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  • SKELETON AT THE FEAST. by Hall, Patricia (pseudonym of Maureen O'Connor)
    Hall, Patricia (pseudonym of Maureen O'Connor)
    SKELETON AT THE FEAST.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Allison & Busby, (2000). Hardcover first edition - Crime novel set in West Yorkshire featuring reporter Laura Ackroyd and DCI Michael Thackeray. With his career in the balance after a subordinate is shot on an arrest gone bad, Thackerey is sent to Oxford (which he attended as an undergraduate) to take a course in in police work. Upon arriving at his old college of St. Frideswide's (aka Friddies), Thackeray is besieged with disquieting memories of his unhappy days there and summoned by a former tutor, Hugh Greenaway, now the Master of the College, who asks Thackeray to look into the disappearance of a don named Mark Harrison. An excellent, rather complex and engrossing novel. 251 pp. ISBN: 0-749004819.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79610
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  • DEEP FREEZE. by Hall, Patricia (pseudonym of Maureen O'Connor)
    Hall, Patricia (pseudonym of Maureen O'Connor)
    DEEP FREEZE.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Allison & Busby, (2001). Hardcover first edition - Crime novel set in West Yorkshire featuring reporter Laura Ackroyd and DCI Michael Thackeray. Demonstrations at a private local clinic, one which both offers abortions and is involved in fertility treatments, lead to the deaths of two people. 259 pp. ISBN: 0-749005211.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79611
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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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  • Rosenheim, Andrew.
    THE TORMENTING OF LAFAYETTE JACKSON.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: David R. Godine, Publisher, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel - the story of two American students (who are far less devoted to books than to bottles) at Oxford and a pedantic British student who has decided that the Civil War letters possessed by a visting American lecturer - Lafayette Jackson - are counterfeit and he is determined to expose her. Publishers Weekly called this "Literate, wonderfully funny, alive with irreverent characters who would be an asset to any party and full of gossip about solemn, bed-hopping dons, this comedy limns a portrait of young men having a determined last fling. While they will never stoop to Newcastle's spiteful pedantry, they will become serious…

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    Boston: David R. Godine, Publisher, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel - the story of two American students (who are far less devoted to books than to bottles) at Oxford and a pedantic British student who has decided that the Civil War letters possessed by a visting American lecturer - Lafayette Jackson - are counterfeit and he is determined to expose her. Publishers Weekly called this "Literate, wonderfully funny, alive with irreverent characters who would be an asset to any party and full of gossip about solemn, bed-hopping dons, this comedy limns a portrait of young men having a determined last fling. While they will never stoop to Newcastle's spiteful pedantry, they will become serious professionals in whose future the reader becomes inextricably involved." 194 pp. ISBN: 0-87923704x.

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    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (some rubbing to the dj, and minor edgewear).

    Book ID: 84518
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