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  • Eyre, Elizabeth (pseudonym for Jill Staynes & Margaret Storey)
    DEATH OF THE DUCHESS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1992) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery set in Renaissance Italy and introducing Sigismondo, courtier, mercenary and sleuth. First book written by Staynes and Storey using this pseudonym. ISBN: 0-15-1241023.

    Condition: Near fine in a good dust jacket (remainder mark, long tear on back cover of dj.)

    Book ID: 21750
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  • DEATH OF THE DUCHESS. by Eyre, Elizabeth (pseudonym for Jill Staynes & Margaret Storey)
    Eyre, Elizabeth (pseudonym for Jill Staynes & Margaret Storey)
    DEATH OF THE DUCHESS.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Headline (Hodder), (1991) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery set in Renaissance Italy and introducing Sigismondo, courtier, mercenary and sleuth. First book written by Staynes and Storey using this pseudonym. 282 pp. ISBN: 0-7472004446.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dustjacket. (toning to pages)

    Book ID: 78326
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  • DEATH OF THE DUCHESS. by Eyre, Elizabeth (pseudonym for Jill Staynes & Margaret Storey)
    Eyre, Elizabeth (pseudonym for Jill Staynes & Margaret Storey)
    DEATH OF THE DUCHESS.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1992) dj. Hardcover - Mystery set in Renaissance Italy and introducing Sigismondo, courtier, mercenary and sleuth. First book written by Staynes and Storey using this pseudonym. 241 pp. ISBN: 0-15-1241023.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 60296
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  • DEATH OF THE DUCHESS. by Eyre, Elizabeth (pseudonym for Jill Staynes & Margaret Storey)
    Eyre, Elizabeth (pseudonym for Jill Staynes & Margaret Storey)
    DEATH OF THE DUCHESS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1992) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery set in Renaissance Italy and introducing Sigismondo, courtier, mercenary and sleuth. First book written by Staynes and Storey using this pseudonym. ISBN: 0-15-1241023.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket. (appears unread, but with a remainder line)

    Book ID: 58956
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  • THE NIGHTINGALE GALLERY. by Harding, Paul. (P. C. Doherty)
    Harding, Paul. (P. C. Doherty)
    THE NIGHTINGALE GALLERY.

    Edition: First American edition.

    New York: Morrow, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - The First of the Sorrowful Mysteries of Brother Athelstan, and the first historical mystery published by Harding under this name. ISBN: 0-688-112250.

    Condition: Good in a good only dust jacket (rubbing and overall edgewear to the dj)

    Book ID: 62417
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  • COLD HARBOUR. by Higgins, Jack.
    Higgins, Jack.
    COLD HARBOUR.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Thriller set in 1944, during World War II. 318 pp. ISBN: 0-671-684256.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 48303
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  • THE GHOST OF MAJOR PRYOR: A Novel of Murder in the Montana Territory, 1870. by Honig, Donald.
    Honig, Donald.
    THE GHOST OF MAJOR PRYOR: A Novel of Murder in the Montana Territory, 1870.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Scribner's, 1997. First edition - The second in a series of post- Civil War historical mysteries featuring Captain Thomas Maynard, set in a gold rush town in Montana. 285 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 65117
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  • Honig, Donald.
    THE GHOST OF MAJOR PRYOR: A Novel of Murder in the Montana Territory, 1870.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner's, 1997. dj. Hardcover first edition - The second in a series of post- Civil War historical mysteries featuring Captain Thomas Maynard. ISBN: 0-684-803224.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 26341
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  • Lawrence, Margaret.
    HEARTS AND BONES.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Avon, 1996. First edition - The first book written under this name (previous books were published under the M. K. Lorens pseudonym.) A historical mystery , the story of Hannah Trevor, midwife in the small town of Rutherford Maine in 1786. Nominated for both the Edgar and Agatha awards. While we highly recommend this, if it had won the Edgar in its category (for best first novel), the controversy surrounding it would have been even greater. It is an increasingly common practice for established mid-list authors to publish a "first book" under a new identity - and the Edgar nomination for this brought to the forefront one of the dangers of this practice. The back cover of…

