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  • A PIGEON AMONG THE CATS. by Bell, Josephine (pseudonym of Doris Ball.)
    Bell, Josephine (pseudonym of Doris Ball.)
    A PIGEON AMONG THE CATS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Stein & Day, (1977.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A retired English schoolteacher takes a bus tour to Italy and finds herself caught up with some dubious characters using the tour as a cover. A Jubilee Mystery. 190 pp. ISBN: 0-8128-24113.

    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket (some rubbing and minor edgewear to the dust jacket.).

    Book ID: 56222
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  • THE LAST ENEMY. by Brophy, Grace.
    Brophy, Grace.
    THE LAST ENEMY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: SOHO Press, (2007.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first mystery, set in Assisi, in Italy and introduces Commissario Alessandro Cenni. 344 pp. ISBN: 1569474591.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 46271
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  • THE TROUBLE WITH GOING HOME. by Crespi, Camilla T. (Pseudonym of Camilla Trinchieri.)
    Crespi, Camilla T. (Pseudonym of Camilla Trinchieri.)
    THE TROUBLE WITH GOING HOME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The fifth mystery featuring amateur sleuth and epicure Simona Griffo - in this she returns to her native Rome, only to encounter murder. Includes recipe, 269 pp. ISBN: 0-06-017725X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 39521
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  • Forbes, Leslie.
    WAKING RAPHAEL.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, (2003.). The author's third novel, a story of violence, long-buried secrets and of the restoration of the painting "La Muta", set in the idyllic small city of Urbino, Raphael's birthplace. 374 pp. ISBN: 0-297-645420.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 36812
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  • Gallico, Paul.
    THE SMALL MIRACLE.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Michael Joseph, (1951.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of Pepino, an orphan in Assisi, determined to take his sick donkey to the shrine of St Francis.. Illustrated with drawings by Edgar Norfield. An appealing small volume, 47 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a poor dust jacket (dj is missing the top third of the front cover.)

    Book ID: 42951
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  • Gallico, Paul.
    THE SMALL MIRACLE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Doubleday, 1952. dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of Pepino, an orphan in Assisi, determined to take his sick donkey to the shrine of St Francis.. Illustrated by Reisie Lonette. An appealing small volume, 58 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good- dust jacket (partially price-clipped, discoloration from tape at upper edge back cover of dj.)

    Book ID: 4492
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  • THE THIEF OF VENICE: A Homer Kelly Mystery. by Langton, Jane..
    Langton, Jane..
    THE THIEF OF VENICE: A Homer Kelly Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1999.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Fourteenth in the Homer Kelly mystery series - in this, Homer is attending a rare book conference in Venice, and Mary is glorying in being an ordinary tourist. Illustrated with drawings by the author. Afterword. 247 pp. ISBN: 0-670-882100.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 42877
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  • THE DANTE GAME. by Langton, Jane.
    Langton, Jane.
    THE DANTE GAME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (1991) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A Homer Kelly mystery set in Florence and illustrated with line drawings by the author. SIGNED on the front endpaper with an original drawing of Dante. 325 pp. ISBN: 0-670834394.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 71342
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  • DRESSED FOR DEATH. by Leon, Donna.
    Leon, Donna.
    DRESSED FOR DEATH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (1994) dj. Hardcover first edition - The third novel in this award-winning series featuring Guido Brunetti, commissario of the Venice police. The appeal of these books is partly based on the character of Brunetti, a devoted family man, and a dedicated police officer, who quietly abhors the powers-that-be, and also on the author's knowledge of the mileu - she was a teacher at the US air force base near Venice. The first in the series won Japan's prestigious Suntory prize as the best suspense novel of 1991. 278 pp. ISBN: 0-333-616790.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75721
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  • THE BREADMAKER'S CARNIVAL. by Lindsay, Andrew.
    Lindsay, Andrew.
    THE BREADMAKER'S CARNIVAL.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Ecco Press, 2000. First edition - Australian author's first novel set in a fictional town in Italy, in a year when Good Friday and April Fool's Day co-incided, and where baker Gianni Terremoto, "born on April Fool's Day, decides to bake a hot cross bun surpassing any that has ever been. The results -- hilarious, surprising, rejuvenating -- are beyond any that he and the townsfolk could have expected." Co-winner of the Australian 1996 Jim Hamilton award. 321 pp.

    Condition: Fine in printed white wrappers.

    Book ID: 68242
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  • Nabb, Magdalen.
    PROPERTY OF BLOOD.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Heinemann, (2004.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The 11th mystery featuring Marshal Guarnaccia of the Florence police force - Nabb has lived in Florence, Italy since 1975. 248 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-434-010529.

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

    Book ID: 34622
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  • DEATH OF A DUTCHMAN. by Nabb, Magdalen.
    Nabb, Magdalen.
    DEATH OF A DUTCHMAN.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1982.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The uncommon second mystery in the highly praised series featuring Marshal Guarnaccia of the Florence police force - Nabb had lived in Florence, Italy since 1975, and knew the area well. 216 pp. ISBN: 0-684-178478.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (crease to dj flap.)

