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  • THE FOURTH MAN. by Dahl, K.O.
    Dahl, K.O.
    THE FOURTH MAN.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2008) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first book to be published in the US, "a tangled web of art theft, blackmail, torrid sex and double crosses." Winner of Norway's Riverton Prize for Best Crime Novel. Translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett. 276 pp. ISBN: 978-0312375690.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacke (price-clipped).

    Book ID: 70336
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  • BECAUSE OF THE CATS. by Freeling, Nicolas .
    Freeling, Nicolas .
    BECAUSE OF THE CATS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1964) dj. Hardcover first edition - The uncommon second Van der Valk novel, set in the Netherlands in a smug new seaside town outside Amsterdam. 218 pp..

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 66365
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  • LOVE IN AMSTERDAM. by Freeling, Nicolas .
    Freeling, Nicolas .
    LOVE IN AMSTERDAM.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1962) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's uncommon first novel, introducing Inspector Piet Van der Valk of the Amsterdam police. Basis for the 1968 film 'Amsterdam Affair.' 180 pp..

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 66736
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  • SCAVENGERS. by Havill, Steven F.
    Havill, Steven F.
    SCAVENGERS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring former deputy and now Posadas County, New Mexico, Undersherriff Estelle Reyes-Guzman. The former sheriff, Bill Gastner, is still "prominently in the background" as a state livestock inspector. SIGNED on the title page. 290 pp. ISBN: 0-312-25203x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. A surprisingly uncommon title in this series, especially in this condition and signed.

    Book ID: 77614
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  • SCAVENGERS. by Havill, Steven F.
    Havill, Steven F.
    SCAVENGERS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2002.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring former deputy and now Posadas County, New Mexico, Undersherriff Estelle Reyes-Guzman. 290 pp. ISBN: 0-312-25203x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. A surprisingly uncommon title in this series, especially in this condition.

    Book ID: 72314
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  • MORITURI. by Khadra, Yasmina (pseudonym of Mohammed Moulessehoul
    Khadra, Yasmina (pseudonym of Mohammed Moulessehoul
    MORITURI.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    London: Toby Press, (2003). First edition - "This remarkable roman policier introduces us to the formidable and yet very human detective-writer, Superintendent Llob. In his search for the missing daughter of Ghoul Malek, one of the top power brokers in Algiers, Llob must traverse the fear-filled streets of Algiers, from the dens of the drug pushers to those of the cruel and fanatical Islamic fundamentalists. The poverty and constant terror and suspicion endemic to Algiers, torn apart by civil war, is set against contrasting glimpses of the corrupt and luxurious high society. The memory of the serene and beautiful Algiers that was makes the current situation all the more heartbreaking. More than just an outstanding mystery novel, Khadra paints…

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    London: Toby Press, (2003). First edition - "This remarkable roman policier introduces us to the formidable and yet very human detective-writer, Superintendent Llob. In his search for the missing daughter of Ghoul Malek, one of the top power brokers in Algiers, Llob must traverse the fear-filled streets of Algiers, from the dens of the drug pushers to those of the cruel and fanatical Islamic fundamentalists. The poverty and constant terror and suspicion endemic to Algiers, torn apart by civil war, is set against contrasting glimpses of the corrupt and luxurious high society. The memory of the serene and beautiful Algiers that was makes the current situation all the more heartbreaking. More than just an outstanding mystery novel, Khadra paints an unforgettable picture of the tragedy of modern Algeria." Khadra - a former Algerian army officer now living in exile - chose to write under the pseudonym of a woman to protect his identity. Translated from the French by David Herman. Not easy reading, but highly recommended. Glossary of Arabic terms. vii, 137 pp.

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    Condition: Very good (some curling to the edge of the front cover, no spine creasing, clean and tight). Issued as a paperback original.

