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  • ADRENALINE. by Abbott, Jeff.
    Abbott, Jeff.
    ADRENALINE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Grand Central Publishing, (2011). First edition - An international thriller introducing Sam Capra, CIA agent in London, husband and soon-to-be-father -but when a bomb blows the CIA office to smithereens and he only survives because his wife told him to get outside, he is imprisoned and tortured for months, since he is either a traitor himself or a fool - when he is finally released - set up as bait - he encounters another group dedicated to justice - Enthralling, violent and yet still human. Laid in a card with some cocktail recipes from Sam's bars. 400 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 82669
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  • Adler-Olsen, Jussi.
    THE KEEPER OF LOST CAUSES.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Dutton, (2011) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first thriller by this award-winning Danish writer to be published in the US, and the first Department Q Novel. It introduces chief detective Carl Morck, who was one on Copenhagen's best homicide detectives, until a bullet almost took his life and left one of his teammates dead, the other paralyzed. To solve the problem of what to do with him, he is "promoted" to run Department Q, a new special investigations division to take a look at cold cases that turns out to be a department of one (and his assistant/driver, a Syrian immigrant named Hassan). Translated by Lisa Hartford. Definitely worth reading. 395 pp. ISBN: 978-0525952480.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78146
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  • RIVER OF DARKNESS. by Airth, Rennie
    Airth, Rennie
    RIVER OF DARKNESS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Viking, (1999). First edition - Novel introducing Detective Inspector John Madden of Scotland Yard, a book which is both a meticulously chronicled police procedural set in 1921, as the police were adjusting to the new forensic science, and use of the insights provided by psychology, and also a look at how the effects of the Great War continue long after its end. Winner of the Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere for best international crime novel in 2000 and was nominated for the Edgar, Anthony, and Macavity awards in the United States, Highly recommended. 386 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 83977
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  • PELAGIA AND THE WHITE BULLDOG. by Akunin, Boris.
    Akunin, Boris.
    PELAGIA AND THE WHITE BULLDOG.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, (2006). SIGNED (on a bookplate), hardcover first edition - The first Sister Pelagia mystery, set at the end of the 19th century in a small town in Russia, where a bulldog has been found poisoned. When Sister Pelagia is summoned by the bishop to investigate this, things take a more sinister turn with the headless body of a man and a young boy found in the river. Translated from the Russian by Andrew Bromfield. SIGNED bookplate laid in. 295 pp. ISBN: 0-297848623.

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

    Book ID: 82709
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  • THE WINTER QUEEN. by Akunin, Boris. (preudonym of Grigory Chkhartishvili)
    Akunin, Boris. (preudonym of Grigory Chkhartishvili)
    THE WINTER QUEEN.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, (2003). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery introducing Moscow detective Erast Petrovich Fandorin, set in 1873 Moscow where a young law student has just committed suicide. Translated by Andrew Bromfield. the first book by Akunin to be published in the UK. SIGNED on the title page by the translator, Andrew Bromfield. 249 pp. ISBN: 0-297829742.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (light toning to the pages, few spots on bottom edge).

    Book ID: 82710
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  • THYME OF DEATH by Albert, Susan Wittig
    Albert, Susan Wittig
    THYME OF DEATH

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner's, (1992) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's first mystery novel, introducing former attorney and now herbalist, China Bayles. INSCRIBED on the half title page. 260 pp. ISBN: 0-684195224.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83003
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  • ICEWATER MANSIONS. by Allyn, Doug.
    Allyn, Doug.
    ICEWATER MANSIONS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1995) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery introducing Michelle "Mitch" Mitchell, deep sea diver and marine oilfield construction worker and single mother, who returns to Northern Michigan upon the death of her father, leaving behind her diving work in the Gulf of Mexico. After she takes over running the combination dive shop and bar-restaurant, she begins to discover that maybe her father's death was not an accident after all. SIGNED on the title page. An interesting new series by this Edgar award winning author. 247 pp. ISBN: 0-312118295.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82080
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  • THE CHEERIO KILLINGS. by Allyn, Doug.
    Allyn, Doug.
    THE CHEERIO KILLINGS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1989) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel (although he had already won several awards for his short stories) introducing Hispanic homicide detective Lupe Garcia. Set in Detroit's music world, one Allyn knows well as a co-leader for a Midwest rock group. SIGNED on the title page. Laid in is a brief typed, signed letter to collector Larry Owens. 252 pp. ISBN: 0-312033028.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82087
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  • ASSASSIN. by Anderson, James.
    Anderson, James.
    ASSASSIN.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1969) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first crime novel, and the first in the series featuring Mikael Josef Petros. Petros was awaiting death by hanging in a Central European death cell - and then he was offered a way out. He could buy his freedom by assassinating the President of the neighbouring state. To ensure his good faith. he was injected with a fatal drug that would kill him inside four months, unless he could prove that he had completed his mission and returned for the antidote. An Inner Sanctum mystery. 219 pp. ISBN: 0-671207741.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78672
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  • TENSLEEP. by Andrews, Sarah.
    Andrews, Sarah.
    TENSLEEP.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Macmillan, (1994) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An unusual debut novel - introduces Em Hansen, a mudlogger - set in the oil fields of Wyoming - the author is a geologist herself. Author's note. 280 pp. ISBN: 1-883402-336.

