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  • ALMOST. by Benedict, Elizabeth.
    Benedict, Elizabeth.
    ALMOST.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York & Boston: Houghton Mifflin, (2002). As 40-something narrator Sophy Chase begins a new relationship in New York, she learns that her almost ex-husband was found dead on a resort island in New England. Sophy must navigate her emotions, her grown stepdaughters, a lawyer and a former lover to figure out the mystery of her husband's death. A New York Times notable book, 258 pp. ISBN: 0-618-231617.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 61311
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  • DARKNESS PEERING. by Blanchard, Alice.
    Blanchard, Alice.
    DARKNESS PEERING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (1999). First edition - The author's first novel - "the murder of a teenage girl in tiny Flowering Dogwood, Maine, has gone unsolved for eighteen years when Detective Rachel Storrow decides to retrace the steps of her policeman father and try to solve the case."339 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 62466
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  • BODIES OF WATER. by Borthwick, J.S.
    Borthwick, J.S.
    BODIES OF WATER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1990) dj. Hardcover first edition - The fourth mystery set in coastal Maine featuring English teacher Sarah Deane and internist Alex McKenzie - who are invited on a two week trip on a sailing yacht - a boat and a trip that seems to good to be true. Map and illustrations at the head of each chapter by Alec Creighton. 287 pp. ISBN: 0-312-042698.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (light remainder mark)

    Book ID: 71450
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  • Borthwick, J.S.
    THE GARDEN PLOT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1997.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The eighth mystery featuring the husband and wife team of Sarah Deane, a 'nosy-but-nice' English teaching fellow, and Alex. Starts out in Maine, where the local garden club is planning a trip to England and Italy. 322 pp. ISBN: 0-312-151314.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 35355
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  • THE BRIDLED GROOM. by Borthwick, J.S.
    Borthwick, J.S.
    THE BRIDLED GROOM.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1994) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery set in coastal Maine where English teacher Sarah Deane and internist Alex McKenzie are finally planning their wedding - but murder intervenes. 324 pp. ISBN: 0-312-104539.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 70167
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  • CAROL PLAYS SUMMER STOCK (Carol Page series #2) by Boylston, Helen Dore .
    Boylston, Helen Dore .
    CAROL PLAYS SUMMER STOCK (Carol Page series #2)

    Edition: Later printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (c 1944) dj. Hardcover - The second book in this series about Carol Page as she and her former classmates, Mike and Julia, discover the meaning of the theater - its demands, disappointments and rewards. Set in a small coastal town in Maine. Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece and three inserted glossy plates by Major Felton. 220 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library but with relatively few markings, overall tight and clean in a very good unmarked dust jacket.

    Book ID: 67271
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  • THE LOVELY AMBITION. by Chase, Mary Ellen.
    Chase, Mary Ellen.
    THE LOVELY AMBITION.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (1960.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A family chronicle set half in England and half in Chase's native state of Maine. SIGNED on the front endpaper with the words "with all good wishes." 288 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (offsetting to a couple of pages from newpaper, price-clipped, edgewear.).

    Book ID: 55112
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  • PERSUADER. by Child, Lee.
    Child, Lee.
    PERSUADER.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Bantam, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A Jack Reacher novel, the seventh in the series. Reacher, an ex-military cop, the ultimate loner and afraid of nothing, goes deep undecover in the home of a drug smuggler. SIGNED on the title page. The UK edition of this title preceded the US. 395 pp. ISBN: 0-593-046897.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (usual toning to the pages).

    Book ID: 60913
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  • MERRY MEN. by Chute, Carolyn.
    Chute, Carolyn.
    MERRY MEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - Chute's third novel expands the saga of Egypt, Maine. Madison Smartt Bell called it "beyond comparisons .. a masterpiece." A very thick book - demonstrating in more ways than one - that Egypt is not so small. 695 pp. ISBN: 0-15-1592705.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 41455
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  • Chute, Carolyn.
    MERRY MEN.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harcourt Brace, 1994. First edition - Chute's third novel expands the saga of the Beans of Egypt, Maine. Madison Smartt Bell called it "beyond comparisons .. a masterpiece." A very thick book - demonstrating in more ways than one - that Egypt is not so small.