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    New York: Avon, 1996. First edition - The first book written under this name (previous books were published under the M. K. Lorens pseudonym.) A historical mystery , the story of Hannah Trevor, midwife in the small town of Rutherford Maine in 1786. Nominated for both the Edgar and Agatha awards. While we highly recommend this, if it had won the Edgar in its category (for best first novel), the controversy surrounding it would have been even greater. It is an increasingly common practice for established mid-list authors to publish a "first book" under a new identity - and the Edgar nomination for this brought to the forefront one of the dangers of this practice. The back cover of this advance issue describes this as the 'debut' of a 'remarkable new talent. 307 pp.

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    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (lower corner bumped.)

    Book ID: 35007
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  • Lawrence, Margaret.
    HEARTS AND BONES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Avon, 1996. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first book written under this name (previous books were published under the M. K. Lorens pseudonym.) A historical mystery , the story of Hannah Trevor, midwife in the small town of Rutherford Maine in 1786. Nominated for both the Edgar and Agatha awards. While we highly recommend this, if it had won the Edgar in its category (for best first novel), the controversy surrounding it would have been even greater. It is an increasingly common practice for established mid-list authors to publish a "first book" under a new identity - and the Edgar nomination for this brought to the forefront one of the dangers of this practice. ISBN: 0380-973510.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 22967
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  • Lawrence, Margaret.
    HEARTS AND BONES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Avon, 1996. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first book written under this name (previous books were published under the M. K. Lorens pseudonym.) A historical mystery , the story of Hannah Trevor, midwife in the small town of Rutherford Maine in 1786. Nominated for both the Edgar and Agatha awards. While we highly recommend this, if it had won the Edgar in its category (for best first novel), the controversy surrounding it would have been even greater. It is an increasingly common practice for established mid-list authors to publish a "first book" under a new identity - and the Edgar nomination for this brought to the forefront one of the dangers of this practice. ISBN: 0380-973510.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 22968
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  • BLOOD RED ROSES. by Lawrence, Margaret.
    Lawrence, Margaret.
    BLOOD RED ROSES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Avon, 1997. dj. Hardcover first edition - The second book written under this name (previous books were published under the M. K. Lorens pseudonym.) A historical mystery , this continues the story of Hannah Trevor, midwife in the small town of Rutherford Maine in 1786. ISBN: 0380-973529.

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

    Book ID: 22969
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  • Morson, Ian.
    FALCONER'S CRUSADE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, 1995. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first book, a mystery set in 13th century Oxford University, featuring Regent Master William Falconer - teacher, philosopher and amateur sleuth.

    Condition: Fine in fine dj.

    Book ID: 11460
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  • Mosley, Walter.
    FEARLESS JONES.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (2001.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery set in 1954 Los Angeles: when Paris Minton's finds himself beaten up, shot at and robbed, and his used bookstore burned to the ground, he has no choice but to turn to his friend and fellow World War II veteran, Fearless Jones. Mosley at his best. ISBN: 0-316-592382.

    Condition: SIGNED on the title page. Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 27984
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  • Mosley, Walter.
    FEARLESS JONES.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (2001.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on the title page. Mystery set in 1954 Los Angeles: when Paris Minton's finds himself beaten up, shot at and robbed, and his used bookstore burned to the ground, he has no choice but to turn to his friend and fellow World War II veteran, Fearless Jones. Mosley at his best. 312 pp. ISBN: 0-316-592382.

    Condition: Very near fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread).

