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  • AFTER EFFECTS. by Aird, Catherine (pseudonym of Kinn Hamilton McIntosh)
    Aird, Catherine (pseudonym of Kinn Hamilton McIntosh)
    AFTER EFFECTS.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    London: Macmillan, (1996) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Detective novel featuring Inspector C. D. Sloan of the Calleshire County Constabulary and his assistant, D. C. William Crosby. INSCRIBED on the title page "For --- with good wishes from the author" and SIGNED and dated in the year of publication. Aird's novels have been described as witty and literate, straddling the line between cozies and police procedurals. She received the Crime Writers' Association 'Golden Handcuffs' Award for lifetime achievement. 167 pp. ISBN: 0-333-660102.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 71205
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  • AMENDMENT OF LIFE. by Aird, Catherine (pseudonym of Kinn Hamilton McIntosh)
    Aird, Catherine (pseudonym of Kinn Hamilton McIntosh)
    AMENDMENT OF LIFE.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Macmillan, (2002) dj. Hardcover first edition - Detective novel featuring Inspector C. D. Sloan of the Calleshire County Constabulary and his assistant, D. C. William Crosby A body of a young woman is found in the center of a maze at a stately home. Aird's novels have been described as witty and literate, straddling the line between cozies and police procedurals. She received the Crime Writers' Association 'Golden Handcuffs' Award for lifetime achievement. 196 pp. ISBN: 0-333-593839.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 72592
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  • DEATH OF KINGS. by Airth, Rennie
    Airth, Rennie
    DEATH OF KINGS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Viking, (2017) dj. Hardcover first edition - The fifth and final novel in the award winning series featuring Detective Inspector John Madden of Scotland Yard. "In 1938, an actress is murdered on the grand Kent estate of Sir Jack Jessup, close friend of the Prince of Wales. The arrest of an ex-convict and his subsequent confession - and execution - swiftly bring the case to a close, but in 1949, the reappearance of a jade necklace raises questions about the murder. Though retired, John Madden is persuaded to investigate the case afresh - a story of honor and justice that takes Madden through the idyllic English countryside, post-war streets of London, and into the criminal underworld of the Chinese Triads." 386 pp. ISBN: 978-03995635454.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 88523
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  • RIVER OF DARKNESS. by Airth, Rennie.
    Airth, Rennie.
    RIVER OF DARKNESS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Viking, (1999). First edition - Novel introducing Detective Inspector John Madden of Scotland Yard, a book which is both a meticulously chronicled police procedural set in 1921, as the police were adjusting to the new forensic science, and use of the insights provided by psychology, and also a look at how the effects of the Great War continue long after its end. Winner of the Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere for best international crime novel in 2000 and was nominated for the Edgar, Anthony, and Macavity awards in the United States, Highly recommended. 386 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 83977
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  • Bailey, Frankie Y.
    WHAT THE FLY SAW.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2015) dj. Hardcover first edition - Set in Albany, New York in what was then the near future (2020), this is the second novel in an alternate police procedural series featuring Detective Hannah McCabe and her partner Mike Baxter. "The morning after a blizzard that shut down the city, funeral director Kevin Novak is found dead in the basement of his funeral home. The arrow sticking out of his chest came from his own hunting bow. A loving husband and father and an active member of a local megachurch, Novak had no known enemies. His family and friends say he had been depressed because his best friend died suddenly of a heart attack and…

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    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2015) dj. Hardcover first edition - Set in Albany, New York in what was then the near future (2020), this is the second novel in an alternate police procedural series featuring Detective Hannah McCabe and her partner Mike Baxter. "The morning after a blizzard that shut down the city, funeral director Kevin Novak is found dead in the basement of his funeral home. The arrow sticking out of his chest came from his own hunting bow. A loving husband and father and an active member of a local megachurch, Novak had no known enemies. His family and friends say he had been depressed because his best friend died suddenly of a heart attack and Novak blamed himself. But what does his guilt have to do with his death?" Author's note. 332 pp. ISBN: 978-1250048301.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 89542
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  • A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S KILLING: A Blanche Hampton Mystery. by Barnes, Trevor.
    Barnes, Trevor.
    A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S KILLING: A Blanche Hampton Mystery.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: William H. Morrow, (1992) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel introducing Detective Chief Inspector Blanche Hampton of Scotland Yard, who is investigating the murder of man whose headless corpse was found on Hampstead Heath. 248 pp. ISBN: 0-688110479.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 69097
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  • AN ABSENCE OF ANGELS. by Bolitho, Janie.
    Bolitho, Janie.
    AN ABSENCE OF ANGELS.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Constable & Co., Ltd. (1997) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's seventh novel featuring Detective Chief Inspector Ian Roper. set in a small town in Cornwall. Even though an arrest has been made for the murder of a woman in her kitchen, and the case is officially closed, it continues to bother Roper and he is given the go-ahead to search for her missing daughter. 170 pp. Dust jacket art by Terry Pastor. ISBN: 0-094773505.

