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  • THE GIRL IN A SWING. by Adams, Richard.
    Adams, Richard.
    THE GIRL IN A SWING.

    Edition: First printing, first issue.

    London: Allen Lane, (1980.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A very different novel by the author best known for 'Watership Down.' A love story with a steadily growing undertone of horror. It is ironical - in light of the fact that in the preface to this book, Adams says that he "cannot be sure of unravelling the experienced from the imagined" - that this novel was the subject of a libel suit, and the first printings were suppressed and the name of the main character - Kathe - was changed (this first issue printing still has the original name of Kathe) but it was produced for the Canadian market with the price - $12.95 - in Canadian dollars. 397 pp. ISBN: 0-713913452.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 74039
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  • THE GIRL IN A SWING. by Adams, Richard.
    Adams, Richard.
    THE GIRL IN A SWING.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    London: Allen Lane, (1980.). SIGNED first edition - A very different novel by the author best known for 'Watership Down.' A love story with a steadily growing undertone of horror. It is ironical - in light of the fact that in the preface to this book, Adams says that he "cannot be sure of unraveling the experienced from the imagined" - that this novel was the subject of a libel suit, and the first printings were suppressed and the name of the main character - Kathe - was changed (this proof copy is, of course, the first state with the original name.) INSCRIBED by Adams on the first page "To - yours sincerely." 397 pp.

    Condition: Very good in printed blue covers - an uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 57321
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  • MAN OVERBOARD: The Counterfeit Resurrection of Phil Champagne. by Barer, Burl.
    Barer, Burl.
    MAN OVERBOARD: The Counterfeit Resurrection of Phil Champagne.

    Edition: First printing.

    Salt Lake City: Northwest Publishing, (1995). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Ten years after Champagne's supposed death in a boating accident, he is arrested for printing counterfeit currency. He didn't fake his death, he claims - he just didn't deny it, seizing it as an opportunity to become in death one thing he had never been - an adventurer. A very funny true crime story. INSCRIBED on the title page. 182 pp. ISBN: 1-569018154.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75869
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  • THE WIDOW. by Barton, Fiona.
    Barton, Fiona.
    THE WIDOW.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: New American Library - NAL, 2016. First edition - The author's first novel, part pyschological suspense and part examination of what a marriage is, one which explores the question of "how much do the wives of men who commit terrible crimes actually know.?" Told in alternate voices, from the perspective of the widow, the police detective and the reporter. 324 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 68113
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  • THE LAST MANDARIN. by Becker, Stephen.
    Becker, Stephen.
    THE LAST MANDARIN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1979). Hardcover first edition - The second of his novels set in post-World War II China, where Becker lived for four years - "In January 1949, Jack Burnham (thirty five, ex-major, ex-guerilla, ex-Christian and born-again rebel, who has quarreled with, among others, God and MacArthur) is asked by the U.S. government to fly into Peking and track down a Japanese war criminal." A suspenseful novel, set in a Peking on the verge of falling to the Chinese Communists, a love story and also an exploration of the good and evil in man. 294 pp. Wraparound dust jacket by Peter Cox. ISBN: 0-394499271.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (remainder mark, crease to edge of dj flap, some sunning to spine of dj, minor edgewear)

