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  • Forrest, Richard
    THE DEATH AT YEW CORNER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1981 dj. Hardcover first edition - 5th mystery featuring children's book writer Lyon Wentworth and his wife, State Senator, Bea Wentworth, set in Connecticut. 172 pp. ISBN: 0-03-0533864.

    Condition: Near fine in a somewhat worn dust jacket.

    Book ID: 14076
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  • THE DEATH AT YEW CORNER. by Forrest, Richard
    Forrest, Richard
    THE DEATH AT YEW CORNER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1981 dj. Hardcover first edition - 5th mystery featuring children's book writer Lyon Wentworth and his wife, State Senator, Bea Wentworth, set in Connecticut. 172 pp. ISBN: 0-03-0533864.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 34187
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  • SKELETON KEY. by Haddam, Jane (pseudonym of Orania Papazoglou).
    Haddam, Jane (pseudonym of Orania Papazoglou).
    SKELETON KEY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2000) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring Gregor Demarkian, retired chief of the FBI's Behavorial Sciences Unit, and author Bennis Hannaford. 276 pp. ISBN: 0-312-209096.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 60333
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  • PUSHING UP DAISIES: A Dirty Business Mystery. by Harris, Rosemary.
    Harris, Rosemary.
    PUSHING UP DAISIES: A Dirty Business Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2008) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first book featuring Paula Holliday, a former media exec who has moved from the big city to the suburbs to start her own gardening business. 291 pp. ISBN: 0-312369670.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder mark)

    Book ID: 62805
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  • PUTT TO DEATH: A Golf Lover's Mystery. by Isleib, Roberta.
    Isleib, Roberta.
    PUTT TO DEATH: A Golf Lover's Mystery.

    Edition: Paperback original - first printing.

    New York: Berkley, (2004). First edition - The second in her series of mysteries featuring golf pro Cassie Burdette snags, who is taking a break from the touring circuit to work at a plush golf resort in Connecticut - only to stumble upon the body of an unpopular member. 256 pp. ISBN: 0-425195309.

    Condition: Near fine (usual light toning to the pages, no creasing)

    Book ID: 79372
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  • Kunstler, James Howard.
    MAGGIE DARLING: A Modern Romance.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2004.). First edition - from the back cover: "She's the goddess of hearth and home, America's millionaire media maven of domesticity, Connecticut's most dazzling hostess, and everything in her world must be perfect - except that Maggie Darling's enviable life has suddenly gone off the rails. ..A rolicking, timely and perfectly refreshing comedy of manners." 324 pp.

    Condition: Fine in printed white wrappers.

    Book ID: 35389
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  • WE ARE WATER. by Lamb, Wally.
    Lamb, Wally.
    WE ARE WATER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2013) dj. Hardcover first edition - "A disquieting and ultimately uplifting novel about a marriage, a family, and human resilience in the face of tragedy. . . told in the alternating voices of the Ohs: nonconformist, Anna; her ex-husband, Orion, a psychologist; Ariane, the do-gooder daughter, and her twin, Andrew, the rebellious only son; and free-spirited Marissa, the youngest. It is also a portrait of modern America, exploring issues of class, changing social mores, the legacy of racial violence, and the nature of creativity and art." Based in part on the life and probable murder of Ellis Ruley, an African American outsider artist in Connecticut. Brief list of suggestions for further reading. 561 pp. ISBN: 9780061941023.

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

    Book ID: 58203
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  • WE ARE WATER. by Lamb, Wally.
    Lamb, Wally.
    WE ARE WATER.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harper Collins, (2013). SIGNED first edition - "A disquieting and ultimately uplifting novel about a marriage, a family, and human resilience in the face of tragedy. . . told in the alternating voices of the Ohs: nonconformist, Anna; her ex-husband, Orion, a psychologist; Ariane, the do-gooder daughter, and her twin, Andrew, the rebellious only son; and free-spirited Marissa, the youngest. It is also a portrait of modern America, exploring issues of class, changing social mores, the legacy of racial violence, and the nature of creativity and art." Based in part on the life and probable murder of Ellis Ruley, an African American outsider artist in Connecticut. SIGNED on the title page. 561 pp.

    Condition: Fine in blue and green wrappers with French flaps (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 58205
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  • WE ARE WATER. by Lamb, Wally.
    Lamb, Wally.
    WE ARE WATER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2013) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "A disquieting and ultimately uplifting novel about a marriage, a family, and human resilience in the face of tragedy. . . told in the alternating voices of the Ohs: nonconformist, Anna; her ex-husband, Orion, a psychologist; Ariane, the do-gooder daughter, and her twin, Andrew, the rebellious only son; and free-spirited Marissa, the youngest. It is also a portrait of modern America, exploring issues of class, changing social mores, the legacy of racial violence, and the nature of creativity and art." Based in part on the life and probable murder of Ellis Ruley, an African American outsider artist in Connecticut. SIGNED on the TITLE page (not a tipped in page). Brief list of suggestions for further reading. 561 pp. ISBN: 9780061941023.