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

    Book ID: 74026
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  • WYCLIFFE AND THE DUNES MYSTERY. by Burley, W. J.
    Burley, W. J.
    WYCLIFFE AND THE DUNES MYSTERY.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1994) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery set in Cornwall, the 19th feauturing Detective Superintendent Wycliffe - "Cochran Wilder disappeared 15 years ago while on a walking holiday in Cornwall. . . . Now his body has been found buried in the dunes and it is clear that he was murdered." 191 pp. ISBN: 0-312-111002.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (very short tear to upper edge of dj)

    Book ID: 69069
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  • SPEAK FOR THE DEAD. by Burns, Rex.
    Burns, Rex.
    SPEAK FOR THE DEAD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1978) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third mystery featuring half-Chicano, half-Anglo Detective Gabe Wager, set in Denver. Wager has just switched from the narcotics branch to the homicide section. INSCRIBED on the half title page "To Dale Carter and to his extensive collection of Burnsiania." 249 pp. Dust jacket by John Clarke. Laid in is what appears to be a photocopy of a single page note by Burns to Carter. ISBN: 0-060105267.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81186
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  • SPEAK FOR THE DEAD. by Burns, Rex.
    Burns, Rex.
    SPEAK FOR THE DEAD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1978) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third mystery featuring half-Chicano, half-Anglo Detective Gabe Wager, set in Denver. Wager has just switched from the narcotics branch to the homicide section. SIGNED on the title page. 249 pp. Dust jacket by John Clarke. ISBN: 0-060105267.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81185
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  • GARVEY'S CODE. by Busby, Roger.
    Busby, Roger.
    GARVEY'S CODE.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Collins, (1978) dj. Hardcover first edition - "At 38, Detective Mike Garvey was dogged by disaster . . . and then came the murder at Blackenstone, the bungled investigation and the savage killings which were to follow." 222 pp. ISBN: 0-002312646.

    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket (chip to top edge of front cover of dj).

    Book ID: 67285
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  • A DOUBLE COFFIN. by Butler, Gwendoline
    Butler, Gwendoline
    A DOUBLE COFFIN.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1998.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The 23rd mystery featuring detective (now Commander) John Coffin. 233 pp. ISBN: 0-312-185693.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (embossed seal of prev owner.).

    Book ID: 48865
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  • THE DARK HOURS. by Connelly, Michael.
    Connelly, Michael.
    THE DARK HOURS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2021) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Thriller featuring LAPD Detective Renee Ballard, who works the night shift, and Harry Bosch. retired but willing to be her backup, as they try to solve two series of crimes - one that of a brazen methodical killer who struck again on New Year's Eve and the other the vicious attacks of a pair of serial rapists known as the Midnight Men. A detailed police procedural. SIGNED on the title page. 388 pp. ISBN: 978-0316485647.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 84076
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  • ONE DEAD TORY. by Cook, Stephen.
    Cook, Stephen.
    ONE DEAD TORY.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Woodstock, VT: Countryman Press, (1998.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's third mystery, a police procedural featuring newly promoted Detective Sergeant Judy Best, 219 pp. Dust jacket art by Wendell Minor. ISBN: 0-88150-3029.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 48866
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  • A SPLINTER OF GLASS. by Creasey, John
    Creasey, John
    A SPLINTER OF GLASS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1972) dj. Hardcover first edition - A Superintendent Roger West mystery, set in London. 180 pp. ISBN: 0-684-128403.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 59164
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  • MURDER, LONDON - AUSTRALIA. by Creasey, John
    Creasey, John
    MURDER, LONDON - AUSTRALIA.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1965) dj. Hardcover first edition - A Superintendent Roger West mystery. 188 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (price-clipped).

    Book ID: 59165
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  • THE EXTORTIONERS. by Creasey, John
    Creasey, John
    THE EXTORTIONERS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1974) dj. Hardcover first edition - A Superintendent Roger West mystery. One of the last novels Creasey wrote. 188 pp. ISBN: 0-684-139278.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dustjacket (tear to bottom edge of dj).

    Book ID: 72908
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  • MURDER, LONDON - MIAMI. by Creasey, John
    Creasey, John
    MURDER, LONDON - MIAMI.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1969) dj. Hardcover first edition - A Superintendent Roger West mystery. 188 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (price-clipped).

