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  • THE JANUARY CORPSE by Albert, Neil
    Albert, Neil
    THE JANUARY CORPSE

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Walker, (1991.) dj. Hardcover - Author's first mystery - introduces disbarred Philadephia attorney and private investigator Dave Garrett - suspenseful, and with a surprising ending. 195 pp. ISBN: 0-8027-32062.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 42727
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  • THE JANUARY CORPSE by Albert, Neil
    Albert, Neil
    THE JANUARY CORPSE

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (1991.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's first mystery - introduces disbarred Philadephia attorney and private investigator Dave Garrett - suspenseful, and with a surprising ending. SIGNED on the title page. 195 pp. ISBN: 0-8027-32062.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82770
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  • Albert, Neil
    THE JANUARY CORPSE

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first mystery - introduces disbarred Philadephia attorney and private investigator Dave Garrett - suspenseful, and with a surprising ending. 195 pp. ISBN: 0-8027-32062.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual flaws, including some spine slant, but a good reading copy of a really good mystery, and in a near fine dustjacket (value is in dj.)

    Book ID: 6981
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  • THE JANUARY CORPSE by Albert, Neil
    Albert, Neil
    THE JANUARY CORPSE

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (1991.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first mystery - introduces disbarred Philadephia attorney and private investigator Dave Garrett - suspenseful, and with a surprising ending. 195 pp. ISBN: 0-8027-32062.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 58969
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  • THE DEATH DEALERS. by Asimov, Isaac.
    Asimov, Isaac.
    THE DEATH DEALERS.

    Edition: Paperback original - first printing.

    New York: Avon, (1958). First edition - From the back cover: "I found Ralph's body in the chemistry laboratory. The policy called it suicide. But I knew better. It was murder - cold-blooded, calculated murder! The trouble was, though, that if I told the police what I knew it would make me SUSPECT NUMBER ONE. . . the mystery-writing debut of one of the great science fiction writers of all-time." Avon Book # T-287, cover price 35c, good girl cover art. 189 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine (usual light toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 80624
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  • AUNT DIMITY'S DEATH. by Atherton, Nancy.
    Atherton, Nancy.
    AUNT DIMITY'S DEATH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking - Penguin, (1992.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first book in this delightful series. SIGNED on the title page with the words "Best wishes from me 'n Reg" and dated in the year of publication and with a small pink stamp of Reg. 244 pp plus a recipe,. ISBN: 0-670-844497.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 74421
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  • Ayres, Noreen.
    THE WORLD THE COLOR OF SALT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, 1992. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first mystery, introducing Smokey Brandon, ex-stripper and current forensic specialist with the Orange County Sheriff's department. 301 pp. ISBN: 0-688-108245.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 13272
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  • Ayres, Noreen.
    THE WORLD THE COLOR OF SALT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, 1992. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on the title page. The author's first mystery, introducing Smokey Brandon, ex-stripper and current forensic specialist with the Orange County Sheriff's department. 301 pp. ISBN: 0-688-108245.

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

    Book ID: 35565
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  • THE REMBRANDT PANEL by Banks, Oliver
    Banks, Oliver
    THE REMBRANDT PANEL

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1980.) dj. Hardcover first edition - First mystery by this art historian. Introduces Amos Hatcher. An art dealer and a down-at-the-heels art runner are found murdered in a gallery on Charles Street in Boston,. 268 pp. ISBN: 0-316-080217.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 52544
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  • Banks, Oliver
    THE REMBRANDT PANEL

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1980.) dj. Hardcover first edition - First mystery by this art historian. Introduces Amos Hatcher. An art dealer and a down-at-the-heels art runner are found murdered in a gallery on Charles Street in Boston,. 268 pp. ISBN: 0-316-080217.

    Condition: Very good+ in a very good dustjacket (dj is price-clipped, some light wear.)

    Book ID: 11424
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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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  • 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.) INSCRIBED 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 (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 74405
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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. Winner of the Shamus Award. 234 pp. ISBN: 0-425-169030.