    Book ID: 69364
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  • THE MYSTERY LOVER'S COMPANION. by Bourgeau, Art.
    Bourgeau, Art.
    THE MYSTERY LOVER'S COMPANION.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Crown, (1986) dj. Hardcover - Describes and rates over 2,500 mysteries, detective stories and suspense thrillers arranged by type (English mystery, police procedural) and by author, alphabetically. 311 pp. ISBN: 0-517-556022.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61151
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  • THE MYSTERY LOVER'S COMPANION. by Bourgeau, Art.
    Bourgeau, Art.
    THE MYSTERY LOVER'S COMPANION.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Crown, (1986) dj. Hardcover - Describes and rates over 2,500 mysteries, detective stories and suspense thrillers arranged by type (English mystery, police procedural) and by author, alphabetically. 311 pp. ISBN: 0-517-556022.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61966
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  • Bourgeau, Art.
    THE MYSTERY LOVER'S COMPANION.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Crown, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - Describes and rates over 2,500 mysteries, detective stories and suspense thrillers arranged by type (English mystery, police procedural) and by author, alphabetically. 311 pgs. Hardcover. ISBN: 0-517-556022.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61967
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  • RESTLESS. by Boyd, William.
    Boyd, William.
    RESTLESS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Bloomsbury, (2006.) dj. Hardcover first edition - It's summer 1976 in Oxford, England and Ruth Gilmartin discovers that someon is trying to kill her very English mother Sally - who is really Eva Delectorskaya, a Russian emigre and one-time spy for the British during World War II. 324 pp. ISBN: 1596912367.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder dot.)

    Book ID: 54960
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  • RESTLESS. by Boyd, William.
    Boyd, William.
    RESTLESS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Bloomsbury, (2006.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - It's summer 1976 in Oxford, England and Ruth Gilmartin discovers that someon is trying to kill her very English mother Sally - who is really Eva Delectorskaya, a Russian emigre and one-time spy for the British during World War II. SIGNED on the title page. 324 pp. ISBN: 1596912367.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 66188
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  • WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. by Breeze, Paul.
    Breeze, Paul.
    WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Taplinger Publishing Co., (1981.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Young British author's highly praised, and rather bleak, first novel, a story of obsession and revenge. The website 'trashfiction' comments that 'the story of a young band in the provinces struggling to make it into the big time is the great clichŽ of rock novels. Not many of them, however, are anywhere near as good as 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps.' 222 pp. Black, white and red dust jacket design by Ivy Strick. ISBN: 0-8008-82474.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 47547
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  • THE THIRTY-NINE STEPS & GREENMANTLE. by Buchan, John.
    Buchan, John.
    THE THIRTY-NINE STEPS & GREENMANTLE.

    Edition: Reprint.

    Pleasantville, New York: Impress Mystery, (2009). Hardcover - Two classic suspense stores set in Scotland and originally published in 1915 and 1916. Basis for the Hitchcock fim. A title in the Best Mysteries of All Time series. 405 pp.

    Condition: Fine in green boards with gilt lettering on spine and front cover.

    Book ID: 72907
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  • FAMILY HOLIDAY. by Burstein, Patricia.
    Burstein, Patricia.
    FAMILY HOLIDAY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: William H. Morrow, 1982. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel - a young woman reporter is in the Bahamas on a vacation with her family. Even from the beginning, the peacefulness of the island is offset by the tensions within her family, but the situation becomes much worse when Leslie loses money she doesn't have at the casino and finds herself being blackmailed by the manager. 228 pp. ISBN: 0-688037526.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 66992
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  • Cannell, Stephen J.
    THE TIN COLLECTORS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's, 2001. SIGNED first edition - Suspense novel woven around a conspiracy of corruption in the Los Angeles Police Department. Boldly SIGNED on the title page.

    Condition: Very near fine. (unread, but crease to one corner.)

    Book ID: 25466
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  • Carroll, James.
    SUPPLY OF HEROES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1986.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of 4 people set in 1915-1916 against the twin upheavals of the Irish Revolution and World War I. ISBN: 0-525-244506.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 31599
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  • Carroll, James.
    MEMORIAL BRIDGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - Epic novel which spams the years from depression-era, gangster-controlled Irish Chicago, to the early years of the FBI, wartime Washington, the defeat of Hitler, i and finally to Vietnam. 495 pp. ISBN: 0-395511364.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (faint name on front endpaper.)

