the town's terrified citizens, under the strain of increasing suspense and horror, begin to view even their oldest friends and neighbors as enemies. 250 pp. Review copy with publisher's letter and slip laid in. ISBN: 0-671254596.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (creases to dj flaps).

    Book ID: 78310
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  • MISS GARNET'S ANGEL. by Vickers, Sally.
    Vickers, Sally.
    MISS GARNET'S ANGEL.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Harper Collins, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel - one which defies categorization - it is a historical mystery, a love story, and a retelling of The Book of Tobit, from the Apocrypha. "What begins as a beautifully-written, gentle tale of a woman coming to life, slowly deepens into something more intriguing as Vickers takes up issues of good and evil, sexuality, religion and belief. Just as one can happily wander the streets of Venice until one finds oneself lost and fear sets in, the reader is lulled by her artful prose until ensnared." (Oxford Times) SIGNED on the title page. Map frontispiece and map endpapers. Author's note. 342 pp. ISBN: 0-002261154.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket. (usual toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 73978
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  • THE MYSTERY OF THE OLD THORNDYKE. by Waldschmidt, Jean.
    Waldschmidt, Jean.
    THE MYSTERY OF THE OLD THORNDYKE.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Thomas Nelson & Sons, (1955) dj. Hardcover first edition - When their professor-father breaks his leg, two boys are sent to Carson City - the former end of the Texas cattle drives - to oversee the demolition of the now derelict old hotel which had been a glittering monument for cowboys on the trail back in the 1870s. 189 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (usual toning to the pages, sunning to the spine of the dust jacket)

    Book ID: 59369
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  • MEG: The Secret of the Witch's Stairway. #2 by Walker, Holly Beth. (pseudonym for Gladys Baker Bond.)
    Walker, Holly Beth. (pseudonym for Gladys Baker Bond.)
    MEG: The Secret of the Witch's Stairway. #2

    Edition: Hardcover edition.

    Racine, WI: Whitman, (1967). Hardcover - A Whitman "Tween Age Book" - not too hard and not too easy for inbetween readers. Illustrated in orange on white. Illustrated endpapers. The second title in the Meg mystery series. In addition to writing the first 6 books of the Meg Duncan series, Bond wrote 3 of the books in the Trixie Belden series in the late 1970's (#17, 21 and 25.). ISBN: 0-307-215288.

    Condition: Good condition only (front hinge cracked, corners bumped usual toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 63895
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  • MEG AND THE DISAPPEARING DIAMONDS .#1. by Walker, Holly Beth. (pseudonym for Gladys Baker Bond.)
    Walker, Holly Beth. (pseudonym for Gladys Baker Bond.)
    MEG AND THE DISAPPEARING DIAMONDS .#1.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    Racine, WI: Western Publishing Company, Inc., (1968.). A Whitman "Tween Age Book" - not too hard and not too easy for in-between readers. Illustrated by Cliff Schule. The first book in the Meg mystery series. In addition to writing the first six books of the Meg Duncan series, Bond wrote three of the books in the Trixie Belden series in the late 1970s (#17, 21 and 25.) As an indication of just how popular these books can be with girls, my daughter named her part-Siamese cat 'Thunder' after Meg's cat. 136 pp. ISBN: 0-307-21527x.

    Condition: Good only in illustrated covers (usual toning to pages, wear to corners and ends of spine, hinges starting)

    Book ID: 63046
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  • MEG AND THE DISAPPEARING DIAMONDS .#1. by Walker, Holly Beth. (pseudonym for Gladys Baker Bond.)
    Walker, Holly Beth. (pseudonym for Gladys Baker Bond.)
    MEG AND THE DISAPPEARING DIAMONDS .#1.

    Edition: First edition.

    Racine, WI: Western Publishing Company, Inc., (1968.). A Whitman "Tween Age Book" - in-between books for in-between readers. Very well illustrated with both full color double page spreads and double page duo-tone drawings as well as smaller drawings by Cliff Schule. The first book in the Meg mystery series. In addition to writing the first six books of the Meg Duncan series, Bond wrote three of the books in the Trixie Belden series in the late 1970s (#17, 21 and 25.) As an indication of just how popular these books can be with girls, my daughter named her part-Siamese cat 'Thunder' after Meg's cat. 156 pp. plus 1 pp advertisement for other tweenage books, does not list any other…

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    Racine, WI: Western Publishing Company, Inc., (1968.). A Whitman "Tween Age Book" - in-between books for in-between readers. Very well illustrated with both full color double page spreads and double page duo-tone drawings as well as smaller drawings by Cliff Schule. The first book in the Meg mystery series. In addition to writing the first six books of the Meg Duncan series, Bond wrote three of the books in the Trixie Belden series in the late 1970s (#17, 21 and 25.) As an indication of just how popular these books can be with girls, my daughter named her part-Siamese cat 'Thunder' after Meg's cat. 156 pp. plus 1 pp advertisement for other tweenage books, does not list any other titles in this series. Reprinted many times, the first edition is rather uncommon and at 8 3/8 inches it is slightly taller than later printings. Whitman 1759. Full-color double page illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 0-307-21527x.