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

    Book ID: 64614
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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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  • GUTSHOT STRAIGHT. by Berney, Lou.
    Berney, Lou.
    GUTSHOT STRAIGHT.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2011). SIGNED - His first crime novel, following an excellent collection of short stories. This features "professional wheel man, Charles 'Shake' Bouchon, too nice a guy for the life he's led and not nice enough for any other." SIGNED on the title page. 291 pp. ISBN: 978-0061766343.

    Condition: Good only - toning to pages, a few corners creased.

    Book ID: 72077
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  • GUTSHOT STRAIGHT. by Berney, Lou.
    Berney, Lou.
    GUTSHOT STRAIGHT.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2011). SIGNED - His first crime novel, following an excellent collection of short stories. This features "professional wheel man, Charles 'Shake' Bouchon, too nice a guy for the life he's led and not nice enough for any other." SIGNED on the title page. 291 pp. ISBN: 978-0061766343.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 75469
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  • GUTSHOT STRAIGHT. by Berney, Lou.
    Berney, Lou.
    GUTSHOT STRAIGHT.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2009). SIGNED first edition - His first crime novel, following an excellent collection of short stories. This features "professional wheel man, Charles 'Shake' Bouchon, too nice a guy for the life he's led and not nice enough for any other." SIGNED on the title page. 291 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (faint 'ok' on fore-edge of textblock).

    Book ID: 76421
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  • CHRISTINE FALLS. by Black, Benjamin (pseudonym for John Banville)
    Black, Benjamin (pseudonym for John Banville)
    CHRISTINE FALLS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Henry Holt, (2006). First edition - First mystery and first novel published under this pseudonym by Booker-award winning writer, John Banville. Set in Dublin, Ireland, it introduces pathologist Malachy Quirke. Nominated for an Edgar Award. 340 pp. Includes a bonus audio sampler CD.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 83076
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  • CHRISTINE FALLS. by Black, Benjamin (pseudonym for John Banville)
    Black, Benjamin (pseudonym for John Banville)
    CHRISTINE FALLS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2007.) dj. Hardcover first edition - First mystery and first novel published under this pseudonym by Booker-award winning writer, John Banville. Set in Dublin, Ireland, it introduces pathologist Malachy Quirke. Nominated for an Edgar Award. 340 pp. ISBN: 0-8050-81526.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 45084
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  • BILLINGSGATE SHOAL by Boyer, Rick
    Boyer, Rick
    BILLINGSGATE SHOAL

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1982. dj. Hardcover first edition - Edgar award winning first mystery - introduces Doc Adams, an oral surgeon and a "regular guy" whose curiosity about an apparently stranded fishing boat off Cape Cod leads him into danger and death. 272 pp. ISBN: 0-395-320410.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73922
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  • BILLINGSGATE SHOAL by Boyer, Rick
    Boyer, Rick
    BILLINGSGATE SHOAL

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1982. First edition - Edgar award winning first mystery - introduces Doc Adams, an oral surgeon and a "regular guy" whose curiosity about an apparently stranded fishing boat off Cape Cod leads him into danger and death. 272 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in printed orange wrappers - spine slant, wear at bottom of spine. An uncommon advance state.