    Book ID: 34060
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  • LITTLE SCARLET. by Mosley, Walter.
    Mosley, Walter.
    LITTLE SCARLET.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An Easy Rawlins mystery, set in Los Angeles in 1965 at the height of the Watts riots. SIGNED on the title page. 306 pp. ISBN: 0-316-073032.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket. (light crease to flap of dj)

    Book ID: 38228
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  • FEARLESS JONES. by Mosley, Walter.
    Mosley, Walter.
    FEARLESS JONES.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (2001.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery set in 1954 Los Angeles: when Paris Minton's finds himself beaten up, shot at and robbed, and his used bookstore burned to the ground, he has no choice but to turn to his friend and fellow World War II veteran, Fearless Jones. Mosley at his best. 312 pp. ISBN: 0-316-592382.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket. (toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 59372
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  • THE DEVIL'S DOOR by Newman, Sharan
    Newman, Sharan
    THE DEVIL'S DOOR

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Tom Doherty Associates (TOR/ Forge), 1994. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second in the highly praised series of mysteries set in 12th century France, and featuring Catherine LeVendeur, an inquisitive young nun. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication . 384 pp. ISBN: 0-312-85420x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 63162
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  • THE DEVIL'S DOOR by Newman, Sharan
    Newman, Sharan
    THE DEVIL'S DOOR

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Tom Doherty Associates (TOR/ Forge), 1994. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second in the highly praised series of mysteries set in 12th century France, and featuring Catherine LeVendeur, an inquisitive young nun. SIGNED by author on title page. 384 pp. ISBN: 0-312-85420x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 9320
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  • THE DEVIL'S DOOR. by Newman, Sharan
    Newman, Sharan
    THE DEVIL'S DOOR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Tom Doherty Associates (TOR/ Forge), 1994. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second in the highly praised series of mysteries set in 12th century France, and featuring Catherine LeVendeur, an inquisitive young nun. SIGNED by author on title page. 384 pp. ISBN: 0-312-85420x.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket (a new, unread copy but with rem line on bottom edge.)

    Book ID: 9321
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  • THE HERMIT OF EYTON FOREST. by Peters, Ellis
    Peters, Ellis
    THE HERMIT OF EYTON FOREST.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Headline (Hodder), (1987) dj. Hardcover first edition - The 14th Brother Cadfael medieval mystery, set in 1142 with England in the grip of a civil war between the Empress Maud, who is besieged in Oxford, and King Stephen. Map endpapers. 224 pp. ISBN: 0-747200378.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (toning to pages, otherwise appears unread).

    Book ID: 77857
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  • Rowland, Laura Joh.
    SHINJU.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Random House, 1994. First edition - The author's first book, a historical mystery set in 17th century Japan - nominated for several awards.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 15271
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  • THE STARS OF SABRA. by Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    THE STARS OF SABRA.

    Edition: First edition.

    Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1932. Hardcover first edition - Novel for older girls set on the coast of New Jersey and involving an unsolved mystery from Revolutionary days. Even Seaman's books which had many printings have become very hard to find in recent years, and this title - issued in the midst of the Depression - had a first printing of only 5,000 copies (many of which went to libraries), making it one of her most uncommon novels. Since it is also one of her best-realized and most satisfying books with a great ending, the fact that it is so hard to find is doubly disappointing. Illustrated by Manning De V. Lee with a…

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    Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1932. Hardcover first edition - Novel for older girls set on the coast of New Jersey and involving an unsolved mystery from Revolutionary days. Even Seaman's books which had many printings have become very hard to find in recent years, and this title - issued in the midst of the Depression - had a first printing of only 5,000 copies (many of which went to libraries), making it one of her most uncommon novels. Since it is also one of her best-realized and most satisfying books with a great ending, the fact that it is so hard to find is doubly disappointing. Illustrated by Manning De V. Lee with a 3 color frontispiece, green and white illustrated endpapers, and a portion of a 1765 map preceding the first chapter. 273 pp.

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    Condition: Exlibrary but overall good condition in red cloth with black lettering, clean and tight with relatively few library markings - spine is slightly faded, very short tear to the foreedge of the front endpaper and frontispiece. Gift inscription dated in 1933.

    Book ID: 78185
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  • Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    THE MYSTERY OF THE OTHER HOUSE.