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    Condition: Near fine in matt finished illustrated boards (usual light toning to pages, a bit of wear to ends of spine).

    Book ID: 79124
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  • LOXFINGER: A Thrilling Adventure of Hebrew Secret Agent Oy-Oy-7. by Weinstein, Sol,
    Weinstein, Sol,
    LOXFINGER: A Thrilling Adventure of Hebrew Secret Agent Oy-Oy-7.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    New York: Pocket Books, (1965.). First edition - An Israel Bond thriller. An over-the-top parady. as issued. Trade paperback. 127 pp.

    Condition: Good in glossy illustrated wrappers (prev owner's name, toning to the covers,)

    Book ID: 57566
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  • West, Morris.
    HARLEQUIN.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Morrow, (1974.) dj. Hardcover - Thriller set in the world of violence for hire, but also a book which explores the nature of good and evil in the modern world. 275 pp. Dust jacket by Paul Bacon. ISBN: 0-688-003095.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 46945
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  • HARLEQUIN. by West, Morris.
    West, Morris.
    HARLEQUIN.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Morrow, (1974.) dj. Hardcover - Thriller set in the world of violence for hire, but also a book which explores the nature of good and evil in the modern world. 243 pp. Dust jacket by Paul Bacon. ISBN: 0-688-003095.

    Condition: Near fine in a good dustjacket (minor edgewear, creasing to dj.)

    Book ID: 46946
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  • FIRST CLASS MALE. by West, Raven,
    West, Raven,
    FIRST CLASS MALE.

    Edition: First edition.

    Deerfield Beach, FL: Lighthouse Press, Inc., (2001). SIGNED first edition - Set in upstate New York, this is the story of "a small town postmaster who triumphs over a ruthless District Attorney, a mysterious adversary, an unsympathetic public and finally his own heart." SIGNED on the title page. 365 pp. ISBN: 0-971191530.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (appears unread, lower corner slightly bumped). Promotional card laid in.

    Book ID: 77162
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  • AN AMERICAN TRAVELER: True Tales of Adventure, Travel, and Sport. by White, Randy Wayne.
    White, Randy Wayne.
    AN AMERICAN TRAVELER: True Tales of Adventure, Travel, and Sport.

    Edition: First printing.

    Guilford, Connecticut : The Lyons Press, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of essays on his adventures in Costa Rica, with Peter Blake and the New Zealand sailing team, crocodile hunting in Australia, diving with the great white sharks in South Africa and much more by the author best known for his Doc Ford mysteries - but who has also been a fishing guide and the author of the "Out There" column for Outside magazine. SIGNED on the title page. xv, 195 pp. ISBN: 1592280331.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 68994
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  • MANNER OF DEATH. by White, Stephen.
    White, Stephen.
    MANNER OF DEATH.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Dutton, (1999). First edition - The seventh Alan Gregory thriller. 354 pp.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers (crease to upper corner of back cover.)

    Book ID: 74446
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  • MANNER OF DEATH. by White, Stephen.
    White, Stephen.
    MANNER OF DEATH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1999) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An Alan Gregory thriller. SIGNED on the title page. 356 pp. ISBN: 0-525-944400.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61036
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  • CRITICAL CONDITIONS. by White, Stephen.
    White, Stephen.
    CRITICAL CONDITIONS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An Alan Gregory thriller, set in Colorado. SIGNED on the title page. 310 pp. ISBN: 0-525-94270x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61037
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  • ANGEL ROCK. by Williams, Darren.
    Williams, Darren.
    ANGEL ROCK.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002. dj. Hardcover first edition - Award winning Australian author's second novel and the first to be published in the United States. Set in a hardscrabble, back country town in 1969, this begins with two half-brothers who get lost in the wild wooded countryside around the small town of Angel Rock. Only the eldest, 13-year-old Tom, finds his way home. A story of pyschological suspense. 304 pp. ISBN: 0-375-415517.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 42456
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  • THE DECEPTION OF THE EMERALD RING. by Willig, Lauren.
    Willig, Lauren.
    THE DECEPTION OF THE EMERALD RING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (2006.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Third book in this series involving grad student Eloise Kelly, who is researching the secret identity of England's master spy during the Napoleonic Wars. A fun book to read, a combination of chick lit and The Scarlet Pimpernel. Author's historical note. 387 pp. ISBN: 0-525-949771.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 56246
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  • THE MASK OF THE BLACK TULIP. by Willig, Lauren.
    Willig, Lauren.
    THE MASK OF THE BLACK TULIP.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (2006.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Second book in this series involving grad student Eloise Kelly, who in the first book discovered the secret identity of England's master spy during the Napoleonic Wars, the Pink Carnation, and in this one, she is once unearthing clues about the Pink Carnation's nemesis, the French spy known as the Black Tulip. A fun book to read, a combination of chick lit and The Scarlet Pimpernel. Author's historical note. 406 pp. ISBN: 0-525-949208.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder line.)

