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  • NINE LIVES TO MURDER. by Babson, Marian (pseudonym of Ruth Stenstreem, 1929-2017) .
    Babson, Marian (pseudonym of Ruth Stenstreem, 1929-2017) .
    NINE LIVES TO MURDER.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Collins, (1992) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An offbeat novel by this author of more than 40 novels, mostly traditional stories featuring amateur sleuths - and then there are novels like this one. A "tale of transposed personalities. Famed Shakespearean actor Winstanley Fortescue, soon to be knighted, has suffered a fall from a ladder, possibly accidental, during rehearsal of his new play, knocking skulls with Monty, the theater's cat, on his descent. Now Win, living in a nursing home, has Monty inside of his psyche. Meanwhile, Monty is thinking like Win and serving as his protector when further attempts are made on the actor's life." [Kirkus] It sounds crazy, but it works... INSCRIBED on the front endpaper…

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    London: Collins, (1992) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An offbeat novel by this author of more than 40 novels, mostly traditional stories featuring amateur sleuths - and then there are novels like this one. A "tale of transposed personalities. Famed Shakespearean actor Winstanley Fortescue, soon to be knighted, has suffered a fall from a ladder, possibly accidental, during rehearsal of his new play, knocking skulls with Monty, the theater's cat, on his descent. Now Win, living in a nursing home, has Monty inside of his psyche. Meanwhile, Monty is thinking like Win and serving as his protector when further attempts are made on the actor's life." [Kirkus] It sounds crazy, but it works... INSCRIBED on the front endpaper and dated 12 Sept 1992 with the notation that the publication date was 5 Oct. In 1996, Babson was awarded the Crime Writers' Association Dagger for her body of work. 188 pp. ISBN: 0-002324148.

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    Condition: Near fine in a fine dustjacket (slightly slanted spine)

    Book ID: 73286
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  • GOOD OLD CHARLIE. by Bingham, John.
    Bingham, John.
    GOOD OLD CHARLIE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1968) dj. Hardcover first edition - An Inner Sanctum mystery - a "sardonic, fast-paced suspense novel set against the treacherous, exotic background of international show biz." 189 pp. ISBN: 0-671203282.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (remainder mark, tear to upper edge of dj near spine, creasing to front flap of dj)

    Book ID: 67283
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  • THE LAUGHING HANGMAN. by Marston, Edward.(pseudonym of Keith Miles)
    Marston, Edward.(pseudonym of Keith Miles)
    THE LAUGHING HANGMAN.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - An Elizabethian theater mystery featuring Nicholas Bracewell and Lord Westfield's Men. 248 pp. ISBN: 0-312143052.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 70774
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  • THE MERRY DEVILS. by Marston, Edward (pseudonym of Keith Miles)
    Marston, Edward (pseudonym of Keith Miles)
    THE MERRY DEVILS.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Bantam, (1989) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second mystery under this pseudonym - an Elizabethan whodunit featuring an acting troupe led by book holder Nicholas Bracewell. SIGNED on the title page. 237 pp. ISBN: 0-593017749.

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

    Book ID: 70793
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  • THE QUEEN'S HEAD. by Marston, Edward (pseudonym of Keith Miles)
    Marston, Edward (pseudonym of Keith Miles)
    THE QUEEN'S HEAD.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Bantam, (1988) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first mystery under this pseudonym - an Elizabethan whodunit introducing an acting troupe led by book holder Nicholas Bracewell. 237 pp. ISBN: 0-593017749.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 74193
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  • MURDER OUT OF TUNE. by Shaw, Simon.
    Shaw, Simon.
    MURDER OUT OF TUNE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (1988) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first mystery novel, introducing actor Philip Fletcher.182 pp. ISBN: 0-385246021.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 66814
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