    Edition: Later printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1950. Hardcover - Seaman's second to last book, set against the background of New York in the 1870's. In her brief author's note Seaman refers to legends found in old New York City histories which tell of an elderly gentleman who living in Greenwich Village who was rumored to be the Lost Dauphin. The model for the 'other house' in the story was The Old Merchant's House on East Fourth St. Red and cream illustrated endpapers, frontispiece. 211 pp

    Condition: Very good condition overall in tan cloth boards - child's name printed in ink on front cover, otherwise clean and tight.

    Book ID: 35289
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  • THE MYSTERY OF THE OTHER HOUSE. by Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    THE MYSTERY OF THE OTHER HOUSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1947. Hardcover first edition - Seaman's second to last book, set against the background of New York in the 1870's. In her brief author's note Seaman refers to legends found in old New York City histories which tell of an elderly gentleman who living in Greenwich Village who was rumored to be the Lost Dauphin. The model for the 'other house' in the story was The Old Merchant's House on East Fourth St. Red and cream illustrated endpapers, frontispiece. Author's note. 211 pp

    Condition: Very good condition overall in tan cloth boards - bookplate on front endpaper, corners slightly bumped, otherwise clean and tight.

    Book ID: 71288
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  • Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    THE MYSTERY AT LINDEN HALL.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: D. Appleton-Century, 1940 (c 1939). Hardcover - Background is the town of Bordentown, New Jersey where the exiled King of Spain, Joseph Bonaparte, and his nephew Prince Lurien Murat lived: the Prince's extravagance was so great that his wife was compelled to turn their home into a girls' boarding school - and this mystery is set years later at the same boarding school. Frontispiece and 3 other full page illustrations plus several small vignettes by Manning deV. Lee. 234 pp

    Condition: Good in beige cloth with brown lettering and small illustration on front cover (bookplate, binding cracked just before rear endpaper, slight fraying to ends of spine, cloth on spine slightly faded.) Much harder to find in the original thicker format Appleton-Century edition than in the later Grosset and Dunlap reprintings.

    Book ID: 29273
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  • Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    THE MYSTERY OF THE OTHER HOUSE.

    Edition: Later printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1950. dj. Hardcover - Seaman's second to last book, set against the background of New York in the 1870's. In her brief author's note Seaman refers to legends found in old New York City histories which tell of an elderly gentleman who living in Greenwich Village who was rumored to be the Lost Dauphin. The model for the 'other house' in the story was The Old Merchant's House on East Fourth St. Illustrated endpapers, frontispiece. 211 pp

    Condition: Ex-library, in sturdy library binding, with significant wear - edge tears to the pages, some tape repair, spotting, shelf wear to the edges - still a readable copy of one of Seaman's hardest-to-find books. Synopsis from flap of dj pasted onto blank prelim.

    Book ID: 30244
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  • Shields, Jody.
    THE FIG EATER.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Boston: Little Brown, (2000.). Author's acclaimed first novel, a historical mystery set in Freud's Vienna in 1910 - a book which, among other things, explores the investigative techniques used at the turn of the century. Described as 'Gorgeously visual first novel, rich in detail about Vienna and Gypsy folklore, filled with luscious descriptions of food, photography and botany, perverse medical practices and sexual secrets.' An unusual edition: the advance reader's edition for the QPB (Quality Paperback Book Club) with a letter from the author to QPB readers tipped in at the front.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 31840
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  • Sickels, Noelle.
    THE SHOPKEEPER'S WIFE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, 1998. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Historical novel set in 1886 Philadelphia, both a murder mystery and a picture of America at the beginning of the modern era, and of an unlikely friendship between the shopkeeper's wife and the girl who comes from her rural home to be her servant. ISBN: 0-3121-193335.

    Condition: SIGNED on the title page. Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 23564
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  • CHILD 44. by Smith, Tom Robb,
    Smith, Tom Robb,
    CHILD 44.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Grand Central Publishing, (2008.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's very powerful and highly acclaimed first novel, set in Stalinist Russia, in the years after World War II, this is the story a Russian secret police officer who is framed by a colleague, imprisoned, demoted and banished to a small town, but who risks all to solve a series of child murders. Winner of the Thriller Award for best first novel. 439 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-446-402389.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy, but with a remainder line.)

    Book ID: 48089
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