    Book ID: 6078
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  • Boylan, Eleanor.
    WORKING MURDER: A Clara Gamadge Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1989) dj. Hardcover first edition - Written by the niece of Elizabeth Daly, the original creator of sleuth Henry Gamadge and his wife Clara. In this book, Clara, now widowed, has to solve a mystery alone. The author's first mystery. ISBN: 0-805010300.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 5519
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  • INVITATION TO A FUNERAL. by Brown, Molly .
    Brown, Molly .
    INVITATION TO A FUNERAL.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first mystery novel set in 1676 in Restoration London, one which recreates the London of Pepys and Dryden and interweaves fact and fiction as it features spy-turned-playwright Aphra Behn. "King Charles is on his rocky throne, surrounded by a full complement of spies, lackeys, and mistresses. . .. Nell Gwyn, a longtime favorite, is also still on the scene when a poet-playwright friend, Aphra Behn, enlists her help in the tutelage of would-be actress Elizabeth Decker, mistress of the Earl of Rochester, for the leading part in her newest playa move Aphra hopes will improve her near-penniless state." 288 pp. ISBN: 0-312185987.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 74118
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  • Brown, Molly .
    INVITATION TO A FUNERAL.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first mystery novel set in 1676 in Restoration London, one which recreates the London of Pepys and Dryden and interweaves fact and fiction as it features spy-turned-playwright Aphra Behn. "King Charles is on his rocky throne, surrounded by a full complement of spies, lackeys, and mistresses. . .. Nell Gwyn, a longtime favorite, is also still on the scene when a poet-playwright friend, Aphra Behn, enlists her help in the tutelage of would-be actress Elizabeth Decker, mistress of the Earl of Rochester, for the leading part in her newest playa move Aphra hopes will improve her near-penniless state." 288 pp. ISBN: 0-312185987.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 74119
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  • INVITATION TO A FUNERAL. by Brown, Molly .
    Brown, Molly .
    INVITATION TO A FUNERAL.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Victor Gollancz, Ltd., (1995) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first mystery novel set in 1676 in Restoration London, one which recreates the London of Pepys and Dryden and interweaves fact and fiction as it features spy-turned-playwright Aphra Behn. "King Charles is on his rocky throne, surrounded by a full complement of spies, lackeys, and mistresses. . .. Nell Gwyn, a longtime favorite, is also still on the scene when a poet-playwright friend, Aphra Behn, enlists her help in the tutelage of would-be actress Elizabeth Decker, mistress of the Earl of Rochester, for the leading part in her newest playa move Aphra hopes will improve her near-penniless state." 288 pp. ISBN: 0-575-061324.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 74120
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  • THE THIN WOMAN. by Cannell, Dorothy.
    Cannell, Dorothy.
    THE THIN WOMAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1984) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's hard-to-find first mystery, introducing Ellie Simons, a talented interior designer - and a fat girl. She rents an "escort" for a family gathering, only to find that her uncle has bequeathed his estate to her and Ben, but with four conditions. SIGNED on the title page. 242 pp. ISBN: 0-312800053.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (some light toning to the pages, a bit of sunning to the spine of the dust jacket, but overall very clean and tight.)

    Book ID: 65823
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  • WHERE ARE THE CHILDREN. by Clark, Mary Higgins.
    Clark, Mary Higgins.
    WHERE ARE THE CHILDREN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1975.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An exceptional copy of the uncommon first edition of Clark's first mystery, the story of a young woman who attempts to make a new life for herself on Cape Cod. SIGNED on the title page. 223 pp. Striking dust jacket art by Wendell Minor. ISBN: 0-671-219421.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket (just a bit of wear at top of spine of dj) A lovely copy of a book rarely found in fine condition .

    Book ID: 53033
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  • FOR WHOM THE MINIVAN ROLLS: An Aaron Tucker Mystery. by Cohen, Jeffrey.
    Cohen, Jeffrey.
    FOR WHOM THE MINIVAN ROLLS: An Aaron Tucker Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    Baltimore: Bancroft Press, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first mystery introducing Aaron Tucker who "isn't a private investigator. An aspiring screenwriter, freelance reporter, stay-at-home dad, and expert on consumer electronics, he defies all traditional characteristics of a PI. . . . But he's funny, down-to-earth, lovable, and resourceful."In this book, he is hired to investigate the disappearance of a woman, and soon finds himself involved in a murder. SIGNED on the title page. 261 pp plus several pages of comments on the book. ISBN: 1890862185.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 66504
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  • Coleman, Evelyn.
    WHAT A WOMAN'S GOTTA DO.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998. dj. Hardcover first edition - First mystery by this African American writer (who was already an award winning children's writer). Introduces Atlanta journalist Patricia Conley. Tananarive Due called it 'a gutsy, honest, intelligent and darkly comic thrill ride of a novel.'. ISBN: 0-684-831759.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 22481
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  • WANNA GET LUCKY? by Coonts, Deborah.
    Coonts, Deborah.
    WANNA GET LUCKY?

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Forge / TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2010) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, set in Las Vegas, where Lucky O'Toole is head of customer relations at the plushest megacasino, when a young woman plunges from a sightseeing helicopter. ISBN: 978-0765325433.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 76973
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