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  • Cornwell, Patricia
    CRUEL AND UNUSUAL

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Scribner's, 1993. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's fifth book, and fourth mystery featuring coroner Kay Scarpetta. Winner of the British Gold Dagger (the first novel by an American woman to win this award.) 356 pp. ISBN: 0-684-195305.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket. (prev owner's name.)

    Book ID: 34382
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  • CRUEL AND UNUSUAL by Cornwell, Patricia
    Cornwell, Patricia
    CRUEL AND UNUSUAL

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Scribner's, 1993. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's fifth book, and fourth mystery featuring coroner Kay Scarpetta. Winner of the British Gold Dagger (the first novel by an American woman to win this award.) 356 pp. ISBN: 0-684-195305.

    Condition: Good in very good dust jacket. (some spine slant, prev owner's name.)

    Book ID: 38844
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  • Cornwell,. Patricia
    CRUEL AND UNUSUAL

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Scribner's, 1993. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's fifth book, and fourth mystery featuring coroner Kay Scarpetta. Winner of the British Gold Dagger (the first novel by an American woman to win this award.) 356 pp. ISBN: 0-684-195305.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 34298
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  • THE WENCH IS DEAD by Dexter, Colin
    Dexter, Colin
    THE WENCH IS DEAD

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Macmillan, (1989) dj. Hardcover first edition - Inspector Morse decides to solve a 130 year old Oxford mystery. The eighth Inspector Morse novel, winner of the Gold Dagger Award for best mystery. 200 pp. ISBN: 0-333517873.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 70794
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  • THE WAY THROUGH THE WOODS. by Dexter, Colin.
    Dexter, Colin.
    THE WAY THROUGH THE WOODS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Crown, 1992. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An Inspector Morse mystery. Winner of Britain's Gold Dagger Award as best mystery of the year. INSCRIBED by Dexter on the title page. Maps of Blenheim Palace and Wytham Woods. 296 pp. ISBN: 0-517-594447.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 59601
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  • THE GLASS-SIDED ANT'S NEST. by Dickinson, Peter.
    Dickinson, Peter.
    THE GLASS-SIDED ANT'S NEST.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1968) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's very unusual first published novel - a prominent anthropologist brings a New Guinea tribe to London, and the chief is murdered. Winner of the Crime Writers Association's Gold Dagger Award for Best Mystery Novel, nominated for the Edgar Award for best first mystery. 186 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, some reading wear, in a near fine unmarked dust jacket.

    Book ID: 71305
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  • WHIP HAND. by Francis, Dick.
    Francis, Dick.
    WHIP HAND.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1979.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second mystery featuring jockey Sid Halley, probably Francis's most popular protagonist. Winner of both the Edgar Award and the Gold Dagger Award. 293 pp. ISBN: 0-06-011384-7.

    Condition: Near fine in a very near fine dust jacket (some foxing to the top edge of the textblock, hint of sunning to the spine of the dj, but otherwise a tight, straight and clean copy.)

    Book ID: 49545
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  • WHIP HAND. by Francis, Dick.
    Francis, Dick.
    WHIP HAND.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1979.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second mystery featuring jockey Sid Halley, probably Francis's most popular protagonist. Winner of both the Edgar Award and the Gold Dagger Award. 293 pp. ISBN: 0-06-011384-7.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket. (some staining to lower corner of textblock)

    Book ID: 70949
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  • Lovesey, Peter
    THE FALSE INSPECTOR DEW

    Edition: First American edition.

    New York: Pantheon, 1982. dj. Hardcover first edition - Subtitled "A Murder Mystery Aboard the S. S. Mauretania, 1921" this historical mystery features one of the most original and exceptional sleuths in the history of the detective story: the dentist who becomes the false Inspector Dew. Winner of the CWA Gold Dagger Award.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket. (price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 6437
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  • THE FAR SIDE OF THE DOLLAR. by Macdonald, Ross
    Macdonald, Ross
    THE FAR SIDE OF THE DOLLAR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1965. dj. Hardcover first edition - A Lew Archer novel, by this master of the hard-boiled noir detective story. Anthony Boucher commented "I should like to venture the heretical suggestion that Ross Macdonald is a better novelist than either... Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler." In this book, Archer "is hired by the principal of a private reform school to trace a missing boy. What appears to be an ordinary matter of juvenile delinquency is suddenly magnified into a web of murder and extortion." Winner of the Gold Dagger Award, nominated for the Edgar. 247 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (some rubbing to the bottom edge of the front cover of the dj and the sides of the spine)