    Condition: Fine, in glossy ilustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 1859
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  • Chute, Carolyn.
    MERRY MEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - Chute's third novel expands the saga of Egypt, Maine. Madison Smartt Bell called it "beyond comparisons .. a masterpiece." A very thick book - demonstrating in more ways than one - that Egypt is not so small. 695 pp. ISBN: 0-15-1592705.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 35876
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  • Coatsworth, Elizabeth.
    DOLLAR FOR LUCK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Macmillan, (1951.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A children's story set in Maine in 1882: Eleven year old orphan, Emily longs to live in a cottage with flowers, and Ken is eager for adventures at sea; so they trade places for the summer. Illustrated by George and Doris Hauman. 154 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library, in sturdy red illustrated library binding, no dj. Synopsis from dj flap tipped onto dedication page.

    Book ID: 35698
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  • DARK HOLLOW. by Connolly, John.
    Connolly, John.
    DARK HOLLOW.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His second novel, featuring former NYPD detective Charlie "Bird" Parker who has returned to his hometown in Maine after the vicious killing of his wife. The first novel was the winner of the Shamus Award for best first PI novel. SIGNED on title page. 441 pp. ISBN: 0-684-857146.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket (top of spine slightly pushed in.)

    Book ID: 64161
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  • BAD MEN. by Connolly, John.
    Connolly, John.
    BAD MEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel which combines mystery, violence, and the supernatural in a "raw and gripping thriller. . . Three hundred years ago, the settlers on the small Maine island of Sanctuary were betrayed to their enemies and slaughtered. Since then, the island has known peace. Until now. A gang of four men are descending on Sanctuary, intent on committing a brutal and relentless massacre. All that stands in their way are rookie police officer Sharon Macie and the strange, troubled officer Joe Dupree." SIGNED on the title page. 406 pp. Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 0-340826177.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket. (slight spine slant)

    Book ID: 73240
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  • THE KILLING KIND. by Connolly, John.
    Connolly, John.
    THE KILLING KIND.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Atria Books (Simon & Schuster), (2002.). SIGNED first edition - The third thriller featuring ex NYPD cop, private investigator Charlie "Bird" Parker. Set in Maine where Parker is now living in the house that had been his grandfather's, this involves the ties between a modern cult and the dissapearance of an entire religious community in remote Maine forty years earlier.SIGNED on the title page. An uncommon advance issue. 373 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers, publisher's letter laid in ( the usual light toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 39602
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  • Corey, Deborah Joy.
    THE SKATING POND.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Berkley, (2003.). First edition - Second novel by this Canadian author. Praise from Richard Russo and Elizabeth Hardwick who said 'an island village off the coast of Maine is the landscape for a love story as rocky as the coast itself... A sensitive novel, rich in scenic detail and in the turbulence of human longings.' Corey's first book won the W. H. Smith/Books in Canada First Novel award.

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

    Book ID: 30487
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  • A HOUSE TO DIE FOR: A Darby Farr Mystery. by Doudera, Vicki.
    Doudera, Vicki.
    A HOUSE TO DIE FOR: A Darby Farr Mystery.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Woodbury, MN: Midnight Ink, (2010.). First edition - Mystery set on the Maine coast, introducing hot shot real estate agent, Darby Farr. 328 pp. ISBN: 9780738719504.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (as new.)

    Book ID: 51545
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  • BLOODSTREAM. by Gerritsen, Tess.
    Gerritsen, Tess.
    BLOODSTREAM.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pocket Books, (1998). dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Third novel by this former doctor - a medical thriller - the story of a doctor who has moved to a small resort town in Maine with her teenage son, hoping to find a place where she can build a new practice. SIGNED on the title page. 324 pp. ISBN: 0-671-01675x.