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

    Book ID: 58204
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  • SAVAGE RANSOM. by Lippincott, David.
    Lippincott, David.
    SAVAGE RANSOM.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Rawson Associates Publishers, (1978) dj. Hardcover first edition - Set in a wealthy town on the Connecticut coast, this is "a novel of escalating terror about a young killer who starts out to test the limits of parents' love for their children and ends up losing himself in the process." One of those books so awful, both in terms of the writing and the unfolding horrors, but where you still find yourself compelled to finish reading. Very uncommon in the hardcover first edition. 278 pp. ISBN: 0-892560614.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (chip and short tears to rear cover of dj, original price of 8.95 still present)

    Book ID: 85227
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  • THE CHAMELEON VARIANT. by Mack, Carol K. and David Ehrenfeld.
    Mack, Carol K. and David Ehrenfeld.
    THE CHAMELEON VARIANT.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Dial Press, (1980) dj. Hardcover - A medical thriller set in a peaceful Connecticut coastal town, where a pediatrician has moved with his young daughter for a new start. A teen-age prank at a top-secret laboratory where recombinant DNA testing is being carried out, results in an accidental infection - first of the teenagers, who show signs of psychosis - and then of most of the town. 255 pp. ISBN: 0-803717482.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 85577
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  • PEMBA'S SONG: A Ghost Story. by Nelson, Marilyn and Tonya C. HegamIn.
    Nelson, Marilyn and Tonya C. HegamIn.
    PEMBA'S SONG: A Ghost Story.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Scholastic, (2008) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first collaboration between these two authors - Nelson (who wrote her earlier books under the name Waniek) is an award-winning poet and children's writer. The story of a 14 year old girl who moves from Brooklyn to "nowhere" Connecticut, but then has paranormal experiences which draw her into the life of a mulatto slave girl - Phyllys - who was murdered in that house. Much of this book is based on the history of Colchester, Connecticut - and Abraham Hajj, a history buff who lives there, appears in the book as a researcher who encourages Pemba to find out the truth. 129 pp. ISBN: 978-0545020763.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73084
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  • CHAIN OF EVIDENCE. by Pearson, Ridley.
    Pearson, Ridley.
    CHAIN OF EVIDENCE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (1995) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Suspense novel set in Hartford, Connecticut and featuring police lieutenant Joe Dartelli. SIGNED on the title page. 348 pp. ISBN: 0-78686172X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77504
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  • CHAIN OF EVIDENCE. by Pearson, Ridley.
    Pearson, Ridley.
    CHAIN OF EVIDENCE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (1995) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Suspense novel set in Hartford, Connecticut and featuring police lieutenant Joe Dartelli. SIGNED on the title page with the words "Don't break the chain." 348 pp. ISBN: 0-78686172X.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 63301
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  • THE GARDEN TOUR AFFAIR. by Ripley, Ann
    Ripley, Ann
    THE GARDEN TOUR AFFAIR.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Bantam, (1999.). First edition - Fourth mystery featuring organic gardener Louise Eldridge, set in Connecticut. 299 pp.

    Condition: Fine in printed blue wrappers

    Book ID: 59549
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  • THE GARDEN TOUR AFFAIR. by Ripley, Ann
    Ripley, Ann
    THE GARDEN TOUR AFFAIR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (1999.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Fourth mystery featuring organic gardener Louise Eldridge, set in Connecticut. 302 pp. ISBN: 0-553-106937.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 50572
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  • Schneider, Joyce Anne.
    DARKNESS FALLS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pocket Books, 1989. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first book, a mystery set in the coastal town of Grand Cove, Connecticut. ISBN: 0-671-673173.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (hint of spine slant)

    Book ID: 28434
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  • DOROTHY DIXON SOLVES THE CONWAY CASE #3. by Wayne, Dorothy (pseudonym of Noel Sainsbury)
    Wayne, Dorothy (pseudonym of Noel Sainsbury)
    DOROTHY DIXON SOLVES THE CONWAY CASE #3.

    Edition: Early printing.

    Chicago: Goldsmith Publishing, (1933.) dj. Hardcover - One of a series of books featuring teenage aviatrix Dorothy Dixon. Although these books were supposedly written by Noel Sainsbury's wife Dorothy, he was actually the author - and Bill Bolton, the character from one of Sainsbury's series, makes an appearance in each of these books. 252 pp.

    Condition: Good in orange cloth with black lettering in a good only dust jacket (usual toning to the pages, edgewear and chipping to the dj)

    Book ID: 70698
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  • DOROTHY DIXON WINS HER WINGS #1. by Wayne, Dorothy (pseudonym of Noel Sainsbury)
    Wayne, Dorothy (pseudonym of Noel Sainsbury)
    DOROTHY DIXON WINS HER WINGS #1.

    Edition: Early printing.

    Chicago: Goldsmith Publishing, (1933.). Hardcover - First book in this series featuring teenage aviatrix Dorothy Dixon. The young aviator Bill Bolton and his father are neighbors now of Dorothy and her father, and after Bill rescues her when he sailboat capsizes, he agrees to give her flying lessons. In addition to learning to fly, Bill and Dorothy track down a gang of bank robbers. Although these books were supposedly written by Noel Sainsbury's wife Dorothy, he was actually the author who "made Bill Bolton famous" as the main character from another one of his series. Comment in this book that Dorothy was named for Sainsbury's wife. 249 pp.plus 3 pp publisher's ads .

    Condition: Good condition in tan tweed patterned boards with black lettering (usual toning to the pages, corners slightly bumped, previous owner's name), no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76057
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  • DOROTHY DIXON AND THE MYSTERY PLANE #2. by Wayne, Dorothy (pseudonym of Noel Sainsbury)
    Wayne, Dorothy (pseudonym of Noel Sainsbury)
    DOROTHY DIXON AND THE MYSTERY PLANE #2.

    Edition: Early printing.

    Chicago: Goldsmith Publishing, (1933.). Hardcover - Second book in this series featuring teenage aviatrix Dorothy Dixon. In this one, she has obtained her pilot's license and has her own plane - an amphibian. Although these books were supposedly written by Noel Sainsbury's wife Dorothy, he was actually the author - and Bill Bolton, the character from one of his series, makes an appearance in each of these books. 251 pp.

    Condition: Good condition in blue cloth with black lettering (usual toning to the pages, corners slightly bumped), no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 68354
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