    Book ID: 31600
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  • A PERSON OF INTEREST by Choi., Susan
    Choi., Susan
    A PERSON OF INTEREST

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Viking, (2008). First edition - The third book by this award-winning writer. From a review in the NY Times by Francine Prose: "The plot begins with the shock of the new Ñ or at least the sort of commotion we used to hear about, all too often, when the Unabomber was waging his grisly war against teachers of engineering and hapless electronics-store owners. In the first chapter, a bomb explodes, killing a popular professor of computer science, a rising star in his field who has briefly agreed to shed his light on a third-rate college. Immediately, we find ourselves in the mind of one of the murdered manÕs colleagues, a mathematics professor named Lee. . . .…

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    New York: Viking, (2008). First edition - The third book by this award-winning writer. From a review in the NY Times by Francine Prose: "The plot begins with the shock of the new Ñ or at least the sort of commotion we used to hear about, all too often, when the Unabomber was waging his grisly war against teachers of engineering and hapless electronics-store owners. In the first chapter, a bomb explodes, killing a popular professor of computer science, a rising star in his field who has briefly agreed to shed his light on a third-rate college. Immediately, we find ourselves in the mind of one of the murdered manÕs colleagues, a mathematics professor named Lee. . . . Choi allows us to become intimately familiar with Lee, even as she keeps him at the precise distance he himself might choose to maintain. . . [The novel] succeeds in making us feel deeply for characters who are profoundly flawed. More important, [it is] beautifully written. ChoiÕs precise, cadenced prose alternates between plain-spokenness and lyrical dazzle." 356 pp.

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

    Book ID: 58787
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  • SPENCERVILLE. by DeMille, Nelson.
    DeMille, Nelson.
    SPENCERVILLE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Warner, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Returning to his hometown of Spencerville in the American heartland, Landry finds that he must use all the skills learned during his years in intelligence to rescue his high school sweetheart from her sadistic husband. 481 pp. ISBN: 0-446-515051.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (small chip to top edge of front cover of dj.)

    Book ID: 70532
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  • UP COUNTRY. by DeMille, Nelson.
    DeMille, Nelson.
    UP COUNTRY.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Warner, (2002.). First edition - EXCERPT only: "A sneak reading preview of the first nine chapters." Paul Brenner is called out of early retirement to investigate the death of a young Army lieutenant in Vietnam 30 years, a death which now appears to be a murder. 140 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. A rather uncommon promotional piece.

    Book ID: 56984
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  • UP COUNTRY. by DeMille, Nelson.
    DeMille, Nelson.
    UP COUNTRY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Warner, (2002.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Paul Brenner is called out of early retirement to investigate the death of a young Army lieutenant in Vietnam 30 years, a death which now appears to be a murder. 706 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-446-516570.

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

    Book ID: 56053
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  • THE GEOGRAPHER'S LIBRARY. by Fasman, Jon.
    Fasman, Jon.
    THE GEOGRAPHER'S LIBRARY.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Penguin, 2005. dj. Hardcover first edition - A highly praised debut novel, one which moves between the twelfth-century where a Sicilian cat burglar snatches a sack of artifacts from the king's geographer's library, and these alchemical tools and objects are soon scattered all over the world. Nine hundred years later that a young reporter investigating the suspicious death of a local professor stumbles upon evidence that someone is collecting them again. Alan Furst called this 'magnetic and sharply written, with excellent history, a strong narrative, and a mind of its own.' 374 pp. ISBN: 1594200386.

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

    Book ID: 45138
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  • CITY OF DARK MAGIC. by Flyte, Magnus (pseudonym of Meg Howrey and Christina Lynch)
    Flyte, Magnus (pseudonym of Meg Howrey and Christina Lynch)
    CITY OF DARK MAGIC.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Penguin, 2012. SIGNED first edition - The first book published by these authors under this psuedonym - "Once a city of enormous wealth and culture, Prague was home to emperors, alchemists, astronomers, and, as its whispered, hell portals. When music student Sarah Weston lands a summer job at Prague Castle cataloging Beethovens manuscripts, she has no idea how dangerous her life is about to become. Prague is a threshold, Sarah is warned, and it is steeped in blood." INSCRIBED on the title page and SIGNED by both authors as Magnus Flyte with their initials underneath. 448 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers (light toning to the edge of the textblock)

