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  • PAST REGRET. by Babson, Marian.
    Babson, Marian.
    PAST REGRET.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Collins / Crime Club, (1990). Hardcover first edition - A novel that begins with the disappearance of Connie Sawyer, an American spending her junior year at a London university. "Easter break is over, but Connie, along with several others, has not returned to her classes - -and back in the US, Connie's mother, Dee, hasn't had a letter in weeks. . . . . Dee flies to London, leaving behind her indifferent, philandering husband Hal, settles into a hotel, and starts asking questions. She's soon joined by a widower Stan Thatchpole, whose daughter Alison has also gone missing. The dean is concerned with making no waves; the police are no help; but Dee and Stan do find allies…

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    London: Collins / Crime Club, (1990). Hardcover first edition - A novel that begins with the disappearance of Connie Sawyer, an American spending her junior year at a London university. "Easter break is over, but Connie, along with several others, has not returned to her classes - -and back in the US, Connie's mother, Dee, hasn't had a letter in weeks. . . . . Dee flies to London, leaving behind her indifferent, philandering husband Hal, settles into a hotel, and starts asking questions. She's soon joined by a widower Stan Thatchpole, whose daughter Alison has also gone missing. The dean is concerned with making no waves; the police are no help; but Dee and Stan do find allies - or are they enemies? Meanwhile, Connie, a victim of amnesia, is trying to put together a new life, wondering why incoherent, fleeting glimpses of the past are so terrifying.. . Crisp, spare, and absorbing to the last page." IKirkus Reviews) 180 pp. ISBN: 0-002323060.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 79164
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  • QUOTH THE RAVEN / GREAT BLACK KANBA. by Fischer, Bruno / Constance and Gwenyth Little.
    Fischer, Bruno / Constance and Gwenyth Little.
    QUOTH THE RAVEN / GREAT BLACK KANBA.

    Edition: First thus.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1945. dj. Hardcover first edition - A title in the Doubleday Crime Library. Two vintage mysteries, originally published in 1944 here in a one volume combined edition. Each novel has its own title page, synopsis and is paginated separately. The Fischer novel is set in New York City, while that of the Little sisters involves a trip by a young woman with amnesia on the Trans-Australian Express. 207, 188 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket. (gift inscription dated Christmas 1945, some chipping and edgewear to the dj)

    Book ID: 78187
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  • Hunter, Evan
    BUDDWING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1964) dj. Hardcover first edition - A man awakes alone, in Central Park in New York, with no memory of who he is. A story of discovery by an author best known for the books he wrote under the pseudonym of Ed McBain. Basis for the Delbert Mann film "Mister Buddwing" featuring James Garner. 349 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in cream cloth with olive green spine with gilt lettering in a very good dust jacket (short to upper edge at side of spine, original price of 4.95 still present.)

    Book ID: 78987
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  • GARMENT OF SHADOWS. by King, Laurie R.
    King, Laurie R.
    GARMENT OF SHADOWS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (2012.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The twelfth suspense novel featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes, set in Morocco. SIGNED on the title page. Editor's note. 266 pp plus glossary. ISBN: 978-0553807998.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (a new copy but with a remainder dot)

    Book ID: 62331
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  • THE LOVE LETTERS. by Massie, Chris.
    Massie, Chris.
    THE LOVE LETTERS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Random House, (1944) dj. Hardcover first edition - Although written during World War II, this novel is set in the years immediately after the first World War - a man finds himself falling in love with a woman who has amnesia, but who is probably responsible for killing his soldier friend. Basis for the 1945 film of the same title, with a screenplay adapted by Ayn Rand and starring Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, and Ann Richards, and nominated for four Academy Awards, including a Best Actress in a Leading Role for Jones. 289 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (bookplate under dj flap, some edgewear to dj, loss of 1/8 inch at top of spine, original price of 2.50 still present.)

    Book ID: 77564
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  • LOVE WATER MEMORY. by Shortridge, Jennie.
    Shortridge, Jennie.
    LOVE WATER MEMORY.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Gallery / Simon & Schuster, (2013). SIGNED first edition - A novel which explores the complexities of identity and relationships. "Waking up knee-deep in the San Francisco Bay with no memory of her past, Lucie learns that she has a rare form of amnesia and reunites with a loving fiance she does not recognize only to discover unsettling truths about her own personality." SIGNED on the title page. 328 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 72449
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  • THE GIRL IN THE CELLAR. by Wentworth, Patricia (pseudonym of Dora Amy Elles Dillon Turnbull, 1878-1961.)
    Wentworth, Patricia (pseudonym of Dora Amy Elles Dillon Turnbull, 1878-1961.)
    THE GIRL IN THE CELLAR.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, (1961) dj. Hardcover first edition - The 32nd - and final - Miss Silver mystery. The story of a young woman who discovers a body at the foot of the cellar stairs but has no recollection of who she is or how she came to be there. 190 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (name on front endpaper).

    Book ID: 74252
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