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

    Book ID: 65627
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  • FULL SPECTRUM. by [Anthology] Aronica, Lou and Shawna McCarthy, editors.
    [Anthology] Aronica, Lou and Shawna McCarthy, editors.
    FULL SPECTRUM.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Bantam, 1988. First edition - The first book in this series, issued a paperback original. Contains 25 original stories by Lisa Goldstein, Gregory Benford, Thomas M. Disch, Jack McDevitt, Norman Spinrad, Nancy Kress, James Morrow, Pat Murphy, Kevin J. Anderson, Charles Oberndorf and many others. Introduction by Lou Aronica. 384 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in printed blue wrappers (sunning to spine and edges of covers.)

    Book ID: 79832
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  • THE BECKET FACTOR. by Anthony, Michael David (1942 - 2003)
    Anthony, Michael David (1942 - 2003)
    THE BECKET FACTOR.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Colllins Crime Club, (1990) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, and the first in a short series of novels centered around Canterbury Cathedral. A blend of murder, espionage and politics, this features "Colonel Richard Harrison, retired from government service, acts as secretary to the Diocesan Dilapidations Board at Canterbury Cathedral and lives on the grounds with his crippled wife. Shortly after the mysterious death of Canon Cratchley, an old cohort asks Harrison to nose around: Cratchley's book-in-progress seems to blacken the character of the favored candidate for the new Archbishop of Canterbury. Crypt renovations, meanwhile, have uncovered a medieval coffin possibly containing the remains of Thomas Becket." (Library Journal) 254 pp. ISBN: 0-002323206.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 77817
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  • NO MERCY. by Armstrong, Lori.
    Armstrong, Lori.
    NO MERCY.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Touchstone / Simon & Schuster, (2010). SIGNED first edition - The first book in a new series by this award-winning author, introducing Mercy Gunderson, "a straight shooter with a hard edge. On medical leave from the army, she returns home to South Dakota, which isn't much safer for her than Iraq. Arriving just after the death of her father, it is up to Mercy to decide what to do with the family ranch and try to deal with her irresponsible sister and nephew. Feeling guilty that she didn't make it home soon enough to see her father one last time, Mercy is suddenly pulled into the local community when the body of an Indian boy is found…

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    New York: Touchstone / Simon & Schuster, (2010). SIGNED first edition - The first book in a new series by this award-winning author, introducing Mercy Gunderson, "a straight shooter with a hard edge. On medical leave from the army, she returns home to South Dakota, which isn't much safer for her than Iraq. Arriving just after the death of her father, it is up to Mercy to decide what to do with the family ranch and try to deal with her irresponsible sister and nephew. Feeling guilty that she didn't make it home soon enough to see her father one last time, Mercy is suddenly pulled into the local community when the body of an Indian boy is found on her land." SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 305 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 83123
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  • NO MERCY. by Armstrong, Lori.
    Armstrong, Lori.
    NO MERCY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Touchstone / Simon & Schuster, (2010) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first book in a new series by this award-winning author, introducing Mercy Gunderson, "a straight shooter with a hard edge. On medical leave from the army, she returns home to South Dakota, which isn't much safer for her than Iraq. Arriving just after the death of her father, it is up to Mercy to decide what to do with the family ranch and try to deal with her irresponsible sister and nephew. Feeling guilty that she didn't make it home soon enough to see her father one last time, Mercy is suddenly pulled into the local community when the body of an Indian boy…