    Book ID: 70625
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  • THE FAR SIDE OF THE DOLLAR. by Macdonald, Ross
    Macdonald, Ross
    THE FAR SIDE OF THE DOLLAR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1965. dj. Hardcover - A Lew Archer novel, by this master of the hard-boiled noir detective story. Anthony Boucher commented "I should like to venture the heretical suggestion that Ross Macdonald is a better novelist than either... Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler." In this book, Archer "is hired by the principal of a private reform school to trace a missing boy. What appears to be an ordinary matter of juvenile delinquency is suddenly magnified into a web of murder and extortion." Winner of the Gold Dagger Award, nominated for the Edgar. 247 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with markings, spine slant and significant reading wear, but in a worn dust jacket with a spine label. Overall poor in poor condition, and only listed as an inexpensive alternative.

    Book ID: 74907
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  • LIVE FLESH. by Rendell, Ruth.
    Rendell, Ruth.
    LIVE FLESH.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Pantheon, (1986.) dj. Hardcover - A study of a rapist - a dark thriller by this master of pyschological suspense, Winner of the CWA Gold Dagger Award. 212 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 71923
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  • GORKY PARK. by Smith, Martin Cruz.
    Smith, Martin Cruz.
    GORKY PARK.

    Edition: 8th printing.

    New York: Random House, (1981) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Masterful suspense novel set in Moscow in the deep winter - the first mystery featuring Chief Homicide Investigator Arkady Renko. Basis for the movie of the same name. Strong praise on the back cover from P.D. James and Peter Matthiessen who called it 'ingenious, intellingent, gripping and beautifully made - dominated by the rare and wonderful figure of a true hero.' INSCRIBED on title page - "To -- Good wishes" . Winner of the CWA Gold Dagger Award. 365 pp. ISBN: 0-394-517482.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket. (some bleeding from cloth spine to interior of dj)

    Book ID: 73865
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  • GORKY PARK. by Smith, Martin Cruz.
    Smith, Martin Cruz.
    GORKY PARK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1981.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Masterful suspense novel set in Moscow in the deep winter - the first mystery featuring Chief Homicide Investigator Arkady Renko. Basis for the movie of the same name. Strong praise on the back cover from P.D. James and Peter Matthiessen who called it 'ingenious, intellingent, gripping and beautifully made - dominated by the rare and wonderful figure of a true hero.' Winner of the CWA Gold Dagger Award. 365 pp. ISBN: 0-394-517482.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (some toning to the dj, as is common with this title)

    Book ID: 59513
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  • GORKY PARK. by Smith, Martin Cruz.
    Smith, Martin Cruz.
    GORKY PARK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1981.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Masterful suspense novel set in Moscow in the deep winter - the first mystery featuring Chief Homicide Investigator Arkady Renko. Basis for the movie of the same name. Strong praise on the back cover from P.D. James and Peter Matthiessen who called it 'ingenious, intellingent, gripping and beautifully made - dominated by the rare and wonderful figure of a true hero.' Winner of the CWA Gold Dagger Award. 365 pp. ISBN: 0-394-517482.

    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket (some toning to the dj, edgewear, creasing to front flap, but a tight straight copy overall) .

    Book ID: 65751
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  • Walters, Minette
    THE SCOLD'S BRIDLE

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St. Martin's, 1994. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Her third novel, winner of the CWA Gold Dagger for best crime novel of the year. A complex and satisfying mystery. SIGNED by author on title page. ISBN: 0-312-113773.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 27193
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  • Walters, Minette
    THE SCOLD'S BRIDLE

    Edition: First US edition.

    New York: St Martin's, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's third novel - a gripping mystery that begins with a suicide - or was it murder? -in a small English village. Winner of Britain's Gold Dagger Award for best crime novel. ISBN: 0-312-113773.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket (rem line)

    Book ID: 3524
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  • Walters, Minette.
    THE SCOLD'S BRIDLE

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's third novel - a gripping mystery that begins with a suicide - or was it murder? -in a small English village. Winner of Britain's Gold Dagger Award for best crime novel, and one of my favorites of her books. ISBN: 0-312-113773.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 10045
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