    Book ID: 44955
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  • THE TEMPTATION OF THE NIGHT JASMINE. by Willig, Lauren.
    Willig, Lauren.
    THE TEMPTATION OF THE NIGHT JASMINE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (2009.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Fifth book in the Pink Carnations series, a "lighthearted, romantic and suspenseful novel about the most elusive spy of all time." A fun book to read, a combination of chick lit and The Scarlet Pimpernel. Author's historical note. 388 pp. ISBN: 9780525950967.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 56310
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  • THE MASK OF THE BLACK TULIP. by Willig, Lauren.
    Willig, Lauren.
    THE MASK OF THE BLACK TULIP.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (2006.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Second book in this series involving grad student Eloise Kelly, who in the first book discovered the secret identity of England's master spy during the Napoleonic Wars, the Pink Carnation, and in this one, she is once unearthing clues about the Pink Carnation's nemesis, the French spy known as the Black Tulip. A fun book to read, a combination of chick lit and The Scarlet Pimpernel. Author's historical note. 406 pp. ISBN: 0-525-949208.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (usual toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 51150
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  • PANACEA. by Wilson, F. Paul.
    Wilson, F. Paul.
    PANACEA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2016) dj. Hardcover first edition - A medical thriller by this award-winning writer. "Two secret societies vie for control of the ultimate medical miraclePanacea. Medical examiner Laura Fanning has two charred corpses and no answers. Both bear a mysterious tattoo but exhibit no known cause of death. Their only connection to one another is a string of puzzling miracle cures. Her preliminary investigation points to a cult in the possession of the fabled panaceathe substance that can cure all ills." 383 pp. ISBN: 978-0765385161.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 75314
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  • MYSTERY OF THE LAUGHING MASK. by Wirt, Mildred A.
    Wirt, Mildred A.
    MYSTERY OF THE LAUGHING MASK.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Cupples & Leon Company, (1940.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The eighth title (and last one listed) in the series "Mystery Stories for Girls" - a rather uncommon book by the author of the original Nancy Drew books. Set in Florida, in the Everglades and at a small beach town, this feautures a girl working for a naturalist for the summer. Glossy frontispiece. 203 pp plus 7 pp of the first chapter from 'The Runaway Caravan,' the first in another Wirt series of books called Trailer Stories for Girls.

    Condition: Very good+ in orange cloth with navy lettering in a good dust jacket (dust jacket lists just 7 titles). Gift inscription on the illustrated front endpapers in the box provided for this, usual light toning to pages, chip to upper front corner of dj, slight loss at ends of spine, but overall a clean and tight book in an attractive dust jacket and uncommon thus.

    Book ID: 47849
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  • PROVIDENCE. by Wolff, Geoffrey
    Wolff, Geoffrey
    PROVIDENCE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (1986.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel which describes the effect of violence on five people - but also a novel in which the setting, the city of Providence, Rhode Island, plays a large part. Providence is a city "big enough to have neighborhoods, small enough so that everyone knows overone. . . steeped in history and corruption, [a] rough and pretty old Yankee port. . . the biggest organized crime operation in New England jostles with and sometimes runs the action at City Hall." 217 pp. ISBN: 0-670804614.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 63912
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  • NEVER MIND MURDER. by Wosmek, Frances.
    Wosmek, Frances.
    NEVER MIND MURDER.

    Edition: First printing.

    Philadelphia: Westminster Press, (1977) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery for older children and young adults, involving a seemingly abandoned - or haunted? - house on the coast of Massachusetts. 140 pp. ISBN: 0-66432620X.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall good condition in a near fine unmarked dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78192
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  • STRANGE SEED. by Wright, T. M.
    Wright, T. M.
    STRANGE SEED.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Everest House, (1978.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "A contemporary novel of unutterable terror." The author's first novel - dust jacket praise from Stephen King who called it "a hypnotic journey into darkness. You'll be a long time forgetting this book - if you ever do." The story of a young couple who move to a small farm in upstate New York. (Barron, Horror Literature 4-337, Reginald 37369. etc.) 272 pp. ISBN: 0-89696-0218.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (stamp of prev owner on front endpaper)

    Book ID: 59789
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  • STRANGE SEED. by Wright, T. M.
    Wright, T. M.
    STRANGE SEED.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Everest House, (1978.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "A contemporary novel of unutterable terror." The author's first novel - dust jacket praise from Stephen King who called it "a hypnotic journey into darkness. You'll be a long time forgetting this book - if you ever do." The story of a young couple who move to a small farm in upstate New York. (Barron, Horror Literature 4-337, Reginald 37369. etc.) 272 pp. ISBN: 0-89696-0218.

    Condition: Very near fine in near fine dust jacket (inconspicuous remainder line, price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 52716
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  • THE ANGEL'S GAME. by Zafon, Carlos Ruiz.
    Zafon, Carlos Ruiz.
    THE ANGEL'S GAME.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (2009) dj. Hardcover first edition - Another literate bibliomystery, set in a "dark gothic universe" in Barcelona, Spain, by the author of "The Shadow of the Wind." Translated from the Spanish by Lucia Graves. 531 pp. ISBN: 9780385528702.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated boards in a fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64314
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