    Condition: Very good in a fine dustjacket. (toning to the pages, crinkling to the outer edge of several pages)

    Book ID: 60974
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  • AND ONE TO DIE ON. by Haddam, Jane (pseudonym of Orania Papazoglou).
    Haddam, Jane (pseudonym of Orania Papazoglou).
    AND ONE TO DIE ON.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (1992) dj. Hardcover first edition - A Gregor Demarkian Holiday Mystery, set on a remote island off the Maine coast. Also features best-selling author Bennis Hannaford. 289 pp. ISBN: 0-553-099752.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 60335
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  • ONE MAN'S OWL. by Heinrich, Bernd.
    Heinrich, Bernd.
    ONE MAN'S OWL.

    Edition: First printing.

    Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, (1987) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The story of one great horned owl "Bubo" - rescued by the author when it was too young to fly and how it grew into an independent hunter - and how the author and the owl came to know one another over three summers spent in the Maine woods. But his book is more than just a chronicle of one birdL it is also a series of thoughts on the natural world and its importance to us. INSCRIBED on the half title page to noted collector Larry Owens and dated in 1995. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. References, index. x, 224 pp. ISBN: 0-69108470X.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (price-clipped)

    Book ID: 78708
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  • King, Stephen.
    BAG OF BONES.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Scribner, (1998.). First edition - A ghost story and a moving love story, as writer Jeff Noonan finds himself unable to stop grieving even 4 years after the sudden death of his wife. Set in small town western Maine. Letter from publisher bound in. 529 pp.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy) in illustrated wrappers. Needless to say, much less common than the hardcover edition.

    Book ID: 29542
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  • SHATTERED RYHTHMS: A Lil Ritchie Mystery. by Knight, Phyllis.
    Knight, Phyllis.
    SHATTERED RYHTHMS: A Lil Ritchie Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1994) dj. Hardcover first edition - Second mystery featuring Maine private investigator and jazz guitar player Lil Ritchie, set at the Montreal Jazz Festival. 211 pp. ISBN: 0-312-105487.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket.

    Book ID: 71900
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  • A SIMPLE MURDER. by Kuhns, Eleanor.
    Kuhns, Eleanor.
    A SIMPLE MURDER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2012) dj. Hardcover first edition - Interesting debut mystery, winner of 2011 First Crime Novel Competition. Set in 1796, a traveling weaver Will Rees, finds that his 14 year old son has run away to a Shaker village; Rees arrives there just as a young woman in the community is murdered, and remains to solve the puzzle. "Kuhns's quiet, well-crafted debut. . .poignantly captures the Shaker ethos of the period." (Publishers Weekly) 322 pp. ISBN: 978-1250005533.

    Condition: Near fine in a very near fine dust jacket (a few tiny spots to edges of textblock).

    Book ID: 62554
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  • DEATH OF A DYER. by Kuhns, Eleanor.
    Kuhns, Eleanor.
    DEATH OF A DYER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2013) dj. Hardcover first edition - Her second mystery (the first was the winner of 2011 First Crime Novel Competition) Set in the 1790s, and featuring a traveling weaver Will Rees as the one who solves the mystery behind the death of an old boyhood friend. 341 pp. ISBN: 978-1250033963.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 71356
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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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  • Neely, Barbara.
    BLANCHE AMONG THE TALENTED TENTH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1994) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second mystery featuring Blanche White - Ntosake Shange called her "a tribute to the wit and guile of an extraordinary/ordinary African American woman detective-by-default." 232 pp. ISBN: 0-312-112483.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 38595
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  • BLANCHE AMONG THE TALENTED TENTH. by Neely, Barbara.
    Neely, Barbara.
    BLANCHE AMONG THE TALENTED TENTH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1994) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second mystery featuring Blanche White - Ntosake Shange called her "a tribute to the wit and guile of an extraordinary/ordinary African American woman detective-by-default." INSCRIBED on the title page "---- I'm glad you and Blanche are friends" and dated in 2001. 232 pp. ISBN: 0-312-112483.

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

    Book ID: 65509
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