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    New York: Touchstone / Simon & Schuster, (2010) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first book in a new series by this award-winning author, introducing Mercy Gunderson, "a straight shooter with a hard edge. On medical leave from the army, she returns home to South Dakota, which isn't much safer for her than Iraq. Arriving just after the death of her father, it is up to Mercy to decide what to do with the family ranch and try to deal with her irresponsible sister and nephew. Feeling guilty that she didn't make it home soon enough to see her father one last time, Mercy is suddenly pulled into the local community when the body of an Indian boy is found on her land." SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 305 pp. ISBN: 978-1416590958.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83124
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  • GAY'S YEAR ON SUNSET ISLAND, #1 in series. by Aspinwall, Marguerite.
    Aspinwall, Marguerite.
    GAY'S YEAR ON SUNSET ISLAND, #1 in series.

    Edition: Reprint.

    Cleveland, Ohio: Goldsmith Publishing, (c 1926). Hardcover - The first novel in this two book series, in which Gay Annersley, niece and adopted daughter of the Jennings, tells of how - after her uncle's bank failed - another uncle took her to Sunset Island in the West Indies, where the Pirate Morgan was reputed to have buried his treasure. 242 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in orange boards with black lettering (rather severe toning to the pages, corners bumped) , no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83934
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  • CROSSROAD BLUES: A Nick Travers Mystery. by Atkins, Ace
    Atkins, Ace
    CROSSROAD BLUES: A Nick Travers Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (1998.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first book and the first in the series featuring Nick Travers, an ex-New Orleans Saint turned blues historian at Tulane University. A novel which intertwines two mysteries - the murder of celebrated bluesman Robert Greenwod in 1938 and the disappearance of a Tulane professor who is following rumors of unknown Johnson recordings. SIGNED on the title page. 226 pp. ISBN: 0-312-192541.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83238
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  • CASE HISTORIES. by Atkinson, Kate.
    Atkinson, Kate.
    CASE HISTORIES.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Boston: Little Brown, (2004.). First edition - Award-winning author's fourth novel, and the first of her literary crime fiction books featuring private detective Jackson Brodie. Very highly recommended. 310 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers. A very uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 65728
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  • STRIPPED BARE. by Baker, Shannon.
    Baker, Shannon.
    STRIPPED BARE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2016). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery set in the Nebraska Sandhills, where the owner of a ranch -who was considering selling to a rich environmentalist - has been killed, and Kate Fox's husband, the sheriff of Grand County, has been shot and may never walk again. SIGNED on the title page. 288 pp. ISBN: 978-0765385444.

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

    Book ID: 72213
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  • THE BOY RANCHERS or Solving the Mystery at Diamond X. by Baker, Willard F.
    Baker, Willard F.
    THE BOY RANCHERS or Solving the Mystery at Diamond X.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Cupples & Leon. (1921). Hardcover - Frontispiece. The first book in the series. Two Eastern boys visit their cousin and become involved in a mystery. 210 pp plus 2 pp of publisher's ads.

    Condition: Good overall in illustrated beige cloth - corners slightly bumped, some toning to pages and overall wear.

    Book ID: 83915
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  • MIDDLE SCHOOL BITES. by Banks, Steven.
    Banks, Steven.
    MIDDLE SCHOOL BITES.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Holiday House, (2020). SIGNED first edition - The first book in a humorous new series for older children. "Tom can't help that he's hungry, howling and half dead. Thanks to a series of unfortunate bites, eleven-year old Tom is now part vampire, part werewolf and part zombie - just in time for the first day of middle school." SIGNED by the author on the title page. Illustrated with drawings by Mark Fearing. 295 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 81489
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  • THE THIEF-TAKER: Memoirs of a Bow Street Runner. by Banks, T. F. (pseudonym of Sean Russell and Ian Dennis)
    Banks, T. F. (pseudonym of Sean Russell and Ian Dennis)
    THE THIEF-TAKER: Memoirs of a Bow Street Runner.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, (2001). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first book in the Bow Street Runner series. "June 1815. Regency-era London comes vividly to life in this darkly atmospheric mystery. Against this enthralling backdrop - when Napoleon, Wellington, and Lord Byron ruled the world stage - and featuring a lively cast of rabble-rousers and miscreants, constables and aristocrats, it weaves an unforgettable tale of jealousy, revenge, and inconsolable love." SIGNED on the title page. 276 pp. ISBN: 0-385335717.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75870
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  • STRIVING WITH GODS. by Bannister, Jo.
    Bannister, Jo.
    STRIVING WITH GODS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1984. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's fourth novel, one which introduces Clio Rees, who has given up her practice as a physician to write mysteries. 178 pp. Jacket by Bob Korn. ISBN: 0-38519482X.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (light remainder spray to bottom edge)

