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  • Carpenter, Teresa.
    MISSING BEAUTY: A True Story of Murder and Obsession.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (1988.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Reconstruction of a fascinating murder case in Boston: "A distraught father walks into the newsroom of the Boston Herald asking for help in locating his missing daughter, a breautiful commercial artist named Robin Benedict...Benedict is actually a high-paid prostitute in Boston's Combat Zone. The suspect is the eminent anatomist Dr. William Henry James Douglas who, it is learned, has been embezzling funds from his laboratory at Tufts University to support his costly entanglement with Benedict." Photographs, bibliography. 474 pp. ISBN: 0-393025691.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 36982
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  • BLOOD ACRE. by Landesman, Peter.
    Landesman, Peter.
    BLOOD ACRE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1999.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second novel, a story of murder, and of one day in the life of Nathan Stein, the son of a corrupt and powerful attorney. Dust jacket praise from Reynolds Price (who called it "as compelling, as it is, finally, astonishing"), Stewart O'Nan, Andrea Barrett, James McConkey (who said: "In its vivid and marvelously rendered account of a flawed and disoriented human being moving inexprably toward his destruction, Blood Acre, is reminiscent of Malcolm Lowry's brilliant, Under the Volcano. Driven, fevered and splendid.") and more. 260 pp. ISBN: 0-670781819.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 37810
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  • PASQUALE'S ANGEL. by McAuley, Paul J.
    McAuley, Paul J.
    PASQUALE'S ANGEL.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Victor Gollancz, Ltd., (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Set in Florence in 1518, this is a novel about the Renaissance as it might have been - part thriller, part historical novel, and part speculative fiction. 286 pp. Wraparound dust jacket art by Jim Burns. ISBN: 0-575-054891.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 48716
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  • THE CAMDEN TOWN MURDER: Great Murder Trials of the Twentieth Century. by Napley, Sir David.
    Napley, Sir David.
    THE CAMDEN TOWN MURDER: Great Murder Trials of the Twentieth Century.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, (1987.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "In the first of a new series of books on Great Murder Trials of the Twentieth Century, one of Britain's most famous lawyers reconstructs the controversial trial of Robert Wood in 1907 and the strange events leading up to it." Among other things this trial was notable for being the first in which a defendant testified in his own defense in a murder trial. Frontispiece. 149 pp. ISBN: 0-297-791273.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57812
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  • I WOULD HAVE LOVED HIM IF I HAD NOT KILLED HIM. by Ribeiro, Edgard Telles.
    Ribeiro, Edgard Telles.
    I WOULD HAVE LOVED HIM IF I HAD NOT KILLED HIM.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - First novel by this Brazilan writer - the story of a very young woman, a very old man, and a horrific murder in 1933.. Translated from the Portugese by Margaret A. Neves. 199 pp. ISBN: 0-312-110022.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 51914
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  • MORALITY PLAY. by Unsworth, Barry.
    Unsworth, Barry.
    MORALITY PLAY.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "A tale as taut as a thriller about foul doings in fourteenth century England." Shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Basis for the 2004 film "The Reckoning" with Paul Bettany and Willem Dafoe. 206 pp. ISBN: 0-385-479530.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 48151
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  • MORALITY PLAY. by Unsworth, Barry.
    Unsworth, Barry.
    MORALITY PLAY.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Hamish Hamilton, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "A tale as taut as a thriller about foul doings in fourteenth century England." Shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Basis for the 2004 film "The Reckoning" with Paul Bettany and Willem Dafoe. 188 pp. ISBN: 0-385-479530.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 65836
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  • MORALITY PLAY. by Unsworth, Barry.
    Unsworth, Barry.
    MORALITY PLAY.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "A tale as taut as a thriller about foul doings in fourteenth century England." Shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Basis for the 2004 film "The Reckoning" with Paul Bettany and Willem Dafoe. 206 pp. ISBN: 0-385-479530.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (embossed seal of prev owner).

    Book ID: 36586
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  • THE EIGHTH DAY. by Wilder, Thornton.
    Wilder, Thornton.
    THE EIGHTH DAY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1967.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A later novel of Wilder's - one which begins with a murder, trial and escape of the accused in a small town in Illinois in 1902, but which goes back and forth in time and place -from 1885 to 1905 - from New Jersey to St Kitts to Chile to Chicago, as it explores the causes and the consequences to the families. 435 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a fair only dust jacket (chipping to the edges of the dj, some dampstaining to the spine of the dj, and bleeding from the cloth, resulting in discoloration to the interior of the dj. Barely visible on the exterior, book is not affected, and so despite the flaws this is actually a decent looking copy.)

    Book ID: 50740
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