    Book ID: 59421
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  • DETECTIVE FIRST GRADE. by Mahoney, Dan.
    Mahoney, Dan.
    DETECTIVE FIRST GRADE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's, (1993). First edition - The first novel by this former Captain with the NYPD, a day-by-day account of how the police department handles a local crime that could have international terrorist complications. Introduces Detective Brian McKenna. 375 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. An uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 63063
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  • KILLER'S CHOICE. by McBain, Ed (pseudonym of Evan Hunter, 1926-2005)
    McBain, Ed (pseudonym of Evan Hunter, 1926-2005)
    KILLER'S CHOICE.

    Edition: Paperback original - first printing.

    New York: Perma Books / Pocket Books, (1959). First edition - Perma M-3108. The fifth 87th Precinct novel, featuring Steve Carella. 168 pp. Cover illustration by Robert Schulz. 149 pp. Color foldout ad for Time bound in at rear of book.

    Condition: Very near fine (usual toning to the pages, but otherwise a straight and tight copy) Note: All vintage paperbacks are very fragile and need to be handled with care.

    Book ID: 70719
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  • SHADOW FAMILY. by Miyabe, Miyuki.
    Miyabe, Miyuki.
    SHADOW FAMILY.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Kodansha, (2004) dj. Hardcover first edition - Murder mystery focusing on the world of internet chat rooms. The second novel to be published in English by this award winning writer. Translated from the Japanese by Juliet Winters Carpenter. 188 pp. ISBN: 978-4770030023.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 62339
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  • GLASS HOUSES. by Penny, Louise
    Penny, Louise
    GLASS HOUSES.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2017). Hardcover first edition - Novel in the award winning series featuring Chief Superintendent Armand Gamache, centering on the village of Three Pines. 391 pp. ISBN: 978-1250066190.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 72041
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  • GLASS HOUSES. by Penny, Louise
    Penny, Louise
    GLASS HOUSES.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2017). First edition - Novel in the award winning series featuring Chief Superintendent Armand Gamache, centering on the village of Three Pines. Author's note. 391 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 72371
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  • BLACK & BLUE: An Inspector Rebus Novel. by Rankin, Ian.
    Rankin, Ian.
    BLACK & BLUE: An Inspector Rebus Novel.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Orion, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The eighth novel in his series featuring Rebus, this is consider Rankin's "breakout novel." Winner of the Gold Dagger Award and the first to be televised. SIGNED on the title page with a drawing of 'knots and crosses.' 394 pp. ISBN: 0-75280-8142.

    Condition: Very near fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread, but with the inevitable light toning to the pages) Uncommon in the true first edition.

    Book ID: 71843
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  • JUSTICE. by Simenon.Georges.
    Simenon.Georges.
    JUSTICE.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, [1985]. First edition - A psychological portrait of the little man - a petty crook and part-time gigolo - confronted by an insurmountable system when he is accused of murder. Translated from the French by Geoffrey Sainsbury. 147 pp. .

    Condition: Very good in printed blue wrappers.

    Book ID: 67461
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  • REEL OF DEATH. by Simons, Roger (pseudonym of Margaret Punnett and Ivor Macaulay Punnett)
    Simons, Roger (pseudonym of Margaret Punnett and Ivor Macaulay Punnett)
    REEL OF DEATH.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Geoffrey Bles, (1970) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring Chief Inspector Wace and Sergeant George Crow - Wace resents being sent to Scotland to investigate the bizarre circumstances surrounding the death of a notorious fence. 217 pp. Striking dust jacket art by C.W. Bacon. ISBN: 0-713802715.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (very slight sunning to the spine of the dj)

    Book ID: 68232
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  • WHO WATCHETH. by Tursten, Helene.
    Tursten, Helene.
    WHO WATCHETH.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: SOHO Press, (2016). An Inspector Irene Huss investigation, translated from the Swedish by Marlaine Delargy. 291pp plus 15 pp preview of 'Protected by the Shadows.". ISBN: 978-1616958657.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 72192
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