    Book ID: 65785
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  • DEATH OF A DUTCHMAN. by Nabb, Magdalen.
    Nabb, Magdalen.
    DEATH OF A DUTCHMAN.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1982.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The uncommon second mystery in the highly praised series featuring Marshal Guarnaccia of the Florence police force - Nabb had lived in Florence, Italy since 1975, and knew the area well. Review copy with "not for resale" stamped on title page. 216 pp. ISBN: 0-684-178478.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (crease to dj flap.)

    Book ID: 50191
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  • THE MARSHAL'S OWN CASE. by Nabb, Magdalen.
    Nabb, Magdalen.
    THE MARSHAL'S OWN CASE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The 7th mystery in the highly praised series featuring Marshal Guarnaccia of the Florence police force - Nabb has lived in Florence, Italy since 1975, and knows the area well. 175 pp. ISBN: 0-684-192012.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 48364
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  • DEATH IN SPRINGTIME: A Florentine Mystery. by Nabb, Magdalen (introduction by Georges Simenon)
    Nabb, Magdalen (introduction by Georges Simenon)
    DEATH IN SPRINGTIME: A Florentine Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Collins / Crime Club, (1983.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The third book in the highly praised series featuring Marshal Guarnaccia of the Florence police force - Nabb had lived in Florence, Italy since 1975, and knew the area well. Introduction by Georges Simenon who says "never a false note!' 165 pp. ISBN: 0-00-2313278.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (hint of spine slant)

    Book ID: 66061
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  • JUGGLING THE STARS. by Parks, Tim.
    Parks, Tim.
    JUGGLING THE STARS.

    Edition: First US edition.

    New York: Grove Press, 1993. dj. Hardcover first edition - A change of pace for Parks - a novel of menace and deception and a bungled kidnapping set in Verona, Italy. 218 pp. ISBN: 0-8021-15012.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 21488
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  • TIMOLEON VIETA COME HOME : A Sentimental Journey. by Rhodes, Dan.
    Rhodes, Dan.
    TIMOLEON VIETA COME HOME : A Sentimental Journey.

    Edition: First US printing and first hardcover edition.

    New York: Canongate. (2003.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Highly praised novel by an author who was named one of Granta magazine's 'Best British Writers 2003'. 226 pp. ISBN: 1841954225.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (a new copy, but a bit of shopwear to the dj.)

    Book ID: 47626
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  • LIVES OF THE SAINTS. by Ricci, Nino.
    Ricci, Nino.
    LIVES OF THE SAINTS.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Ontario, Canada: Cormorant Books, (1991). "Set in the Valle del Sole, a tiny village nestled in Italian Appenines, this novel tells the story of young Vittorio Innocente and of his mother, Christina, whose affair with a mysterious blue-eyed stranger abruptly shatters the innocence of Vittorio's childhood." Winner of the Governor General's Award, Winnifred Holtby Memorial Prize 1991 and a Betty Trask Award 1991 and more. The first book in a trilogy. 238 pp. . ISBN: 0-920953-255.

    Condition: Very good.

    Book ID: 67289
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  • Shapiro, Jeff
    RENATO'S LUCK.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harper Collins, (2001.). First edition - The author's first book, set in a small town in Tuscany (where the author, an American has been living and working for 10 years) - the story of how Renato Tizzoni, waterworks man of the scenic village of Sant 'Angelo D'Asso, recovered his zest for life. 334 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 36444
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  • RENATO'S LUCK. by Shapiro, Jeff
    Shapiro, Jeff
    RENATO'S LUCK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2001.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first book, set in a small town in Tuscany (where the author, an American has been living and working for 10 years) - the story of how Renato Tizzoni, waterworks man of the scenic village of Sant 'Angelo D'Asso, recovered his zest for life. SIGNED on a special preliminary page stating that this is one of a limited number of copies signed by the author. 334 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0194189.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64236
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  • THE HEIST. by Silva, Daniel.
    Silva, Daniel.
    THE HEIST.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2014.) dj. Hardcover first edition - International thriller set in Italy - a mystery featuring art restorer (and sometime spy) Gabriel Allon. Author's note, 475 pp. ISBN: 978-0062320056.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket (light crease on front flap and back cover of dj).

    Book ID: 63549
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  • THE SILENT SIREN. by Sterling, Thomas.
    Sterling, Thomas.
    THE SILENT SIREN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1958.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An Inner Sanctum Mystery, a story of murder and deceit, set in Venice, Italy. 215 pp. Dust jacket by H. Lawrence Hoffman.

    Condition: Near fine in very near fine dust jacket. (a tight and attractive copy, but with usual toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 42912
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  • Vivante, Arturo.
    RUN TO THE WATERFALL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1979.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of interrelated short stories, originally published in The New Yorker magazine, and centering on three members of a Sienese family. 145 pp. ISBN: 0-684162768.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket. (short closed tear to upper edge of dj.)

    Book ID: 35597
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