    Book ID: 59599
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  • PAYBACK. by Curzon, Clare.
    Curzon, Clare.
    PAYBACK.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2008) dj. Hardcover first edition - A mystery featuring Superintendant Mike Yeadings of the Thames Valley Serious Crimes Squad. 315 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a near fine dustjacket (lower corner of several pages creased).

    Book ID: 68850
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  • OFF TRACK. by Curzon, Clare.
    Curzon, Clare.
    OFF TRACK.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2010) dj. Hardcover first edition - A mystery featuring Superintendant Mike Yeadings of the Thames Valley Serious Crimes Squad. 331 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 68849
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  • COLD HANDS. by Curzon, Clare.
    Curzon, Clare.
    COLD HANDS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (2001) dj. Hardcover first edition - A mystery featuring Superintendant Mike Yeadings of the Thames Valley Serious Crimes Squad. The body of a customs officer is found on the railroad tracks. 218 pp. ISBN: 0-312-204647.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 69848
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  • Curzon, Clare.
    COLD HANDS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's, 2000. First edition - A mystery featuring Superintendant Mike Yeadings of the Thames Valley Serious Crimes Squad. The body of a customs officer is found on the railroad tracks.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 18428
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  • FIRST WIFE, TWICE REMOVED. by Curzon, Clare.
    Curzon, Clare.
    FIRST WIFE, TWICE REMOVED.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - A Thames Valley mystery, featuring Dectective Superintendent Mike Yeadings. 224 pp. ISBN: 0-312-09289X.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 69868
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  • Dee, Ed.
    14 PECK SLIP.

    Edition: Book club edition (full-sized, includes complete number line.)

    New York: Warner, 1994. dj. Hardcover - Author's first book - described as capturing the pathos, violence and dark humor of being a homicide cop in New York City - by a 20 year veteran of the force. Cover praise from James Patterson who calls this book "an extremely authentic and suspenseful thriller that can also be heart-wrenching." A New York Times Notable Book of the Year. 293 pp. ISBN: 0-446-517704.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 35838
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  • 14 PECK SLIP. by Dee, Ed.
    Dee, Ed.
    14 PECK SLIP.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Warner, 1994. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's first book - described as capturing the pathos, violence and dark humor of being a homicide cop in New York City - by a 20 year veteran of the force. Cover praise from James Patterson who calls this book "an extremely authentic and suspenseful thriller that can also be heart-wrenching." SIGNED on the title page. A New York Times Notable Book of the Year. 293 pp. ISBN: 0-446-517704.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82969
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  • 14 PECK SLIP. by Dee, Ed.
    Dee, Ed.
    14 PECK SLIP.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Warner, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first book - described as capturing the pathos, violence and dark humor of being a homicide cop in New York City - by a 20 year veteran of the force. Cover praise from James Patterson who calls this book "an extremely authentic and suspenseful thriller that can also be heart-wrenching." 293 pp. ISBN: 0-446-517704.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 5701
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  • TIME EXPIRED: A Jill Smith Mystery. by Dunlap, Susan.
    Dunlap, Susan.
    TIME EXPIRED: A Jill Smith Mystery.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Delacorte, (1993.) dj. Hardcover - Mystery set in Berkeley, California and feauturing homicide detective Jill Smith. 208 pp. ISBN: 0-385-304447.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 48732
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  • TIME EXPIRED: A Jill Smith Mystery. by Dunlap, Susan.
    Dunlap, Susan.
    TIME EXPIRED: A Jill Smith Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, (1993.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery set in Berkeley, California and feauturing homicide detective Jill Smith. SIGNED on the title page. 247 pp. ISBN: 0-385-304447.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 43081
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  • THE DEATH OF THE BLUE MOUNTAIN CAT. by Dymmoch, Michael Allen.
    Dymmoch, Michael Allen.
    THE DEATH OF THE BLUE MOUNTAIN CAT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second book in this series featuring Chicago police detective John Thinnes and gay psychiatrist Jack Caleb. (The first in the series was awarded the "Malice Domestic" award for best first traditional mystery.) 328 pp. ISBN: 0-312-139624.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 57729
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  • THE SKELETON ROOM. by Ellis, Kate.
    Ellis, Kate.
    THE SKELETON ROOM.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Piatkus, (2003) dj. Hardcover first edition - The seventh mystery featuring Detective Sergeant Wesley Peterson and his boss Gerry Heffernan. An interesting series both for its combination of historical mysteries -in this book 17th and 18th century wreckers who led ships to destruction off the rocky coast of Devonshire - which parallel the contemporary story and for its protagonist: Peterson is the son of two Trinidadian doctors who emigrated to England, a university graduate with a degree in archeology and a young married father trying to balance the demands of his job with the needs of his family. 374 pp. ISBN: 0-749906200.

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

    Book ID: 76663
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