    Book ID: 77159
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  • HEADLOCK: A Jeff Reynolds Mystery. by Barer, Burl.
    Barer, Burl.
    HEADLOCK: A Jeff Reynolds Mystery.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Vancouver, WA: Deadly Alibi Press Ltd, (2000). SIGNED first edition - Introduces author and private eye Jeff Reynolds, who has been hired by "a paranoid recluse" and lured "into a complex web of deception, conspiracy, and murder where delusions are deadly, and life after death can be hell. Several popular mystery writers, including G.M. Ford and Tony Fennelly, make cameo appearances in this clever and quirky adventure set in Walla Walla, Washington." SIGNED on the title page and dated 8/19/00, in the year of publication. 234 pp. ISBN: 1-886199094.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 75880
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  • ORBITAL RESONANCE by Barnes, John
    Barnes, John
    ORBITAL RESONANCE

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (1991) dj. Hardcover first edition - The third novel set in the near future by a writer whom Orson Scott Card and Poul Anderson compare to Heinlein. Nebula award finalist. The first of the four books in the "Century Next Door" series. 214 pp. ISBN: 0-312852061.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 79782
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  • A TROUBLE OF FOOLS by Barnes, Linda
    Barnes, Linda
    A TROUBLE OF FOOLS

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1987.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Award-winning first book in the mystery series featuring 6 foot 1, ex-cop, part-time Boston cab driver and new private investigator, Carlotta Carlyle. INSCRIBED on the title page. "for -- with best regards from Carlotta and me" 208 pp. ISBN: 0-312-011008.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 74406
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  • MAC UNDERCOVER: Mac B., Kid Spy. by Barnett, Mac.
    Barnett, Mac.
    MAC UNDERCOVER: Mac B., Kid Spy.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scholastic / Orchard Books, (2018). Hardcover first edition - The first book in a humorous new series of early chapter books - "Before Mac Barnett was an author, he was a kid. And while he was a kid, he was a spy. Not just any spy. But a spy...for the Queen of England. . . with fascinating historical facts masterfully sprinkled throughout, this series offers adventure, intrigue, absurdity, history and humor." SIGNED by Mac Barnett on the title page. Tri-color (orange and blue) illustrations by Mike Lowery throughout. 150 pp. ISBN: 978-1338143591.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 74984
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  • THE TERRIBLE TWO. by Barnett, Mac and Jory John
    Barnett, Mac and Jory John
    THE TERRIBLE TWO.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Amulet Books / Harry N. Abrams, (2015). SIGNED first edition - The first book in this series for early readers about two terrible pranksters at school - a series "that celebrates inventiveness, friendship, and the power of teamwork - for good, or for terrible." SIGNED by Jory John on the title page. Illustrated with drawings by Kevin Cornell. 220 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (some wear at the top of the spine)

    Book ID: 83951
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  • TRACK OF THE CAT. by Barr, Nevada.
    Barr, Nevada.
    TRACK OF THE CAT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1993.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Murder in the Guadalupe mountains of West Texas. The author's second book and her first mystery, introducing park ranger Anna Pigeon. (Barr was a National Parks ranger herself at the time she wrote this book.) SIGNED on the title page. Winner of the Anthony and Agatha awards for best first mystery. 238 pp. ISBN: 0-380-721643.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83027
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  • THE INNOCENTS. by Barre, Richard.
    Barre, Richard.
    THE INNOCENTS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (1995.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first novel in his award winning series featuring Southern California P.I. Wil Hardesty. In 1990 a flash flood unearths the skeletons of seven murdered children. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Winner of the Shamus award. 234 pp. ISBN: 0-425-169030.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83028
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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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