    Book ID: 68410
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  • Fullerton, John.
    THE MONKEY HOUSE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Crown, 1996. The author's first novel, a story of suspense and mystery set in Sarajevo.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 11544
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  • Fyfield, Frances (pseudonym of Frances Hegarty.)
    SHADOW PLAY.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Pantheon, 1993. First edition - Suspense novel featuring Crown Prosecutor Helen West. Fyfield is an attorney in the Crown Prosecutor's office, so she writes of a world she knows very well. Publisher's letter laid in.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 11467
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  • A WOMAN OF SINGULAR OCCUPATION. by Gilliatt, Penelope
    Gilliatt, Penelope
    A WOMAN OF SINGULAR OCCUPATION.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Scribner's, (1988.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Her fifth novel, set in 1939 in a world on the edge of war, a story of love and intrigue set in uneasily neutral Turkey. The 'singular occupation' of the title is the importance of Catherine's getting financial aid into the hands of de Gaulle's resistance. 180 pp. ISBN: 0-684-190729.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 56138
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  • A WOMAN OF SINGULAR OCCUPATION by Gilliatt, Penelope
    Gilliatt, Penelope
    A WOMAN OF SINGULAR OCCUPATION

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1988. dj. Hardcover first edition - Her fifth novel, set in 1939 in a world on the edge of war, a story of love and intrigue set in uneasily neutral Turkey. The 'singular occupation' of the title is the importance of Catherine's getting financial aid into the hands of de Gaulle's resistance. 180 pp. ISBN: 0-297-793071.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket. (price-clipped, usual light toning to the pages.

    Book ID: 56139
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  • THE OPEN HOUSE. by Innes, Michael (pseudonym of J.I. M. Stewart).
    Innes, Michael (pseudonym of J.I. M. Stewart).
    THE OPEN HOUSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Gollancz, 1978. Hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring Sir John Appleby, set in Cornwall. "While strolling along a Cornish beach, Appleby narrowly escapes being struck by a body falling down a cliff. The body is that of Dr Sutch, an archivist, and he has fallen from the North Tower of Treskinnick Castle, home of Lord Ampersand." 192 pp. ISBN: 0-575025212.

    Condition: Very near fine in red cloth in a just about fine example of Gollancz's distinctive yellow dust jackets.

    Book ID: 76979
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  • SO COLD THE RIVER. by Koryta, Michael.
    Koryta, Michael.
    SO COLD THE RIVER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2010) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A documentary filmmaker travels to the hometown of a reclusive millionaire, and finds the famed spa has been restored to its former glory - but within hours of his arrival he begins suffering from hallucinations -and he is drawn deeper and deeper into the town's dark past. SIGNED on the title page. 506 pp plus a preview for his next novel. ISBN: 978-0316053631.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (remainder line)

    Book ID: 62802
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  • THE INTRUDER: A Novel of Boston. by Myrer, Anton (1922-1996)
    Myrer, Anton (1922-1996)
    THE INTRUDER: A Novel of Boston.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1965.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Fourth novel by this Massachusetts author, a suspense story which probes the increasing violence of our world and especially the "tragic clash" for upper class Bostonians between their romantic image of the world, and the harsh reality. Surprisingly uncommon, especially in the first edition and in this condition. 372 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (small chip to upper edge of back cover, some light toning to the spine of the dj.)

    Book ID: 42812
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  • THE INFORMER. by Nova, Craig.
    Nova, Craig.
    THE INFORMER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Crown / Shaye Areheart, (2010) dj. Hardcover first edition - Literary thriller set in 1930s Berlin - a world of espionage, betrayal, complex political entaglements - and a serial killer who is stalking prostitutes. 306 pp. ISBN: 978-0307236937.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder dot)

    Book ID: 74835
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